The IT Challenge

23 May 2017

The IT challenge Our very own David Levine in ‘The Salon’ Magazine discusses the importance of choosing the right salon software for your business. Read full article below.

Making the right software decision for your salon can be daunting: making the wrong decison can be a disaster. David Levine has worked in the salon software industry for over 20 years. when he first started in the UK you could count the number of computer suppliers on one hand, now if you search on Google there are over 100 suppliers to choose from! Salon iQ Here are David’s top five tips for getting the right salon for you:

  • Avoid appointment book solutions. The temptation may be to just get an online appointment booking system, computers can do so much more for your salon business, if you are taking the plunge then research what else they can do for you.
  • You need good support and buy British. I’ve seen many people try software from other countries, or companies with just email support, of just support that opens at 9am EST i.e 2pm UK time. If the computer goes wrong you will want to talk to a knowledgable support team straightaway.
  • Get the best online booking possible. Online booking is growing exponentially in the salon market, make sure you are ahead of the curve and provide a simple online booking system for your clients.
  • Move to the cloud. The future of all software is on the cloud, being able to access your system easily from anywhere on any device is probably the best feautre.
  • Look who’s using what. It is always good to see what other people in the industry are using.
  • Source: The Salon Magazine / May 2017 edition Page 71

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