How cloud technology can transform your business

Cloud technology has changed the way we live our lives every day, and is a powerful tool for helping you focus on the human side of business.

We have a lot to thank cloud technology for – being able to buy a new outfit while lounging around at home in our pyjamas and seeing our friends’ tears of laughter as we share a joke from the other side of the world.

The world has never been more interconnected, but at the same time it sometimes feels harder than ever to create meaningful human relationships. Between all the Instagram selfies, glamourous holiday snaps and self-righteous tweets, it can be hard to see the real person behind it all.

It can even seem like the technology that should be helping us is actually just making us busier, filling every spare moment with another thing to do rather than just giving us the time to pause and take a few precious moments of downtime. 

How Cloud Appointment Book works

At Shortcuts, we believe technology should help you create that elusive work-life balance rather than detracting from it. We understand the human side of business and the way you interact with your guests, family and friends.

That’s why we’ve completely reimagined your entire appointment book experience, giving you a new flexibility to work the way you want, when it suits you, and to focus on those essential connections with other humans.

Our brand new Cloud Appointment Book fits in seamlessly with your everyday life, so you’ll never miss a beat. This revolutionary software gives you access to all your favourite features from the convenience of a smartphone or tablet whether you’re at home, in the salon or on the go.  

It’s time to kiss goodbye to being reliant on the computer at your front desk. To having to be in the salon 24/7. The latest cloud technology lets you take your business with you wherever you are and access your appointment book on a mobile phone or tablet.

It’s never been easier to organise your day before it even begins. At the tap of a button, you can see how busy your team will be, view your appointments for the day and even book guests in for their next appointment if you run into them when you’re out and about.

The benefits of the technology 

The real beauty of the Cloud Appointment Book is in the way it helps you create a one-on-one connection with your guests and take the client experience to the next level. It gives you more distraction free time with your guests, so you can show them how much you care.

With the Cloud Appointment Book, you can have your guests arrive without making them wait at the front desk, and provide exceptional service by checking their details and visit history without leaving their side.

Best of all, at the end of their visit, you can book them in for their next appointment while they’re still relaxing in the chair and finishing a glass of wine. The new appointment will appear on your main computer in an instant, as well as on any other devices you’re using, so there is zero-risk of double booking. 

Thanks to Shortcuts’ innovative new cloud technology, it’s never been easier to do business your way, and to provide a flawless experience for guests. Click here to find out more about the Cloud Appointment Book.

Jo Burgess is co-founder and vice president of Evolution at Shortcuts. As one of the key visionaries of this industry-leading brand, Burgess has seen many technological innovations since she first installed Shortcuts in her salon more than 20 years ago. 

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