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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Surfer

Surfer has been excellent for us, a small company, to process the electrical resistivity, refraction microtremor, and MASW data collected in the field. There are an increasing number of programs capable of assisting in this geophysical analysis but Surfer is the most advanced. The ability to create both 2D and 3D figures in the program while managing data is a huge help. It also greatly improved report quality and helped clients better understand what the results were for a study.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Surfer

  • The interface is simple and easy/quick to learn, so that not much experience is needed to start generating maps.
  • The map layouts are easy to manipulate, change colors, scale, labels, contour interval, etc...
  • Simple but functional mathematical and logical functions allow for the calculation and manipulation of grids.
Pablo Lacerda Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Surfer

  • The user interface can be tricky at first. It's a little rough around the edges and takes a little time to get the hang of.
  • Not an ideal application for older employees. There are too many things with the interface that make it not worthwhile to train employees with less computer experience.
  • Manipulating data within Surfer is difficult because you have to do things in a certain order. Not terrible if you get the hang of it but certainly frustrating at first.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Surfer

Surfer is very unique with respect to its capabilities. I am not aware of any other mapping software that is at the same time flexible, has a friendly interface, and creates such nice-looking maps.
Pablo Lacerda Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Surfer

  • The worst thing about Surfer is the cost. My company can only afford one license at the moment which means only one employee gets to use it regularly. Not so great when someone is sick or you have a huge wave of projects.
  • The user interface is a little rough but younger employees have been great at catching on quickly and producing great images.
  • There's nothing else quite like Surfer. It's versatile and not to difficult to use so, though the licenses are expensive, it is an excellent program that has done wonders for our company!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AspenONE Engineering

General

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

Surfer

General

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

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