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Software Description:

Users of Acuity Scheduling have a powerful tool to manage appointments, and schedule clients assignments. Their customers, on the other side, can check availability in real time, choose date and time, or even revoke bookings.

The suite is coordinated with most used calendars, like Outlook, Google, and iCalendar, as well as mobile platforms for checking schedules on-the-go. Acuity Scheduling is an excellent solution for smaller businesses, which can send branded reminders, and receive online payments via PayPal or Stripe.

The software can also check whether appointments have been paid, track rescheduled or canceled bookings, and share calendars via social media.

Software Description:

At Phorest Salon Software, we are focused on helping salon owners to continually achieve the two most important areas of salon growth. Getting clients back more often and increasing average spend.

We do this by providing you with the technology and marketing tools to make life easier such as the ability to manage appointments, scan products and make sales anywhere on the salon floor. Why? Because then you can focus on making your clients look and feel great while running your business becomes virtually automated.

Our marketing tools such as your own salon-branded iPhone app (take bookings 24/7, 365), TreatCard (loyalty), SMS and email marketing plus Facebook and Twitter integration mean we have your marketing covered - all that's left to do is wow your clients and get them talking about your salon.

Join us on the Phorest experience - Let's Grow!

Software Description:

MakePlans is a simple to use service for allowing your customers to book online.

The booking site makes it possible for customers to book appointments between your normal working hours or signup for events at specific times.

The customer receives a confirmation email or an SMS so they can easily add the booking to their calendar. A reminder is then sent before the booking starts.

Features for your staff:

  • Your staff will manage all appointments in our dynamic calendar which always shows real-time data of all appointments.

  • Availability and settings for how bookings are made and what services are offered are easily configured in the setup section.

  • Add extra users at no extra charge and see how employees perform by looking at stats and reports.

And much more:

We care about your brand and your data. We don't sell your data and we don't stand in your way by promoting our brand to your customers.

We believe in open standards and an integrated eco-system of the best tools for the job. Integrate with your favorite software or build yourself using our fully featured API.

Features:

  • Dashboard
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Time Management
  • Notifications
  • Multi-User
  • Calendar Management
  • Scheduling
  • Email Integration
  • External Integrations
  • API

Features:

  • Attendance Tracking
  • Organization Management
  • Audience Targeting
  • Timesheets
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Payment Processor
  • Lead Management
  • External Integrations
  • Data Import
  • Data Export
  • Email Integration
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Marketing Automation
  • Social-Media Integration
  • Multi-Site
  • Contact Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Notifications
  • Multi-User
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Customer Management
  • Billing/Invoicing
  • API
  • Scheduling
  • Supplier Management
  • Dashboard

Features:

  • Custom Data Forms
  • Dashboard
  • Customer Management
  • Stripe
  • Email Integration
  • Data Export
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Notifications
  • Multi-User
  • Calendar Management
  • Scheduling
  • Time Management
  • Data Import
  • Contact Management
  • External Integrations
  • API

Summary:

  • Activity Tracking

  • Auto Notifications and Reminders

  • Event and Group Scheduling

  • HIPAA Compliant

  • Team Calendars

  • Real-time Calendar Availability

  • Multiple Locations and Employees

  • Intake-forms

  • Advance Appointment Booking

  • Embeddable Directly to Website

Summary:

  • Appointment Management

  • SMS Marketing

  • Point Of Sale (POS)

  • Cloud-based Client Card

  • Lightning Fast Cash Register

  • All-in-one Touch-Screen

  • Online Reputation Manager

  • Online Bookings

  • 100+ Easy-to-Understand Reports

  • Auto-like Facebook Feature

Summary:

  • Online appointment booking

  • Event and class signups

  • Fully featured REST API

  • Many integrations

  • Full control of your brand, forms and messages

Freebie

Free
Included in plan:
  • Solo.
  • Client self scheduling.
  • Offer unlimited services and appointments.

Emerging Entrepreneur

$10.00
Licence / Month
Included in plan:
  • 1 calendar (just you at one location).
  • Client self scheduling.
  • Offer unlimited services and appointments.
  • Reminder e-mails.
  • Automatic time zone conversion for clients.
  • Display your logo.
  • Customize with your company colors.
  • Edit all app text so it sounds just like you.
  • Automatic time zone conversion.

Growing Business

$19.00
Licence / Month
Included in plan:
  • 6 calendars included (staff/locations).
  • Client self scheduling.
  • Offer unlimited services and appointments.
  • Reminder e-mails.
  • Text message reminders, worldwide.
  • Automatic time zone conversion for clients.
  • Display your logo.
  • Customize with your company colors.
  • Edit all app text so it sounds just like you.
  • Automatic time zone conversion.

Powerhouse Player

$34.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 36 calendars included (staff/locations).
  • Client self scheduling.
  • Offer unlimited services and appointments.
  • Reminder e-mails.
  • Text message reminders, worldwide.
  • Automatic time zone conversion for clients.
  • Multiple time zones for your different staff/locations.
  • Display your logo.
  • Customize with your company colors.
  • Edit all app text so it sounds just like you.
  • Automatic time zone conversion.
  • Remove "Powered by Acuity" on your scheduler.
  • Sign BAA for HIPAA compliance.

MakePlans

$7.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • All features!

FAQs:

    Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Acuity integrates with QuickBooks, FreshBooks, Google Analytics, Zapier, MailChimp, AWeber, Mad Mimi
    Constant Contact, Facebook, WordPress, SQUARESPACE, Weeby, WIX, Vistaprint, Stripe, Braintree, Square, PayPal, Authorize.net.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Applications that this service is most commonly used in tandem with are: accounting, CRM, and analytics platforms.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • It is used for booking and appointment scheduling.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: Email, Tickets, Training, FAQs.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, this service offers API.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Web-based platform, iOS app.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Main users of this service are small, medium-sized, and emerging businesses, as well as freelancers.

FAQs:

    Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, it does.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • PC, tablet, mobile, and Mac.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, it does.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Salons, Spas, Hair Salons, Beauty Salons, Waxing Studios, Tanning Salons.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Appointment booking, online booking, appointment reminders, SMS marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, reports, stock takes, salon-branded mobile app.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Onboarding support
    Hardware & IT support
    Phone & email support
    Secure Online Backup
    Online training

FAQs:

    Does this service offer an API?
  • MakePlans has a fully featured API.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Online appointment booking and event signups.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Yes we have over 20 integrations. We also have an integration with Zapier so you can connect with over 1000 apps using Zapier.

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Employees:
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Likes:
6.79k
Followers:

Publisher:

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Employees:
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Likes:
32.3k
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Other:

Who uses Acuity Scheduling
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses Phorest
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
  • WinPhone
  • Blackberry
Languages:
Finnish, German, English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses MakePlans
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
Swedish, Norwegian, English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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