Why you'll find Zoho Bookings a better alternative to Acuity
Easier to work with
We have a clean and intuitive UI. You can set up everything without expert help, in a matter of minutes. Automating your appointment scheduling is faster and easier with Zoho Bookings.
Add-ons for every pricing plan
You can add staff or workspaces (for example, a location or team) without moving to a higher pricing tier. Keep using your favorite plan for as long as it fits your needs.
Support when you need it most
We provide email support 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday, and are happy to do 1:1 support and troubleshooting via call or screen sharing. Our customers never have to wait for long when there's an issue.
Best of all? Zoho's got your back
We're known for our commitment to customer privacy, transparency in pricing, and our integrated suite of products. We listen to our customers and continuously provide feature updates, while keeping our prices affordable and our support top-notch.
Personalize customer emails
Send emails from the email address most familiar to the customer. Use Booking Variables to automatically customize the emails for each appointment. Edit emails as text, or design them as HTML.
Mobile app with native features
Our apps for iOS and Android devices update you about changes to your schedule in real time. Look up customer details, previous bookings, and even share your booking page—all from your phone.
Acuity Scheduling vs Zoho Bookings
This compares Acuity's Emerging and Growing plans with Zoho Bookings' Premium plan.Try now
- Acuity(Emerging)Acuity(Growing)Bookings(Premium plan)
- Number of staff members/locations 161 staff member. 3 locations (workspaces)
- Calendar/Staff Add-on per staff member, per month
Comments:The Premium plan of Zoho Bookings is the most affordable plan for you. You can add staff in the same plan, and not move to a higher plan just to add staff. Check out Zoho Bookings pricing page. Acuity counts both staff and location as calendars. You have to use them either as six staff at one location, three staff at two locations, or in other such combinations.
- Appointment typesOne-on-one
Comments:Both products allow unlimited appointments of any type.
Comments:If you're using Zoho Calendar or Zoho CRM's calendar, Zoho Bookings is the choice for you.
- IntegrationsCRM integration Pipedrive Pipedrive Zoho
- Online meeting tool
- Online payments
- Email marketing
- SMS gateways
- Zoho Flow
Comments:Acuity and Zoho Bookings have integrations with common apps. However, Acuity has direct integrations with email marketing tools. Zoho Bookings integrates with them via Zapier or Zoho Flow.
- Booking pageBrand your booking page with logo, color, and text
- Embed the page on your website
- Automatic time zone and language detection
- Customer portal
- Map your booking page to your domain
Comments:Personalizing the booking page is easier and quicker in Zoho Bookings. It allows code-free customization of more elements than Acuity.
- NotificationsEmails for booking confirmation, reschedule, and cancel
- SMS notifications and reminders
Comments:Zoho Bookings have email and SMS notifications and reminders. However, SMS reminders are available in Acuity's Growing plan and Zoho Bookings' Premium plan Check out Zoho Bookings pricing page.
Comments:Acuity and Zoho Bookings both offer good insights in their reporting module.
- OthersOffer appointment packages
- Sell subscriptions, memberships, and gift certificates
- Mobile apps
Comments:Acuity has some features that help entry-level salon owners to sell memberships. Zoho Bookings supports your custom scheduling requirements better with custom functions and APIs. Acuity only offer those features in their highest plan, Powerhouse, which is not compared here.
Switch from Acuity Scheduling to Zoho Bookings today.
Stay on top of your schedule—on the web and the mobile app.
Try Zoho Bookings—no upfront fees and no credit card necessary.Sign up for free