Why is Pabau the right Timely alternative for you?

Looking for a better alternative to Timely? Look no further – here’s exactly what Pabau can offer you that Timely can’t.

Top reasons to why Pabau is better way to go over Timely when you are wanting to choose a Practice Management Software.

Read in more detail what exactly Pabau has to offers in comparison to Timely’s practice management software.


Reason #1 - Going Paperless

Whilst Timely have their feature called ‘Consult’, it is more targeted at hair salons, and has not been well thought out or designed for a more medical or beauty pathway. The paperless features were not researched, and whilst Timely promotes the ability to go paperless, the majority of clients that we migrate away do not use the features due to it not really being fit for purpose. Developing a paperless app requires a team of developers in itself, and at Pabau, we have 4 full time employees responsible solely for the maintenance and development of the paperless app & features of Pabau. The consultation forms are simply not built for clinics.


Reason #2 Limited Functionality

We find generally that the people that move from Timely to Pabau often quote that they have “grown out of it”, and often hit a brick wall when it comes to the features. Timely do not tend to have a ‘Community’, and their range of clients from different sectors suggest that they target all and anyone. Having some big contracts with the likes of BUPA may restrict them from working on the wider in demand features of the every day medical practice.



Reason #3 - Reporting

Timely has only 18 reports in total compared to Pabau’s 132+ reports. You have no way to filter your reports or any way of creating custom reports for your business, what you see is what you get.



Reason #4 - Not for clinics

Timely was built for hair salons, not clinics. Whilst software in these sectors can be similar, the wording, education, features and terminology are completely different. Whilst it is important for a system to have great usability, we find that the healthcare sector demands more flexibility and functionality. Pabau focuses on offering medically compliant software.


See how we compare


Protect your clinic

Data hosted in your preferred country

Ability to manage multiple locations with permission rules

Fully GDPR compliant

Consistently great uptime

Running paperless

Digital consent forms & e-signing

Ability to go entirely paperless

Automate precare and aftercare

Ability to take photos via the software

Before and after comparison tool

Procedure plot tool

Automate medical forms to be sent to clients

Marketing tools

Ability to send newsletter campaigns

Ability to setup automated marketing campaigns

Ability to setup referral campaigns

Ability to setup automatic recalls

Ability to run reports on how campaigns perform

Tried & tested marketing templates

Boost and maintain bookings

Ability to sell packages

Ability to sell gift vouchers

Client area for invoices, appointments etc

Automated recalls for patients

Management tools

Staff management system

Ability to request holidays

Full lockdown on security permissions

A fully fledged staff rota system

Ability to customise reports


Wide range of financial reports

Ability to integrate with healthcode

User friendly point of sale system

Setup different issuing companies

Ability to create credit notes

On the go

Ability to access reports from an app

Ability to book appointments from an app

Ability to make payments via an app

Ability to scheduled shifts through an app

Ability to manage appointments from an app


Assistance in migrating your data from the previous provider.

Tools to help migrate information from over 50 other softwares

Telephone support

Free training for life

Switching to Pabau from Timely is easy because we are here to help in any way

Clinic Management software that makes booking and rebooking multiple appointments simple and pain free.



Easy Migration

Pabau offers a hands on migration service. We will move all of your clients, products, services, financials, appointments and more for you. When choosing a provider, it’s important to go with experience for that perfect migration. Pabau has performed 1400+ software migrations from over 100 different providers.

Free training for life

You will have the chance to learn powerful business strategies that will help you grow your business. We run daily webinars across various educators. We have content to deliver over 20 modules on the Pabau software so that you can make the most out of your

Support second to none

Customer service and small business go hand-in-hand. Our award winning support team will make you feel right at home.

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