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Sweet sensation: From 100s to 1000s with Cloud Reporting

Caitlin Adamson Feb / 25 / 2019
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If you’re thinking of chewing on something sweet today (read: buying cake from the cookies next door again), hold onto them, because we’re about to give you an even bigger dose of sugary goodness.

Our latest salon software release, Cloud Reporting, is here to help turn your 100s into 1000s, quick-smart, and give you a #sweeterlife (check out the all the fun over on Insta!). There are plenty of reasons to love this lil sweet sensation, and we have a few we’d like to sprinkle your way.

Before: Mind-boggling numbers
After: Easy-to-understand reports

With Cloud Reporting, you can have all your essential figures laid out in visual and easy-to-understand graphs, pie-charts and reports so you can make more informed business decisions. Uh-huh, this feature is all about giving you your favourite reports in a beautiful dashboard. Use it to take a squiz at your net sales, average spend, rebooking percentage, service and retail sales, plus your trading summary, employee performance and productivity.

The best part? If you can access the internet, you can access Cloud Reporting. All you need is a web browser and your login details. Once you’re in, you can start digging into the sweet stuff!

Before: Flat-out on the salon floor
After: True work/life balance

Yep, you can finally experience this thing called “work/life balance” everyone keeps screaming about! What if we told you that taking your reporting to the next sweet level starts with your mobile device, tablet or computer? That you can step away from your business without feeling like you’ll crumble from separation anxiety?

With Cloud Reporting you can keep up-to-date with your business even when you’re on the go for the ultimate work/life balance experience. You can check up on your team’s performance and see how they’re tracking throughout the day. Start feeling super comfy that things will carry on just fine while you tackle errands, meetings and LIFE.

Before: Fighting over the salon computer
After: Sharing the love

Since Cloud Reporting can be accessed on multiple devices (pretty much as many as you want!) you can share the love around and quit fighting over one computer. This means you can be at home working on your business and checking up on the daily stats, while your staff are checking clients out at the front desk computer.

Since it is a cloud-based solution, Cloud Reporting gives you the ability to take your reporting with you and view it anytime you like. Chilling on a beach in Bali with a cocktail in hand and get the urge to check on the salon? You totally can! Or you can resist the itch and keep sipping that mojito. I know what I’d do.

Before: Having a good business plan
After: An even better one

This new-and-improved plan is now doused in syrup, ice-cream and topped off with chocolate sauce. Or hundreds and thousands, if it were up to us! Regardless, it’s a plan powered by data you familiarise yourself with every day. This data can help you make more tactical decisions in your day to day running of the salon.

For example, if retail sales are down for a few Saturdays in a row despite having the same number of clients, perhaps it’s time to remind your staff to upsell to their guests or re-evaluate the stock you’re offering to better meet the needs of your current clientele. Constant access to your essential business KPIs helps you know your numbers inside and out so you can spot any downward trends faster than you can say “jelly bean!”

Bursting for a Cloud Reporting sugar hit? Heck yeah you are! Click here to get your hands on this sweet lil feature now.


Caitlin Adamson
Caitlin Adamson
Caitlin Adamson is a passionate creative and analytical thinker who brings her love for the written word to the marketing world. She brings her fresh outlook to the Shortcuts team and strives to create strategic and engaging collateral to help salons, spas, clinics and barbers to tackle their business endeavours with confidence.

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