Increased Functionality with Microsoft Bookings;
Released to the world in 2017 Microsoft Bookings offers a flexible and convenient way to schedule appointments. You can either navigate people to the bookings page or schedule a booking in-house.
We’re welcoming some excellent updates and integrations to Microsoft Bookings this month!
Enterprise grade controls;
Bookings now has the ability to synchronise with Facebook, allowing for visibility of the bookings system on designated social pages. This allows you to remain current with your followers, and in some instances can exceed your competitive edge.
When adding new team members to the system, they will now receive an automated email notification, detailing availability and visibility on the system. This feature has been greatly anticipated and offers us a boost in efficiency in internal onboarding procedures.
Office 365 admins can also set a requirement which allows employees to opt-in and confirm availability before publication. This is managed within email as an approve or reject link.
These settings can be configured within the admin portal; Settings/Services, ‘Add-ins/Bookings.
Skype for Business and Teams meetings will be supported within Bookings as of early next year. This will allow efficiency in turning bookings into online meetings, which could benefit collaboration, customer satisfaction and productivity, to name a few.
Bookings can now be integrated with PayPal or Stripe, this will allow you to collect online payments. The feature needs to be enabled by your Office 365 admin.
We now have the ability to customise within confirmation emails; add URLs, and service specific text including directions or instructions.
Microsoft have also given greater control over availability, with the option of creating as many rules as required. Easily manage baseline hours, and service hours, as well as individual availability.
Thanks to popular demand, we also have control over the primary and secondary colours displayed. This is great if you want to transcend branding consistently through your website/emails etc.