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Skedda: A Cost-Effective Online Solution for Scheduling Rooms

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Skedda has been known as an online scheduling solution for scheduling rooms and venues. Easily book and manage reservations for different venues such as meeting rooms, co-working spaces, sports facilities, labs, community venues, professional studios, consulting rooms, and classrooms. Its main objective is preventing double bookings of available venues. It is mobile-friendly, flexible and reduces the overall time spent managing the space–style resources. It can be a real benefit and great resource to any facility that offers scheduling or booking of multiple rooms, whether for internal use or at a cost to the public to reserve.

Skedda's evolution:

Skedda remains an incredibly versatile online booking system for all manner of organizations, whether these are co-working spaces, sports facilities, academic laboratories, community venues, professional studies, consulting rooms, classrooms and the like. However, over the past year and a half, they've also added functionality to Skedda so as to make it an ideal workplace-management solution, with many larger, sometimes multinational organizations/enterprises making use of the system to manage their myriad desks, offices, meeting rooms and even parking spaces. (Testimonials from a few of these customers can be found here: https://www.skedda.com/home/booking-system-case-studies).

Skedda Benefits

User management:

  • As part of their push to accommodate the login requirements of our larger organizations, they now support SAML 2.0 SSO (single sign-on), a Premium feature that allows a given venue's users to sign into their Skedda profiles, swiftly and securely, without the need to remember yet another password, and the organization's admin team can have user tags assigned to their users automatically when they log into Skedda for the first time. Their official feature page for this can be found here: https://www.skedda.com/home/single-sign-on-booking-system
  • They also have a quota feature (part of the Pro plan), which limits individual users (or groups of users) to a set allotment of 'bookable hours' per day/week/calendar month. Furthermore, their 'Buffer rules' feature allows venues to set up time buffers (part of our Pro plan) around the start and end of bookings to allow for cleaning/setup/teardown time between bookings.

Offers a booking calendar:

  • Big news on this front is a feature they released - interactive floor plans! This Premium feature allows venues to provide their users with a top-down, visual representation of their spaces and their positioning on their floor plans. Skedda supports the creation of multiple floor plans, and they are SVG-based, so they look amazing on any device, and scale with perfect resolution! The official page for this feature can be found here: https://www.skedda.com/home/office-floor-plan

Online bookings

Skedda allows self-service, enabling your users to make and cancel bookings online themselves. However, they will know and need to sign-off to respect the specified policies and rules. Feel free to pinpoint who can book; either the public, users with specific tags, admins or invited users.

Online payments

An online payment system is very efficient and promotes repeat bookings. The process is fast and eliminates page redirects or reloads since users process payments from a single page. Also, there are two payment method options; the book now, pay later and the upfront approach. Since Skedda is mobile friendly, users can make payments from any location, including their mobile device.

Fully Customizable

Most of your venues probably have terms and conditions that users need to obey. You can add these rules to Skedda and open up your available spaces to self-service bookings. Venue customization by day, user tag, time and day is also possible. Customize in terms of minimum and maximum booking times, full or half day bookings, booking cancelation duration ranges, among others. Skedda automates even the most complex pricing and booking structures.

Mobile Friendly

Skedda is accessible through all internet devices since it is a cloud-based solution. Users can add your space’s progressive app to their tablets, phones or home screen and use it to manage bookings anytime from any location. In addition, Skedda's optimization reduces loading times for fast browsing and bookings. The app is white labeled thus displays the venue’s name rather than “Skedda” if you add PRO pack. Skedda boasts of zero auto-updating and installs as well.

Optional extras – Paid Packs

Power-up your Skedda experience with some optional paid Packs; PRO, INTEGRATIONS AND ONLINE PAYMENTS. PRO pack gives reasonable limits and customization. For instance, it can make your space private, retain data for an extended period, white label your mobile app or emails, and offer unlimited admins and coloring rules.

With INTEGRATIONS, you can sync Skedda with other calendars and automate your venue bookings. The bookings workflows will show up alongside other essential appointments. Skedda offers an optional online payment system that’s easily manageable for fast and secure payments. Skedda offers website embed options and WordPress Plugin integrations to make connecting with your current website easy as well.

The bottom line

Choose Skedda the online scheduling solution for rooms and venues. Easily manage your large or small venue efficiently and transparently. If you’re still on the fence, how about starting with the free-to-use option for five spaces and see how things go. I’m pretty sure you will not regret it!

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