EMS Saves Money and Time
Krysti Carlson Goering | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated September 03, 2019

EMS Saves Money and Time

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with EMS Software

We use EMS across our whole university. We use it to schedule academic courses as well as events.
  • Scheduling rooms and controlling traffic in the rooms.
  • It is very helpful for resource providers to schedule their services in reservations within the system.
  • It helps with safety and security by providing transparency of all the events happening on campus so that the university police department can see what’s happening.
  • EMS does not provide a useful tool for scheduling people.
  • Billing multiple clients is difficult for one event.
  • This has helped how our university streamlines event planning by providing a platform that all resource providers can see what’s going on with one event.
  • It has created much more teamwork and less effort in planning.
EMS provided better use all around
We have used EMS to schedule equipment check out to students as well as faculty and staff. We’ve also used it to schedule our mascot costume checkout. This has saved us in purchasing other software to schedule these items.
  • Digital signage open Scala.
  • EMS for Outlook.
  • EMS Room Sign App.
EMS is extremely useful in scheduling and planning events on campus. One limitation is it t is difficult to schedule and bill multiple organizations/groups that are responsible for one event.

Using EMS Software

Students, Faculty and Staff.
3 - All 3 are in Information Technology Services- one who supports and administers and trains end users. One person to be administrator backup. One database administrator.
  • Academic Course Scheduling.
  • Event Scheduling.
  • Resource Providers schedule items.
  • Scheduling parking lots.
  • Scheduling university mascot costume.
  • Vehicle scheduling.
We feel this is the best software for our room scheduling needs on the market.

Evaluating EMS Software and Competitors

Yes - Ad Astra
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
Our Student Union already was using the product.
There wasn't many other options to chose from so there wouldn't be anything we would change.

EMS Software Support

Sometimes support is slow to answer questions and generally our issues need to be escalated to an upper level tier of support because we need that knowledge.
ProsCons
Good followup
Kept well informed
Escalation required
Slow Initial Response
Yes - We paid for premium support to get extra attention for issues with the academic course scheduling. However, we have been told since Accruent purchased EMS that this feature is not longer available even though we still pay the same amount we did before for support.
Yes - Sometimes it takes a long time to be resolved.
We used to get excellent customer support before Accruent purchased EMS. Now it seems to be going down hill.