Simian

Simian vs MediaSilo

MediaSilo’s collaboration capabilities can’t match Simian’s robust suite of tools and features.

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What Simian Offers
  • A Complete Solution
  • Lifecycle Management
  • True Collaboration
  • Great Presentation Options
  • Global Infrastructure
  • Constant Development
  • User-Focused
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A More Complete Solution

MediaSilo only offers project collaboration tools, whereas Simian is a complete solution for creative companies. From sales to finish, we have the tools creatives need - reels, sales analytics, project management, review and approval, final delivery.

A Common Thread

Simian provides us with a modern method of instantaneous, digital communication, whether we're operating locally, nationally, or globally. It’s an integral part of the way we do business on a daily basis.

JP McMahon, Executive Producer, A Common Thread

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Project Lifecycle Management

When posting rough cuts and edits, and moving from one job to the next, older projects can become overlooked, leading to accounts getting cluttered. Simian’s storage quota and auto-delete settings, which MediaSilo doesn’t offer, keep accounts up-to-date and free up storage for current projects.

Wild Plum

In nearly 10 years of asset management, I haven’t come across a platform that works as well as Simian. I simply could not imagine doing my job without Simian at this point.

Ben Ross, Creative Director, Wild Plum

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True Collaboration Tools

MediaSilo offers a bare minimum in collaboration capability. By contrast, Simian users can privately share and comment on files, annotate directly on video and images, manage versions effectively, compare videos side-by-side and integrate their comments with Premiere Pro, Slack, Dropbox and Box.

Sid Lee

Working on a global scale, Simian allowed us to exchange content and work within our offices and clients anywhere in the world. In the end, Simian helps keep data organized in the cloud and lowered our expenses related to file sharing.

Maxime Levasseur, IT Project Manager, Sid Lee

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Multi-Presentation Capability

Simian offers multiple presentation formats and delivery options, so you can pitch and share work in a way that best fits your needs. Our branded reel and project presentations, bearing your logo, take seconds to send out, and you can easily create your own presentations with our customizable templates.

Y&R - Cavalry

Simian has been great for our integrated production and asset management needs. The Media Library’s category and attribute customization is simple to architect and update, and the Projects workflow and file management and review process is highly intuitive. With Simian, it’s easy to onboard anyone from novices to experienced professionals. Its features, ease of use and price make it an outstanding platform.

Patricia Jones, VP Director of Project Management, Y&R - Cavalry

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Our Network is Global

Every Simian account is on its own private cloud server, adding another layer of security and reliability, unlike at MediaSilo, where all accounts share the same server.

Options

Being that a large part my life is making the right reels for the right projects, the analytics on Simian are a true help. It’s become a daily and useful tool to be a better sales rep for my clients, and a better resource for the agencies.

Doug Sherin, Partner/Rep, Options

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Our Focus is on Development

As the industry’s needs and its technology changes, Simian is continually releasing new and updated features to provide the best video sharing and collaboration platform available. Our record of product updates and enhancements far surpasses that of MediaSilo or any other video sharing platform. See what we’ve been up to lately.

Lithia

The workflow that Simian provides allows us to get those approvals quickly, which can mean the difference between making it on the air on time and having to push or cancel a media schedule.

Scott Back, Creative Director, Lithia

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It’s Also on You – the User

We regularly talk with leaders in advertising, production and post, to learn more about the problems facing the industry, explore the latest trends and get feedback on what tools help them do their jobs better, letting them focus on being creative. MediaSilo’s strategic focus and attention, meanwhile, has been elsewhere.

Hawthorne

Simian is easily the best video collaboration and presentation service available. I can easily create reels for trade shows or prospective clients, and the real-time video encoder makes uploading a breeze while ensuring optimized playback every time. The Infusion 2.0 integration with Adobe Premiere Pro is absolutely amazing, too! Simian is a MUST for anybody needing to collaborate, share and host creative work.

Brian Wright, Editor, Hawthorne

Find out how Simian beats MediaSilo when it comes to video sharing and collaboration