Launch27 is a cloud-based online booking solution suitable for service businesses of all sizes. Key features include customizable online booking forms, availability calendars, appointment notifications and online fee payment.
Launch27 offers an online booking form that can be integrated with business websites. Users can customize the colors, fonts and fields to fit their needs. Customers can view real-time updated availability and schedule services through the online form. Notifications and reminders can be sent to customers automatically through email or text message.
Launch27 allows customers to pay for services online through a secure checkout. Discounts and gift cards can be applied to prices for things like customer loyalty and referrals, promotions and holidays.
The solution is available for purchase on a flat monthly subscription basis.
Lawrence B. Especialidad: Servicios para el consumidor Número de empleados: 11-50 empleados
I can't imagine starting a running a business without L27. I would highly recommend anyone going in to the cleaning industry to start with L27 before choosing anything else. Great support, great community around it, and they are consistently making upgrades.
There isn't one or even a set of features that I would say I like best about L27.
L27 has allowed me to grow a business of this sort in a much shorter time than would have been possible otherwise because of nearly all the features that are included.
Despite its shortcomings, no other software available is going to allow you to do what you can with L27 at this price point.
If i had to pick a few, the payment system is fantastic. Automatic holds and charges for customer cards is very convenient.
The email notifications work very well to give customers plenty of warning about their upcoming booking and to let them know automatically if there's an issue with their payment method.
The metric screen is decent. I'm glad it has that, though I think there are a few ways it could be improved.
1. L27 is geared more toward service businesses that operate using independent contractors. We use employees so there are certain features that would be nice to have.
2. Inability to add customer reviews/feedback manually. It has to be done with the emailed customer surveys that come with L27 which isn't great.
3. The scheduling screens have improved but are still very difficult to use when you exceed about 10 bookings per day. Scheduling at this point is going to be difficult, regardless. I do think there are certain tools that would help.
Chase C. Especialidad: Servicios para instalaciones Número de empleados: 2-10 empleados
Launch27 was confusing for my carpet cleaning company and customers didn’t use it as willingly as House Call Pro.
I liked the support, the story of the founder, the concept and idea for the software. I tried this concurrently with housecall pro.
The setup is incredibly complicated. Even though there is great support it’s much like computer programming.
Jared L. Especialidad: Servicios para instalaciones Número de empleados: 11-50 empleados
I attempted to set it up three years ago. This month I was excited to give it another go and realized why I didn't go through with it the first time. Absolutely lousy customer service and awful setup process. I highly discourage anyone from using this service. I wanted so badly for this to work but I can honestly say I don't feel valued as a customer. I don't usually feel that way.
It would've been an amazing service if we could just get through the setup.
No phone support! Everything is through chat and email. I need to speak to someone! Setup is very difficult. I paid for a consultant through them to help me set it up because that's what I needed. I know what Launch27 is and does. The consultant wanted to talk more about what they offer and charge an extra $500 to set it up for me on top of the $100 I had already paid. I can't say it's a lousy product because I've never launched with it. If you want to spend hours and hours setting it up and months tweaking the program, then do it. I just don't have time for the awful customer service and lousy setup process. I think they could have customers for years paying $125 a month if they'd just spend more time helping with the setup.
Time savings, efficiency, having everything in a central location but also cloud based so I can access anywhere. I am able to automate so many tasks, which makes it so that I can spend more time working on growth, or just having more free time in general.
The thing I like the most is that this software is meant for specific industries, so it has the built-in functions tailored for those industries. And, if the software is missing something and the community requests it, then there is a clear "feature request" process that the company follows.
When using the Launch 27 platform, I can imagine how many other spreadsheets and tools I would need to tie together to make business operations flow the same if I were to not be using Launch 27. It would be a lot. Launch 27 has the CRM, payment processor, scheduling, booking, etc. all in one platform which really helps save a lot of time. It also helps with the training and transition of new managers who may be using the platform as well. Although learning the ins and outs of Launch 27 to it's fullest extent can definitely take a long time and there is a lot of trial and error, I am confident that it takes less time than it would to learn the sum of a bunch of separate platforms.
Broadly speaking, this is how I would describe what I like the least. From the top level, many companies do run their operations generally in a similar fashion. However, once you get down to more specifics, a lot of businesses run things differently. When building functions, Launch 27 has to choose which route to go, what to focus more on, what features to implement first, etc. So, sometimes the functions that would work best for my business may not come soon because the functions of other businesses are in higher demand. I would absolutely love to have Launch 27 be the one and only platform I use to manage all of the daily operations, and I do use it for 90%+ of operations, but there are still some area's where I have to resort to google docs and 3rd party apps to handle certain features. And note: the features I am talking about are related directly to things that Launch 27 could have implemented into the system (I'm not talking about things like advertising or email campaigns, etc.). For example, I do still calculate payroll on excel sheets because Launch27 does not calculate pay amounts in the same way and level of detail that we have set up as a company. The hourly and percentage functions are limited, and they don't have the ability to split pay between two people when they are both on percentage pay and cleaning the same home. For that reason alone, I run payroll on a spreadsheet.
Lastly, employees always seem to have problems with the app.*hit text limit*
Tony L. Especialidad: Servicios para el consumidor Número de empleados: 2-10 empleados
Launch27 continues to help us grow at a rapid pace all while providing an exceptional customer experience! I highly recommend!
Online booking features are second to none! Online payments and automated emails/texts really make for an impressive efficient process! L27 delivers a self-serve model where the customer is in control! Our customers enjoy ease of use, booking online, rescheduling or cancelling, if necessary. They also love using the email feedback loop! We love it, too!
All customer support is handled through web chat and email. Occasionally, someone will call you if you are dealing with a difficult issue.