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    Question Room Booking Programs

    Hi folks,

    We’re at the point of giving up with OnlineSchoolBooking.com because we continually have problems getting the service resubscribed.

    Can anyone recommend a web based room booking system, or equally systems to avoid?

    (I’ve already spotted RoomBookingSystem.co.uk, as we already use their parents evening system)

    It needs to be able to cope with timetabled/recurring bookings, a 2 week timetable, around 100 users, and 11 rooms.

    TIA

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    We use Booking System Web Site.

    It doesnt look overly nice...

    But it is one of the quickest to setup and add bookings too (faster than mrbs)

    We use it for a 2 week timetable (which is easily setup) and have about 7 rooms on it.

    Uses IIS

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    Have a look at Home Access Plus - it has a booking system plugin and all you really need is a server running IIS.
    Last edited by computer_expert; 17th June 2014 at 02:46 PM.

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    We use the same one as above. Wouldn't mind one that integrates with SIMS timetables though. HAP and Impero booking systems don't cut the mustard for us.

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    RoomBookingSystem.co.uk has SIMS integration for an additional cost, although no idea how well it works.

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    MRBS here

    just host it internally.

    even i managed after a little help from edugeek

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    My free and open source room booking system, Classroombookings, might be something to look at as well. It will easily support a recurring bookings and a 2 week timetable.

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    Room Booking system I use to use. Never faulted it. Great support and just worked, as said before pulled the timetable every night from Sims so no panic with exam timetabling and switching classes.

    If you already have one of there products I'd ask for a discount. They set it all up as well so sat back, and watched them work there magic.

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    We use RoomBookingSystem.co.uk with SIMS integration and it works a treat. Support has been fantastic the few times I've needed to contact them.

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    roombookingsystem.co.uk has been fantastic set it up and not touched since a year and a bit ago had two issues in that time both of which i rang to report and both times they were already aware of the issue and had pushed the fix their end before i even said hello.

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    Yup room booking system is amazing, support is first rate too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gongalong View Post
    RoomBookingSystem.co.uk has SIMS integration for an additional cost, although no idea how well it works.
    We use roombookingsystem.co.uk with sims integration. It does work for importing the timetable but we have issues when cover is involved. For example teacher A books a room for Friday. Teacher A wont be in on Friday so requires cover. The cover manager arranges cover for the lesson and inputs it into sims. When sims synchronises with the room booking system it overwrites the original booking made by teacher A with a cover lesson. Teacher A gets an email from the booking system to say their booking has been deleted. It hasn't really as all that has happened is that a cover lesson has been put in its place. It gets confusing for teachers when they forget what I have told them about how the system works.
    Other than that it works very well and teachers love the fact they can book any room that is available and they will get an email confirmation and also an email reminder the day before the booking occurs.
    Last edited by fiza; 17th June 2014 at 09:48 PM.

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    Roombookingsystem.co.uk definitely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewFormz View Post
    We use RoomBookingSystem.co.uk with SIMS integration and it works a treat. Support has been fantastic the few times I've needed to contact them.
    100% agree. Works just so well.

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    All those who use the roombookingsystem.co.uk do you guys not get the cover issues I discussed in my post above?

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