More and more service-based businesses are turning to Appointment-Plus to better manage their appointment-scheduling processes and improve their overall operations
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 25, 2011
Appointment-Plus, the leading provider of online scheduling solutions for businesses and organizations of all sizes and the only online appointment software application to marry Web-based booking, calendar syncs, online payment-processing, accounting and e-marketing, today announced that over 75 million appointments and reservations have be scheduled using its feature-rich scheduling system. This new milestone further solidifies Appointment-Plus as the number-one provider of online scheduling software for service-based organizations.
The appointment software provider now sets an average of 2.5 million appointments and reservations each month, which equates to one appointment or reservation booked per second.
“2011 has been a year of milestones for Appointment-Plus, and this latest accomplishment really illustrates our importance to service-based business operations as the leader in online scheduling technology,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “We’re thankful for all of our clients who rely on our software and who’ve helped us reach this important plateau.
“It’s just the beginning in a long line of future accomplishments we’re excited to reach.”
Appointment-Plus online scheduling software offers its clients much more than just the industry’s best online scheduling program. Its new Marketplace showcases a growing line of plug-ins that help businesses and organizations operate more efficiently and effectively. These include syncs for QuickBooks, Constant Contact, iContact and MailChimp, as well as payment-processing through Merchant Warehouse. Upcoming releases include syncs with Google and Microsoft Outlook calendars and an enhanced mobile Web app.
Appointment-Plus is committed to helping its clients integrate their online scheduling with other software applications they already routinely use, hence its motto, “We Work With What You Work With.”
A provider of online appointment scheduling software since 2001, Appointment-Plus gives its clients everything they need to completely automate and streamline the way they manage their appointments and reservations, as well as their customer information. This includes:
- Online self-scheduling, whereby individuals can book their own appointments 24 hours a day and at their own convenience. This feature also improves operations by reducing the number of phone calls, voice messages and e-mails the business or organization receives.
- Automated e-mail and text message reminders sent prior to a scheduled service time and which can reduce the number of “no-shows” by over 50 percent.
- Robust reporting and record-keeping capabilities.
- Repeat customer reminders sent automatically after a specified period of time has elapsed between schedule appointments or reservations.
Appointment-Plus online scheduling software also provides a quick and effective way for clients to market to their customers via Facebook and Twitter right through the scheduler. Part of the system’s new staff interface, this feature makes it easy to create and send marketing messages and allows customers to instantly schedule services by including their scheduler’s URL link in the social media message.
Because it’s Web-based, Appointment-Plus requires only an Internet connection to use. No downloads, installations or additional hardware is necessary.
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.
“The number speaks for itself,” La Loggia continues. “More and more service-based businesses are turning to Appointment-Plus to better manage their appointment-scheduling processes and improve their overall operations.”
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 spas, salons, shipping docks, colleges and universities, personal fitness trainers, government agencies, health care providers, financial institutions, tour operators, and many other types of organizations. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., over 75 million appointments have been booked through Appointment-Plus since its launch in 2001.