The use of more than room booking software application is common in university and college management, the most prevalent being the booking of teaching and general purpose rooms by both a timetable software system, and an event and conference software application. It is often the case that these systems will book the same rooms, which creates the risk of the double-booking of rooms and leads to an administrative burden.
Mosaic Software Development have created the CABS CEI software that deals with this issue at a data level for those education organisations that have implemented both the CABS Chamberlain conference and events management software, and the Scientia Enterprise timetable system. CABS CEI is a Windows service that runs completely in the background, automatically transferring room bookings between the systems to minimise the chance of rooms being double booked. The service handles creations, modifications and cancellations of bookings in both systems where rooms are shared, and email alerts warn users when a double-booking or other exception occurs.