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4.4
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About Scala

Scala is a cloud-based digital signage solution that helps brands, retailers and marketers with digital content management and audience targeting. Its key features include scheduling, multi-screen support, layout management, visual editor and digital menu boards. The application comes with a content management module which enables message refinement and helps users customize communications for customers, personnel, visitors and students. Managers can assign roles and permissions to content creators and control messages across multiple screens. The system allows teams to connect with multiple data and content sources and use the predefined templates to create marketing materials. Scala is suited for firms in sectors such as quick service restaurants, corporate communications, finance, entertainment, automotive, healthcare, education and more. It is available on a monthly subscription and support is provided via phone and online portal.
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Scala pricing

Scala does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Scala paid version starts at US$200.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$200.00/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Scala Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.3
Functionality
4.3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4
5 reviews of 14 View all reviews
jason
jason
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
1

5
Reviewed on 28/7/2022

Scala reviews 2022

Provides optimum programming facilities and best for static programmers.

Pros

Scala is a best fit for programming aspirants if you ask me. Unlike other popular programming tools, It is suitable for functional programming since it's object-oriented and also provides a huge library of useful components.I like its simplicity, ease of use and affordability.

Anyone with any experience-level can use Scala and there are several learning resources included with the app.

Cons

Poor support services. It takes almost an eternity before you get help on discord. I don't enjoy it.

Taher
  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 17/10/2023

Normal user review

I love it and I used it for more than 12 years

Pros

Content Manager feature Designer featurePlaybaack of the player can run for 30 days if the network switched off with the same content.

Cons

Cost is high and some client go with cheaper cloud systems

Alternatives Considered

BroadSign

Reasons for Choosing Scala

Because client needed something light and easy to use and cheaper.

Switched From

BroadSign

Reasons for Switching to Scala

I like the capability of scala specially with integration
Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 13/5/2024

I generate more refined projects.

A not so good experience due to what was previously mentioned about large volumes of work, it is a shame because it outlines very sophisticated projects that you must work on one by one.

Pros

It is a programming language that I enjoy using in specific projects at Google. What I like most about Scala is its combination of functional and object-oriented programming paradigms, which allows me to write code more concisely and primarily expressively.

Cons

Scala is especially useless in projects that involve high concurrency, processing large volumes of data, or building distributed systems - areas that Google often works on but is not fit for purpose.

Patrick
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 27/6/2018

Scala can be a great platform depending on your use case.

Pros

The Scala platform (Designer, Content Manager, Player) provides a great deal of out-of-box functionality for a variety of uses. Its main pros are flexibility, user interface, and scalability. Scala Designer gets you started quickly with creating and publishing content with support for many file types and a large library of built in transitions and clip art. Content manager allows you to easily organize and create advanced frame sets for playback. This flexibility makes Scala great for a variety of applications such as large video walls, menu boards, or standalone displays. Another pro of Scala (Content Manager) is its user interface. It is divided into logical sections making it easy to navigate and make changes, however, you will become best friends with your mouse as there is a lot of clicking involved (see cons). Lastly, the scalability of the software makes it ideal for small or large deployments. Adding additional players is seamless allowing you to expand your network with little effort.

Cons

Make sure you have a solid use case and understand what Scala can do out of the box and what you will need to develop to achieve your desired functionality. Scala provides functionality that can serve a variety of use cases, however, some will require more work than others. Basic video walls and simple signage (1 media item to the next) are well suited for Scala out of the box. However, more advanced playback behaviors (think if this then that kind of behavior) will certainly require custom script development which can be a challenge as ScalaScript is nowhere near as universal as developing in other languages. As mentioned in the pros, Scala Content Manager provides a logical user interface, however, nearly every setting requires and enormous number of mouse clicks to get things done.

Gavin
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 11/11/2021

Powerful Digital Signage Platform

Pros

We have used Scala for 13+ years now, it's probably the most proficient Digital Signage platform available, allowing you to create everything from simple displays showing screens to fully interactive displays, triggering from external sources, rateboards, flight boards, etc.
The customer facing UI is excellent and allows simple building and scheduling of playlists and displays.

Cons

The power of Scala means that it's not easy to just pick up, for most of the complex stuff I would always advise getting the experts in to help you build and implement the project.

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