Simply Appointments allows businesses to accept client appointment requests online. The application offers a number of benefits that can save the user and their clients time. The user can create an account and add staff and individual business services. The user is given access to an appointment form that they can give to their clients to access 24 hours a day (even when their office is closed). Simply Appointments works with Google Chrome, Opera, FireFox, Safari and Internet Explorer browsers. The application also allows users to set up email or SMS text message reminders to reduce the changes of a missed appointment. Manager and receptionist accounts can be added to the user’s main account that allows their staff members to handle schedules, client lists, staff lists and reports. Simply Appointments also offers Facebook integration so the user can add a “Book Now!” button to their Facebook profile.
Simply Appointments was founded in March of 2010. The application was intended to supply online appointment scheduling software to businesses. The company is privately funded and based in the Waterloo region. Today, many companies use Simply Appointments to improve their customer service offerings and reduce the amount of time it takes to handle client appointment requests.
Simply Appointments offers many of the same features that other online appointment scheduling solutions provide. These features work quite well, which is why they have become somewhat redundant. Simply Appointments includes reminders and booking buttons that integrate with Facebook.
Simply Appointments has a very pleasant yet professional appearance. The website is neat and clean, much like the interface seen by the user’s clients. The application incorporates vibrant blues, yellows, oranges, greens and other hues to liven up the design. The book now button is also appealing and colorful enough to be eye-catching without over doing it.
A new user can try Simply Appointments by clicking the blue and white “Free 60 Day Trial1” button found in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The following page presents the user with the registration form. The form asks for a first and last name, business name, phone number, business category, email address and password. The user is also asked to provide their desired Simply Appointments URL and enter a verification code to prove that they are human.
Simply Appointments is available in four packages. The first is the Individual Plus pack which is intended for businesses with one to eight staff members. This plan includes resources and staff management features and customization features for around $16 per month or around $175 per year. The Medium Size pack is intended for businesses of between ten and 19 staff member and costs around $110 per month or approximately $1,150 per year. The Large Size pack is for businesses with between 20 and 29 staff members and costs around $160 per month or around $1,700 per year. The Enterprise Sized pack is for businesses with between 30 and 50 staff members. This plan costs around $220 per month or around $2,250 per year.
Simply Appointments is aimed at small to medium size businesses that take appointments from their clients. The application is flexible enough to work in many industries and could save the user and their clients time.