New management software for salons has been launched by Dublin based, HIVE. HIVE sets out to help owners or managers of salons run their business, looking after areas such as bookings, clients, employees, cash flow, accounts, customer feedback, health and safety, diary projections and staff rosters.

HIVE is fully cloud based meaning you can access the system from any smartphone, tablet or computer with an internet connection.

According to HIVE, pricing for the system is affordable at “roughly the price of your favourite magazine a day, with no hidden fees”

The system is designed around 15 features, presented via a dashboard once you are logged in, which are aimed at helping owners run their salon more efficiently.

Hive Dashboard

The 15 features are:

  • Users and Admin: User and access level control for the system.
  • Diary & Appointments: displays all customer and treatment bookings.
  • Customers: keeps you up to date with your clients.
  • Employees, Hairdressers and Therapists: displays your staff performance, reports on sales, bookings, treatments, individual clients directory.
  • Treatment can be adjusted to add things like unlimited treatments, time limits, prices and discounts etc.
  • Reports: shows key performance indicators such as salon growth, staff and time management performance and financial growth.
  • Smart Till used with electronic point of sale hardware, transactions are securely automated.
  • Marketing integrates with the salons social media, tool that helps promote and build the business.
  • Cloud based makes business accessible on any internet enabled device.
  • Communicate is a brief messaging tool that displays all incoming and outgoing messages.
  • Alerts SMS: text appointment reminders can be scheduled in advance and personalised for each customer.
  • Booking Online Widget online booking tool that integrates with your website and Facebook page allowing customers book 24/7 online.
  • Security ISO 27001:2005 certified Data Centre, that has SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Encryption, 24 Hour Surveillance, Superior Class Firewall and secure logins for users.
  • Support: free training by a member of the HIVE team>
  • Gift Cards: automated system for managing gift cards.

Hive

HIVE is available now and you can find out more information about the software and the available packages on their website here http://hiveapp.ie/