Alliance allows AMTA members to capitalize on the benefits of client self-scheduling via the Internet.

Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) February 2, 2009 — Appointment-Plus (, the industry leader in web-based scheduling software, and the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) have announced an exclusive alliance to bring online scheduling to all AMTA members. The AMTA is one of the largest and most respected massage therapy associations in the world, representing over 58,000 therapists. Recognizing the tremendous benefits of online scheduling and client self-scheduling via the Internet, the AMTA evaluated online scheduling systems that its members might utilize. After its evaluation, the AMTA elected to make Appointment-Plus the system of choice for its members. The AMTA negotiated special pricing for all AMTA members as part of the alliance. State chapters of the AMTA will also be able to use Appointment-Plus for free, to assist with member activities.

The Appointment-Plus online scheduling system serves a wide variety of industries, but massage therapy remains one of the core user groups of the scheduling system. Because massage therapy has been a top industry since the inception of Appointment-Plus, many industry-specific features have been added to the system to accommodate massage practices. Such features include a fully integrated point of sale (POS) system, online payments, gift certificates, robust reporting, room coordination, client and staff email notifications and reminders, automated client emails to prompt scheduling, and much more. In addition, the AMTA wanted members to be able to take advantage of the free trial and free setup assistance provided by Appointment-Plus. Each AMTA member that establishes a free trial account will be provided a free dedicated setup coach to assist in customizing and optimizing the system.

The announcement of this exclusive alliance follows Appointment-Plus’s appearance at the AMTA national convention in Phoenix, Arizona, last year. Appointment-Plus will once again be attending the AMTA national convention in Orlando, Florida in September, 2009, to demonstrate how online scheduling can benefit all massage therapists.

"The close relationships we have developed with the massage therapy industry have driven many of our key system developments," said Jeff Fleming of Appointment-Plus. "This alliance will allow us to continue to provide the highest quality scheduling system to massage therapists."

In addition to its close ties with the massage therapy industry, Appointment-Plus is also the exclusive provider of online scheduling software to some of the nation’s largest and best-known massage schools, such as the National Holistic Institute and the Austin Schools of Massage.

Contemporary Web Plus, Inc. is a technology firm that specializes in the development of web-based scheduling and appointment software for a wide variety of applications and industries. Contemporary Web Plus’s flagship product is the Appointment-Plus online scheduling system. Contemporary Web Plus software clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsi and Comcast, federal and local government, universities and schools, and small/medium sized businesses worldwide. In 2007, Microsoft Corp. selected Contemporary Web Plus’s Appointment-Plus software as its referral source for all Appointment Manager software clients.


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