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An Acuity Scheduling Alternative

Nutshell Scheduler vs. Acuity Scheduling

Integrating your meeting scheduler with your CRM is a customer relationship game-changer. Nutshell Scheduler does more than simplify client bookings—it helps you turn appointments into tangible business growth. Plus, Nutshell Scheduler is built right into Nutshell, so you don’t have to rely on a third-party integration.

Nutshell Scheduler beats out Acuity for its:

  • All-in-one scheduling and CRM functionality
  • Seamless integration with Nutshell’s customizable web forms
  • Multiple time zones for your team and time zone conversion for prospects
  • Unlimited seats—pay for your company, not per seat

What is Acuity Scheduling?

Acuity Scheduling is scheduling software with features like meeting scheduling, form creation, and availability management.

What is Nutshell Scheduler?

Nutshell Scheduler is the native meeting scheduling tool for Nutshell, the all-in-one CRM that helps businesses close more deals. Nutshell Scheduler connects seamlessly to your CRM data and other Nutshell tools to help you connect with clients at every stage of the funnel.

Nutshell Scheduler lets you book team meetings, demos, sales calls, or any other type of appointment from right inside Nutshell. Share Scheduler links in email or embed them on your website, and include Nutshell forms in your bookings to collect important information about prospects.

With Nutshell Scheduler, say goodbye to scheduling headaches and hello to turning your bookings into real growth opportunities.

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Nutshell Scheduler vs. Acuity Scheduling comparison

You may have come across Acuity Scheduling in your search for the best online scheduling software. But with its lack of sales integration, limited time zone management features, and restrictive plans, Acuity may not be the best option for your business.

Nutshell Scheduler is the Acuity alternative that offers the advanced sales integration and booking management features your company needs to make the most of every meeting. Plus, Nutshell Scheduler is priced for your entire team.

Compare these appointment scheduling tools side-by-side to see for yourself why Nutshell Scheduler comes out on top.

Sales integration—so each booking adds to your understanding of every relationship

Nutshell Scheduler works hand-in-hand with Nutshell CRM, so it’s easy to see the full picture of every relationship! First, easily link Nutshell forms in your scheduler to gather information about your prospects and learn more about their needs.

Once someone fills out a form, Nutshell will automatically create a new Person, Company, or Lead for them. Then, you can go to their page in Nutshell to see all your information about them, including a complete timeline of every interaction they’ve had with your team.

Nutshell also makes it easy to report on your bookings. Choose an activity type for each scheduler, whether a virtual meeting, phone call, demo, or a custom activity type you create. Once you log the booking as an activity, you can report on those activities in your Nutshell reports.

Acuity doesn’t integrate natively with any CRM, so you’re forced to juggle yet another integration if you want to sync your booking data. And you won’t get a complete view of every prospect and client relationship—client profiles in Acuity only show information like contact information, notes, and form submissions.

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Time zone management—so you can track appointments seamlessly

Scheduling meetings can quickly get complicated if your team members and prospects are in multiple time zones.

To eliminate back-and-forth and simplify time zone management, Nutshell Scheduler displays the meeting host’s time zone for prospects to see and shows potential meeting times in their own time zone. This feature makes it easy for everyone to stay on top of their meetings.

And if you’re co-hosting a meeting with a team member in another time zone, Nutshell Scheduler will alert you during setup and cross-reference both of your calendars for joint availability.

Acuity also displays potential meeting times in a client’s time zone, but having multiple time zones for your own staff is a feature reserved for their highest-paying customers. So, if your sales or customer support team lives across the world or even across the state, you’re locked into Acuity’s most expensive plan.

Create meeting dialog in Scheduler with solo and co-hosted options

Unlimited seats—so your entire team can book meetings

Acuity imposes strict limits on the number of team members you can add to each tier. The Emerging plan only allows one team member, the Growing plan allows six, and the Powerhouse plan allows 36. These limits force you to pay more to allow your team members to schedule meetings.

With Nutshell, it’s easy to enable everyone to schedule their appointments. Nutshell Scheduler is priced for your entire company. So all the team members in your CRM can book meetings, whether it’s your sales reps, customer success team, marketers, or executives.

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All our scheduling features—for every plan

Acuity reserves certain features—like multiple time zones, removing Acuity branding, and seats for more than six team members—for their higher-paying customers.

Nutshell Scheduler customers get all of these features and more. Create co-hosted online meetings, send booking confirmation and reminder emails, and get live chat support from our helpful support team.

Nutshell Scheduler vs. Acuity Scheduling

Nutshell Scheduler vs. the 3 tiers of Acuity Scheduling (updated March 2024)

Nutshell Scheduler is an affordable and scalable scheduling option. As part of our Revenue Booster add-on that includes our Email Booster tool, you can get Scheduler for $37 per month for your entire company, not per seat.

See our full features here.

Plan We keep it simple with one plan. Acuity has three plans to sift through.
Per user cost Nutshell Scheduler is part of Nuthell’s Revenue Booster add-on, which is priced at $37/month—for your entire team!
Seats When you add Revenue Booster to your Nutshell account, you unlock Scheduler for everyone on your team.
Sales integration Nutshell Scheduler works natively with Nutshell, so you get the complete picture of every client relationship. With Acuity, you’re forced to add another integration if you want to sync data with a CRM.
Activity logging Assign activity types for your scheduler meetings so you can log and report on them later in your Nutshell reports.
Co-host virtual meetings Nutshell Scheduler lets you add multiple co-hosts to any booking, so you can get the right people in on your appointments.
Multiple time zones for your staff Nutshell Scheduler supports your team’s multiple time zones and displays them for prospects when scheduling appointments to prevent confusion.
Remove branding Nutshell Scheduler doesn’t include Nutshell branding.
Customizable, embeddable web forms Nutshell forms are completely customizable, so you can design branded forms to include in your schedulers. Acuity’s forms allow limited customization.
Unlimited appointments
Bookings with multiple attendees Nutshell Scheduler lets you turn any booking into a one-to-many appointment, and attendees can invite others to keep every important stakeholder in the loop.
Scheduler website embedding Easily embed Nutshell Scheduler on your website with just a few clicks.
Calendar sync Nutshell Scheduler syncs with your Google and Office 365 calendars to automatically update your availability.
Online meeting tool sync To book online meetings, sync Nutshell Scheduler with your Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams account.
Prospect self-scheduling Give prospects control over their meetings with your team via self-scheduling.
Booking confirmation and reminder emails Send booking confirmation and reminder emails that give prospects the ability to cancel or reschedule, giving customers flexibility and reducing last-minute changes.
Live chat support Available on Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 10:30pm Eastern Time (excluding holidays).
Email support Create a ticket through a support email.
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Why integrating your CRM with a meeting scheduler is important

Whether your business collects appointments for your service offerings or needs to schedule demos as part of your sales process, a meeting scheduler platform is a powerful tool for staying in touch with customers and leads.

Integrating your meeting scheduler tool with your CRM fosters even better customer relationship building. With all your CRM data at your fingertips, you can analyze your prospects’ needs and build upon all your interactions to strengthen the relationship.

You can also track every meeting a contact has booked with you and every web form they’ve submitted, giving you insight you can use to move them toward a sale.

Nutshell Scheduler: The best Acuity Scheduling alternative

When it comes to booking and managing appointments with potential customers that will result in real business growth, Nutshell Scheduler is the meeting scheduler tool your team needs.

With its all-in-one meeting scheduler and CRM functionality, integration with web forms, multiple time zones for your team, and per-company pricing, Nutshell Scheduler can help your business level up its outreach and drive higher revenue.

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