2012 Salon Software Review Product Comparisons





Salon Iris

http://www.saloniris.com

Overall Rating


Ease of Use


Features


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About

SALON IRIS is the salon software management program of CMJ Design, a company founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brighton, Michigan.

Pros:

Salon Iris, like many in this review, provides a full-featured program that is easy to navigate. Pages are well organized. A demo can be downloaded and reviewed for an unlimited period of time. The software has been made available for purchase or lease. Flexible payment plans that include fees are available. A software purchase can be cancelled within 30 days for a full refund. Free training, free tech support and free software updates are available for a 1-year period from the time of purchase. The company also provides helpful training videos on YouTube. Individual hardware items are available individually or as a package for outright purchase or on 12 or 24 month payment plans with fees. Software is priced for solo practitioners to larger salons.

Cons:

With CD installation, one must be sure to regularly (daily recommended) backup data, preferably on an external storage device. Online booking is available but only with a year’s subscription of $249 per year, or $29 per month. An automatic call reminder for clients is available with a $25 setup fee and a separate usage fee, but program does offer automatic text and email notifications. The “Multi-Computers” cost (to run the system for unlimited employees, 2 computers to start, and run on multiple computers, LAN connected) is $1899 for outright purchase (or starting at $109/mo.); or the software can be leased for $199 a month.

Conclusion:

While this is excellent and full functioning software supported and backed by a respected company, price is an issue and one must be assiduous in backing up their data in case of a crash or other event that corrupts or causes the loss or wipeout of data.


Customers Comments

One Response to Salon Iris

  1. Jeremy says:

    This is a great software I have to admit. We used Salon Iris for a few years and helped increase efficiency and the bottom line for our business. We tried a few different salon software programs including Salon Iris and Harms-Software.

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