Localist vs iOFFICE
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Our previous website calendar system consisted of our staff manually entering events when the public would email them to us. Even with copy/pasting each field, it would take up some time to process a lot of requests. Now, we can approve or deny events with the click of a button and the public takes the time to format the events themselves. This also allows for required fields so we don't receive events with missing information.
Localist brings together all the event management and marketing automation tools you need in one place. Our user-friendly platform makes all events (free and paid, online and in-person) more discoverable, by centralizing and automating all of your event and calendar assets. With extensive integrations and an API, Localist works with all of your existing tools. And, we centralize the event listings process with a streamlined workflow.
Overall iOffice has been a great addition to our office as a way-finding and space planning tool, however iOffice feels like it was designed for smaller office with low volume of floor plan and occupancy changes. Office does not seem scalable for companies that are moving people around frequently or making updates daily, as it lacks the ability to make mass changes, and there's no way to preview the floor without having to publish it to the live site. There is also a lot of limitations to syncing iOffice data with other existing platforms that our company uses, and requires extra API development internally just to build connectors for instant updates.
With iOFFICE's facility management software, you have the resources you need to facilitate more effective operations. You'll be able to better utilize space, lower costs, access relevant data and increase transparency across your organization. iOFFICE's facility management software is modular, allowing you to implement and price IWMS solutions specifically tailored for your company and your business's specific needs.
We looked at many different event software solutions before deciding on Localist. It's a great product, and the customer service is unparalleled.
- Nicky E. Associate Director of Digital Media
I'm very familiar with Localist after having used it for a few years so I'm reluctant to change to a different email merge system but I do find it to be user-friendly and easy to introduce people to.
- Raymond R. Web Designer
In our particular application, there just isn't very much traffic. The idea of a dedicated event calendar can feel like too much when everyone already uses their own CRM or email lists to communicate about events. More flexible integrations would be a nice feature, like if Localist could pull in events automatically from third-party CRMs. Customizeable reminder messages and follow-up messaging would also add value.
- Craig B. Assistant Director
We now have a space plan for growth and can manage seating/employee and manager expectations, new hires, tracking vehicle information as well as allergies, birthdays, start date, etc.
- Erin M. Sr Administration
We have not yet gone live with the software yet as we are currently implementing the Space and Moves module. Our goal has been to automate many of our processes related to Space, Moves, Hoteling Reservations and Service Requests. Prior to going live we are seeing positive improvements in the system that will help us to get rid of multiple outdated spreadsheet and inaccurate space data and the ability to easily track moves and report on the data.
- Sara B. Team Lead | Senior Facilities Design Project Manager
Having all my systems under 1 umbrella makes things easier for me the Facilities Manager and also our Legal and AP team as well. One system, one contract and one invoice. Before ioffice we had several systems which was a pain to manage, train and maintain. I also like how ioffice finds more inovative ways to enhance our experience and help us better manage our Facility. I'm currently looking into sensor tech and way finders for our new expansion floor and current office. After the conference I saw potential to enhance the experience of our staff by using this technology. ioffice continues to make improvements and makes me look good by incorporating the new tech to our Facility.
- Russell B. Facilities Manager
|The solution is very flexible to our needs and the branding capabilities are impressive
|The ease of use and empowerment of users to submit events
|Localist is very easy to setup and administer and is a very powerful calendar platform to help manage and promote our many events on campus
|Administrators love the ease of setup, reporting and the configuration flexibility."
|The webinar on Channels was so confusing that it took me months to figure out what they were talking about
|Again, lots of learn-by-doing
|We also found an issue with users being able to create their own avatar, in some cases the avatar could be offensive and there is no way to easily "report" that to the calendar admins
|Support has been generally terrible
|Anything outside of the basic functionality is simply not supported and they have been unwilling to implement ANY requests that we've made
|On several occasions the answers provided by support have been blatantly wrong and only through our own channels have we been able to fix problems that the vendor created."
|I like to see that all of the information is being captured live
|I also like that I can go into the system day or night from home or on a trip because the system is web-based
|IOffice is a great solution for our workplace team
|We like the fact that we can tie in all our main functions like asset management, package tracking system, visitor check in system and our space manager system all under one umbrella
|The options and flexibility with the space manager
|The ability to swap easily between different viewing modes to see which department sits where, and then to see the occupancy."
|The pinger takes a while to load and then it disappears
|The mobile conference room finder still needs a bit of work
|It can be a bit pricey, a few feature are missing that i would prefer to have
|It can also be hard to find the software in a physical format
|Maintenance of floor plans is tedious: does not support xRefs in CAD files, SoftSpace only runs on PC/Windows, floor plans cannot exceed 999kb or it will load really slowly
|Unfortunately we have dealt with constant bugs ever since we started using this product over a year ago."
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