Now with Appointment-Plus, they can simplify the entire booking process by allowing individuals and groups book their own reservations online and letting the system do the rest.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) September 29, 2011
The fall months usher in a flurry of activity at athletic fields, parks and sports facilities nationwide as organized sports teams, leagues and individuals compete in a variety of different fall sports. From soccer leagues and youth football to batting cages and indoor gyms, facility administrators, sports leagues and academies, and colleges and universities are looking for an efficient and effective way of scheduling these locations for their games, practices and scrimmages. Discontent with the time-consuming and tedious process of booking these facilities over the phone and by e-mail, a growing number are turning to Appointment-Plus online scheduling software for automating, streamlining and improving this important task.
The leading provider of online appointment software for booking sports fields and athletic facilities since 2001, Appointment-Plus offers such essential scheduling tools as:
- Online self-scheduling, which allows individuals and teams to book their own reservations online and at their own convenience, 24 hours a day. This feature also dramatically reduces the number of phone calls, e-mails and voice messages to the facility or field administrator, thereby freeing up valuable time and resources.
- Automated e-mail and text message reminders sent prior to scheduled reservation time and which can reduce the number of “no-shows” by over 50 percent.
- Robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities.
- Online customer payment-processing.
In addition to its feature-rich scheduling functionality, Appointment-Plus online scheduling software also offers its clients the industry’s best small-business toolbox packed with plug-ins to help make an operation run more efficiently. Its motto is “We Work With What You Work With,” and its new Marketplace offers beneficial integrations with well-known software applications, such as syncs with QuickBooks and e-marketing services Constant Contact, iContact and MailChimp, plus seamless online customer payment-processing through MerchantWarehouse. Future releases include syncs with Google and Microsoft Outlook calendars and an enhanced mobile Web app.
“People of all ages look forward to the fun and excitement of fall sports and activities, but booking the sports fields and facilities where these events take place can be burdensome for administrators and site managers, especially if they still rely on outdated booking practices,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “Now with Appointment-Plus, they can simplify the entire booking process by allowing individuals and groups book their own reservations online and letting the system do the rest.”
Offering online scheduling is a snap with Appointment-Plus, which provides each client with its own unique scheduler URL and access to an assortment of “Book Now” buttons to add to Web sites, social media pages like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, newsletters and e-mails. Individuals and groups simply click on the link or button to access the scheduler and book their reservation.
Appointment-Plus online appointment software is a Web-based application that requires only an Internet connection to use. No downloads, installations or additional hardware are necessary, and the system is accessible from laptops, smartphones and other Internet-connected devices, making it the perfect booking program for those needing access to their reservation calendar when away from home or the office.
Pricing starts at $39 per month, with no long-term contracts. All signups receive a complementary training session with a professional set-up coach during their 15-day free trial period.
“Don’t let the reservation process take control of your game,” La Loggia adds. “It’s time to put in your most valuable player: Appointment-Plus!”
To learn more about Appointment-Plus online appointment 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 athletic fields and facilities, 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 70 million appointments have been booked through Appointment-Plus since its launch in 2001.
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