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ANS vs Pabau

Why is Pabau the right ANS alternative for you?

This page will unpick some of the key differences between Aesthetic Nurse Software and Pabau so that you can decide which is the best fit for your business.

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Main differences between ANS and Pabau


Aesthetic Nurse Software (ANS) is an easy-to-use clinic software created for independent aesthetic practitioners and smaller aesthetic clinics.

It helps with managing appointments and online bookings and simplifies patient record-keeping.

ANS allows for the secure storage of consultations, treatment notes, photos, and consent forms within a centralized system.


Pabau is an all-in-one practice management software specifically designed for the complex needs of a medically related patient journey.

We serve the medi-aesthetic industry and have customers that are GPs and private practice clinics, cosmetic surgeries, pharmacies, and more.

With clients all over the world, Pabau provides everything a practice needs to reduce time spent on admin, improve the patient experience, and attract new customers.

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ANS has two different pricing tiers, which are dependent on the number of clients. For up to 150 clients, it’s £20 + VAT per month. For unlimited clients, the price is £40 + VAT per month. 

Every plan will get access to all features and unlimited users. It’s important to keep in mind that the features are fairly limited and might not cover all the specialized needs of a growing clinic.

The only additional cost is for sending SMSs to clients, which is optional and costs credits. Everything is charged on a monthly basis.


Pabau’s pricing is based on the number of users and every client will get access to ALL features for a flat monthly fee, including forms, inventory, marketing features, and more, at no extra charge.

We have a variety of pricing options designed to suit every client. Get in touch with our sales team for more information.

In terms of additional costs, there are charges for the optional SMS appointment reminders (which we highly recommend you use) and our Marketing Plus add-on feature.

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Feature comparison

Why Choose Pabau Over ANS ANS Pabau
Branded communication
Pabau puts your brand at the forefront. Clients receive personalized texts and emails with your branding, creating a professional and consistent experience. ANS lacks this level of customization.
Built-in marketing features
Pabau offers a suite of tools to nurture client relationships and attract new business. Automate review collection and targeted email/SMS campaigns, create gift vouchers, and implement loyalty programs – these are all features ANS doesn't provide.
Detailed staff permissions
Easily manage a growing team with Pabau's granular user permissions. Tailor access for different roles (front-of-house, practitioners, etc) ensuring security and compliance. ANS's limited permission options might not be ideal for larger teams.
Fully automated communications and forms
Pabau saves you time by automatically sending confirmations, reminders, reviews, and even treatment-specific forms (like pre-care and aftercare instructions) each and every time. ANS doesn't have this, meaning more manual work for your team.
Treatment packages and bundles
Easily create and sell packages and bundles, encouraging clients to book multiple treatments and drive up revenue. Create customized offers and discounts and turn one-time clients into regulars with this feature. ANS lacks these crucial features.
Lead management
Pabau's built-in lead management system helps you efficiently capture, nurture, and convert prospects into paying clients. Grow your business by staying organized and engaged with prospective customers. ANS doesn't have this feature.

"If you want an easy life, then this is the only client management software to use"

Roxanne Merchant, Head of Clinic Operations
Juvea Medical

Top 5 reasons to choose Pabau over ANS

1. Pabau’s features go the extra mile

While Pabau and ANS might share a feature list, Pabau's tools are simply more powerful. 

From calendar filters for easy scheduling to customizable emails that add a touch of your brand’s style, and even flexible deposits to streamline payments – we've thought of it all.

We didn’t forget about those aesthetic-specific features: detailed face mapping with automatic product deduction from inventories, client allergy alerts, and robust before-and-after photos all enable both a smoother and safer client experience.

 2. Robust reporting

You can only make strategic, data-led designs when you have the right data to hand. While ANS is a little light when it comes to reports, Pabau will enable you to really get under the hood of your business and drill into what’s working - and what needs improving - so you can accelerate your growth.

In Pabau, you can choose from over 150 prebuilt reports. Pull all your day-to-day data and see appointments, client numbers and revenue. Plus, identify who regularly no-shows, who your big spenders are, and more.

3. All-in-one solution

Pabau isn’t the cheapest software on the market. But the great thing is, when you use it, you won’t need anything else as, in the words of one of our customers, “Pabau does it all.”

While ANS has an affordable monthly subscription fee, you’ll probably need to budget for additional tools to do everything you need - such as an email marketing system or a lead management tool. This isn’t the case with Pabau. And because we’re so feature-rich, as your business grows, we’ll grow with you.

4. Can manage complex business needs

Working over two clinics on different days? Need to manage multiple rooms? Want to be able to take deposits specific to each service? How about automating all medical forms, pre-care and aftercare communication at the time of booking so you don’t have to send it manually?

Pabau is designed to handle complex, busy businesses. And with a huge scope for customization, you can be sure we can tailor the system to suit your needs.

 5. Has the integrations you need

Choosing Pabau means you’ll have access to some of the essential integrations that are specific to medi-aesthetic and healthcare needs.

Whether you need to connect the tech you use for prescriptions, the call agent software you use for leads, or third-party insurance, Pabau will enable you to do it quickly and easily. Plus, you’ll also find the mainstays like Xero, MailChimp, and Stripe too.

Customers That Chose Pabau Over Others

“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.”

Roxanne Merchant,

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!”

Daniel, Doctor,

G2 review

“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.”

Angelina, Owner

G2 review

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