We’ve been striving for excellence for the past 15 years and will do so in the future to create an even better product for our loyal- as well as potential customers.
We do have a fastly growing base of more than 30 clients working successfully with our product.
Our clients are located in over 20 countries on several continents around the world.
No Hardware - No Software
SodaWare is running on the cloud. All you need for your daily work is an internet browser - that's it.
From the very beginning, our philosophy has been to connect systems via state-of-the-art APIs. This enables our customers not only to present new content without any delay but also to build closer relationships with their partners.
The heart of the software is a powerful asset management for editorial, creative and archive content to handle thousands of pictures / assets simultaniously in an intuitive manner. If it's not easy, it's not Sodatech.
With the powerful search-engine you find the way to your content in no time. No matter how many millions of pictures there are, you'll be surprised by it's speed. Furthermore, there are lots of filters and facetted search.
Do you know exactly how much turnover your employees are generating, including the amount of time, the region, with which customers and pictures? You should, and you can – at any time you want. User Management is at the heart of your business relationships and you’re hard pressed to find more CRM possibilities somewhere else. Create and manage all photoagency relevant user accounts such as customers, administrators, photographers, export and import partners, models or newsletter subscribers. You can also export your user data. And you have the possibility to contact the whole user group or individuals via email or newsletters directly from the user management tool. By the way, there is also a customer-specific price calculator, individual discount systems, communication tools, user statistics, ABC clusters, sticky tags, blocking histories, …
Are you able to sort, filter, analyze, group, disable, block, export and manage millions of pictures? Can you overwrite a whole series of pictures with lists of new keywords? And do everything online as well? Image-Management covers all pictures, whether they are active, inactive, partner collections or archived pictures. You can import data via FTP-/HTTP upload including the creation of upload sessions and you can read existing, embedded IPTC or XMP data. The DAM automatically generates thumbnails and previews and assigns any colour mode. You are able to manage releases and image master data, request sales histories, export picture series or simply overwrite picture lists with new CSV files. Check the picture quality or run individual, customer specific functions using batch processing. Because of the extensive sorting functions, you will always maintain order in your database.
Do you offer your customers individual pricelists for RM and RF online? Also RF pictures with editorial pricing? In a subscription, with a quantity discount or graduated prices? Editorial, commercial, press or art? RF pictures as well as RM collections are the established licence types on the market. Partner networks are exploding and customers are demanding variety. SodaWare helps you to cope with the work involved with different licence types in a professional and efficient way. Define prices of your collections, make use of different customer-specific price calculators and offer your editorial customers RF pictures for RM conditions. Determine discounts and special offers and maintain clarity in a legal jungle. Be ready for RF/RM.
Revenues, sales, pictures, clicks, traffic per day, month, year, periods, hours per customer, customer group, publisher, company as a chart / Excel / CSV / text, and if you want, there is also the weather forecast. It is getting more and more important for photo agencies to know the behaviour of their customers. With our reports you will be able to recall all imaginable information in order to conduct marketing activities much more systematically. After all, you would like to know which pictures have been clicked on how many times. Furthermore you can evaluate and export all your reports. Your marketing department will adore you…
The frontends or websites are running on the latest Angular JS framework from Google. On top of it, we developed an SDK (Software Development Kit). The connection to SodaWare is a brand new "frontend-API" which allows you to access the data through a business intelligence and can be used for any kind of user interfaces (Website, Mobile-App, ...). On top of that , we implement a "headless" CMS, where you can easily organise and edit your pages.
Do you still have to send hard disks to your partners? What about creating an automatic export task that enables you to send new pictures automatically via FTP, as a direct link, or directly via an interface? Photo agencies are looking for good partners more and more to market their own picture inventories globally. This means a lot of work, usually – but not with our tool. At the press of a button, you can export your predefined picture lists periodically to partners and other platforms. For instance, image partners of Getty or mauritius images are able to create templates with just a few clicks which generate export files based on detailed settings. In the process, you can define the export quality, the picture resolution, the language or exclusion criteria.
Do you use several different programs to upload, keyword and translate? Or do you keyword and translate hundreds of pictures using a batch process, saving many hours of work? Do you get keywords online from all over the world? Write the keywords in your language and let the translation system deal with the rest. Keyword hundreds of pictures via batch processing and benefit from functions that were undreamt of so far. Naturally, you will be supported by a hierarchy tool, a synonym tool and a category tool – if you want. Furthermore, you are able to pass on the keywording to external employees and check the number of pictures, the quality and costs at any time you want. Stay flexible!
It has always been very important for us to keep track of the rights and clearances for images. That applies these days even more, since you can share content with a single click. Therefore we have a huge rights-management tool implemented in SodaWare where you can track all your downloads, restrict certain images or collections for countries, industries or single users. This will give you to easily control content for your assignment-clients.
Every business has it's own way of running their internal workflows. Therefore we developed a workflow-manager, which allows you to controll the way your content is reviewed, keyworded and released. On top of that, we offer our own portals for content providers, such as a photographer-portal or a partner-portal. There you can also manage the royalty-reporting.
"In order to profit from 3rd party software suppliers, we've built an extensive network connecting them via API. This allows you to use professional services to boost your business like Google-Translate, Google Webmaster-Tools, Microsoft GreatPlains, Datev, Picturemaxx or credit-card providers all over the world such as PayPal or mastercard, only to name a few. Or you can be connected to other content providers like Alamy, Comserver, flickr, Fotolia, Orange Logic or Orphea. Again only to name a few. So if you want to boost your business, we have the tools for you.
The SodaWare is not just a software "as it is". We can adjust hundreds of functionalities and features to your needs. And if you have special needs that are not implemented yet, you can relay on our software engineers to implement your wishes in the best way possible. Because we are Software Developers, we love developing.
Simple Image Management
This product let’s you manage all your images and run a professional website for your clients. Next to this, you have full control of all the registrations and downloads that are made on your page. You can choose from existing web-designs or just be creative yourself. This is a good start if you are planning to make money out of your images and later extend to the full e-commerce solution.
Who’s it for?
Professional Image Management
You have full control of all of your imagebased business (and other digital assets for that matter) and you’re able to strongly connect with your worldwide partners. Tools like the automated export of images or the suite of all the reports gives you more time to expand your marketing and partnerships. You can also segment the rights of your coworkers to the areas needed.
Who’s it for?
Image Agencies, Small News Agencies, International Corporates.
E-Commerce & Partner Business
You are already in the image business and want to get more out of it. This package includes a full e-commerce solution that comes with credit card payments and a sophisticated invoicing system. You will be able to categorize your images into collections and sell them under different licenses such as Royalty Free, Rights Managed or Rights Ready.
Who’s it for?
Established Image Agencies, News Agencies, «Think Big» Corporates.
There's no limit! Probably you are looking for a picture desk, that handles thousands of editorial images a day? Or you’re planning a micro-stock agency with hundred-thousands of photographers and partners based on a credit payment system? Let us talk about your ideas and we’ll find a solution - together!
Who’s it for?
Cost-sensitive News and Image Agencies.
Dpa Picture-Alliance GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the German Press Agency dpa and as such one of the leading photo agencies in Germany and the world in the fields of image production, documentation and marketing. Our content-portal www.picture-alliance.com offers a diverse selection of 100 million high-quality images, graphics and illustrations from more than 300 partner agencies around the world. The covered subjects range from daily news to sports, entertainment, business, art, nature, travel, lifestyle and creative stock content. In the historic section more than ten million images in the dpa-archive plus the extensive material of our partners document more than 100 years of world events from all aspects of public life.
Founded in Berlin in 1929, mauritius images is the oldest owner-managed German- and one of the leading European picture agencies with around 70 million royalty-free and rights-managed pictures.
The Dutch agency is THE specialist in flora images. Visions Pictures is a very strong niche player based on their large team of photographers and the SodaWare solution. SodaWare drives the international expansion through fast & easy integration of the growing partner network.
Stock4B, Image Agency based in Munich, appointed Sodatech as their primary to embark, with an holistic approach, on the development of photo agency software. Its purpose was to advance online shopping and optimizing partner agency workflows. Stock4B has now adopted Sodatech's latest generation of software.
An Illinois based picture agency is specialized in panoramic pictures with an inventory of over 300,000 digital files and original transparencies. Their photos capture the world with stunning clarity in awe-inspiring size.
The Hamburg based agency works for large clients and is specialized in image research and rights clearing. SodaWare manages the entire processes from asset management, offering & accounting to the final delivery. This enables the clients of Die Bildbeschaffer to have full control and transparency of their images and usage rights and thus, reduction of their risk of infringements.
Outdoor, adventure and extreme-sports are the focus of the Swiss Agency VISUAL IMPACT. SodaWare enables VISUAL IMPACT to manage their production assignments, to control the delivery process and to handle their extensive access rights management. Furthermore, Sodatech supports the agency with the development of their high-quality web-portal.
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