Ci is built to meet the specialized needs of media professionals. Whether you’re in the production, broadcast or content management field, if you’re a media pro using our Personal or Team Workspaces, here’s 7 reasons to upgrade to a Ci Company Network account.
1. ADMIT IT, YOU NEED MORE WORKSPACES
If you or your company handle multiple projects / productions at any given time, then it’s time to graduate to a Company Network with unlimited Team Workspaces! Why pay per seat or per project? With Ci, you can spin up a new Team Workspaces with unlimited participants the moment you think of a new idea. For increased efficiency, assign and manage “Network Admins” to help access management but more on that later…
2. REINFORCE YOUR BRAND, NOT OURS
Company Network customers have access to add your own custom branding across the Network. This means you have control over your brand identity and the “first impression” you make when dealing with clients and partners. Ship MediaBoxes with custom branding (i.e. your production logo) for faster recognition. Or, invite contractors to collaborate with you in a WorkSession branded with your super-secret-project name. For consistency across the Network, enable default branding for all Workspaces. For quicker discovery, upload custom logos and banners to brand on each Workspace for quicker discovery.
3. NEW HERO UNLOCKED: NETWORK ADMINS
Upgrading to a Company Network account unlocks the “Network Administrator” role. To help manage your Workspaces and participants, Company Network owners can assign Administrators who have visibility into all Workspaces throughout your Network as well as monitor Network activity through our Network Analytics (details below). More importantly, Network Admins can create new Team Workspaces with the proper people, titles and branding so Workspaces can be spun up for immediate collaboration with your new partner or project team.
PRO-TIP: Once you assign your Network Admins, Team Workspaces can be updated to further protect your content. First, you can update the Add/Remove Participants setting to Network Admins only. You can also update the Delete Files settings to Workspace Owner or Network Admins or even Network Admins only. These security features are only available to Company Network account holders.
4. OVERSEE YOUR COMPANY NETWORK WITH ANALYTICS
Company Network customers can access analytics on all file activity across all Workspaces in their Network. Monitor the number of times a file has been viewed or downloaded within a Workspace or the number of times a file has been added to a WorkSession. You can also track the number of times files are viewed or downloaded via MediaBoxes. This powerful feature lets you filter analytics data by time period or by Team Workspace to find the exact data you need. Need to forecast future spend? Simply export all analytics data into a CSV file to get a bigger picture on usage.
5. ALL THE PRETTY PREVIEW PROXIES
Ci automatically generates great looking proxies for all Workspace uploads. But, did you know that by upgrading to a Ci Company Network you unlock the ability to generate three additional premium proxies? Once you’ve turned on the premium proxy upgrade, every file uploaded to Ci will automatically generate standard preview proxies PLUS HD quality proxies (720p and 1080p versions with higher bitrates) for your super discerning viewers. All proxy versions are available for preview and download in Workspace or for sharing using MediaBoxes. Find your preview proxies in the File Elements area of the File Preview section Elements section.
6. WARNING! NSFV (NOT SAFE FOR VIEWING)
With a Company Network account, you enable a new feature on MediaBox: Visual watermarking. Share your videos with added peace of mind by reminding your viewers their activity is tracked and to avoid viewing in a public area (i.e. airports, coffee shops) to discourage unauthorized sharing of your videos. This feature helps prevent your story and surprises from being spoiled while reinforcing your brand to external parties. To further protect your high-value content, Ci disables download of all original source files and its preview proxies for MediaBoxes containing videos with watermarking.
7. YOUR KEY TO EARLY BETA ACCESS
The Ci team is constantly evolving and exploring new features so when there’s a new feature in development but we’re not quite ready to roll out to the masses, we invite a handful of our Company Network customers to access BETA features before public release for feedback. Some past examples include: File Elements, File Requests (enabling contributors to upload directly to Ci), or FTPS file transfer.
READY FOR A QUOTE?
If you’re ready to sign up for a Company Network or have more questions about features and functionality, contact the Ci customer support team here.