–Effective Online Appointment Scheduling Software

by Jun 17, 20150 comments

Genre : Business
Platform : Web
Developer : BookSteam
Rating : 4
Positives : concept, easy to use, UI
Negatives : none


Time management is the biggest hurdle for businesses worldwide. As any administrator or manager of a business will tell you, managing appointments day in and day out is a difficult and tiresome job. With BookSteam that is no longer the case. BookSteam is a new online appointment scheduling program that eliminates the tiresome job of scheduling and simplified booking process. Waiting for a business to open to make bookings and payments is a thing of the past.

Mobile Scheduling

In today’s world, most people are on their mobile devices twenty four sever. BookSteam makes it super easy for your clients to schedule appointments, classes or groups on their Apple iOS or Android cell phones. All clients need to do is load your business scheduling listing page link on their mobile device, and BookSteam will automatically optimize and redirect to the beautiful mobile version. It’s that simple! BookSteam makes it easy and convenient for the people who are always on the go.

Custom intake forms

BookSteam is full of useful features and one of them is custom intake forms. You can setup multiple question fields (can be required or optional) and they will be presented to the client at the time of the booking. Various questionfields aretype flexible, they can be a simple text box, checkbox, drop-down list or a multiple choice. This would be perfect for businesses that need to know various client information before the appointment due date, for examples, massage therapist or a dentist needs to know clients insurance policy number.

Eliminate No-Shows

Eliminate no shows by requiring a valid credit card or payment from your clients when they book online. When you enable online payment gateway, you can ask clients to prepay a deposit, pay full amount or just have their credit card on file to charge them later. Stripe and PayPal are the most popular online payment gateways and BookSteam integrates with both of them. Email and SMS reminders will also reduce no-shows drastically as it would be harder for clients to forget their booked times. Clients will receive their reminders 24 hours (or your custom settings) before their scheduled appointment time.


BookSteam is a cloud based appointment scheduling software which means there is nothing to download or install, everything runs in the cloud. Because it is a cloud application your business data is safe and securely backed up to the server, this eliminates chances of losing your important information. One of the biggest advantages of BookSteam is that it supports multi location and multi staff scheduling which caters nicely to the needs of large businesses or enterprises.

In the end

BookSteam is a fairly new product, but based on my experience (from what I have tried, and I’ve tried quite a few programs) it outperforms most established scheduling platforms out there. You need to give BookSteam a try if your business is appointment or class based, it will save you a lot of time, money and headaches. Based on my interactions, BookSteam’s support team is quick and friendly. Free 30 day trial is also available.

Useful Tip

BookSteam’s support team can import your reviews and clients if you’re switching from another scheduling program, just give them a shout at

For more information you can visit their website at or follow them on Twitter @booksteam