Data Analysis Shows 49% Increase in Interpreter, Translation Service Industry Jobs; Appointment-Plus Interpreter Scheduling Software Sees Bump in Usage

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Data analysis by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc (EMSI) reveals that interpreter and translation services was one of five industries that experienced 40 percent or greater job growth during the economic downturn of the past five years. Appointment-Plus interpreter scheduling software has experienced an increase in adoption among interpreters, translators and interpreting service providers that utilize the application to automate, simplify and improve their appointment-booking processes.

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Automating the scheduling process with Appointment-Plus can free up a significant amount of time to focus on more pressing tasks and gives you the peace-of-mind that your scheduling processes are being managed efficiently and effectively.

The number of jobs in the interpreter and translation services industry increased by 49 percent between 2007 and 2011, despite the economic downturn. These figures from Economic Modeling Specialists Inc (EMSI) coincide with current trends seen by Appointment-Plus, which has experienced a recent increase in the number of interpreter and translating services and businesses implementing its interpreter scheduling software to improve their appointment-booking processes.

The increased demand for interpreters and translators resulted in a net gain of over 7,000 new positions in this industry, according to EMSI’s data. Managing this continued surge of customer and client appointments is quickly proving to be a challenge for many of these service providers, especially for those still relying on more traditional methods of scheduling and managing appointments, such as scheduling them over the phone and recording details in a paper appointment book or spreadsheet. That’s why more and more of these professionals are looking for an alternative to help them automate and streamline this oftentimes tedious and time-consuming task.

As many of these professionals are quickly learning, the answer is Appointment-Plus interpreter scheduling software, the worldwide experts in online scheduling solutions and creators of the scheduling industry’s most flexible and feature-rich system.

“Requiring appointments for interpreting and translating services is a necessity for most professionals in planning their daily schedules, but managing this process can be burdensome for both them and their customers alike,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “Automating the scheduling process with Appointment-Plus can free up a significant amount of time to focus on more pressing tasks and gives you the peace-of-mind that your scheduling processes are being managed efficiently and effectively.”

Appointment-Plus interpreter scheduling software and its Scheduling Cloud™ engine instantly transform the scheduling process by allowing customers and clients to schedule their interpretation and translation services right online, without having to pick up the phone or send an e-mail. Among the services scheduled through Appointment-Plus are:

  • 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.

Other standard features of the system include automated e-mail and text message reminders, which can reduce the “no-show” rate by over 50 percent; online customer payment options; and robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities.

Especially well-suited for corporations, enterprise-level operations and large and medium-sized businesses with more unique and intricate scheduling needs, Appointment-Plus online interpreter scheduling software and its Scheduling Cloud™ Enterprise Solution platform offers unmatched services and benefits not found in other scheduling applications. These include:

  • Application programming interface (API) functionality and Web services that allow for seamless integration with existing software systems.
  • A highly scalable system that allows organizations to easily accommodate increases in workload, users and growth.
  • 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 the Appointment-Plus Scheduling Cloud™ platform and its leading 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 80 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 3 million appointments monthly.

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