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    Cliniko vs. Power Diary

    Choosing a practice management system is an important decision.
    Both Cliniko and Power Diary are great options, but there are some key differences you should know about.

    What’s the difference between Cliniko and Power Diary?

    The short version is that while both systems are good options, Power Diary gives you more features, for a lower price.
    Particularly if SMS messaging or payment integration are important for your practice, you’ll be better off with Power Diary.

    Power Diary is created by two brothers – a health care practitioner and a software developer… so we really know what practice owners need.

    We’ll explain the exact differences below, or start a free trial to experience them for yourself…

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    Why should you choose Power Diary?

    Reason #1

    Only Power Diary integrates with Medicare

    With Power Diary, you can submit a Medicare claim in a couple of clicks, without any extra infrastructure or needing to key in any information. All the relevant data for the claim is automatically submitted to Medicare.

    With Cliniko you need to have a separate Medicare enabled EFTPOS terminal (which is an extra expense), plus you need to manually key in the details for each claim you submit (eg provider number, client details, services provided, etc).

    Power Diary’s Medicare integration works seamlessly and is provided free of charge.

    Reason #1

    Power Diary Simply Costs Less

    When you run a business, all costs matter and at Power Diary, we want to support you in your growth. Our large client base allows us to keep our prices as low as possible while providing you with the best possible system.

    When you compare Power Diary and Cliniko, you’ll see that Power Diary is actually substantially cheaper.

    See our price comparison below.

    Reason #2

    2-Way SMS Messaging

    Both Power Diary and Cliniko give you automated SMS appointment reminders, but only Power Diary makes it easy to communicate individually.

    Want to remind a client to bring something? Let them know you’re running late? Need to reschedule an appointment? SMS is the easiest and most reliable way to communicate with your clients. And it’s all done within Power Diary.

    Cliniko allows you to send a message, but the replies go into a generic pool which makes communication clumsy. Only Power Diary lets you have 2-way SMS conversations – for your clients it seems just like a normal text message conversation.

    Reason #3

    Appointments are Automatically Updated when Clients Respond

    Wondering who has confirmed their appointments and who might need another reminder? With Power Diary you can see this at a glance – without having to refresh or update your screen.

    When your client arrives, your admin staff take one click to update their status and this automatically displays on your screen too. This makes it much easier to manage your schedule.

    Reason #4

    Advanced Waiting List Functionality

    When you have a cancellation, Power Diary makes it easy to message a group of clients on your waiting list (based on criteria like the length of time they’ve been waiting, the days they’re available, etc).

    This means you can easily fill empty spots and keep your clients happier.

    Reason #5

    Accept Payments Through Power Diary

    Power Diary makes it easy to process credit card payments through our integration with Stripe. Even if you already have other payment facilities in place, this means you can allow clients to pay online, require pre-payment for online bookings, or easily collect payments when doing home visits.

    Having client credit card details on file and taking prepayments, also tends to result in a substantial reduction in your no-show rate.

    There’s no terminal required and you can literally be set up to take credit card payments within 2 minutes. Cliniko does not integrate with any credit card payment systems.

    Reason #6

    We’ll Help You Import Your Existing Data

    Already using another system? That’s no problem when you start with Power Diary.

    We regularly import data from all the major systems. Just go to Setup > Data Import, then upload the file you’ve exported from your existing system. Our team will take over to make sure that everything is in order and get your data into Power Diary.
    See more about this here.

    Reason #7

    Power Diary provides a
    100% Money-Back Guarantee

    Only Power Diary gives you a 100% Money-Back Guarantee. Client satisfaction means everything to us, so we’re prepared to put our money where our mouth is!

    If there’s any reason you’re not completely satisfied with Power Diary, just let us know and we’ll happily refund 100% of the subscription fees you’ve paid for up to 12 months.

    Reason #8

    Power Diary Simply Costs Less

    When you run a business, all costs matter and at Power Diary, we want to support you in your growth. Our large client base allows us to keep our prices as low as possible, while providing you with the best possible system.

    When you compare Power Diary and Cliniko, you’ll see that Power Diary is actually substantially cheaper.

    But the biggest difference is actually our DNA

    Power Diary’s founders are two brothers – a health care practitioner, and a software developer.
    Damien and his wife built up a substantial psychology practice and along the way, they realised they needed a better system to organise and streamline their practice in order to grow. Paul has created several technology businesses and is very experienced in managing secure and scalable systems.

    It’s an ideal combination because it means Power Diary really ‘gets’ health care practices.
    We know what makes them tick and we know what it takes to grow.
    Plus, we’ve got deep experience in managing technology products.

    Acupuncture Practice Management Software Money-Back Guarantee

    No risk with our Money-Back Guarantee

    Yes, you read that right! Simply start your account now and if at anytime over the next 12 months you think Power Diary isn’t right for you just cancel your account and we’ll refund 100% of any subscription fees you’ve paid.

    Still not sure whether to choose
    Power Diary or Cliniko?

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

    Power Diary vs. Cliniko

    Free trial

    Price for 1 calendar (per week)

    Price for 3 calendars (per week)

    Price for 7 calendars (per week)

    Price for 15 calendars (per week)

    Calendar management

    SMS & email reminders

    2-Way SMS chat

    Client management system

    Treatment notes

    Online bookings

    Invoices & payments

    Medicare integration

    Credit card processing

    Reports & analytics

    Money-back guarantee

    Data import service

    Power Diary

    N

    $10 $5*

    $14 $7*

    $20 $10*

    $28 $14*

    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N

    Cliniko

    N
    $10.38 ($45 / month)
    $21.92 ($95 / month)
    $33.46 ($145 / month)
    $68.08 ($295 / month)
    N

    Yes but limited wait-list management system

    N

    Limited – no auto-updating of appointment statuses

    M
    N
    N
    N
    N
    M
    M
    N
    M
    M

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

    You can see why we Power Diary is trusted by over 27,000 practitioners!

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    Still need a hand deciding?

    The Power Diary support team is ready to help!
    You can contact us through email, online chat, or access our knowledge base.

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