Thursday, 24 October 2013

Media Release - Adidas Australia to use bookitlive to book TaylorMade Golf Clinics

Media Release - Adidas Australia to use bookitlive to book TaylorMade Golf Clinics

Adidas Australia operates TaylorMade Golf Performance Labs in Melbourne & Brisbane.

About TaylorMade Performance Labs:

TaylorMade Performance Labs, utilise MAT-T (Motion Analysis Technology by TaylorMade) technology to provide golfers with a 3 dimensional clubfitting experience that far exceeds anything previously available to the public. Located at some of the world’s finest golf venues, every TaylorMade Performance Lab experience provides detailed data for both golfer and golf club throughout the entire swing in measurements down to a tenth of a degree. Our certified TaylorMade Clubfitting Professionals analyse this data to provide you a set of clubs that are built around the specific needs of your golf swing, allowing you to hit the ball longer and straighter with better control. This two hour fitting experience is conducted in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and includes a full analysis for driver, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges and putter.

About bookitlive: Providing online booking software solutions for all service based business across automotive, education, entertainment, fitness, health, professional and training sectors. Catering for individual and group bookings, online payment, client management and appointment reminders.
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By David Godbold - Online Booking Specialist  at bookitlive

Monday, 21 October 2013

Streamlining the booking process for Automotive dealerships and service centres

Streamlining the booking process for Automotive dealerships and service centres

As the number of vehicles on our roads grows bookitlive is seeing greater interest in its online booking software among automotive dealerships and car service centres.

Aging vehicles require regular maintenance

According to survey results released Aug. 6 by auto research firm Polk, the average age of all light vehicles is 11.4 years. Additionally, the number of vehicles older than 12 years is on the rise.

These statistics bode well for the automotive aftermarket, as independent and franchised operations can expect more visits from both current and new customers.

However, businesses ill-prepared to handle this increase in service bookings will find the scheduling process very challenging.

The best way to automate and streamline this process is through online booking software.

Aging vehicles always require more maintenance, repair and service and as these typically require customers to book their vehicles, the need for a proven and reliable online booking software becomes a necessity.

By placing a "Book Now" button on their website, customers can conveniently select the service centre location and book their service 24/7 operated by the dealership or service centre franchise. 

Automated booking reminders also help reduce the customer ‘no-show’ rate, ensuring that service bays remain full.

As the leader in online booking software solutions since 2007, bookitlive understands the unique needs the servicing industry has for automating and improving their booking processes. Its online booking software helps dealerships and car service centres operate more efficiently and profitably.

Learn how bookitlive can help your business.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Booking software for all Service Providers (Doctors, Dentists, Candlestick Makers)

Booking software for all Service Providers (Doctors, Dentists, Candlestick Makers)

Ever called a physio or massage therapist to book an appointment and been put on hold or sent straight through to voicemail?
Ever tried to contact your Doctor or Dentist to make an appointment on a weekend or after hours and get no response?

Melbourne entrepreneur Craig Dickson has experienced this time and time again. So he started bookitlive to help fellow Melbourians book appointments for any service provider 24 hours a day 7 days per week.

Customers can book directly from the bookitlive website or via a widget or link on the service provider’s website.

It’s a destination site for customers, but the team also built a widget that any service provider can add to their website, so new and existing customers can book an appointment online.

bookitlive is also designed to be a useful marketing tool for the Service Provider  themselves, as it provides the capabilities to integrate the customer & booking data with other customer relationship management (CRM) software such as Mailchimp. bookitlive also provides the marketing ability to send bulk SMS and emails directly from the online customer database.

Craig’s  cofounder and CTO David Godbold is an IT veteran  and systems  engineer also from Melbourne  — the pair built the website with less than $150,000 in initial funding from friends and family. They launched in 2008 for Australian based businesses. In 2010 bookitlive's international version was launched and is now available worldwide, their client base includes small & enterprise businesses in the United Kingdom UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), Canada, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, Norway, Russia and United States USA .

The company makes its money by charging a monthly subscription fee for access to bookitlive online appointment booking software — a good option for businesses that don’t boast a strong digital presence. “For them, it’s a virtual storefront,” said Craig.

PS. We would love to know if anyone is calling their Candlestick Makers to book an appointment. We are still looking for the first Candlestick Maker business to use bookitlive.

About bookitlive
bookitlive is a leading provider of cloud based online booking solutions to manage online bookings and payments.
Used by small to enterprise corporations, state and local government departments, hospitals, banks, councils, corporate health care providers, universities and global corporation all successfully maximising efficiency by using bookitlive as an integral part of their day to day operations.

Founded in 2008, bookitlive’s client base includes businesses in the United Kingdom UK, Canada, Ireland, India, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, United States USA and many more. Its headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia.

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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Universities and academic institutions moving to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Universities and academic institutions moving to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

appointment booking software for universities

Almost 90 percent of institutes of higher education nationwide use or are considering cloud computing technologies—including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as a dependable and proven alternative to traditional computer software.

Commonly referred to as "software as a service” (SaaS) is centrally hosted in the cloud, as opposed to an individual desktop computer or network. For example, online booking software for booking student sessions is accessible in the same way as Gmail, Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

An industry forecast predicts that cloud computing—which includes SaaS programs—will account for 33 percent of all data centre traffic by 2015.

Here are the top five ways why SaaS programs can improve `universities & academic institutions:

1. Improved productivity.

Enable your staff to work more efficiently and productively. For example, online booking software lets students book appointments online instead of in-person or over the phone. This frees up a significant amount of time that can be utilised more effectively.

2. Greater accessibility.

This software is not confined to an individual desktop computer or network. They allow students and teachers  to access them from their laptop, smart phone or tablet anytime, anywhere.

3. Mobile.

Many SaaS programs offer mobile versions that provide instant access to their online software via smart phones and tablets. For example, online booking software allows teachers to quickly manage their appointment schedule.

4. Automatic updates.

SaaS programs are typically updated automatically, ensuring teacher & students  have access to the newest features. Unlike installed software, no manual downloads or installations are needed.

5. Enhanced student experience.

Many SaaS programs allow the end user—students—to access and manage their appointment times  online. This saves them time as they no longer need to inquiry on their account data via phone or in-person.

Learn how bookitlive online booking software can improve your appointment booking processes. Visit

About bookitlive: bookitlive helps Universities and academic institutions streamline their student and resource scheduling with online booking software that automated e-mail and text reminders that reduce the no-show rate by 70 percent.