7 Niche Industries With Unique Software Products

“RV Park” software is a thing. What other under-the-radar, niche industries have software products with significant traction?

To help you stay on top of software trends in niche industries, we asked business leaders this question for their best insights. From leveraging multi-industry text prediction to enabling custom flooring business administration, there are several trending and unique software products to keep an eye on. 

Here are seven ways niche industries are using targeted software products:

  • Leverage Multi-Industry Text Prediction
  • Optimize Spa Client Relations
  • Manage Jail Capacity
  • Organize Bookings for Parks and Recreation
  • Make Roofing Estimates From the Ground
  • Enhance Videos With Cloud-Based AI
  • Enable Custom Flooring Business Administration

Leverage Multi-Industry Text Prediction

While text prediction software alone is not necessarily niche, some of the industries our AI-powered writing assistant can serve are. A unique feature Lightkey offers is the ability to select from a list of over 60 content domains. This means the writing assistant can predict your words in highly diverse topics, from the aerospace industry to winter sports; niche industries of all kinds can benefit from software that increases productivity.

Guy Katabi, Lightkey

Optimize Spa Client Relations

Salonized is a software package that offers a complete tool kit for optimizing your client database, sales tracking, spa bookings, and client reminders. It simplifies the running of your business, and the best thing is you can try it live from their website for free to see if it lives up to your expectations. In a growing niche, salons and spas are seeing a revival as consumers look to treat themselves after a prolonged period of restrictions due to the pandemic.

Saskia Ketz, Mojomox

Manage Jail Capacity

Overcrowded and understaffed U.S. prisons are grappling with optimizing operations to deal with specific factors, such as jail overcapacity or inmate entitlements within a prison. Searches for complex software that allows for managing jail operations and offender movements and automates certain functions have grown and reached over one thousand yearly requests.

Stewart McGrenary, Freedom Mobiles

Organize Bookings for Parks and Recreation

Communities across the country have been updating how they manage parks and recreation programs. Software upgrades are at the center of their efforts. They are using tools like Peak Software to manage their park reservations, youth sports registrations, and point of sale needs. Practically every city will have a need served by community park management software, so there’s significant traction happening in the market.

Logan Mallory, Motivosity

Make Roofing Estimates From the Ground

Roofing is one of the most dangerous trades in America with injuries and deaths occurring at alarming rates. Enter Pitch Gauge – an app used to measure the pitch and size of any roof so that a roofer doesn’t have to leave the ground until they perform the job.

Erin Lubien, Empoweru Consulting Group

Enhance Videos With Cloud-based AI

AI video enhancement in the cloud is starting to make its way from the periphery to the center of broadcast technology. Traditionally, video enhancement and upscaling have been prohibitively expensive, which leads to the disappointing fact that most older content is streamed in a sub-optimal quality. 

With more viewers than ever streaming content and refusing to settle for anything less than UHD, cloud-based and AI-powered video enhancement services give both independent creators and media production houses a powerful, affordable, and easy way of enhancing and upscaling older content to fit today’s screens. 

While legacy on-prem software like Topaz Labs is still at the forefront of most people’s minds when they hear the phrase ‘video enhancement software,’ cloud-based services like Pixop and Recuro Media are slowly but surely gaining ground.

Morten Kolle, Pixop

Enable Custom Flooring Business Administration

Believe it or not, many flooring stores need to use specific business management software to run their operations. It’s difficult to use generic accounting software because there are a lot of hoops you need to jump through to adapt to the flooring industry’s unique needs (i.e., adapting to metrics like square feet, yardage, etc.). 

With flooring-specific software, businesses are able to have more accurate numbers for accounting and taxes. Not to mention, flooring software also helps optimize a business’s job costing, inventory, leads, sales, orders, and more in an all-in-one solution, rather than having to utilize a handful of different programs. It leads to higher profitability, prevents dropped balls, and saves time so owners can focus on other things (like growing their business).

Aerin Ogden, QFloors

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Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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