Our new partnership with Palo Alto Software will help us educate business owners on the technology available to help them grow their businesses and improve their scheduling procedures
Scottsdale, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) February 22, 2011
Appointment-Plus, a leader in online appointment-scheduling software solutions since 2001, announced a partnership with business software provider Palo Alto Software that will add the cutting-edge scheduling system to an internationally-recognized group of service providers included in its Sales and Marketing Pro software package. The package is available from the Palo Alto Software Web site and in select retail outlets such as Office Max and Office Depot.
The Sales and Marketing Pro package gives business owners an energized action plan of marketing goals and activities for any size operation, such as registering a domain and designing a Web site, creating press releases, developing printed marketing materials, and now online appointment-scheduling software. In addition to Appointment-Plus online scheduling software, other service providers contained in the package include Network Solutions, PRWeb and VistaPrint.
“Appointment-scheduling and reservation-booking are often-overlooked tasks that Appointment-Plus helps businesses simplify,” says Bob La Loggia, president and founder of StormSource Software, the developer of Appointment-Plus. “We’re excited to be part of this fantastic business software package and help service-based businesses get a handle on this important but tedious task.”
Providing Web-based booking solutions for over 10 years, Appointment-Plus is online appointment scheduling software that offers businesses and organizations such functionality as online customer self-scheduling, whereby their customers 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 customer payment options; robust record-keeping and report-generating features; and e-marketing capabilities.
Because of its versatility, Appointment-Plus is the perfect fit for all types of industries and organizations. From photography studios and massage therapists to large shipping operators, universities and Fortune 500 companies, users of the software can tailor its functionality to meet their specific scheduling needs. The system also allows users to create an overall appearance that meshes with their company or organization’s Web site, logo or other marketing images.
As a Web-based application, it’s accessible from any Internet connection and is ideal for individuals who need access to their appointment schedule when away from their home or office. Additionally, Appointment-Plus online appointment-scheduling software does not require a Web site, expensive hardware or time-consuming installations to use. Pricing starts at $39 per month with no long-term contracts, along with free set-up assistance with a dedicated coach.
Founded in 1983, Eugene, Ore.-based Palo Alto Software (http://www.paloalto.com) is the worldwide leader in business plan software and marketing plan software.
“Many businesses continue to manage their appointments and customer information in the traditional way, which typically involves a paper appointment book or spreadsheet and phoned-in appointment times,” La Loggia continues. “Our new partnership with Palo Alto Software will help us educate business owners on the technology available to help them grow their businesses and improve their scheduling procedures.”
To learn more about Appointment-Plus and how it can improve your appointment-scheduling and reservation-booking needs, click here.
About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus supplies over 4,500 businesses and organizations throughout the United States, Canada and 10 other countries the tools they need to efficiently and accurately 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 almost 60 million appointments since its launch in 2001. Geared primarily toward small businesses such as medical offices, spas, salons, photographers, tutors, 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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