What software is the suits your needs better – Cliniko or Nookal?
Looking for some assistance in picking the ideal scheduling software? We’ve got your back. We compare Cliniko and Nookal to help you make a decision. And, just to keep things interesting, we’ve brought another name into the mix – Pabau!
Cliniko is practice management software based out of Australia that makes running an allied health clinic quicker and easier and frees up your time to focus on treating your patients.
You’ll find secure, cloud-based features that’ll help you to manage your appointment scheduling, online bookings, patient records, treatment notes, communications, and more. They also donate a minimum of 2% of all customer subscription fees to charity.
Nookal is an allied health clinic practice management software system that helps practitioners and therapists grow their clinic. It will help you automate bookings and payments online, send reminder messages, easily write clinical treatment notes, manage staff scheduling, and more.
Made for physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, psychologists, and others. Nookal works with everyone from single practitioners, to multi-location clinics, to national brands.
Pabau is an all-in-one clinic management software specifically designed for medi aesthetic clinics. With clients all around the world, it provides everything clinics need to reduce time spent on admin, improve the patient experience, and attract new customers.
Because it’s purpose-built for beauty and healthcare businesses, Pabau has key features that this client base will find particularly valuable.
Let’s start by breaking down the pricing in Cliniko, Nookal, and Pabau…
Cliniko has six different pricing tiers which are dependent on the number of practitioners. For one practitioner you’ll pay £29 a month. This increases incrementally to the priciest tier which is between 26-200 practitioners and costs £259 a month.
Every plan will get access to every feature. The only additional cost is for SMS appointment reminders, which are optional and cost 5p per message. Everything is charged on a monthly basis.
Nookal’s pricing is based on the number of practitioners. The cheapest plan is for one practitioner at £25 a month. The most expensive listed plan is for up to 20 practitioners £253 a month. If you have over 20 practitioners you’ll have to get in touch for a price.
They charge on a monthly basis and there are no additional costs – the only thing you’ll pay extra for are their SMS messages, which are 6.5p per credit.
Pabau charges a flat monthly fee. Pabau’s pricing structure is based on the number of users and every client will get access to all features in the system.
As an all-in-one system, we don’t charge extra for things such as reminder communication, data storage or client photos. The only additional costs you’ll pay are the SMS charges and advanced marketing feature, if needed.
|Why Choose Pabau Over Cliniko vs Nookal
|Autopopulate patient records
Using forms to gather patient information? With Cliniko, you have to manually import this information into the system. In Pabau, it’s automated - saving you bags of time!
|Pre-built treatment notes
Nookal only provides a very small number of prebuilt clinical notes on your account. Meanwhile, Pabau has hundreds of treatment notes built in that you can edit and customise to your needs.
|Deposits and no-show protection
Cliniko and Pabau enable you to set up deposits and no-show protection so you don’t pay the price for customers not turning up to appointments. Nookal doesn’t have this feature.
Cliniko and Nookal don’t have a dedicated feature for creating packages built-in to the system, although there is a workaround for it in Cliniko. In Pabau, creating packages is simple.
With Pabau you’ll have access to hundreds of reports so you can track, measure, and improve your business performance. Cliniko is much more limited when it comes to reports.
|Book rooms and resources
Pabau will enable you to link specific services with rooms and equipment so you can avoid double-bookings and manage a busy clinic seamlessly. Cliniko and Nookal don’t have this feature.
“After 16 years of using about 20 different client management software systems, this is the only one I can honestly say does it all, and does it all very well.”
Head of Operations, Juvea Medical
“Pabau is feature-rich, allowing us functionality to grow as our business needs grow, and at the same time quite intuitive to use. Competing software offerings can’t compete!”
“I’ve been in business for almost nine years. I’ve tried a lot of different software, but I was always missing some features. This software has everything that saves my time, keeps my records and medical forms in one place, and is easy to use.”