Appointment-Plus Enterprise Scheduler Sees Increased Interest in Scheduling Cloud™ Enterprise Solution as Franchise Industry Improves

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A recently-released assessment of the nation’s franchise sector by the International Franchise Association shows that the industry is stronger compared to a year ago. This finding correlates with the increased interest franchises are showing in the Appointment-Plus Scheduling Cloud™ Enterprise Solution for improving their appointment-scheduling processes.

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Appointment-Plus online enterprise scheduler is the best bet for franchises looking to automate, simplify and improve their scheduling processes.

Appointment-Plus, the worldwide expert in online enterprise scheduling software solutions and creator of the scheduling industry’s most flexible and feature-rich application, is experiencing an increased interest in its Scheduling Cloud™ Enterprise Solution among franchises looking for the premier scheduling solution for their unique booking needs. This enthusiasm directly correlates with a new business index created by the International Franchise Association that shows the franchise industry is performing stronger than it did a year ago.

The association’s Franchise Business Index increased 0.3 percent in February 2012 to 107.7, a 1.4 percent increase from the February 2011 mark of 106.3. Overall, the Index has risen for six consecutive months. That’s good news for franchises such as H&R Block, Jiffy Lube, Merry Maids, Sylvan Learning and Handyman Connection.

As this sector strengthens, franchises needing a proven and reliable solution for managing their appointments and reservations are quickly turning to the Appointment-Plus Scheduling Cloud™ platform for perfecting this important task.

“Scheduling appointments and reservations is a common operational fixture among franchises coast-to-coast,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “As the franchise industry strengthens and bookings increase, the need for a proven scheduling solution becomes even more apparent.

“Appointment-Plus online enterprise scheduler is the best bet for franchises looking to automate, simplify and improve their scheduling processes.”

Among the franchise industries benefiting from the Appointment-Plus enterprise scheduler are retail, automotive, business services and maintenance.

As a provider of online enterprise scheduling software solutions since 2001, Appointment-Plus possesses the knowledge and expertise to craft an ideal scheduling process for franchises of all sizes, regardless of their scopes of business. Having adopted CRM, CMS and other Web-based services such as Salesforce, Zoho and WordPress into their operations, many franchises are already familiar with the benefit cloud technology such as Appointment-Plus brings to their processes.

These processes are taken to the next level with the Scheduling Cloud™ engine, which provides an enterprise-level suite of services geared specifically to the needs of franchises. In particular is the high scalability of the application, which allows for seamless scheduling across many locations and for large numbers of customers, staff, and appointments and reservations. Implementing Appointment-Plus standardizes the scheduling process across all of a franchise’s locations, as opposed to each location implementing its own procedure.

Other benefits of the Scheduling Cloud™ Enterprise Solution include:

  • 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.    

Appointment-Plus enterprise scheduler comes equipped with the standard functionality that has made it the number-one choice of all-sized businesses and organizations in over 16 countries worldwide. These features include: online self-scheduling, whereby customers book their own appointment or reservations conveniently 24 hours a day; automated e-mail and text message reminders; and robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities.

To learn more about how online scheduling software can improve the scheduling processes at your franchise and all of the benefits of the Appointment-Plus online enterprise scheduling system, click here.

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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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