Skykit Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Skykit

Google-based digital signage CMS for enterprise deployment

4.42/5 (62 reviews)

Skykit overview

What is Skykit?

Skykit is a scalable, cloud-based digital signage solution suitable for small, medium and enterprise-level applications. Boasting an intuitive online content management system, Skykit actually integrates end-to-end Google services within its cloud platform including Google Drive and Google Slides. Rather than providing the platforms for creating display content, the system caters for existing apps and workflows by instead "ingesting" assets into its CMS. Content can span a range of materials from videos, imagery, documents, presentations, and reports etc.of multiple formats and having been authored within all manner of popular software packages. Once content assets are imported, these files can be chosen for display alongside URLs for website or data feeds, before organization into screen sequences for presenting.

Skykit then makes it easy to make on-the-fly edits to screens using Google Slides before publishing and syncing the changes seamlessly. Edits are then previewed instantly along with transition effect choices and timings, before screen layout is selected according to template choice and the "program" published ready for distribution. Here Skykit also promises to make it easy to control content updates and instigate changes in real-time from any device including mobiles, while ensuring a diverse collection of material is shown on any screen.
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English
Skykit screenshot: By connecting with Google Drive, Skykit integrates cloud stored content such as video, presentations and documents into its own content management systemHow It WorksSkykit screenshot: Managing content is made easier via intuitive tools for organizing and arranging screen content and timing each transitionSkykit screenshot: The web-based content management tools allow signage programs to be sequenced based on the imported content and previewed visually Skykit screenshot: Individual presentation slides can be edited inline via seamless integration with Google SlidesSkykit screenshot: As part of the publishing process, a layout configuration must be chosen from the available optionsSkykit screenshot: Programs are then published and bundled ready to be distributed to every display screenSkykit screenshot: Make remote changes and real-time updates to digital signage via all devices including smartphones

Skykit user reviews

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Erica Eide

Love Skykit!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-21
Review Source: Capterra

Great support. We love it.

Pros
I love that it is directly integrated with G Suite and Google Slides, Drive, etc.

Cons
My only complaint so far is I can't figure out how to add things that will auto-update, like the current date and time for example.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Used to be better

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-21
Review Source: Capterra

We loved it at first. It was a great way to showcase content to our office and keep them informed on updates. The last few months of using it, though, it became more of a nuisance than anything.

Pros
It's fairly intuitive and the UI is nicely designed.

Cons
The syncing from Google Slides to Skykit used to be a lot better. My office used Skykit for about 2 years, and in the last several months Skykit stopped registering the updated slide's changes. You would see the update in Skykit when you looked at the slide, but then when it played on the screen it would be the old one. Eventually I realized that the publish date was still the old one, and I figured out a workaround where had to go in and change the length of the time the slide would play. Only then would the system register the updates and publish with the new content. The other con is the playlist functionality is quite klugy. It takes forever to move slides around because the screen lags and doesn't place them where you're aiming your mouse. It also doesn't scroll with your cursor, so if I wanted to move a slide way farther up on the playlist, I could either move it up only 5 at a time, or I had to zoom way out on my browser.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Joel Soriano

SkyKit Review

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-21
Review Source: Capterra

Overall it has been pretty easy to setup and implement. It seems to be a bit harder to troubleshoot and manage, with a lot of maintenance having to be done on the SkyKit side, and not as much management and control on the administration side as a customer.

Pros
The best thing about the software is its scalability as well as its ease of use.

Cons
The fact that I am not able to centrally manage the chrome OS side of the chromeboxes that are used to run the SkyKit Content. The SkyKit Content however I feel can be expanded with extra features that can help with organization of displays, better content management within the console, as well as better overall performance improvements with content getting updated.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Keely Reinert

High School Teacher

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy to use for the kids and myself. I like the fact we can schedule content for the future. I also like that multiple people can add content from anywhere.

Cons
There needs to be a way to sort content into folders within the site. It gets to be a lot when you have to scroll to find content we have used in the past. Also, be careful of the remove/trash can buttons they move around and you may accidentally delete a playlist you have spent tons of time creating.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Easy to Communicate

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-21
Review Source: Capterra

Super easy to use and control content. Look slick.

Pros
I love these sky kit TVs. We have a few offices and we have found our younger workforce doesn’t like reading email so we have to be creative in getting information out. Sky Kit TVs are in our break rooms and key visible locations. We used them to promote things like holiday parties, visitors, open enrollment, contests etc. it’s one part of our comprehensive communication channels. We create all our documents in power point on our branded templates and then convert to pdf to ensure formatting stays intact.

Cons
We couldn’t figure out how to run videos with subtitles. That’s ok.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Skykit pricing

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Pricing is based per display.

Contact the Skykit sales team via the Skykit website to request a quote.

Skykit features

Content Management
Customizable Templates

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Customizable Branding (313 other apps)
Data Import/Export (287 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (273 other apps)
Engagement Analytics (291 other apps)
Monitoring (261 other apps)
Multi-Channel Marketing (261 other apps)
Real Time Analytics (267 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (411 other apps)
Social Media Integration (338 other apps)
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Third Party Integration (395 other apps)

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Additional information for Skykit

Key features of Skykit

  • Media library
  • Content scheduling
  • Automatic player updates
  • Multi-screen support
  • Remote deployment
  • Digital menu boards
  • Playlist management
  • Layout management
  • Library integration from Google Drive
  • Cloud-based content management
  • Custom layout templates
  • Import content assets
  • Digital signage CMS
  • Image assets supported
  • Control content updates via mobile
  • Real time data display
  • Video assets supported
  • Display website content
  • Interactive content
  • Content repository
  • Authenticated access
  • Display documents
  • Show presentation content
  • Editing via Google Slides
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Benefits

Skykit claims to be unique as an entirely Google-based platform, not only to centralize the online distribution of content to digital signage systems but also allowing content providers to use favored, native applications for authoring assets.

Content assets are imported into Skykit's own content management system (CMS), allowing materials across various media types to be collated and made available for arrangement into sequence, edited and packed as "programs" for publishing.

Presentation slides can be edited inline thanks to integration with Google Slides, syncing all changes for real time preview alongside any adjustments in running orders, transition effects between screens and timings.

Upon confirming screen layouts based on preset configurations, presentations can then be published to digital signage as "programs" while ensuring that the embedded content of all kinds is successfully displayed as desired.

Supported content types include but are not exclusive to images, presentations, video, real-time data, screen captures, websites and live news, weather or financial information.