Cloud-based technology such as Appointment-Plus is becoming more and more common in the daily operations of businesses and organizations alike
Scottsdale, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) February 28, 2011
Appointment-Plus, an industry leader in online appointment-scheduling software, has announced that its Web-based booking system has been used to schedule over 60 million appointments and reservations in the United States, Canada and 10 other countries. Scheduling these appointments were over 4,500 large and small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, medical practitioners, colleges and universities, government agencies and other organizations.
The company reached the milestone in late February.
“Attaining the 60 million appointment mark is the latest benchmark of our cutting-edge scheduling technology, and this number really drives home the point that a growing number of service-oriented businesses, educational institutions, agencies and other entities are turning to Appointment-Plus for their scheduling needs,” says Bob La Loggia, president and founder of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based StormSource Software, the developer of Appointment-Plus. “We’re helping them improve their appointment-scheduling and reservation-booking procedures so they can focus more of their time and resources on other important tasks.”
Used to book over 1.5 million appointments and reservations each month, Appointment-Plus is online scheduling software that offers businesses and organizations such functionality as online customer self-scheduling, whereby individuals can schedule and manage their appointments and reservations from any Internet connection; automated e-mail and text message reminders sent prior to a scheduled appointment; online payment options that allow them to accept customer payment right through the scheduler; robust record-keeping and report-generating features; and e-marketing capabilities through iContact. Other popular features include gift certificates, service packages and repeat-customer reminders.
Because of its versatility, Appointment-Plus is the perfect fit for all types of industries and organizations. Users of the online appointment-scheduling software range from photography studios and massage therapists to universities, Fortune 500 companies and distributors and manufacturers who rely on it for dock and delivery scheduling. These groups can tailor the system’s functionality to best meet their specific needs, while allowing them to create an overall appearance that mirrors their company or organization’s colors, Web site, logo and other marketing images. Additionally, the software’s application programming interface (API) allows for specific custom programming and integration into existing systems in such areas as Web services and “single sign-on” for student information systems (SIS), in which a student logs in once to gain access to multiple school-administered programs without being prompted to log into each of them individually.
Notable clients that use Appointment-Plus online appointment scheduling software for their booking needs include:
- Harvard University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Procter & Gamble
- Time Warner Cable
- Weight Watchers
Appointment-Plus is also the perfect scheduling solution for Groupon, LivingSocial and other ‘deal-of-the-day’ campaigns, as it enables businesses to better manage the immediate increase in new customer appointments and reservations. Businesses that utilize the online scheduling software for this purpose will receive a special coupon code to provide customers to enter when booking their appointment or reservation, which will prompt the system to not charge the registrant. Additionally, a growing number of businesses and organizations are incorporating it into their social media pages, such as Facebook and Twitter, to allow their customers, students and patients to book directly through these sites.
Because it’s Web-based, Appointment-Plus online appointment-scheduling software is accessible from any Internet connection and is ideal for individuals who manage their appointment schedules and customers when away from their home or office. Additionally, the online scheduler does not require a Web site, expensive hardware or any installations to incorporate and use.
Pricing starts at $39 per month with no long-term contracts, along with free set-up assistance with a dedicated coach.
“Cloud-based technology such as Appointment-Plus is becoming more and more common in the daily operations of businesses and organizations alike,” La Loggia continues. “Our leading scheduling software takes the effort out of this tedious and time-consuming task by completely automating and streamlining the entire process.”
To learn more about Appointment-Plus and how it can improve your appointment- and reservation-scheduling needs, click here.
About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus supplies over 4,500 clients throughout the United States, Canada and 10 other countries the tools they need to efficiently, accurately and automatically schedule appointments and sessions, book rooms, accept registrations and many other services. The flagship product of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based StormSource Software, the online application has scheduled over 60 million appointments since its launch in 2001. Geared primarily toward small businesses such as medical offices, spas, health clubs and massage therapists, users of the service also include Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, healthcare agencies and facilities, federal and local government, and freight and delivery services.
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