Meeting the demands of professional video producers, Simian’s features outpace what Vimeo offers.
There’s video hosting, and then there’s video hosting, collaboration, approval, review, annotation, app integration, mobile access – get the picture? Vimeo simply doesn’t offer the suite of features or workflow tools essential to a production professional’s daily routine. Simian is a complete solution for creative companies, providing analytics, project management, fluid collaboration, ease of use and final delivery.
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
Working with Vimeo’s presentation and review tools is no day at the beach. Simian is geared towards making your workflow as smooth as possible, and its interface is intuitive, designed to make video sharing and collaboration easy to accomplish for both the producer and his or her less-than-savvy client.
Simian has allowed us to generate revenue for something we hadn’t in the past. It’s helped to streamline our workflows and has made the posting and approval process easier and more timely. I don’t know how we could function day to day without Simian.
Philip Ohler, Director, Broadcast & Video, Craft Worldwide
Unlike Vimeo, Simian accounts are branded with your logo and colors, on everything from email to the video player, showreels and project presentations. We even support multiple brandings within a single account. Make your work look like your work, not something housed on a one-size-fits-all platform. With Simian, you can pitch projects and share work the way you want with our variety of presentation templates.
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
For companies that send showreels to compete for projects, win new jobs, Simian is the clear choice. You can create branded reel presentations that support video, audio and image files, and you can track client views and engagement so you know how your work’s been received.
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
When you send reels, presentations and sales pitches, our analytics let you know when your content was viewed, more importantly, what portions of it your recipient viewed. This lets you send more strategically-targeted follow ups. You can also get detailed insight into sales activities and traffic with customizable reports.
Simian lets us consolidate all of our content for reels in one place. It allows us to see fantastic analytics that show what, when and how people are viewing our work. It is a great addition to our arsenal of digital tools.
Christopher Keenan, Director of Technology, Crew Cuts
Vimeo lacks the secure tools Simian offers for efficient collaboration, review and approval. Teams using Simian can privately share all file types, leave comments, annotate on video and still images, manage versions and compare videos side-by-side, all while integrating with tools like Adobe Premiere Pro, Slack, Dropbox and Box.
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
Vimeo offers only a few, pre-set permission levels. Simian users can customize unlimited, detailed permission levels that give team members the right amount of access they need to get their job done. From account administration to a single project access, Simian ensures company and client assets are in the proper hands.
We’re brand new Simian users, and we love it!
Kris Mathur, VP/EP, Backyard Productions
Every Simian user, regardless of account size, has access to our 24/7 customer support. Our account managers are available to answer questions or provide training whenever it's needed.
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