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Scala

4.2
(17 reviews)

Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala solutions increase sales, improve brand loyalty, optimize the customer experience, and reinforce business objectives.

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Scala review by Jeff R.
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"Very powerful and customizable"

What do you like best?

Metadata-driven smart playlists help create region- and context-specific playlists in different locations without having to program playlists individually. Setting expiry dates on content also ensures we never have expired product on display.

Also, the Designer suite makes our still images as content more engaging by adding subtle motion and text overlays.

What do you dislike?

The annual maintenance agreements for the different components add up. Getting a quote for a new system has multiple convoluted licenses and line items.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want complete ownership over your system and don't want to go the SaaS route for your signage, Scala checks pretty much every box in terms of capability and resilience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our signage system went from DVD player, to an open-source signage platform to Scala, which gave us a much lower-maintenance, more professional and flexible signage platform. Having realtime reports on the status of the players and logs make it easy to ensure uptime.

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Scala review by Tiara R.
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"Daily Scala Uploader"

What do you like best?

The easability and simpllicity of the user interface design is very clean and sleek. It is easy to navigate and the labeling of fields is very logical.

What do you dislike?

It does take a while to initially load our content each time. I would recommend add a multi-layered file and folder deletion function.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it you will not regret it! The training and implementation was fun and seamless. They employee was very engaging. He was very open to ideas and suggestion that we were able to offer up. We even implemented the transition ahead of schedule!!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Digital billboard advertising.

What Digital Signage solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Scala review by Agency
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"Easy to sell and develop across multiple-sized businesses. "

What do you like best?

Scala seems to be one of the preferred platforms that our digital media team uses. This makes it an easy selection when looking for a solution. Our team is familiar with the platform such that I have built-in support and implementation help before, during, and after the sales cycle with the customer. We're also able to provide design services to our customers, for those that may not have an in-house team to do this.

What do you dislike?

Nothing that I have found so far. Since moving to my current company, I have had several opportunities to develop and propose Scala as a complete digital signage solution.

The only thing that has been a disadvantage for me to date is that I haven't engaged my local Scala partner rep more. I know that are an excellent source of information. I will make a goal to connect with my local rep/partner to create that relationship.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are a multitude of platforms available for digital signage. The struggle is finding one that meets the needs for all business units in an enterprise. I've worked with several signage companies that offer slivers of features, that have to be duct-taped together to create an entire usable package. Scala seems to have it all under one roof, without being required to bring in various hardware and software providers to make it all work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to use a solution that spans the SMB-to-enterprise customers that we deal with daily. They are looking to us for a complete solution, which can include, corporate messaging, local 'flavors' and goings-on, bullpen dash-boarding, analytics reporting, and public safety, They want to invest in a platform that meets all their needs, and that can grow as they do, with as little pain as absolutely necessary,

Scala review by Adry S.
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"great digital signage "

What do you like best?

easy t o use platform, reliable, cluod base app and technology

What do you dislike?

sometimes too many options could be confusing for first time use

Recommendations to others considering the product

scala is one of the largest and established digital signage management. the customer support and sales experience are impressive. We've tried several other digital signage companies and scala is by far gave the most clean and simple looking content management platform. It allows your designer to customize the content flow etc. more so than scala's competitors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

combining digital screens on multi platform in various locations. ease of content management, on real-time. increase brand awareness and consistency throughout locations

Scala review by User
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"An out of date review?"

What do you like best?

It was easy to use, and the back end management made keeping tabs on on players a snap.

Made a funky art wall with varying content, was able to remotely control screens with RS232.

Player pcs would update even with intermittent internet

What do you dislike?

When I was using it it didn't have much in the way of built in awesome graphic options built in. Who knows nowadays.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd give it a whirl, support was always super helpful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am not currently solving problems with it.

It was alot better than the sofware we were using, as we were able to drive a number of screens with varied content instead of just repeating.

Scala review by Consultant
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"Scala Review"

What do you like best?

Scala has a very powerful feature set. It has the ability to do just about anything you could want it to do.

What do you dislike?

Scala is very powerful and can be very difficult to figure out. The software could be a little more user friendly. Training on the software is really required to do advanced things.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a good product. Get training on the software after you start using it so you know what you need to know when you go to training.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scala solved the billing proof problem. It reports what adds run when and provides a nice tidy report. These reports have greatly reduced the arguments from clients.

Scala review by User
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"Scala was a complex, somewhat difficult to maintain, robust DS platform"

What do you like best?

Scala's robust features and ability to do everything needed for even complex Digital Signage deployments.

What do you dislike?

The underlying architecture seemed problematic in some cases, and the complexity of the setup for shows for distribution was daunting for many users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider an alternative product unless you REALLLY need some feature that Scala provides and others don't. Don't expect a lot of technical support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

WE were content providers for the Scala platform, over the years that becoming progressively more challenging, to the point it was eventually discontinued. Because Scala is a largely accepted/deployed platform we expected significant sales for it, but that never really happened.

Scala review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"SCALA Digital Signage"

What do you like best?

SCALA is a great content management system for our digital signage platform. It allows for tiered permission levels as well as ease of scheduling content. It also has many advanced features which allows your to provide highly customizable and integrated digital content to customers.

What do you dislike?

The back end of SCALA is a little clunky to navigate. I think it could have a more modern look. I also think SCALA is a little hard to use if you have no software background due to the disorganized backend.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product. I would recommend doing some research before starting.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using SCALA to push digital content to various screens around the university.

Scala review by Administrator in Broadcast Media
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"Used SCALA solution at Delhi Airport and it can do all the things which you can think of."

What do you like best?

Integration with any source files to do any thing like triggering of content at specific screen based on flight information data coming from FIDS server. Multiple application can be built on SCALA software like way-finding, Food ordering system, Emergency messaging etc.

What do you dislike?

There is some issue in knowledge sharing and timely updates from vendor side.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to have a software which is scale-able, Robust, Flexible and Innovative then you should consider SCALA

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Complex scheduling request in advertising by clients. This software is robust and flexible to do multiple things.

Scala review by Connie W.
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"Love Scala - highly recommend "

What do you like best?

I love how simple and easy it is to use for new employees.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike about Scala.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have realized how easy it is to transition people to using Scala because of the simple user interface.

Scala review by Administrator in Machinery
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"Just starting out"

What do you like best?

There is a high level of user customization options. Everything can be done via web interface remotely.

What do you dislike?

A bit of a steep learning curve, especially when trying to figure out the difference between things like channels, scheduling and playlists.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read the tutorials

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're using this to market specials and current employee news. We have multiple displays/players in our building and will be using this to target the specific location.

Scala review by Doug H.
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"Great solution for lobby displays"

What do you like best?

Very flexible, which allowed us to totally customize our lobby displays into a pseudo-news network type setup.

What do you dislike?

I don't really have anything bad to say about Scala.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've been able to keep patients informed and entertained with this software. Easy to use, so it's easy to keep it updated.

Scala review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Great platform, lots of options"

What do you like best?

Very powerful system, and you can do anything you want with it.

What do you dislike?

Some things that I wanted to deploy required custom programming outside of the software and then connect that data with Scala.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Needed a new screen management system. The one we were using was old and clunky, didn't manage the data on the screens well enough, and would freeze.

Scala review by Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and Services
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"Industry leader"

What do you like best?

Stability, versatility of schedulings and applications (screen configurations).

What do you dislike?

A bit complicated initial configuration.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company has produced it's own DS system, so obviously we use that more often - however even as somewhat of a competor we stand behind, endorse and often direct clients to Scala where it is a better fit for them.

Scala review by Administrator
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"Easy to use, but must find hardware best suited for your needs"

What do you like best?

The media management is very easy to use. I was able to easily create a 5-screen template that would run off of 1 Scala player.

What do you dislike?

Having to source our own hardware and periodic crashes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to promote new menu items inside a restaurant, and see an increase in LTO mix.

Scala review by User in Higher Education
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"Reliable playback software"

What do you like best?

Scala delivers smooth playback. It gives you peace of mind by playing self-running media.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes there is lag with opening Scala. This could also depend on the computer used.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Suitable if you use digital signage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scala is very user-friendly. It is widely accessible to anyone.

Scala review by User in Graphic Design
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"Easy to work with"

What do you like best?

It is super easy to navigate and upload files on the fly.

What do you dislike?

It would sometimes take a while for files to update on the monitors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to display our ads throughout multiple displays and organize everything.

Scala review by User
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"Great digital signage software "

What do you like best?

Ease of use, wide range of accepted file formats

What do you dislike?

Backend could use an upgrade in look and feel and content update process is easier in other software

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reaching remote employees, announcements and business updates

Scala review by Internal Consultant
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"Great app with ease of use. "

What do you like best?

Super easy streamline to multiple machines

What do you dislike?

I dont think there is lots to complaint about, except frequent updates

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are sharing company news through the software.

Scala review by User in Think Tanks
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"Great platform for software development"

What do you like best?

Easy to design, manage and deploy content across multiple platforms.

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far. The UX could be designed to be more modern.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Wide deployment of content.

Scala review by Internal Consultant
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"Managed Scala"

What do you like best?

Simple to use once you understand some of the basics.

What do you dislike?

Intimidating at first and a bit overwhelming at first

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helping digital signage for customers.

Scala review by User
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"Digital File uploader"

What do you like best?

The design of the user Interface - Search options

What do you dislike?

Login with credentials frequency is too high.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Advertising digital billboard ads.

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Scala
4.2
(17 reviews)