One of the challenges in running a successful business scheduling appointments in a timely and efficient manner. When searching for software to make your life easier quickly find that calendar software included with your operating system is too simplistic for business needs. They don’t have enough features and restricts your schedules to one computer.
Most of the other retail calendar packages go to the other extreme by trying to cram too many features into the package making it less intuitive to use.
Schedapple succeeds if finding a good middle ground between the two. Firstly it is an online application, which means it’s much easier to access from multiple locations, even the local Starbucks if you are interstate of overseas.
It is intelligent in that it if you enter client data, such as their address, you can restrict appointments to within a specific driving distance from your business.
It will also remember previously entered client data and auto fill this in your appointments to save you time.
The best features though are the flexibility to allow clients to book their own appointments. This is made as easy as possible for clients with no need for them to register or remember passwords.
Schedapple takes care of all confirmation messages, reminders and blocking out the appointment in your calendar. You can also setup rules for the appointment depending on the date, who the appointment was with a full 18 months in advance.
This online visibility allows clients to see when you are in the office and actually saves them valuable time by only calling when you are actually there.
Overall Schedapple has done a great job of creating a clutter free and practical appointment scheduler with good reports and customer support. But then you don’t have to take my word for it. They have a 30 day trial, so see if it is a good fit for your business.