With the rise of a mobile workforce, business centers and virtual office providers – among many others – are investing in mobile apps for smartphone and tablet.
Now, Regus and Condeco have partnered in a move to make it easier for mobile workers to book a meeting room on those wireless devices.
Regus and Condeco, a specialist in workspace management and room booking software solutions, just rolled out a new tool that the companies estimate could save businesses almost two hours a week in the quest to arrange external meeting rooms.
The mobile app blends Regus’ global network of workspaces with Condeco’s proprietary room booking software. Businesses that find their own internal meeting rooms are already booked or not suitable for the meeting can immediately access Regus’s network of more than 5,000 meeting rooms and 1,000 video communication facilities at over 1,200 business centers in 95 countries through the partnership with Condeco.
“If you only book one external meeting room a week because your own meeting space is booked, you can spend an average of nearly two hours booking that room, according to BDRC,” says Simon Hunt, global product director of e-Trading at Regus.
The app lets users book space from their mobile phone or tablet when working on the move. The one-click system also removes the language barriers that staff may face when they try to book meeting space in a different country. For heavy meeting room users, that could mean saving hours of time calling phone room providers, as well as managing and processing quotes, every year.
“This exciting partnership between Condeco and Regus comes from both organizations’ understanding of how to help businesses operate more efficiently,” says Pervez Gibbs, head of marketing for the UK and North America at Condeco.
“The result is a product that will save businesses of all sizes many hours a year, and enable them to use their time better. By giving them greater clarity over their meeting room use and expenses, it will also help them track and control spending better – a valuable tool when every business is seeking greater efficiency.”
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