Wie gebruikt deze software?

Het FWI-platform ondersteunt dagelijks de communicatie voor miljoenen mensen op luchthavens, banken, bedrijfscampussen, sportstadions, ziekenhuizen, hotels, casino's, universiteiten en productiefaciliteiten.

Gemiddelde scores

43 beoordelingen
  • In totaal 4.6/5
  • Gebruiksgemak 4.3/5
  • Klantenservice 4.5/5
  • Functies 4.6/5
  • Waar voor je geld 4.4/5

Productgegevens

  • Gratis versie Nee
  • Gratis proef Ja
  • Implementatie Geïnstalleerd - Mac
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Geïnstalleerd - Windows
    Mobiel - iOS native
    Mobiel - Android native
  • Training Persoonlijk
    Live online
    Webinars
    Documentatie
  • Ondersteuning 24/7 (contact met medewerker)
    Online

Leveranciergegevens

  • Four Winds Interactive
  • http://www.fourwindsinteractive.com/
  • Opgericht in 2005

Over FWI

Al 13 jaar is FWI de toonaangevende innovator in de sector voor klanten die een bedrijfsoplossing zoeken. Met meer dan 7300 huidige klanten heeft FWI een uitstekende staat van dienst. De brede ervaring van FWI in vele sectoren is een daadwerkelijk onderscheidende factor in vergelijking met de concurrenten. Doordat dit platform de meest complete leverancier van visuele communicatie is, kunnen klanten profiteren van de best practices van dit leiderschap in 15 markten en 35 landen.

Functies van FWI

  • Automatische spelerupdates
  • Beheer van externe weergave
  • Contentplanning
  • Mediabibliotheek
  • Ondersteuning voor meerdere schermen
  • Visuele editor

De nuttigste reviews van FWI

Need a bigger shoe?

Beoordeeld op 9-5-2019
Josh Z.
Graphic Design Manager / Network Manager
Kansspelen en casino's, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer 
5/5
In totaal
4/5
Gebruiksgemak
5/5
Functies en functionaliteit
5/5
Klantenondersteuning
5/5
Waar voor je geld
Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling:
Niet waarschijnlijk Zeer waarschijnlijk

Pluspunten: Eventually, if you're like me, you'll push the limits of you CMS. I like to do more. Maybe you started out wanting to push images to a single display. However, as your business grows, you may now need to pull live data and push that to your display giving your staff up to date metrics to judge business decisions. Does your current Content Management system provide that? Maybe it doesn't. Maybe you didn't know you needed that. I've discovered over the last twelve years as a designer and CMS admin I needed an overly robust shoe to perform in. I outgrew my last CMS and needed more functionality. FourWinds was that bigger shoe, for me. As I grow to do more with my digital signage the FourWinds platform is growing faster and I can't keep up. Thats a good thing! You don't want to eventually outgrow your shoe, you want your shoe to grow with you. Changing your CMS, because it can't keep up what with your business needs is painful. I done it three times and it's a pain, to say the least. To sum it up, the FourWinds content management system seems to have few boundaries and I like that the most.

Minpunten: If I had to come up with what I like least about the FourWinds software my list wouldn't be long. I have to separate my gripes into two categories. Are my issues caused by the media player I'm choosing to use or is it the software? Most of my gripes are directed at the media player which, really, has nothing to do with the software at all. So, separating the two, I would wish for a way to bulk upload assets. Each month I create, upload and schedule 40-60 promotional assets. If I could select, schedule, set duration of play, days to play, upload, etc. as a bulk list without doing it one at a time would save me considerable time. That would be what I like least about this software.

It's not perfect, but it's as close as any signage software has gotten

Beoordeeld op 14-1-2019
Ben E.
VP Operations
Omroepen, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer 
5/5
In totaal
4/5
Gebruiksgemak
5/5
Functies en functionaliteit
3/5
Klantenondersteuning
4/5
Waar voor je geld
Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling:
Niet waarschijnlijk Zeer waarschijnlijk

Opmerkingen: I have done countless projects using FWi as the foundation for our solutions. No matter what the project required, I was able to get it done with FWi. They have some of the best features available for data integration, content playback, performance, and network management. It's also quick to pick up and use without any training if you're just trying to get content on to some screens quickly. For those looking to do very complex projects, the software is powerful and can do just about anything, but you may need to be somewhat familiar with more advanced technical concepts. No "wizards" found here.

Pluspunten: The way locations, templates and content cascade down the network tree is both familiar and intuitive, but don't let the simplicity fool you: there are powerful features and settings just under the surface if you know where to look that allow you to build almost anything you can think of.

Minpunten: Accomplishing complex solutions like integrating unique data structures or getting certain behaviors to function properly can involve some trial and error. Documentation for more advanced abilities in the past has been notoriously lacking, although there has been some improvement since they switched to their community portal. The appearance of the CMD software seems a bit antiquated, like old Windows programs.

FWI in higher ed

Beoordeeld op 14-1-2019
Nate M.
Services Lead
Hoger onderwijs, 10.001+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer 
4/5
In totaal
3/5
Gebruiksgemak
4/5
Functies en functionaliteit
3/5
Klantenondersteuning
4/5
Waar voor je geld
Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling:
Niet waarschijnlijk Zeer waarschijnlijk

Opmerkingen: In higher education, we're trying to improve the student experience so that we can attract and retain students. FWI helps to keep students engaged with what is happening on campus.

Pluspunten: The strongest aspect of FWI signage software is the ability to integrate with so many sources of data, including RSS, XML, SQL, and JSON. This has allowed us to greatly reduce the time spent manually managing sign content, as the signs update themselves as information is entered into our many different systems of record which serve as sources of content/data.

Minpunten: The Content Manager Desktop application, as it exists currently, is Windows-only and is much too complex for a beginning user who will only need to make simple image/video content updates. The application is incredibly powerful and makes sense to a power user, but I'm glad to see the FWI Cloud content library start to become available to serve the needs of basic content contributors.

Inconsitent

Beoordeeld op 22-1-2019
Marcia S.
Assoc. Dir. Of Cat. and Conf. Services
Horeca, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer 
3/5
In totaal
5/5
Gebruiksgemak
3/5
Functies en functionaliteit
3/5
Klantenondersteuning
3/5
Waar voor je geld
Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling:
Niet waarschijnlijk Zeer waarschijnlijk

Opmerkingen: Sometimes great sometimes no answers... I have been pending info now for about 2 weeks

Pluspunten: Automation, i do not have to manually enter information. It saves me time when it works

Minpunten: Inconsistency. Sometimes i call and the person is helpful and great and other is like a tunnel with no end

Enterprise Digital Sign Media Software

Beoordeeld op 5-3-2019
Jason F.
System Administrator
Hoger onderwijs, 5.001-10.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer 
5/5
In totaal
4/5
Gebruiksgemak
5/5
Functies en functionaliteit
5/5
Klantenondersteuning
5/5
Waar voor je geld
Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling:
Niet waarschijnlijk Zeer waarschijnlijk

Opmerkingen: FWI has been helpful as we implemented various systems over the years - For basic 'what is happening' on campus
For electronic dining hall menus
Displaying campus information as a display sign, and then showing interactive applications to allow students to release pending print jobs at specific locations: this implementation allowed us to replace our aging single purpose thin-clients with smaller and simple to manage and update nuc pcs.
We haven't seen this with the other sign software vendors

Pluspunten: The ability to customize the output for different purposes - we can utilize the built in functionality for specific implementations without necessarily developing in-house custom applications - and if there is a functionality question, their customer support has been very helpful in working though those issues.

Minpunten: At times, with the many different types configuration options available, one needs to refer to documentation to find the specific feature(s) one is looking to implement for a specific purpose. Most of the documentation is feature based or driven - more design examples utilizing typical features by configuration or deployment purpose may be of help to those just starting out with the software.

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