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PeopleCube Meeting Planner Adds Mobile Scheduling
- By Dian Schaffhauser
PeopleCube has released a new version of its application for managing workspace, resources, and facilities. The new version of Resource Scheduler 9.0 provides integration with Lotus Notes, includes a mobile phone interface, features new Web-based functions, and integrates with personal calendaring systems such as Outlook.
With the new release, users can schedule meeting attendees and meeting rooms from within a Notes environment. The purpose is to simplify the overall scheduling process and to eliminate room and resource double-bookings and provide users with meeting needs, including capacity, location, and equipment to ensure that the reserved space suits the specific meeting requirements.
Users on mobile devices can find and book available workspace and meeting rooms and check in and out of space they've reserved in advance.
Scheduler 9.0 allows users to search for and schedule workspace directly from an interactive floor plan through a browser.
A visitor management function allows people staffing a front desk to track the arrival and departure of visitors and to print badges by location (so, for example, the UK receptionist doesn't have the ability to print a visitor badge for the Manhattan office).
Event managers can use a daily activity view to review daily event activities and filter them by status and service orders. This view can be reserved for the specific role of event planner or opened up to the entire organization. Version 9.0 also allows event planners to look up hosts from prior events and to assign and track the status and costs of events.
A new reporting system allows users to save frequently run reports for quick launch and lets administrators add new reports and organize existing reports into similar groups.
"Collaboration remains a vital element in the success of any business, especially given today's modern mobile worker," said John Anderson, CEO. "The key is providing the infrastructure to facilitate that collaboration. Resource Scheduler 9.0's innovative floor-plan functionality adds an entirely new dimension to scheduling shared workspace, making it easier for employees to find the right space in the right place at the right time."
Institutional users of PeopleCube products include Harvard University, Dartmouth College, and Northern Arizona University.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.