Appspace: Digital Signage Solutions for Improved Employee Engagement

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Duke Skarda, CTO
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work for so long that the new ways we have adapted are probably now more routine. Organizations large and small have operated with remote workforces for months and employees have acclimated to working from their homes. Traditional means of communication like emails and calls keep people connected, but realistically, these methods are not always the most efficient way to collaborate for the enterprise. Particularly for larger, global companies, different teams often use different tools or platforms to communicate as dictated by their regional customs or personal preferences. Because of this disparity in tools, it is challenging to relay mission-critical communications to the entire organization that is both efficient and effective. Some employees may find information on the company intranet, while others may feel more comfortable using an enterprise messaging tool. With so many communication options, miscommunications will inevitably occur.

Luckily, there is a single platform that bridges the gap between traditional communication methods and the new way people work. Appspace provides a unique approach to hybrid workplace management and communication that allows employees to send on-brand, timely messages to devices in the office, at home, or on the go.

Nearly two decades since its inception as a digital signage solution provider, Appspace is now at the forefront of augmenting employee engagement with various digital tools that improve productivity. “While we do offer traditional digital signage software, we are also laser-focused on delivering a new workplace experience for our customers,” expresses Duke Skarda, CTO of Appspace. The company’s purpose-built platform of the same name empowers clients with a set of fully integrated collaboration tools and software to streamline several communication workflows. Using branded templates, Appspace makes it easy for anyone to create engaging, dynamic content to display on various devices. Appspace’s templates include solutions for sharing announcements, statistics and business data, alerts, room scheduling tools, maps and kiosk functions, and even RSS feeds. With so much variety, Appspace users can effectively broadcast relevant content to their peers while retaining their brand’s theme with respective logos, colors, and fonts. “Our platform ensures that companies can always communicate effectively with their employees regardless of their location. They could be at home, in a factory, or on the go, Appspace will always keep them connected,” adds Skarda.

The abundance of communication and collaborative office applications in the modern workplace does not hinder Appspace’s capabilities.


Luckily, there is a single platform that bridges the gap between traditional communication methods and the new way people work

The platform seamlessly integrates with enterprise messaging apps, including Slack, Microsoft Teams, WebEx Teams, and several other popularly used tools to support employees and corporate communication needs. Appspace also has a robust and collaborative relationship with large hardware players like Cisco and Crestron, which further bolsters its ability to deliver the best workplace experiences across a client’s enterprise. “We work with leading hardware manufacturers to integrate Appspace into their products, making it extremely easy for clients to publish content directly onto their displays in places like conference rooms and hallways,” states Skarda. Appspace also prides itself on being the only digital signage software provider on Cisco’s price list, which bodes extremely well for clients that already own Cisco products.

To further describe the company’s capabilities and its end-to-end platform, Skarda shares the story of a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical enterprise that sought Appspace’s expertise. “The client had employed a content management software that was not user-friendly, failed to scale as expected, and proved to be of great inconvenience for employees across diverse locations,” he recalls. The client reached out to Appspace for assistance; upon implementation, they witnessed a world of difference in their content management footprint. “The company loved how easy our solution was to use right out of the box and the scalability it offered,” adds Skarda. Even after the events of COVID-19, the client experienced no interruptions in their enterprise-wide communication.

With such intuitive solutions that cater to both digital signage and workplace management, Appspace stands ahead of the curve in helping organizations better engage with their employees. Moving forward, the company intends to invest in the future of hybrid workplaces, where employees can expect to see a completely transformed environment that combines key aspects of both the physical and virtual worlds. The “offices of tomorrow” will follow a technologically-fueled theme to deliver a safe, touchless experience, and Appspace is gearing up to lead that change.

Company
Appspace

Headquarters
Dallas, TX

Management
Duke Skarda, CTO and Steve Terp, CRO, Scott Chao, CMO and Steve Gray, Director of Sales

Description
Appspace today, almost two decades since its inception, is at the forefront of augmenting an employee’s engagement in any organization. While the company does offer traditional digital signage software, they are also laser-focused on delivering a new workplace experience for our customers. The company’s purpose-built platform of the same name empowers clients with a set of fully integrated collaboration tools and software to streamline several communication workflows. Ranging from an array of branded templates and analytics to scheduling information, Appspace’s solution helps individuals create and effectively broadcast relevant content to their peers while retaining their brand’s themes. Appspace ensures that companies can always communicate with their employees regardless of their location