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Jane App vs. Power Diary

Choosing a practice management system is an important decision, and is one which can be difficult with so many to choose from. You need to ensure you are choosing the one best suited to your practice, which will provide you with all of the features your practice needs to thrive.

What’s the difference between
Jane App and Power Diary?

There is no disputing that Jane is a great system, but if you are looking for seamless communication and reduced administration, as well as flexible practitioner schedules, all at a more affordable price, then you will be better off with Power Diary.

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I’ve used a number of different practice management systems and there’s no doubt that Power Diary is best in class.

Dr. Ryan Kaplan, Clinical Psychologist
Be Psychology and Mental Health

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Why should you choose Power Diary?


Auto-Processing of Appointment Reminder Responses

With automated appointment reminders drastically reducing the number of no-shows a practice will experience, it makes sense that both Jane and Power Diary offer this functionality. Whilst they both allow for up to 3 SMS or email reminders per appointment, there is one difference to highlight…

Unlike Jane, Power Diary not only sends reminders, but also processes client responses, either updating as ‘confirmed’ in your diary, or allowing the client to cancel. This means that you greatly reduce time spent on administration as you can see at a glance what is happening with your appointments.

Jane works slightly differently by including a link within the reminders to redirect clients to their portal should they wish to cancel. Although this works well, it is much less convenient than a simple reply, and could become problematic as it relies on clients to be quite proactive.


Seamless Two-Way Communication

Communication is key when running a health practice, so as well as SMS appointment reminders, Power Diary’s advanced two-way SMS messaging functionality provides seamless communication between you and your clients, colleagues, and even other healthcare providers, all from within the app. So whether you need to remind a client to bring something with them, or you are simply running late, Power Diary lets you have a two-way text chat.

In addition to two-way SMS, you will also have the ability to send and receive emails within the app, and the ability to easily send email to provide feedback to referrers or other third parties.

None of these functionalities are currently offered by Jane.


Simple, Affordable Pricing

Although a practice management system can result in a more efficient, more profitable business, affordability is always going to play a big role in deciding which one to choose.

When comparing Power Diary with Jane, the difference in pricing really stands out. Even Jane’s lowest tier Base Plan costs substantially more than Power Diary but this difference escalates as you grow – plan for 7 practitioners costing double, and a plan for 30 practitioners costing almost triple the price of Power Diary. Plus, with Jane’s Insurance plan you’ll pay over double for just 1 practitioner!

At Power Diary, we support your growth by keeping our pricing as low as possible, without compromising the high standards of our system or service.

See our full price comparison below.


Know Your Schedule with Appointment Flags

Have you ever looked at your calendar and wondered which appointments are actually confirmed? With Power Diary’s appointment flagging, you’ll wonder no more. At a quick glance, you will see which appointments are confirmed, pending, canceled, arrived and more. This ties in with reason #1, in that your client’s responses to appointment reminders will automatically update within your schedule to show their current status etc.

Whilst Jane does have appointment flagging options, these are very limited to show only client arrivals or no-shows, providing little insight into future appointments.


Flexible Recurring Practitioner Availability to Suit Every Practice

Does your practice operate bi-weekly or even monthly availability patterns? Perhaps you or a colleague have alternating working patterns, for example working Monday-Wednesday one week, and Wednesday-Friday the following week? If so, Jane could make these types of schedules difficult to input, with only the option for a weekly recurring availability.

Power Diary, allows for daily, weekly and monthly recurring availability. You can even choose recurrences ranging right up to every 30 weeks. This level of flexibility is ideal for larger, or multi-location practices or where practitioners have varying schedules.


Bulk SMS for Effective Communication and Marketing

Did you know that over 99% of SMS messages are opened within 5 minutes of delivery? So when it comes to notifying clients of changes such as your address or opening hours, bulk SMS is going to be the most effective way to communicate with your clients.

SMS messaging can also be a powerful marketing channel, even more so when sending in bulk. With Power Diary, you can send bulk text messages to promote any upcoming promotions and events.


In-Platform Practice Operations Manual

Keeping your practice policies and procedures up to date can be a challenge. But, at Power Diary, we’re looking out for you! When you start your account with Power Diary, you’re choosing the only practice management system with an in-platform Practice Operations Manual, including more than 100 policies and procedures developed by industry experts. You can edit, delete and archive the existing policies and even add your own.

Plus, it’s included with your Power Diary subscription at no additional charge! Jane doesn’t offer this feature- in fact, no other practice management system does. At Power Diary, we’re constantly thinking about how to make practice management easier to help you spend less time on admin, and more time doing the things you love.

No risk with our Money-Back Guarantee

Yes, you read that right! Simply start your account now, and if at any point over the next 12 months you decide Power Diary isn’t right for you, just let us know. We’ll refund 100% of any subscription fees you’ve paid.

Still not sure whether to choose
Power Diary or Jane?

Here’s a chart where you can make a fair assessment…

Power Diary vs. JanePower DiaryJane
Free trial
Price for 1 practitioner (per week)$10 $5$18 ($79/month) for Base Plan
$25 ($109/month) for Insurance Plan
Price for 3 practitioners (per week)$16 $8$30 ($125/month) for Base Plan
$39 ($169/month) for Insurance Plan
Price for 7 practitioners (per week)$26 $13$53 ($229/month) for Base Plan
$67 ($289/month) for Insurance Plan
Price for 15 practitioners (per week)$42 $21$99 ($429/month) for Base Plan
$122 ($529/month) for Insurance Plan
$121 ($524/month) for Corporate Plan
Price for 30 practitioners (per week)$60 $30$186 ($804/month) for Base Plan
$226 ($979/month) for Insurance Plan
$207 ($899/month) for Corporate Plan
Calendar managementAppointment flags to show when an appointment is pending, confirmed, cancelled, arrived and more. Flexible recurring availability patterns.Limited appointment flags, only showing arrivals or no-shows. Recurring availability patterns limited to weekly.
SMS & email remindersResponses are automatically processed and updated within calendarsReminders contain a link to the client portal to cancel or reschedule.
2-Way SMS chat
TelehealthSimple to use, and is available to existing and new (joining in the next couple of months) customers for no added charge. Fully integrated and uses end-to-end encryption. It is compliant with all health standards (including HIPAA).Currently in beta and will be free of charge for the next few months.
Online FormsRequest information prior to bookings to maximise use of appointment time. Create your own or start with a preloaded template from our forms library. Able to set up notifications to flag when forms are returned.Online clinical surveys and intake forms possible. Able to create your own or use a template.
Client management systemUnable to add custom classifications for diagnosis, health status, etc.
Treatment notes
Online bookingsAble to set appointment rules and add personalised booking instructions. Booking links can be added to websites and Facebook pages.Yes, but unable to add appointment rules such as number of hours/days a client can book in advance. Booking links can be added to websites.
WaitlistSee who’s waiting, their preferred practitioner, and availability. Allows for direct SMS messages to be sent to those on the waitlist.See who’s waiting, their preferred practitioner, and availability. Unable to send SMS directly to those on the waitlist.
Invoices & payments
Credit card processing
Reports & analytics
Money-back guarantee
Data import service
Practice Operations ManualThis industry-first feature provides a core set of policies and procedures that are ready to use and easily adapted to your practice.

*This comparison article reflects information available as of April 2020.

*Pricing with current special offer available until the end of this month.
All prices are in USD

**Jane Base Plan: feature exclusions include insurance invoicing and tracking, integrated direct insurance; superbills, CMS-1500 & EDI’s (Beta). Corporate Plan: includes dedicated on-boarding Jane Team member and corporate training program

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Here’s what Power Diary Clients are Saying…

“I’ve used a number of different practice management systems and there’s no doubt that Power Diary is best in class.”

Dr. Ryan Kaplan Clinical Psychologist
Be Psychology and Mental Health

"Great easy booking system - love that I can do reports, store patient notes, send emails, invoices and write letters. Has made my business seamless!"

Sarah Sealey,
Amity Physio Pilates

"Really efficient planning and invoicing. The reminder emails and text messages have been reliable. I have been thoroughly impressed with Power Diary!"

Lauren Darsie,
Childspace Paediatric Physiotherapy

"My clients love making appointments through our Client Portal… some wake up with pain in the middle of the night, and they grab their iPad or Tablet and book a time that suits them!"

Tony Logan-Stevens,
Remedial Massage Therapist,
Hands from Heaven

"Helps me get organised and make my appointments for the week. I can easily visually see who is still owing payments and also it creates space for me to add extra things. Your help desk is amazing. Thank you!"

Sophie Egan,
Sophie EGAN Speech Pathology Clinic

"My business could not function without Power Diary. It enables our staff to work from anywhere. Love that we can customise the program to suit our business."

Margaret Asimus,
Skin and Wound Care Consultancy

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