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

August 2017

August 2017

Does what it needs to!

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We got the product in Beta, so it's been fun to see where the product started to where it is today. Very easy to setup.

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The user interface isn't always intuitive as I needed it to be. Was hard to understand it right away, but definitely getting used to it.

Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from Napa Valley College

August 2017

August 2017

Napa Valley College went from a complex system to a very easy to use and user friendly.

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Napa Valley College like the most of skykit is how easy the system is to use. the end user who use the system didn't have to have IT back ground to use skykit.

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After using skykit, Napa Valley College would like to see a couple of more option added to the system. the ability to have video streaming, would be a great option to have because different departments could stream classes, show, guest speakers through out the campus.

Source: Capterra
 

Mark from University of Minnesota

August 2017

August 2017

We use it to successfully display news items and event announcements to our students.

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Ease of use ... ability to display video and multiple file formats. The fact that our student audience gets information they can use readily and more quickly than postering.

Cons

It shuts down every so often. Our displays will freeze and we need to reboot to get it up and running.

Other times, I have trouble uploading files.

Source: Capterra
 

Abe from BoilerMASTERS, Inc.
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Works well and accomplishes what we need.

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Easy enough to use. Able to add a lot of types of content. Works without problem and doesn't need much, if any, maintenance.

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Need to add traffic to web feed. The timing doesn't seem to be accurate or doesn't work according to user time zone.

Source: Capterra
 

Zachary from Hills Pet Nutrition

August 2017

August 2017

We purchased this to display Quality & Safety content and other short videos throughout the plant

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Very user friendly!! We purchased this equipment to display Quality & Safety content and other short videos throughout our plant on numerous TV's.

Source: Capterra
 

Geoff from Burris Optics
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

After a bad experience with competitive system, Skykit was a huge relief. Our admin is now posting!

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Easy communication with large team in manufacturing facility.

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Simple, easy to setup, easy to program. The plant admin is mostly doing quick slide shows, and they are working well.

Cons

Would REALLY like a preview window on my PC, so I can see exactly what the screens in the plant are showing.

Source: Capterra
 

Darren from Baldwin Schools
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

From sales demo onto onboarding to configuration. They held our hands the entire process.

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School based users, instead of District level admin can update their messages daily while still maintaining a common brand across the district.

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Works seamlessly with Google Suite. Makes it drop dead simple to get end users up to speed. It costs about 1/5 as much as other solutions. Can be up and running in an hour or so.

Cons

Have not found any issues yet as we are just starting to use it. The user permissions leveling needs approvals and some workflow escalation process.

Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Our Lady of the Woods Church
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Skykit was an answer to prayers...affordable, easy to use and great interface with Google Slides.

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Easy to convey information on church events to 2000 worshipers each week.

Pros

It's interface with Google Slides makes it easy to learn and use by our less tech-say staff. Many of our younger staff are experienced with Google Apps. After a very short time they learn how to publish content to the displays.

Cons

A little tricky to format for a portrait display. Google Slides is default for landscape. Images are difficult to proportion.

Source: Capterra
 

Chris from Surfchex.com
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

August 2017

August 2017

Great Product but pricey

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Google backbone/reliability/functionality. Does everything I want,decent content,like the ability to play live webcam streams

Cons

Cost/Ease of Use-Can be confusing to new users but once familiar works great. Could be simplified between content/playlists/scheduling

Source: Capterra
 

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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Source: Capterra
 

Shane from Fastsigns

March 2017

March 2017

Monitor for lobby

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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

Ramos Review

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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

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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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Source: Capterra