Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 23, 2011
Churches and other houses of worship worldwide provide a wealth of activities, events, programs and volunteer opportunities during the summer months and throughout the year for its congregation members. And regardless of the type of services offered, appointments and reservations are usually required. Over-the-phone appointments and paper schedule books usually come up short, which is why a growing number of churches and other houses of worship are turning to Appointment-Plus online scheduler calendar for their appointment-booking needs.
Offering online scheduling solutions to churches and other houses of worship since 2001, Appointment-Plus online scheduler calendar helps these groups automate, streamline and improve the way they accept and manage appointment and member information for a variety of different services, programs and activities, including:
- Photo sessions for individuals and families.
- Volunteer opportunities.
- Community-outreach projects.
- Workshops and classes.
- Room scheduling.
As a leading provider of online scheduling software, Appointment-Plus offers a feature-rich platform of functionality to help church administrators and staff quickly and easily manage these appointments and reservations. Among the more popular ones are:
- Online self-scheduling, which allows individuals to book their own appointments and reservations when it’s most convenient for them, 24 hours a day.
- Automated e-mail and text message reminders sent by the system prior to a scheduled appointment or reservation time.
- Robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities for managing appointment and contact information.
- E-marketing through iContact.
Because of its flexibility, Appointment-Plus online scheduler calendar is perfect for a variety of different programs and activities, such as scheduling individual and family photo sessions, booking sessions with church counselors, and scheduling volunteers for events, activities and programs.
“Managing appointments can be a tedious and burdensome task for church administrators and staff, especially if they still rely on a paper appointment book and pen,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “Our leading online scheduling program makes this process simple by giving church members the ability to schedule their own appointments and reservations on their own without having to call them in.
“Church offices that incorporate Appointment-Plus into their operating procedures can expect almost immediate and positive results.”
Appointment-Plus online scheduler calendar makes it easy for churches and other houses of worship to accept online appointment and reservations by providing them with a “Schedule Now” button and unique URL link to add to their Web site, social media page (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), newsletters, programs, e-mail messages and other forms of communication. This link allows access to the online scheduler, where church members can view services, check availability and book their appointments and reservations.
Because it’s Web-based, Appointment-Plus online scheduling software requires only an Internet connection, with no downloads, installations or additional hardware required. Appointment-Plus also provides all the technical support so that church IT staff or contracted service need not worry about any maintenance, upgrades or updates to the system, as these are done automatically.
Pricing starts at $39 per month, with no long-term contracts. All signups receive complementary training with a professional set-up coach during their 15-day free trial period.
Appointment-Plus online scheduling software is a technology that both church staff and members will appreciate.
“Our technology can play a dual role in church operations: Improve the internal scheduling process for administrators and staff and make it easier and more convenient for church members to schedule their appointments and reservations,” La Loggia adds. “It’s a ‘win-win’ for everyone.”
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 10 million end users across 100 industries, Appointment-Plus is the preferred scheduler for colleges and universities, holistic practitioners, 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.