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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 roster schedules, all at a more affordable price, then you will be better off with Power Diary.

    Wondering exactly how? Read on, or start your free trial today to really see for yourself…

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    Why should you choose Power Diary?

    Reason #1

    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.

    Reason #2

    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 2-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.

    Reason #3

    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 – with 7 calendars costing double, and 30 calendars costing almost triple the price of Power Diary. Plus, with Jane’s Insurance plan you’ll pay over double for just 1 calendar!

    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.

    Reason #4

    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.

    Reason #5

    Flexible Recurring Rosters to Suit Every Practice

    Does your practice operate on a fortnightly or even monthly roster pattern? 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 roster.

    Power Diary, allows for daily, weekly and monthly recurring rosters. 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.

    Reason #6

    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.

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    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 Jane?

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

    Power Diary vs. Jane

    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)

    Price for 30 calendars (per week)

    Calendar management

    SMS & email reminders

    2-Way SMS chat

    Client management system

    Treatment notes

    Online bookings


    Invoices & payments

    Credit card processing

    Reports & analytics

    Money-back guarantee

    Data import service

    Power Diary


    $10 $5*

    $16 $8*
    $26 $13*
    $42 $21*
    $62 $31*

    Appointment flags to show when an appointment is pending, confirmed, cancelled, arrived and more. Flexible recurring roster patterns.


    Responses are automatically processed and updated within calendars


    Able to set appointment rules and add personalised booking instructions. Booking links can be added to websites and Facebook pages.


    See who’s waiting, their preferred practitioner, and availability. Allows for direct SMS messages to be sent to those on the waitlist.



    $17 ($74/month) for Base Plan**

    $23 ($99/month) for Insurance Plan

    $29 ($124/month) for Base Plan**

    $37 ($159/month) for Insurance Plan

    $52 ($224/month) for Base Plan**

    $64 ($279/month) for Insurance Plan

    $98 ($424/month) for Base Plan**

    $120 ($519/month) for Insurance Plan

    $108 ($469/month) for Corporate Plan**

    $184 ($799/month) for Base Plan**

    $224 ($969/month) for Insurance Plan

    $177 ($769/month) for Corporate Plan**


    Limited appointment flags, only showing arrivals or no-shows. Recurring roster patterns limited to weekly.


    Reminders contain a link to the client portal to cancel or reschedule.


    Unable to add custom classifications for diagnosis, health status, etc.


    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.


    See who’s waiting, their preferred practitioner, and availability. Unable to send SMS directly to those on the waitlist.

    *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

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

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    Here’s what Power Diary Clients are Saying…

    "I’ve used a number of different cloud-based practice management systems and there is no doubt that Power Diary is the best in class."

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

    "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. Thankyou!"

    Sophie Egan,
    Sophie EGAN Speech Pathology Clinic

    "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 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

    "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

    Happy customers are our lifeblood. We’d love you to join us.

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