Phorest vs SalonBiz
Looking for a better alternative to SalonBiz Software?
Make the switch from SalonBiz to Phorest to get everything you need to run your salon from one tool – no extra licenses or add-ons required.
Here’s exactly what Phorest can offer you that SalonBiz can’t.
Supercharge your marketing
Boost direct bookings
Protect your salon
Support second to none
Top reasons why Phorest is a better choice than SalonBiz for your salon
Read in more detail exactly what Phorest can offer you that SalonBiz can’t.
REASON #1 Make management easier
SalonBiz offers many of its features through integrations with other software, requiring you to pay for additional licenses on top of your monthly software costs. And because they’re not natively integrated, you don’t get the full benefit of integrated reporting. For example, Phorest’s native SMS marketing suite lets you see the exact return on investment from your SMS marketing all the way to the register; while our native online reputation manager allows you to see which of your employees are bringing in the most 5 star reviews on Google.
Unlimited users at no extra cost
Our aim is to help you grow your salon, so why would we make our software more expensive when you grow your team? With Phorest you can add as many staff profiles and logins as you need, at no additional cost.
REASON #2 Supercharge your marketing
Send marketing SMS directly through the software
With Phorest you can send marketing SMS directly through the software. Create your own or use our tried & tested SMS templates.
See SMS marketing ROI right to the register
Because our marketing, management and reporting tools are integrated, you can see the impact of your marketing spend all the way to the register - see how much revenue your campaigns brought in, and even what services and products your clients were prompted to buy.
Free stock photo library & image editor tool
Put your own stamp on your marketing emails. The Phorest marketing email editor includes a library of stock photos that are free to use, and an image editor tool to make them your own.
Most salons only have email addresses for 30% of their clients. Don’t put all that effort into beautiful marketing promotions, only to miss 70% of your clients! Phorest is the only salon software with a Fallback SMS feature that lets you send a link to your promotion, via SMS, to clients that do not have a valid email address on their client card.
REASON #3 Boost direct bookings
Automated rebooking feature
Machine learning in Phorest recognizes when your clients are overdue to rebook their usual services, and automatically sends a reminder SMS for you.
Add staff bios & service descriptions in online booking to increase conversion
Phorest lets you add extra information about your staff members and your services in your online booking portal - just another way to sell your great skills and services and make sure the client completes their booking.
REASON #4 Protect your salon
Multiple no-show alerts
Unreliable clients can leave you with empty timeslots and cost valuable revenue. Phorest automatically adds a note to client records when a client doesn’t show for an appointment, and you’ll get a ‘multiple no-show’ alert when they try to book with you over the phone. This allows you to turn them away, or request they book online with a deposit, allowing you to capture their payment details and charge a no-show fee should it happen again.
REASON #5 Support second to none
Renowned support team
Our clients can’t say enough good things about our excellent support team. 'Seirbhís go hiontach' (excellence in service) is a driving mantra here at Phorest. Just check out what they’re saying about us below.
Dedicated Salon Success Manager to help you increase salon revenue
With many other salon software providers you’ll get an account manager to help you get set up, but once you’re up and running you won’t hear from them again. With Phorest you’ll be assigned a Salon Success Manager to make sure you’re getting the most from your software, assisting with marketing campaigns, and supporting you to keep growing your business and increasing your revenue.
Don’t take our word for it
Read what some of our happy clients are saying about us on review sites like Capterra, Google, GetApp and Facebook.
Ready to switch from SalonBiz to Phorest?
Talk to us about how Phorest can help manage, market and grow your salon.
Switching to Phorest is easy because we are here to help in any way
All our plans include tailored system set up for your salon. We’ll import your clients, staff, services and products for you. Our migration specialists have years of experience in safely migrating client record information from most other salon software.
Free Training for Life
We’ll set you and your team up with comprehensive onboarding training; and you can book additional online training sessions with us for as long as you like. New staff starting in the future? No problem, we’ll get them trained up too at no extra cost.
Top Class Support Team
Our friendly support team is on call or chat, and they’re renowned for going above and beyond to answer your questions, big or small, as quickly as they can. ‘Seirbhís go hiontach’ (excellence in service) is a driving mantra here at Phorest.
“We have successfully migrated many salons from SalonBiz to Phorest. The team and I will help to make the process as simple as possible for you, bringing across your client information and history, appointments, gift cards, staff, services, inventory and more. If there’s anything we can’t migrate for you, our onboarding team will guide you through our simple input process, so you can make the transition with zero downtime at your salon.”
Shane Kelly, Data Migration Specialist
at Phorest Salon Software