Book King is an innovative, integrated web-based scheduling, registration and membership management system. Being web-based means you don't need any special software to use it, just a standard Internet web browser. Book King enables organizations to schedule space and resources, display their facilities' availability via the Internet, register customers into courses, issue membership passes and validate membership usage.
How does Book King compare to Outlook?
Our solution is not a personal calendaring, "meeting maker" or group collaboration application. Rather, it is a rules-based facility scheduling, registration and membership management system that supports real-time scheduling of activities, services and events, and prevents key errors such as double-booking, over enrollment and invalid memberships.
Book King transforms scheduling-driven processes by allowing everyone involved in the scheduling process (both inside and outside the enterprise) to share real-time visibility into the availability of times or resources. Through reporting and analysis tools, staff can monitor activity and achieve greater control of the scheduling and event registration process.
Anyone with access to the Internet can use Book King. Customers can view or request available facility times and enroll into courses. Staff can customize their Book King service to meet their business needs and be able to accept bookings, course enrollments and membership validation 24 hours a day.
What software do I need to use Book King?
There is no special software required. All you need is an Internet browser. Book King can be used with Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, MacOS 8 or greater and many Linux installations.
Book King will add your logo to your website during the set-up and training sessions we provide. Your logo is also a link to your website.
How do I promote my Book King website to customers?
Book King provides you with a variety of social media tools that allows you to link your Book King content to today's most popular social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google +.
What is the ROI of the Book King software solution?
There are many measurable benefits of our solution that will enable you to realize a positive return on your investment. Our searchable database, customizable rules engine and intuitive interface will enable you to reduce your administrative costs and/or staffing levels. Because Book King is offered as a SaaS solution you will also realize the "hard" and "soft" benefits from this model.
The SaaS "hard" benefits include:
- Costs are spread more evenly over time, as opposed to a large, up-front infrastructure investment.
- Hardware and software costs are predictable and can be managed over the application's life cycle.
- You have no need to buy, maintain and upgrade in-house hardware and software. Your only requirement is a computer with a web browser and an internet connection.
- Regular upgrades of your Book King solution are automatic without any cost implications or service interruptions.
- Savings from shared access to specialized staff, training and consulting services.
The SaaS "soft" benefits include:
- On demand, high quality technical support.
- Increased scalability.
- Minimized technology investment risk.
- Reduced application deployment time.
- Application training is provided as part of the package.
- You can concentrate on your business' core competencies, rather than worrying about the technology.
Definitely. Our customers count on Book King to deliver business-critical reliability, scalability and performance. Book King is teamed with an ISP to meet the needs of large, multi-site organizations with high-volume, high concurrency scheduling and registration requirements.
How do I choose between SaaS or licensed software?
Look at your organization and assess your business needs and technical competency to determine which solution is best for you. With Book King you have a choice depending on whether you want to "rent" or buy the software, and the level of technical resources in your organization to support the application.
How does Book King price its software?
Our Scheduling Module SaaS model pricing is determined by the number of Facility Categories you wish to schedule. A Facility Category could be: swimming pool, gymnasium, sports field, meeting rooms etc. We do not meter the number of registered users or the number of scheduling transactions in determining a price.
Registration Module SaaS pricing is determined on the number of courses you will be offering per calendar year based on a sliding scale.
Membership Module pricing is determined by the number of active members in your Book King database.
The number of users or concurrent users does not affect Book King pricing in anyway; in fact, we encourage you to configure as many users within your organization as possible to maximize your use of our product and your ROI. Please visit our Pricing Page for more information.
Book King was designed to support rapid configuration and deployment within an organization. Our rules-based, database-driven architecture allows us to configure our standard solution in a matter of days for virtually any corporate application. Our Professional Service organization provides the full range of services one would expect from an enterprise software vendor.