BUILDING CUSTOM DIGITAL SIGNAGE SOLUTIONS USING AN API-FIRST PLATFORM
Is your business ready to be headless?
Headless CMS set-ups are well-suited to organizations that have active, full-time developer and creative resources in-houses or via partnerships like creative and interactive agencies. Typically, they’re producing and distributing messaging that needs to live across multiple channels – from mobile devices and wearables to websites, kiosks and video walls.
Whether your company is a services or solutions provider, providing complementary technologies, or looking as an end-user for a future-proofed solution to efficiently meet omni-channel messaging needs, Signagelive can help.
DON’T THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX…
Headless set-ups reflect the modern state of content development and distribution among larger companies with a variety of communications needs. An API-centric platform allows companies to be nimble, and equip their content creators and developers with the most modern, nimble tools.
Going headless means the content producers and developers within a company are framework-agnostic, meaning they’re free to do the messaging and coding with their own favorite frameworks and tools.
Because APIs are at the heart of how this works, the calls for data handled via APIs can result in messaging that is automated.
For example, numbers like product and service pricing are automatically updated, and charts dynamically re-drawn, using pre-set templates and actions based on things like numeric thresholds and keywords.
The developer working on that can easily flip from building something that pulls inventory levels and pricing out of a point of sale system, to visualizing the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) coming out of a Microsoft Power BI dashboard. A Headless CMS setup also enables the creation of custom user interfaces that either integrate into other existing business processes or provide custom-tailored user experiences tuned to an organization’s workflows, processes, and nomenclature.
In an age of hyper-connected, data-driven workplaces, business communicators, IT teams and facility operators need messaging and notification tools that are flexible, dynamic and seamless.
Disparate, seemingly unrelated business and management systems are connected to share data, and then shape, trigger and drive on-premises communications, operations and experience.
Displays positioned around workplaces can inform, guide and manage everything from meeting room occupancy and HR notices to production KPIs and alerts. Typically, that’s been done using one or several distinct software and server platforms
dedicated to specific tasks and teams.
In effect, they’re siloed technologies with their own logins, user experiences and workflows.
The new, exponentially more efficient approach to managing communications across large, multi-faceted businesses involves what’s called a Headless CMS – an emerging software platform approach that readily intermingles and works with the many
other business systems inside an enterprise.
For digital signage messaging, a conventional CMS (Content Management System) is a software platform that solutions
providers adopt and then learn to make work within a larger business, almost always as its own…