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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

XhibitSignage

Large organizations can really take advantage of their ability to create playlists, schedules, and zones for digital signs. So if you have a lot of digital content you want to display across many screens it is really well suited. Even small organizations, like us, can really benefit! Their pricing plans are flexible and they're willing to work with you to strike a deal. Whether that means extending a contact out longer than usual or dropping some features you don't necessarily need, their sales team is great.
David Schwartz | 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

XhibitSignage

  • Creating content-rich digital signage: the abilities of this software are far beyond that I've seen with other options.
  • Providing excellent online tutorials and demos - you can also for more help whenever you need it!
  • Hardware flexibility: you can run their software from almost any standalone device. We chose Asus ChromeBoxes.
David Schwartz | 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

XhibitSignage

  • One major flaw can be the installation of their software on various applications. The documentation they had was good but didn't always work, at least in our case on Google Chromeboxes but they helped to resolve any issues.
  • Support case creation to resolution time span occasionally can take longer than we'd like.
David Schwartz | 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

XhibitSignage

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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

XhibitSignage

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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

XhibitSignage

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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

XhibitSignage

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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

XhibitSignage

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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

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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

XhibitSignage

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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

XhibitSignage

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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

XhibitSignage

We actually didn't test very many other signage companies, we really liked Xhibit and the pricing fit our budget for what we needed! We left Rise Vision because the software felt old and clunky and the functionality just wasn't there. We wanted to upgrade, not just pay more money for an added software package on top of something we already we're in love with.
David Schwartz | 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

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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

XhibitSignage

  • Corporate culture - having digital signs really brings any organization's first impression up a notch.
  • Our employees love the personal touch with birthday messages and weather reports on our digital signs!
David Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Accruent EMS Software

General

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

XhibitSignage

General

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

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