Skykit

Google-based digital signage CMS for enterprise deployment

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Skykit Overview

What is 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. Here Skykit also promises to make it easy to control content updates and instigate changes in real-time from any device including mobiles, while ensuring a diverse collection of material is shown on any screen.

Skykit Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is based per display.

Contact the Skykit sales team via the Skykit website to request a quote.


Skykit Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

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
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

Skykit Reviews

Skykit Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
32

Very good
25

Average
4

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,6
92% recommended this app
Erica E.

Love Skykit!

Great support. We love it.


Verified Reviewer

Used to be better

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.


Joel S.

SkyKit Review

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.


Keely R.

High School Teacher


Verified Reviewer

Easy to Communicate

Super easy to use and control content. Look slick.


Erica E.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Love Skykit!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/12/21
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Used to be better

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/12/21
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Joel S.
Industry: Utilities
Company size: 201-500 Employees

SkyKit Review

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/12/21
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Keely R.
Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
Company size: 201-500 Employees

High School Teacher

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/12/27
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Easy to Communicate

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/12/21
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,3/10
Based on 62 user ratings
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Skykit Pricing

Skykit Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is based per display.

Contact the Skykit sales team via the Skykit website to request a quote.

Pricing is based per display.

Contact the Skykit sales team via the Skykit website to request a quote.

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 62 user ratings
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Skykit Features

Skykit Features

A/B Testing
API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for Skykit

Additional information for Skykit

Key features of Skykit

  • Authenticated access
  • Automatic player updates
  • Cloud-based content management
  • Content repository
  • Content scheduling
  • Control content updates via mobile
  • Custom layout templates
  • Digital menu boards
  • Digital signage CMS
  • Display documents
  • Display website content
  • Editing via Google Slides
  • Image assets supported
  • Import content assets
  • Interactive content
  • Layout management
  • Library integration from Google Drive
  • Media library
  • Multi-screen support
  • Playlist management
  • Real time data display
  • Remote deployment
  • Show presentation content
  • Video assets supported

Benefits

  • 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.
  • Skykit FAQs

    Skykit FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Skykit.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Skykit offer?

    Skykit offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

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

    Q. What are the main features of Skykit?

    Skykit offers the following features:

    • Authenticated access
    • Automatic player updates
    • Cloud-based content management
    • Content repository
    • Content scheduling
    • Control content updates via mobile
    • Custom layout templates
    • Digital menu boards
    • Digital signage CMS
    • Display documents
    • Display website content
    • Editing via Google Slides
    • Image assets supported
    • Import content assets
    • Interactive content
    • Layout management
    • Library integration from Google Drive
    • Media library
    • Multi-screen support
    • Playlist management
    • Real time data display
    • Remote deployment
    • Show presentation content
    • Video assets supported

    Q. Who are the typical users of Skykit?

    Skykit has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Skykit support?

    Skykit supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Skykit offer?

    Skykit has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Skykit support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Skykit supports

    Q. What other apps does Skykit integrate with?

    Skykit integrates with the following applications:

    Google Drive, Google Workspace

    Q. What level of support does Skykit offer?

    Skykit offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Knowledge Base