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Catering & Services Booking :


Catering & services booking


Advanced resource booking

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

Our workspace and resource booking system builds on Microsoft 365 to save everyone time, create a great impression and prevent waste.

It can also be managed by your facilities team, without burdening your IT department.


Add service requests to your Microsoft 365 workspace bookings

Order catering & additional services from Microsoft 365

  • Let FM tailor and manage their service options without IT team involvement
  • Automatically append request request forms to native Outlook & Teams room bookings
  • Set policies that use existing Microsoft Groups.

Make complex bookings in under 2 minutes

  • Forms make it easy to select the services, resources & equipment on offer
  • Select catering options & service times
  • Provide cost codes
  • Note allergens & accessibility needs
  • Arrange visitor badges, parking spaces, etc.
  • Get reminders & easily amend requests to prevent waste.

Streamline service provisioning

  • Manage catering requests into a single portal
  • Easily swap out choices
  • Apply policies (e.g., auto-approve PA & manager requests, block last-minute catering)
  • Keep track of costs & avoid waste
  • Understand trends: Least popular catering choice? Busiest location?, etc.


What to look for in a resource booking system


Resource booking systems for Microsoft 365

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