New Plug-Ins, Syncs from Appointment-Plus Online Scheduling Software to Benefit University Systems this Winter Session

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Appointment-Plus helps university systems and large colleges better manage their winter session scheduling with the industry’s most highly scalable and configurable scheduling solution that includes unmatched customer support and unique services. This includes plug-ins, syncs and modules available in its new Marketplace.

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In addition to providing the scheduling industry’s best lineup of features and functionality, our unmatched services, customer support and experience delivers the most efficient and dependable scheduling system available.”

Like most organizations, large university systems with multiple campuses operate year-round and offer services during the transitional winter session between fall and spring semesters. And just like during the busier spring and fall semesters, these universities rely on proven scheduling processes for an assortment of different tasks, such as booking student academic advising appointments, counseling sessions, tutoring and testing. Many of these sites, however, will implement shortened hours and staff schedules, making scheduling an even more daunting task for administrators and students alike. These university systems require not only the most advanced scheduling option available, but also a highly scalable and configurable solution that can integrate with existing applications and provides unmatched customer support. Thanks to the brand new Marketplace from Appointment-Plus, university systems that rely on the leading online scheduling software will not only better manage their student-scheduling processes, they'll also have the ability to sync their appointment and student information with common software applications they already use.

Released in October, the new Marketplace offers the best integration solutions for connecting its scheduler with popular software applications routinely used by university personnel. This includes syncs with e-marketing service providers such as Constant Contact, iContact, MailChimp and Vertical Response. Future releases of particular interest to education professionals and staff include syncs with Google and Microsoft Outlook calendars and an enhanced mobile Web app.

The Marketplace is accessibile to all Appointment-Plus clients.

A differentiating characteristic of Appointment-Plus not found in other online scheduling software providers is its array of services and benefits geared specifically for larger organizations, such as university systems. This includes:

  • A highly scalable system that allows college systems to easily accommodate increases in workload, users and growth.
  • Web services, including integrations with existing software systems.
  • The most configurable scheduling software system available.
  • 24-hour support from its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Dedicated support contacts.
  • “Turnkey”, existing solutions that are instantly ready to go live.
  • Custom graphic user interface (GUI) development.
  • Robust reporting capabilities.

University system and college administrators that take advantage of these offered services can quickly implement a scheduling system that instantly integrates into their existing processes.

“Student-scheduling can be a daunting task at university systems, especially for institutions looking for wide-ranging scheduling solutions that span departments, facilities and satellite campuses,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “In addition to providing the scheduling industry’s best lineup of features and functionality, our unmatched services, customer support and experience delivers the most efficient and dependable scheduling system available.”

Providing online appointment scheduling solutions to universities and colleges since 2001, Appointment-Plus gives administrators the tools they need to improve the tedious and time-consuming process of booking their students and testing centers. These include online student self-scheduling; whereby students can book their own appointments online instead of having to call them in or schedule in-person; and automated e-mail and text message reminders, which is especially popular at testing centers as it can reduce the “no-show” rate by over 50 percent.

Administrators also appreciate the pre-set “rules” of the Appointment-Plus online scheduling software system, which prevents over-bookings or students from booking one service multiple times, such as at a testing center.

Appointment-Plus online appointment software is a Web-based application that requires only an Internet connection to utilize. No downloads, installations or additional hardware are required.

“For a campuswide solution to your student and testing-center scheduling, turn to Appointment-Plus,” La Loggia adds. “We have the experience and expertise to automate, streamline and improve this important function.”

To learn more about Appointment-Plus online appointment software, click here.

About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus is the worldwide leader in online scheduling solutions for growing businesses, enterprises, higher education, government and logistics. With over 15 million end-users and 75 million appointments booked since its inception in 2001, Appointment-Plus is one of the fastest growing cloud-based services in the world. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., organizations ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses use Appointment-Plus to book an average of 2.5 million appointments monthly.

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