Getting Started with Workstream


This article covers the information you need to know to configure Workstream for your team.

Note: Workstream is a separate product from Webdam, to learn more about adding Workstream to your account, contact your Customer Success Manager.


Accessing Workstream

  • Log in to Webdam.

  • Click your name in the top right-hand side of the navigation and select Workstream.



To access the Preferences, log in to Workstream and click the Manage tab in the secondary navigation.


Workstream access:

  • Choose which contributor groups have access to Workstream. These groups correspond to the groups that exist in your DAM.
  • If you’d like to create groups specifically for Workstream, you will need to create them in Webdam. Click here to learn more about Configuring Users and Groups.


If you have Projects or Tasks that often require coordination between the same set(s) of people, you can create Teams that allow you to quickly send assets for approval to a group of Webdam users without requiring you to enter each user individually.

  • To create a Team, login to Webdam, click Teams in the top navigation and select Teams from the dropdown.
  • Click Add.png to Add a new team.
  • Enter a team name and description if desired. Click Save.
  • To add members to a team, click the number in the User Count column. In the dialogue box, add users in the Add Users to this Team field. Click Save.




Check the box under the Assets section to make assets uploaded to a project or task inactive, meaning they cannot be downloaded by any user or viewed by end users (read more about asset statuses). We suggest checking this box to ensure assets in production aren’t accessed by unauthorized users.

  • Locally stored assets: Assets that are added to a task or project and were not previously housed in your DAM, will appear in a folder titled Workstream Assets. By default, only admins will be able to view the Workstream Assets folder. Once the assets have been added to the DAM, they can be moved to other folders with the permissions of that folder applied.

    Note: Do not delete or rename the Workstream Assets folder.
  • DAM assets: Assets that are added to a task or project from a folder in your DAM will remain in their original folder and will be  accessible to those who have permissions to view and download them.


Task statuses:
Task statuses are a way for users to provide updates on the status of a particular task. Some task statuses can be renamed and you can create up to 30 custom statuses. To create a custom task status:

  • In Workstream, click Manage in the secondary navigation. On the Preferences page, you can create, rename or edit the color of task statuses.

  • To edit the status name, click Edit Title.

  • To edit the color of a status, click the color preview swatch and select or enter the Hex code for your desired color.


  • To create a new status, click the + in the upper right of the Task statuses menu. A New Status label will appear in your status list, enter the new name for the status and select a color.
  • To reorder statuses, grab the handle Screen_Shot_2017-10-04_at_11.27.44_AM.png along the left side of the label and move it to the desired location.

  • To delete a status, hover over a status and click the X on the right side of the label. 


Statuses are categorized into three groups:

  • Tasks that count toward "not completed" percentage, when calculating the completion percentage of a project, tasks labeled with any of these statuses will comprise the portion of the project that is incomplete.

  • Tasks that count toward "completed" percentage, when calculating the completion percentage of a project, tasks labeled with any of these statuses will comprise the portion of the project that is complete.

  • Inactive statuses, statuses in this category will not show in Change status dropdown menu.

Note: Moving statuses here may be helpful for highly customized, project-specific statuses that you may want to use again. An example would be statuses related to the creation of an annual report, you may want to make them inactive for the period of the year you're not working on the annual report.


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