Number of Translators, Interpreters to Increase 22 Percent by 2018, Creating Greater Demand for Interpreter Scheduling Software

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of employed interpreters and translators to increase 22 percent over the 2008-2018 decade. These individuals will turn to interpreter scheduling software like Appointment-Plus to simplify and automate the manner in which customers and clients book their services.

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The growing need for interpreting services—coupled with the ever-growing number of people connected to the Web 24-7—is making online scheduling an absolute necessity for interpreters, translators and facilities looking to improve this time-consuming task.

Appointment-Plus, the worldwide expert in online scheduling solutions and creators of the scheduling industry’s most flexible and feature-rich system, expects the number of interpreters, translators and translation services who rely on its interpreter scheduling software to grow as the volume of professionals in this unique field increases over the next six years.

Appointment-Plus is already experiencing a jump in this industry, as these professionals turn to the leader in interpreter scheduling software to make the scheduling process easier for both them and their clients and customers.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition", greater demand for interpreters and translators resulting from the broadening of international ties and growth in the number of non-English speakers in the United States will result in a projected 22-percent increase in the number individuals employed in this profession. This is higher than the average rate of growth for all other occupations.

“The growing need for interpreting services—coupled with the ever-growing number of people connected to the Web 24-7—is making online scheduling an absolute necessity for interpreters, translators and facilities looking to improve this time-consuming task,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “That’s why Appointment-Plus is quickly becoming the scheduling tool of choice among these professionals and locations.

“It’s a win-win for both translator and their customers and clients.”

The leading provider of interpreter scheduling software since 2001, Appointment-Plus comes standard with proven functionality that instantly transforms and improves the booking process, such as online self-scheduling, whereby individuals book their own appointments online; and automated e-mail and text message reminders, which help reduce the “no-show” rate by over 50 percent. Interpreters and translators at a variety of businesses and organizations use the online scheduling program for many different types of services, such as:

  • Medical and legal interpretation at hospitals and healthcare facilities.
  • Document and verbal interpretation at legal translation services.
  • Translation and interpretation aid at municipal, state, county and local government agencies and departments.
  • On-site and telephonic interpretation at private translation service providers.

Online scheduling can be a complicated and difficult process to perfect, which is why Appointment-Plus interpreter scheduling software stands out from the competition. Relied upon by organizations of all sizes, Appointment-Plus is especially suited for enterprise-level corporations, government agencies, and large and medium-sized businesses. These groups count on Appointment-Plus for its unique, unmatched services and benefits not found in other interpreter scheduling software, such as:

  • A highly scalable system that allows organizations 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 business and support contacts.
  • “Turnkey”, existing solutions that are instantly ready to go live.
  • Custom graphic user interface (GUI) development.
  • Robust reporting capabilities.    

In addition to its premier functionality, features, services and customer support, Appointment-Plus interpreter scheduling software also provides the scheduling industry’s most complete collection of plug-ins, integrations and modules to help interpreters and translation services operate more efficiently and effectively. Among the items featured in its Marketplace are syncs with QuickBooks and e-marketing service providers Constant Contact, iContact, MailChimp and Vertical Response. Future releases include a Microsoft Outlook Calendar sync and an enhanced mobile Web app.

To learn more about Appointment-Plus interpreter scheduling 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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