How to Simplify Complex Processes with Cloud-Based Digital Signage

Cloud-based digital signage has changed the way businesses engage with their customers. This technology allows you to manage and update displays remotely, eliminating manual hardware handling. This approach simplifies operations and enables easy scaling across multiple locations, significantly improving traditional signage methods.

In this article, we’ll explore the limitations of traditional digital signage, illustrate how ComQi’s cloud-based solutions overcome these hurdles, and share real-world examples of businesses reaping the benefits.

Key Takeaways

  • Challenges of Traditional Signage: Traditional digital signage leads to high ongoing costs due to its extensive on-site infrastructure, which demands constant manual updates and maintenance, strains IT resources, and increases energy consumption.
  • Cloud-Based Signage Solutions: ComQi’s cloud solutions cut costs, simplify management, offer scalable and flexible content updates, ensure security, and are environmentally friendly, tackling traditional signage’s limitations head-on.
  • ComQi’s Impact on Big Business: By leveraging ComQi’s EnGage CMS, businesses like Famous Footwear have centralized their content management, personalized customer experiences, and realized operational efficiencies, driving increased sales and customer satisfaction.

The Challenges of Traditional Digital Signage

Before cloud-based solutions became available, businesses looking to upgrade from static to dynamic displays mainly used traditional digital signage systems. This approach requires physical equipment, such as servers and media players, to be installed and maintained on-site.

However, the main challenge is that businesses must manage this infrastructure themselves. So although this setup enables dynamic content, it comes with major challenges:

  • Initial and Ongoing Costs: Traditional digital signage involves not just the initial purchase of screens, media players, and servers, but also ongoing costs. These include the manual upkeep of servers, network equipment, and software licenses. Maintaining this infrastructure continuously drains financial resources and demands considerable time from IT staff.
  • Management Complexity: Additionally, IT teams are burdened by the need to oversee every aspect of this infrastructure—from software updates to hardware troubleshooting. This complexity consumes considerable resources and detracts from focusing on core business initiatives.
  • Scalability and Flexibility Issues: Adjusting or expanding traditional signage setups is often costly. Physical modifications or upgrades to hardware can slow down the ability to respond to changing business needs or content strategies.
  • Security Risks and Reliability: With the critical infrastructure on-site, traditional systems are more exposed to security threats and physical damage. Ensuring the security and reliability of these systems demands additional investments in cybersecurity and backup solutions.
  • Environmental Concerns: The energy consumption required to operate a network of servers and the waste generated by outdated or failing hardware contribute to the ecological footprint of traditional digital signage, posing challenges for businesses striving for sustainability.

The core issue with traditional digital signage is its strain on IT teams and employee resources due to frequent software updates and hardware issues. However, this burden highlights the appeal of cloud-based digital signage, which offers a simpler, less demanding alternative.

The Solutions of Cloud-Based Digital Signage

Cloud-based digital signage provides a clear advantage over traditional systems, as it eliminates the need for on-site servers and excessive IT management. Here’s how else cloud-based solutions offer a more streamlined and efficient approach to digital signage management:

  • Affordable Startup and Ongoing Costs: One of the most appealing aspects of cloud-based digital signage is the reduced initial investment and ongoing maintenance expenses. Hosting infrastructure in the cloud can save businesses money instead of purchasing, installing, and maintaining physical servers. Updates and troubleshooting can be managed remotely, reducing the need for on-site maintenance and support.
  • Streamlined Management Process: Cloud-based platforms allow for the centralized management of digital signage networks, regardless of the number of devices or locations. From a single dashboard, users can update content, adjust schedules, and monitor the status of all their screens. This consolidation significantly simplifies operations, saving time and resources.
  • Unparalleled Scalability and Adaptability: Cloud-based digital signage solutions allow businesses to easily add, remove, or modify screens without significant infrastructure changes. This flexibility also extends to content management, allowing companies to adapt their messaging to suit changing market conditions, audience preferences, or promotional activities.
  • Robust Security and Dependable Performance: Cloud-based services offer enhanced security and reliability through regular software updates, advanced encryption, and secure data storage practices. Cloud providers invest heavily in cybersecurity measures, ensuring that digital signage content and the underlying infrastructure are protected against threats. Cloud platforms offer high uptime rates, ensuring operational digital signage networks.
  • Eco-Friendly Operations and Energy Efficiency: Cloud-based digital signage consumes less energy and has a smaller carbon footprint than traditional signage methods. These solutions support more sustainable business practices by optimizing content delivery and reducing the need for physical hardware.

By embracing cloud-based digital signage, businesses unlock a pathway to superior operational efficiency, security, and eco-sustainability, all while engaging their audience with compelling content more effectively.

How ComQi Simplifies Complex Processes with Cloud-Based Digital Signage

ComQi has been instrumental in simplifying complex communication and operational processes for businesses worldwide. Our products and services cater to various industries, including retail, healthcare, and hospitality. Notably, through our EnGage system.

The EnGage System

The heart of ComQi’s ecosystem is the EnGage Content Management System (CMS). This powerful platform enables businesses to easily create, schedule, and manage digital content across multiple locations. With it, we aim to help companies improve customer engagement, streamline operations, and increase sales through effective digital communication.

EnGage is central to our global operations, providing scalable, secure, and reliable cloud-based digital signage solutions. With a presence in North America, Europe, and Asia, we offer a comprehensive service package encompassing deployment, content production, network management, and continuous support. This allows our clients to concentrate on their main business operations while we expertly manage the intricacies of digital signage.

This emphasis on streamlined operations and enhanced customer engagement is more than theoretical. It’s a reality we’ve achieved for our clients, such as Laser Clinics and Famous Footwear.

Streamlining Operations with ComQi’s Digital Signage

For Laser Clinics, a leader in aesthetic treatments, transitioning from traditional lightbox displays to modern, immersive customer experience displays was essential. Partnering with Dashing, they tapped into our cloud-based EnGage CMS to innovate their customer engagement strategy. This move was about more than just updating signage. It was about revolutionizing how Laser Clinics operated across their global network.

  1. The Challenge: Laser Clinics needed a scalable solution to manage content across 150+ locations, aiming for a seamless and personalized customer journey from entry to treatment rooms. The existing lightbox displays limited their ability to quickly adapt and customize content, making their customer experience feel outdated.
  2. The Solution: Using ComQi’s EnGage CMS, Dashing could centralize content management, allowing for easy updates and local and national content scheduling without a logistical nightmare. This cloud-based system enabled Laser Clinics to display dynamic, tailored content in every clinic, enhancing the customer experience with minimal manual effort.
  3. The Outcome: Implementing ComQi’s digital signage solution significantly streamlined Laser Clinics’ operations. Customized content at the clinic and even the treatment room level became effortless, proving the system’s ability to simplify complex processes. Adrian Waugh from Dashing celebrated this shift, highlighting the operational ease of scheduling content across various locations.

This partnership exemplifies how ComQi’s digital signage solutions can streamline operations, demonstrating the powerful impact of cloud-based technology on enhancing customer engagement and operational efficiency.

But what about sales and profit? These are critical aims as well. Well, it turns out EnGage is perfect for driving more business your way, too. 

Increasing Sales and Profitability with ComQi’s Digital Signage

Famous Footwear, a national retailer, wanted to update its stores to attract customers and enhance product visibility. The transition from outdated display cases and static print media to a vibrant, interactive shopping experience was crucial. Famous Footwear enlisted ComQi’s expertise for this transformation, leveraging our cutting-edge cloud-based EnGage CMS for a comprehensive digital signage overhaul.

  1. The Challenge: Famous Footwear’s reliance on traditional marketing mediums was no longer effective in the digital age, failing to engage the modern consumer adequately. The first attempts at implementing digital signage solutions were unable to meet expectations due to technical issues that hindered performance and customer interaction. As a result, the retailer required a reliable and scalable digital signage solution capable of increasing foot traffic, engaging customers in a meaningful way, and ultimately driving sales of its products.
  2. The Solution: ComQi provided an end-to-end digital signage solution powered by Intel processors to address these challenges. Implementing ComQi’s EnGage CMS, Famous Footwear could dynamically manage content across its extensive network of stores, including flagship locations. This platform allowed for the seamless deployment of localized content, engaging displays, and interactive features tailored to each store’s needs.
  3. The Outcome: The deployment of ComQi’s digital signage solutions across over 200 Famous Footwear stores led to tangible improvements: a 5.7% increase in foot traffic and enhanced customer engagement through interactive video walls and Trend Fixtures that spotlighted the latest footwear trends. Most notably, Famous Footwear observed a significant uptick in the sell-through rates of products featured on these digital installations. This strategy modernized the shopping experience and directly contributed to increased sales and profitability, showcasing the impactful role of digital signage in retail success.

This case study underscores ComQi’s ability to drive retail performance through digital signage, proving that strategic technology implementations can improve sales outcomes and customer satisfaction.


ComQi’s cloud-based digital signage offers a solution to traditional signage’s challenges, emphasizing cost-efficiency, simplicity, and sustainability. Our work with clients like Laser Clinics and Famous Footwear highlights our system’s ability to enhance engagement and increase sales.

Ready to see these benefits in action yourself? Contact us for a demo and explore how our EnGage CMS can transform your operations today!