We are live! What’s new?

It’s been a long time coming, but today we finally took the new version of MeetOMatic live! Take a look for yourself at www.meetomatic.com

So what’s new?  Here’s a quick rundown…

Appointment mode – This works like hotel, concert or doctor’s appointment bookings: firstly, it allows respondents (‘invitees’) to choose only ONE date or time slot, and secondly once such a slot is chosen, that chosen slot is then disabled for other respondents, thus preventing double-bookings.

Export responses to Excel, CSV or ICS – You can now export your meeting responses to excel, CSV or ICS formats. This will enable you to import dates into your own calendar, or to sort your respondents in a way that best suits your requirements; some of users use MeetOMatic to schedule events with hundreds of participants, so exporting to Excel will make managing a large volume of responses  a piece of cake!

Super-User Admin – We now have multi-user accounts – great for businesses who want a meeting scheduler that doesn’t cost the earth and allows all of their employees to schedule their meetings in the simplest way possible!

New Pricing – MeetOMatic is the cheapest meeting scheduler out there. We also offer the most features per $. Go ahead, check out our rivals and see if you fancy paying 66%* more for similar features, not to mention scheduling which takes longer and has a more klutzy UI (We know, we timed it. It typically takes 30 sec – 1 min less time to schedule a meeting using MeetOMatic. Time is money, afterall). We are of course still retaining the free version for basic scheduling needs!

Those are the main changes that you’ll notice as a customer (along with the new look, which brings the site a bit more up to date). We made some backend changes also to enable us to offer a better and more reliable service.

Want to get these awesome features? Sign up for MeetOMatic Pro today!

 

*Price comparison between MeetOMatic and 12 other leading schedulers, undertaken Dec ’14. On average we are 40% cheaper than the competitors.

 

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MeetOMatic – A quick start guide

Setting up a meeting with MeetOMatic really is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Select the dates/times that you want your participants to choose from, then click “Go!”

Select your dates

2. You’ll receive a link that you can forward onto your chosen respondents. They’ll be directed to a response form to select what times they are available

QuickStart2

3. When everyone has responded, MeetOMatic will ‘rank’ the responses to show you which date is the most suitable for your meeting. You then let each participant know which date is the most suitable! You can choose “VIP” participants if some absolutely has to be there, and if you’re organising a really large event, you can export the responses to Excel, CSV or ICS formats for easy integration with your calendar!

Responses

 

It’s as simple as that!

Check out our quick start video also:

Coming soon, the all-new MeetOMatic!

The end of 2014 is bringing some radical changes to MeetOMatic that we’re really excited to tell you about!

We believe that simplicity is key for a meeting scheduler, it’s what we’re all about and is what makes using MeetOMatic quicker than other schedulers.

Over the years we’ve strived to retain this ease-of-use that our users love. However, we’re sure you’ll agree that MeetOMatic could do with a refresh.

What are we so excited about?

We’ve been working hard to figure out how to bring MeetOMatic up to date, while adding some brilliant new features without compromising on the simplicity that we’re known for.

This re-design will be only our third iteration since launch way back in ’98, and it’s going to be the most radical to date. This blog should give you a little teaser of the new look; we’ll be announcing the full details very soon. In the meantime, why not follow us on Twitter for regular tips and updates (and even special offers when we go live)!

We can’t wait to share it with you.

-Leo, on behalf of the MeetOMatic Team

Time Is King

In a 2013 article in the McKinsey Quarterly, entitled ‘Making time management the organization’s priority‘,  authors Frankki Bevins and Aaron De Smet surveyed 1500 executive leaders around the globe, and found that only 9% considered themselves ‘very satisfied’ with their time management.

Of those who deemed themselves effective time managers, 85 percent reported that they received strong support in scheduling and allocating time. Only 7 percent of ineffective time allocators said the same.

This is a remarkable insight – particularly when you consider how much time is wasted company-wide in the scheduling of meetings (we’ll address this is an subsequent posting).  This may seem obvious to you, but managers need to get a grip!

Are you an effective time manager?  If so, what’s your technique?  If not, what are you wasting time on?