Latest Release of Leading Resource Management Solution Features Enhanced
Usability and Office Hoteling Capabilities
WALTHAM, MASS., August 6 /CNW/ - PeopleCube, the leader in on-demand
calendaring, resource and event management solutions, today announced the
latest version of Resource Scheduler, the popular room, resource and office
hoteling management solution for organizations of all sizes. This new release,
available on-demand or on-premise, includes several usability enhancements to
improve reservation workflow and the overall end user experience. Among the
highlighted features included in this release is an updated user interface,
conflict resolution for recurring meetings, kiosk support for office hoteling
and hot desking, lobby display support, and additional enhancements to the
Resource Scheduler for Outlook/Exchange module. Further, this new release
supports the new Resource Scheduler API (Application Programming Interface).
This new API enables partners, system integrators and other organizations to
easily integrate Resource Scheduler functionality into display devices,
reservation kiosks, and other third-party applications such as SalesForce.com,
facility management systems, and others.
The updated user interface in this latest release of Resource Scheduler
simplifies and accelerates the resource scheduling workflow by allowing users
to click directly in the calendar at the desired date and time to make a
reservation. Additional usability enhancements made to the application
interface include scrollable information displays that make it easier for
users to access and view information from within the application.
"Resource Scheduler solves real resource management problems many
organizations face. It eliminates resource double-bookings by providing
customers with an automated, easy-to-use application for reserving rooms,
managing resources, and booking shared workspaces," said Ann Hamann, vice
president of marketing at PeopleCube. "The UI enhancements included in
Resource Scheduler are intended to increase user productivity by making the
resource reservation process faster, easier, and more intuitive. As a result,
less time is spent scheduling resources, allowing users to focus on other
The latest release of Resource Scheduler also includes usability
enhancements to facilitate conflict resolution for recurring reservations.
When a recurring reservation is created, Resource Scheduler automatically
identifies any corresponding conflicts for the requested resource(s) and
easily allows the user to search for alternate resources during those
New functionality has also been added to the Resource Scheduler for
Outlook/Exchange module as part of this new release to help streamline the
reservation workflow from within the Outlook calendaring environment. For
example, the release includes a new utility for easily distributing Outlook
forms to users, and a new reporting utility for administrators that helps them
determine a user's installed version status. This aids administrators who need
to periodically ensure all users on the network are running synchronized
versions of the application. Further, Resource Scheduler for Outlook/Exchange
also now supports Outlook 2007.
Additional enhancements to the latest version of Resource Scheduler
-- Kiosk support to facilitate office hoteling (hot desking) and ad-hoc
flexible workspace reservations.
-- New time-zone friendly scheduling that makes it easier for users to
schedule and update reservations in alternate time zones.
-- Secure single sign-on through SAML implementation, improving user
authentication from outside of the network.
-- Integration capabilities with Polyvision's RoomWizard and other
display systems to enable users to easily view a room's meeting schedule and
reserve it on the spot based on its availability.
-- Lobby display integration support for posting "today's meetings" and
other related information.
This new release of Resource Scheduler will be available in late August,
2007. For more information including pricing, please contact
About Resource Scheduler
Resource Scheduler is the leading web-based resource management solution
for businesses, universities and other organizations looking to effectively
manage, utilize and schedule shared resources throughout the organization.
Available as an on-demand or on-premise application, Resource Scheduler
eliminates double-bookings by enabling users to easily search for available
resources based on specified criteria. They can then reserve those resources -
from meeting rooms, training rooms and A/V equipment to vehicles, athletic
fields and even shared workspaces in an office hoteling environment - quickly
and easily by using the Resource Scheduler web client or optional Outlook
For more information about Resource Scheduler, visit
PeopleCube is a leading provider of on-demand calendaring, resource and
event management solutions for organizations of all sizes. Their suite of
scheduling products have helped more than 7,500 customers worldwide in
education, high tech, healthcare and government optimize their people,
processes and schedules to improve productivity, increase revenue and reduce
costs. With headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts and offices throughout the
U.S. and Europe, PeopleCube has grown consistently through organic growth and
strategic acquisitions. For more information, visit www.peoplecube.com.
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