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General Chat Thread, Room booking system in General; Hi all, We currently operate a paper based room system, where the first department to get the sheets win. Until ...
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    Room booking system

    Hi all,

    We currently operate a paper based room system, where the first department to get the sheets win. Until I get it back I cant vet what they are booking and a lot of time gets wasted where other departments cant use the room.

    What have you guys used in the past? Preferably for free or as cheap as possible.

    Thanks

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    We use, Room Booking System - Online Room Booking Software it has been great for taking it out of ICT Support to manage.

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    We also use that. It's been great so far, and one less thing my dept has to worry about. Bonus!

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    MRBS... free, open source and highly customisable

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    I had looked at that.

    Can I add block booking that are set each week? So where IT lessons are?

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    Another for Room Booking System - Online Room Booking Software it is great for ICT rooms and Theatres. The support is also brilliant and we have had several features we need put in to the systems over the past year.

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    We also use and love Room Booking System - Online Room Booking Software. We now use their parent's evening system too. Worth every penny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexPilot View Post
    Another for Room Booking System - Online Room Booking Software it is great for ICT rooms and Theatres. The support is also brilliant and we have had several features we need put in to the systems over the past year.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    We also use and love Room Booking System - Online Room Booking Software. We now use their parent's evening system too. Worth every penny!
    Little bit too steep for us, given the monthly cost Did look at it though.

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    Another +1 for Room Booking System - Online Room Booking Software. Integrates with SIMS, emails people when a new booking is made, LDAP functionality - it ticks all the right boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMODAlpha View Post
    I had looked at that.

    Can I add block booking that are set each week? So where IT lessons are?
    Yes you can block book IT lessons in we use it although its not 2 week timetable friendly

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    +1 for MRBS.

    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech View Post
    Yes you can block book IT lessons in we use it although its not 2 week timetable friendly
    Whilst this is true MRBS doesnt like a 2 week timetable out of the box, there has been several posts with methods that work to use a 2 week timetable, we for instance use a modified excel spreadsheet to do it, but I think there is a PHP method of doing it now, Just cant put my hands on the thread at the moment.

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    We did use MRBS but have now switched to Devizes School Online Booking System

    It is much quicker when inputting and changing timetabled bookings (which is my job to input)

    Doesnt look quite as nice as mrbs though

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    I loved MRBs , it was great

    The ldap bind was great , I also used htaccess also to stop people looking in

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    Great to see the Devizes School system being recommended. I know the two guys who developed it. Both salt of the Earth. For a tender donation to the school it leaves me wondering why anyone would even be looking at another system.


    Quote Originally Posted by siuko View Post
    We did use MRBS but have now switched to Devizes School Online Booking System


    It is much quicker when inputting and changing timetabled bookings (which is my job to input)


    Doesnt look quite as nice as mrbs though
    Last edited by speckytecky; 29th September 2012 at 02:04 PM.

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