With Appointment-Plus, tutoring businesses and learning centers can automate the scheduling process, better manage their schedules, and instantly improve this important daily task.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 12, 2012
Appointment-Plus, the world’s leading business scheduling software for the tutoring industry and creator of the scheduling industry’s most flexible and feature-rich application, is seeing an increased interest in its Scheduling Cloud™ Enterprise Solution among tutoring enterprises, franchises and learning centers looking for a proven and dependable approach for scheduling and managing their appointments and student information. This increased enthusiasm for online scheduling software correlates with a recently-released report by Global Industry Analysts (GIA) that shows increased growth in the private tutoring market despite the current challenging economic climate.
According to “Private Tutoring: A Global Strategic Business Report”, this growth is indicative of the societal significance placed on scholastic achievement throughout the globe. In the United States, the expansion of private tutoring is also driven by the increasing adoption of new technologies in assorted educational organizations and the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which added to spending for such services as tutoring, test preparation, education assessment and technology integration.
Leading tutoring franchises listed in the Entrepreneur 2012 Franchise 500® have also expanded their U.S. presence. Companies opening new locations in 2011 include: Kuman Leaning Centers (107 new locations); Tutor Doctor (44 new locations); and Chyten Education Services (13 new locations).
As the demand for private tutoring increases, so does the need for an automated scheduling solution that allows students to schedule appointments online and integrates into existing processes, thereby simplifying this important operational task.
“Scheduling tutoring appointments in the traditional manner, such as over the phone or by e-mail request, is ineffective and inconvenient for both the tutoring services and their patients alike,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “And as this recent report reveals, the growth in this industry makes online scheduling from Appointment-Plus a must for managing this oftentimes tedious and time-consuming task.
“Besides offering the scheduling industry’s most dependable and utilized scheduling software, Appointment-Plus is also highly configurable and integrates with your existing systems and processes, making the implementation of an online scheduling component quick and seamless.”
The Appointment-Plus enterprise scheduler instantly transforms the scheduling process for tutoring franchises, enterprises, learning centers and individual tutors by allowing students to book their own appointments online, 24 hours a day from any Internet connection, including laptops, smartphones and tablets. Other standard features beneficial to the private tutoring industry include automated e-mail and text message reminders, sent prior to a scheduled appointment time; and robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities, which make it easy for tutors to quickly access appointment and student data without having to keep separate spreadsheets, databases, folders and files.
Enterprise-level and franchised tutoring companies and learning centers benefit from the Appointment-Plus Scheduling Cloud™ Enterprise Solution, which provides unmatched, essential services and functionality necessary for their unique scheduling needs. Included in the Scheduling Cloud™ platform are:
- 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 across numerous locations.
- 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.
In addition to its premier functionality, features, services and customer support, Appointment-Plus tutor scheduling software also provides the scheduling industry’s most complete collection of plug-ins, integrations and modules to help tutoring enterprises and learning centers operate more efficiently and effectively. Among the items featured in its Marketplace are syncs with QuickBooks, Google Calendar and e-marketing service providers Constant Contact, iContact, MailChimp and Vertical Response.
“A growing need for tutoring services is great news for the tutoring industry, but it can also present challenges to properly and conveniently schedule appointments and manage student information,” La Loggia adds. “With Appointment-Plus, tutoring businesses and learning centers can automate the scheduling process, better manage their schedules, and instantly improve this important daily task.”
To learn more about the Appointment-Plus online enterprise scheduler, 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.