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In my experience, Bookafy has pretty much the same features as the other well-known scheduling apps. In terms of functionality, the two obstacles I experience were setting up a hidden (not shown on the main booking page) meeting for special bonus calls you don't want anyone to have access to. Yes, you can set up a paid meeting and give someone a coupon to access it free but that seems like an extra unnecessary step. The other limitation was how ugly it looks to embed meetings on a website. The scheduler looks fine inside Bookafy, but when embedded, it doesn't flow as well. For everything else, it works well. If you want to sync the scheduler with email marketing systems, most of the integrations work through Zapier so that can be an additional cost. Bookafy focuses on the meeting schedules.
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If you want to keep all of your choices in the same location, this is an excellent choice to make.Sabre is an excellent choice for serious travel agents who are prepared to devote a substantial amount of time to learning and becoming proficient with a booking platform. It provides agents with excellent functions such as the ability to find flight availability and pricing in real time, the capacity to hold flights for up to 72 hours, and the capability to book with a secure and well-known system. The primary issue is that it is geared toward the needs of agents; as a result, it is EXTREMELY challenging for a new user to pick up and become proficient with Sabre.
Read full review Pros Easy to embed the appointment form to websites You can show off professionalism while booking meetings You can sync the appointments with Google Calendar Easy to use interface, so you don't waste time trying to figure out things around. Read full review Sabre Red Workspace is constantly evolving to keep up with technology trends. For example, it is now available for agents to download on their iPads so that they can work from anywhere. Sabre Red Workspace offers a suite called Red Apps which has many categories of useful apps that can customize your experience (some at no extra charge) and help simplify workflows. Sabre Red Workspace provides a comprehensive library of every format or command that an agent could ever need to do his or her job. Read full review Cons Lack of calendar customization. Tracking data. Configuration is confusing. Read full review Sabre does not have a well-working support system. Most calls require you to pay Sabre just for assistance within the system. Sabre has a very large learning curve. It is very specific to itself - it is unlike other software and requires memorizing a lot of keystrokes. Sabre is all in code and text-speak, so it is often difficult to understand. Read full review Support Rating
In my 14 years of using Sabre Red Workspace, their software support desk has always offered top-notch customer service and professionalism. Their representatives are extremely knowledgeable, and there has never been a time where they weren't able to quickly and accurately resolve our issues or answer our questions when we called, and we have never been charged for their assistance.
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Bookafy is more advanced and has more features that I need comparing to these other brands.
is very basic while Bookfy offers more robust features.
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Error Free Functionality, More Availability and Much better in speed
Read full review Return on Investment Saves a lot of time Streamlines the process Eliminates unnecessary back and forth calling and emailing Read full review Overall for the business, it allows us to profit on international flights, where outside of Sabre we would not earn anything. We can earn percentages on certain international flights for booking or add commissions to base prices not posted elsewhere. Sabre creates a barrier to entry for new agents and keeps agents from committing to the business. Sabre gives base prices for agents that are significantly less than those found to a normal user, searching for a flight. This allows for sometimes very high added commissions (upwards of $500 per ticket) while also providing a lower cost to the customer, keeping them working with you in the future. Read full review ScreenShots