TimeCenter provides users with an online appointment scheduling tool. The application includes automatic SMS and email reminder messages to help prevent a missed appointment. The user is given access to their own TimeCenter page that can be used as their website. TimeCenter is ideal for a number of businesses in many industries, including fitness classes, beauty salons, workshops, coaching sessions, events and meetings. A journal feature is included so the user can see what was discussed with the client during their previous appointment. The application also maintains a customer database for the user that can provide an overview of clients, including personal preferences, email addresses, telephone numbers and other contact details. Users can upload their company logo to make their TimeCenter page look professional and identifiable. Clients can visit the user’s TimeCenter page and make appointments or cancel or reschedule booked appointments. Promotional tools are included that allow the user to send text messages and/or emails to all of their clients at once to alert them to promotions and special offers.
TimeCenter was founded in 2007. The application was intended to provide a better appointment setting solution for small to medium size businesses. The company is based in Sweden with RackSpace hosted servers in the United Kingdom. Current languages include English, Swedish, French and Danish.
TimeCenter offers many of the same features found with other similar applications. Some users might prefer TimeCenter because of its clean, professional style. The application includes a number of helpful extras such as email and text message notifications that can help prevent a forgotten appointment. The application also allows users to send out promotional material to their customer database.
The TimeCenter homepage welcomes users with a vibrant blue and green color scheme. The stylish logo features a clock in place of the letter “c” with a light reflection just underneath. New users can easily navigate to all the important areas of the TimeCenter homepage. The application also allows users to customize their appointment pages with logos and content.
TimeCenter provides users with three membership options to choose from. The first is the One plan which is intended for a single user and includes one calendar for just under $30 per month. The Pro plan is intended for small teams and allows up to ten calendars for just under $50 per month. The Premium plan is the site’s “top of the line” plan that gives the user up to 50 calendars for just under $100 per month. Text messages cost extra and start at around 16 cents per message. Users can purchase text messages in packages of 100, 500 and 1,000. The higher the quantity, the less the user pays per text message.
TimeCenter could be a valuable tool for small to medium size businesses that need to take appointments. The application provides many helpful services as well as text messaging options (which cost extra, but might be worth it for some businesses).