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EMS Software

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Likelihood to Recommend

EMS Software

Since we only use the software for parking-related needs, I don't have much feedback in this area. I did meet a few users at EMS Live that utilize the software for parking as well, but we knew little of other operations. The four of us did agree that we find the program useful based on our working knowledge.
Kendra Eslinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maintenance Connection

Everyone has assets, everyone has people, and everyone has to do some work on those assets with those people. Maintenance Connection strives to provide an efficient solution to help get the work done while making it simple to record that you did. Aggregate that data and make decisions for the future based on real information.
Aaron Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

EMS Software

  • EMS allows us to communicate with our campus partners in a number of ways - via auto reporting, notifications or reminders, depending on the preference of each user/group.
  • The customer service team is always well versed and extremely helpful in knowing the software so they can help us tailor the system to best suit our needs when we have questions.
  • Reporting options are really flexible. Having the option to create queries outside of the canned report options is truly helpful.
Dana Mims | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maintenance Connection

  • Customer Service is Outstanding.
  • Changes are made by MC through the entire network that makes suggestions.
  • The software is simple to use so even the most seasoned mechanic can navigate it.
Timothy Yaeger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

EMS Software

  • Wizard: i often have issues with this feature. More than likely it’s operator error and I need to become better acquainted with the area, but I do like the idea of it and the ease of copying bookings.
  • Setting reminders for desktop users: it would be nice if you could select multiple users at once instead of one at a time.
Peggy Riann Aud | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maintenance Connection

  • No improvements at this time.
Kyler Keel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

EMS Software

EMS Software 8.2
Based on 30 answers
Although there are improvements that could be made, the software is proving intuitive and robust. Because of past campus experience with a different scheduling software that performed poorly and left a bad impression with most users, we are at a critical juncture where we need something that works well and encourages buy-in among the many departments at our school. So far, EMS is rising to the occasion.
Mike Kraiman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maintenance Connection

Maintenance Connection 7.0
Based on 1 answer
If I find a product with better support and some additional operational asset functions I would be willing to make a move.
Timothy Yaeger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

EMS Software

EMS Software 6.7
Based on 15 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

Maintenance Connection

Maintenance Connection 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its very user friendly and works well in a manufacturing setting.
Timothy Yaeger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

EMS Software

EMS Software 4.6
Based on 2 answers
The version of EMS that is used in our organization is desktop based. We rarely have any issues with application errors or down time. As far as reliability, it is top notch! Our organization has been extremely pleased that no data has been lost due to an application error or crash
Trish Lofton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maintenance Connection

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

EMS Software

EMS Software 5.6
Based on 3 answers
when looking at large reservations from say a year or two ago it does take a long to time for them to be loaded up but that may be because of the server and the way the software archives the info. that also goes along with running reports of old data that may of been archived that takes a long time to get
Bartholomew Kallgren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maintenance Connection

No score
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Support Rating

EMS Software

EMS Software 6.5
Based on 15 answers
The support platforms and avenues I have tried to utilize have not furnished results. I get the best support asking colleagues or my account manager. If it is a big change I want to implement a I look to attend the conference
Shalom Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maintenance Connection

Maintenance Connection 6.5
Based on 2 answers
They are timely, responsive, and resolve issues within a day. I only give them one less point because in their recent acquisition by Accruent they lost the MC Support portal they used to have, and in its place they are using Accruents version. Which is well, just not as good.
Aaron Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

EMS Software

EMS Software 6.9
Based on 2 answers
The training wasn't too bad, again it was about 15 years ago and one person came to campus and trained a number of us in one of the computer labs.
Peggy Riann Aud | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maintenance Connection

No score
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Online Training

EMS Software

EMS Software 5.3
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

Maintenance Connection

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

EMS Software

EMS Software 6.6
Based on 13 answers
be sure to gather your key stakeholders as well as your general daily users to feedback and process flow; It is helpful to ensure that as you build the system you are keeping all users in mind.
Dana Mims | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maintenance Connection

Maintenance Connection 7.0
Based on 1 answer
If you do not have a scheduler for the PM and work order program hire one first. They can help with the migration and know how everything works in your facility.
Timothy Yaeger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

EMS Software

At my past institution, I started when 25Live was being introduced to the campus. Even though the scheduling software was easier (visually) to navigate, I find EMS has more potential - billing, requests, analytics, etc. I think EMS has the capability to do a lot - but it just takes time to figure out how to set up the framework
Stephen Tucci | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maintenance Connection

It much more user-friendly and does not have a lot of wasted information that you would never use. I did a lot of research on other CMMS programs and questioned other users and was allowed to use the test module for 3 months. That pretty much sealed the deal for everyone except for those afraid of change. Eventually, they all fall in line and accept the new CMMS system.
Timothy Yaeger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

EMS Software

EMS Software 8.1
Based on 148 answers
EMS handles all of our needs very well. Even with a growing staff and growing resources and services, we're still able to work well within EMS capability. For example, while we have a limited amount of rooms, we have growing amount of items that are listed as "rooms" such as group tours and pre-set lunch reservations. We are constantly adding new resources and there is no danger of outgrowing EMS.
Allegra Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maintenance Connection

No score
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Return on Investment

EMS Software

  • I have been able to use statistic reports generated by EMS to find efficiencies within the product and our organization. As an example of this, I found that our number of bookings had grown from a 8,000 to over 16,000 in just three years, with one staff member booking and managing all of those reservations. With that growth info, I was able to make a case to push clients to self book their reservations and cut down on the workload to my team. Now, of the 16,000 meetings, my staff books 40% of them and clients self book 60%.
  • I have been able to use utilization reports generated by EMS to influence decisions within my organization. The reports tracked when our rooms were utilized the most by room size, time of day, etc. With those trends I could show that our large rooms were being utilized 80-90% of the time and when I showed this to our leadership, they modified some of their meeting times and frequency. When planning for future upgrades to the medical center, they could show that we have a scarcity of conference space and make strategic decisions to increase conference and meeting areas.
Kate Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maintenance Connection

  • Our parts cost overall has had a great positive impact on our ROI. We are able to track parts in a more efficient manner that helps us to optimize inventory and reduce stock outs, in addition to helping us identify items that have no turn over.
  • Equipment downtime with regards to Corrective vs Preventive type work orders has made a big impact to our ROI. With the use of the Preventive Maintenance Module in Maintenance Connection, we have made a good shift towards more planned machine maintenance and less corrective type failures.
Kyler Keel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

EMS Software

General

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

Maintenance Connection

General

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

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