8 Ways Scheduling Software is Changing in 2020

19 June, 2020

The changes that are taking place in 2020 brought on by COVID have affected all of us personally and professionally. It is harder than ever to predict what the future is going to bring. In the short term, however, there are some trends taking shape that are here to stay.

One of these trends is with how enterprise software is created and delivered. I saw this post from Brian Halligan, CEO of HubSpot, recently speculating on some of the things that will transform for society and business with the "new normal." 

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If you are not familiar with HubSpot, it is an all-inclusive platform for marketing, sales, and customer service. We have used it here at Mazévo since the beginning and even run our website and this blog with it.

Being in the software industry for over 30 years, we relate to these trends relating to how software is made and delivered and how customers interact with it. If you look at the patterns above, they are overwhelmingly positive for such systems' customers and users. These positive changes speak to why we started Mazévo: To deliver a scheduling system for event planners that isn't as overwhelming and cumbersome as other enterprise facility scheduling platforms.

Let's look at each of the points above in more detail:

Easy to Buy - As a cloud-native event management system, Mazévo is built from the ground up to run in the cloud. There is no large up-front software purchase, it runs in our secure cloud, and you only pay for the service you use. 

Easy to Setup -Previously, implementing a new enterprise scheduling system would
involve weeks of training and consulting to begin using the system. Thankfully those days are coming to an end. Mazévo's modern scheduling system makes things simpler by eliminating the never-ending loads of check-boxes, options, and decisions needed to start scheduling events. In some cases,
we can even convert your existing data from your previous scheduling system to get you up and running quickly. 

Easy to Use - Anyone can claim their system is easy to use, but what does that mean. Is it only easy to use after weeks of training and studying the manual? Delivering a system that is powerful yet simple to understand provides the most value in the long run, cutting the time it takes to train new staff and eliminating mistakes

Inexpensive to own - I already mentioned that with a cloud-native system, there is no upfront software purchase. Instead, you only pay a monthly or yearly cost to use the service. There are also no more hidden costs like server hardware, and time and labor to do upgrades and system maintenance. A cloud-native event management system eliminates those costs and frees up time for your IT staff. 

Founded in the 2000's - With Mazévo, we combine our decades of experience, creating event management software with the latest technology to allow you to deliver exceptional experiences to your customers. 

Crafted in-house - The advantage of an in-house approach to creating software vs. cobbling together various systems is simplicity and quality. We believe this provides customers with the best user experience while keeping everyone's costs as low as possible. 

Consumer front end - The ubiquity of smartphones, tablets, and apps has forever changed the way people interact with software. At Mazévo, we have taken the idea of "click and go" to room scheduling software by following the same principles that make phone apps easy to figure out. Accessible from your PC, Mac, phone, or tablet, Mazevo is designed from the ground up to be easy to use and understand with minimal to no training.

Enterprise back end - Your event management system needs to meet the needs of your entire organization no matter the size. It also means it must scale up to the scheduling demands you have without sacrificing performance. Speed, accuracy, security, reliability are all hallmarks of a solid enterprise software back end and have been part of Mazévo since the beginning. 

No matter what the future brings, the need for meeting with others face to face will remain a constant, and so will the need to schedule those gatherings. Mazévo will be there with the tools and technology to do it with less effort and less cost. Contact us today to see it for yourself.

Bryan Peck

Bryan Peck is the Co-Founder and VP of Sales & Marketing of Mazévo. Check out his articles about event management and scheduling software.