Posts Tagged: booking availability

Watch for Venue Availability

In MIDAS v4.28, we’ve introduced a new “Notification Center“. In earlier versions of MIDAS, this functionality could be found within the “My Messages” screen.

As part of the new “Notification Center”, we’ve added a brand new type of “Watch” notification. “Watch” notifications allow you to be automatically notified whenever certain activity occurs within your MIDAS booking system.

For example, you may wish to be notified whenever a new booking is added to a particular venue, or when a particular type of booking is modified. You may also wish to be notified whenever certain “consumable” resources are running low.

From MIDAS v4.28 you can now create Watches for “Venue Availability”.

Receive notifications when a space becomes free and available in MIDAS
New Venue Availability Watch option in MIDAS v4.28

We know it can be frustrating when you go to book a room and find that it’s already been booked.

Well, wouldn’t it be great if MIDAS could automatically notify you should that timeslot become available again?

That’s exactly what Venue Availability watches allow you to do!

Simply select a currently occupied date, room, and time slot, add a new Watch, and MIDAS does the rest!

Should the unavailable time slot become available again (for instance, if the existing booking is moved or deleted), MIDAS will automatically notify you.

Estimate Booking Charges

The next update to our web based room booking and resource scheduling software is fast approaching. Throughout this month we’re offering a “first look” at some of the new features and improvements coming in MIDAS v4.11.

Often it can be useful to know how much the hire of your facilities would cost be without having to first generate an invoice. In v4.11 we’re making that possible, by providing the option to indicate charges for your venues/resources directly on the “Booking Availability Screen” before a booking is even added!

Indicate hire charges directly on the Booking Availability screen
Indicate hire charges directly on the Booking Availability screen

This feature can be extremely useful if, for example, a potential customer telephones you up inquiring as to how much it would cost to hire a couple of your rooms for a few hours. With just a couple of clicks you’ll be able to let them know the hire cost, and then if they want to go ahead and book, you can do that instantly right from the same screen!

MIDAS v4.11 will soon be generally available, however for now it is only available to Beta Testers. We’re currently looking for additional testers to help test and provide feedback/bug reports on this and future updates to our software before release. It’s free and no experience is required. Find out more here.

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