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Likelihood to Recommend

AspenONE Engineering

Answering where ACCE can be used - In Organizations, where each and every project is customized per customer requirements, and not just standard equipment. And where product engineering needs detailed cost buckets in the estimate. Also when there is a lot of purchase history to feed into ACCE to give accurate estimates. Not well suited for standard equipment manufacturing companies. Also when there are time crunches and resource or manpower shortages - as this tool needs time.
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RS2

RS2 is well suited if you are looking for a system that allows you to control and monitor access to your buildings to keep them secure. It provides good visibility of the current status of doors and also allows you to set alarms to notify you of various events. RS2 also gives you the flexibility to set local administrators that only control doors at their location.
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Pros

AspenONE Engineering

  • User-friendly
  • Works well for defining hypothetical components especially those of crude oil mixtures
  • Can design and rate heat exchanges and air coolers
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RS2

  • RS2 gives you a good view of the current status of your doors from the RS2 Access It! application.
  • It allows you to assign permissions to admin users, so you can restrict them to only seeing the doors at their location. You can also restrict the modules they see and whether they can view, edit, and delete.
  • The system allows you to schedule door activities through timezones (i.e., set door x to unlocked from 8:00 am until 8:15 am Monday through Friday) to automate door activities.
  • The Event Listing report is configurable and allows you to see an individual user, groups of users, a single door, groups of doors, a specific flag (i.e., access granted, access denied, timezone activated, etc).
  • You can program macros to set ad hoc door activities.
  • The system allows you to import a building map marking all of the doors with access readers. You can also carry out ad hoc activities from the access readers on the map (i.e., set door to unlocked for x minutes, set door to unlocked until x o'clock, etc).
  • It has flexible inputs that we integrate with other notification systems for doing lock down from a panic button, so all doors lock when the button is activated.
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Cons

AspenONE Engineering

  • I haven't seen many tutorials available, especially videos
  • User Guide is too vast to explore and learn
  • Reporting is detailed but is also complex at the same time.
  • If any changes are to be made, then it involves a lot of time.
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RS2

  • The reporting is somewhat customizable, but not easy to work with. Most of the pre-packaged reports have been useless to us.
  • One of the biggest drawbacks is that the schedule does not use a calendar, so if you set and automated event for Monday through Friday, it is every Monday through Friday. There is a way to set a holiday to prevent an automated schedule from running on a certain day, but it is not easy to work with. A calendar view with exceptions would be much better.
  • On rare occasion, if one of the controllers has their network connection briefly disrupted, they do not come back online until we power cycle the controller. The doors still maintain their security, but you cannot make any changes or updates until you power cycle.
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Support Rating

AspenONE Engineering

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RS2

RS2 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Their annual support renewal is very high compared to others and they will not provide any support without the contract. We tend to work through our re-seller for support. They are trained, but still need to contact RS2 support for some issues and even if they open a support case, RS2 will not talk directly with us. They have been able to resolve most issues, but still have not determined why certain controllers do not recover if there is a network disruption.
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Alternatives Considered

AspenONE Engineering

User-friendly. Can define and estimate close properties of some crude oil mixtures and hypothetical components. Can run some detailed calculations on shell and tube heat exchangers and air-cooled heat exchangers. Not just rating and sizing, but also can perform capital cost estimates. It is a single tool for design, sizing and estimating.
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RS2

We compared RS2 to the Hirsh Identiv Velocity system. The Velocity system did not allow us to schedule door access easily and was difficult to integrate with other systems. The Velocity management interface was cumbersome and did not allow us the flexibility of scripting door settings. With Velocity it was not easy to monitor or make changes to door status.
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Return on Investment

AspenONE Engineering

  • Investment apart from the cost of tool, is time - It is very time taking to obtain the results required
  • We are being trained by a professional consultant on ACCE, and yet to see the ROI
  • Detailed estimates as needed by Product Engineering is a plus
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RS2

  • It is hard to measure ROI because an access security system does not generate any revenue. It was implemented to secure our buildings and help protect students and staff.
  • It has positively impacted our business from a safety standpoint. It allows us to secure our buildings.
  • RS2 also integrates well with other systems to allow us to lock down our buildings in the event of a severe external threat.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AspenONE Engineering

General

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

RS2

General

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

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