I found this interesting article about the need for software that connects asset management to project management. Here is a quote from it.
While tracking assets is vital to high-level graphics and animation work, the experts we spoke with said that’s just not enough. What they want are DAM solutions that track the assets in relation to the shots they are in; while tracking the shots in relation to the movies they are in. So, for studios, efficiency boils down to project management.
Read the full article here.