Most companies end up adopting a costly digital asset management system such as Dropbox. Tools like these are great for keeping an organized repository for important documents and PDFs for historical record, but are not so great for everyday brand management and sharing of brand assets. Dropbox is not purpose built for brand and agency management, Brandy is.
What do agencies want in an asset management tool? Writing from experience, we need the ability to manage our hundreds of client brand assets (logos, colors, fonts, files) in a centralized location with unlimited editor and viewer access. We need a way to toggle between multiple brands and assets rather than dig into folders and PDFs. Lastly, we need the ability to customize the domain and branding so that each client has a fully white labeled experience. None of these agency specific features are available on Dropbox today. In short, Dropbox is not a flexible asset management system for agencies.
Brandy allows you to create one or multiple brand spaces for internal and external use. You can easily manage your client logos, colors, fonts, and assets directly within Brandy. Create each client a custom brand space without worrying about user management and storage costs. Agencies have the ability to fully customize and white label Brandy as well as create a domain for public or private sharing. Toggle between brands and utilize assets daily with coworkers and customers.
Dropbox offers multiple pricing tiers for individuals and teams, each including a variety of complex feature sets. Their individual plan starts at $12/month with 2TB of data. Chances are you don’t need 2TB of data unless you have videos or other heavy files. For agencies managing multiple clients, costs will increase and multi level brand management won’t be available as it is with Brandy. The team plan starts at $18/month with a 3 user minimum. This type of pricing makes it difficult to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on brand assets and guidelines. With Brandy, you don’t have to worry about multi level brand management and costs associated with user management and storage
Brandy is free forever but also offers a tier designed specifically for brands and agencies, which includes unlimited storage and editors. Brandy's pricing is half the price of the Dropxbox individual plan, and one fourth the price of the their starting team plan. Brandy designed pricing specifically for brand teams and agencies, where Dropbox designed pricing for heavy enterprise file storage. Brandy is a lightweight digital asset management tool, so pricing is very accommodating. Since Dropbox is a heavy digital asset management platform typically used by the enterprise, pricing is tailored accordingly.
In summary, if you’re looking to manage important documents, gigantic files, and videos, then a tool like Dropbox might be a good fit. On the other hand, if your goal is to manage brand assets and guidelines like logos, colors, fonts and other files – Brandy was designed just for you. Our vision from the beginning has been to democratize brand management, making DesignOps tools like ours available to everyone no matter your budget. Like Dropbox, Brandy is widely accessible and used by brands, agencies, and creatives all over the world to host files in the cloud. We engineered Brandy specifically with brands and agencies in mind, where Dropbox was built for the enterprise use case. Dropbox is a great digital asset management tool (DAM) for enterprise level file storage, where Brandy is a great brand asset management (BAM) tool for single or multi level style guide management.