Our series on the Modern Workplace is about utilising technology to improve productivity within your organisation.
What is Microsoft Bookings?
Microsoft Bookings a tool that makes it easy to publish your calendar online. Allowing your customers or prospects to book appointments with your team.
Customisation options include the flexibility to set a scheduling policy to customise when and how appointments can be booked. You can customise the look and feel of the bookings page as well as allowed customers, team members and the types of services customers can book. For example, you might want to allow a 15-minute FAQ session or a 1-hour training session to be booked.
The Microsoft Bookings page can be integrated into your website and social media. There is also an App within the Apps store to manage bookings on the go. Naturally, all is synchronised fluently with you and your teams Microsoft Outlook calendars.
Microsoft Bookings is included with most Office 365 subscriptions including Business, Business Premium and Enterprise.
Why not another calendar booking tool?
Whilst there are other tools on the market, CMI has identified that using a calendar booking system integrated with Office 365 has four significant benefits:
- Data Protection and Integrity. No customer or prospect data would be synchronised or copied from one application to another. All data would remain seamlessly within your Office 365 sphere.
- Outlook Integration. Microsoft Outlook integration is fluent and all information within Bookings would appear in your Outlook Calendar without any fuss.
- Cost Effective. The tool is already included in your Office 365 subscription.
- Access and Training. Access is simple through an Office 365 single-sign-on and little team training is required due to the Microsoft look, feel and intuitive design of the application.
For a modern workplace wanting to improve productivity and service, a calendar booking system such as Microsoft Bookings is more than worthy of consideration.
Getting started is easy. Login to your Office 365 portal at office.com and click on the Bookings app and follow the setup process.
For help with Microsoft Bookings or if you are interested in modernising your workplace with Office 365 then please contact our team at CMI on 0800 023 2696.