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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

Tririga

It is great for organizations who have complex data or large amounts of data. For an organization that has small amounts of data or very simple processes TRIRIGA might be too much. It can handle small data and processes but the costs of implementing and supporting might be greater than the reward that would be provided. It also has a lot of room to grow. You can utilize existing forms and business objects or you can custom build new ones to fit business needs.
Bill Starling | 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

Tririga

  • Diverse categories of requests available
  • Ability to be as descriptive as possible without character limit
  • Ease of mass resource assignment for tasks
  • Ease of mass maintenance task/request printing work orders
  • Clean site layout that is easy to navigate
Kelleyann Montpetit | 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

Tririga

  • In order to get into the back end and manage spaces, there are too many "clicks" and pop up boxes to get to the area that is needed, which causes delays and confusions.
  • It can be a bit slow when processing requests, pulling up maps.
  • Trigia holds a lot of information, which is good but it could be easier to get to at times.
Monica Vasquez | 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

Tririga

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Tririga

Tririga 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I give it this rating because it has more than one way to get to most forms but it can be hard to navigate if you don't know the terms TRIRIGA uses. Also being a new developer can bring up issues with not knowing exactly where certain things are found. The documentation doesn't help too much sometimes since the TRIRIGA community is pretty small.
Bill Starling | 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

Tririga

Tririga 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In the almost 7 months I have been working on my current project there has been exactly one unplanned outage. This was in the QA environment during data migration and was caused by a workflow that was circular and self referencing which caused the processing JAVA memory to spike, not resolve and then crash the server.
Bill Starling | 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

Tririga

Tririga 9.0
Based on 2 answers
TRIRIGA does a good job of this, being a server based web application it is like other web based systems so it's not as fast as a client server application or a local system but it is very consistent across locations and for different roles and employees. This does allow consistent use no matter where people are located. It also does a fair job of notifying the user when it is loading with the spinning circle or hour glass. The reports can get fairly complex but native TRIRIGA reports perform well even when they are complex. They can be a little slow if they are fetching 100's of 1000's of rows but this doesn't take more than 10 or so seconds. I have yet to write a native report that takes more than 20 seconds and that 20 second report is getting data from 4 BO's and nets over 130K rows.
Bill Starling | 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

Tririga

Tririga 7.0
Based on 2 answers
The process does seem to take some time and has to go through a preset escalation process. IBM does a good job of communicating through the process, it just seems to take it's natural course.
Bill Starling | 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

Tririga

No score
No answers yet
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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

Tririga

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Tririga

Tririga 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Do research on the client processes and determine which modules need to be implemented and in which order they should be implemented in.
Bill Starling | 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

Tririga

Much faster web based program with more category options and ease of mass batch printing.
Kelleyann Montpetit | 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

Tririga

Tririga 8.0
Based on 1 answer
TRIRIGA can be split into many servers and is easily scaled over multiple environments. TRIRIGA is also capable of being implemented on multiple operating systems and a wide range of environments with different database management systems. This makes it easy for clients to choose since they can choose vendors they have previous relationships with or are required to use for various reasons.
Bill Starling | 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

Tririga

  • It's a positive and works well with the business.
  • It doesn't "stand out" from competitors but has great potential if updates were establisthed.
  • The pros outweigh the cons when using Tririga.
Monica Vasquez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Accruent EMS Software

General

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

Tririga

General

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

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