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New Ownership at Shortcuts Heralds Improved Benefits for Users

Stacey Soble | January 17, 2014 | 2:31 PM

Shortcuts Software, one of the world’s largest providers of salon and spa business technology, is to stepping up innovation and customer service delivery following its buyout by global enterprise management software specialist Jonas, promising amazing opportunities for the future.

Already considered a worldwide market leader in the hair and beauty industry, Shortcuts will continue its focus on superb customer relations, new research and product development, ensuring it sustains a leading role in new technologies. This transition will allow the company to tap into the pool of amazing talent that exists at Jonas, which already owns software companies across many other industries, counting 40,000 customers in 40 countries.

Shortcuts CEO Paul Tate said: ‘We are delighted to be joining the Jonas group as we’ll be among many admirable companies that bring new, exciting things to the table to help our industry. As a long-time global leader in our industry, it’s a natural move for us and a positive step. The extra investment and opportunity to share skills and resources will allow us to redouble our focus on innovation and the continual development of new products and services for our clients.’

Shortcuts clients will notice no difference in their contracts, and both Shortcuts and Jonas have vowed to maintain current levels of service and support.

Tate added: ‘Our existing clients have no need to worry that we will be diluting the service we offer by expanding into new areas. Shortcuts will remain firmly a hair and beauty company, servicing the unique needs and demands of the industry.’

Jonas, which has a record of focusing on long-term relationships with its customers, has recently been increasing its presence in various sectors. Shortcuts is its first venture into the hair and beauty industry.

Barry Symons, CEO of Jonas, said: ‘Shortcuts, with its vast global presence in the salon and spa markets, is a natural extension of Jonas’s existing businesses and provides us with a worldwide leading position in this exciting sector. We are delighted to welcome the Shortcuts' customers and employees into the Jonas family.’

About Shortcuts Salon and Spa Software: Shortcuts Software provides top-level technology to salons and spas across the world, offering solutions in nine languages to more than 14,000 clients in 46 countries. Its clients range from multi-site chains and franchises to single-site businesses. Designed specifically for salons and spas, Shortcuts is continually updating its core products with the largest R&D team in the industry and business experts across all the major markets. For more information on Shortcuts, please visit or call 866-678-7324.

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