Meeting Room Manager Now Available in Three New Editions
AUSTIN, TX, Feb. 14, 2005 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- NetSimplicity today announced the availability of its popular Meeting Room Manager scheduling software in three new editions, along with a single user personal version. The selection is designed to help businesses and organizations of any size choose the exact Meeting Room Manager product that meets their unique needs.
By offering the new editions, NetSimplicity is effectively putting the power of choice into the hands of two distinct buyers -- organizations seeking to automate their current centralized scheduling processes versus organizations seeking to decentralize scheduling and provide access for everyone to view and possibly book their own rooms.
The new packaged editions of Meeting Room Manager (MRM) include:
- MRM Team
- Small teams of up to 10 schedulers can share this centralized
system in a network environment. "The software has been great
for us! I book 5 different rooms at 5 different locations," said
Christine Price of Kalamazoo Public Library. "I do all the
booking, no one else has access to the software other than to
view it and I like it that way!" MRM Team utilizes Microsoft
Access database for easy installation. Pricing starts at $999.00.
- MRM Web
- This fully customizable edition of Meeting Room Manager allows
hundreds of users to view, search for, and reserve rooms and
resources from any web browser. "It's been a Godsend in taking
a number of different reservation processes in different offices
(ranging from clipboards, to Outlook, to white boards, to post-it
notes) and making organization of the whole mess," said Greg
Trosko of CUH2A, Inc. MRM Web is Web- and SQL-server based to
support broad deployments. Pricing starts at $3,499.00.
- MRM Enterprise
- Large corporations and organizations with thousands of meeting
schedulers will benefit most from MRM Enterprise. Deployable on
multiple servers, with Microsoft SQL Server database and access
from any web browser, this edition includes MRM Web, plus all
available feature modules. "Meeting Room Manager has moved our
meeting room scheduling into the 21st Century," said Jane Young
of the Gunderson Lutheran Health System. "Our healthcare
organization of 5,800 employees is constantly in meetings or
educational sessions. MRM is a very good program that has saved
our organization many hours in the scheduling of meeting rooms,
and allowed us to utilize our meeting room space more evenly."
Pricing is handled by quotation, with volume pricing available.
In addition to these turnkey packages, NetSimplicity also offers add-on modules, including the MRM Architect customization module, PocketPC handheld scheduling interface module, and PolyVision RoomWizard® LCD panel integration module, which are available or included depending on the edition selected. NetSimplicity also offers a full range of onsite and remote services to assist customers with installation, customization, and training.
"These new editions of Meeting Room Manager are carefully tailored to meet the needs of distinct types of schedulers -- from the smallest centralized groups to the largest decentralized organizations," said Nancy Harris, vice president of software at NetSimplicity, a division of Forgent (NASDAQ: FORG). "Our prospective customers can now see what's available at a glance and make a faster decision about which solution is right for them, all at an affordable price." NetSimplicity believes this new packaging will make the purchase process more user friendly for its customers and will enable the company to add to its growing roster of more than 1,400 satisfied customers.
NetSimplicity is also introducing a free edition of the product, MyMRM for individual desktop users. Using MyMRM, an individual receptionist or scheduler can take advantage of the essential capabilities of NetSimplicity's proven and popular room scheduling system at no cost and with no obligation. As the needs of the user continue to grow, MyMRM can be seamlessly upgraded to MRM Team or any other edition of the commercially available product. MyMRM is available as a free download from www.mymrm.com.
NetSimplicity provides a spectrum of software that enables all sizes of organizations to streamline the management of office resources. The company's offerings include Meeting Room Manager, which provides room scheduling capabilities, and Visual Asset Manager, which tracks and maps corporate assets. For additional information, visit www.netsimplicity.com. NetSimplicity is a division of Forgent (NASDAQ: FORG).