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Rsource Central Catering & Services Booking :


Resource Central catering & services booking


Advanced resource booking for Microsoft 365

Office-based meetings often call for additional services such as catering, AV equipment, seating layouts, visitor passes, parking, etc.

Resource Central allows additional resources to be booked using the Outlook or Teams app or Mobile app.

You can also append service request forms to native Outlook & Teams room bookings.

All requests can be designed and managed by your facilities team, without burdening your IT department.


Add service requests to your workspace bookings

Order catering & additional services in one place

With Resource Central you can support requests for virtually any resource or service on a per location or room basis:

  • Allow comprehensive catering selections, service timings, allergens, etc.
  • Select seating layouts & equipment
  • Automatically calculate costs
  • Prompt for cost centres where appropriate
  • Support visitor services such as passes, parking & special requests such as accessibility.

Tailor your facilities without IT involvement

A wizard simplifies the process of defining resources and available options, including buffer times for set up and clear down, deadlines for booking catering, role-based auto-acceptance, etc.

Catering options can be as detailed as you wish and include service times, totalled pricing, and special requests. 

Streamline service provisioning

When resources are requested, Resource Central automatically emails notifications to all relevant facilities providers, including catering, porters, reception staff, cleaners, etc.  

An advanced booking manager console lets FM staff:

  • Manage bookings, catering & other requests
  • View & print orders for their services, for the entire week or for a given day or meeting
  • Make drag ‘n’ drop room changes
  • Easily swap out catering choices
  • Keep track of costs & perform billing
  • Send reminders to prevent waste.

What our customers have to say about us

What our customers have to say

“Being able to pre-book a desk close to colleagues is a game-changer for our team’s productivity, especially as we are about to be working in an unfamiliar temporary space whilst we refurb our Poole office.”

Chris Egan, Infrastructure Project Manager, Merlin Entertainments ltd

What our customers have to say

“It’s now quicker and easier for hosts to register visitors in advance and provide all the relevant information, such as whether the visitor needs escorting. Managing visitor arrivals has also been streamlined with services that include self-service check-in kiosks and automated notifications to hosts.”

Jane Jennings, Business System Analyst, Supply Chain and FM, NATS
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What our customers have to say

“Working with Essential we have been able to make Microsoft Outlook the single portal via which we can book everything required for visitors to NATS’ offices. At the same time as scheduling a visit in Outlook calendar we can request meeting rooms, seating layouts, AV equipment, catering, Wifi codes, security arrangements, and so on.”

Jane Jennings, Business System Analyst, Supply Chain and FM, NATS
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What our customers have to say

“Our vision is to create flexible and productive office spaces using cutting-edge technologies to ease workspace booking, show footfall throughout the office and even help individuals find a space that suits their ideal temperature.”

Jane Jennings, Business System Analyst, Supply Chain and FM, NATS