FWI

FWI

door Four Winds Interactive

Wie gebruikt FWI?

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

Wat is 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.

FWI - Details

Four Winds Interactive

http://www.fourwindsinteractive.com/

Opgericht in 2005

FWI - Prijsoverzicht

FWI heeft geen gratis versie maar biedt wel een gratis proefperiode.

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

Functies van FWI

Digital signage software
Automatische spelerupdates
Beheer van externe weergave
Contentplanning
Mediabibliotheek
Ondersteuning voor meerdere schermen
Visuele editor

Reviews van FWI

5 van 43 reviews worden weergegeven

In totaal
4,6/5
Gebruiksgemak
4,3/5
Klantenservice
4,5/5
Functies
4,6/5
Waar voor je geld
4,4/5
Josh Z.
Graphic Design Manager / Network Manager
Kansspelen en casino's, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
  • Totaalscore
    5/5
  • Gebruiksgemak
    4/5
  • Functies en functionaliteit
    5/5
  • Klantenondersteuning
    5/5
  • Waar voor je geld
    5/5
  • Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling
    10/10
  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 9-5-2019

"Need a bigger shoe?"

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.

  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 9-5-2019
Ben E.
VP Operations
Omroepen, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
  • Totaalscore
    5/5
  • Gebruiksgemak
    4/5
  • Functies en functionaliteit
    5/5
  • Klantenondersteuning
    3/5
  • Waar voor je geld
    4/5
  • Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling
    8/10
  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 14-1-2019

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

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.

  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 14-1-2019
Marcia S.
Assoc. Dir. Of Cat. and Conf. Services
Horeca, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
  • Totaalscore
    3/5
  • Gebruiksgemak
    5/5
  • Functies en functionaliteit
    3/5
  • Klantenondersteuning
    3/5
  • Waar voor je geld
    3/5
  • Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling
    7/10
  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 22-1-2019

"Inconsitent"

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

  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 22-1-2019
Justin A.
Manager, Digital Projects & Web Development
Hoger onderwijs, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
  • Totaalscore
    5/5
  • Gebruiksgemak
    5/5
  • Functies en functionaliteit
    5/5
  • Klantenondersteuning
    5/5
  • Waar voor je geld
    5/5
  • Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling
    10/10
  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 14-1-2019

"Streamlined our signage system"

Opmerkingen: Great customer service that is quick to repsond and offer insights in solving problems we have encountered with our deployment.

Pluspunten: We had 3 old systems, one for wayfinding, one for signage and 1 a bit of both. Four Winds Interactive allowed us to consolidate our signage/wayfinding into 1 system and gain loads of functionality at the same time. I could build the system I imagined from scratch utilizing Four Winds Interactive. This included creating my own templates, design and touch functionality to make it work best for our audience. It could integrate with 3rd party data utilizing JSON or XML which makes it extremely versatile.

Minpunten: Many past problems I have run into including documentation, etc are being actively addressed by the company with enhancements coming to the customer portal. Content Manager Desktop is only available on Windows (which creates extra steps for Mac users like myself) but with their new Cloud system I need to open Content Manager Desktop less frequently.

  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 14-1-2019
Nate M.
Services Lead
Hoger onderwijs, 10.001+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
  • Totaalscore
    4/5
  • Gebruiksgemak
    3/5
  • Functies en functionaliteit
    4/5
  • Klantenondersteuning
    3/5
  • Waar voor je geld
    4/5
  • Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling
    9/10
  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 14-1-2019

"FWI in higher ed"

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.

  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 14-1-2019