NetSimplicity Introduces New Advanced Catering Management Module
AUSTIN, TX, Aug 31, 2005 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- NetSimplicity, a leading provider of office administration software and a division of Forgent Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORG), announced today the general availability of a new module, Advanced Catering Management (ACM), for its flagship room scheduling software, Meeting Room Manager.
With this new module, users at multi-site enterprises can order catering while scheduling meetings via Meeting Room Manager and select from menus customized to their individual locations. Administrators can automate and manage the associated request/confirmation workflow at each location -- all from any web browser. These new capabilities better accommodate multi-site enterprises seeking to integrate catering requests into their meeting scheduling process.
"Multi-site enterprises have seemingly conflicting needs to present all users with a consistent and easy way to schedule meetings and order catering, yet they need to manage catering on a site-by-site basis," said Nancy Harris, Vice President of NetSimplicity, a division of Forgent Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORG). "Meeting Room Manager's web-based scheduling solution is proving to be increasingly popular at these enterprises, and the new Advanced Catering Module puts us in a unique position to meet these sophisticated catering requirements."
With ACM, meeting schedulers have visibility and full control over a three-stage process. They can view pending orders, orders in process, and they can archive orders for later analysis and reporting. Schedulers can order catering at the same time they reserve a room, thereby streamlining the process. Catering orders are sent via automated e-mail to the catering administrator for processing and an automated confirmation e-mail is then distributed to all attendees. Users are presented with unique menu items based on their specific location, including which particular room they are booking. Additionally, security is based on the same Meeting Room Management user group and permission rights set up for MRM.
By allowing organizations more control over catering management tasks, the Advanced Catering Module:
- Saves time and effort. Advanced Catering Management is now built-in to
the room booking process, eliminating costly delays and consuming tracking
- Provides full control. With ACM, catering orders are now tied to room
scheduling for full control and ease. Administrators can take necessary
actions from any web browser whenever necessary, avoiding wasted end-user
time and energy when dealing with cancellations or changes to an order.
- Eliminates complaints. Caterers will no longer lose or misplace
orders. Staff and management will now have the ability to deliver the right
order at the right time to the right meeting.
- Manages costs. Track past orders to help manage charge-backs.
The Advanced Catering Module is available as an optional add-on to the Meeting Room Manager Web edition at a price of $999. The ACM is included with the Meeting Room Manager Enterprise edition.
NetSimplicity is an office administration software company with a large roster of over 1,700 domestic and international customers, including many Fortune and Global 1000 firms. Founded in 1994 and originally known as Network Simplicity, our company is recognized as the leader in easy-to-use and easy-to-buy software that solves office administration problems for small, medium and large-sized organizations in a broad range of industries. For more information, please visit www.netsimplicity.com. NetSimplicity is a division of Forgent Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORG).