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Work on the next update to our popular web based room booking and resource scheduling, MIDAS, is nearing completion, and so we’re excited to reveal some of the exciting new and improved features you can look forward to first here on our blog…

Resulting from customer feedback (which we love getting by the way!), we’re introducing new global settings for v4.15 which will allow administrators the ability to maintain fixed spacing (or “gaps”) between adjacent bookings.

Maintain Spacing (Gaps) Between Bookings

This can be useful to allow for room setup, breakdown, reset or cleaning periods between adjacent bookings.

Two new settings are available, one controlling the amount of free time to maintain before each booking, and the other controlling the amount of free time after each booking finished before the next can commence.

For example, with the booking spacing settings shown in the screenshot about (15 mins before / 30 mins after), and an booking taking place between 2pm-3pm, the latest allowed finish time of a booking added earlier in the would be 1.45pm, and earliest allowed start time of another booking added later on the same date would be 3.30pm.

You may like to check out some of the other features of MIDAS v4.15 too!

MIDAS v4.15 is coming soon! To be notified when it becomes publicly available, please join our mailing list, or to be among the very first to try the v4.15 “Beta”, why not join the Beta Test?

MIDAS isn’t just for booking meeting rooms you know! Our software has successfully been implemented and used to manage bookings and resources for all kinds of venues and facilities, including libraries, bowling alleys, vehicle rentals, recording studios, hire companies, flight simulators, airports, hotels.. and more!

To better accommodate those businesses that book facilities “by the night” – like hotels, guest houses, B&B’s, hostels, and camping & caravan sites, we’re introducing an exciting enhancements to v4.14! The ability to book by a number of nights stay.

MIDAS already allows you to control (on a per user basis) the type of time selectors each user sees on their Add/Modify Bookings screen.

By default, this are simple start/finish time selectors, but can be changed to a start time + duration, or a drop-down list of pre-defined time periods.

For v4.14, there’s now an alternative option of booking by a number of “Nights”:

Tentative Booking Types

For users who have this option enabled, they simply need to select a check in date and a number of nights, and MIDAS will do the rest!

Tentative Booking Types

Administrators can pre-define your check in and check out times, as well as the maximum number of nights stay permitted.

Tentative Booking Types

For example, if your hotel’s check in time is 2pm and check out time is 11am, then a user would select their check in date and the number of nights stay, and a continuous booking will be created starting at 2pm on the check in date and running until 11am on the check out date.

Furthermore, if you’ve enabled the Public Booking Request features of MIDAS, administrators will also be able to enable the ability for the public to request by number of nights also!

We believe these exciting enhancements further increase the flexibility of our scheduling software and helps make it even more even more flexible to hotels, guest houses, B&B’s, hostels, camping & caravan sites… and more!

MIDAS v4.14 is now available – Find out more