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Insignia Library System Erfahrungen

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Vollständiges Bibliotheksautomatisierungssystem für Schulen, öffentliche, akademische, Spezial- und Fachbibliotheken. Flexibel und konfigurierbar.

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Vorteile:

The price was what tempted us. We also really liked the fact that it was web based and could be hosted.

Nachteile:

There are a lot of features in the program that we just don't use and find confusing - one example is reports. Many of them don't apply to our school library environment.

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Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4,1
Kundenservice
4,2
Funktionen
4,3
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
4,3

Weiterempfehlungsquote

7,8/10

Insignia Library System hat eine Gesamtbewertung von 4 von 5 Sternen basierend auf 14 Nutzerbewertungen auf Capterra.

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Arlene
Librarian/Financial Admin. Assistant in Kanada
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Insignia is a reliable and stable software product. Customer support is fantastic.

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

I spend most of my time using the cataloguing and circulation modules. It's nice that I'm no more then 3 clicks away from where I want to go within the program. As a cataloguer I like the way the tabs are set out and I've never had issues with the Z39 interface. The list that appears when creating subjects headings is useful as well. In a school setting, it's nice to have the different circulation options to check books out by class lists or searching by individual students. The ability to create a list of favorite reports is a nice enhancement as there are so many reports to choose from, now I don't have to remember the name of the report or have to scroll through the many reports. Being based in Edmonton (and the same time zone) customer support has been very timely. If, and when problems arise and emailed responses don't solve it, the Go To meetings and phone calls are quick to come. I also like the follow up afterwards to ensure that my questions were answered.

Nachteile:

I've felt that the OPAC was a forgotten part of Insignia but that is changing. I'm working on spending more time learning the mobile app.

Angela
Coordinator of Library Services at SPS in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Bildungsmanagement, 1.001–5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

My school district switched to Insignia for our library management system in May, 2017.

4,0 vor 6 Jahren

Kommentare: Improved functionality for management of 52 school libraries under a union district catalog, and school OPACs.

Vorteile:

Insignia basics are user friendly and easy to train staff and substitutes on. Tutorials and the customer service help team have been very helpful and patient as the staff has transitioned from the old system. The software is deep, allowing for customization of reports and OPAC features. Cataloging is easy and the software allows for a variety of access levels. Inventory is also easy to manage and provides excellent reporting capabilities. Customer service is excellent and the service team works to continually improve the interface as requested to better suit our district's specific needs.

Nachteile:

I am a librarian who coordinates library services for a district of 24,000 students. I do not have a technology background and rely on the district IT department personnel for much of the software integration. Because Insignia continually works to improve the software to meet my district's needs, there is little to mention here from the user interface side. There have been challenges in the conversion process from our old system, as there are with any conversion, but the Insignia team did a great job getting our data set up and training the staff. There are still challenges with getting our student data system (eSchool) and learning management system (Canvas) to communicate well with Insignia so the maximum amount of current information can be seen in all systems (especially with regard to library charges), but this is an ongoing project between my district's IT department and Insignia. Based on my experience of the past year, I am confident going forward that the improvements will continue and we will remain pleased with Insignia.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Good for end user, not good for the back end users

3,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

Good for end users, but not good for back end users (the people who use it to create records). End users can see changes in the catalogue right away. Web-based program, so we are no longer server-reliant. Theoretically, can use Insignia anywhere from any computer.

Nachteile:

This program has a LOT of mousing would be so much better if they can introduce more keyboard shortcuts. I have noticed a considerable difference when we switched over to Insignia, that there are more screens to click through when creating a record. This increases overall time spent of an individual record. Importing French records continues to be an issue with the diacritics never displaying properly.

Antwort von Insignia Software

vor 6 Jahren

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate the time you took to provide it and we want to make sure it was time well spent. For keyboard shortcuts, we have options available where users can set up shortcuts to open various features and windows. Insignia supports UTF-8 encoding, which will help show the diacritics correctly in your catalog. If you would like, we would be happy to guide you through setting up the shortcuts and importing records using UTF-8 encoding. If you have any further questions or concerns with Insignia products or support, please don¿t hesitate to contact us directly at insigniasupport@insigniasoftware.com.

Dave
Director in USA
Bibliotheken, 11–50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

We love Insignia. The software is easy to use, intuitive and does everything an ILS should.

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

After reviewing software from many companies and testing it prior to purchase we chose Insignia because of price, ease of use, great features and the help we received during the demonstration and test. We had no idea that the customer service would be as fantastic as what we have received over the past five years. You can contact tech support by phone, email or messaging from the software and be assured of a quick and professional response. If the problem is not an Insignia related issue they do not suggest you call your own tech expert but will work with you and do all they can to remedy the issue over the phone or an online meeting. Their knowledge, expertise and patience is what makes their customer service unbeatable. Where other companies may leave you on your own, they will go the extra mile and help to solve any problem you might have. It's difficult to choose a software provider from a demonstration or quick test when so many features look similar and the end do much the same. Insignia's software does all it promised and does it as well as any we've seen or used but the customer service sets it apart from any other company we deal with. You will not be disappointed, they excel at what they do.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Non-Profit-Organisation Management, 11–50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Insignia Library System gives access to a federation of modules in one click

5,0 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: We customised the relevant modules such that each module represents the needs of every community of our patrons

Vorteile:

We needed a way with which to meet the needs of patrons of a public library who have heterogeneous characteristics. Insignia Library System helped us to create communities within a single interface. Thus we customised relevant modules to meet the needs of each community. These include text books for learners, periodicals for general public, and e-commerce for business community. With a single sign-on, patrons get access to all the modules available. The feature makes librarians become more efficient in the management of loans as we easily keep track of all the resources that a patron has on loan. Links to third party databases have proved to be extremely useful to researchers who need to evaluate huge amount of data from various sources in order to get accurate information. We managed to connect Insignia Library System's OPAC with Tweeter and Facebook accounts, bringing social interaction between patrons and staff.

Nachteile:

There are many modules in Insgnia Library System that we don't need. We believe that our library could have paid less if the software only contained modules that we need

Loretta
Instructional Media Commons Coordinator in Kanada
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

We've been with Insignia since 2001 and made that choice based on price and ease of use.

4,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

We've experienced many changes and developments in the software and are pleased with the growth and addition of many helpful features. We are most pleased with customer service and always find them to be responsive and follow up on any issues we submit. Cataloguing is easy (use Z39.50 and Cloning options alot), circulation with home room or individual check out options work very well. We really appreciate all of the processes that we are able to access through global changes and user defined global changes. Great time savers. We discover things quite often that we didn't know were possible!

Nachteile:

There are a lot of features in the program that we just don't use and find confusing - one example is reports. Many of them don't apply to our school library environment. Also, we find that with every update come issues with things that don't work the way they used to.

Jennie
Director in USA
Verwendete die Software für: Nicht angeboten
Herkunft der Bewertung

Not recommended

1,0 vor 10 Jahren

Kommentare: We began using Insignia Software in 2010 and were very impressed with this company. They had quick and easy support and even added features and worked with us to make the software function as we needed. I can say that the interface is very user friendly and they've expanded offerings but that doesn't help when you have no customer service. Much to our dismay and frustration, four years later beginning in April 2014, our staff has been unable to get responses to the simplest questions from Insignia's tech support despite having a support agreement in place. An update promised to us more than two months ago (July 2014) has never appeared. The support team is unresponsive and sometime not very knowledgeable about their products or how to best resolve issues. Management has failed to return or acknowledge emails in recent months. When I did email management my frustrations, they not only wrote a very abrupt, dismissve response but they referred me back to the support management who doesn't return emails. They are not apologetic at all with our Technology Librarian when she is able to get in touch with them. We're highly disappointed and will be seeking other vendors to migrate our ILS as soon as possible when the budget allows.

Antwort von Insignia Software

vor 6 Jahren

Many of the problems that this customer experienced were due to a server that was not up to performance. However, it was our job to identify the problem and ask them to upgrade the server. We sincerely apologize for the miscommunication on our part. I have spoken to Jennie many times since they cancelled their contract with Insignia and she has since said that she was not as unhappy as the review appears, and still recommends Insignia to others. We deeply regret losing Jennie as a customer; it is rare for us to lose customers and she was a good customer to have. However, we have taken this as an opportunity to do better in the future. In the last 2 years, we have emphasized customer care and implemented processes to ensure that we are offering a high quality of technical support. The more recent reviews that you now see at Capterra are a reflection of Insignia¿s commitment to our customers. If I am mistaken, please feel free to email me directly at humayonb@insigniasoftware.com.

Ashley
Library Clerk in Kanada
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

User friendly and easy to use!

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

I like how easy it is to use when I do book exchanges with my Elementary classes. I enjoy being able to see pictures of the students when I do a Homeroom Checkout. I also appreciate the pop-ups that come up that prompt me to enter my password if I attempt to do something that isn't what I am supposed to do, for example, sign out a "Teacher's Resource" to a student. One final thing - I enjoy how easy it is to get customer service support from the Insignia team.

Nachteile:

I wish the list of reports was easier to navigate as I feel I could implement more of the reports if I could easily find what I was looking for.

Scott
CEO/Librarian in Kanada
Verwendete die Software für: Nicht angeboten
Herkunft der Bewertung

Descent system

3,0 vor 8 Jahren

Kommentare: The Public Library I work at uses the system I have been there six months and learned the Insignia system pretty quickly. My volunteers have found it easy to work with as well. The support from the 1-800 number is pretty solid to. My only complaint is the updates-communication. They have updated things a few times without telling us first. This sometimes causes a disruption in service and I am forced to call the 1-800 number to rectify the problem. These updates happen 3-4 times a year from what I gather.

Brenda
Librarian in USA
Verwendete die Software für: Nicht angeboten
Herkunft der Bewertung

Very Happy with our new Library Software

4,0 vor 9 Jahren

Kommentare: I am very satisfied with our new library software, Insignia. Not only is the product state of the art technology, they also were very helpful during the transition from old Follett! Since then our customer service has been excellent, if they cannot answer a question, I get a return call within a day. My students love the phone app also, the ease of check out by class is wonderful for textbooks at the beginning of the year! After previewing 3 companies, I am very happy with Insignia!

Margaret
Librarian in Kanada
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

We used this software for approximately one year and then moved on.

2,0 vor 7 Jahren

Kommentare: Just a headache.

Vorteile:

Price. The price was what tempted us. We also really liked the fact that it was web based and could be hosted.

Nachteile:

The program is not consistently tested. Once a new feature is added, it very often led to problems in other areas of the software. There were many broken promises that we dealt with after implementation. I do not recommend this for any academic or school library.

Nicole
Librarian in Kanada
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Library Express is an excellent product. It is easy to check books in and out efficiently.

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Kommentare: Insignia's support team was able to import the information over from my extremely old, defunct software that my library had been using for over four years. Having the information on the titles moved over for me made implementation of the new system extremely easy.

Vorteile:

The homeroom sign out is very convenient. I love how it shows at a glance who has books overdue or on request and signed out. The system is easy to use and allows you to print out reports tailored to your needs.

Nachteile:

Some newer printed scholastic books or specialty educational DVDs are not available in the ISBN search. The Z39.50 search can be a little time consuming when it finds too many or too few books with the same title. Overall, it is a small con and certainly does not impact the use of the system.

Lori
Librarian in USA
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

The best library software I've used

5,0 vor 7 Jahren

Vorteile:

Insignia is the only product I found that has all of the features I needed, including full authority control and customized labels. I also have full control of an item's MARC record. The support I have received as I rolled out the software has been quick, responsive, friendly and effective. I replaced another software product I had used for 15 years, and I wish I'd found Insignia a lot sooner.

Nachteile:

There's a little bit of a steep learning curve in the beginning, but with use I've become well versed in the features I need. There are still many more to learn!

School
Kanada
Verwendete die Software für: Nicht angeboten
Herkunft der Bewertung

Our district purchased this software a few years ago, I really like it now!

5,0 vor 8 Jahren

Kommentare: It would not have been my decision to purchase this software, however, it has been very easy to learn and I have received plenty of support from 1-800 number. I use it on my laptop and on my tablet but I wish it would work on the student's Chromebooks.