What do you like best?
I like how it makes our services look. I like how you can find bible verses and song lyrics easily and add them to a production. I like how it plays videos and works with PowerPoint. I like how easy it is to add advertisement slides and make them scroll before a service. I can create slides as jpgs and easily insert them into a presentation. Then my ad looks similar to my bulletin ad. I like their customer service.
What do you dislike?
Not always easy to use. Settings can be hard especially if they get changed by accident. If you are working on a computer that is not hooked up to the projectors, sometimes what you create and what is seen are different.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Don't expect to purchase the software and start using it immediately. It takes a little time to learn it. Creating slides as jpgs in another program and importing them works much better than creating them in Media Shout. Works best with a server so that you can create your slides or backgrounds elsewhere and use them on the same computer. If you don't have a server you'll have to upload your created slides from one computer and download them to the one that will use media shout. Then point your presentation to those downloaded slides. This can be a little frustrating, but a server makes it all connect and takes this burden off.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Helps with service by showing upcoming events and ads before service that change automatically. Great for lyrics to songs so members can sing along.