Within museums, DAMS and CMS functionality often overlaps. However, there are key differences that sets these two systems apart.

A CMS primarily supports the management of collections data, relevant to objects, collections, exhibitions, loans, shipping, insurance, and so forth. On the flip side, a DAMS provides storage and care for digital assets and their related data.

Pairing a DAMS with your CMS can bridge significant gaps in internal operations. Because while a CMS may be able to provide certain functionality for digital assets, it doesn’t deliver the targeted management, security, and features of a DAMS.