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History tab of Booking Information PanelWe’re making improvements to the “Booking Information” panel for MIDAS v4 with the addition of a new “History” tab.

Prior to v4, the only two pieces of history information saved for each booking was the original creation date/time and the user who created the booking, and the date, time and user who last modified the booking.

The new history tab improves on this, as it will display a complete history for each new booking.

Every update that is made to a booking will be logged, together with the user, date and time the update was made.

The history panel will also log details if a booking is deleted, an invoice is generated for a booking, or whether the booking resulted from a booking request!

In MIDAS v4 we’re making the process of moving/rescheduling bookings incredibly simple!!

Until now, if you needed to move a booking to a different venue, or perhaps postpone it until the following week, you’d have to click on the booking in the grid, select “Modify Booking”, then manually change the venue/dates/times on the “Modify Booking Form”. After that you’d have to proceed through the “Booking Availability” check before the booking is finally rescheduled – all in all requiring half a dozen or more mouse clicks and at least a couple of minutes as you went through the various steps.

In MIDAS v4 you can reschedule bookings in seconds…
…simply “drag and drop” the existing booking to a new venue/time slot!

Drag and Drop Bookings to Reschedule

Display pending/provisional and deleted bookings in the grid!

Moving bookings is not all you can do from the improved booking grid in v4! You can now also show pending booking requests as well as recently deleted bookings in the booking grid too!

Pending booking requests can then be approved/queried/modified/rejected/locked direct from the booking grid with just a click:

Approve Provisional Booking Requests from the Grid

..and deleted bookings can be restored in the same way too:

Recover Deleted Bookings

Generate Invoices directly from the grid!

Generate Invoice

Don’t want to generate an invoice when making a booking? No problem! In MIDAS v4 you can click a booking in the grid and instantly generate an invoice for that booking!

These exciting new improvements to the booking grid in MIDAS v4 will undoubtedly improve your productivity by streamlining the process of rescheduling bookings, approving requests, and recovering erroneously deleted bookings!

We’ve been busy developing a major new update to our scheduling software, packed full of new and improved features. Many of which have originated from ideas and suggestions from our existing users.

An often requested feature is to have the ability to “filter” booking requests to different users, depending upon which venue is being requested.

Currently, all booking requests received by your MIDAS go into a central “pool”. From this pool, any user with the “Can Process Web Requests” permission can view, approve, query, modify, reject, or lock the requests.

In MIDAS v4 Booking Requests can be filtered to different users based upon the venue requested!

You’ll be able to configure requests for your venues to go to different users for approval depending upon which venue has been requested. In an educational setting this would, for example, allow sports staff to manage requests for your sporting facilities, and office staff to manage requests for your meeting rooms!

How it works…

In MIDAS v4, you’ll find a new “Managers” tab on the “Manage Venues” screen. From this tab, you can assign one or more existing users to “manage” booking requests for that venue:

venue booking managers
Assigning Venue Managers in MIDAS

Then, when a member of the public then makes a booking request for that venue, “managers” of that venue are sent an automatic email notification informing them that a new pending booking request requires attention. These may be turned on/off at any time through the manager’s “Pending Booking Requests” screen.

The manager can log in to MIDAS and go to their Pending Booking Requests screen. From here, they’ll see outstanding requests for all the venues they manage. From this screen, booking requests can be approved with a click of the mouse. Alternatively, requests can be modified (moved to a different time, date, venue, etc), rejected, queried with the original requester, or locked from this screen!

We’ve been busy at MIDAS HQ for the past 6 months working on a major update to MIDAS. This update is packed full of new features and improvements. May of these are as a result of customer feedback and suggestions.

This major update, MIDAS version 4, is anticipated to be available this Summer. But because we’re so excited about it, over the next few weeks, we’re going to be blogging about some of the new features and improvements to give you a first look at what’s in store! …and we can promise you, you won’t be disappointed!

New for MIDAS v4: Weekly & Multiple Day Views

In earlier versions of our room booking web app, you could view your bookings in two ways – in a “daily” view and a “monthly” overview. The daily view displayed bookings for a single selected calendar date. The monthly view gave a quick overview of bookings taking place during a calendar month. One request we often hear from customers is for there to also be a “week” view as well. Well, for MIDAS v4, we’ve gone one better!!

In MIDAS v4 you will be able to view the now familiar booking grid over a date range you control of between 1-14 days on one single screen!

Here are the very first screenshots from MIDAS v4 showing the new booking grid:

5-Day View:

5 day view

7-Day View:

14-Day View:

14 day (two week) view