New Year’s Resolutions: Business Efficiency

Business Efficiency Tips

December 8, 2015

Running a salon or spa is no small feat, regardless if you are a chair renter or if you are the owner of a multi-location business. From appointment scheduling to reviewing sales reports, there are countless tasks to complete. However, steps can be taken to reduce the workload and stress. Take advantage of some strategies and tools, and spend more time relaxing with family and friends!

Simplify Your Business

Insight Salon & Spa Software is your all-in-one business management solution!

Save time and energy by using just a single software and stop switching from program to program! Insight provides the following features:

  • Appointment Book
  • Client Management
  • Marketing
  • Employee Management and Payroll
  • Inventory Management
  • Point of Sale
  • Reporting

To make your life even easier, Insight can provide you with hardware as well! Computers, barcode scanners, payment terminals, cash drawers, receipt printers, and more.

Reduce No Shows

Confirm appointments quickly and effortlessly with Insight!

Appointment no shows are costly to your business. You are losing potential revenue and you still have to pay your employees earning an hourly wage. It takes a lot of time to call each client to ensure they will be coming to their scheduled appointments, and even then, you may not be able to reach them. Insight can automatically email or text clients before an appointment and to also check for responses. No more phone tag or lost voicemail messages!

Decrease Distractions

Offer your clients the convenience of online booking.

A great way to increase efficiency is to reduce distractions. In addition to slowing you down, answering the phone while with clients decreases your attention to them and can negatively affect their experience.

Online booking will help to reduce incoming phone calls, all while increasing overall bookings. They will be able to choose their service, stylist, and time on any internet-enabled device, 24/7. With Insight, it all happens in real time! Clients are not “requesting” an appointment where you still need to confirm; instead, they are actually adding their service to your appointment book!

Manage Your Business on the Go

Insight offers phone and tablet apps so you have access to your data when you need it.

Have you ever thought of something one minute, but then forget once you have a chance to do it or to at least write it down? Add client notes, modify appointment details, or check employee schedules, no matter where you are! Take it a step further with Insight’s Remote Access. Whether you are at home or on the other side of the world, you can manage your whole business as though you are in the salon.

Reporting

Run over 80 unique business reports with Insight.

Accurately track your business’s goals, measure employee performance, and support your decision-making process. For accounting purposes, Insight also has the ability to integrate with QuickBooks. Save time and reduce errors by posting directly to QuickBooks.

Protect Your Business

Save yourself the trouble of manually backing up your data.

Many businesses have lost important data–appointments, client information, inventory counts, sales reports, etc.–and have suffered the consequences.

With Insight’s Online Backup feature, your data will be automatically backed up as often as you want; just set it then you can forget all about it. Whether a computer virus has corrupted the data or a burglar has stolen the salon laptop, you can easily recover all of your data and keep your business running as usual.

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