Skykit Software


 

Skykit is a cloud-based digital signage platform designed for companies of all sizes. It offers content publishing, automatic player updates and a media library within a suite.

The solution is based on the Google Cloud platform and allows users to publish content to signage boards such as LCD screens and posters directly from their Google Drive.

Key features of the solution include content creation and publishing, which allow users to publish content directly from Google Docs. Users can change or update content by editing the source Google Doc itself.

Skykit also lets users publish multimedia content, including images, videos and presentations. Users can also schedule which content will appear on which screens.

Skykit offers mobile access, enabling users to manage content updates in the real time using mobile devices.

 

Skykit - Content creation
 
  • Skykit - Content creation
    Content creation
  • Skykit - Content layout
    Content layout
  • Skykit - Content management
    Content management
  • Skykit - Design templates
    Design templates
  • Skykit - Google Docs integration
    Google Docs integration
  • Skykit - Content displays
    Content displays
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Thomas from Jersey Studios

March 2017

March 2017

Easy to use and fun to manage!

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Skykit has made our studio productions beautiful and high tech. I appreciate being able to stream content along side our live podcast recordings.

Source: Capterra
 

Sarah from iQ Power Tools¿

March 2017

March 2017

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The SkyKit Support team is amazing. They have been beyond helpful and patient with me. I have really appreciated all their help.

Source: Capterra
 

Jeff from Ward Church
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

A Promising and Powerful Piece of Software

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We are very pleased with the pricing and the ease of use of the interface of SkyKit. The ability to link with Google Drive and edit slides and presentations on the fly is very helpful when trying to train and give access to a number of different people. Very easy to use and train on. To be completely transparent, we are currently experiencing some issues with one of our particular usages -- but tech support has been great in helping us out. I feel great confidence in the SkyKit team and the future development of the product.

Pros

The user interface is simple to understand and use. It's ability to link to Google Drive is a huge plus. It allows non-"power users" to use the software.

Cons

For our particular usage, scheduling date-specific content out for the entire week is a cumbersome process. There is no batch upload. Also, the playlist functionality is currently having lots of hiccups. We have to manually set it every day.

Advice to Others

Has the potential to be truly great software if some of the hiccups can be worked out. Worth a try. Depending on how your using it, you could have zero issues.

Source: Capterra
 

Orenthial from Rocket Fuel
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Flawless Tool

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We have been using SkyKit for well over two years now. With the current setup we are able to easily update content and slides with zero interruptions. It is very reliable and super intuitive.

Pros

Zero downtime,
Very easy to use.
Quick and easy setup

Cons

No Cons.

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N/A

Source: Capterra
 

Shane from Fastsigns

March 2017

March 2017

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Only scratch the surface of all the features you have. I'm sure I would learn more if I had the patience. We just leave it on and let it run. :/

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Not comfortable making changes.

Advice to Others

No

Source: Capterra
 

Sarah from Return Path
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Overall great product

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At first it can be confusing to know the difference between playlists and programs. But once I got that down it was easier to learn everything else. One thing that can be frustrating is that skykit makes a copy of your slides and uses that instead of the original document. I never fully understood why this was the case. I also know for us we had to make multiple copies of the same program because we wanted it to play multiple times between other parts of the playlist. This can be a bit time consuming to edit since we have to edit multiple instances of the same document to make it consistent throughout the program.

Pros

Great way to keep our company updated about current events going on in our organization.

Cons

It can be confusing to navigate through sometimes, I never remember off the top of my head the difference between playlists and programs. I have to click on each one to see if it takes me to where I am wanting to go.

Source: Capterra
 

Cliff from USC Ticket Office
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

KIS - Rule Number 1 Keep it simple...

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Being responsible for all IT setup and configurations, I found it extremely easy to setup. Basically I sent Skikit some technical information and all the work on my end was done for me in advance so i had the hard task of plugging it in.
The software side of it is very similar to the MS movie maker. Having worked in a Windows environment for years we found that our users are able to pick it up pretty quickly. We called support and the support tech was Kind, Courteous and Competent.
Thank you Skikit for Keeping it simple,

Pros

very easy to use

Advice to Others

A way to compile and run your movie before going live with it.

Source: Capterra
 

Tracey from Martin Engineering

March 2017

March 2017

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I've used SkyKit here and there and really like what it offers. I didn't purchase it though so I can't comment on the value. I've also never reached out to customer service so I can't comment on it.

Pros

that it works via Google Drive

Cons

That it relies on internet to switch it up

Advice to Others

I want to make this work as an interactive kiosk for our trade show platform as a way to review all products we offer (since we can't bring them all to the show). It has potential but it also has limitations.

Source: Capterra
 

Mark from Martin Engineering
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great product that does the job well.

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Great product that does the job well. A little tricky to use at first but once you get to using it on a consistent basis it flows well. I use the Chromeboxes from Skykit and it is just plug in and go! I would definitely recommend the product.

Pros

Plug & Play. Comes pre-loaded with everything I need. The Chromebox form factor is easy to place.

Cons

I find the cloud application a bit confusing until you learn the "jargon". I think it could be layed out in a more intuitive way.

Source: Capterra
 

Josh from Wayne Brothers Inc

March 2017

March 2017

Great Software and Company

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Great software and very user friendly. Anytime i did have any issues, Skykit support was amazing at helping me troubleshoot the issue and always followed up to ensure i was completely satisfied.

Pros

Easy to use and great support

Cons

I wish that I could make the entire slideshow on Powerpoint and transfer all the transitions over to skykit instead of only having a select few transitions.

Source: Capterra
 

Ted from Red Ventures
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

One of the best overall CMS.

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I have beat up on a lot of CMS systems in the past year. SkyKit is very user friendly. It has a 5-five tech department. Between Customer Service and DevOps. They are on the for front of making Content Management easier than any others out there. You can tell that they believe whole heartily in SkyKit; and it shows in everything they do. From taking request and fixing problems. Even the most trivial is not over looked with them.
I enjoy that the people are not one to ask for help from others in their own company; instead of giving you a blank answer that raises more questions.
We are currently swapping our old outdated CMS for SkyKit and the transformation is seamless. If you even want that down home feel from an advance CMS Company? SkyKit is for you.
Respectfully,
Theodore "Ted" Burch
Technology Support Technician

Pros

The help that comes along with it.

Cons

What I have least liked about it. SkyKit has or is fixing as I type this.

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N/A

Source: Capterra
 

jaime from Hessler Paint
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

The best digital signage I've ever used!

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Love the flexibility of the templates. You can create just about anything in your mind. I still get confused on what a playlist is used for. Other than that its amazing!

Pros

Ease of use and the ability to add from google slides

Cons

Wish i could categorize the content

Advice to Others

help on explaining how to use the content choices

Source: Capterra
 

Todd from Sandler Training

March 2017

March 2017

Worth the investment

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We have been using Skykit in our lobby for the past seven months. It has been a great addition to our office. We are able to welcome guests and post our agendas with ease. I recommend this program to anyone that is looking to update their office or retail space.

Pros

Easy to use. Accessible remotely which is a benefit as our office support person is often offsite.

Cons

The resolution is a little to be desired when using the slides in google.

Source: Capterra
 

Lloyd from Burris Logistics
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

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Its been very good and the users find it simple to use. Looking forward to user content separation features to improve interface for wider use across facilities.

Pros

Its is simple.

Cons

When you get into multiple users we need separation. When I log in I should only see my content but be able to browse to corp folder.

Advice to Others

Device dash board could have more information like IP, up or down.

Source: Capterra
 

jason from Zanasi USA

March 2017

March 2017

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Easy implementation. Enjoy the user interface. Would like to see a few more features available. Not the best bang for the buck but good.

Pros

Ease of use and implementation

Cons

Pricey. Needs additional features compared to the competition

Source: Capterra
 

Wayne from FASTSIGNS International Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great digital signage platform

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I have worked with the development team and been amazed at the future development. This is the easiest platform to navigate and use with most amount of features while keeping things simple.

Pros

Ease of use

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Could be more logical in the order menus are laid out and need a search function for tenants along with better portrait zone layouts.

Advice to Others

No, this is it.

Source: Capterra
 

Ed from Davanni's Inc
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Skykit is a Great Product and a Great Value

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We have been using Skykit for displaying slides and video content since October of 2016 in all of our pizza shops (22) and recently added a display to our coffee shop. While there is a bit of a learning curve to using the web-based CMS system for managing the displays and content, it really is easy to use once you understand the basic concepts and workflow.

Support has been fantastic and quick to respond and fix any problems we've run into. I really appreciate that Skykit is constantly being improved and feature requests are actively solicited from customers and taken seriously.

I highly recommend Skykit!

Pros

Easy to use. Clean, simple interface.

Cons

Could use some improvement in sorting and filtering of content elements. It can be cumbersome finding the element you want to edit or the display you want to manage.

Source: Capterra
 

Kyle from Return Path

March 2017

March 2017

Skykit is a great way to manage content across geographically dispersed organization's

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My team and I have been using Skykit for a little over a year, it started with displaying simple information such as events going on in different offices, lunch schedules, and new features on some of our products, to New Employee start dates as well as Employee Biographies. Being spread across different time zones and continents, it can be hard to get information out quickly and efficently. Using Skykit has allowed teams to collaborate and get valuable company information out in a streamlined simple way.

Pros

Easy to use, integrated with the G-Suite.

Cons

Things can be a bit slow to update at times, also have been experiencing memory issues with the Skykit chromeboxes themselves.

Source: Capterra
 

Braedan from SportsEngine
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great Product, Easy to Use!

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We use SkyKit to display content in our large conference room for customers, and it's very simple to give many employees an easy way to display the content they would like from their laptop to the TVs.

Pros

Ease of use and setup.

Cons

Software wasn't completely developed right when we got the product, but much better now!

Source: Capterra
 

Nick from Standard Heating & Air Conditioning

March 2017

March 2017

Standard Heating Skykit Review

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The Skykit software has fulfilled exactly what we were looking for from it. The development team has been very responsive to all of our suggestions for improvement, and our requests for assistance. We've had a very positive overall experience with Skykit.

Source: Capterra