Salon management software helps salon owners and independent styling professionals to manage their daily business operations. This product automates a variety of tasks including appointment booking and scheduling, secure storage of data, customer engagements, appointment confirmations, inventory tracking, staff management, and implementation of marketing initiatives.
Busy salon industry employees find it hard to handle multiple customer appointments especially during peak hours. They can leverage salon software to easily manage appointments, accommodate requests for new ones, and reschedule existing ones to make their business more productive and successful.
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Disaster recovery and security are two main factors that need to be considered by SaaS purchasers when evaluating potential providers.
Many SaaS providers do not have a disaster recovery site. Therefore, ask the following questions to your shortlisted providers: How do you test your disaster recovery procedures? What is your recovery time? How often do you test? Do you have dispersed infrastructure; are your main site and your disaster recovery site placed in different geographical locations?
You need to be aware that many SaaS providers do not use enterprise-grade infrastructure to deploy SaaS apps. Many solutions have multiple providers. For instance, there may be a firewall provider, an Internet provider, and a few others too in the mix. If an issue rears up, there is a lot of finger-pointing. This issue is common with on-premise IT applications. The solution is to reduce the number of providers so that there is accountability to ensure they take responsibility about performance.
Ask the potential SaaS providers the following queries about security: Is your company SAS70 compliant? What security measures are used at your data centers? What security audits and guidelines does your organization follow? Who manages access and identity management, web application firewalls, log file management, and network connectivity?
Needless to say, take your time to research methodically and get the answers to the above questions before you invest in a suitable SaaS system.