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Software Description:

Resource Guru is the fast, simple way to schedule people, equipment, and other resources online!

Get full team visibility on one clever calendar. Lightening fast drag and drop scheduling lets you add, edit, move & delete bookings in seconds. Leave management makes it simple to manage vacation, sick days, maternity leave or any other types of time off for your resources. Our advanced clash management system prevents over-bookings and helps you stay in control. Personal dashboards are an easy way for people to quickly log in and know exactly what they should be working on for the week. Powerful reports allow you to monitor utilization rates and plan capacity, and there is no software to install or training required you and your team can get started immediately.

Plans start from only $2.50 per person/month. Sign up now for a 30-day free trial.

Software Description:

Developed by the company behind the popular timeline maker app Tiki-Toki, ChronoFlo Calendar allows users to include images and videos in their calendars and (with a premium account) embed the calendar on their website or blog. It also features a unique timeline-based navigation component that greatly simplifies navigating through the calendar.

"Anyone who has used a calendar app before knows how difficult it is to see what events you have in three or four months time," says Webalon founder Alex Kearns. "You have to tediously click through one month at a time until you find the month you want. Our software is different. It includes an integrated timeline that you use to jump to any month you want with just one click."

ChronoFlo Calendar also previews past and future events as icons in the timeline, giving users a good idea of how many events or tasks they have coming up. "You can hover over the icons to get information about events that are not in the currently-displayed month, making it much simpler to find an event whose date you are not sure of."

The timeline navigation is not ChronoFlo Calendar's only innovative feature. Unlike other online calendars, ChronoFlo Calendar is designed from the ground up to allow users to customize the look of their calendar. "You can change the color of everything," says Alex Kearns. "You can also choose from multiple fonts, select a background image for your calendar, give it rounded corners... You can even choose the color and size of drop shadows."

There's no more having to put up with a handful of ugly themes that most online calendar software offers. "We do offer a number of hand-designed themes that users are welcome to use," says Alex Kearns. "But they are not forced to use these. They can create their very own theme to perfectly match their brand or design aesthetic."

Alex Kearns believes that the unique timeline-component and unrivalled customization options will allow ChronoFlo Calendar to compete with the market leading calendar solution Google Calendar, especially for use as an events calendar. "There is no getting away from the fact that Google Calendar is the market leader in online calendars by a long way. Virtually everyone uses it. Despite this, hardly anyone embeds a Google Calendar in their website."

"We actually use and love Google Calendar - and have integrated it with our product so you can display Google Calendar events in a ChronoFlo calendar - but sadly Google Calendar does not work that well as an embeddable events calendar and it doesn't offer much in terms of customization.

"If you want to have a branded calendar that can display rich media content such as images and videos, to promote your events to your website visitors, then you will likely find ChronoFlo Calendar much more useful than Google Calendar".

Alex Kearns envisages that organisations with events to promote - such as museums and art galleries - will be the main market for ChronoFlo Calendar but he can also see teachers using it to share their class schedule with pupils and families using it to manage their lives. "You could include an image of your children in the calendar on the day of their birthdays."

ChronoFlo Calendar follows the freemium model. Users can create a fully-functional calendar that can be shared on the web without paying anything. Premium account users get to embed their calendars on their website or populate their calendar with content via feeds. "We hope that users will be so thrilled by the calendars they create with the free account that they will want to upgrade to our premium options," says Alex Kearns.

About ChronoFlo Calendar
ChronoFlo Calendar is online calendar software for embedding calendars on your website. It features a unique timeline-based navigation and unrivalled customization options.

Key features of the software include:

1 Share on the web
ChronoFlo calendars can be shared on the internet or embedded* on your company website

2 Beautiful designs
Choose from one of our hand-designed themes. Or create your own theme to perfectly match your brand

3 Innovative navigation
No need to tediously click between months. Effortlessly scroll to where you want using a timeline

4 Rich media
Include images, videos and audio in your calendar. Perfect for promoting your upcoming events

5 Feed your content
Populate your calendar with events from external feeds* including iCal (Google Calendar), RSS and JSON.

6 Highly customizable
No other calendar app comes close to the customization and branding options ChronoFlo Calendar offers

Software Description:

MIDAS is a powerful and intuitive browser-based scheduling system that gives you complete control over your room bookings & resource scheduling. Accessed entirely from your favorite web browser, see at a glance when your bookings are scheduled, manage staffing & equipment, send confirmations & invoices to clients, take booking requests through your website, and put an end to confusion & double bookings once and for all!

As all you need is a browser, your MIDAS booking system is readily available wherever you are! - Whether at the office, at home, or on the move - from your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device - your booking information is right at your fingertips! Available to download (for use on your own server), or remotely hosted as SaaS (Software as a Service), MIDAS drastically cuts down on your costs, by streamlining the time spent on booking & administrative tasks, and reducing the amount of paperwork!

BOOKING FEATURES:

  • View bookings in a single, or multi-day grid, or as a monthly overview
  • Equipment, Staffing, & Consumables can be assigned to bookings
  • Quickly reschedule bookings with a simple "drag & drop" action
  • Easily add recurring bookings
  • Customized printouts of your bookings
  • Automatically email booking confirmations and reminders to clients

USER FEATURES:

  • Extensive "permissions" allow you to restrict what each user can do
  • A log is kept of all user activity
  • Receive notifications when new bookings are added or consumables are running low

INVOICING FEATURES:

  • Automatically generate invoices at time of booking
  • Retrospectively generate invoices
  • Manually create/modify invoices
  • Email invoices directly to your clients
  • Allow clients to pay their invoices online
  • Automatically send invoice reminders

REPORTING FEATURES:

  • Instantly generate & print graphical statistical reports on your bookings, venue and resource usage, clients, and invoices
  • Export booking or client data in a range of formats for use in 3rd party applications, such as Excel

BOOKING REQUEST FEATURES:

  • Allow the Public to check venue availability & make booking requests online (no login required!)
  • Booking Requests can be quickly approved/rejected by administrator

MIDAS is ideally suited for: Schools, Colleges & Universities, Churches & Places of Worship, Conference Centers, Entertainment & Performance Venues, Libraries, Community Lettings & Facilities Hire, Sports Complexes & Health Clubs, Training Centers, Recording Studios, Arts & Music Festivals & Events, Hotels & Guest Houses, Multi-Site Businesses ...anywhere with facilities to schedule!

Features:

  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • Vacation Calendar
  • Employee Database
  • Project Management
  • Multi-User
  • Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Dashboard
  • External Integrations
  • API

Features:

  • Project Management
  • Audience Targeting
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • External Integrations
  • Scheduling
  • Calendar Management

Features:

  • Data Visualization
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Inventory Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Notifications
  • API
  • Multi-User

Summary:

  • Fast Drag and Drop Resource Scheduling

  • Powerful Utilzation Reports

  • Absence & Leave Management

Summary:

  • Beautiful embeddable web calendar for promoting your events or managing your life.

  • Events calendar that can be customised visually to perfectly match your brand

  • Display your Google Calendar events in a beautiful customisable web calendar

  • Include images and videos in a rich-media calendar that will wow your customers

Summary:

  • Powerful Web Based Room Booking and Resource Scheduling Software

Grasshopper

$2.50
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Unlimited Projects
  • Unlimited Clients
  • Personalized Dashboards
  • Advanced Clash Management
  • Custom Fields and Filters
  • Time Zone Support
  • Flexible User Permissions
  • API with Webhooks
  • Automatic Updates
  • Custom Fields and Flters
  • Vacation Tracker
  • Absence Management
  • Calendar Sync

Blackbelt

$4.16
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • All Grasshopper features plus
  • Powerful Reports
  • Report Downloads

Master

$6.65
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • All Grasshopper and Blackbelt features plus
  • Data Import
  • Phone Support

Free account

Free
Included in plan:
  • Create a single customisable calendar and share on the web

Bronze Account

$10.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Create up to five customisable calendars and embed on your website

Silver Account

$27.50
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Create up to 25 customisable calendars and embed on your website

Self-Hosted

$579.00
one-time
Included in plan:
  • Download, Install and Run MIDAS from your own server

Cloud-Hosted

$209.00
/year
Included in plan:
  • Hosting
  • Annual Support

FAQs:

    Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes, we offer email-based customer support to all customers, and also have a Help Center that provides training and answers to common questions.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, all Resource Guru accounts can (and usually do) contain multiple users.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Resource Managers, Project Managers, Producers, Directors, Executives, and anyone else who needs to schedule resources for projects.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, all Resource Guru customers have access to a REST API and Webhooks.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Yes, Resource Guru has an integration with Podio and also integrates with Zapier, allowing you to connect to hundreds of popular apps.

FAQs:

    No FAQs associated with this application.

FAQs:

    Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • A series of easy to follow, step-by-step online video tutorials are available
    Complete help documentation is available online
    Offline manuals can be freely downloaded/printed
    An extensive Knowledgebase is available with answers to common questions
    * Customer support is available, with fast response times 365 days a year

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • MIDAS can be licensed for 1-Unlimited users. Multi-logins simultaneously from different browsers/devices is also supported

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • An optional bi-directional API is available for MIDAS.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • MIDAS natively integrates with both PayPal and Stripe for processing payments
    Optional addons are also available for Slack and PRTG Network monitor
    MIDAS has an optional API, allowing for integration with 3rd party applications
    MIDAS can import data from a range of other software, and can export in several formats too
    MIDAS can send booking reminders to your external calendar (Outlook/Lightning, etc)

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • MIDAS natively integrates with both PayPal and Stripe for processing payments
    Optional addons are also available for Slack and PRTG Network monitor
    MIDAS has an optional API, allowing for integration with 3rd party applications
    MIDAS can import data from a range of other software, and can export in several formats too
    MIDAS can send booking reminders to your external calendar (Outlook/Lightning, etc)

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Whilst primarily a room and resource scheduling system, MIDAS has also been used to schedule a whole host of things including vehicle hire, bowling ally lanes, boat hire, community festivals... MIDAS can adapt to virtually any scheduling scenario you have

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • As MIDAS is web-based, all you need to a modern web browser (all major browsers supported) on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. There's nothing for end-users to download/install

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Schools, Colleges & Universities
    Churches & Places of Worship
    Conference Centers
    Entertainment & Performance Venues
    Libraries
    Community Lettings & Facilities Hire
    Sports Complexes & Health Clubs
    Training Centers
    Recording Studios
    Arts & Music Festivals & Events
    Hotels & Guest Houses
    Health Centers
    Multi-Site Businesses

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Who uses Resource Guru
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses ChronoFlo Calendar
  • Personal
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses MIDAS
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English, Greek, Norwegian, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, French
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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