About Ovatu

*60 DAY FREE TRIAL* Ovatu is a world-class salon & spa booking software provider with full point of sale, reminders, online booking options, marketing tools, and more. Ovatu customises the entire booking experience to your brand and helps convert more people into long-term customers.

Ovatu helps 7 million people every month book appointments around the globe.

Widely used in the hair and beauty industry as well as the fitness, well-being, medical and education industries.

Ovatu Manager is a scheduling and online booking tool with recurring appointments, automated reminders, scheduling, device sync, and POS. With the aim of helping businesses to organize their time, staff, and resources, Ovatu Manager boasts features including group scheduling, SMS and email reminders, real-time reporting, online booking, social media integration, point of sale (POS), and more.

The scheduling features within Ovatu Manager allow users to facilitate single or group bookings, offer multiple services within one single booking, set up recurring appointments, and assign a booking to a specific employee or service category. Whenever a booking is made via the online booking system, the Ovatu Manager calendar updates across all devices in order to avoid double bookings or schedule overlaps, and employees can receive alerts when changes to their schedule occur. For added organization, staff can add appointment notes, color code their appointments, and set custom status types to understand their schedule at a glance.

With the online booking tool, customers can make reservations at any time through the company website, Facebook page, or a custom Ovatu Manager mini-site, with notifications alerting staff whenever a new booking is made. The point of sale (POS) feature within Ovatu Manager allows vendors to accept online payments, email invoices, add discounts, calculate taxes, and generate gift cards, customer credit or loyalty points. Customer files are automatically created with sales history, contact logging, current balance, notes, custom fields to collect relevant data, and easy re-booking, and users can gain an overview of how much revenue each customer brings in from the previous bookings.

Pricing starting from:

€14.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Ovatu

  • Businesses with running schedules, such as gyms and sports clubs, can create recurring weekly timetables with editing capabilities. Check customers in as they arrive and track attendance week-on-week.

  • Set customizable and automated SMS and email reminders and receive replies via email and in-app. Allow automatic confirmation from customers by an SMS response which then changes the appointment to ‘confirmed’ status on the calendar.

  • Generate real-time reports on finances broken down into services, categories, products, employees, discounts, payment types and more.

  • Create consultation forms with customizable fields and request responses from customers via email. Add as many form types as needed and receive automatic notifications when forms are completed.

  • Automate customizable email and SMS marketing campaigns to be sent to specific user segments. Target customers based on recent activity (or inactivity), with custom messages and links to social media sites and booking pages.

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    Markets

    Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla and 224 others, Albania, Armenia, Curaçao, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, St. Kitts & Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St. Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, St. Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé & Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks & Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    €14.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Ovatu: 50

    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Appointment Management
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Booking Management
    • Calendar Sync
    • Class Scheduling
    • Client Database
    • Client Management
    • Confirmation/Reminders
    • Contact Database
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customer Accounts
    • Customer History
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Forms
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Discount Management
    • Electronic Payments
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Email Marketing Software
    • Employee Management
    • Event Scheduling
    • Gift Card Management
    • Group Scheduling
    • Inventory Management Software
    • Invoice Management
    • Loyalty Program
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Alerts
    • Online Booking
    • Online Payments
    • Point of Sale (POS)
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Recurring Appointments
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reservations Management
    • Room Booking
    • SMS Marketing
    • SMS Messaging
    • Scheduling Software
    • Social Media Integration
    • Task Scheduling
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Website Integration

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5
    (131)
    Value for Money
    4.8/5
    Features
    4.6/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.8/5

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    Sara R.
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Everything you could ever need and more!

    Reviewed on 2021-09-23

    It has changed my life,I really rely on it! Customer service is always fab and so speedy!

    It has changed my life,I really rely on it! Customer service is always fab and so speedy!

    Pros

    I have recommended this to every single person I know in the industry. I have helped to set it up for 14 other beauticians just because I am such an advocate for the app! Not to be dramatic but it really is life-changing!
    The online booking makes it so much easier for both clients and myself; no going back and forth with messages. The reminders and online payments help to massively reduce no-shows, and the online card capture means that even when someone does no-show I can charge their card! I love that I can have all of my policies written in black and white and the client has to tick to agree. The forms are also a lifesaver; I have set the app to automatically email clients a form so that I have all info and it is stored securely. The reports are amazing as I can see exactly how much I'm earning, whether it was paid card or cash, I can see my most popular treatments and how much I earn from them. I could go on and on all day, I don't think there's anything that the app doesn't do.

    Cons

    The only minor things are that you cant do service add ons, eg if someone books their nails it would be helpful to have an option to add on nail art without ut being a whole separate treatment. Also the mobile app rota isnt very aesthetically pleasing in my opinion.

    Alternatives Considered

    Fresha

    Reasons for Switching to Ovatu

    To be honest, i don't think that ovatu is the most enticing with the colour scheme and website layout. this is obviously very personal to me , but the only reason i went with ovatu is because i knew another beautician who used it, if it wasnt for that and it was laid side by side with another app then i probably would not have! I know some apps are free so this would obviously draw me in but i love ovatu now and wouldn't go to the hassle of chaging.
    Michelle K.
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Wish I'd found Ovatu Sooner

    Reviewed on 2020-11-27

    Excellent!
    Cant fault it one bit, id highly recommend to anyone needing or looking in to an online...

    Excellent!
    Cant fault it one bit, id highly recommend to anyone needing or looking in to an online booking system.
    Having looked into a few, Ovatu has came out on top and ticked all my boxes for business.

    Pros

    The simplicity of the set-up, online booking and ease of access for my clientele is fab!!
    Customer Service is second to none. Team are friendly and very patient especially when someone like myself calls in - tech shy and unsure.
    HELP GUIDE - WOW! now this is a great addition to the Ovatu Manager and set up, its easy to understand and the step by step instructions make it less of a task to take on yourself. The Help Guide will be useful throughout my time with Ovatu.
    My clients are now taking control of their own booking rather than me doing everything for them.
    Ovatu has given me time back with my family that I wasnt getting befere alongside time that was unpaid too. I just wish I done this sooner!!

    Cons

    I wouldnt say improve to be honest, i'd maybe say consider including:
    *Stock / Product spenditure : this way my invoice costs are recorded to tell me if im running at a loss or profit.

    Alternatives Considered

    Phorest, Booksy and Fresha

    Reasons for Switching to Ovatu

    I chose Ovatu purely over their customer service and ease access to contact. Their genuinly keen to make sure you are getting th best out of your system. Their costs for whats included in your plan ticked all the boxes for me for what I needed not just for me but for my clients. It came recommended by a friend in the industry and once I'd used hers as a client the simplicity of booking online via Ovatu mini site is exactly what done it for me. Online doesn't need to be fancy or too technical, it just needs to be easy for those using it or it will never work. Especially when you have a range of Age groups using it. You have to consider everything and all involved. Ovatu was in my opinion the best option.
    Lisa C.
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Would be so much better if reports didn't show everything booked in. Just cashed off sales.

    Reviewed on 2017-08-02

    It's easier than paper. But I would consider changing if a better one was available.

    It's easier than paper. But I would consider changing if a better one was available.

    Pros

    SMS and email confirmations
    Storage function for client details and notes.
    Email sent to clients confirming booking date and time.

    Cons

    Mobile app not scrolling up when you book. Lack of ability to use it to input outgoings, not simple for clients to book, wait list doesn't work on app and the last minute appointments section is very poor.

    Emma W.
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Absolutely Amazing!

    Reviewed on 2020-08-17

    Cant recommend enough! Works seamlessly, super reliable, clients love the online booking, but most...

    Cant recommend enough! Works seamlessly, super reliable, clients love the online booking, but most of all the team are great! They have helped me out no end, nothing is too much trouble and they obviously realise no two businesses are the same, features have been tweaked to suit me.

    Pros

    Brilliant features!

    Forms are super helpful especially when they automatically send out!

    Online booking is great, I love how it integrates into my website seamlessly.

    Gap minimiser is wonderful too!

    Cons

    It would be easier if we could select multiple services to make a change ie buffer times or resources.

    Alternatives Considered

    Timely and Booksy

    Reasons for Choosing Ovatu

    Fresha's pricing was confusing, expensive and the support was awful. As soon as I trialled ovatu I knew I needed to switch.

    Switched From

    Fresha

    Reasons for Switching to Ovatu

    A combination of pricing and features. Ovatu doesn't feel like a huge company just trying to make money, it feels like you're here to support and grow small businesses like mine.
    Melanie P.
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Fantastic Product Fantastic Service

    Reviewed on 2020-07-07

    Love it!

    Love it!

    Pros

    I love the fact that no sooner do I think I wish I could ..... that I get an update saying the exact thing I was thinking about is now available! Ovatu is very client aware, it is looking for the solution just as you have identified the issue - and on the rate times I need help other than online ( generally me being dim) the customer service is the absolute best. Really glad I moved from Schedul to Ovatu best decision.

    Cons

    I am yet to find something I don’t like.

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    Ovatu offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: €14.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Solo: €14.00/month with 1 employee and 300 SMS credits Small: €28.00/month with 5 employees and 600 SMS credits Medium: €46.00/month with 10 employees and 1,000 SMS credits Large: €65.00/month with 20 employees and 1,500 SMS credits

    Ovatu has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

    Ovatu supports the following languages:

    English

    Ovatu supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Ovatu integrates with the following applications:

    Mailchimp, PayPal, Stripe, iZettle

    Ovatu offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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