Holidays at a startup

How The Receptionist Handles the Holidays

Michael Ashford

How The Receptionist Handles the Holidays

 
 
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Ever wondered how the holidays at a startup tech company are handled? We talk business and time-off on this episode of The Check-In.

Before You Purchase Your Software, Consider the Jobs To Be Done

Michael Ashford

Before You Purchase Your Software, Consider the Jobs To Be Done

 
 
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Before you make a purchase, consider the jobs that you hire that product or service to do. We cover why jobs to be done matters for our company and yours.

Good Customer Service Isn’t Good Enough: Go Radical with Your Support

Michael Ashford

Good Customer Service Isn’t Good Enough: Go Radical with Your Support

 
 
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Customer support is often a business’s focus, but good customer service isn’t enough. We introduce radical customer service and how to achieve it.

New Features: Pre-Registration and Returning Visitor Check-In

A few weeks ago, we launched The Receptionist for iPad version 3.0. (Missed the announcement? Check it out here). But today is the BIG announcement! Today, we’re rolling out two huge new features to make your visitors’ check-in even more efficient: pre-registration of upcoming visitors and fast-track check-in for returning visitors. To update your app, go to the Apple App …

The Receptionist for iPad Version 3.0: More Customizable Than Ever!

While you were hopefully enjoying a relaxing summer vacation on a tropical isle, the Engineering team at The Receptionist was hard at work making your office check-in process even more awesome. Version 3.0 includes many more button options so that you can create an even more highly customized check-in process for your visitors. Read on for more details, along with …

Press Release: Fitness Center Discovers New Technology to Manage and Grow Business

High-end fitness and training studio Vault Fitness Center manages its visitors, building, and brand with The iPad Receptionist, an innovative iPad-based visitor management system DENVER, CO, June 2 — Vault Fitness Center is both a 24-hour members-access gym and an open studio that independent trainers can rent. This presents a unique challenge: because Vault’s revenue is directly tied to the number …

Adding That Wow Factor to Your Front Desk Experience: An Interview with TripAdvisor’s Jessica Moore

In this series, The iPad Receptionist users share their experiences. Jessica Moore, from TripAdvisor travel planning and booking site, reflects on how The iPad Receptionist saves employees time and impresses office visitors.   Why did you first consider using The iPad Receptionist? Moore: We’re an up-and-coming technology company, and we needed a higher tech way to greet customers from the …

Featured Business: Precise ParkLink

Our customers include some of the most innovative leaders in their respective industries. That is certainly true of Precise ParkLink, which has been a leader in the Canadian parking industry for two decades. If you’ve ever used a Pay and Display parking machine instead of having to dig around in your car to find quarters for an old-fashioned parking meter, …

Our Top 5 Most-Read Articles of 2015

We hope you’ve found great resources on our site this year. Just in case you missed one, here are our five most popular posts of 2015. Did You Know Your iPad Could Do This? 11 iPad Features Most People Never Use Swipe between apps? Shake to undo typing? This article explains 11 iPad features you might not know about that …

5 Major Office Security Fails That Could Have Been Prevented

We recently conducted a survey of receptionists and office managers. Almost 50% of respondents said their offices have no form of visitor sign-in required for entry to their buildings. A visitor sign-in system may not stop a criminal mastermind, but here are five major building security breaches that illustrate the importance of monitoring your office traffic. Philippe Petit’s Twin Towers …

5 Ways to Improve Your Visitor Experience and Make the Most of Your iPad Receptionist

The experience your visitors have when they arrive in your office can make or break your reputation. Here are five ways to use your iPad Receptionist to improve your visitor experience, delight your guests, and reduce distractions in your office. 1. Put the kiosk front and center If you have a receptionist, he or she can easily instruct a visitor to …

How Secure is Your Office? (And How a Visitor Management System Can Help)

What are you doing about office security? I’m not talking computer security or network security (though those are certainly important!). I’m talking people-walking-into-your-office-and-taking-stuff security. Many companies today aren’t doing enough about security, particularly companies with open office plans, where employees change locations often and work with laptops. Alarm systems and security cameras may be great for after hours, but what …

5 Ways Visitor Management Systems Save You Money

For startups, small offices, and even large companies that don’t have receptionists, visitor management systems simplify visitor processing while providing an enhanced level of safety and security. On top of all that, they are enormously friendly to your bottom line. Here are five ways visitor management systems save you money. 1. Eliminate the need for a receptionist According to Glassdoor, …

Happy 2015!

Happy New Year from your friends at The iPad Receptionist! Thank you for making this year our best year yet! It’s because of you that we get excited to take the iPad Receptionist to the next level and continue to grow. We truly appreciate all your support and are looking forward to even more exciting upgrades to the app in 2015! …

5 Big Trends that Will Dominate Office Designs in 2014

These days a company’s office space is a direct reflection of the company’s identity and brand.  When you walk into a cool office space it should feel like an experience in interacting with that brand.  Typically reserved for ad agencies and mega brands with entire campuses,  modern office trends are showing up across all industries. Whether it’s designing a new …

App Update: New Features! Time To Update Your iPad Receptionist App – v 1.7.1

It’s that time again! We’ve added new features to the iPad Receptionist and are ready for you to update your app in the app store. Here’s what you’ll find in the latest version: NDA Upload and Display   You’ll now be able to upload a non-disclosure agreement to your check in process! To add, simply go to the General Settings …

SXSW Wrap Up

Whew! SXSW was one fun-packed whirlwind of a week! We ate tons of BBQ, saw old and new friends, listened to great music, and got to experience some of the latest innovations in the tech industry. The SXSW Trade Show opened up on Sunday where we could be found in the Startup Corner exhibit section featuring our iPad Receptionist. When …

New Feature: Visitor Badge Printing!

Need to easily identify who’s visiting your office? Custom visitor badge printing is now available for The iPad Receptionist! From the visitor name to who their visiting, along with date and time, you can fully customize your badges complete with your company’s logo. Once a visitor checks in, you can set the printer to automatically print their personal visitor badge, creating …

The iPad Receptionist @ SXSW 2014

The countdown continues! SXSW Interactive Conference begins in just 8 days! Our office is busy preparing for the week and couldn’t be more excited to meet our current (and future!) iPad Receptionist users. The Interactive Festival begins on the 7th but we’ll be setting up home base at our booth for the SXSW Trade Show beginning March 9th – 12th. …

iPad Receptionist is headed to SXSW 2014!

Yes, you read that right – We’re headed to Austin for the 21st Annual SXSW Interactive Festival! While one of our team members has been a regular attendee, it will be the first year for the rest of the team, including myself! Not only will we be excitedly checking out sessions, keynotes and other exhibits, but iPad Receptionist is exhibiting …

Press Release: Armor Active Launches "Receptionist in a Box" iPad Kiosk with iPad Receptionist

As “business in a box” iPad kiosk solutions rapidly change the way businesses operate, ArmorActive leads the movement with TextUs.Biz to provide the “Receptionist in a Box.” This combined solution offers all the components necessary to “staff” a front desk, in one simple package. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 With the significant expansion of the mobile application …

Featured Business: LevelUp iPad Receptionist

Are you a startup company? We’re a startup too so we totally understand the need to have the coolest, most modern space to work in. What’s cooler than having a virtual iPad Receptionist waiting to greet your visitors? SMS and email notifications? A better way to keep track of office deliveries? A sleek and sexy user interface? Well, how about all of …