Digital Signage Plays an Essential Role as Businesses Retool for the New Workplace Reality
November 23, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – Enplug, a leading cloud-based digital signage software provider, has launched a suite of tools in its digital signage platform to help businesses foster better communication throughout their organizations. The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered how businesses operate, catalyzing changes that will reshape the workforce not just today, but well into the future. Now more than ever, visual communication plays an integral role in keeping employees informed, safe and engaged. Enplug has long championed the need to foster connections throughout the workplace, and the new tools announced today deliver on the company’s commitment to give businesses the most capable, robust platform for maintaining connection in today’s modern workplace.
“The pandemic forced companies to decentralize and reorganize their workplaces with the goal of creating a safer work environment. The effort to mitigate viral spread led to the loss of close collaboration in many organizations, which reinforced the importance of visual communication tools as a means to promote employee engagement within these organizations,” said Enplug CEO Nanxi Liu. “The silver lining here is that enterprises and other large organizations now grasp the importance of having a cohesive platform to centralize cross-office communications and foster even deeper connection between geographically distributed workforces. The Enplug platform embraced this philosophy long before the pandemic hit, and consequently we’re better positioned than our competitors to deliver a solution that helps our customers thrive in this new workplace reality.”
Edit Content on the Fly
Keeping employees informed about the latest workplace safety information is vital, especially in light of frequently updated health guidance. Quickly sharing existing corporate and safety content is easy with Enplug’s intelligent newly released visual editing tools. Users can now crop-and-rotate graphics to predefined screen layouts or adjust aspect ratios as images are uploaded, eliminating the extra step of adjusting images in an external editor or wasting time changing them after upload. Additionally, it’s now possible to reorder and tag many images simultaneously, making it easy to quickly search and find the right content to put at the beginning of a playlist to highlight the most relevant and important information. Lastly, video upload speeds are now twice as fast, making it easy to share the latest safety guidelines quickly without a lengthy upload process.
Stay One Step Ahead of COVID-19
While most organizations reimagined their workplaces in response to COVID-19 many months ago, the pandemic requires them to continually adapt to ever-changing health and safety directives. To that end, Enplug regularly updates its COVID-19 Safety App and Coronavirus News App, making it easy for companies to keep employees and customers informed with the latest guidance from local, state and federal health departments.
Empower the Remote Workforce
With hybrid work, employee needs are becoming increasingly complex. Enplug makes it possible to enjoy the benefits of digital signage no matter how or where a team is working. Web Player lets users show digital signage content in locations where it is not possible to install a media player device. And ScreenSaver for Mac and PC makes it easy to show digital signage content to employees working from home. Lastly, ScreenCast lets employees in the office connect to existing digital signage screens and mirror content from their laptop to share or present information to other employees while maintaining a safe social distance.
Manage Content with Powerful New Dashboard
With communication currently more critical to business success and safety than ever before, stakeholders in different roles and functions now have new content responsibilities. With this new distributed content management model in mind, Enplug created a new dashboard to make it easy for any employee – no matter their role – to manage content and access relevant information at-a-glance. Most notably, users can customize their dashboard homepage with widgets such as Recently Viewed Content, Featured Tips, Screen Status, Enplug Device Ordering and more. Additionally, a new sidebar menu and content view make it easier to quickly navigate to important items and accurately preview content.
Stay On Brand
Maintaining a consistent corporate identity and strong presence is critical for businesses to stay top-of-mind with employees and customers. Enplug gives large organizations and enterprises the tools needed to make sure their digital signage strategy is working, and that it supports their brand values. Advanced monitoring and control, as well as content approval workflows, make it easy for content managers to ensure content stays on brand. Enplug’s Company Templates App allows users to lock sections of a template so users can only change predefined elements. Lastly, custom corporate font uploads allow enterprises to add brand fonts to the platform and provide them for use across the organization for cohesive branding.
With greater attention paid to safe and touchless forms of communication, many businesses are expanding their use of digital signage, rolling it out to new offices and locations. At the same time, businesses have to be flexible and adaptable to succeed in a sometimes uncertain environment. Enplug enables these businesses to scale their digital signage networks as needed with functionalities such as custom zoning configurations, which means new groups of screens can be added without manually recreating all the settings. It’s also possible to tag display groups and organize them by region. Lastly, users can receive display group notifications via webhook for easy integration into other platforms.
All of these new capabilities are available now via the Enplug visual communications platform. Visit www.enplug.com to learn more. Follow Enplug on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date on the company’s latest news.
Enplug’s cloud-based digital signage software empowers businesses to manage content across multiple displays from a single dashboard. With powerful enterprise features and an easy-to-use design, Enplug is the innovative solution to scale visual communications. Global companies in banking, education, retail, energy and more depend on Enplug for seamless marketing and internal communications experiences. For a demo of Enplug, visit www.enplug.com.