Appointment Scheduling Handbook

Apps for SMB suits

There are several appointment booking applications that are made for the SMB suits and suffice all vertical-specific requirements. Booking software for businesses usually comes with integrated payment portals, Quickbook integration for expense management, CRM for sales and marketing, and meeting as well as appointment booking features. Some of the most popular apps to be considered when choosing for an enterprise ecosystem are listed below:

Acuity Scheduling

Acuity Scheduling interface for appointment booking facilities

Apart from the generic features of a scheduling app such as customized replies, client management, text reminders, and many such, Acuity takes care of payments and deposits through Stripe, Square, or PayPal, offer coupons and vouchers for discounts, advanced reporting about appointments, no shows, & performance, and optimizing your availability for maximum appointments and fewer gaps. Acuity offers a integration with Zoom, Google Meet, and GoToMeeting for online meetings.

Karen App

meeting scheduling features in Karen App

Karen is a 24x365 hours online facility that offers clients with appointment booking facilities and make payments as and when they are comfortable. With Karen clients can send reminders through text or email alerts and control the no-show ratio.It also tracks the number of appointments per week, missed and canceled bookings, new addition to the client base and much more. Furthermore, it caters to both appointment booking and meeting scheduling needs. Karen can be integrated with Zoom and Zapier to further scale its reach.


meeting scheduling features in Calendly scheduling App

Calendly is a powerful booking tool that lets you customize your meeting slots by providing details such as a 30-minute meeting or a round-robin, a group, or a one-on-one. It syncs with your calendars of Google, Outlook, or Yahoo and keeps your timetable up to date. Ypu can further embed the pooled calendar on your website and your clients can choose from these options to book a meeting or schedule an appointment. Calendly also integrates with payment portals and video conferencing apps to ease your workflow. Calendly has three plans, a free Basic plan, a Premium for 8$ per month and a Pro for 12$ per month.


appointment scheduling user interface in Genbook scheduling app

Genbook is a powerful appointment scheduling application that syncs your Google Calendar, iCal, Siri, and constant contact to create a wholesome experience. With its intuitive dashboards and client history, Genbook gives you insights to better your performance. Furthermore, it connects with all major search sites, social media, online directories and local apps in real-time so your calendar is up-to-date and no one double-books. The company subscription allows 5-12 users in an account.


meeting scheduling features in Meetingbird scheduling application

The best part of this application is that one does not need a separate account for setting a meeting through Meetingbird. All you need is a Google account or an office 365 to schedule appointments here. There is a Meetingbird Chrome extension that is tandem with Gmail if you plan to use mails for scheduling. The app may be integrated with Zapier, Front, Zoom and Google Meet as well. Meetingbird is a completely free application.

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