Like most organizations, government agencies and departments are feeling the pinch of less-than-ideal economic conditions and are looking for ways to streamline their operations and get the most out of their tight budgets
Scottsdale, AZ (Vocus) July 7, 2010
Federal, state, county and municipal government offices, agencies, departments and other entities faced with tightened budget restrictions are turning to Appointment-Plus online scheduling software to improve, automate and streamline their appointment-setting procedures while reducing administrative and equipment costs.
Appointment-Plus is online scheduling software that offers government offices and personnel such functionality as online resident 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 or service; robust record-keeping and report-generating features; and e-marketing capabilities.
“Like most organizations, government agencies and departments are feeling the pinch of less-than-ideal economic conditions and are looking for ways to streamline their operations and get the most out of their tight budgets,” says Bob La Loggia, founder and president of StormSource Software, the developer of Appointment-Plus. “Our software provides them an efficient, cost-effective option to continue their important services, while at the same time making it easier to schedule and manage appointments.”
Because of its versatility, Appointment-Plus is the perfect fit for all types of industries and organizations, including government entities such as school districts, city and town councils, health departments and embassies. They use it for such purposes as: scheduling appointments for visas, passports and marriage certificates; booking classes, events and activities, such as blood drives; scheduling certification for voucher programs; reserving recreational and park facilities; and scheduling medical assessments, clinics, vaccinations, and flu shot and other immunization appointments.
Government offices and entities nationwide—from employment services in the Pacific Northwest to health departments in New England—count on Appointment-Plus for accurate appointment- and reservation-scheduling and management.
As a Web-based application, it’s accessible from any Internet connection and gives staff members the ability to view and manage their schedules when away from the office. Additionally, Appointment-Plus 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 and free set-up assistance with a dedicated coach.
The affordability factor, compiled with the numerous benefits to both residents and staff members, makes Appointment-Plus an ideal investment for government offices and groups looking to stretch their budgets dollars.
“Appointment-Plus is a win-win for government offices, departments and agencies,” La Loggia continues. “Not only will it improve internal operations, it will also provide a convenient way for citizens and residents to schedule and manage their appointments and reservations online.”
To learn more on how Appointment-Plus can improve your appointment scheduling procedures, click here.
About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus supplies over 3,500 clients throughout the United States, Canada and 10 other countries the tools they need to schedule customer and patient appointment times, book rooms, accept registrations and many other services. The flagship product of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based StormSource Software, the software has scheduled over 45 million appointments since its launch in 2001. Geared primarily toward small businesses such as medical offices and healthcare facilities, 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.