Case Study

Experience luminaires
in a completely new way

Digital Asset Management with TESSA

the brand

The lighting professional

Founded in 1979 with headquarters in Übach-Palenberg, SLV is today one of the world's leading lighting manufacturers in Europe. The international company develops, produces and distributes modern and high-quality lighting solutions. After meanwhile 40 years on the market, the company has 15 subsidiaries and distributes its lighting solutions in more than 100 countries.

In the meantime, SLV GmbH can draw on over 8000 products and 600 employees across Europe to bring its vision of light to customers.

the motivation

Going live in two months with new solution

SLV was previously working with a familiar but outdated DAM system. With the on-premises software, only a few file formats could be used, which led to limitations in day-to-day operations. The old system could have been converted to an all-encompassing media database with massively higher licensing costs and a very complex conversion process. However, the associated licensing model and the lack of cloud infrastructure additionally led to the decision against this solution and to explore the market for new options.

Project's Highlights

Individualization according to customer requirements

Due to specific workflows and habits of the system's potential users, the search for product images in Tessa was customized. An Akeneo plugin was installed, that allows direct access from the Akeneo PIM to the existing media in Tessa. The interface of the Digital Asset Management system was adapted to avoid possible performance problems of adjacent systems.


„The changeover to Tessa as the new digital asset management system went completely smoothly. I have rarely experienced such a relaxed system introduction! The thing was up and running in less than two months!“

Oliver Kleinjans
Teamleader Sales Master Data Management, 


Maximaum Usability

The individual adaptation to the Digital Asset Management System enable users at SLV to work efficiently with their media database. The time spent searching for product data images has been significantly reduced and all the information needed is immediately available

Future proof system

Despite the special customizations of the digital asset management system according to customer requirements, Tessa DAM's modular design and provisions in the source code make it fully updateable and ready for SLV's challenges in the future.

Automation of manual processes

Many workflows, such as the availability and processing of media in other countries, which previously required a great deal of effort, can now be automated with TESSA DAM and implemented without further intervention.

Always current product images

Thanks to Tessa DAM, the customer's product data images are always up-to-date in all channels, such as the web store or print media. Catalog production over a period of several weeks was greatly facilitated by the automated extraction of currently required product images.

+ 300 T
digital Assets
+ 20
+ 70