Booker vs. Sabre Red Workspace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Booker
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Booker is a leading appointment scheduling, point-of-sale, and business management software that powers thousands of spas and salons worldwide. The software includes a complete suite of management tools, and provides integrated online booking, marketing, and more. Booker is completely web-based, which makes it available from any computer with a browser and internet connection, anywhere at any time. It can also be used via a smartphone or iPad.
$129
per month
Sabre Red Workspace
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Sabre Red Workspace, from Sabre Travel Network, is travel agent workspace management solution.N/A
Pricing
BookerSabre Red Workspace
Editions & Modules
Starter
$129
per month
Accelerate
$269
per month
Ultimate
$429
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BookerSabre Red Workspace
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$250 No setup fee
Additional Details
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 7.3 out of 10
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Score 7.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
BookerSabre Red Workspace
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(18 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(6 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BookerSabre Red Workspace
Likelihood to Recommend
MINDBODY
Booker is very user friendly with videos to help our staff who are setting up schedules. It has very robust features that our school district didn't really need when we piloted it. It has a great option for widgets to be added to websites, whether district or school site. We find that the more widgets are available, the more appreciative our parents are. This is definitely a product that is used in the business world and not in the school district world so it doesn't really have the personalization we need as a school district or a school sites. Should the site change its potential customers, it would be a great fit for us because scheduling is very challenging in a large school district, be it at the district level or at individual school sites
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Sabre
If you want to keep all of your choices in the same location, this is an excellent choice to make.Sabre is an excellent choice for serious travel agents who are prepared to devote a substantial amount of time to learning and becoming proficient with a booking platform. It provides agents with excellent functions such as the ability to find flight availability and pricing in real time, the capacity to hold flights for up to 72 hours, and the capability to book with a secure and well-known system. The primary issue is that it is geared toward the needs of agents; as a result, it is EXTREMELY challenging for a new user to pick up and become proficient with Sabre.
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Pros
MINDBODY
  • Booker does very well as a point of sale program. From front desk check out to back end report generation, Booker gives us an accurate daily picture of business activity.
  • Booker is very good at tracking gift certificate activity. We have a large number of gift certificates and are able to find, edit and void with ease. We are also able to look at the history for each individual certificate or series which helps in troubleshooting.
  • I do not work with scheduling myself but staffers have found Booker to be a valuable tool for managing rooms and therapists.
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Sabre
  • Sabre Red Workspace is constantly evolving to keep up with technology trends. For example, it is now available for agents to download on their iPads so that they can work from anywhere.
  • Sabre Red Workspace offers a suite called Red Apps which has many categories of useful apps that can customize your experience (some at no extra charge) and help simplify workflows.
  • Sabre Red Workspace provides a comprehensive library of every format or command that an agent could ever need to do his or her job.
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Cons
MINDBODY
  • Booker has had some system failures recently that have caused a hard time for us.
  • Sometimes Booker updates reset certain features which cause us to have to reset everything.
  • The Booker app does not have the same features as the full site which sometimes does not make it easy for us.
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Sabre
  • Sabre does not have a well-working support system. Most calls require you to pay Sabre just for assistance within the system.
  • Sabre has a very large learning curve. It is very specific to itself - it is unlike other software and requires memorizing a lot of keystrokes.
  • Sabre is all in code and text-speak, so it is often difficult to understand.
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Likelihood to Renew
MINDBODY
Because I'm so familiar with it. I'll definitely reconsider.
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Sabre
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Usability
MINDBODY
It gets the job done but is overly detailed and has many steps to do a simple task. Reports are continuously being archived and discontinued. As soon as I get used to one it is no longer available
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Sabre
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
MINDBODY
Booker is not always that quick to respond however, I will say, they do research the problem before getting back to you which I do like. Overall, they are kind and helpful in their responses. Though one big concern is that when there is a larger issue, they are not the best at circling back and contacting us to let us know if or how it has been resolved.
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Sabre
In my 14 years of using Sabre Red Workspace, their software support desk has always offered top-notch customer service and professionalism. Their representatives are extremely knowledgeable, and there has never been a time where they weren't able to quickly and accurately resolve our issues or answer our questions when we called, and we have never been charged for their assistance.
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Implementation Rating
MINDBODY
As far as I know, implementing Booker into our business was fairly easy.
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Sabre
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
MINDBODY
When we tried Micros, though it has robust hardware and software, It is not meant for salons. Square again the same thing, it is meant for small non salon and non service oriented businesses. Booker is by far the best of all salon softwares we have used.
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Sabre
Error Free Functionality, More Availability and Much better in speed
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Return on Investment
MINDBODY
  • Notifications are a great way that communicates to the customer their appointment confirmation, and appointment reminders.
  • Increased employee / staff communication, they can now log in and see their schedules.
  • Entering credit card at time of appointment reservation is helpful to us since we have a cancellation policy and keeps the client accountable if they are a no show or cancel last minute.
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Sabre
  • Overall for the business, it allows us to profit on international flights, where outside of Sabre we would not earn anything. We can earn percentages on certain international flights for booking or add commissions to base prices not posted elsewhere.
  • Sabre creates a barrier to entry for new agents and keeps agents from committing to the business.
  • Sabre gives base prices for agents that are significantly less than those found to a normal user, searching for a flight. This allows for sometimes very high added commissions (upwards of $500 per ticket) while also providing a lower cost to the customer, keeping them working with you in the future.
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