CI HUB Connector + Work-Management.
The missing piece in your digital eco system?
What is it all about?
Work management systems play a significant role these days when it comes to simplifying teamwork, managing campaigns, and deadlines. This is a great idea. But it only works as long as the planners, campaign managers, or heads of operations work with it. In other words, the ones who monitor.
But when it comes to realizing creative ideas, assets need to be created. It starts with visuals, goes through copywriting, and ends with the approved layout containing these assets. But the layout is also just an asset needed as a basis for localization or adaptation. In addition, there are assets for social or the web.
All assets must be centrally stored and easily accessible. Each team member has individual tasks, applications to complete the tasks, and assets arising from each task. When external production people come in, and different source systems or services are claimed, things can quickly get messy. And we are not talking about soccer.
What is the problem?
Let's look at the Designer as an example.
The designer logs into Work Management, filters what is assigned to him, and starts the first task. But he doesn't do that in Workfront or Asana. He does that in the appropriate applications - let's say Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or InDesign. So "window hopping” is the order of the day. He starts his work in Illustrator - what was the information in the task? So back to work management. Oh - a new comment! Then back to Illustrator and design.
Now he needs the images that the photographer has stored in Dropbox. And the current version of the company logo.
So start the browser, log in to Dropbox, find the images, download them, save them locally and place them in the Illustrator document.
The current logo is in the digital asset management system. So on to the browser, log into the DAM, download the logo, save it locally, and place it in Illustrator.
All assets, push into work management? No - that's not the place for large files. So back to Work- Management, write a comment, and Upload the complete package to “somewhere”. Create a PDF because the copywriter needs the file to do copywriting in context to the design...
This is ONE team member with ONE task...!
And this is the solution
Let's look at the Designer again.
The designer starts his application - opens the CI HUB Connector, selects Work Management, filters his task, and starts with the design.
He always has the task in view - but more importantly - he stays focused on his design. And: he doesn't have to do any window hopping.
He now needs the images from Dropbox.
He switches to Dropbox within his application with the CI HUB panel, and places the images via drag&drop. Then the current logo: switching to the DAM system within the application, automatically getting the latest version and placing the logo in the design via drag & drop. Done.
Without leaving his familiar design environment even once.
What are your benefits?
- You have direct access to tasks within the apps. Whether it's Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office 365, Google Workspace, Figma, Sketch, or WordPress. No need to switch windows
- You have everything in one easy-to-use interface. Your tasks, your images, your documents.
- You can open documents attached to your task directly in the application or place images from the task directly in your document - The link to the image remains.
- You can link images from your DAM or cloud storage to the task without creating a duplicate of the file.
- You can connect work management and digital asset stores within each app, simplifying teamwork and minimizing data handling.
- You manage everything within the app.
- CI HUB integration can be deployed within one hour - no more complex IT projects.
Don’t search, just use.
CI HUB connects all kinds of brand assets spread across various locations to the relevant people. Assets become easily available in your favorite creative or productive applications. This makes you even more creative and productive and improves efficiency and accuracy.