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ScienceLogic SL1

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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

ScienceLogic SL1

I have been working with monitoring solutions for 20 years and ScienceLogic is, in my opinion, the best tool. It covers all the functionality you would expect in a monitoring and performance managing tool and does it as well as any other tool and in many cases better than competitive products. On top of that functionality, SL offers a highly configurable automation platform whereby events trigger code snippets to do specified actions.When applied with the 'correct philosophy' it can deliver a great reduction in effort and efficiency in supporting an IT environment. The SL marketing material makes some bold claims about the efficiency and reduction in MTTR that can be achieved. I agree that these efficiencies can be achieved in the real world when applied looking at the whole IT Support processes.
Andy Roughton | 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

ScienceLogic SL1

  • Automation engine - easy to take scripted action on specific device events.
  • Automation action open source - the platform allows you to custom build snippet actions with Python to remediate any unhealthy event detected on devices.
  • Manager of managers - the platform has several ways of receiving inbound alerts and alarms not only from directly monitored devices but from 3rd-party solutions in the form of traps, emails and REST API connections.
Rob Duram | 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

ScienceLogic SL1

  • Ability to utilize Downstream Suppression within different organizations. Monitoring multiple organizations requires an all or none with downstream suppression.
  • Access and hooks to the product can be cumbersome and almost too granular.
  • No configuration management or Netflow data. These additions could be game-changers for the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accruent EMS Software

Accruent EMS Software 8.6
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

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 8.5
Based on 10 answers
We migrated away from our 20-year-old homegrown solution and have no back-tracking capability. ScienceLogic is demonstrating new capabilities that we would not have been able to do on our own using our legacy system.
We understand the capabilities of competitors based on our bake-off selection where ScienceLogic won on capabilities and future near-term potential (expandability, platform growth). We know that those competitors are not really close to where we have been able to push ScienceLogic (as a partner).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accruent EMS Software

Accruent EMS Software 8.3
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

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 6.8
Based on 6 answers
The core functions are there.
The complexity is due to the complexity of the space.
The score is based on comfort (I no longer notice the legacy UI) and the promise that I see in the 8.12 Unified UI (a vast improvement).
It is also based on the fact that with 8.12, you can now do everything in the new UI but you still have the legacy UI as a fallback (which should now be unnecessary for new installations)
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

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.7
Based on 11 answers
Science Logic SL1 provides the option of Distributed deployment where multiple instances of each appliance can be deployed to manage the load and availability. SL1 provides a High Availability feature for Database Servers and Data Collection. If one of the Data Collectors in the collector group fails, it will automatically redistribute the devices from the failed Data Collector among the other Data Collectors in the Collector Group. The high availability feature for the Database server ensures that SL1 performs failover automatically to another server without causing the outage to the application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.3
Based on 11 answers
The performance is entirely dependent on the complexity of the environment/network being used to host the platform. Outside of those factors, the platform runs very efficiently and quickly out of the box. We have integrations with other platforms and neither seem to take a hit from our moderate API usage. Any issues with performance would be experienced by choices made in infrastructure or complexity of things built by the customer to display in the GUI (overly complicated and cluttered dashboards for example)
Matthew Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 6.1
Based on 14 answers
In some cases and depending on the support representative support is good, but in general, it requires customer management of the case vs. vendor management of the cases....like pulling teeth... time-consuming, etc, etc. Also want to comment that this applies to the Technical Support Group and the PSO Group at ScienceLogic. Support appears to be degrading over the past few years vs getting better and I suspect this is a result of structural changes in support group e.g. off-shoring/subcontract support. The roll-out of a new case management system and self-support tool made obtaining support much more difficult.
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

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 8.2
Based on 2 answers
On our side (students), we had a number of teams who were provided the deep developer training.
Of those students, the customized training provided a complete, 5 day training which enabled the deployed platform team to successfully deploy and mitigate user-experience issues for the vast majority of our end-users, including some of the teams who attended the developer training.

The knowledge kept pace with the class and sped up / slowed down (within the time constraints) as needed throughout the course.

This was developer to developer training and for those students who were developers the training worked well. For those who were just coders it probably worked less well as some of the topics still do not apply (a function of our course outline specification based on our knowing nothing).

Due to problems in sequencing we did the developer course BEFORE the admin course and realized that our requested ORDER was wrong.

The onsite admin course was much better received and led to deeper understanding of the developer course held a few weeks prior.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Only cover the basic, the most powerfull part of the tool was not covered.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.9
Based on 16 answers
if we were to redo it, we would definitely engage a 3rd party company specialized in the implementataion and integration of ScienceLogic SL1. We took the out of the box product and tried to implemented to our envrionment. We struggled to integrated with our environment and our tools, as well as some limitation of ScienceLogic SL1 with some of our tools and ticketing system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ScienceLogic SL1

BMC TrueSight Operation Management, Infrastructure Management, Discovery, and CMDB can be all replaced by SL1. This is pretty impressive. However, the BMC product, while more complicated to install and manage, has some advantages. There are capability management and application visibility that can give you a very detailed view of what is happening in your applications. Entuity can be replaced as well. But Entuity is excellent when it comes to discovering the netowrk connections. Compared to it, SL1 excels when it comes to monitoring of the non-network infrastructure and event management. And there is the price point.
Anonymous | 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

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Our deployment model is vastly different from product expectations.Our global / internal monitoring foot print is 8 production stacks in dual data centers with 50% collection capacity allocated to each data center with minimal numbers of collection groups.General Collection is our default collection group.Special Collection is for monitoring our ASA and other hardware that cannot be polled by a large number of IP addresses, so this collection group is usually 2 collectors).Because most of our stacks are in different physical data centers, we cannot use the provided HA solution. We have to use the DR solution (DRBD + CNAMEs).We routinely test power in our data centers (yearly).Because we have to use DR, we have a hand-touch to flip nodes and change the DNS CNAME half of the times when there is an outage (by design). When the outage is planned, we do this ahead of the outage so that we don't care that the Secondary has dropped away from the Primary.Hopefully, we'll be able to find a way to meet our constraints and improve our resiliency and reduce our hand-touch in future releases. For now, this works for us and our complexity. (I hear that the HA option is sweet. I just can't consume that.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ScienceLogic SL1

  • This product made it possible to monitor things we couldn't before and allows us to paint a clearer picture of branch health to management than we've ever had before.
  • Scienelogic is well suited to root cause analysis as well. If we find the underlying issue and fix it, we improve uptime, overall reliability, and customer/employee satisfaction.
Britton Starr | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Accruent EMS Software

General

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

ScienceLogic SL1

General

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

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