Booking your future appointments through just few clicks on your phone, tablet or computer has become a comforting solution in recent times. Out of so many Online Appointment Scheduling Systems out there, we are comparing today two of the most talked-about Systems; Calendly and Appointy. The detailed comparisons would give you a better insight into which software is best-suited for your business needs.
When it comes to presentation, Calendly takes a simplistic and minimal approach. There are no icons popping out of here and there. It only showcases the necessary options to be used.
Whereas Appointy has professional statistics laid out about the whole business. It measures client satisfaction rate, actual sales as well as estimated sales. It provides a clearer understanding of business performance.
For bookings, Calendly allows clients to just click on the web link, surf through the kind of service they want and choose a definite date and time of appointment. Once they confirm it, they have to fill in the Name, Email and the details of appointment (optional). A notification is sent to the client’s email address and that’s all.
Appointy, on the other hand, has the option of in-take forms along with the basic credentials which allow clients to book an appointment and fill in the details as per the format and fields prescribed already. It allows choosing Add-On services and books multiple services at a time.
Calendly goes out and about for shaking hands with many of the prominent sites and systems. It has ties with : - External Calendars: Google Calendar, iCloud, Office 365 - Payment tools: PayPal and Stripe - Business Softwares: Zapier, Google Analytics, GoToMeeting, Intercom, Zoom and many more.
Appointy holds back when it comes to integration as it has very limited connections. Few of the connected platforms include Google Calendar, PayPal, Authority.Net, Zapier and Wordpress.
One of the features where Calendly lags behind is maintaining an organized customer database. In Calendly, there is no provision of storing past appointments of clients, their attendance or cancellation records and the contact information.
Appointy really goes above and beyond while offering features that help you improvise and strengthen customer relationships. Customers’ information is stored in a well-managed customer database. It helps the business in knowing their buying preferences, history and such other necessary information which are valuable for marketing decisions. It also allows you to categorize customers as per their activities and feedbacks which are fruitful in offering services in the group collectively.
Calendly’s ‘Template’ section is a whole new world of exploration where you can customize your appointments and events as per your preference and availability. You can describe the event type, set up reminders and notifications, choose payment methods and much more. In the ‘Advanced’ option, you can define the maximum number of events, minimum time of cancellation notice, introduce buffer time before and after events and such other customization as needed.
Appointy also has its own area of customization. Unlike Calendly, it focuses on the customization for customers. The personalized In-Take forms, different Add-On services and Resources Scheduling are some value addition in this Online Scheduling App.
Calendly is preferable for businesses where there is plenty of online booking of appointments and you want to save time in sending emails to clients for each meeting. If you offer group schedulings like conducting a seminar, workshops or training programs, Calendly is the aptest solution for you. For taking complete control over your meeting schedule without worrying about adjusting time zones, notifying clients and double booking, Calendly comes in most handy in the simplest way possible. Want to book an appointment, you are just one click away.
Appointy supports businesses with varying client portfolios like Salon and Beauty, Healthcare, Fitness and Recreation, Professional Services and so on. Appointy takes care of all your appointment activities irrespective of the size of your business. With its effective Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools, Appointy helps to focus more on Customer data and information. With so many features and a well-designed interface, Appointy has a sophisticated approach when it comes to online booking.
Calendly is a pocket-friendly system that has a free version, a premium version and a pro version.
Free Version comes for Free Premium Version comes for $8 USD per user / per month Pro Version comes for $12 per user / per month
Details of pricing with features for calendly can be found on Calendly pricing page
The pricing structure of Appointy comes in with extra smart features and accessibilities. The systems allow 14 days of a free trial.
Appointy with its four-tier pricing mechanism ranges from a free version to paying almost $80 per month. It goes like this:
Free Version (Basic Features) Growth Version $19.99 p.m. (Billed Annually) Professional Version $49.99 p.m. (Billed Annually) Enterprise Version $79.99 p.m. (Billed Annually)
Details of Appointy pricing with features can be found on Appointy Pricing Page
The Sales Evangelist member, Donald C Kelly, says “The team understands the challenges in coordinating calendars and that’s why I love Calendly. This tool is perfect for ensuring that your schedules are well planned and plotted.”
Ozi Udezue, Founding Partner of Kernel Fund says “Calendly is an iceberg. On the surface, it’s a way to externalize your calendar. Below that, it’s valuable for Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, enterprise teams and so much more.”
CUE Market Place mentions “Appointy maintains your current customer’s interest through loyalty programs and creates more business through recurring bookings. With Appointy your company will save time on manual bookings and will be able to focus more on building and running the business.”
Mr. Todd, working at Happiness Lead, writes, “Working at a remote company with 90+ people, and specifically on a team of about 20, searching for available time slots in Google Calendar can be VERY time-consuming and challenging. With Calendly you are instantly shown the times available for the person you’d like to meet with.”
Mr. David, a Producer, expresses, “I even use it to schedule meetings with producers about projects, not just my counseling clients. Custom links, buffering and limit to events per day. It is awesome!”
According to Mr. Brad, “The best part of Appointy is the ability to set regular and irregular availabilities and unavailabilities for each service tech. We have a pretty unique schedule for our team that rotates between A and B schedules every two weeks. Although it was a bit challenging to set up and required a workaround or two, we were able to set it up in Appointy where other scheduling software would have failed.”
Mr. Esteban, a Lead Developer writes, “Appointy has a search engine that not only allows you to search but also allows you to book services in your area. If you own a business that agrees with ‘appointment by phone’, then you can start accepting online bookings from users on the site and grow your business exponentially.”
We hope the comparison of both the softwares have helped you arrive at making an intelligent and well-informed decision on which software to pick.
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