Acuity Scheduling Overview

What is Acuity Scheduling?

Easily offer appointment booking directly through your website with Acuity online appointment scheduling software. Clients worldwide or local can schedule their appointment online, complete custom forms, and pay with a credit card, online 24/7. Whether it's a regular schedule, or irregular you can manage any availability easily.

Eliminate no-show appointments with automatic text message and e-mail reminders to clients.

A responsive scheduling page means that clients can book appointments from their desktop, tablet, or phone. You can also manage appointments directly from your desktop, tablet, or phone too.

Join the thousands of businesses who have booked millions of appointments already through Acuity Scheduling!

Acuity acts like a superhero for your schedule--with way better taste in capes. (For the record, ours is teal.) Acuity helps business owners, freelancers, consultants and entrepreneurs get back in control of their businesses, their time, and their calendars--without breaking a sweat or their back.

With automated appointment scheduling, Acuity’s super powers relieve you of the grunt-work that is back-and-forth-emailing-to-figure-out-a-time-that-works-for-everybody
and lets your clients see your real-time availability, pick the date and time that works best for them, pay in advance (in-full, via deposit or not until time of service) and book themselves.

End result? All you have to do is smile when you get the appointment notification, knowing your business is running smoothly...instead of running you ragged.

With customizeable everything, Acuity makes sure it’s not just another tool you have to deal with, manage or remember to use, but rather, one that works seamlessly in the background of your business, helping you up the ante in the professional department--and get business results that up the ante, too. You can get as picky--or nonchalant--as you want with the level of flexibility you need. Have different offices that operate on different schedules? Got you covered. Want different staff members to have different calendars? No problem. Need everything to match, almost as if you built the software yourself? You got it! After all, everyone knows that a true superhero doesn’t take the credit. :)

Whether you’re booking hourly appointments, doing phone consults, selling classes that students need to sign up for, or anything else that involves you selling your time, don’t put yourself at the mercy of hundreds of clients constantly badgering your inbox or your telephone--

--let Acuity handle the grunt work for you... so you can handle business.

Acuity Scheduling Overview

Cost

Starting from
USD 15.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

A 14-day free trial is available, after which Acuity is available for the following tiered prices:

Freebie: $0

Emerging Entrepreneur: $15/month (1 calendar, in one location)

Growing Business: $25/month (up to 6 calendars)

Powerhouse Player: $50/month (up to 36 calendars)


Acuity Scheduling Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Latin America and 3 others, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

Acuity Scheduling screenshot: Access Acuity Scheduling across multiple devices
Acuity Scheduling screenshot: Access Acuity Scheduling across multiple devices Acuity Scheduling screenshot: Access Acuity Scheduling via native mobile apps for iPhone and Android Acuity Scheduling screenshot: Get notified each time a new appointment is booked, and automatically update your Google, iCal, Outlook or Office 356 calendar Acuity Scheduling screenshot: Automatically send branded, customized appointment confirmations, reminders and follow-ups via email or SMS text message Acuity Scheduling screenshot: View and manage appointments on a color-coded calendar, with day, week and month views Acuity Scheduling screenshot: View and manage appointments on a color-coded calendar, with day, week and month views Acuity Scheduling screenshot: Embed a branded appointment scheduler directly into your website and let clients book appointments themselves Acuity Scheduling screenshot: Manage staff schedules from different locations Acuity Scheduling screenshot: Generate reports of your income and appointment volumes

Acuity Scheduling Reviews

Acuity Scheduling Reviews

Overall rating
4.8
/
5
Excellent
2727

Very good
510

Average
63

Poor
8

Terrible
4

Value for Money
4.7
Features
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.7
98% recommended this app
Rashidat O.

Checks all my boxes

I’m managing my time for multiple groups of needs and Acuity is allowing me to do that all in one place. I can manage my personal needs, my life coaching needs, and my nonprofit needs all in one place and still keep my hair (because I haven’t pulled it out trying to keep myself afloat). I look forward to continuing to use the software as it has room for me to expand and handle other needs that I foresee in the future. For me, Acuity is a great one stop shop to manage and connect people to the services provide.


Megan M.

salon user

I have been toying around with Acuity during this pandemic. I've always used a free booking system that was easy to use but didn't have that many features. I saw another stylist's website with Acuity for her online booking and I fell in love with how it looked and operated. I'm still getting used to it and it is now time to start rebooking. I guess this week will be the main test for how I feel about it! I'm excited though.


Mike S.

Unsuitable if certainty and speed are required

The interface is not suitable for use in a fast-paced customer-facing environment, where certainty and speed are required. We are switching to an alternative appointment scheduling provider.


Verified Reviewer

Best Software Out There!!

Overall this has helped my business grow and profit and not have to have any office staff.


Jack H.

Fantastic scheduling software with great customer assistance

I switched from Ovatu to Acuity just over a year ago. Both are fantastic bits of software but Acuity fits my business model better. The support I have received has been fantastic, also the walkthrough articles are clear and easy to follow if you want to set up integration with other software.
The pricing for Acuity is great and I have been able to add users without a massive hike in price paid.


Rashidat O.
Industry: Individual & Family Services
Company size: Self Employed

Checks all my boxes

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 21/10/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I’m managing my time for multiple groups of needs and Acuity is allowing me to do that all in one place. I can manage my personal needs, my life coaching needs, and my nonprofit needs all in one place and still keep my hair (because I haven’t pulled it out trying to keep myself afloat). I look forward to continuing to use the software as it has room for me to expand and handle other needs that I foresee in the future. For me, Acuity is a great one stop shop to manage and connect people to the services provide.

Pros

I switched from Calendly because I was having people make appointments at the last minute and back to back. I really appreciate that Acuity has functionality to account for my preferences in both situations.

I really enjoy the ability to personalize my different scheduling links since I set up scheduling for a few different scenarios. I tend to use the specific appointment type scheduling link, which is great to have separated from the overall link so that there is no confusion in booking.

There is so much other functionality that I haven’t had a chance to use yet link the intake forms and billing, but I’m looking forward to using it.

Also, I really enjoy the emails and correspondence that I’ve had with organization. I haven’t even submitted a help ticket, but every email is funny and engaging and it feels like someone is personally attending to me!

Cons

I had a little bit of confusion with the set up of my calendars. It took some searching to figure out how to combine all my appointments to one calendar. All in all I figured it out and still love my account.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Megan M.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: Self Employed

salon user

Used Weekly for Free Trial
Reviewed on 21/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I have been toying around with Acuity during this pandemic. I've always used a free booking system that was easy to use but didn't have that many features. I saw another stylist's website with Acuity for her online booking and I fell in love with how it looked and operated. I'm still getting used to it and it is now time to start rebooking. I guess this week will be the main test for how I feel about it! I'm excited though.

Pros

I love that I'm able to customize the colors to match my branding. I love the simplicity of adding on extras to appointments and having the client intake form right there for clients to fill out. The cluster booking was huge for me too. I have always been scared to dive into online booking because I didn't want huge holes in my schedule. I'm a bit of a control freak so it makes me very happy. I also love how I'm able to integrate the branded booking platform directly on my website. It just looks so much nicer than other systems!

Cons

I wish there was an option to approve appointments and an option to only allow booking at certain times of day. I would also like to revamp the mobile app or at least an option to zoom out to see the week without having to turn my phone landscape. I know this may sound silly, but I like to keep my phone screen locked on parallel.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Mike S.
Industry: Consumer Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Unsuitable if certainty and speed are required

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 05/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

The interface is not suitable for use in a fast-paced customer-facing environment, where certainty and speed are required. We are switching to an alternative appointment scheduling provider.

Pros

The ability to set different hours for certain appointment types via calendar service groups. This enables a high degree of customization of the calendar settings for each staff member and appointment type, which I have not seen in other SAAS appointment scheduling offerings. Merging duplicated clients is a breeze and simply requires the misspelled record to be corrected.

Cons

Calendar views are poorly formatted, difficult to navigate and inconsistent across platforms. Our default view is weekly, which frequently displays only 6 days and skips a week when navigating to the following week. Calendars do not consistently align in columns in the daily view, resulting in confusion when determining a therapist's availability. Booking errors are common, which projects unprofessionalism and results in a tedious in-store experience for the customer. The apps are bug-ridden with very poorly designed views that are unusable. The ipad app frequently displays no customers and requires the user to log out and back in to function. Little or no user acceptance testing has be done here

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Consumer Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Best Software Out There!!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 22/02/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall this has helped my business grow and profit and not have to have any office staff.

Pros

I absolutely love this software, it is so easy to use. Customers can schedule any appointment online and I can have it assigned to the technician of my choice automatically depending on the choice. Customers can cancel, and reschedule there appointments all through a link that is sent to them via text and email!! Doesn't get better than that, I don't even have a receptionist anymore.

Cons

I think the user interface and calendar could be a little more, modern. Feels a little old, pre Web 2.0

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jack H.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Fantastic scheduling software with great customer assistance

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 19/03/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I switched from Ovatu to Acuity just over a year ago. Both are fantastic bits of software but Acuity fits my business model better. The support I have received has been fantastic, also the walkthrough articles are clear and easy to follow if you want to set up integration with other software.
The pricing for Acuity is great and I have been able to add users without a massive hike in price paid.

Pros

-Ease of use
-Great support if needed
-Reminder emails and texts not charged extra
-Fantastic price compared to other scheduling software

Cons

Only a couple of minor points;
-A better method of tracking where the customer is in a block of sessions.
-Slightly easier to navigate customer profile page

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
9.3/10
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Acuity Scheduling Pricing

Acuity Scheduling Pricing

Starting from
USD 15.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

A 14-day free trial is available, after which Acuity is available for the following tiered prices:

Freebie: $0

Emerging Entrepreneur: $15/month (1 calendar, in one location)

Growing Business: $25/month (up to 6 calendars)

Powerhouse Player: $50/month (up to 36 calendars)

A 14-day free trial is available, after which Acuity is available for the following tiered prices:

Freebie: $0

Emerging Entrepreneur: $15/month (1 calendar, in one location)

Growing Business: $25/month (up to 6 calendars)

Powerhouse Player: $50/month (up to 36 calendars)

Value for Money
4.7/5
Based on 3,312 user ratings
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Acuity Scheduling Features

Acuity Scheduling Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
CRM Integration
Calendar Management
Custom Fields
Customer Database
Customisable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Email Integration
Real Time Data
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Surveys & Feedback
Third Party Integration
Features
4.7/5
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Additional information for Acuity Scheduling

Additional information for Acuity Scheduling

Key features of Acuity Scheduling

  • Accept money via Stripe, Paypal or Authorize.net
  • Automate client bookings
  • Automated billing
  • Automated scheduling
  • Automatic customer notices
  • Automatic follow-ups
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic reminders
  • Availability management
  • Calendar embedding
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Charge payment-in-full
  • Class scheduling
  • Client database
  • Credit card processing
  • Custom forms
  • Customer activity reporting
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable fields
  • Customizable questions
  • Customizable templates
  • Customizeable intake forms
  • Electronic payments
  • Email integration
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Email notifications
  • Event calendar
  • Event scheduling
  • Gift card system
  • Group scheduling
  • Microsoft outlook integration
  • Mobile alerts
  • Multi-location
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Real time updates
  • Real-time availability
  • Referral comparison
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Revenue management
  • SMS integration
  • Subscription services
  • Team calendars
  • Time zone specific bookings
  • Vendor self service
  • Web forms
  • iCalendar support

Benefits

  • Embed an appointment booking calendar on your website to offer clients a seamless booking experience.

  • Get notified each time a new appointment is booked. Acuity Scheduling will automatically update iCloud, Outlook, Google and Office 365 calendars.

  • Send branded, customized appointment confirmations, reminders and follow-ups automatically by either email or SMS text message to reduce no-shows and encourage repeat bookings.

  • Ask clients to complete intake forms at the time of booking so you have their information gathered and stored, ready for their appointment.

  • Allow clients to view your availability in real time, before self-booking their appointments, paying online and rescheduling in a click, should they need to.

  • GetApp Analysis

    GetApp Analysis

    Acuity Scheduling is an easy-to-use online scheduling and client relationship management software that helps service-based businesses effectively manage their calendars, schedules, and client appointments while keeping their sanity intact. The app lets business owners do away with embarrassing schedule mix-ups or forgotten appointments through automated client bookings, reminders, and cancellations. It likewise supports online payments through PayPal, Stripe, and Authorize.net.

    Acuity Scheduling can be directly embedded to your website, Facebook business page, eCommerce store, or anywhere your customers can find it. Also available as a mobile web app, it can be used anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

    Some of the software’s core features include 24/7 online appointment scheduling, automatic calendar sync, time zone conversion, customizations, online payments integration, and staff/location management. Other noteworthy features are automated reminders and notifications, automatic calendar syncing, online store promotions, client management, class/group booking, reporting and analytics, and worldwide scheduling.

    Acuity Scheduling's dashboard is easy to navigate and contains quick links to various customization panes. Your calendar provides monthly and weekly summaries and a more detailed daily breakdown of your booked appointments.

    What is Acuity Scheduling?

    Showing up for an appointment the client totally forgot about or getting a phone call from an irate customer who expected you by her place for a tutoring session that completely slipped your mind are two scenarios you never want to have to deal with – that is, if you intend to make the most efficient use of your time and run a profitable business where your clients are also your brand ambassadors.

    While it’s completely human and forgivable to forget stuff every once in a while, messing up your schedule, wasting your clients’ time, and then rescheduling appointments for a later time is one surefire way to damage your brand’s reputation and upset your work-life balance.

    Acuity Scheduling empowers businesses to set their hours and take control of their calendars in the most efficient way possible – through automated appointments, cancellations, and reminders. When booking an appointment, your clients only see your dates and times available, and once a schedule is booked, it shows up in your Google Calendar (or any other supported web-based calendar) and events are automatically blocked off.

    Regular business hours, from which clients choose their appointment schedules, are set up in the Availability window and can also be overridden depending on the circumstances, e.g., holidays, doctor's appointment, and so on.

    Acuity Scheduling Main Features

    24/7 Online Appointment Scheduling

    Because it is web-based, Acuity Scheduling can be accessed from anywhere, and your clients can schedule an appointment at their convenience. Depending on your preference, your client appointment page can be set to either public or private. If set to private, only admins and clients with a direct link to the page can use it to book appointments.

    Single and multiple bookings can be made, as well as class/group appointments, and both you and your client/s receive confirmation emails for successfully booked appointments. Blocked off schedules in Acuity Scheduling automatically show up in your synced Google Calendar, and vice versa. For Growing Business and Powerhouse Player accounts, notifications and reminders can also be sent via SMS/text messaging, and multiple calendars can be set up.

    When a schedule is successfully booked, an email/SMS notification is automatically sent to both the staff (or business owner) and client, along with the requisite appointment and client details.

    Time Zone Conversion

    To eliminate schedule confusion because of time zone differences, Acuity Scheduling automatically converts time zones. This means that all your appointments and schedules show up in your local time. Clients, when booking an appointment, are prompted to choose their time zones, and all available dates and times show up in their respective time zones as well. Acuity Scheduling supports all time zones worldwide.

    Acuity Scheduling supports all time zones worldwide and automatically converts time zones, so you and your clients see all schedules and appointments in your respective local times.

    Customizations

    Acuity Scheduling can be customized in several different ways: the look and feel of your client scheduling page for branding consistency, schedule and availability, required fields in your intake forms, questions your clients need to answer, appointment types and prices, coupon codes, packages, promos, the content of your appointment confirmation email, and more.

    All customizations can be done from the dashboard, and Acuity Scheduling provides simple and straightforward customization guidelines through examples that even a non-technical user can follow.

    With Acuity Scheduling, customizations don't start and stop at how your client appointment site looks and feels. Among others, you can set up multiple appointment types and business locations to suit the needs of your clients.

    Online Payments Integration

    How many times, as a customer, have you been unable to do business with a certain establishment because they only accept cash and all you have with you is your credit card? One way to attract more clients and differentiate your brand from your peers is by offering various ways for clients to pay you: cash, check, credit card, bank transfer, digital wallet, online payment, and so on.

    Acuity Scheduling has built-in integrations with online payment channels like PayPal, Authorize.net, and Stripe, giving you and your customers the convenience of quick and secure online transactions. From the Payments pane in your Acuity Scheduling dashboard, select the payment gateway of your choice and fill out the needed details to proceed. To connect Stripe, just click the blue “Connect with Stripe” button, and you’ll be taken to a secure page where you grant Acuity Scheduling access to your Stripe account.

    Acuity Scheduling readily integrates with third-party online payment solutions like Stripe and PayPal to give your clients more options to pay you.

    Staff/Location Management

    As your business grows and your client base expands, setting up shop in multiple locations may become inevitable. This means more things to keep track of: schedules for several different branches, varying employee hours, and different availability for each appointment type.

    Acuity Scheduling enables you to create user accounts for each of your staff so they can view and manage their schedules and be made accountable for any activity logged through their accounts. Unique calendars can be set up for each staff or location, and when booking an appointment, clients have the option to pick a particular staff or location. You may also set up your scheduling system to automatically assign a client to whoever staff is available for his/her chosen appointment period.

    Aside from a consolidated staff calendar view that lets you spot at a glance your employees' bookings for the day, Acuity Scheduling keeps track of all confirmed appointments per location and even breaks down revenue by service type through its robust reporting functionality.

    Acuity Scheduling Integrations

    Besides an API that’s available to use, Acuity Scheduling integrates with apps like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Squarespace, Weebly, Groupon, LivingSocial, [MailChimp] (http://www.getapp.com/marketing-software/a/mailchimp/), [Infusionsoft] (http://www.getapp.com/customer-management-software/a/infusionsoft-crm-tool-for-small-businesses/), [ActiveCampaign] (http://www.getapp.com/marketing-software/a/activecampaign-email-marketing/), [Aweber] (http://www.getapp.com/marketing-software/a/aweber/), [Mad Mimi] (http://www.getapp.com/marketing-software/a/mad-mimi/), Google Calendar, iCal, Outlook, [PayPal] (http://www.getapp.com/website-ecommerce-software/a/paypal/), [Authorize.net] (http://www.getapp.com/website-ecommerce-software/a/authorize-net/), [Stripe] (http://www.getapp.com/website-ecommerce-software/a/stripe/), [QuickBooks] (http://www.getapp.com/finance-accounting-software/a/quickbooks-online-edition/), [FreshBooks] (http://www.getapp.com/finance-accounting-software/a/freshbooks/), Google Analytics, [GoToMeeting] (http://www.getapp.com/it-communications-software/a/gotomeeting/), and [Zapier] (http://www.getapp.com/it-management-software/a/zapier/).

    Acuity Scheduling Pricing

    Acuity Scheduling offers three paid plans: Emerging Entrepreneur for individuals and solopreneurs, $10 per month and includes one solo calendar and reminder emails; Growing Business for businesses with up to six employees or locations, $19 per month and includes reminder emails and unlimited texts; and Powerhouse Player for businesses with more than six employees or locations, $34 per month for up to 12 employees or locations.

    Aside from a 14-day free trial, a basic free plan with limited features and customizations is also available.

    Acuity Scheduling Bottom Line

    • Feature-rich online scheduling software to manage your calendar, clients, and booking schedules
    • Automatic appointment confirmations/reminders sent to business owners, employees, and customers through email and text messaging
    • Can be embedded to your website or Facebook page
    • Supports two-way syncing with Google Calendar so added bookings automatically appear in your calendar
    • Mobile-responsive and works with iPhones, iPads, and Androids

    Acuity Scheduling FAQs

    Acuity Scheduling FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Acuity Scheduling.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Acuity Scheduling offer?

    Acuity Scheduling offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: USD 15.00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    A 14-day free trial is available, after which Acuity is available for the following tiered prices: Freebie: $0 Emerging Entrepreneur: $15/month (1 calendar, in one location) Growing Business: $25/month (up to 6 calendars) Powerhouse Player: $50/month (up to 36 calendars)

    Q. What are the main features of Acuity Scheduling?

    Acuity Scheduling offers the following features:

    • Accept money via Stripe, Paypal or Authorize.net
    • Automate client bookings
    • Automated billing
    • Automated scheduling
    • Automatic customer notices
    • Automatic follow-ups
    • Automatic notifications
    • Automatic reminders
    • Availability management
    • Calendar embedding
    • Calendar management
    • Calendar sync with Google
    • Charge payment-in-full
    • Class scheduling
    • Client database
    • Credit card processing
    • Custom forms
    • Customer activity reporting
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable fields
    • Customizable questions
    • Customizable templates
    • Customizeable intake forms
    • Electronic payments
    • Email integration
    • Email invitations & reminders
    • Email notifications
    • Event calendar
    • Event scheduling
    • Gift card system
    • Group scheduling
    • Microsoft outlook integration
    • Mobile alerts
    • Multi-location
    • Multiple user accounts
    • Real time updates
    • Real-time availability
    • Referral comparison
    • Reporting & statistics
    • Revenue management
    • SMS integration
    • Subscription services
    • Team calendars
    • Time zone specific bookings
    • Vendor self service
    • Web forms
    • iCalendar support

    Q. Who are the typical users of Acuity Scheduling?

    Acuity Scheduling has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Acuity Scheduling support?

    Acuity Scheduling supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Acuity Scheduling offer?

    Acuity Scheduling has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Acuity Scheduling support mobile devices?

    Acuity Scheduling supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Acuity Scheduling integrate with?

    Acuity Scheduling integrates with the following applications:

    AWeber, ActiveCampaign, Clearlogin, Constant Contact, ConvertKit, FreshBooks, Hatchbuck, Mad Mimi, Mailchimp, Pipedrive

    Q. What level of support does Acuity Scheduling offer?

    Acuity Scheduling offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials