Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 29, 2012
The number of jobs in the interpreter and translation services industry increased by 49 percent between 2007 and 2011, despite the economic downturn. These figures from Economic Modeling Specialists Inc (EMSI) coincide with current trends seen by Appointment-Plus, which has experienced a recent increase in the number of interpreter and translating services and businesses implementing its interpreter scheduling software to improve their appointment-booking processes.
The increased demand for interpreters and translators resulted in a net gain of over 7,000 new positions in this industry, according to EMSIs data. Managing this continued surge of customer and client appointments is quickly proving to be a challenge for many of these service providers, especially for those still relying on more traditional methods of scheduling and managing appointments, such as scheduling them over the phone and recording details in a paper appointment book or spreadsheet. Thats why more and more of these professionals are looking for an alternative to help them automate and streamline this oftentimes tedious and time-consuming task.
As many of these professionals are quickly learning, the answer is Appointment-Plus interpreter scheduling software, the worldwide experts in online scheduling solutions and creators of the scheduling industrys most flexible and feature-rich system.
Requiring appointments for interpreting and translating services is a necessity for most professionals in planning their daily schedules, but managing this process can be burdensome for both them and their customers alike, says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. Automating the scheduling process with Appointment-Plus can free up a significant amount of time to focus on more pressing tasks and gives you the peace-of-mind that your scheduling processes are being managed efficiently and effectively.
Appointment-Plus interpreter scheduling software and its Scheduling Cloud engine instantly transform the scheduling process by allowing customers and clients to schedule their interpretation and translation services right online, without having to pick up the phone or send an e-mail. Among the services scheduled through Appointment-Plus are:
Medical and legal interpretation at hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Document and verbal interpretation at legal translation services.
Translation and interpretation aid at municipal, state, county and local government agencies and departments.
On-site and telephonic interpretation at private translation service providers.
Other standard features of the system include automated e-mail and text message reminders, which can reduce the no-show rate by over 50 percent; online customer payment options; and robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities.
Especially well-suited for corporations, enterprise-level operations and large and medium-sized businesses with more unique and intricate scheduling needs, Appointment-Plus online interpreter scheduling software and its Scheduling Cloud Enterprise Solution platform offers unmatched services and benefits not found in other scheduling applications. These include:
Application programming interface (API) functionality and Web services that allow for seamless integration with existing software systems.
A highly scalable system that allows organizations to easily accommodate increases in workload, users and growth.
The most configurable scheduling software system available.
24-hour support from its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Dedicated business and support contacts.
Turnkey, existing solutions that are instantly ready to go live.
Custom graphic user interface (GUI) development.
Robust reporting capabilities.