New API Enables Application Developers to Integrate Resource Management
Capabilities into New or Existing Third-Party Solutions
WALTHAM, MASS., August 6 /CNW/ - PeopleCube, the leader in on-demand
calendaring, resource and event management solutions, today announced the
release of a new API (Application Programming Interface) for Resource
Scheduler. This new API for Resource Scheduler, the leading room, resource,
and office hoteling management solution enables partners, consultants and
system integrators to easily integrate robust resource scheduling capabilities
with external applications.
"Our partners have long been looking for a simple and effective way to
incorporate robust resource scheduling functionality into new or existing
applications," said John T. Anderson, president and CEO of PeopleCube. "The
Resource Scheduler API allows our customers, partners, and other third-party
developers to seamlessly integrate training, equipment, and other resource
management capabilities into existing platforms to create a fully customized
application to solve specific scheduling challenges."
PeopleCube's Resource Scheduler API is web-services compliant, allowing
partners to easily integrate Resource Scheduler's features into their existing
application, making the complete solution more appealing to the general
enterprise marketplace. For example, the Resource Scheduler API has been used
to integrate Resource Scheduler into SalesForce.com's CRM application.
SalesForce.com customers who sell professional services or similar offerings,
for instance, can reserve those services during the sales cycle from directly
within the CRM application. Once the sale is made, the reservation data, such
as customer name, project start and end date, and required resources, is
automatically entered into the SalesForce.com system. Administrators can then
run reports that combine information from the SalesForce.com and Resource
Scheduler application to improve resource utilization and scheduling.
The new Resource Scheduler API has also been used to integrate resource
management capabilities into on-site reservation kiosks in support of an
office hoteling (also referred to as hot desking or flexible workspace)
environment. Office hoteling allows corporations to reduce real estate costs
and use their shared office space more efficiently by enabling mobile workers
to book temporary office space on an as-needed basis. By using the Resource
Scheduler API, organizations can integrate Resource Scheduler into these
reservation kiosks, enabling remote employees and other visitors to quickly
and easily search for available workspace and reserve them on-site.
Additionally, the Resource Scheduler API is currently used to integrate
Resource Scheduler into display devices such as PolyVision's RoomWizard. This
allows users to leverage these displays to not only view a meeting room's
schedule with times, dates, topics, meeting host, and more, but also reserve
the meeting room on the spot based on its availability.
The Resource Scheduler API will be available in late August, 2007. For
more information including pricing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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 integration client.
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.
All trademarks, service marks and product names mentioned herein are the
property of PeopleCube or their respective owners.
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For further information: PeopleCube Ward Russell, 781-530-2629