Augusta Business Daily

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

One-stop scheduling for your business

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could send just one link to set up a meeting with your sales team instead of the endless back-and-forth emails? Today, we present two great options to resolve that issue which could save you time, money and ultimately, result in increased revenue.


Calendly was one of the first services that broke onto the scene for scheduling automation. For a very affordable rate per month and the offering of a free basic account, this option is a solid one for your business needs. It allows you to create or connect an availability calendar and the ability to send links to potential customers with your availability to schedule a time with you during the times you specify. There is a plan that will grow with you as your sales team grows as well. There are numerous types of meetings that can be scheduled for using this option as well.

Microsoft Booking

Now, if you have a Microsoft 365 account, you already have access to a robust automated scheduling option that you may not have known about. Thanks to the back-office solutions professionals at Richardson Professional Solutions, we learned about an automated scheduling software that was already included as part of the Microsoft 365 subscription. The service is called Microsoft Bookings. Looking through their site and watching the video attached to the service, it seems practical. It allows each member of your team to attach their specific availability schedules, so only times each person is available for meetings can be booked. It provides notifications between the employee and the attendee and it also syncs throughout the team to make sure everyone is on the same page. All good benefits that could help your business get and stay organized each day. With so many businesses already subscribing to Microsoft 365, you may have access to this software, so it’s worth a shot to explore it.

If you are in the market for new scheduling software, check these options out. There are other options out there, but if you are looking for a way to get started in the automated scheduling realm, then you could try one of these and determine what you like or don’t like and research options from there. Happy Scheduling!

Erin Campbell has worked in and around technology, media, and digital marketing in some aspects throughout her entire career. She loves being able to share that knowledge with you to help you succeed in business and in your career.

If you have ideas for technology in the workplace and how it can help you be more productive, send her an email at

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