When it comes to software for your salon, you have options. We realize that. This competition helps to keep us innovating and creating incredibly useful features to make managing your salon as simple as possible.
Now, we don’t want to call out our competitors by name, out of respect. However, we do want to look at the difference between cloud-based software, like Rosy, and traditional hard copy software. The type that you either download to your device or use a disk to install.
We are huge supporters of cloud-based software because, quite simply, it is better. Let’s completely disregard all aspects of competing salon softwares themselves such as features, pricing, etc. We only want to compare cloud software to traditional software. Hopefully as we compare the main differences, you will see just how much better cloud software is compared to traditional.
The first main difference is the space that is used. Cloud-based salon and spa management software does not take up room on your computer or mobile device. Everything about Rosy is hosted by us. This means that your computer doesn’t have a giant “Rosy Salon Software” program sitting on your computer and taking up valuable hard drive space. That hard drive space is for you. For your videos, pictures, and other programs. Who are we to use up that space?
Traditional software, whether it is downloaded from a website or installed through a disk takes up space. Software programs can take up a ton of space depending on how complex they are. A software that can manage your salon is going to be complex and is going to take up a LOT of space. That means less space for your stuff and a slower response time from your computer.
Another main area of comparison is software updates. If you own a smartphone, you are continually making endless updates for your apps. Well, with Rosy Salon Software, you don’t have to make any updates. Why? Because we host it ourselves. Any updates we make are automatically available to you.
Traditional software would require you to download an update. So whether the salon software you use has a bug or they want to introduce a new feature, that means you’ll have to download an updated version of the software to your computer. Yes, this is a hassle. Yes, it can be avoided.
Downtime is a software’s worst nightmare. If a software is down or not functioning, that means your business is not functioning at its best. Our cloud-based software is up 99.99% of the time. With Rosy, you won’t experience any issues with downtime. You power will go out many more times than you would ever experience an outage with our software. We are also automatically alerted of any complications and can fix them on the fly.
Traditional software is a little different. Downtime can be the result of a number of things. The problem is, this takes time to fix in a traditional system. The software developers first need to be made aware of the outage. Then, the cause of the downtime needs to be figured out and then a “patch” is needed to fix that problem. Yes, that means another software update download for you.
Finally, we want to compare the overall convenience of cloud software. Cloud software can be accessed anywhere on any device. So if you are at your salon’s computer you can access Rosy. If you are on your iPhone or Android, you can access Rosy. If you are on your second cousin’s, nephew’s, best friend’s iPad; you can access Rosy. Anywhere that you have internet access, you can access your Rosy account. That is the definition of convenience.
For traditional software, you can access it on the device in which you installed it. So if you only have it on your salon’s computer system, then you can only access it from there. In order to access it from all of the places mentioned above, you would need to manually install it on each one of those devices.
We aren’t telling you that the current salon software you are using is bad. We are just telling you that there are better options out there. Like Rosy.