Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 Posted by Jim Thacker

Southpaw updates Tactic asset-management system

Tactic 4.0: the last full update to the open-source asset-management system. Southpaw Technology has just released an “expansive” point update, adding support for MongoDB databases and version-control tools.

Southpaw Technology has released an “expansive” update to Tactic, its open-source asset-management system, including integration with the Perforce version-control system and MongoDB databases.

The source code of the software has also been released on GitHub, for ease of pipeline integration. Current compiled builds of Tactic are available for Windows and Mac OS X.

Southpaw Technology announced today that it has launched an expansive upgrade to the backend and frontend of its open-source digital workflow platform, TACTIC. Major enhancements include a drag-and-drop ingestion widget, a MongoDB integration, a Perforce integration, an internal messaging tool and more. It has also deployed its code on GitHub for those programmers serious about collaborating on the TACTIC open source code base. The latest version of TACTIC can be downloaded from the TACTIC Community site or from the TACTIC GitHub project.

TACTIC is a dynamic, open-source, web-based platform that allows users to manage the development and delivery of digital assets through the entire content creation process. Designed for busy work environments with high volumes of content traffic, TACTIC streamlines workflow by applying business logic to disparate data and file system environments and by dynamically visualizing every aspect through web-based delivery. The platform seamlessly combines elements of DAM, PAM, CMS and ECM technologies, offering users a set of tools to create a wide range of customized enterprise workflow solutions or smart process applications.

Latest TACTIC Enhancements:

  • MongoDB
    TACTIC can now treat any arbitrary data source as a first-class data source. The initial implementation of this abstraction is an integration into the leading noSQL database, MongoDB. Other NoSQL databases will follow soon.
  • Perforce Integration
    Coders using TACTIC alongside the software configuration management system, Perforce, can now check in files to a Perforce repository directly from the TACTIC interface. Naming conventions are automatically enforced to ensure they are organized properly.
  • Ingestion Widget
    A new ingestion widget allows users to drag and drop any file from Windows® Explorer or Mac® Finder into TACTIC. This is particularly useful for companies just getting started with TACTIC that have thousands of files to ingest.
  • Messaging
    A central messaging tool allows users to communicate more easily with each other all along the workflow pipeline. Messages can also be automated based on events, such as file status changes or file check ins.
  • Performance Enhancements
    Drag-and-drop file uploads, asynchronous loading of interface elements and folder-like browsing of assets, are designed to boost the performance of TACTIC and enhance the user experience.

Read more about Tactic on Southpaw Technology’s website