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Timely vs. Power Diary
With such a variety of practice management systems available today, it is important that you make an educated decision on the one best suited to you and your practice.
Timely and Power Diary are both great systems, but with some very different functionalities which you should know about.
What’s the difference between Timely and Power Diary?
When choosing between Timely and Power Diary, you should really bear in mind which features your practice would utilise the most. If your practice would benefit from a waitlist to auto-fill cancellations, or if treatment note templates would really cut your administration time down, then Power Diary will be the best choice for you.
To help you decide, we’ve detailed some of the main differences below, or start a free trial to see for yourself…
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Why should you choose Power Diary?
Fill Cancellations with Minimal Effort
Do cancellations cause you unnecessary stress? With the potential financial loss that they carry, at no fault of your own, it’s completely understandable – particularly when they occur at short notice with little chance to fill the appointment.
Power Diary can reduce this stress with the Waitlist feature. By allowing you to send bulk SMS messages to a select group of clients on your waiting list, any available appointments can be filled in no time. Simply choose from criteria such as current wait time, client availability, and preferred practitioner, and let Power Diary do the hard work!
We Specialise in Healthcare Professions
Power Diary is trusted by over 26,700 users, across 85 different health sectors, so we cater to a huge variety of professions with features to suit every customer. Timely, however, is more targeted towards beauty and wellness businesses rather than health practitioners, which could drastically affect the way you run your practice should you fall outside of these sectors.
With various features not included, you could actually end up spending more time using third-party apps and softwares, rather than streamlining your business.
Treatments Note Templates to Save You Time
With Timely’s customer base being predominantly beauty and wellness professionals, it’s no surprise that there are various features missing, one of which being one of our most popular features within Power Diary – treatment note templates.
Treatment note templates are used by a large variety of health professionals, with our customers often telling us how much time is saved with the right templates in place. This is why at Power Diary we provide you with over 100 specialised, and fully customisable templates for free. You have the option to add note sections, multiple choice and tick boxes, image charting with annotation, and much more.
With that being said, Timely does allow you to add notes to a client file, and also upload documents, but these documents would need to be created outside of the app and uploaded, increasing time spent on administration.
Two-Way SMS Messaging for Convenient Communication
Communication is key when running a health practice, which is why both Timely and Power Diary offer secure email and SMS messaging via the app. But there is one big difference you should know about.
Only Power Diary has the ability to receive responses directly into the app with our unparalleled two-way messaging functionality. Keeping responses within the app means no switching between different systems or windows, saving you time and effort when liaising with clients, colleagues and other healthcare providers.
More Affordable Pricing
After reading our reviews, you can see the value that our features such as the waitlist, treatment note templates, and two-way secure messaging bring to our customers, and the impact that Power Diary has on the running of their practice.
When looking at pricing in the table below, you will see that comparing Power Diary’s account with Timely’s Innovate account (with the most similar level of features), the difference in price increases steeply between the two, with 7 calendars being over double the price with Timely.
We aim to support your growth by keeping our pricing as affordable as possible, without reducing the high standard of our system, or the service we provide.
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 undecided on which suits you best?
Here’s a chart where you can make a fair assessment…
Power Diary vs. Timely
Price for 1 calendar (per week)
Price for 3 calendars (per week)
Price for 7 calendars (per week)
Price for 15 calendars (per week)
Price for 30 calendars (per week)
SMS & email reminders
2-Way SMS chat
Client management system
Invoices & payments
Credit card processing
Reports & analytics
Data import service
Allows for single, group and personal appointments, as well as classes.
Up to 3 reminders per appointment
Both emails and SMS messages can be sent and received within the app.
Over 100 specialised, fully customisable note templates. Create and save as many templates as required with chosen elements (eg text areas, image and body charting with annotation, multiple choice, tick boxes, and more). Plus, easily duplicate previous notes.
Online bookings automatically accepted and updated within your diary. Booking portal can be branded with a logo, header image, and brand colors.
Invoices can be assigned to insurers, a company or appropriate payers. It is possible to combine multiple appointments/invoices into one statement for company billing or insurance purposes too, and auto-populate with insurance details.
Yes, but doesn’t give the option for group appointments.
Up to 2 reminders per appointment
You can send SMS messages, but are unable to receive responses, and responses to emails sent via the app are delivered to the practitioners email.
Yes, but unable to include insurance details, custom client classifications (eg diagnosis, health status, etc) and more.
Only options are to add a note to a client file, or upload a document created outside of the app.
Clients can book online or purchase a gift voucher.
Clients can book online or purchase a gift voucher.
Some reports require an additional subscription with Zapier and other software.
*Pricing with current special offer available until the end of this month. All prices are in USD
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Here’s what Power Diary Clients are Saying…
"Love Power Diary – easy to use /navigate for both myself & my clients. Clients love the reminder text messages. I don’t have a web page, but I was still able to set up the diary & my clients found it easy to access & the convenience of booking themselves in. Thank you for making it easy for me."
Michelle Rademaker Therapies
"Power Diary is my virtual business partner! As a sole trader I need a CRM that I can trust, one that gives me the functionality necessary to manage my diary, client communications and financial reporting. PD gives me all this plus insights, trends and the ability to view my business from every angle, and help inform direction and investment. My favourite features include; Central depositary for all client data, Automated client messages, Financial reporting, Personalisation functionality, and Customer service excellence."
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"Very simple to use and appropriate for our Sports Massage and injury management clinic. The support has been prompt and helpful. Clear interfaces. Love the communication with Mailchimp which makes marketing very easy. Would recommend to any similar business."
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"Power Diary and Your Body Wellness - A Love Story! Power Diary has helped me stay in contact with my clients and reduce no shows with the ability to automate reminders. I can easily do targeted marketing by accessing reports. I have been able to isolate diary users for two rooms I hire out sessionally. It has definitely been a factor in my business growth."
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"Best decision! No more hardcopy diary... it's been a god send using such a fabulous electronic diary and management software. It's so easy to use. Does everything from the appointments to invoices, to the report for my accountant at the EOFY."
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