Introducing Intelligent Sequencing

The Cronofy Blog

Your users can now schedule a sequence of events in minutes.

It doesn’t matter how many calendars or how many steps are involved.

It’s a simple, more user-friendly way to organize multi-part interviews, delivery schedules, and more.

At the core of this feature is Intelligent Sequencing. It’s designed to find the best possible times for a sequence of events.

Use cases

Intelligent Sequencing solves a whole range of common scheduling challenges.

Here are a few examples to get you started:

Interview sequencing

Schedule a multi-part interview in minutes. Connect the calendars of the interviewers, provide the timeframe for the interview, specify how long each step should take, and we’ll do the rest.

Deliveries

Nobody likes wasting all day stuck indoors while they wait for a delivery. Allow your customers to specify a delivery window so that they know when to expect their parcel.

Appraisal scheduling

For large teams, appraisals can take up a huge amount of time. Intelligent Sequencing means that a set of appraisals can be arranged for a single day around everyone’s already existing schedules.

Hospital appointment schedules

Hospital visits often involve many parts and lots of waiting around. Work out the best way for hospitals to schedule all the required tests and procedures on a patient before they visit.

Fixed vs flexible ordering

Sometimes a series of events needs to be in a certain order. You can specify this when making an API request. Our API will then return times for those events in that order.

When you don’t need the events to happen in a specific order, Intelligent Sequencing finds the best possible sequence of events by re-ordering the sequence.

A mixture of fixed order and flexible ordering patterns are supported, giving you total control over the sequence of events.

Standing on the shoulders of giants

As this feature builds upon our existing Availability API and Real-Time Scheduling, you also have all the advanced scheduling features available to you.

We support the ability to define buffers for each step in your sequence as well as the starting intervals for each event.

You can read more about how these features work by reading our API documentation. There, you’ll find extended examples outlining the usage of these features.

Easily connect all your organization's calendars using Enterprise Connect. You can even check the availability of meeting rooms and resources to make sure a room is always free.

Get started today

The Sequenced Availability API is available now. You can check out our API documentation then go to your developer dashboard to try it out.

If you’re not ready to start building, let’s talk about it! Book a one-on-one demo.

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