Accruent EMS vs. IBM Maximo Application Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Accruent EMS
Score 8.4 out of 10
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EMS Software is an enterprise space management, event, class and resource scheduling application acquired and now supported by Accruent in June 2018.N/A
IBM Maximo Application Suite
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
IBM Maximo Application Suite is an enterprise asset management (EAM) platform.N/A
Pricing
Accruent EMSIBM Maximo Application Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Accruent EMSIBM Maximo Application Suite
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Accruent EMSIBM Maximo Application Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(174 ratings)
8.0
(42 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(31 ratings)
7.6
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(16 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
3.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.5
(16 ratings)
7.1
(3 ratings)
In-Person Training
6.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(14 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(166 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
1.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(160 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.4
(2 ratings)
-
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Vendor pre-sale
6.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Accruent EMSIBM Maximo Application Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Accruent
Accruent EMS is well-suited when it comes to room utilization and transparency but with regards to onboarding other departments such as A/V and Catering, it becomes a challenge because there are other software that meets the needs of these departments that EMS does not have. The use of multiple systems for other departments is a nuisance especially with inventory mangement.
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IBM
IBM Maximo Application Suite is well suited for organizations looking for an application to track their end-to-end procurement and supply chain process. It can also be used for billing services, but that would mainly be for services provided as part of a work order, not voluminous customer billing. IBM Maximo Application Suite allows us to have one application where someone from procurement can input contracts and details, someone from any various department can create a requisition and superiors can use automated workflow to approve a purchase order, and someone at an operations location can receive and store materials. Subsequently, someone in the field can submit their hours and material used and it be approved via automated workflow for an invoice to be created. Payment functionality is possible, but we did not implement this aspect of IBM Maximo Application Suite. To note, throughout the process, interfacing can be set up to send transactions to your general ledger. As far as interfacing, IBM Maximo Application Suite also offers tools and configuration to set up endpoints. We have been able to set up REST APIs and request/responses without heavy involvement from developers. This is a nice bonus if integrating with multiple applications.
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Pros
Accruent
  • 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.
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IBM
  • Delivers Out-of-Box solutions for various industries without the need for customization and configuration
  • Modules and Applications are well developed and linked in an orderly way, with proper documentation and help guides that allow end users to start using the system with ease
  • Powerful Work Management, Contracts, Inventory, and Purchasing applications and features that are a better match to other ERP applications today
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Cons
Accruent
  • Incredible complexity on the back end. While its highly configurable nature lends to flexibility, it also makes it a challenge to manage.
  • Support has not been as quick as we'd like when we've needed to reach out.
  • Most likely due to the company recently changing hands, we had real trouble with their billing department attempting to double charge us for our services, and sorting it out took 6 months of back and forth.
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IBM
  • Hard to implement. A high number of resources and manpower is necessary to implement and upgrade IBM Maximo due to its robustness and number of functionalities.
  • Version fragmentation. Due to the challenge imposed by a version upgrade, it is common to find systems relying on legacy versions of Maximo which might become a challenge for the support team.
  • Unfriendly UI. The excess of functionalities and services available might become a challenge for a starting user. Although it is possible to customize the UI to fit the exact needs of each user, it is important to map exactly what each user needs.
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Likelihood to Renew
Accruent
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.
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IBM
The versatility, strength, and value that IBM Maximo adds to our company's asset management procedures. The platform has greatly increased operational efficiency and asset performance by streamlining jobs, automating procedures, and offering customizable solutions. Furthermore, IBM's constant assistance and updates have been crucial in meeting changing company requirements. Though there's always potential for improvement.
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Usability
Accruent
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.
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IBM
The gui screens in IBM Maximo Application Suite are not overly cluttered with options to click and navigate to new areas. That is, the display is more of a layout of fields that the user can either input data or just interpret what is on the screen. For those in IT, there is even a feature (press Alt+F1) that will show you the exact table and column of any field selected.
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Reliability and Availability
Accruent
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.
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IBM
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Performance
Accruent
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.
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IBM
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Support Rating
Accruent
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.
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IBM
I have regularly contacted IBM Support to report issues and raise requests for issues we face during project implementations. The response from them has overall been good and to the point, and they get back to us within a day or 2 and guide us through the process of fixing it or providing an interim fix of the product
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In-Person Training
Accruent
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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IBM
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Online Training
Accruent
It was great but could have been a little better. I feel like there are different ways to use some of the software and some of that was not explained. I think at the time the training was great but now that we are more experienced with the product I can see we missed training based on what part of EMS the instructor thought we were going to use.
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IBM
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Implementation Rating
Accruent
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.
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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
Accruent
[Accruent] EMS is very robust, and a great all in one solution for hospitality and Event management needs. I have dealt with a few other software solutions in the past that try to handle event planning and management, but have run into the need to have multiple solutions to handle all those needs.
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IBM
As a computerized maintenance management system i do not have experience of any other system. The only experience I have is for Maximo and it works excellent for me. I am using many modules available in Maximo and all of these modules are almost fulfilling all of my business needs.
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Scalability
Accruent
We purchased the client, web version, and Outlook plug-in. I'll be honest, we haven't pushed the email part, but I did test it and liked it. After the old program we placed, I have simply been gun-shy about implementing another email plug-in. However, the client for the super users to get department alerts, etc. and the web version for all users to create reservations has been fabulous and easy to use and understand.
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IBM
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Return on Investment
Accruent
  • The most noticeable improvements in our usage of EMS is our ability to process requests more efficiently using a standardized form that has a professional presentation. Before we began using EMS, we processed our parking requests by simply typing an email with a few details. Pricing was jumbled in with the wording and clients often did not read the fine print. EMS has definitely made an impact with projecting a professional image to our clients when they receive confirmations and invoices.
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IBM
  • Need multiple IT developers and DBA's to run the software at an enterprise level.
  • We use it for logging and taking repair work orders, handling of parts orders, and fulfillment and job scheduling.
  • The desktop version is very easy to use
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ScreenShots

IBM Maximo Application Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of Reliability Strategies, and its supporting content library. IBM Maximo Application Suite integrates computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), enterprise asset management (EAM), asset performance management (APM) and now RCM in one single platform, accelerated by a failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and job plan library.Screenshot of where the appropriate ITSM information is gathered in one place, so that service teams will have a better ticketing system, an improved IT service delivery and a more responsive incident management system, as well as a better configuration management.