Invoicing and payments
While a lot of payments are dealt with automatically online at the time of booking, Jammed can also issue invoices for bands with management, for payments made from company accounts and for block bookings (to avoid separate transactions for each session). The system can handle requests for payment upfront or in arrears, and can reconcile invoiced items with each relevant booking.
24/7 room availability
Jammed can manage your bookings at any time, even if your studio spaces are available through the night or during odd hours that differ daily. You can rely on Jammed to only allow bookings within your opening times and to calculate the correct booking fee, based on flat rate or varying fees for day and night. Jammed can even accommodate minimum time rules for specific studios – e.g. 2 hour minimum hire for a DJ booth, 1 hour minimum hire for a podcast suite.
Jammed can integrate with any system you can think of to help you run your business as smoothly as possible, from automated door locks to light switches. Just think how handy it would be to have your AC switch off after a session, room lights pulse to indicate the end of a booking, code-operated door locks for customer entry when staff are not on site. Jammed can do all this and more.
Jammed not only automatically updates your bookings calendar, it also allows you to sync individual Google Calendars with the Jammed dashboard. This gives your staff real-time booking information direct to their phones, without needing to log into the app, to help them plan their work days more efficiently.
For next-level efficiency and flexibility, you can create a separate calendar for each of your rooms, view all rooms in one calendar or a mixture of both. Whatever works for your set-up. You can then link each member of staff to the relevant calendar. This works well if you have specialist staff who only work in particular studios.
You can now boost your studio appeal even more by offering time with freelance specialists and staff members through the Jammed app. While making their room booking, customers can simply click on the specialist they’d like assistance from. They can benefit from the expertise of any of the professionals you can offer – sound engineer, producer, vocal coach, photographer etc. Only those specialists available at the time of the session will be listed on the booking form, so nobody will be double booked or left disappointed. Payment can be taken upfront and staff calendars automatically updated via the dashboard.
The Jammed customer portal is super accessible, easy to navigate and saves you time by allowing your clients to view and amend their bookings and update their details online. Customers are given secure access to the portal via an email and password login, giving your clients the all-important tools they need to control their data and reservations. And you can control whether cancellations are accepted automatically, within a timeframe that you can set (e.g. 24-hr notice required), or you can turn off automated cancellations if you prefer to maintain manual control.