Skykit

Google-based digital signage CMS for enterprise deployment

About Skykit

Skykit is a scalable, cloud-based digital signage solution suitable for small, medium and enterprise-level applications. Boasting an intuitive online content management system, Skykit actually integrates end-to-end Google services within its cloud platform, including Google Drive and Google Slides. Rather than providing the platforms for creating display content, the system caters for existing apps and workflows by instead "ingesting" assets into its CMS. Content can span a range of materials from videos, imagery, documents, presentations, and reports etc. of multiple formats and having been authored within all manner of popular software packages. Once content assets are imported, these files can be chosen for display alongside URLs for website or data feeds, before organization into screen sequences for presenting.

Skykit then makes it easy to make on-the-fly edits to screens using Google Slides before publishing and syncing the changes seamlessly. Edits are then previewed instantly along with transition effect choices and timings, before screen layout is selected according to template choice and the "program" published ready for distribution. Skykit also makes it easy to control content updates and instigate changes in real-time from any device, including mobile, while ensuring a diverse collection of material is shown on any screen.

Key benefits of Skykit

  • Skykit claims to be unique as an entirely Google-based platform, not only to centralize the online distribution of content to digital signage systems but also allowing content providers to use favored, native applications for authoring assets.
  • Content assets are imported into Skykit's own content management system (CMS), allowing materials across various media types to be collated and made available for arrangement into sequence, edited and packed as "programs" for publishing.
  • Presentation slides can be edited inline thanks to integration with Google Slides, syncing all changes for real time preview alongside any adjustments in running orders, transition effects between screens and timings.
  • Upon confirming screen layouts based on preset configurations, presentations can then be published to digital signage as "programs" while ensuring that the embedded content of all kinds is successfully displayed as desired.
  • Supported content types include but are not exclusive to images, presentations, video, real-time data, screen captures, websites and live news, weather or financial information.
  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    By connecting with Google Drive, Skykit integrates cloud stored content such as video, presentations and documents into its own content management system
    Managing content is made easier via intuitive tools for organizing and arranging screen content and timing each transition
    The web-based content management tools allow signage programs to be sequenced based on the imported content and previewed visually
    Individual presentation slides can be edited inline via seamless integration with Google Slides
    As part of the publishing process, a layout configuration must be chosen from the available options
    Programs are then published and bundled ready to be distributed to every display screen
    Make remote changes and real-time updates to digital signage via all devices including smartphones
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    Skykit video Skykit screenshot: By connecting with Google Drive, Skykit integrates cloud stored content such as video, presentations and documents into its own content management system Skykit screenshot: Managing content is made easier via intuitive tools for organizing and arranging screen content and timing each transition Skykit screenshot: The web-based content management tools allow signage programs to be sequenced based on the imported content and previewed visually Skykit screenshot: Individual presentation slides can be edited inline via seamless integration with Google Slides Skykit screenshot: As part of the publishing process, a layout configuration must be chosen from the available options Skykit screenshot: Programs are then published and bundled ready to be distributed to every display screen Skykit screenshot: Make remote changes and real-time updates to digital signage via all devices including smartphones

    Features

    Total features of Skykit: 30

    • Authentication
    • Auto Update
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Content Scheduling
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Digital Menu Boards
    • Digital Signage
    • Graphical Workflow Editor
    • Image Library
    • Interactive Content
    • Layout & Design
    • Media Library
    • Mobile Access
    • Multi-Location
    • Multi-Screen Support
    • Playlist Management
    • Presentation Streaming
    • Real Time Data
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Remote Display Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Scheduling
    • Social Media Integration
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Video Streaming
    • Video Support
    • Website Integration
    • XML / RSS

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,4 /5
    (62)
    Value for Money
    4,3/5
    Features
    4,1/5
    Ease of Use
    4,4/5
    Customer Support
    4,6/5

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    Erica E.
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    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Love Skykit!

    Reviewed on 2018/12/21

    Great support. We love it.

    Great support. We love it.

    Pros

    I love that it is directly integrated with G Suite and Google Slides, Drive, etc.

    Cons

    My only complaint so far is I can't figure out how to add things that will auto-update, like the current date and time for example.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Used to be better

    Reviewed on 2018/12/21

    We loved it at first. It was a great way to showcase content to our office and keep them informed...

    We loved it at first. It was a great way to showcase content to our office and keep them informed on updates. The last few months of using it, though, it became more of a nuisance than anything.

    Pros

    It's fairly intuitive and the UI is nicely designed.

    Cons

    The syncing from Google Slides to Skykit used to be a lot better. My office used Skykit for about 2 years, and in the last several months Skykit stopped registering the updated slide's changes. You would see the update in Skykit when you looked at the slide, but then when it played on the screen it would be the old one. Eventually I realized that the publish date was still the old one, and I figured out a workaround where had to go in and change the length of the time the slide would play. Only then would the system register the updates and publish with the new content.

    The other con is the playlist functionality is quite klugy. It takes forever to move slides around because the screen lags and doesn't place them where you're aiming your mouse. It also doesn't scroll with your cursor, so if I wanted to move a slide way farther up on the playlist, I could either move it up only 5 at a time, or I had to zoom way out on my browser.

    Joel S.
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    • Industry: Utilities
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Other for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    SkyKit Review

    Reviewed on 2018/12/21

    Overall it has been pretty easy to setup and implement. It seems to be a bit harder to troubleshoot...

    Overall it has been pretty easy to setup and implement. It seems to be a bit harder to troubleshoot and manage, with a lot of maintenance having to be done on the SkyKit side, and not as much management and control on the administration side as a customer.

    Pros

    The best thing about the software is its scalability as well as its ease of use.

    Cons

    The fact that I am not able to centrally manage the chrome OS side of the chromeboxes that are used to run the SkyKit Content. The SkyKit Content however I feel can be expanded with extra features that can help with organization of displays, better content management within the console, as well as better overall performance improvements with content getting updated.

    Keely R.
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    • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    High School Teacher

    Reviewed on 2018/12/27

    Pros

    Easy to use for the kids and myself. I like the fact we can schedule content for the future. I also like that multiple people can add content from anywhere.

    Cons

    There needs to be a way to sort content into folders within the site. It gets to be a lot when you have to scroll to find content we have used in the past. Also, be careful of the remove/trash can buttons they move around and you may accidentally delete a playlist you have spent tons of time creating.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy to Communicate

    Reviewed on 2018/12/21

    Super easy to use and control content. Look slick.

    Super easy to use and control content. Look slick.

    Pros

    I love these sky kit TVs. We have a few offices and we have found our younger workforce doesn’t like reading email so we have to be creative in getting information out. Sky Kit TVs are in our break rooms and key visible locations. We used them to promote things like holiday parties, visitors, open enrollment, contests etc. it’s one part of our comprehensive communication channels. We create all our documents in power point on our branded templates and then convert to pdf to ensure formatting stays intact.

    Cons

    We couldn’t figure out how to run videos with subtitles. That’s ok.

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    Skykit offers the following pricing plans:

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    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Pricing is based per display. Contact the Skykit sales team via the Skykit website to request a quote.

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    Skykit has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Skykit supports the following languages:

    English

    Skykit supports the following devices:

    Skykit integrates with the following applications:

    Google Drive, Google Workspace

    Skykit offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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