This feature-rich application is excellent for use in any business that requires clients to make appointments for services. From Doctors and clinics to hair salons and car repair companies, Appointment Booking Pro allows you to manage your appointments while giving your clients a secure area to book a service and even pay online ahead of time, if needed.
Three styles of booking screens available.
Simple - uses least screen area, time slots are shown in a drop down list.
Graphic Availability Display (GAD) - shows time slots in a grid for customers to click on.
Wizard style booking - GAD style but with wizard interface for multi-step booking process.
Shopping Cart mode, allows customers to make several bookings in one transaction.
Payment systems (optional) Accept payments at booking time.
South African Paygate
PayPal - Web Standard
Google Wallet - Digital Goods..
Rate Adjustments and Rate Overrides; assign special booking rates by Customer Group, day of the week or time of day.
User Credits System – eg. Credits given for loyalty
Invoicing - Works with ccInvoices, creating invoices and updating ABPro when the invoice is paid.
Birthday Coupons - If you have your customer's date of birth in the Customer profile, you can have ABPro create and send a birthday discount coupon to them x days before their birthday.
Gift Certificates - Create any number of gift certificates with any balance. Given to a customer, they can pay for their booking(s) with the certificate's balance. Create/Sell certificates to customers that they can then give as gifts to friends and family.
Early Booking Discount at resource or service level. You can offer a discount on bookings made x days before the appointment date.
Extras - define any number of extra charge items. Extras appear on the booking screen as a label and a dropdown list of 'how many' to add to the order. Extras can be applied to all resources or to specific resources only. Extras charge amount can be per hour or per booking.
Seats per Booking - Optionally define a number of 'seats' for a resource and define set types (Adult, Child, etc). ABPro supports multiple seats in one booking.
Coupons - Create any number of coupon codes, give to your customer for discounted booking charges.
Unlimited number of user defined fields (UDFs)
Graphic availability display (GAD) booking screen, see which slots are available and which ones are booked.
Resource Specific UDFs - define UDFs (user defined fields) that vary depending on which resource is chosen.
Google Calendar Support (No 3rd party calendar is required for using ABPro) View your bookings on Google Calendar and your Android phone
Service based costs - define booking cost by service.
Full featured administration back-end. Easy for you to manage yourself
Limited front-end administration so resource administrators can do what they need to without accessing the Joomla back-end.
SMS text messaging for reminders and notifications, requires account through the Clickatell SMS gateway
Front-Desk view for resource administrators, month/week/day views
Automated reminders can be sent out
Define Categories for resources - example physical locations or departments.
Define Services offered by resources, an attribute the visitor chooses.
Limited Community Builder and JoomSocial integration - pre-fill booking screen UDFs from CB or JS profile data.
Assigned resource administrator(s), any user can be assigned as a resource administrator. Define any number of timeslots in a day, resources can use Global timeslots or each resource can have his/her/its own timeslots.
Define Book-off days for each resource.
Copy timeslots or book-off days from one resource to one or more others.
Front-end booking cancellation.
Front-end user's My Bookings screen.
Auto accept bookings.
Specify what field is displayed on the optional 3rd party calendars.
Edit key outgoing message text in admin c/w token field inserts
Data fields in confirmation message.
Listing screens c/w paging, sorting, filtering.
Export requests to csv for reporting.
Resource based 'available' days, assign what days of the week a resource is available for booking .