A simpler way to organize schedules and manage appointments.
How organizations use Microsoft Bookings
Organizations across multiple industries have implemented Bookings in a variety of ways to address their scheduling needs.
Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ)
SAAQ is a government agency that used Bookings to allow citizens to schedule appointments at 115 different service centers.
“The success story of this implementation is being able to build out and implement a new solution in only a few days without it costing a lot of money.”
—Mario Blouin, Technology Enterprise Architect, Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ)
Zurich Insurance, a global insurance company, implemented Bookings as an efficient way for customers to schedule online appointments.
“If you want to have more transparency and availability of appointments for your organization, use Bookings... Bookings doesn’t require a lot of people or other resources to set up, and the benefits are big.”
—Raid El Badarin-Deriy, Digital Workplace Technical Lead, Zurich Insurance, Germany
Florida Virtual School
Bookings helped Florida Virtual School schedule and manage interactions between teachers, students, parents, and staff.
“The simplicity and ease-of-use were very attractive to our team. People select their preferred days and times, so students can only book when the teacher is available to meet with them. It’s a very smart, real-time system that works.”
—Regina Collins, Global School Principal, Florida Virtual School
Umpqua Bank achieved business continuity while transitioning to appointment-only services using Bookings.
“Bookings solves a universal business problem… in a simple and easy-to-use way. If Bookings is in your portfolio suite and you need a scheduling tool, it’s a no-brainer.”
—Robert Walters, Senior Vice President – Director of Technology Operations, Umpqua Bank
With the rise of virtual consultations, Confluent Health’s scheduling team uses Bookings to more easily manage and schedule appointments for those virtual visits.
“The centralized scheduling of appointments has generated great feedback. Everyone has commented on how easy it is to use for the virtual visits.”
—Brooke Mugavin, Vice President of Operations, Confluent Health
Frequently asked questions
A booking and scheduling app is an online application to allow for easy scheduling of customizable appointments that integrates with your calendar. A booking or scheduling app can help you and your clients avoid double booking.
Microsoft Bookings easily integrates with other Microsoft applications including Microsoft Outlook Calendar, Microsoft Teams and more. Microsoft Bookings integrations allows you to easily integrate your appointments with your personal and professional calendars.
Online booking systems can save you and your business a lot of time and headaches that can come with trying to align schedules for appointments. An online scheduling tool makes it easy for people to see your calendar availability even if they are not in your organization. An online booking system can also prevent double booking with real time availability.
Planning ahead to schedule meetings and appointments is important to ensure you do not have overlapping appointments. Double bookings can cause clients frustration by having to wait for their meeting time while someone else is speaking with you. Scheduling meetings makes sure you are prepared for all of your meetings and not caught off guard.
Double booking is when someone has more than one meeting or appointment at the same time. To avoid double booking, a scheduling or booking tool should be used so that your availability is always up to date.
A cancellation policy can protect you and your business from customers who cancel at the last minute, leaving you with an open appointment and potentially costing you money. A cancellation policy should be clear at the time of booking and not be a surprise to consumers. A cancellation policy can help prevent people cancelling a the last minute or not showing up at all.