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Accruent EMS Software

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Likelihood to Recommend

Accruent EMS Software

[Accruent] EMS has proven to be a very useful tool for us when scheduling and managing our private events. Once users are trained on how to utilize the tool, rarely do they require follow up training. Personally we love the automation of emailing reports to our users and management. We also find the web based schedule very helpful to staff when they are doing setups.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

Robin is my benchmark for room displays. It effectively does what it is meant to do without additional fluff. The default theme is more than you'll ever really need, but customization is available. I just really wish there was a simpler way to remove check-in requirements for events. I would always recommend them first for most situations, but my company has a special use case that Robin, or any other competitors for that matter, have not been able to achieve yet.
Isidoro &quot;Roy&quot; Jovero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Accruent EMS Software

  • It's user friendly. By doing a little self-exploration one can find out the many features that EMS offers.
  • It is simple to add or remove conference rooms and provide details of the conference rooms.
  • I appreciate that there are different ways of reserving conference rooms. This allows each user to feel comfortable in their use of EMS by finding what works best for them.
Betsy Wilhelm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

  • The integration to GSuite calendars is fantastic. Very simple and straightforward.
  • The ability to customize the interface a very nice feature to have in Robin, as it offers you to allow the UI to reflect the vibe/brand of your company, and not force its own brand on you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Accruent EMS Software

  • There's no 'remote function' of the software. It's client server based. Some additional Server hardware is required to gain remote access.
  • On the backend, SQL is required and takes some technical knowledge to configure and maintain.
  • The reporting tool is lacking and can only provide limited or generic information. The tools needs to be able to provide customization when making a report.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

  • Sometimes the Robin app on iPad loses Wi-Fi connectivity for a few seconds (Wi-Fi is 100% working) but reconnects itself - no big deal
  • Sometimes Robin Slack bot won't respond back to "what's available" but 99% it works ok
  • The earlier version of iPad app drained batter too quickly (it didn't save brightness setting) which was fixed and now works well
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accruent EMS Software

Accruent EMS Software 8.5
Based on 31 answers
Accruent EMS has always been a one-stop-shop for our organization when it comes to scheduling conference rooms, offices, apartments, services, etc. It has a wide array of reporting, and what isn't set up as a standard report, can usually be created as a query to report on the information you are looking for. Accruent EMS has pushed out new releases with updates to bugs and other add-ins and stays current and up-to-date with market trends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

No score
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Usability

Accruent EMS Software

Accruent EMS Software 8.2
Based on 16 answers
Most new users would greatly benefit from (or possibly require) at least some training on how to use EMS, but the training doesn't need to be extensive for the users to get comfortable with it. Most functions are easy and straightforward, so users tend to not have many issues with it.
Brian Pollitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

Robin 8.7
Based on 9 answers
Robin's UI is very well designed and modern which makes it a pleasure to use. Personally this a big factor for me enjoying a product and so I'm always happy to use Robin - moreover as a relatively new user the UI was quite quick to pick-up, whether that be using the online system or the Display app for rooms around the office.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Accruent EMS Software

Accruent EMS Software 4.0
Based on 4 answers
Currently I can only access EMS from my work computer, from in my office, on campus. While I'm sure this isn't an Accruent issue, and mostly our IT issue, Accruent hasn't exactly stepped up and tried to help when these issues have been addressed.
Peggy Riann Aud | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

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Performance

Accruent EMS Software

Accruent EMS Software 8.2
Based on 6 answers
The only other software we use in conjunction with EMS is Epaper Signs by Visix. Once we worked out the initial bugs, the integration has been seamless. It does not slow down our software or cause any errors. Our signs are updated every 15 minutes with any problems.
Trish Lofton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

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Support Rating

Accruent EMS Software

Accruent EMS Software 7.7
Based on 30 answers
Since the merger, our team has found that there are a select few of the tech team that can actually support our questions. More often than not, we have already tried the suggestions that they give us and they are either unable to answer our questions and submit them as update suggestions or they have to be sent to supervisor for an answer. Once or twice in the last year we have received bad advice that resulted in system issues.Prior to last year, the customer support system was at the top of the list of tech support departments that I have ever had to deal with, especially during our upgrade to 4.0.
Dana Mims | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

Robin 9.5
Based on 21 answers
Excellent timely and accurate responses. Their support section contains thorough and useful guides, alongside an instant chat function that quickly puts you in contact with their team. Their team has never failed to give me exactly the information I need. I am also in regular contact with my representative to go over potential uses and new functions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Accruent EMS Software

Accruent EMS Software 6.5
Based on 2 answers
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
Bartholomew Kallgren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

No score
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Online Training

Accruent EMS Software

Accruent EMS Software 5.2
Based on 2 answers
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
Bartholomew Kallgren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

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Implementation Rating

Accruent EMS Software

Accruent EMS Software 7.8
Based on 40 answers
I think one of the biggest things is to step back and see how you want your organization to function and use the product prior to quickly diving in and configuring. I think some (based on some EMS Live conference sessions I attended) built their systems on how they used their old systems or old processes, but thinking about how you want your organization to function moving forward will help you configure it the best way and make the necessary changes from the start rather than having to go back and adjust.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

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Alternatives Considered

Accruent EMS Software

This isn't an area where we found a lot of competitors, but those we did see all seemed oriented toward even larger organizations than ours. Pricing was universally outside of our budget scope, and all focused on features we don't have any use for. We need(ed) a very straightforward room and equipment reservations system. Accruent EMS is the closest we found to fill that need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

In terms of meeting room booking platforms, I compare Robin to Condeco, which I used previously. Condeco (at the time at least) ran on proprietary hardware, which was a nightmare to manage compared to the ease of use with Robin running on iPads. iPads are easily swapped out and there is lots of flexibility to how they are physically mounted. Condeco screens on the other hand were "licenses" and we were not allowed to stockpile surplus as replacements. They were buggy and often failed so this was a huge problem. Robin has none of these issues and has quickly become the gold standard for meeting room booking management.As for space management, I have used iOFFICE previously, which is more full-featured and robust. Robin is at the very beginning of their roadmap for space management however, so I give them a pass. There is a big cost difference, and since we already use Robin it made more sense to go with the lighter feature set, as opposed to the more expensive app that was more powerful than we currently need.
Adam Gallant, FMP, LEED GA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Accruent EMS Software

Accruent EMS Software 8.0
Based on 163 answers
Accruent EMS can be utilized for more than just conference rooms so you can use it for different department needs, whether it be facilities teams or vehicle rental. It is a system that is easily adjusted to meet departments needs.
Brandon Burritt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

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Return on Investment

Accruent EMS Software

  • 40% of my day was spent maintaining the old program...that EMS replaced. I spend almost no time maintaining EMS.
  • Multi-day reservations: I've had a tough time getting staff to understand not to create a reservation from 12 am to 12 am...because of the auto-setup/breakdown time the system adds. It confuses the system once that auto time is added and a multi-day reservation starts at 11:30 pm the day before and ends at 12:30 am the day after.
  • Multi-day: A user can't say it begins on Aug 1 and ends on Aug 5...through the web version. They create it for one day and then use 'recurrence', which took our staff some time to figure out. It then allows you to open and edit each day individually though.
Kathleen Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Robin

  • Indirectly adds to our overall ROI by reliably securing meeting times, specifically during COVID-19.
  • Also during COVID-19 keeps a coworking space safe. Having activity and control of people in a room is imperative and non-confrontational when it is automatically and safely booked from the comfort of wherever you use Robin.
Josiah Sinanan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Accruent EMS Software

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Robin

General

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

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