Integrating AppSheet with Arreya

Integrating AppSheet with Arreya

Coordinating work schedules, maintaining equipment, and managing worksite locations often becomes overwhelming. Arreya digital signage software integrates with AppSheet, creating a powerful tool that allows employees to access business critical information from virtually any device with a stable internet connection. AppSheet and Arreya make scheduling and resource allocation more manageable and scalable for both large and small businesses.

Importing Data

If you have a database with important information, like employees, contacts, equipment lists, and worksites, you can easily import that data into AppSheet to make it more visible and user friendly. Updates can be made directly to the AppSheet app after data has been imported, or users can continue to make updates to their original spreadsheets.

All changes display in Arreya in real time, no matter where the data is updated. AppSheet integrates with Google apps, but it can also integrate with other applications like Office 365 and Dropbox. This flexibility allows organizations to continue to use the software they’re comfortable with. LEARN MORE about AppSheet integrations.

Make Business Critical Data Accessible

The information employees need to properly perform their work is often sensitive and time-dependent. Organizations face the challenge of distributing this information efficiently and securely, simultaneously. AppSheet does the heavy lifting; creating an interface that’s easy to navigate, displaying large databases of information, and using industry standard security practices. Arreya takes it a step further by publishing the AppSheet in a progressive web app, so it can be sent out to users all over the world.

Scheduling Equipment Maintenance

Digital signage and AppSheet make it easy to organize and automate equipment data, like approximate mileage or hours of use. This data makes scheduling maintenance a lot easier. Instead of checking the odometer of each individual vehicle, automations can be set up to add approximate mileage based on job site distances. Employees also manually enter mileage into the app. This information helps organizations estimate operating costs more accurately, and allows them to adjust accordingly.

woman working in a factory using AppSheet and Arreya on multiple monitors

AppSheet and Digital Signage for Inventory Management

Managing inventory can be difficult, especially with thousands of products and combinations, but it’s never been easier than it is today. AppSheet captures data from barcodes, which means users can easily input data like product SKU numbers with a barcode scanner, saving time and money. Barcode technology makes inventory management far more efficient and accurate, and live inventory is displayed on all appropriate screens with Arreya. LEARN MORE about inventory management.

A tablet displaying Arreya's user management interface

Control over the Visibility of Data

Even with all of the great features of AppSheet, a tool like Arreya takes it a step further by making deployment to the field easier than ever. With sensitive and business critical data contained within AppSheet, users need a way to view everything securely and quickly. This is where Arreya comes into play. With an Arreya channel, users can set their channel’s visibility to private, protecting AppSheet data behind a secure login through Arreya. 

Accessing Multiple AppSheets from One Place

AppSheets can be embedded inside of Arreya presentations on a single page. This allows users to view multiple AppSheet projects inside one Arreya presentation. This means they can navigate between multiple projects from a phone, laptop, or tablet. Accessing multiple AppSheets from the same place is extremely beneficial for organizations with multiple departments. It allows departments to share goals, progress, tasks, and schedules in a streamlined and efficient manner.

people in a conference room looking at an AppSheet app on a large monitor

Improving your Business with Arreya and AppSheet

Modern data management applications like AppSheet make managing and distributing business critical data easier and more scalable. Arreya and AppSheet work together perfectly to create a way to manage, edit, distribute, import, and display the data businesses need to run effectively. If you’d like to learn how to display, organize, and manage your data, REACH OUT to Arreya today.

Secure Government Digital Signage

Secure Government Digital Signage

government digital signage


Government agencies are using digital signage to communicate more effectively and efficiently, both internally, and with the public. Strict compliance standards are in place for government devices to protect sensitive data. Unfortunately, government agencies will always be a high value target for cyber attackers. It’s crucial that government digital signage is secure and constantly updated to prevent potential vulnerabilities.

Secure Digital Signage Hardware

Any hardware the government uses needs to be 100% locked down. Chrome devices are state-of-the-art for government digital signage use, because they allow users to lock them into kiosk mode. Kiosk mode prevents changes from being made to content displayed on digital signage, and it also prevents access to sensitive data. Compared to Android and Windows devices which don’t have kiosk mode or an equivalent, which makes them a target for hackers.

LEARN MORE about secure digital signage hardware.

Public Access

government-digital-signageWhile it’s a powerful tool for government agencies to communicate internally, digital signage benefits the public too. Waiting in line for a driver’s license or government issued ID can be both boring and time consuming. Digital signage is improving the process, allowing citizens to:

• Upload documents
• Check in
• Track their place in line
• View infotainment content like news
• Navigate the building

Data is encrypted, protecting the most vulnerable information, like social security numbers, from falling into the wrong hands.

Flexibility in Deploying Content

When we think of government digital signage, large buildings with hundreds of screens may come to mind. While digital signage software is capable of displaying content to thousands of screens simultaneously, it can also be scaled for local governments. It’s extremely easy to add new screens as needed, so local government organizations can scale digital signage as their needs grow.

LEARN MORE about the scalability of government digital signage.

In Case of Emergency

Government agencies are expected to handle security threats and protect citizens. They need to be organized, and a plan must be in place for each and every scenario. Digital signage is a powerful tool for streamlining communication and alerting people to danger immediately. Through integrations with emergency alert software like ALERTUS, digital signage proactively warns government agencies of impending danger. Doppler radar and live weather alerts are automatically deployed, and emergency plans are displayed across thousands of screens simultaneously.

Using government issued mobile devices, digital signage extends to cell phones, displaying emergency messaging to any location with an internet connection.

Government Wayfinding

Government lobby digital signageGovernment buildings can be difficult to navigate, and certain areas are likely restricted.

Digital signage provides wayfinding for citizens in courthouses, department of transportation buildings, and police stations. Meeting times and attendees are displayed outside of conference rooms. Maps clearly display where citizens need to go, and where access is restricted. Updates happen instantaneously, and content is scheduled in advance. Scheduling allows government agencies to tailor content to specific times, buildings, and days as needed.

Law Enforcement and Public Safety

Law enforcement agencies need to communicate as quickly and efficiently as possible to apprehend criminals and keep the public safe. Digital signage is an excellent tool for keeping government and law enforcement agencies up to date on missing persons and wanted criminals. Digital signage also displays current road conditions. Law enforcement agencies use the road conditions displayed on digital signage to decide which routes to take when responding to calls. Picking the best route could result in lives saved, so additional information on road conditions is critical.   

Modernizing Courtrooms

Courtrooms are one of the best use cases for government digital signage. Screens display wayfinding and are still equipped with emergency alerts, but they are tailored to the court system. Many attorneys use video and digital images as evidence in proving cases. It is easier for jurors to understand visual cues that go along with testimony. You can also displays case numbers, courtroom numbers, and what times individuals need to appear in court. Infotainment content like news and sports are often displayed on digital signage in waiting rooms throughout the court house.

Strengthening the Military

Government_Digital_Signage_Military BaseThere are many military applications for digital signage since it is secure, updates instantaneously, and informs massive groups of people. Military branches like the U.S. Navy and Air Force use digital signage for training, announcements, and even entertainment. Sports scores and Twitter feeds are displayed along with cafeteria menus. Training, classroom, and weightlifting schedules are also published so personnel know exactly where they need to be at any given time. The military runs on efficiency, which is exactly why digital signage is such a valuable tool for military branches.

Effective Government Communications

Digital signage is an excellent tool for government agencies because it saves time, money, and resources. Government agencies are using Chrome devices to lock signage down into kiosk mode, making displays tamper proof and secure. Showing current road conditions, training schedules, and emergency alerts.

Federal, state or local governments using digital signage software to display vital information helps inform government agents in real-time, so they can make better decisions during critical moments.