Reach Engine ACCESS

ACCESS is the primary interface that will be seen by most of an organization’s users. ACCESS was designed as a tablet-first experience. It’s an HTML5 application that scales down to a tablet and up to a full screen web browser. It allows users to search for media from anywhere, preview content and metadata, and organize content into Collections.

ACCESS is built as a drag and drop application. Users search for media and drag their selected items into the Collections pinned to their sidebar.

What about the rest of an organization? Non-creative users in sales, marketing, legal, and digital media publishing. They deserve some love from Reach Engine too! For any successful install we believe ALL users of the organization should be able to quickly and easily find what they need in Reach Engine.

Reach Engine ACCESS exposes one of the most powerful capabilities of the Reach Engine platform in an extremely simple way.

Using metadata based roles and permissions, each user that logs into ACCESS sees only the media and metadata applicable to them, and only the actions applicable to their roles. By clicking any of the blue dots throughout the application, users are able to launch workflow actions. These actions can be extremely powerful and can engage with the user by requesting information via customizable action forms.


Reach Engine ACCESS centers on the concept of “Collections.” Collections can mean many things to a user – they could be an non-linear editor (NLE) Bin that is being populated for an edit session, Collections can be a playlist that’s being put together for a consumer facing application, or they can be a highlight reel or group of selects for the marketing team. ACCESS allows users to “pin” their collections in a sidebar for easy drag and drop access while browsing the content inventory managed by Reach Engine. Never before have users been able to wade through millions of assets without losing their way, or the context of what they’re working on. ACCESS is our first targeted tool delivered in our vision of a task-centric media workflow. When working with media, it’s all about project context, and ACCESS ensures that what you’re thinking about is front and center, all the time.