VEMS User`s Manual (for EMS Enterprise and EMS

VEMS User`s Manual (for EMS Enterprise and EMS
Virtual EMS
User’s Manual
for
EMS Enterprise 6.0
EMS Campus 3.0
EMS Legal 6.0
EMS Workplace 6.0
EMS Professional 12.0
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Table of Contents
Preface ........................................................................................................ 7
Chapter 1: Getting Started with VEMS..................................................... 9
Logging in to and out of VEMS ...................................................................................... 11
To log in to VEMS........................................................................................................ 11
To log out of VEMS...................................................................................................... 12
Chapter 2: Browse Menu......................................................................... 13
Browsing for Events ....................................................................................................... 15
Browsing for Facilities .................................................................................................... 18
Browsing for Space........................................................................................................ 20
Locating a Group ........................................................................................................... 22
Checking In Yourself/Checking Out Yourself from a Building (EMS Workplace)........... 25
Chapter 3: Reservations Menu ............................................................... 27
Overview of the Reservations Menu .............................................................................. 29
Submitting a Request for a Space - Booking a Room ................................................... 30
To submit a request for space - booking a room ......................................................... 31
Submitting a Request for a Space - Booking a Room with the Plan A Meeting Module 36
To submit a request for space - booking a room with the PAM module ...................... 37
Submitting a Request for Space - Submitting an Online Request for a Room .............. 43
To submit a request for space - submitting an online request for a room.................... 44
Requesting Services Only.............................................................................................. 47
To request services only.............................................................................................. 47
Viewing your Requests .................................................................................................. 50
The Reservation Summary Page................................................................................... 51
Current tab................................................................................................................... 54
To edit a booking ....................................................................................................... 54
To add services for a booking ................................................................................... 55
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Making or Canceling Reservations from your Mobile Phone ......................................... 59
To make or cancel reservations in VEMS from your mobile phone ............................. 59
Chapter 4: My Acct Menu.........................................................................61
Modifying your User Account ......................................................................................... 63
To modify your user account........................................................................................ 63
Creating Delegate Accounts........................................................................................... 65
To create delegate accounts........................................................................................ 65
Setting Default Values for Room Requests.................................................................... 66
To set default values for room requests....................................................................... 66
Creating a List of Favorite Rooms.................................................................................. 68
To create a list of favorite rooms.................................................................................. 68
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
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Preface
Welcome to the VEMS User’s Manual. The purpose of the VEMS User’s Manual is to answer
your questions and guide you through the procedures necessary to use the VEMS application
efficiently and effectively.
Using the manual
You will find the VEMS User’s Manual easy to use. You can simply look up the topic that
you need in the table of contents or the index. Later, in this Preface, you will find a brief
discussion of each chapter to further assist you in locating the information that you need.
Special information about the manual
The VEMS User’s Manual has a dual purpose design. It can be distributed electronically and
then printed on an as-needed basis, or it can be viewed online in its fully interactive capacity.
If you print the document, for best results, it is recommended that you print it on a duplex
printer; however, single-sided printing will also work. If you view the document online, a
standard set of bookmarks appears in a frame on the left side of the document window for
navigation through the document. For better viewing, decrease the size of the bookmark
frame and use the magnification box to increase the magnification of the document to your
viewing preference.
If you do print the document using a single-sided printer, you might see a single
blank page at the end of some chapters. This blank page has been added solely to
ensure that the next chapter begins on an odd-numbered page. This blank page in
no way indicates that your book is missing information.
Conventions used in the manual
The VEMS User’s Manual uses the following conventions:
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The VEMS menu options and page options (fields, dropdown lists, toolbars, links, and
available functions) are highly configurable. All available VEMS menu options and page
options are described in detailed or referenced in this User’s manual. Your EMS
administrator configures your organization’s implementation of VEMS to best suit your
organization’s business needs. In addition, some options are available only if you have a
VEMS account. Therefore, the options that are discussed in this User’s manual might be
different than what you observe for your VEMS implementation.
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Information that can vary in a command—variable information—is indicated by
alphanumeric characters enclosed in angle brackets; for example, <Location>. Do not
type the angle brackets when you specify the variable information.
•
A new term, or term that must be emphasized for clarity of procedures, is italicized.
•
Page numbering is “online friendly.” Pages are numbered from 1 to x, starting with the
cover and ending on the last page of the index.
Although numbering begins on the cover page, this number is not visible on the
cover page or front matter pages. Page numbers are visible beginning with the
first page of the table of contents.
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This manual is intended for both print and online viewing.
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If information appears in blue, it is a hyperlink. Table of Contents and Index entries
are also hyperlinks. Click the hyperlink to advance to the referenced information.
Assumptions for the manual
The VEMS User’s Manual assumes that:
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You are familiar with web-based applications and basic web functions and navigational
elements.
Organization of the manual
In addition to this Preface, the VEMS User’s Manual contains the following chapters and
appendices:
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Chapter 1, “Getting Started with VEMS,” on page 9 details the procedures for opening
and logging on to the VEMS application.
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Chapter 2, “Browse Menu,” on page 13 details the options that are available on the
Browse menu, including browsing for events, facilities, and/or space as well checking
yourself and groups in to and out of a building for an event.
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Chapter 3, “Reservations Menu,” on page 27 details the different types of room requests
that can be available to you on the Reservations menu and how you complete a room or
services request in VEMS.
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Chapter 4, “My Acct Menu,” on page 61 details the options that are available to on the
My Account menu, including modifying your user profile, setting up delegate accounts,
setting default values for certain fields on the Room Request page and creating a list of
favorite rooms to search when requesting a room.
Chapter 1
Getting Started with VEMS
Virtual EMS, or VEMS, is a web-based application that allows users to browse events in a
calendar, view facility information, and if allowed, submit and manage room reservations
and service requests.
This chapter covers the following topics:
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“Logging in to and out of VEMS” on page 11.
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Logging in to and out of VEMS
You can access VEMS through any standard Internet browser.
To log in to VEMS
1. Open an Internet browser session.
2. In the browser’s address field, enter the VEMS URL.
Contact your EMS administrator if you need assistance.
The VEMS Home page opens.
Figure 1-1: VEMS Home page
3. Under My Account, click Log In.
The VEMS Login page opens.
Figure 1-2: VEMS Login page
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4. In the User ID field, enter your User ID, which is either your network email address or
your network User ID.
5. In the Password field, enter your password.
If you do not know your User ID or password, contact your EMS administrator. If
you do not know your password, you can click Email me my password to have an
email that contains your password automatically sent to your network email
address.
6. Click Login.
The toolbar on the VEMS Home page is updated with the following menu options—
Browse, Reservations, My Account and Admin. The My Account option is also
displayed. In the upper right corner of the Home page, Welcome <User Name> is
displayed. If you have been granted delegate access to other web users’ accounts, then
your user name is displayed in a dropdown list along with the names of these web users.
You can assume the identity of any of these web users by picking the appropriate name
in the dropdown list.
For information about creating a delegate, see “Creating Delegate Accounts” on
page 56.
Figure 1-3: VEMS Home page
To log out of VEMS
Under My Account, click Log Out.
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Browse Menu
The Browse menu for VEMS always contains options for browsing for events, browsing for
facilities, browsing for space, and for locating groups. In EMS Workplace, the Browse menu
also contains an option for checking in individuals/checking out individuals to/from a
building.
This chapter covers the following topics:
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“Browsing for Events” on page 15.
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“Browsing for Facilities” on page 18.
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“Browsing for Space” on page 20.
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“Locating a Group” on page 22.
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“Checking In Yourself/Checking Out Yourself from a Building (EMS Workplace)” on
page 25.
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Browsing for Events
The Browse Events page in VEMS displays your organization's EMS events in a daily,
weekly, or monthly view. To open the Browse Events page, under Browse, click Browse
Events.
Figure 2-1: Browse Events page, Monthly Calendar view
You can do the following on the Browse Events page:
•
Change the page view.
Option
Description
Daily List
Events that are scheduled for the current day’s date in a list view.
Weekly List
Events that are scheduled for the current week (weeks always begin on
a Sunday) in a list view.
Monthly List
Events that are scheduled for the current month in a list view.
Weekly Calendar
Events that are scheduled for the current week (weeks always begin on
a Sunday) in a calendar view.
Monthly Calendar
Events that are scheduled for the current month in a calendar view.
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Place your cursor over the event entry (in a Calendar view) or the event title (in a list view)
to open the Event Details popup, which displays information for the event.
Figure 2-2: Event Details popup
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Click the Event Name/Title to open the Booking Details popup. The popup shows
reservation details and related bookings. It also contains links for adding the selected
booking to your personal calendar, adding all the bookings for the reservation to your
personal calendar, and adding the booking to various social networking sites such as
Facebook or Twitter.
Figure 2-3: Booking Details popup
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Click Filter to open a Filters popup, and specify the information that is to be displayed on
the Browse Events page.
Figure 2-4: Filters popup
If you select Save, and then click Apply, your filter settings are remembered the
next time that you open the Browse Events page.
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Browsing for Facilities
The Browse Facilities page displays all the rooms in your organization in which you can
schedule an event. The page can display the room in one of two formats—By Setup Type,
which is a list of the rooms grouped by setup type or By Room, which is a list of the setup
types grouped by room. To open the Browse Facilities page, under Browse, click Browse for
Facilities.
Figure 2-5: Browse Facilities page, By Setup Type
Figure 2-6: Browse Facilities page, By Room
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In either view, you can click on the Room Name to open the Location Details popup, which
displays detailed information about the room—the building in which the room is found, the
room details, the room setup type, and the room features.
Figure 2-7: Location Details popup
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Browsing for Space
The Browse Space page is a read-only page that displays all the rooms in your organization
in which you can schedule an event along with the availability information for each room
(based on the current day’s date) in a grid view. To open the Browse Space page, under
Browse, click Browse Space.
Figure 2-8: Browse Space page
You can do the following on the Browse Space page:
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Place your cursor over an event entry to open the Event Details popup, which displays
information for the event.
Figure 2-9: Event Details popup
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Click on the Room Name to open the Location Details popup, which displays detailed
information about the room—the building in which the room is found, the room details,
the room setup type, and the room features.
Figure 2-10: Location Details popup
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Locating a Group
You use the functions on the Locate page to locate a group as well as all the events for the
current day’s date for which the group is scheduled. In EMS Workplace, the check in/check
out status for a group is also displayed on this page. If the group that is displayed on the page
is you, then you can use the functions that are available to check yourself in to or out of a
building for an event. In addition, if your organization has purchased and installed the
optional Floor Plan Module, then a Floor Plan icon
might be displayed for a building.
You can click this icon to open a floor plan for the selected building and view the location of
the event’s room on the plan. To open the Locate Group page, under Browse, click Locate
Group.
Figure 2-11: Locate page
You can do the following on the Locate page:
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To locate all groups that have events scheduled for the current day’s date, leave the Group
Name field blank, and then click Locate.
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To search for a specific group, enter a search string in the Group Name field, and then
click Locate. A list of all groups that meet your search criteria is displayed on the page.
Your search is limited to the exact order of the characters in the string, but the
string is not case-sensitive and it can appear anywhere in the search results. For
example, if you enter “ed,” search results can include the College of Education,
Ed Smith, Health Center Education Programs, and so on.
Figure 2-12: Locate page with search results
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To view the bookings with the current day’s date for which the group is scheduled, click
the name of the group in the search results. The Locate page is refreshed with a list of the
applicable bookings.
Figure 2-13: Bookings for a selected group
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Click the Floor Plan icon
for an event to open to open the floor plan for the event’s
building and view the location of the event’s room on the plan.
Figure 2-14: Viewing the floor plan for an event’s building
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In EMS Workplace, if the group that you located is you, then you can to one or both of
the following:
•
Click the Check In icon
•
Click the Check Out icon
building.
for an event to check the group into the event building.
for an event to check the group out of the event
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Checking In Yourself/Checking Out Yourself
from a Building (EMS Workplace)
The Check In/Check Out page, or Locate page, displays a list of all your bookings for the
current day’s date and it also indicates your check in status—are you not yet checked in to a
specific building (for an event), are you currently checked in to a building, or have you
checked out from a building. You can use the options that are available on this page to check
yourself in to or out of a selected building. In addition, if your organization has purchased
and installed the optional Floor Plan Module, then a Floor Plan icon
might be displayed
for a building.
You can click this icon to open a floor plan for the selected building and view the location of
the event’s room on the plan. To open the Check In/Check Out page, under Browse, click
Check In/Check Out.
The Check In/Check Out option is available on the Browse menu only if your
organization has purchased and installed EMS Workplace.
Figure 2-15: Check In/Check Out page
You can do the following on the Check In/Check Out page:
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Click the Check In icon
•
Click the Check Out icon
for an event to check yourself into the building.
for an event to check yourself out of the building.
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Click the Floor Plan icon
for an event to open the floor plan for the event’s building
and view the location of the event’s room on the plan.
Figure 2-16: Viewing the floor plan for an event’s building
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Reservations Menu
The Reservations menu for VEMS contains various options for requesting a space for an
event.
This chapter covers the following topics:
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“Overview of the Reservations Menu” on page 29.
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“Submitting a Request for a Space - Booking a Room” on page 30.
•
“Submitting a Request for a Space - Booking a Room with the Plan A Meeting Module”
on page 36.
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“Submitting a Request for Space - Submitting an Online Request for a Room” on page 43.
•
“Requesting Services Only” on page 47.
•
“Viewing your Requests” on page 50.
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“The Reservation Summary Page” on page 51.
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“Making or Canceling Reservations from your Mobile Phone” on page 59.
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Overview of the Reservations Menu
The Reservations menu contains various options for requesting a space and/or services for an
event. Three different types of requests are possible:
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A standard “self-serve” room request that shows real-time room availability in a list or
grid views. Rooms and services can be reserved without approval required or requested
with approval required based on the rights that your organization has assigned to you.
An Exchange/Lotus Notes integration option might be available that allows you to
add attendees and view their free/busy information during the room request
process. In addition, after you submit your reservation, the meeting is added
automatically to your calendar and invitations are sent to your attendees. See
“Submitting a Request for a Space - Booking a Room with the Plan A Meeting
Module” on page 36
Video conferencing options might also be available.
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A simple online request form that you use to submit a request for a room and services. An
EMS reservation coordinator must review requests to confirm actual availability.
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A request to provide services only to a location that is not managed in EMS, for example,
an office or off-site location.
Your EMS administrator configures all these request types “behind the scenes,” and the type
is not explicitly displayed on the Reservations menu. Instead, is reflected in the tabs, fields,
and functions that are available on the Room Request page, which is the page that opens after
you select one of these requests. In addition, the Reservations menu contains an option for
viewing all the requests for space and/or services that you have submitted.
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Submitting a Request for a Space - Booking a
Room
The Room Request page is organized into various sections to facilitate the reservation
process—a When and Where pane (the left pane of the window) and two tabs—a Location
tab and a Details tab.
Figure 3-1: Room Request page, Location tab
You enter the information to search for available rooms in the When and Where pane and
you view the results of the search on the Location tab. You enter information for the event on
the Details tab.
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To submit a request for space - booking a room
1. Under Reservations, click a reservation option.
The Room Request page opens.
Because VEMS is so highly configurable, the options that are outlined in the
remainder of this procedure might or might not be present. In addition, certain
labels might have been renamed in your implementation of VEMS. For example,
“group” might have been relabeled to “client”, “employee,” “customer,” or
“department.” Required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*).
2. In the When and Where (left) pane of the page, enter your date and time criteria.
An option might be available to specify default values for some of these options.
See “Setting Default Values for Room Requests” on page 66.
3. Optionally, on the Facilities dropdown list, select a building. If needed, click the Search
icon
to open a Buildings popup from which you can select multiple buildings.
4. In the Setup Type Information section, enter your attendance and setup type.
5. The Availability Filters section provides options for filtering your room results by Room
Type, Floor, and/or Features. (You can click the arrow to expand/collapse this section).
If needed, enter additional filter criteria.
Time Zone, Areas, and Floor are available only in EMS Enterprise.
6. Click Find Space.
A list of rooms that meet the search criteria and that are available for the indicated
reservation time are displayed on the List sub-tab (in a list view), on the Grid sub-tab (in
a grid view), and if available, on a Floor Map view. In the List view, rooms that you can
reserve are displayed under a “Reserve” heading. Rooms that you can request are
displayed under a “Request” heading.
See Figure 3-2 on page 32.
A room that you can “reserve” is automatically booked for the event and no
approval is required. A room that you can “request” must be approved by an EMS
reservation coordinator.
An option might be available to create a list of favorite rooms from which to make
a selection. This list of favorites is displayed in the Facilities dropdown list on the
Room Request page. See “Creating a List of Favorite Rooms” on page 68.
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Figure 3-2: Room Request page, List view of search results
7. Optionally, click the name of the room (location) in either the list view or the grid view
to open the Location Details popup, which displays details and images for the building in
which the room is found, and various room details including images, setup types/
capacities and features.
Figure 3-3: Location Details popup
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8. Do one of the following to select a room
•
Click the Add icon
next to the room in either the List or Grid view.
•
Click the Available Room icon for the room in the Floor Map view, and then click
Reserve in the Room Details message that opens.
The selected location is displayed at the top of the Location tab.
If you are scheduling a video conference you might be required to specify a host
location. If this option is available when you add a room to the booking, the room
is automatically selected as the video conferencing host. After you add all the
needed rooms, you can select the appropriate room to be the video conferencing
host. You can select only one room per building. You might also have the option of
specifying the setup count for each room.
Figure 3-4: Selected room displayed on Location tab
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9. Open the Details tab.
Figure 3-5: Room Request page, Details tab
10. Enter the information for the event.
When you are entering the event details, note the following:
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Required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*). At minimum, you must enter the
event name, the event type, and the group details.
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Some fields in the Group section might be automatically populated with your group/
department information. You can modify this information. If a Search icon
is
present, then you can search for a group/contact record for the event.
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You might be required to answer additional questions when booking the room.
These questions are displayed in an Other Information section.
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You might have the option of booking services for the event. If so, then a Service
section is displayed on the Details tab.
•
You might be required to specify billing information. You can manually enter the
billing information, or if a Search icon
is present, then you can search for the
information.
•
You might be required to read and agree to Terms and Conditions. If so, you can
click View to view the terms and conditions before you accept them.
11. Click Submit Reservation.
The Reservation Summary page opens. See “The Reservation Summary Page” on page
51.
Depending on how your EMS administrator has configured your VEMS
implementation, when the Reservation Summary page opens after you submit a
reservation request, a Reservation Summary email might be automatically
generated and sent to you.
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Submitting a Request for a Space - Booking a
Room with the Plan A Meeting Module
The optional Plan a Meeting (PAM) module integrates VEMS application with your email
system (Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Notes). If PAM is available, then you can find
available rooms and add attendees for a meeting. Moreover, invitations are automatically
sent to the attendees when you submit the reservation in VEMS. The Room Request page is
organized into various sections to facilitate the reservation process—a When and Where
pane (the left pane of the window) and two tabs—a Location tab and a Details tab.
Figure 3-6: Room Request page, Location tab
You enter the information to search for available rooms and attendees in the When and
Where pane and you view the results of the search on the Location tab. You enter
information for the event on the Details tab.
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To submit a request for space - booking a room with the PAM
module
1. Under Reservations, click a reservation option.
The Room Request page opens.
Because VEMS is so highly configurable, the options that are outlined in the
remainder of this procedure might or might not be present. In addition, certain
labels might have been renamed in your implementation of VEMS. For example,
“group” might have been relabeled to “client”, “employee,” “customer,” or
“department.” Required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*).
2. In the When and Where (left) pane of the page, enter your date and time criteria.
An option might be available to specify default values for some of these options.
See “Setting Default Values for Room Requests” on page 66.
3. Optionally, on the Facilities dropdown list, select a building. If needed, click the Search
icon
to open a Buildings popup from which you can select multiple buildings.
4. In the Setup Type Information section, enter your attendance and setup type.
5. The Availability Filters section provides options for filtering your room results by Room
Type, Floor, and/or Features. (You can click the arrow to expand/collapse this section).
If needed, enter additional filter criteria.
Time Zone, Areas, and Floor are available only in EMS Enterprise.
6. Click Find Space.
A list of rooms that meet the search criteria and that are available for the indicated
reservation time are displayed on the List sub-tab (in a list view), on the Grid sub-tab (in
a grid view), and if available, on a Floor Map view. In the List view, rooms that you can
reserve are displayed under a “Reserve” heading. Rooms that you can request are
displayed under a “Request” heading.
See Figure 3-2 on page 32.
A room that you can “reserve” is automatically booked for the event and no
approval is required. A room that you can “request” must be approved by an EMS
reservation coordinator.
An option might be available to create a list of favorite rooms from which to make
a selection. This list of favorites is displayed in the Facilities dropdown list on the
Room Request page. See “Creating a List of Favorite Rooms” on page 68.
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Figure 3-7: Room Request page, List view of search results
7. Optionally, click the name of the room (location) in either the list view or the grid view
to open the Location Details popup, which displays details and images for the building in
which the room is found, and various room details including images, setup types/
capacities and features.
Figure 3-8: Location Details popup
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8. In the Find Attendee field, enter a search string, and then click the Search icon
.
All the users and distribution groups in your global address list and personal contact list
with names that meet the search criteria are displayed on the Location tab. At the top of
the tab, the real-time free/busy schedules for all the attendees (including yours) are
displayed.
Your search is limited to the exact order of the characters in the string, but the
string is not case-sensitive and it can appear anywhere in the search results. For
example, if you enter “ed,” search results can include the Ed Smith, Ted Wilson,
and so on.
Click a distribution group name to explode the group into its individual members.
9. Click the Add icon
next to each attendee that is to be invited to the meeting.
10. Click Find Space.
A combination of the invited attendees’ free/busy schedule (as pulled directly from the
attendees’ email system) and room information that meets the room search criteria is
displayed.
Figure 3-9: Room Request page, Grid view of search results
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11. Do one of the following to select a room
•
Click the Add icon
next to the room in either the List or Grid view.
•
Click the Available Room icon for the room in the Floor Map view, and then click
Reserve in the Room Details message that opens.
The selected location is displayed at the top of the Location tab.
When you book a recurring meeting using PAM, a specific room might not be
available for all the dates requested. These dates are displayed at the top of the
Location tab in an “Unavailable” status. You can find an available room for these
dates after you submit your reservation.
12. Open the Details tab opens.
Figure 3-10: Room Request page, Details tab
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13. Enter the information for the event.
When you are entering the event details, note the following:
•
Required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*). At minimum, you must enter the
event details (name and event type).
•
You specify the appointment information in the Calendaring Details section. You
can also click Attach Files to attach files to the meeting invitation.
•
Some fields in the Group/Employee section might be automatically populated with
your group/department information. You can modify this information. If a Search
icon
is present, then you can search for a group/contact record for the event.
•
You might be required to answer additional questions when booking the room.
These questions are displayed in an Other Information section.
•
You might have the option of booking services for the event. If so, then a Service
section is displayed on the Details tab.
•
You might be required to specify billing information. You can manually enter the
billing information, or if a Search icon
is present, then you can search for the
information.
•
You might be required to read and agree to Terms and Conditions. If so, you can
click View to view the terms and conditions before you accept them.
14. Click Submit Reservation.
•
The appointment is added to your personal calendar and meeting invitations are
automatically sent to the meeting attendees. The appointment form contains two
embedded links (one for the organizer and one for an attendee) to access the
reservation in VEMS. See Figure 3-11 on page 42.
From this point forward, you must make all booking changes in VEMS. If you
modify or cancel a meeting that was originally created using the PAM feature
within VEMS from your personal calendar, the meeting will not be reflected
correctly in EMS.
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The Reservation Summary page opens. See “The Reservation Summary Page” on
page 51.
For a reservation containing multiple bookings (a recurring meeting), resolve any
room conflicts using the booking tools outlined on the Reservation Summary page.
See “The Reservation Summary Page” on page 51.
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Figure 3-11: Example of an automatically generated email
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Submitting a Request for Space - Submitting an
Online Request for a Room
The Room Request Form page is organized into various sections to facilitate the online
request process—a When and Where pane (the left pane of the window) and two tabs—a
Details tab and an Availability tab.
Figure 3-12: Room Request Form page, Details tab
You enter the information to search for available rooms in the When and Where pane. You
view the results of the search on the Availability tab, and from this information, you can
determine if the room that you want will be available, or if you must request another room.
You enter information for the event on the Details tab.
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To submit a request for space - submitting an online request for a
room
1. Under Reservations, click a reservation option.
The Room Request page opens.
Because VEMS is so highly configurable, the options that are outlined in the
remainder of this procedure might or might not be present. In addition, certain
labels might have been renamed in your implementation of VEMS. For example,
“group” might have been relabeled to “client”, “employee,” “customer,” or
“department.” Required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*).
2. In the When and Where (left) pane of the page, enter your date and time criteria.
Time Zone is available only in EMS Enterprise.
An option might be available to specify default values for some of these options.
See “Setting Default Values for Room Requests” on page 66.
3. In the Setup Type Information section, enter your attendance and setup type.
4. Click Check Availability.
A list of rooms that meet the search criteria and that are available for the indicated
reservation time are displayed on the Available tab. From this information, you can
determine if the room that you want for the meeting will be available, or if you must
request another room.
Figure 3-13: Request Room Form page, Availability tab
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5. Optionally, click the name of the room (location) to open the Location Details popup,
which displays details and images for the building in which the room is found, and
various room details including images, setup types/capacities and features.
Figure 3-14: Location Details popup
6. Open the Details tab.
Figure 3-15: Room Request Form page, Details tab
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7. Enter the information for the event
When you are entering the event details, note the following:
•
Required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*). At minimum, you must enter the
event name, the event type, and group details.
•
Some fields in the Group section might be automatically populated with your group/
department information. You can modify this information.
•
You might be required to answer additional information when booking the room.
These questions are displayed in an Other Information section.
•
You might have the option of booking resources and/or services for the event.
•
You might be required to read and agree to Terms and Conditions. If so, you can
click View to view the terms and conditions before you accept them.
8. Click Submit Reservation.
The Reservation Summary page opens. See “The Reservation Summary Page” on page
51.
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Requesting Services Only
When you request services only for a location that is not managed in EMS, then the Services
Only Request page opens with a When and Where pane (the left pane of the window) and
two tabs—a Service Availability tab and a Details tab.
Figure 3-16: Services Only Request page, Service Availability tab
The Service Availability tab lists the available services that you can request for the location.
You enter the information for this location in the When and Where pane. You enter
information for the event on the Details tab.
To request services only
1. Under Reservations, click a reservation option.
The Services Only Request page opens.
Because VEMS is so highly configurable, the options that are outlined in the
remainder of this procedure might or might not be present. In addition, certain
labels might have been renamed in your implementation of VEMS. For example,
“group” might have been relabeled to “client”, “employee,” “customer,” or
“department.” Required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*).
2. In the When and Where (left) pane of the page, enter your date and time criteria.
Time Zone is available only in EMS Enterprise.
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An option might be available to specify default values for some of these options.
See “Setting Default Values for Room Requests” on page 66.
3. In the Setup Type Information section, enter your attendance.
4. On the Buildings dropdown list, select the building, and then in the Location field, enter
the location (room) in the building for which you are requesting services.
5. Click Get Services.
The Details tab opens.
Figure 3-17: Services Only Request page, Details tab
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6. Enter the information for the event.
When you are entering the event details, note the following:
•
Required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*). At minimum, you must enter the
event name, the event type, and the group details.
•
Some fields might in the Group section might be automatically populated with your
group/department information. You can modify this information. If a Search icon
, then you can search for a group/contact record for the event.
•
You might be required to answer additional information when booking the room.
These questions are displayed in an Other Information section.
•
One or more resource/services sections will be displayed, depending on the number
and type of services that were available to you. You must specify the information for
the appropriate services for the booking. You do not have to specify information for
a resource/service if you do not want to request the service for the booking.
•
You might be required to specify billing information. You can manually enter the
billing information, or if a Search icon
, then you can search for the information.
•
You might be required to read and agree to Terms and Conditions. If so, you can
click View to view the terms and conditions before you accept them.
7. Click Submit Reservation.
The Reservation Summary page opens. See “The Reservation Summary Page” on page
51.
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Viewing your Requests
The Reservations menu provides an option for all the requests for spaces and/or services that
you have ever made in VEMS. You can select a specific request from this page for more
detailed viewing and for editing if needed. To open the Requests page, under Reservations,
click View My Requests. When the page first opens, the Current tab is the active tab. This
page lists all your requests that have an event start date that is greater than or equal to the
current day’s date.
Figure 3-18: Requests page, Current tab
You can carry out the following actions from the Requests page.
•
To search for a reservation, enter a reservation ID in the Reservation Id field and/or a
search string in the Event Name field, and then click Quick Search.
Your search is limited to the exact order of the characters in the string, but the
string is not case-sensitive and it can appear anywhere in the search results. For
example, if you enter “ed,” search results can include the College of Education
Seminar, Ed Smith fundraiser, Health Center Education Training, and so on.
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To view all requests that you have ever made, regardless of date, open the Historical tab.
•
To open a selected reservation for viewing and/or editing on the Reservation Summary
page, click the name of the reservation. See “The Reservation Summary Page” on page
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The Reservation Summary Page
After you submit any type of reservation request, the Reservation Summary page opens. The
Reservation Summary page also opens after you select View Reservation Summary on the
Reservations menu, and then select a specific reservation request for viewing In both cases,
the Reservation Details tab is the active tab. The Reservation Details tab on the Reservation
Summary page displays summary information for the selected reservation and all its
bookings as well any services that were requested for the bookings.
Figure 3-19: Reservation Summary page, Reservation Details tab
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The Reservation Details tab displays a detailed summary for the selected reservation—the
Reservation ID, the Event Name, the Event Type, and so on. All the current bookings, which
are bookings with a date greater than or equal to the current day’s date, are displayed on the
Current tab for the reservation. If you answered any additional questions (required or
optional) for the reservation, then these questions and answers are displayed on the
Additional Information tab.
Figure 3-20: Reservation Summary page, Additional Information tab
The following links are displayed on the Reservation Details tab. Click on the link to carry
out the indicated action:
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Edit Reservation—Update event and/or group details.
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Manage Attendees—Add or remove attendees. (Available only if using the Plan A
Meeting module.)
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Add Booking—Add a booking to the reservation. See “Submitting a Request for a Space
- Booking a Room” on page 30.
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Cancel Services—Cancel selected services for the reservation.
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Cancel Bookings—Cancel selected bookings within the reservation.
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Cancel All Bookings—Cancel all bookings within the reservation.
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View Reservation Summary—Provides a summary of the selected reservation, all its
bookings, and any resources/services that were ordered. Three views are available—
Detail, Summary, and Mobile Friendly. The summary also contains an Email Option for
emailing the summary to one or more recipients. See Figure 3-21 on page 53.
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Figure 3-21: Viewing a reservation summary
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Add booking to personal calendar—Adds the reservation and all its bookings to your
personal calendar.
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Booking Tools—Provides options for editing multiple bookings (date and time) in the
reservation.
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Edit Additional Information—Provides the option of modifying your answers to any
questions for the reservation.
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Current tab
All the current bookings (bookings with a date greater than or equal to the current day’s
date) for the selected reservation are displayed on the Current tab of the Reservation
Summary page. You can also carry out actions for the reservation from the Current tab.
Figure 3-22: Reservation Summary page, Current tab
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To cancel a booking, click the Cancel icon
next to it.
•
To edit a booking, click the Edit icon
•
To add or edit services (attendees/visitors, setup notes, resources with service orders and/
or resources w/out service orders) for a booking, click the Add icon next to it. See “To
add services for a booking” on page 55.
next to it. See “To edit a booking” below.
Depending on the category that you select (Attendees, Setup Notes, Resources
with Service Orders, or Resources w/out Service Orders), you might have to
supply additional information such as the start and end times, the estimated count,
and so on, and you might also have to answer service-specific questions.
•
To view services for a booking, click the View icon
next to it.
To edit a booking
1. Under Reservations, click View My Requests to open the Reservation Summary page.
2. Select the reservation request for which you are editing one or bookings.
The Reservations Details tab on the Reservation Summary page displays summary
information for the selected reservation and all its bookings.
Figure 3-23: Reservation Summary page, Reservation Details tab
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3. Click the Edit icon
next to the booking that is to be edited.
A Request page opens.
The Request page that opens depends upon the type of booking that you are
editing—a booking for reserving a room, a booking for requesting a room, or a
booking for services only.
4. Edit the information for the booking as needed.
Required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*).
5. At the bottom of the Room Request page, or Room Request Form page, click Update
Booking.
A message opens indicating that the booking was successfully updated.
6. Click OK.
The message closes. You return to the Reservation Summary page with the new or
modified information for the booking displayed.
To add services for a booking
1. Under Reservations, click View My Requests to open the Reservation Summary page.
2. Select the reservation request for which you are editing one or more bookings.
The Reservations Details tab on the Reservation Summary page displays summary
information for the selected reservation and all its bookings.
Figure 3-24: Reservation Summary page, Reservation Details tab
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3. Click the Add icon
next to the booking to which you are adding services.
The Booking Details tab opens. This tab displays not only summary information for the
booking (event name, event date, location, and so on), but also, the services that are
available for adding to the booking (Available Services tab) and the services that have
already been added to the booking (Existing Services tab).
Figure 3-25: Booking Details tab
4. On the Available Services tab, click the link for the type of service that you are adding to
the booking.
The Available Services tab is refreshed with options based on the type of service that you
are adding. See:
•
Figure 3-26 below.
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Figure 3-27 on page 57.
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Figure 3-28 on page 57.
•
Figure 3-29 on page 58.
Figure 3-26: Adding setup notes
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Figure 3-27: Adding attendees
Figure 3-28: Adding audio visual services (resource without service order)
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Figure 3-29: Adding catering (food) services (resource with service order)
5. Enter the necessary information for the services that you are adding to the booking, and
then at the bottom of the page, click Save.
Required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*). Depending on the category that
you select (Attendees, Setup Notes, Resources with Service Orders, or Resources
w/out Service Orders), you might have to supply additional information such as
the start and end times, the estimated count, and so on, and you might also have to
answer service-specific questions.
If you are adding catering (food) services, resources without service orders, setup notes
and/or a room charge, then the Available Services tab closes. You return to the Booking
Details tab with the newly added services displayed under Existing Services. If you are
adding attendees and or agendas, then you remain on the Attendees/Agenda page. After
you add all the necessary attendees and/or agendas, click Back to Reservation Summary
page.
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Making or Canceling Reservations from your
Mobile Phone
If you can access VEMS from your mobile phone, then you can make simple reservations in
VEMS and/or cancel one or bookings for a reservation in VEMS.
To make or cancel reservations in VEMS from your mobile phone
1. Log in to VEMS.
The My Reservations page opens. This page lists the Room Request options that have
been configured for mobile phone access.
Figure 3-30: My Reservations page
2. Click the needed Room Request option to open its template and make or cancel
reservations as needed.
To move between the various pages of a template (equivalent to tabs in VEMS),
click the Next and Previous buttons in the lower right corner of the template.
Figure 3-31: Example of a Room Request template configured for mobile phone access
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My Acct Menu
The My Account menu provides options for editing your user profile and for specifying
delegates, which are web users who can assume your identity in VEMS and carry out actions
in VEMS on your behalf. It also contains options for options for customizing some default
values (Start Time, End Time, and so on) for the different types of room requests and for
creating a list of favorite rooms to search for availability.
This chapter covers the following topics:
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“Modifying your User Account” on page 63.
•
“Creating Delegate Accounts” on page 65.
•
“Setting Default Values for Room Requests” on page 66.
•
“Creating a List of Favorite Rooms” on page 68.
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Modifying your User Account
Your user account specifies your email address, your name, your phone number, your fax
number, and your time zone. You can modify all of these values. Your user account also
provides the option of modifying your VEMS password.
To modify your user account
1. Under My Account, click Edit My Account.
The User Account page opens. The User Info tab is the active tab.
Figure 4-1: User Account page, User Info tab
2. Do one or more, or all of the following:
•
Modify any of the information for your account as needed—your email address,
name, phone number, and so on.
If you log into VEMS using your network email address and you change your
email address, then this new email address is the address that you must now use
for logging in.
•
To change your password, enter your new password in the Password field, and then
enter the exact same password again in the Confirm Password field.
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Options might also be present to opt out of receiving automatic emails that are
received from VEMS such as reminders or the reservation summary that is
emailed when you submit your reservation.and/or viewing and/or modifying
miscellaneous notes for the account.
3. Click Save.
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Creating Delegate Accounts
A delegate is another web user who can assume your identify upon logging in to VEMS and
carry out actions on your behalf. You can create one or more delegate accounts.
To create delegate accounts
1. Under My Account, click Edit My Account.
The User Account page opens. The User Info tab is the active tab.
2. Open the Delegates tab.
Figure 4-2: User Account page, Delegates tab
3. In the search field, enter a search string to search for users who are to be your delegates,
and then click Search.
A list of users who meet the search criteria are displayed in the Users matching your
search pane.
Your search is limited to the exact order of the characters in the string, but the
string is not case-sensitive and it can appear anywhere in the search results. For
example, if you enter “ed,” search results can include the Ed Smith, Ted Wilson,
and so on.
4. Select the web user, or CTRL-click to select the multiple web users who are to be your
delegate accounts, and then click the Move (>) button to move the selected users to the
User who can impersonate you list.
5. Click Save.
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Setting Default Values for Room Requests
The My Account menu contains an options for setting some default values (Start Time, End
Time, and so on) for the different types of room requests.
To set default values for room requests
1. Under My Account, click User Options.
The User Personalization page opens. The Personalize tab is the active tab.
Figure 4-3: User Personalization page, Personalize tab
2. Select the room request process for which you want to set the default values.
The tab is refreshed with a list of options for the room request for which you can set
default values. See Figure 4-4 on page 67.
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Figure 4-4: User Personalization page, Personalize tab with room request options that can
be customized
3. Set the default values as needed for any and all of the displayed options, and then click
Save.
Now, any time you select this room request process on the Reservations menu, the
default values that you enter here are automatically displayed when the Room Request
page opens.
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Creating a List of Favorite Rooms
The My Account menu contains options for creating a list of favorite rooms that can be
searched for availability when you are creating a room request. This list of favorites is
displayed in the Facilities dropdown list on the Room Request page.
To create a list of favorite rooms
1. Under My Account, click User Options.
The User Personalization page opens. The Personalize tab is the active tab.
2. Open the My Favorites tab.
Figure 4-5: User Personalization page, My Favorites tab
3. In the Name field, enter a name for your Favorites list.
4. Enter the search criteria on the Building dropdown list, the Room Type dropdown list,
and/or the Floor dropdown list, and then click the Search icon to return only those rooms
that meet all the search criteria.
See Figure 4-6 on page 69.
Floor is available only in EMS Enterprise.
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Figure 4-6: User Personalization page, My Favorites tab with search results
5. Click the Add icon next to each room that is to included in your Favorites list.
Now, when you select any type of room request process for which you can book a room,
the name of your Favorites list is automatically displayed in the Facilities field for the
request. If you leave the Facilities field set to this value, then all the rooms that are
contained in this Favorites list are automatically searched for availability after you click
Find Space.
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Index
A
Assumptions for the manual .......... 8
B
booking
adding from the Reservation
Summary page ......................... 51
adding or editing services for on
the Current tab of the Reservation
Summary page ......................... 54
adding services to..................... 54
adding to your personal calendar
from the Reservation Summary
page.......................................... 51
canceling from the Current tab on
the Reservation Summary page54
canceling from the Reservation
Summary page ......................... 51
editing from the Current tab on the
Reservation Summary page ..... 54
editing from the Reservation
summary page .......................... 51
Browse menu
Browse for Events option.......... 15
Browsing for Facilities option .... 18
Browsing for Space option........ 20
Check In/Check Out option....... 25
building
checking a group out of a
building ........................................22
checking yourself into a building..25
checking yourself out of a
building ........................................25
Conventions used in the manual ...7
Copyright .......................................3
D
default values
setting for a room request .........66
delegate account
creating .....................................65
defined ......................................65
E
event
browsing for ..............................15
checking yourself into ............... 25
checking yourself out of ............ 25
F
mobile phone
making or canceling a reservation
from ...........................................59
O
Organization of the manual............8
overview
Reservations menu ...................29
P
PAM
see Plan A Meeting module
password
changing....................................63
booking rooms with ...................36
defined ......................................36
facility
browsing for ..............................18
R
Favorites list
creating for rooms .....................68
G
group
checking into a building.............22
checking out of a building .........22
locating......................................22
C
M
Plan A Meeting module
checking a group into................ 22
checking a group out of ............ 22
logging out of VEMS ....................12
reservation
editing from the Reservation
Summary page..........................51
making or canceling from your
mobile phone.............................59
Reservation Summary page ........51
Reservations menu
overview of ................................29
room request
L
booking a room .........................30
booking a room with PAM .........36
checking a group into a building .. 22
logging in to VEMS ......................11
services only .............................47
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setting default values for ...........66
simple room request .................43
viewing ......................................50
room request types
defined ......................................29
rooms
see also space
creating a list of favorites ..........68
S
services
adding to a booking...................54
canceling from the Reservation
Summary page..........................51
services only room request ..........47
space
browsing for ..............................20
Special information about the
manual ...........................................7
U
user profile
modifying...................................63
Using the manual ...........................7
V
VEMS
logging in to...............................11
logging out of ............................12
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