Great Product
October 03, 2018

Great Product

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with EMS Software

We are currently using EMS for booking room reservations on campus and booking other events on campus as well. That is the extent, but we are preparing to use EMS for academic scheduling purposes.

  • Collect room usage information in one space.
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Evaluate and analyze room usage to optimize scheduling in specific places.
  • Data analytics. We would love to see the software help us to make decisions about our academic scheduling needs.
  • Workflow. [Would like] oversight in how to best develop a process for academic scheduling depending on specific qualities of an institution? If the institution is set up like this, then this approach typically works best for developing a schedule.
  • Unsure at this point because I am quite new to EMS.
  • We have not utilized EMS to its fullest extent through no fault of EMS. Our failings are our own.
Ad Astra is better suited for developing an academic schedule ( how many of each course section, etc., it seems), but EMS is better suited for determining how to maximize the space that that schedule will operate in (physical location of classes and scheduling of those classes).
From what I have seen, the software is very easy to work with and should be fairly straightforward in adopting. The trainings provided by EMS are very helpful as well. We have had great luck in our conversations with our EMS consultant.
I think the configurability is just right. You can account for just about any situation depending on the data that you provide the system with. The more information you feed into EMS, the better the results will be.
EMS is well-suited to help with scheduling when you know what sort of schedule you would like to offer. The software is less appropriate for use in determining what that schedule should look like.