FADEL, brand compliance, rights management, and royalty billing software provider, has worked with some of the biggest names in media, entertainment, publishing, fashion, beauty, high-tech and advertising. With the acquisition of IDS, FADEL combines the power of rights management and content compliance with sophisticated content services, AI-powered visual search and image and video recognition. By automating talent and content rights management across videos, photos, ads, music, products and brands, and streamlining the processing of licensing royalties, FADEL’s cloud-based solutions have empowered businesses to significantly maximize revenues and increase process efficiencies.
FADEL was formedIn July 2003, FADEL was established by Tarek Fadel to design and develop enterprise-scale applications.
Enters into the Rights Management spaceFADEL signs with Marvel Entertainment to build their global rights and royalty management system.
2007 - 2011
Takes IPM Suite to marketFADEL launches its IP Management platform for rights and royalties – IPM Suite – taking on enterprise customers in the Media and Publishing industries including O’Reilly Media, Harvard Business Publishing, United Media and Chronicle Books. Servicing a cross-industry need for managing the licensing lifecycle, IPM Suite expands into the High Tech industry, signing with F5 Networks, the prominent high-tech manufacturer of networking products.
2013 - 2014
Receives recognitionIn 2013, FADEL wins the prestigious Oracle Excellence award for Rights and Royalty solutions for Media and Entertainment. In 2014, FADEL was awarded the Deal of the Year Award for Technology, Media, and Telecommunications in the Americas.
2014 - 2015
Sees significant growthFADEL signs with the largest media company in the world to replace and modernize their legacy royalty accounting system. The company also signs with Pearson, the largest educational publisher in the world, to replace over 30 Rights & Royalty Management systems across 7 regions around the world, and support their innovative Content Planning system. FADEL also establishes a global presence, opening offices in London and Los Angeles.
Launches Cloud-based SolutionsFADEL launches Rights Cloud, a new cloud-based Digital Rights Management solution for global advertisers. FADEL also takes the proven IPM Suite solution to the cloud for ease of adoption by mid-market licensees.
Build partner ecosystem for Rights CloudRights Cloud is a highly extensible framework with its open Web services API for clearance requests. Market leading DAM vendors such as OpenText, MediaBeacon, Adobe, Aprimo, Box, Adstream, Extensis and Cognizant deliver connectors into the DRM to provide additional value to their clients.
2017 - 2018
FADEL sees significant customer adoptionFADEL signs with Tervis and Cengage for IPM Suite in the cloud, and takes two of the largest IPM Suite clients live including Pearson for its Content Planning system with Rights & Permissioning. FADEL also signs a global reseller agreement for Rights Cloud with OpenText and adds three major brands across Fashion & Beauty and Life Sciences including CHANEL, Merck and L’Oreal.
2019 - 2020
Expands Further Across EuropeFADEL establishes a wholly-owned subsidiary in Paris, France, signing with French media giants - Hachette Livre and Média-Participations. FADEL also makes further advancements in the Publishing and Gaming sectors with IPM Suite and introduces Content Tracking & Compliance as part of the Rights Cloud family.
Launches an R&D Centre in Montréal & Acquires IDSFADEL’s Montréal team will be dedicated to the expansion of the organization’s tech capabilities. As a research and development centre, the office will contribute to the creation of new and innovative products filling roles across software development and quality assurance. FADEL also announces the acquisition of Image Data Systems (IDS), broadening FADEL's cloud platform offerings to deliver content services, licensing and rights management, digital content tracking and sophisticated AI powered image and video search and recognition.
“Industry leaders were insisting this couldn’t be done. That systems weren’t mature enough to handle the image volumes we needed to via the web, and that a multi-faceted hosted solution would come apart at the seams. Fortunately, we found a partner with the technology and flexibility we needed to succeed.”
“Managing digital rights is absolutely essential for any organization that leases or rents assets to use in their marketing collateral. A tool, like Rights Cloud, that allows you to keep track of all the agreements associated with every image or video in your DAM is absolutely industry best practice.”
“With the power of Rights Cloud we are able to support global product launches, empower content reuse and track expirations with ease.”