Skykit

4.5 / 5 31 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Retail advertising, advertising networks, QSR / Fast Casual, and back-of-house employee engagement.


Average Ratings

31 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Skykit
  • www.skykit.com/
  • Founded 2001
  • United States

About Skykit

Skykit is this first end-to-end Google-based digital signage CMS. Designed for infinite scale for your enterprise, it's born in the cloud and simple to manage from any browser and any device. Skykit not only has seamless integration with Google Drive & Apps, but you can create content in the applications you already know and love.


Skykit Features

  • Automatic Player Updates
  • Content Scheduling
  • Media Library
  • Multi-Screen Support
  • Remote Deployment

Skykit Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Does what it needs to!

Aug 18, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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

Aug 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

Works well and accomplishes what we need.

Aug 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy enough to use. Able to add a lot of types of content. Works without problem and doesn't need much, if any, maintenance.

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

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

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very user friendly!! We purchased this equipment to display Quality & Safety content and other short videos throughout our plant on numerous TV's.

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

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Overall: Easy communication with large team in manufacturing facility.

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

Aug 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

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

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

Aug 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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

Great Product but pricey

Aug 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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

Overall: Reiability

Easy to use and fun to manage!

Mar 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

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

Support Team

Mar 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

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

A Promising and Powerful Piece of Software

Mar 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

Flawless Tool

Mar 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Zero downtime,
Very easy to use.
Quick and easy setup

Cons: No Cons.

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: N/A

Monitor for lobby

Mar 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use.

Cons: Not comfortable making changes.

Overall: 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. :/

Recommendations to other buyers: No

Overall great product

Mar 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

KIS - Rule Number 1 Keep it simple...

Mar 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: very easy to use

Overall: 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,

Recommendations to other buyers: A way to compile and run your movie before going live with it.

Ramos Review

Mar 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: that it works via Google Drive

Cons: That it relies on internet to switch it up

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

Great product that does the job well.

Mar 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Great Software and Company

Mar 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

One of the best overall CMS.

Mar 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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

Recommendations to other buyers: N/A

The best digital signage I've ever used!

Mar 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and the ability to add from google slides

Cons: Wish i could categorize the content

Overall: 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!

Recommendations to other buyers: help on explaining how to use the content choices

Worth the investment

Mar 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Corp IT admin

Mar 21, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Device dash board could have more information like IP, up or down.

My Review of Skykit

Mar 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and implementation

Cons: Pricey. Needs additional features compared to the competition

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

Great digital signage platform

Mar 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use

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

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: No, this is it.

Skykit is a Great Product and a Great Value

Mar 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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!

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

Mar 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

Standard Heating Skykit Review

Mar 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

Great solution

Aug 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, adding and maintaining content

Cons: Sometimes the boxes don't cycle through the playlists properly(or at all) frustrating to say the least. Would love to have the ability to reset the content cache with out a ticket. Also permission levels would be great.

Overall: It's been great, easy to use and we have it deployed world wide, support is excellent, helpful and fun!

Recommendations to other buyers: Be patient and understanding when it doesn't work as you think it should

The Skykit's the limit!

Aug 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to setup, easy to maintain.

Cons: Not really a con, would like ability to put a live weather radar/weather forecast screen.

Overall: From order to install, everything went perfectly. Sales person was very prompt and professional, got product on time, installation was seamless.

Oct 13, 2017
5/5
Overall