Appointment-Plus is the proven solution to help colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning better manage this tedious and time-consuming process
Scottsdale, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) January 11, 2011
Students nationwide will find it easier to schedule their academic advising session, book a testing time and select a study room at a campus library or study hall this spring semester thanks to innovative, online appointment-scheduling software from Appointment-Plus. Professors, school administrators, faculty and staff at these colleges, universities, community colleges, technical schools and other institutes of higher learning will also improve their appointment-scheduling processes and spend less time booking student services over the phone and in-person.
A leader in online appointment-scheduling software since 2001, Appointment-Plus gives college and university professionals the Web-based tools they need to automate, streamline and improve the process by which they schedule and manage student appointment and contact information. Among the more popular features Appointment-Plus offers are:
- Online student self-scheduling, which allows individuals to book their appointments at their own convenience and at any time of the day, not just during office hours.
- Automated e-mail and text message reminders sent prior to a scheduled appointment or reservation.
- Robust record-keeping and reporting functionality.
- E-marketing capabilities through iContact marketing software.
Colleges and universities that have recently selected Appointment-Plus as their online appointment-scheduling software solution include:
- Chaminade University
- Drexel University
- Norfolk State University
- Princeton University
- Savannah College of Art Design
- University of Central Florida
- University of Illinois-Chicago
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Today’s students conduct almost all of their daily tasks and transactions online, including scheduling an appointment or booking a reservation,” says Bob La Loggia, president and founder of StormSource Software, the developer of Appointment-Plus. “Our software not only makes it convenient and quick for them to schedule their days and times, it’s easier for college and university professors, faculty and staff to better administer their appointment processes.
“They’ll experience a dramatic decrease in the number of ‘phoned-in’ and in-person appointment booking, which can free up their time to focus on more important tasks.”
Professors and administrators rely on Appointment-Plus online appointment scheduling software for a variety of campus tasks, such as scheduling academic advising and testing sessions; booking study and testing rooms in campus libraries, study halls and other sites; and reserving athletic fields, tennis courts, and other indoor and outdoor facilities. Some professors use Appointment-Plus to schedule their student appointments, a more efficient alternative to an ‘open hours’ policy in which they may experience either a backlog of students waiting to meet with them or no students at all.
Departments and administrators that utilize the self-scheduling function can easily add a “Schedule Now” or “Book Now” button, provided by Appointment-Plus, to their Web site or department page. As their personal scheduler has its own distinct URL like any other Web site, they can also distribute this link to students in newsletters, e-mail messages, in-person and over the phone. A department or individual doesn’t even need a Web site to enjoy all of the beneficial scheduling features offered by Appointment-Plus.
As a Web-based application, Appointment-Plus online appointment-scheduling software is accessible from any Internet connection. This benefits not only students wishing to schedule appointments and book facilities online, but also to professors, administrators and staff that manage their schedules from outside their office or from different on- and off-campus locations. Users can open their scheduler in PDAs, Smartphones such as iPhone and Droid, and other mobile and WiFi devices, such as the iPad.
Pricing starts at $39 per month with no long-term contracts, along with free set-up assistance with a dedicated coach.
“Accepting student appointments over the phone and recording them in a paper schedule book is not an efficient method of managing this important task,” La Loggia adds. “Appointment-Plus is the proven solution to help colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning better manage this tedious and time-consuming process.”
To learn more about Appointment-Plus and how it can improve your office-scheduling procedures, click here.
About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus online appointment-scheduling software supplies over 5,000 clients 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 over 53 million appointments since its launch in 2001. Users of the service include colleges and universities, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare agencies and facilities, federal and local governments, freight and delivery services, and small businesses such as such as tutors, instructors, medical offices, spas, health clubs and massage therapists.
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