While it’s true there was a time when a simple appointment book or spreadsheet program sufficed for keeping track of the comings and goings of clients, today beauty salon management software can take your business to another level. Offering such features as scheduling, inventory, POS, payroll, client history and more--all in one package--spa software can help you run your hair salon, nail salon, tanning salon or spa more efficiently as well as provide solutions for marketing to new potential clients.
Whether your company is just starting out or you’re an established business, you’ll want to compare salon software by considering the following:
- What features are most important to you in a beauty salon software package?
- How technically savvy do you have to be to integrate beauty software into your business?
- What are the risks vs. rewards?
Determine which salon management software features you needMany of the top beauty and personal care product software solutions provide anything and everything you might want for your business. Don't be intimidated: It may take time to learn how to use all the features offered, but think of the time you'll save and money you'll earn in the long run.
Evaluate computer system requirementsBe sure to check out the system requirements for the beauty salon software you're interested in. Obviously, if you need a system upgrade, this will add significantly to the overall cost of the software switch. You should also explore beauty and personal care product software that is web-based, which means the software "lives" on another server.
Try out beauty shop software, risk-freeConsidering the cost of beauty care software (about $300 per computer workstation), it's important to do your homework and compare salon software packages. Also keep an eye out for trial periods that allow you to test out the software, risk-free.
- As with anything related to computers, you'll want to be sure the beauty and personal care product software provider you choose has an easy-to-contact help desk for any problems you run into with installation or everyday use. Xtreme Blue offers free technical support via email.