Wer nutzt diese Software?

Web-based platform that helps museums and private collectors with online cataloging, acquisition management, data export, reporting, backup, search objects, and more.

Durchschnittliche Bewertung

12 Bewertungen
  • Gesamt 4 / 5
  • Benutzerfreundlichkeit 4.1 / 5
  • Kundenservice 4.5 / 5
  • Funktionen 3.7 / 5
  • Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis 4.7 / 5

Produktinformationen

  • Startpreis 99,00 $
  • Preisinformationen Level 1,500 Mb, US$99 Level 2, 1 GB, US$200 Level 3, 5 GB, US$400 ...
  • Kostenlose Version Ja
  • Gratis Testen Ja
  • Einsatz Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training Dokumentation
  • Kundenbetreuung Online

Angaben zum Hersteller

  • Vernon Systems
  • http://www.vernonsystems.com
  • Gegründet 1985

Über eHive

Collection management system on the web. Gives you the power to share and discover collections online in simple and creative ways.

eHive Funktionen

  • Ausstellerverwaltung
  • Geschenkeladen-POS
  • Inkasso-Management
  • Kartenverkauf
  • Mitgliedschaft-Management
  • Subventions-Management
  • Veranstaltungsmanagement
  • Versicherungsmanagement

Die hilfreichsten Reviews für eHive

We are very happy with eHive - the software, the service and the subscription price.

Bewertet am 4.4.2018
Christine W.
Collections Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Vorteile: eHive is very suitable for the community museum/archive sector because it's easy and intuitive to use - our volunteers (with a diverse range of skillsets) LOVE using it. The user guides provided are very useful. It's easy to add images and pdf files.
Regular harvesting of our records to the national database was very easy to arrange and we are pleased with the additional exposure that brings to us and our collections.
The Vernon staff are very responsive to our questions and feedback. We like that the system complies with standards (mobile/device display, data harvesting, web for all) and that we can easily extract our data.
Cataloguing in the cloud has opened up our productivity - the capacity for unlimited simultaneous users means that you can get more people involved in cataloguing and dramatically increase new input as well as carry out retrospective record maintenance. We'll never go back to our old locally loaded system.
No installation, no upgrades, no maintenance contracts, cloud backup , very reasonable cost - really a hassle free way for an small to medium sized organisations to get their catalogues online.

Nachteile: You don't get the same flexibility as you do with expensive library systems (e.g. for some global changes), and the facility for controlled vocabulary is unsophisticated (no automatic redirects from non-preferred terms, no capacity for subject heirarchy), report and result printing is fairly rigid, and you need to know the syntax in order to carry out sophisticated searches.
However, for the market it's designed for, the benefits far outweigh. And you can use eHive as a back end to your website and customise results lists and search screens.
I understand that plans for multiple security and access levels are planned and this will be a good improvement for organisations with many cataloguers as amendments will be more easily tracked.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Vernon Systems an 5.4.2018

Thanks for the positive feedback Christine.

Kind regards,
Paul Rowe

eHive was recommended as a means of showcasing my image collection and has met my requirements.

Bewertet am 3.4.2018
Richard A.
Retired civil servant
Forschung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: It allowed me to share my historic image collection in a structured and informative way.

Vorteile: The eHive interface is simple and attractive, as well as straightforward for visitors to search and navigate. My needs as a private collector are quite straightforward, but there is great scope for customisation in the way that material is structured, catalogued and presented.

Nachteile: Not exactly a criticism, but the flexibility of eHive is something of a two-edged sword. There are, as one would expect, help facilities. Users have the option of doing everything themselves, as I did, or paying Vernon Systems to help and advise them. For example, Vernon Systems will perform bulk uploads of material. However, before you start you will need some idea of how the system works and what your options are. It also needs to be clear in your mind what you are trying to achieve, and who is your intended audience. There are a number of predefined templates for different types of content. Some of these are not necessarily mutually exclusive, and you need to choose what is most appropriate in each case. The data entry form looks rather daunting at first glance. You only need to populate the fields which are relevant to you, but you need to be clear from the outset what these are. Be prepared for some false starts, or having to return to add information to existing entries. If you are using images, you need to decide whether you wish to store the base images on site, and how you wish to display them. This will have implications for the storage space you use and therefore cost. I don't store images and display only small low-res versions. Finally, the main finding aid for visitors to your archive, and for you, will be the tag cloud. It needs to be both comprehensive and consistent.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Vernon Systems an 4.4.2018

Thanks for the feedback Richard. We currently developing a general cataloguing guide based on international standards and how best to use the fields available within the system. Several long-time users of the system are assisting with the writing of this guide. It will be available for all users later in the year.

Kind regards,
Paul Rowe

Excellent starter package for those wanting to organise and digitise their collection.

Bewertet am 4.4.2018
Amanda G.
Collection Manager
Museen & Institutionen, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
3/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
3 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: It has enabled us to start digitising our collection and adding it to our website.

Vorteile: Very easy to start using this software with good help information. I like that you can start for free to see if this will work for you. There are wordpress modules that can be used with our website that is also a bonus.

Nachteile: That there isn't the ability to see more than the latest 12 records. When I have several users entering data it would be good to be able to see what was completed over the day. This ability is missing.
Not being able to enter data from a spreadsheet ourselves, this is something we would have to pay to get done for us.
Changing information in the dropdown tables is problematic. The information doesn't hold and records state there is information there when there is not. Very difficult when this information is current location and you're trying to search on what is at a particular location. Also searches are not always accurate. Even when searching on a term in quotes other records appear when they should not.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Vernon Systems an 5.4.2018

Thanks for the feedback Amanda. You can sort any list of records by when they were created. So, if you just want to all of the records sorted by this, click on the Total Object Records link on the main dashboard, and then choose Record Created from the sort options at the top of the page. The "A...Z" button already whether the sort goes up (A...Z = oldest to newest) or down (Z...A = newest to oldest).

Kind regards,
Paul

I rate eHive very highly.

Bewertet am 29.3.2018
David L.
Heritage Projects Officer
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: The ability to record and share our Museum's collection online as one integrated process.

Vorteile: eHive is based on international Spectrum CMS standards. Its integrated cataloging and online sharing functionality is world class. It has an intuitive and easy to use interface. The ability to create online communities and shared exhibitions is a strong feature. The customer support is excellent and the annual subscriptions are affordable. It is an powerful tool for small and medium museums to record and share their collections.

Nachteile: eHive doesn't currently have provision for stand-alone: people/organisation biographies or site information. Neither does it provide for bulk transfer of information like multiple item locations. For example if 100 items are moved from shelf 1 to shelf 2 this change has to be recorded for each item. eHive doesn't allow for the storage of audio files or video files but they can be linked via third party sites like YouTube or Vimeo.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Vernon Systems an 4.4.2018

Thanks for the great feedback David.

Ehive offers a very useful and affordable tool for cataloguing my collection.

Bewertet am 1.4.2018
Sean R.
Cartonographer
Kunst & Handwerk, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
3/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
3 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
3 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: Provides an accessible, online storage of my collection, which allows me to search it, and arrange it, according to a range of criteria.

Vorteile: Functions like standard and more complex collection management systems but offers a more friendly keyword functionality.
Is easily ingested by institutions such as the National Library of Australia

Nachteile: Does not have an app - I would love to be able to document my collection on my phone and upload it immediately, without the clunkiness that the desktop version has on a smartphone.
Does not offer plugin demonstrations for Wordpress. I am keen to have a plugin on my wordpress site but do not want to spend the 300+ dollars to upgrade to a professional plan just to find out that the plugin is clunky and useless.
Has a pretty slow turnover of featured organisations using it.
Does not have collapsible fields. There are a huge number of fields that I will never use. Why can't I create a template where all those fields are collapsed and I don't have to look at them and scroll past them every time I create a record?

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Vernon Systems an 5.4.2018

Thanks for the feedback Sean. We're currently revamping the WordPress plugins, so we'll see if there's a way to build in a demonstrator for them.

We're also planning to build a mobile friendly version of the Create screen next year, so this will help with your cataloguing on the phone.

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