Filestage

Who Uses Filestage?

Filestage is the review and proofing platform for marketing teams, agencies and media companies to manage their content review process.

What Is Filestage?

Filestage is the easy-to-use enterprise-ready online proofing software that helps teams to get their work reviewed and approved faster.

With customizable workflows, task automation, and in-built versioning, Filestage has all the tools busy teams need to get results while requiring no training to use.

With customers such as Sixt, Lufthansa, NBC Universal, Sharp and GroupM, it's a perfect fit for creative agencies as well as marketing teams of small, medium and enterprise companies.

Filestage Details

Filestage

http://www.filestage.io

Founded 2015

Support

  • Online

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
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Filestage pricing overview

Filestage does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Filestage paid version starts at US$99.00/month.


Starting Price

US$99.00/month

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Filestage Features

  • Campaign Management
  • Collaboration
  • Document Management
  • File Sharing
  • Project Management
  • Task Management
  • Time Tracking

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  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing

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  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Version Control

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  • Collaboration
  • Data Visualisation
  • Filtering
  • Image Database
  • Image Editor
  • Templates

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  • Budgeting/Forecasting
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  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Media Planning
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  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Roadmapping
  • Spend Management

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  • Analytics
  • Brand Overlay
  • Bulk Uploading
  • Closed Captions
  • Mobile Screen Support
  • Privacy Options
  • Social Sharing
  • Video Looping
  • Video Streaming

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Business Process Automation
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  • Forms Management
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Filestage Reviews

Showing 5 of 47 reviews

Overall
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.9/5
Customer Service
4.7/5
Features
4.7/5
Value for Money
4.6/5
Joey P.
Director of Operations
Marketing & Advertising, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 4/5/2020

"After looking at a dozen apps, Filestage won"

Comments: Filestage is great! It helps us to streamline the review process. As an online business with clients all over the US, it helps a ton. I highly recommend Filestage.

Pros: - Easy to use: Although some of our clients struggle to learn it, overall most love it! We get tons of compliments on it. Not only is it easy for our clients, but it's easy for our team to use as well.
- Customer service: Whenever we have a problem, Filestage jumps on it.
- Simple UI: Unlike so many apps like Filestage, they do not complicate the UI. It's clean and simple.
- They listen!: Filestage listens to feedback. They actually make improvements based on what you say.

Cons: - Slow speeds: Since we Filestage heavily, we have had slow load times on occasion. But thankfully, it hasn't been a major problem.
- Client confusion: Some clients who aren't as tech-savvy struggle. But it's not Filestage's problem honestly. The only bit of feedback from them is making it clearer how to use it and making it more clear where the review or approval button is and when it is pressed.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 4/5/2020
Ben C.
Partner
Design, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 5/8/2020

"Wish we'd implemented sooner!"

Comments: Brilliant! Wish we had implemented sooner, clients prefer the visual approach and we have managed to reduce the number of revisions we have to work through.
Simply a much better review process than trying to email PDFs and collate feedback from multiple people.

Pros: No more misunderstandings or long emails to read through trying to understand the changes required. Really easy to use which makes onboarding clients quick and effortless.
Allowing our customers to add feedback directly to artwork has sped up our review process significantly, reducing our time in email and delivering projects quicker to our clients.
Our clients find the overview of which files are in review helpful to get a snapshot of where everything is and who's responsible for the next actions.
Being able to add comments to videos at the relevant time stamps makes giving video feedback a lot easier!

Cons: No negative points as yet, but still in early stages of using the software. Very positive experience so far!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 5/8/2020
William L.
Post-Production Manager
Motion Pictures & Film, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/11/2017

"It's... mediocre at best."

Pros: On the bright side, it does do what it claims to do. Most of the time. When there aren't bugs. And they are constantly improving the app, so there's that.

Cons: But... it's buggy. Often we receive complaints from clients about a video not loading, or not playing back, or not being able to scrub through the video. Or even being redirected to the Filestage homepage without any errors. There are better alternatives, but you have to pay more for them.

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  • Reviewed on 14/11/2017
Rick H.
Director of sales
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/6/2020

"Huge time saver"

Comments: Great experience. Customer communication for approvals had never been easier

Pros: This is the best way we found to share, comment and get approvals from clients. When the message arrives at the client it’s easy for them to open the project, comment and reject or approve. The training is baked into the client message. Reminders keep our projects on schedule and we don’t have to chase people.

Cons: It’s fantastic for images or PDFs but web pages need screen capture then post for approval. It would be great if we could just enter URL and it scraped the page automatically. It’s a feature available in some of their competitors.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/6/2020
Donvil C.
CEO
Media Production, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/5/2020

"LOVE FILESTAGE!!!"

Comments: My team switched from frame.io to filestage.io for our review process. We primarily produce nonprofit, corporate, and commercial productions. Filestage was just much more robust for us at the time. I do understand that other platforms have emerged that and I hear frame.io has improved since we left, however, we just felt that it was simple and worked. There were some initial quirks we shared with the Filestage reps, and 1-by-1 we saw them resolved. One of the most recent ones is the template feature for projects which has SPED UP our project creation process A LOT! We thankfully are on a grandfathered plan where we pay much less than the current advertised cost, but even so I always felt it was a little more than I wanted to pay. Regardless, in our opinion, Filestage is the best we've used so far.

Pros: Support, Ease of use for clients and staff, Adaptability, Flexibility for file types, Options.

Cons: Cost is my only Con due to the size of budget projects I do, but might be a steal for someone else.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/5/2020