What is VPI?
VPI stands for Vendor Provided Imagery. This is a tool we developed at Creative Force to allow external product photography vendors to provide studios with imagery and then upload that imagery to the studio's Creative Force account.
This course is for those who will be working with photography teams outside of your organization who will be managing vendor-provided imagery for their studio.
Some of our customers came to us with an interesting use case. They said that, in some of their creative production workflows, they used an external photography team to capture imagery. That imagery was then brought into the studio and then sent to either an internal or external post-production team and then on through the creative process to asset delivery.
And so our customers asked us: how could they get the benefits of Creative Force when working with these external photography teams who were capturing images outside of Creative Force and enable those external teams to upload their photography to the studio’s Creative Force account?
For this, we developed our Vendor Provided Imagery (VPI) tool.
As part of this course, you will be learning how to manage VPI from the studio side of the tool. This will include learning how to:
- Add a new vendor to your Creative Force account
- Navigate to a list of your vendors
- Configure your image request levels
- Add your vendor's users
- Request images from a vendor
- Manage the product tab to track the progress of your external vendor and the status of the images you have requested from them
At the end of it all, you’ll receive a shiny new VPI for Studios certificate you can share on LinkedIn to let the world know you are certified in using Creative Force’s VPI functionality.