Appointment-Plus has become the number-one choice among campuses looking to automate and streamline scheduling procedures, as well as integrate it into their existing processes
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 05, 2012
More large colleges and university systems than ever will find it easier to manage their student appointments and reservations this spring semester, as a record number of these institutes of higher education are now using the Appointment-Plus online scheduling program to improve, automate and simplify this often complex and time-consuming task. Benefiting from the appointment scheduling program at hundreds of institutes of higher education will be academic advisors, counselors, testing centers, tutors, professors and athletic facilities, as well as the students themselves, who now have a quick and instant way to book their session and service times.
Appointment-Plus, the worldwide expert in online scheduling program solutions and creator of the scheduling industry’s most flexible and feature-rich application, has the experience and knowledge to customize the perfect scheduling system that meets their unique and oftentimes intricate scheduling needs. The system is especially suited for larger colleges and university systems, as its suite of services, functionality and support is designed specifically for larger sites looking to integrate Appointment-Plus with existing software applications and across numerous offices, departments and satellite campuses.
This puts Appointment-Plus in a class of its own among appointment scheduling program systems.
“Although many online scheduling software providers have popped up over the past few years, these systems simply lack the functionality, services and support needed at large organizations such as colleges and university systems,” explains Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “With over 10 years of experience and knowledge creating the perfect scheduling solution for hundreds of college and university clients, Appointment-Plus has become the number-one choice among campuses looking to automate and streamline scheduling procedures, as well as integrate it into their existing processes.”
Colleges and universities that have recently begun using the Appointment-Plus online scheduling program include:
- Boston University
- Columbia University
- Louisiana State University
- Texas Christian University
A leader in online scheduling since 2001, Appointment-Plus offers larger colleges and university systems unique services not found in other online scheduling software providers. These services, geared specifically for large and medium-sized organizations, include:
- 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 record-keeping and reporting capabilities that make it simply to access and compile appointment and student data.
University system and college administrators that take advantage of these offered services can quickly implement a scheduling program that instantly integrates into their existing processes.
In addition to these incomparable services, Appointment-Plus comes standard with proven functionality that has made it the world’s most popular online scheduling program, such as:
- Online student self-scheduling, whereby individuals can book their own appointments 24 hours a day and at their own convenience, not just during normal office hours.
- Automated e-mail and text message reminders sent by the system prior to a scheduled appointment or reservation time, a sure way to dramatically reduce “no-shows” who miss their scheduled appointment or reservation times.
Administrators also appreciate the pre-set “rules” of the Appointment-Plus online scheduling program, which prevents over-bookings or students from booking one service multiple times, such as at a testing center.
In addition to its world-class scheduling functionality, Appointment-Plus also provides clients with access to its Marketplace, the scheduling industry’s most complete and growing collection of syncs, plug-ins and modules. Among those of interest to college and university professors, faculty and staff are syncs with popular e-marketing services such as Constant Contact, iContact, MailChimp and Vertical Response and the just-release Google Calendar Sync. Future releases include the Microsoft Outlook Calendar Sync and an enhanced mobile Web app.
“The scheduling process at colleges and university systems can be complex and demanding of the most dependable and flexible system available on the market,” La Loggia explains. “It’s what makes Appointment-Plus the clear choice among a growing number of campuses nationwide.”
To learn more about the Appointment-Plus scheduling program, 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.