Our industry-leading scheduling software is the perfect fit for academic advisors looking for a better way to book and manage their students' appointment times.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 03, 2011
Appointment-Plus, the leader in online scheduling software for academic advisors for over 10 years and the only online appointment scheduling application to marry Web-based scheduling, payment-processing, accounting and e-marketing services in one easy-to-use and affordable system, today announced that over nine million appointments have been booked through its software for academic advising sessions, counseling, tutoring times, testing, room reservations, parent-teacher conferences and other education-related tasks since 2001.
The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based online scheduling provider reached the milestone during the 2011 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Annual Conference in Denver, where it’s educating attendees on the many benefits of its online appointment software at its booth and at a special exhibitor seminar titled, “Online Scheduling: Happy Students, Happy Staff”, which will explore the benefits of Appointment-Plus and detail how Wayland Baptist College in Planview, Texas, is using it to improve its student-scheduling processes.
Hundreds of academic advisors and their staff at colleges, universities, community colleges and technical schools from coast to coast use Appointment-Plus for their student-scheduling needs, a reflection of the tremendous value the online appointment software brings to their office procedures. Among the most popular functionality among advisors found in the feature-rich system includes:
- Online student self-scheduling, which allows individuals to book their own academic advising appointments when it’s most convenient for them, not just during normal office hours.
- Automated e-mail and text message reminders sent to the student prior to his or her scheduled advisement session.
- Robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities.
In addition to its cutting-edge scheduling functionality, Appointment-Plus recently released it Marketplace, a special section that features plug-ins such as syncs, integrations and special modules. Many of these allow academic advisors to connect their Appointment-Plus with other software applications they already use on a daily basis, hence its motto, “We Work With What You Work With.” Of particular interest to academic advisors are planned syncs with Google and Microsoft Outlook calendars and an enhanced mobile Web app, which will be available to all users in the next few months.
“Our industry-leading scheduling software is the perfect fit for academic advisors looking for a better way to book and manage their students' appointment times,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “It completely automates the process from start to finish, which frees up valuable staff time and resources that can now be devoted to other tasks and responsibilities.”
Appointment-Plus online scheduling software makes it easy for academic advisors to begin offering online self-scheduling to their students by supplying them with their own unique URL scheduler link and an assortment of “Book Now” buttons that they can place on their Web sites, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages, newsletters and e-mail messages. Students click on the link or button to access the online calendars, view available appointment times, and then book their session.
The system then automatically confirms the appointment, with no additional action needed from the advisor or staff member.
Appointment-Plus is a Web-based application, which means no installations, downloads or additional hardware is required. All that’s necessary to use the system is an Internet connection, which also makes it the perfect tool for accessing appointment schedules on your laptop, smartphone or other Internet-connected device when away from the home or office.
Pricing starts at $39 per month, with no long-term contracts. All signups receive a complimentary training session with a professional set-up coach during their 15-day free trial period.
“Most of today’s college students are already connected to the Web at all times and prefer conducting transactions online instead of picking up the phone,” La Loggia adds. “Giving them the convenience of online scheduling not only makes the scheduling process easier for them, it also helps advisors and their staff operate more efficiently.”
To learn more about Appointment-Plus online scheduling software, click here.
About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus is the leading online appointment-scheduling system, serving organizations in 11 countries ranging from one-person businesses to Fortune 500 companies. With over 15 million end users across 100 industries, Appointment-Plus is the preferred scheduler for academic advisors, counselors, tutors, professors, personal fitness trainers, spas, salons, shipping docks, government agencies, health care providers, financial institutions, tour operators, and many other types of organizations. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., over 70 million appointments have been booked through Appointment-Plus since its launch in 2001.