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A2Z

Well suited for sessions and events information with the exception of large white space areas when viewed. Depending on how your organization is set up the only "less appropriate" area for us would be the actual accounting side, but that is because our accounting department prefers to maintain invoices, etc out of their own system. However, the invoices provided by A2Z does aid them when the are reconciling to their own system
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EMS Software

Since we only use the software for parking-related needs, I don't have much feedback in this area. I did meet a few users at EMS Live that utilize the software for parking as well, but we knew little of other operations. The four of us did agree that we find the program useful based on our working knowledge.
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Pros

  • Tracking from year to year - history provided on the Exhibit side is huge and helps when you have new people working within the platform.
  • Ability to replicate certain areas from year to year which is a huge timesaver.
  • Templates! Templates are huge timesavers, but you still have the ability to brand them and change them if needed.
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  • Web Requests: Our organization uses web requests from two different groups (1. Academics 2. Programming). It allows the user to easily find and request space. On the back end it is easy for our Reservations Manager to view, modify and confirm the requests.
  • Dashboard: The Dashboard feature has been a great resource for our organization. We have built work flow processes and integrated them into the Dashboard. This allows our Reservations Manager to know where all the requests or changes to requests stand.
  • Room Availability Navigation from Desktop Client: Carmichael Complex is comprised of 350,000 square feet (3 indoor buildings) and 18 acres (3 outdoor complexes) we have to manage. The Desktop Client allows to easily see what is available and navigate through days, weeks and months at a time.
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Cons

  • Coming from software where I had a huge amount of access to the "backend", it would be nice to be able to manipulate areas of the Exhibit Floorplan a little easier with regard to items like tables, chairs, stages, etc. Maybe add some icons that could be pasted into the floorplan for faster success?
  • The agenda within A2Z does not give you the ability to host on your own conference site.
  • The agenda view is sometimes perceived as being too long, there's a lot of extra "white space".
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  • Master calendar. It’s not so user friendly and very busy.
  • Better support.
  • When an email is sent from EMS, you are not able to see the attachments that were sent. You can only see that it had attachments.
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Likelihood to Renew

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EMS Software9.0
Based on 8 answers
Want to bring in the whole hospital
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Usability

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EMS Software5.6
Based on 4 answers
with some training it is a great system but not without some faults
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Reliability and Availability

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EMS Software8.0
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the system is always up and running on my computer as well as my colleagues we use it everyday, the one thing that we have is a localized problem where its the university not the software's fault. but logging in from off campus requires several large hoops to jump through
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Performance

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EMS Software6.0
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when looking at large reservations from say a year or two ago it does take a long to time for them to be loaded up but that may be because of the server and the way the software archives the info. that also goes along with running reports of old data that may of been archived that takes a long time to get
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Support

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EMS Software5.6
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when we made the switch to workday this past year there were a couple hiccups with the staging table to employee data that we are still to this day trying to work the kinks out of
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In-Person Training

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EMS Software9.0
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we had brought out several consultants over the course of the past couple years and they have been fantastic from Brandy Cahill to Matt Luther
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Online Training

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EMS Software6.0
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nothing is as good as someone in person walking you through it but it was a helpful resource when needing to find out how to do something
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Implementation

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EMS Software6.5
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we did a lot on on campus training and moved catering into the system that forced people to have to use the system
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Alternatives Considered

I've used Map Your Show, as well as ExpoCad. Each has their own redeeming qualities, and the success of A2Z is also based on the support you receive from the provider. Customer Support and being assigned to one support team player from A2Z has been huge and we have greatly appreciated it.
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Series25 Scheduling Suite - so far, EMS seems to be a far superior scheduling program. It has features I’ve only wished and dreamed of (like bumping events from academic space and automating finals exam scheduling). We’ve hit some bumps, too, but that’s expected. Generally, I would recommend EMS over R25 any day.
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Scalability

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EMS Software8.5
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We have a pretty small school, so I’m not sure how I can answer this. For us, though, it works great! We have 1k employees and 3k students.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive - it provides one place from which primary players in the conference could pull information. A2Z maintains consistency and lowers the discrepancy issue when everyone tries to keep their own little database.
  • Positive - Time Saver.
  • No negative that I can recall.
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  • Databases and information systems are crucial to the efficient management of spaces and people in higher education. We have been able to automate some processes so that we are able to make sure that only those affiliated with the college are able to request the use of space.
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Pricing Details

A2Z

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Free Trial
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EMS Software

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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