AUSTIN, TX, Jun 19, 2006 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- NetSimplicity Software today announced general availability of Meeting Room Manager (MRM) V7, a major new version of its room scheduling software that will enable users to schedule MRM-managed meeting rooms and resources from within Microsoft Outlook®.
"MRM's Outlook Scheduling will help our end-users save time because they'll be able to reserve their rooms in the same Outlook process they use to invite attendees and book meetings," said Tyrel Schroeder, Programmer Analyst at Bennett Jones LLP.
This new integration with Outlook will allow users to reserve rooms and resources from within Outlook and have those reservations reflected in both products. This capability will allow organizations to use Outlook to see availability of people side-by-side with availability of rooms and make their reservations accordingly. Meeting Room Manager improves the Outlook reservation process by controlling booking rights per user, preventing double-bookings, and providing powerful web-based room management capabilities for all reservations -- whether booked from Outlook or the Web.
In addition to the Outlook integration, MRM 7 contains a host of other powerful new features including user group synchronization with Microsoft Active Directory®, wait list capability for highly utilized rooms, and the ability to have different booking processes for different locations.
"Among the many new useful features, I absolutely love the multiple tabs for multiple rooms functionality," Schroeder said. "This allows us to have multiple reservation processes, for different rooms and locations with separate requirements, and we'll be able to eliminate booking mistakes because rooms and resources will have their own unique booking processes based on their location."
"We are pleased to deliver MRM V7 to market and believe it will continue the heritage of MRM being the most robust product on the market for the price," said Nancy Harris, Vice President of NetSimplicity. "This new version reflects the input of our valued customers who have requested capabilities such as Outlook Scheduling, Active Directory Synchronization and other features that our customers need to make room and resource scheduling even easier."
Other key enhancements in MRM 7 include:
NetSimplicity is an office administration software company with a large roster of over 2,000 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. NetSimplicity is a division of Forgent (NASDAQ: FORG). For more information, please visit www.netsimplicity.com.