TechValidate Research on Innovative Interfaces

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1,772 Customers Surveyed

10,770 Data Points Collected

66 Published TechFacts

22 Published Charts

21 Published Case Studies



Featured Research Collections for Innovative Interfaces

Curated collections and slideshows of TechValidate research data on Innovative Interfaces.



Selected Research Highlights


Sierra Customer Research

Libraries Choose Sierra Over Aleph for Efficiency and Functionality

What are the top reasons you purchased Sierra?

Workflow and overall system efficiency
67%
Breadth and depth of ILS functionality
50%

Sierra Customer Statistic

70% of surveyed customers rate Innovative’s ongoing services & training as better than the competition.

70%

Polaris Case Study

Monroe County Public Library

Introduction

This case study of Monroe County Public Library is based on a January 2019 survey of Polaris customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

The real-world challenges that Polaris helps the Monroe County Public Library address include:

  • Improving the patron experience
  • Reducing time spent on reporting and analysis
  • Reducing time spent integrating with, and maintaining, third-party applications

Use Case

The library was focused largely on reducing time spent managing reporting, analysis, and work around maintaining integrations and customizations.

Results

After switching to Polaris, the Monroe County Public Library team reports that they would definitely purchase Innovative products again, and rate Innovative as better than the competition on price, customer support, and technical support.

They also rated Polaris as better than the competition when it comes to overall functionality, customization, APIs and integrations, reporting and statistics, web-based mobility for staff, and responsive discovery.

Sierra Case Study

Regional Library System

Introduction

This case study of a cultural institution is based on a December 2018 survey of Sierra customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The key challenges the customer wanted to address by choosing Sierra were:

  • Improving the discoverability of their collection
  • Improving their patron experience
  • Reducing the time spent on reporting and analysis
  • Reducing the time spent integrating with, and maintaining, third-party applications

Use Case

Their primary reason for choosing an Innovative product was the quality of services, training, and support. The client went with Sierra specifically for the following reasons:

  • Breadth and depth of ILS functionality
  • Workflow and overall system efficiency
  • Price

Overall, they would rate Sierra as better than the competition when it comes to overall functionality, performance, customization, APIs & integrations, and reporting & statistics.

Results

After switching to Sierra, the client reports that they’ve received great value for their money spent on Sierra and is extremely likely to purchase Innovative products again.

They also agreed with the following statements:

  • Innovative is a trusted leader in Library Services
  • Sierra is a leading Library Services Platform

Polaris Customer Research

Polaris Chosen Over SirsiDynix Products

What were the top reasons you purchased Polaris?

Breadth and depth of ILS functionality
77%
Streamlined workflow and overall system efficiency
60%

Sierra Customer Statistic

Sierra APIs Rank Better Than Competitors

76% of surveyed customers rate Sierra’s APIs & integrations as better compared to the competition.

76%


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