About Scala

Scala is a digital signage solution providing customized digital communication to businesses including retail, hospitality, education, healthcare, and more. With solutions for any industry type, and fully customizable digital signage, Scala allows users to communicate their message, from multiple outlets, to both employees and customers from one central location.

Scala solutions allow users to create audience engagement experiences with the Scala designer tool by using one of the many in-built templates, and connect a network of digital signs, kiosks, websites, mobile devices, or any internet connected device. The content manager facilitates the planning and continuous management of content through pre-planned playlists which can adapt to trends and even target specific customers. For added customization, businesses can also set up role-based permissions to provide certain employees with access to the data presented on the screen, and edit the playlists depending on real-time information from sources such as news, weather, and traffic.

With Scala’s various digital signage possibilities including interactive fitting rooms, digital menu boards, kiosk services, wayfinding, digital advertising, and in-store targeting, users can communicate messages to their customers in an interactive way. For retail businesses, interactive marketing and tailored targeting can help increase sales and brand awareness, whilst quick service restaurants can benefit from Scala’s queue management tools and menu display screens.

Key benefits of Scala

  • Benefit from 24/7 playback with the Scala content player, even during network interruptions or system updates. The player also downloads individual changes as they are made, rather than the entire playlist.

  • Target specific user segments, or even individual customers, and edit content based on real-time external events such as weather, traffic, customer gender, and more.

  • Create dynamic playlists (and sub-playlists) using scripts, messages, videos, flash or static images and manage the playlist from anywhere. Set user permissions so that only selected staff can make changes to the playlist.

  • Use the Scala designer tool to create dynamic content, combine text, graphics, sound, and video, add transitions, plan layout, create content in any language, create templates and publish.

  • Track player health log and log events for advertisement billing or reporting thanks to data communication between the player and content manager.

  • Devices

    Business size

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    Markets

    Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom and 3 others, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    Danish, Dutch, English, French, German and 7 others, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

    Images

    The Scala content manager allows users to manage media, playlists, approvals, users, and more
    Organize media by file type, categories or metadata
    Add media to playlists with the click of a button
    Schedule playlists to show on specific dates and times
    When creating playlists users can customize every aspect from transition times to audio ducking
    Add playback devices and control the health of the channels with regular reports
    The Scala designer allows users to add images, videos, files, audio, and more
    Control the page transitions, element durations, and more, with the Scala designer tool
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    Scala screenshot: The Scala content manager allows users to manage media, playlists, approvals, users, and more Scala screenshot: Organize media by file type, categories or metadata Scala screenshot: Add media to playlists with the click of a button Scala screenshot: Schedule playlists to show on specific dates and times Scala screenshot: When creating playlists users can customize every aspect from transition times to audio ducking Scala screenshot: Add playback devices and control the health of the channels with regular reports Scala screenshot: The Scala designer allows users to add images, videos, files, audio, and more Scala screenshot: Control the page transitions, element durations, and more, with the Scala designer tool

    Features

    Total features of Scala: 34

    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Auto Update
    • Campaign Scheduling
    • Communication Management
    • Content Management
    • Content Scheduling
    • Conversion Rate Optimization
    • Customer Experience Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Connectors
    • Data Visualization
    • Design Management
    • Digital Menu Boards
    • Digital Signage
    • Employee Self Service
    • Interactive Content
    • Layout & Design
    • Media Library
    • Mobile Access
    • Multi-Channel Marketing
    • Multi-Location
    • Multi-Screen Support
    • Playlist Management
    • Queue Management
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real-time Updates
    • Remote Display Management
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Social Media Integration
    • Trend Analysis
    • Visual Editor
    • XML / RSS

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,4 /5
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    Value for Money
    4,1/5
    Features
    4,4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,2/5
    Customer Support
    4,3/5

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    Michael W.
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Higher than average quality

    Reviewed on 2018/01/23

    Pros

    Scala incorporates into various signage solutions and brings a power engine to bear in content sharing.

    Cons

    Scala can also be difficult to navigate, especially for the newly initiated. Keep a help guide handy.

    Daniel D.
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    The ideal programming for the specialized beginner

    Reviewed on 2021/02/15

    There are a large number of stages accessible for advanced signage. The battle is discovering one...

    There are a large number of stages accessible for advanced signage. The battle is discovering one that addresses the issues for all specialty units in a venture. I've worked with a few signage organizations that offer bits of highlights, that must be conduit taped together to make a whole usable bundle. Scala appears to have everything under one rooftop, without being needed to acquire different equipment and programming suppliers to make everything work.

    Pros

    Scala is by all accounts one of the favored stages that our computerized media group employments. This makes it a simple choice when searching for an answer. Our group knows about the stage to such an extent that I have implicit help and usage help previously, during, and after the business cycle with the client. We're likewise ready to give configuration administrations to our clients, for those that might not have an in-house group to do this.

    Cons

    Nothing that I have found up until this point. I have had a few chances to create and propose Scala as a total advanced signage arrangement. The solitary thing that has been a drawback for me to date is that I haven't locked in my neighborhood Scala accomplice rep more. I realize that are a superb wellspring of data. I will make an objective to interface with my nearby rep/accomplice to make that relationship.

    Patrick C.
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    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    Scala can be a great platform depending on your use case.

    Reviewed on 2018/06/27

    Pros

    The Scala platform (Designer, Content Manager, Player) provides a great deal of out-of-box functionality for a variety of uses. Its main pros are flexibility, user interface, and scalability. Scala Designer gets you started quickly with creating and publishing content with support for many file types and a large library of built in transitions and clip art. Content manager allows you to easily organize and create advanced frame sets for playback. This flexibility makes Scala great for a variety of applications such as large video walls, menu boards, or standalone displays. Another pro of Scala (Content Manager) is its user interface. It is divided into logical sections making it easy to navigate and make changes, however, you will become best friends with your mouse as there is a lot of clicking involved (see cons). Lastly, the scalability of the software makes it ideal for small or large deployments. Adding additional players is seamless allowing you to expand your network with little effort.

    Cons

    Make sure you have a solid use case and understand what Scala can do out of the box and what you will need to develop to achieve your desired functionality. Scala provides functionality that can serve a variety of use cases, however, some will require more work than others. Basic video walls and simple signage (1 media item to the next) are well suited for Scala out of the box. However, more advanced playback behaviors (think if this then that kind of behavior) will certainly require custom script development which can be a challenge as ScalaScript is nowhere near as universal as developing in other languages. As mentioned in the pros, Scala Content Manager provides a logical user interface, however, nearly every setting requires and enormous number of mouse clicks to get things done.

    James M.
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    • Industry: Human Resources
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Scala

    Reviewed on 2021/02/23

    It has helped my business through encouraging youth to the company

    It has helped my business through encouraging youth to the company

    Pros

    This software helps employees and employer to create the best brand to the company and promote the company through creating awareness to the people
    I say thank you to this software and give it a five star

    Cons

    It promotes the company
    I like it due to its improvement

    Kelvin C.
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    • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Scala is very good for managing digital signage

    Reviewed on 2018/12/14

    My overall experience with Scala has been very positive. Very easy to use, easy to learn, and gets...

    My overall experience with Scala has been very positive. Very easy to use, easy to learn, and gets the job done right. We have not had issues and will continue to use this service for our agency.

    Pros

    We have been using Scala for our agency to manage digital signage on our digital displays for over a year now and it is a very good program. The layout is easy to learn and use, has all the functions you need, and makes managing displays very easy. We can upload media files, transport them to specific channels (displays), and set the schedule of when they will run. Very good product overall.

    Cons

    Not much to dislike about Scala. Our marketing and IT teams have used this program for over a year and there are no issues or complaints about the program.

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    Scala has the following typical customers:

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

    Scala supports the following languages:

    Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

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