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What Is Digital Signage and How Can It Help Your Business Save Time, Money, and Resources?

By October 30, 2023November 2nd, 2023No Comments

In any business, no matter its size or industry, communicating with customers is the lifeline that keeps it thriving. The customer experience, their loyalty, and the brand’s notoriety are all profoundly shaped by how companies engage with their target audience. The more consistent, personalized, and relevant this interaction, the stronger and closer the bond with customers will grow.

The online environment provides many ways to personalize direct interactions with consumers, but what choices are there for brick-and-mortar businesses? How can physical stores diversify and enhance their offline communication? What solutions, beyond printed posters, brochures, and paper signs, can businesses adopt? The answer to these questions is quite simple: in-store information display can be automated and customized swiftly and effortlessly using a digital signage solution.

Digital signage is the electronic or digital version of printed posters. Through a digital signage solution, brands display personalized content (offers, discounts, promotions, campaigns, announcements, etc.) on one or more screens simultaneously. Moreover, digital signage can cover almost all aspects of audience communication, from creating and scheduling multimedia content to integrating the platform with third-party systems to enhance the shopping experience.

If you’re wondering what difference such a solution makes and how it’s better than printed posters or USB sticks, keep reading this blog article, and you’ll discover how digital signage helps you save time, money, effort, and stay up-to-date with market trends.

Why Is the In-Location Customer Experience So Important?

Imagine walking into a store where you feel welcomed, and the environment is meticulously designed with attention to your current needs. Would you like to return to a place where you feel unique and have a captivating shopping experience? Just like your customers, they need care and consistency when they visit and test your products, and customer trust can be earned through authentic, coherent, and relevant communication.

Over time, companies have tried to manage the in-store communication through signage, which involves displaying information to inform, inspire, appreciate, and assist the target audience. Signage is still predominantly done on paper, but some more vigilant brands have adopted monitors or screens as an alternative option to costly prints. However, the impact of communication remained the same. While screens swiftly grab visitors’ attention, the effort to display ads on each individual monitor using USB sticks is overwhelming in terms of time and people involved in the process. Digital signage breaks this cycle by completely automating the displays – everything is managed from a computer by a single employee, in just a few minutes.

From Chaos in Offline Communication to Order Given by Automating Visual Content

If you feel that despite all your efforts to engage with the public, you’re not seeing the desired results (increased sales, new customers, recognition), and as you strive for more consistency, you’re sinking into endless chaos, maybe it’s time to change your approach.

What could you do differently? Choose not to drain all your resources, energy, employees, and time on producing, printing, transporting, and putting up promotional posters. Instead, entrust these tasks to a digital solution that takes care of them all for you. Our honest advice is to concentrate on the core activities of your business and automate the entire visual communication process using Spectro:o – a complete, intuitive and easy-to-integrate digital signage.

Benefits and Practical Implementations of a Digital Signage Solution

The major advantage of implementing a digital signage solution in your business is the efficiency it brings to your visual communication process: faster, more accessible, and with a greater impact. Beyond inherent effectiveness of a digital signage network, you can extend the solution’s applicability to generate additional revenue.

Regardless of your industry, you will enhance the on-site customer and employee experience, promote your products more attractively, boost team productivity, and capitalize on your screen network investment by renting advertising space to various partners or suppliers.

Spectro:o has been working with major clients in various industries like Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Manufacturing for over 5 years. Nevertheless, the digital signage solution is versatile and can be customized for use in a wide range of industries, serving companies of all sizes – small, large, and medium-sized.

Let’s get into the details! In retail, our client with over 300 locations manages all the work of displaying ads, promotions, and campaigns with just a few clicks. In healthcare, we’ve implemented digital signage in a pharmacy chain with over 850 sales units, which has been digitally communicating for 3 years from a single point of contact.

The hospitality industry is another area where we have expertise. We’ve helped a fast-food restaurant chain with over 90 locations to significantly simplify in-location menu displays, reducing the time effort from 360 working hours to 30 to 60 minutes in a month.

For our manufacturing client, we’ve transformed the traditional notice board into an engaging digital panel to inform employees. We have several success stories that you might relate to, and if you wish to explore them in detail, we encourage you to take a look at our case studies.

Features and Technical Aspects – Everything You Need to Know

You don’t need technical know-how to make the most of a digital signage solution! The Spectro:o platform user guide is as simple as 1-2-3: add content, schedule displays, and hit save. It’s all intuitive and user-friendly. Manage your digital displays automatically from the cloud, no matter where you are or how many screens you have.

In addition to the essential features for scheduling diverse multimedia content, Spectro:o Digital Signage comes with an intuitive set of technical capabilities:

  • Complete remote management of the screens
  • Adding new users to the platform with specific access
  • Automatic playlist synchronization
  • Continuous display even in offline mode
  • High flexibility for integration with third-party systems
  • Multiple types of players tailored to your needs: hardware or software

For a deeper dive into the full range of features, explore the dedicated page.

Why Is Spectro:o Digital Signage an Excellent Solution for Your Business?

The market is incredibly dynamic, with trends changing almost overnight. While consumers swiftly embrace newly launched innovations, companies often adapt more slowly. The most alert brands stand to gain the most. Digital signage represents a new era in visual communication with the target audience (customers or employees) because it marks the shift from print to screens and offers colossal flexibility to companies.

Brick-and-mortar brands are no longer dependent on multiple suppliers for prints, transportation, and poster installation. With the launch of the Spectro:o 4G player, even internet connectivity is no longer an issue. Digital signage brings certainty to an extremely turbulent market because it is a solution that scales with your business, saving many hours for your team to devise growth strategies. It’s a valuable differentiator that boosts you steps ahead of your competition.

Spectro:o emerged from a clear and ambitious vision for the future – a world where technology doesn’t set us apart but brings us closer. Marius Pătroi, Co-Founder and CEO of Spectro:o, developed a unique digital solution from scratch in Romania, transforming communication from a challenging process into a valuable opportunity to interact with the audience and convey attention and care. From technical design to customer relations, every aspect of the Spectro:o solution bears the mark of our passion. We are driven by the desire to create something that not only displays information but also fosters genuine connections in a digital world.

For more than 5 years, we’ve partnered with leading brands like Carrefour, Auchan, Lensa, Dabo Doner, Trans Agape, and others. The equipment installed five years ago is still running flawlessly. We welcome you to explore the story of Spectro:o Digital Signage, shared authentically by Marius Pătroi. And if you’re interested in automating visual messages at your sales points, let’s connect and try out a live demo.