About HootBoard


HootBoard is a cloud-based kiosk solution that helps businesses manage internal communications and engage visitors, employees or students. Key features include touch-screen support, digital signage, weather widget, content filtering and bulletin board.

Designed for small to midsize businesses, HootBoard comes with a content management tool to remotely post information in various formats such as events, questions, videos, announcements, documents and more. Community Calendar allows enterprises to automate import of events to calendar and highlight important dates. Additionally, the solution enables firms to filter through kiosk content by using hashtags optimizing tasks duration and workforce productivity.

HootBoard allows integration with various third-party applications such as Google Calendar, Slack, Eventbrite, Zapier, Instagram and more. Mobile applications for Android and iOS devices are also offered to remotely manage business activities. Pricing is available on request and support is extended via documentation, email and online help desk.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

12 Reviews of HootBoard

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.67 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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February 2019

Meghan from City of Hobbs - municipal governmetn

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

HootBoard Benefits Our Workforce and the Public

We've noticed citizens constantly stopping by to view the information the kiosk automatically displays, as well as manually scrolling to view other announcements and going to the different apps/widgets such as weather and directory to find out more info. Our employees are very impressed by it and use it also. Our workforce is proud to display this HootBoard.

Pros

I love the customer service. That is top notch, first of all. Every part from learning about the different options in the beginning to follow-ups and check-ins now that we're official has been great. They also listen to suggestions and have even added new features to match those suggestions and improve service. It's very easy to upload to HootBoard and easy to use the touchscreen kiosk we have in our City Hall lobby.

Cons

I didn't like how needy the wifi/ethernet connection is sometimes. We have to run an ethernet cable to it because there is no outlet in the location where it best satisfies our needs and wifi is not recommended by HootBoard for the machine as the machine cannot be depended on to stay connected.

March 2019

David from GEHC

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

Very functional communication board

The Hootboards have been great to help our company with internal communications. One of the best parts of HootBoard is their customer service, we have run into a few speed bumps along the way and we have been able to call or email directly to our rep who has personally helped us through each of the small issue.

Pros

Ease of Use and Functionality - the user interface looks great and it is easy to manage. We have several kiosks in multiple buildings and it is nice that we can add and update items one time and it will post to all the kiosks. No more walking and driving around to different buildings to hang up flyers and signs.

Cons

One difficulty we had was not necessarily with the software, but we had a hard time at first getting connected to our work's network. Mostly just finding an appropriate way through the network firewall, once we resolved that issue the Hootboards have worked great!

May 2018

Bethany from Texas A&M University-Commerce

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2018

Dynamite way to promote our department!

Pros

Love being able to quickly add events, tips, and tricks for our students! Our students can see the hoot board as soon as they walk in and it draws attention to our department that we did not receive before!

Cons

Nothing - i love it all! I wish we could have more of them and that I had more time to really dive deep and use all of the promotional tools available.

May 2018

Barbara from American International School of Budapest

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2018

It has been very positive!

Community building. Information sharing.

Pros

Very user friendly, and comes with great customer support. Our community loves it. I love the look of the board. It is wonderful that we can customize it. It is great that we can keep it within our community.

Cons

Can not delete hoots through the phone app. Accepting the invitation is a bit confusing to non-English speakers.

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2018

Hootboard has been a great tool for us to communicate to our students and community with ease.

Pros

The customer service is really helpful, and the ease of posting is fantastic. Simply put in an image and a few words and it is beautifully displayed for our students.

Cons

It takes a lot of promotion to get students to sign up for the platform, so the main use is usually for the visual display on the screens.

May 2018

Shawna from Columbia Police Department

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2018

We use HootBoard for internal communications at police headquarters. It is satisfactory.

Ease of sharing information with multiple staffers. Mobile app for updates from outside the office.

Pros

The functionality of the system and ability to use it on multiple platforms. The convenience of adding a variety of posts (events, news, etc.) with images & backgrounds to categorize info.

Cons

The app does not allow for the same updates as the desktop ( i.e. delete posts). The connection to post from soial media has limitations and seemingly shoule be available without a 3rd party and additional fees (zapier). The email with the weekly posts does not display properly in Outlook. The screen updates from mobile are delayed compared to desktop updates.

January 2019

Michael from Lancaster Condominium Association

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

Condo Building Lobby

The biggest thing about the Hootboard is that it separates our building from other residential buildings. We don't have a typical corkboard for posting items for sale, neighborhood events, etc and this classes-up the Lobby tremendously. It's a very cool feature to show prospective buyers in the building.

Pros

The software is very user-friendly. I am able to post items in seconds and they are on the Board instantly.

Cons

No complaints - it really is very cool to use.

April 2018

Dawn from Guernsey Post Ltd

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Easy to use internal comms platform

Pros

It looks great and is easy to use - for both admin and users. Our IT team were happy as system doesn't need access to our server. We were able to get the screens up and running pretty quickly and now have multiple screens in various locations at our head quarters. Contact support has been good for trouble shooting and queries.

Cons

We have chosen to have our own branding on our hoots which means we have to create a pdf/jpeg of the comms message before we post onto hootboard. We are hopeful that the hoots could be more customisable in the future.

January 2019

Amber from DHL CVG Hub

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

DHL CVG Hub Board

I love the ease and display of this product. The customer service is excellent as well.

Pros

I love that you can control it from the PC

Cons

That it has to run off mifi/wifi - it disconnects often and has to be reset.

April 2018

Nicole from Govberg Jewelers

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Exceptional tool for company communication. Fun, easy, effective way to communicate important news.

Pros

The software is super easy to use. Set up is quick and simple. Customer service is top notch. Customer service agents are quick to get back to you and always has a solution to your questions and is willing to help in any way he can.

Cons

I wish there was an easier way to post videos/video links. The board gets pretty jumbled pretty quickly with so many postings. There is a way to better organize that but it is separate from the software (excel spreadsheet) so that process could be improved upon.

April 2018

Charlotte from Benjamin's Desk/1776

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Great customer service!!! Easy to use platform for communicating with a wide audience.

Pros

User friendly for posting a myriad of events/items/announcements. Nice display of posts. Loved offering to members to contribute.

Cons

A few features had hiccups or took time to iron out - i.e. events disappearing after they occurred.
Would love to know a character count so copy doesn't get cut off.

December 2018

Matthew from Skyline Eco-Adventures

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: GetApp


December 2018