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Locate: Calendar > Booking
Early Access: Early access is now available to all existing accounts! Available permanently for all new accounts created after October 1, 2020.
- The Booking Calendar is available to those using items (Inventory > Items), a feature of our classic version of Checkfront.
- Interested in using Booking Calendar with products (Inventory > Products)? Your account must be a member of our Early Access Program. Please reach out to Checkfront Technical Support to learn more.
Early Access Program
The new product feature mentioned in this article is currently part of our Early Access Program, which means it is available to select Customers to try out and provide us with feedback.
Find our complete set of help articles related to the Early Access Program here: Early Access Program.
To learn more about the various features of the Booking Calendar, be sure to check out the full series of articles which can be accessed at the side and bottom of this page.
OverviewBack to top
Welcome to the new Booking Calendar experience! We have been learning about how you use our existing calendar features - the Month, Week, and Day Calendars reviewing your feature requests and understanding what gaps in functionality exist. Finally, we poured all that wisdom into our new, improved calendar.
We are confident that our new consolidated Booking Calendar is closer to meeting your business needs and are excited to get your feedback and collaborate with you on further improvements.
BenefitsBack to top
The new, improved experience provides the following benefits...
- A fresh modern look. Consistent with other recent improvements, the new look and feel provides ease of use and a consistent experience throughout the app.
- Improved performance. Spend less time waiting for pages to load.
- A more complete view of bookings. If a booking has more than one item or product booked, then all items or products booked now appear in their appropriately booked times instead of only one.
- More information upfront. The New side panel allows for a quick review of all bookings for a particular day and time without having to open up individual invoices.
- More robust filters. These provide flexible views for Staff to review and search for bookings.
What's New?Back to top
The following are highlights of what has changed.
For more detailed instructions, please see our series of articles on the Booking Calendar:
|What's New?||New Calendar Experience
|Consolidated features and menu options||
Month, week, and day views have been consolidated into one Booking Calendar accessible through the Booking option within the Calendar menu.
|The Month, Week, and Day views are now available within the action bar along with our other filters.|
|Bookmark filter selections
||All filter views (Month, Week, and Day) made from within the page are still saved to the URL for easy bookmarking.|
|Calendar Display, Filters, and Default Views|
All inventory bookings visualized
All bookings now display based on the inventory booked within, not simply based on one of the items or products in the booking.
|New filter options||
The following can now be used to narrow Booking Calendar results:
|New List view||
The new List view optimizes the information you can see. Perfect for those busy days when quick and easy access is key.
Bookings are stacked within each day ascending by all day and night bookings first, then earliest in the day by start time within the remaining space.
All the same information is displayed on the calendar, but the time on the left goes away, presenting the bookings in a list format.
You can still open the side panel for more details.
|New current day and time indicator||
Within the Week and Day view, there’s now a visual indicator to help identify the current day and time.
|Customer vs Item/Product views||
New options to view the Booking Calendar by the name of the Item or Product booked or the name of the Customer who made the booking.
|Add to External Calendar||Need to sync your Booking Calendar with iCal? The option to Add to an External Calendar has been moved to the menu just under the New Booking button.|
|Show Events||The option to Show Events has been removed due to low usage. Have concerns? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|New Side Panel
A side panel replaces the modal, providing richer booking data and a more consistent experience!
|New Booking Insights
Clicking on a booking from the main calendar opens a new side panel with booking insights including...
|More Booking Details Upfront||
The following booking details display within the panel, so you don't have to navigate away to the Booking Invoice.
This allows for quick updates like status changes and provides quick links to Customer contact information.
All other bookings for that day are also shown for quick access and searching.
|New Search for Booking Details||
Find a booking by Booker, Source, Booking Code, or Item or Product within the day in focus.
Enable New Booking CalendarBack to top
To give the new Booking Calendar experience a try, simply click on Enable New Booking Calendar in the message at the top of the current Month, Week, or Day calendars. You can revert back to the original at any time.
Share FeedbackBack to top
Share your feedback through the application by simply selecting the Share Feedback option at the top of the page under the Booking Calendar title. We look forward to receiving your feedback!
Disable New Booking CalendarBack to top
Have you checked out the new Booking Calendar and provided feedback, but are not quite ready to commit to the new experience just yet? Simply click Disable the New Calendar and the Booking Calendar reverts to the original experience until a future date when enough feedback has been incorporated and the calendar is ready for general release. You can also always enable the new experience again at any time using the link in the banner at the top of the page.