Simian vs Vimeo

Meeting the demands of professional video producers, Simian’s features outpace what Vimeo offers.

What Simian Offers
  • A Platform Built for Pros
  • More User-Friendly
  • Brand your Presentations
  • Create Custom Showreels
  • Powerful Reel Analytics
  • Enhanced Collaboration
  • Set Permission Levels
  • Dedicated Support
Built for Production Professionals

There’s video hosting, and then there’s video hosting, collaboration, approval, review, annotation, app integration, mobile access – get the picture? Vimeo simply doesn’t offer the suite of features or workflow tools essential to a production professional’s daily routine. Simian is a complete solution for creative companies, providing analytics, project management, fluid collaboration, ease of use and final delivery.

Peligro Music & Sound

I love Simian! Managing jobs and sharing our work is so easy and streamlined. Simian is an essential part of our daily workflow, and I can’t imagine life without it!

Greg Kuehn, Composer / Creative Director, Peligro Music & Sound

More User-Friendly

Working with Vimeo’s presentation and review tools is no day at the beach. Simian is geared towards making your workflow as smooth as possible, and its interface is intuitive, designed to make video sharing and collaboration easy to accomplish for both the producer and his or her less-than-savvy client.

Craft Worldwide

Simian has allowed us to generate revenue for something we hadn’t in the past. It’s helped to streamline our workflows and has made the posting and approval process easier and more timely. I don’t know how we could function day to day without Simian.

Philip Ohler, Director, Broadcast & Video, Craft Worldwide

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Impressive Branded Presentations

Unlike Vimeo, Simian accounts are branded with your logo and colors, on everything from email to the video player, showreels and project presentations. We even support multiple brandings within a single account. Make your work look like your work, not something housed on a one-size-fits-all platform. With Simian, you can pitch projects and share work the way you want with our variety of presentation templates.

The Devil You Know / Gartner

Simian's extensive customization options make creating and sharing our work at Gartner/The Devil You Know an absolute breeze. Its unmatched customer service has helped me build and shape complicated client requests with ease.

Daniel Ott, Vault Manager, The Devil You Know / Gartner

Win Work with our Reel Creator

For companies that send showreels to compete for projects, win new jobs, Simian is the clear choice. You can create branded reel presentations that support video, audio and image files, and you can track client views and engagement so you know how your work’s been received.


The workflow that Simian provides allows us to get those approvals quickly, which can mean the difference between making it on the air on time and having to push or cancel a media schedule.

Scott Back, Creative Director, Lithia

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Gain Insight with Analytics

When you send reels, presentations and sales pitches, our analytics let you know when your content was viewed, more importantly, what portions of it your recipient viewed. This lets you send more strategically-targeted follow ups. You can also get detailed insight into sales activities and traffic with customizable reports.

Sid Lee

Working on a global scale, Simian allowed us to exchange content and work within our offices and clients anywhere in the world. In the end, Simian helps keep data organized in the cloud and lowered our expenses related to file sharing.

Maxime Levasseur, IT Project Manager, Sid Lee

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Robust Collaboration Features

Vimeo lacks the secure tools Simian offers for efficient collaboration, review and approval. Teams using Simian can privately share all file types, leave comments, annotate on video and still images, manage versions and compare videos side-by-side, all while integrating with tools like Adobe Premiere Pro, Slack, Dropbox and Box.


Simian is easily the best video collaboration and presentation service available. I can easily create reels for trade shows or prospective clients, and the real-time video encoder makes uploading a breeze while ensuring optimized playback every time. The Infusion 2.0 integration with Adobe Premiere Pro is absolutely amazing, too! Simian is a MUST for anybody needing to collaborate, share and host creative work.

Brian Wright, Editor, Hawthorne

Set the Right Permission Level

Vimeo offers only a few, pre-set permission levels. Simian users can customize unlimited, detailed permission levels that give team members the right amount of access they need to get their job done. From account administration to a single project access, Simian ensures company and client assets are in the proper hands.

Y&R - Cavalry

Simian has been great for our integrated production and asset management needs. The Media Library’s category and attribute customization is simple to architect and update, and the Projects workflow and file management and review process is highly intuitive. With Simian, it’s easy to onboard anyone from novices to experienced professionals. Its features, ease of use and price make it an outstanding platform.

Patricia Jones, VP Director of Project Management, Y&R - Cavalry

Dedicated Account Managers

Every Simian user, regardless of account size, has access to our 24/7 customer support. Our account managers are available to answer questions or provide training whenever it's needed.

Cortez Brothers

Simian has made it possible for me to juggle home life and a successful business. It allows me to tend to my family and our clients quickly and concisely, without being tied down to an office computer or editing bay 24/7.

Bernadette Rivero, President, Cortez Brothers

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