About Scala

Scala is a cloud-based digital signage solution that helps brands, retailers and marketers with digital content management and audience targeting. Its key features include scheduling, multi-screen support, layout management, visual editor and digital menu boards.

The application comes with a content management module which enables message refinement and helps users customize communications for customers, personnel, visitors and students. Managers can assign roles and permissions to content creators and control messages across multiple screens. The system allows teams to connect with multiple data and content sources and use the predefined templates to create marketing materials.

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6 Reviews of Scala

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.33 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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January 2018

Michael from Abilene Christian University

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Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2018

Higher than average quality

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.

December 2018

Kelvin from San Joaquin RTD

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2018

Scala is very good for managing digital signage

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.

June 2018

Patrick from Pearl Media

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2018

Scala can be a great platform depending on your use case.

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.

July 2017

Ryan from Looop Comunicação Digital

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2017

Used Scala Enterprise for work at a Digital Signage Company

I've worked for a digital signage company and Scala Enterprise made it really easy to upload and manage videos and playlists for a lot of different customers

Pros

It's a really rich and deep application, with lots and lots of features for all kinds of needs in digital signage

Cons

Some features might need some time getting used to, or not be too easy to find. It's user interface is solid, but could be better

May 2017

Caique from Ligamídia

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2017

One of the most robust Digital Signage systems out there

If really made digital signage managing for a big number of differente clients a lot easier and streamlined

Pros

There's so much you can do. It really gives you a complete workplace with a bunch of different tools for all kinds of situations

Cons

It can get a little complicated to find what you want, since there's a lot of different resources in it

October 2016

kresimir from Pos marketing d.o.o.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2016

best digital signage on the global market!!!

Working with SCALA DS for last 17 years and it is the best solution that i have ever work with. Great support, friendly based interface...stabile, scalabile...perfect.

Pros

easy to use...stabile and perfect playback of content.

Cons

we need more features in designer