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    Room/Resource Booking

    The age-old question of room/resource booking has reared its head at my new school. Any advice on good/bad products? Money is available if needed, simplicity of use is the key factor.

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    We've been using "Classroom Booking System (CRBS)" which is developed by a forum member here, totally free, for the past couple of years. Just about to move to "CSE" which intgrates helpdesk, asset manager, and room bookings into one complete system.

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    Room Booking System - Online Room Booking Software is exceptionally good! Used it for years, brilliant product and support. Well worth the money!

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    Ouch, that's expensive! It is genuinely that much better than something like Classroombookings - the open source hassle-free room booking system for schools. which is free?

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    Seems I'm in a minority of one here but we use FREE 3 month trial - Online Room booking, equipment booking, online marking, exam information, parent evening bookings & student lists and find it does everything we want, is dead eay to use and manage and is cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    Seems I'm in a minority of one here but we use FREE 3 month trial - Online Room booking, equipment booking, online marking, exam information, parent evening bookings & student lists and find it does everything we want, is dead eay to use and manage and is cheap.
    Only 10 resources in that, which isn't enough for us.

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    Hap on projects here.

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    I use MRBS: Introduction free, has email alerts, allows approval of bookings if needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Only 10 resources in that, which isn't enough for us.
    I believe that's a limitation of the free version. Ours costs £50 per annum and allows more but I don't know if there's a limit.

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    +1 for the Room Booking System, great guys and just works no fiddling needed. Reads from Sims overnight to mke any changes

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    I do like the look of the live feed from SIMS which Room Booking System has, as it even picks up cover lessons, etc. It is a lot of money though!

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    another vote for room booking system over here. Amazing piece of software and even lets you use LDAP so your staff don't complain of "another password to remember".

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    Any ideas of what to do if you can't get LDAP connected to websites? I've looked at MRBS, CRBS, and still have nto got a solution that reads sims timetables, and integrates to active directory, but runs on my own web servers (no external ip).

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    Room Booking System - Online Room Booking Software is exceptionally good! Used it for years, brilliant product and support. Well worth the money!
    Another vote here, excellent package, if a little expensive!

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    Yet another vote for roombookingsystem.co.uk one of the best and easiest pieces of software I have ever used.

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