Who Uses This Software?

We serve fitness professionals across South Africa who are looking to reduce the time they spend on client administration and increase their class attendance.


Average Ratings

7 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $20.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    One plan starting from R299 and capped at R750 per month.
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Bookamat
  • bookamat.co.za/
  • Founded 2016
  • South Africa

About Bookamat

One of the greatest challenges to running and growing a class or lesson based business is managing the ongoing client administration. More clients bring more revenue but they also bring more rescheduling, more invoicing, more chasing late payments, more no shows etc. Bookamat has been designed to reduce client administration by automating administrative tasks to save business owners time and help generate revenue.


Bookamat Features

  • Attendance Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Check-in Manager
  • Class Management
  • Contract Management
  • Employee Management
  • Event Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Membership Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Reservations Management

Bookamat Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Bookamat Review

Oct 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Bookamat offers enough functionality and options to set up the booking, scheduling and payment requirements any almost any business. The product is geared to the local market (South Africa)and is charged in Rands. I don't have to worry about changing currencies on my invoices, paying for the software in a foreign currency (with fluctuating exchange rates) or dealing with international terminology and solutions that aren't applicable to me. It is affordable for a small business - a big bonus when every scent counts.

I run Pilates studio with 3 teachers and can easily plan, schedule and manage the use of the equipment within the studio. Bookamat is easy to use, saves me a lot of time managing client's constantly changing schedules and I no longer have to 'negotiate' around late cancellations or poor communication. Clients quickly take responsibility for their schedules and become more compliant. They like the fact that they can manage cancellations, waitlisting or re-scheduling of appointments when it suits them.

Monthly invoicing has become a 10 minute exercise as opposed to the 3-4 hour admin nightmare it used to be! The software is constantly evolving and improving, with new features added regularly. Each month it gets easier to use and offers better functionality for my business, meaning I spend less time on admin.

Cons: The product is web-based and can use a lot of mobile data. It would be great if it could be offered as an App.

The page times out if used over the whole day and requires periodic logging in. This can be a bit frustrating.

New clients can find it a little difficult to navigate in the beginning, but soon get used to the format. Perhaps this will improve in future releases.

The product does not offer much in terms of reporting and accounting functions - although these are apparently in the pipeline.

Overall: The Bookamat team is very open to suggestions to improve functionality of the software and are highly responsive to fixing any bugs or problems that may be encountered.

Excellent service from Benjamin who is always receptive of recommendations and actions them promptly

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Attractive home page, all the current features and the new feature of SMS reminder's which are still to come. The price is very reasonable and assists a small business immensely.

Cons: There is no App, which clients frequently comment on. It would certainly make bookings a lot easier as logging onto Bookamat via your phone takes time and can be difficult to navigate.

The credit page doesn't use drop down menu's to minimise the long list of credits.

Overall: A functioning booking system that is cost effective and reliable.

Vendor Response

by Bookamat on July 31, 2017

Thanks for the kind review Robyn :) We'll be looking at adding an App in 2018.

Solid product from a great team

Oct 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: From the outset, its the service from Bookamat that makes them stand out. They're small enough to offer personalised service, but large enough to punch above their weight against international competitors.

The site is user-friendly and intuitive, and overall represents great value for the customer.

Cons: It meets our needs for our small business in every way - where there has been glitches, or if functionality required optermisation, the Bookamat team is quick to resolve and embrace change to the benefit of the customer and clients.

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This is the most amazing booking software as it has taken my business to the next level

Dec 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use, the excellent support and most of all the opportunity to grow. It is developing all the time and this has allowed my business to flourish. My students are extremely happy with bookamat and talk about the features and functionality all the time. The quality of the website is top class. The best part is that for a little studio like mine it is affordable and I have recommended it to other studios in the area as its not competition that divides us but co-opportition that unites us and allows the consumer more choice. We need to work together to grow more. Thank you bookamat for creating a platform for us to prosper!!

Cons: Waiting for the mobile app however understanding the cost and knowing that this is on the table... there are NO CONS!!

Overall: It has changed the way I do business!!

This software is a lifesaver if you currently run your own client base. Huge time saver.

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Saves me time

Cons: Although the layout is pretty simple, it could be improved upon in terms of easy navigation. Overall it is user-friendly though.

Overall: Bookamat is great value for money and outshines it's competitors by a huge margin! I have previously used other software such as MindBody which was very expensive and not at all user-friendly. I am so relieved to now have BookaMat as an integral part of my business which saves me and my customers so much time and hassle! I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs an online booking tool, particularly with services which are in groups of people.

Recommendations to other buyers: I think the list of class credits should be displayed in alphabetical order - not by date of expiry as it currently displays. I think that when one uses the "filter" in the search for classes, that the selected filter options should remain until such time that one is finished with the tasks at hand. At the moment the filter keeps refreshing which means that one needs to refilter again and again when performing certain tasks.

Making easier access

Dec 01, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Sometimes technically challenging. Some technical input and output should be easier and more logical. When a student does not have issues the system works like a rolls Royce. But when students have challenging changes, the system is not easy to work through , e.g. " I come to a weekly session but want to add two extra classes" the student and myself found it hard to navigate. It kinda needs to be more "giving". I am a paper and pen person. Slowly finding my way around and through the system. Students are also finding and sifting their way around the system. I could chat to you about this with more in depth info if you like. It has made my life a bit easier as far as admin goes but early days. On the whole a great product absolutely necessary in our industry. The changeover has not been easy but slowly getting there. Hey, I'm almost 60 so a bit technically challenged. If I can navigate through the system anyone can.

Great solution for South African Pilates studios

Nov 30, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's user-friendly design and the fact that it lets me reschedule and pay for my classes easily.

Cons: I would like to be able to integrate my bookings into my Google calendar.

Overall: I am a student who attends a Pilates studio in Cape Town which recently started using Bookamat. I am amazed at how easy it is to reschedule, pay and make new bookings from the convenience of my mobile phone. It also gives me reminders for upcoming classes and expiring credits and even lets me join waiting lists for classes I want to join but are already full. It is easy to use and certainly saves me time that I would usually spend trying to contact my busy Pilates instructor when I needed to reschedule a class. Thanks Bookamat :)