About Front

Front is a customer communication hub that surrounds every high-stakes conversation with team collaboration capabilities and contextual data to ensure responses are always fast, accurate and deeply personalized. Front’s modern interface is inspired by email clients, which team members love because it’s familiar and easy to use. Behind the scenes, powerful automation capabilities eliminate manual workflows across systems, and detailed analytics make it easy to improve team performance and the health of customer relationships.

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Pricing starting from:

US$19,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Front

Centralized view: Incoming messages, from group email addresses ([email protected], [email protected], etc.), Facebook, Twitter, chat, SMS texts, and even voice messages can be managed in Front.

Better team collaboration: Teams can work together in the team inbox with assignments, internal comment and shared drafts, and collision detection to make sure they're not dropping the ball or duplicating work.

Enhanced team productivity: Teams can work 2-3x faster with keyboard shortcuts, message templates, workflow automations, send later, follow-up reminders, and individual email management in Front.

Sharpen your focus: Get a better understanding of your team’s workload, customer’s experience, and more with in-depth analytics.

Minimal learning curve: Front works like any other email client (Gmail, Outlook, etc.), and not like a clunky, complex help desk ticketing system.

Full administrative control: With Front, you have custom governance to best serve your customers. Our administrative console allows you to control permissions, provisioning, access rights, and more.

Security that scales with you: Our platform is built using industry-standard encryption. Daily backups ensure performance never slips, and each customer gets a unique enterprise identifier.

Invested in compliance: From SOC 2 to GDPR, we continuously invest in enterprise-grade compliance and governance frameworks to protect your data and keep it safe.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and 26 others

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$19,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Front Software - Manage email, chat, social media, SMS in one place
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Front Software - Connect to other apps, like Salesforce, to access and sync information in Front
Front Software - Track and analyze your message volume and response times to improve performance over time
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Front Software - Manage email, chat, social media, SMS in one place
Front Software - Assign messages to your teammate for clear accountability and ownership
Front Software - Direct mention teammates to internally discuss messages and leave comments
Front Software - Connect to other apps, like Salesforce, to access and sync information in Front
Front Software - Track and analyze your message volume and response times to improve performance over time
Front Software - Android mobile app to respond on the go
Front Software - iOS mobile app to respond on the go

Features

Total features of Front: 201

  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Alerts
  • Account Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Routing
  • Batch Communications
  • Behavior Tracking
  • Brainstorming
  • Business Process Automation
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Routing
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Canned Responses
  • Case Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Chatbot
  • Churn Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Computer Telephony Integration
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Customer Communication
  • Customer Complaint Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Service Analytics
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Deal Management
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dynamic Content
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Reminders
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • For iPad Devices
  • Health Score
  • Help Desk Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • Inbox Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Inventory Management
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Qualification
  • Live Chat
  • Macros/Templated Responses
  • Mailing List Management
  • Meeting Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Notes Management
  • On-Demand Communications
  • Onboarding
  • Opportunity Management
  • Order Management
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Prioritization
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Prospecting Tools
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Management
  • Queue Management
  • Read Receipts
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Consumer-facing Chat
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Support Software
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Response Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SMS Messaging
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Shipping Management
  • Signature Management
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Spam Blocker
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Team Management
  • Template Management
  • Territory Management
  • Text Analysis
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • Transfers/Routing
  • Trend Analysis
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Version Control
  • Video Chat
  • Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Visual Analytics
  • Voice Mail
  • Website Integration
  • Whitelisting/Blacklisting
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management
  • Workforce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(247)
Value for Money
4,2/5
Features
4,4/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Paul
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Best Team Collaboration Tool!

Reviewed on 2019/12/19

My team is able to be more efficient and we all can see past comments and such so it makes our team...

My team is able to be more efficient and we all can see past comments and such so it makes our team more cohesive. Many times the client doesn't even know which team member they're speaking to because we are so united...because of Front. We are able to create Asana tasks directly from our Front inbox which saves some time. I am able to stay more organized and keep the cleanest inbox that I've ever had in my entire 20+ years of work experience. I can't believe that I could even live without Front before. I don't see how I can ever go back to the old way of just sending e-mails and losing the collaboration function that Front provides. One problem that many people have is tagging an e-mail as backup for a task or the like. With the permalink feature, we're now able to attach an e-mail string to any Asana task so that the we can quickly refer back to the e-mail without screenshots and the like. It's so much easier now to keep all of our information together without an overload of e-mail messages.

Pros

I love being able to comment to teammates and to create a client-specific e-mail for our clients to respond to in order for collaboration to be smoother and for communication to be shared. I like being able to share drafts with my team so that they can review and even send if needed. If my direct reports want an e-mail to come from me but want to be sure I say exactly what they want to be heard then they just type up the e-mail, share the draft and @mention me, I edit it, my signature automatically attaches and then I send the e-mail as if I had written it. It's actually quite brilliant instead of sending an e-mail to one person to review, you can share it and everyone can see the edits. I like how you can immediately see at the top the tags of whose folder you're in so that you don't have to search through the e-mail to realize where you may be or which client you're working with. I also like the feature that lets you know if one of your colleagues archive the message that you're currently looking at. It helps to know this so that you know whether or not you need to reply to the message or assume that they're still going to respond. I also love how we can snooze an e-mail until later so they don't junk up the inbox. I am usually terrible at just leaving my inbox full with unnecessary messages that I forget to get back to until it's too late. With Snooze, I now say goodbye for now and get it out of my mind completely and then am reminded of it at the appointed time.

Cons

I haven't really found anything that I don't like yet. One thing that may improve but is not a big deal is that tagging folders at the top right does not always work but if I drag the message to that folder then it does work. It would be nice if you could add an Asana task from Front without adding it to a project. For example, if it's a private task that I don't want shared with anyone else then I should either be able to make it private or not add it to a shared project. I was going to say that I would love to make reactions to the comments placed in Front but it appears that that option was added 18 hours ago so someone else beat me to the punch. It might be nice to have the option to add a follower to an e-mail thread but make it so that they cannot see any previous comments to when they were added. This would just make it so that you can share current information going forward but not include any past information that you may not have wanted to get into their hands. I'm sure Hillary would have loved that feature. One thing that I would love to add is an @mention to say something like @all or @everyone that tags everyone that is assigned or a follower to a particular e-mail comment thread.

Arielle
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Love Front- Would Recommend

Reviewed on 2020/08/19

Great experience. Sales Rep was educated, nice, responsive and a pleasure to work with. Then the...

Great experience. Sales Rep was educated, nice, responsive and a pleasure to work with. Then the product was easy to use and solved what we needed.

Pros

It is incredibly easy to use. We transitioned to this from HubSpot support and we were concerned about a learning curve, it is about as basic and intuitive as it comes. We budgeted 2 weeks to implement and it took us less than 2 days to transfer everything over and learn how to use it for its core functions.

Cons

I may be doing this incorrectly- but the Slack integration doesn't always work correctly. I think it would've been helpful in the integrations section to have a troubleshooting guide if it doesn't work. For us we filled out all fields and appropriate slack channels but the messages were not sent there. (Again could be our error)

Alternatives Considered

Zendesk Suite

Reasons for Choosing Front

HubSpot was AWFUL! I am so passionate about this. We had several situations with HubSpot where emails were sent to the wrong individuals with support tickets, the site crashed completely, and it was inconvenient that they did not have a mobile app. We got a Customer Success Representative at HubSpot assigned to us and they "follow-ed up" on the bugs and were never fixed. Eventually she ghosted us. Switching to front was the best thing that could've happened to us.

Switched From

HubSpot CRM

Reasons for Switching to Front

As part of our product offering, we send emails from our client's email domain to appear as it is from them. With these integrations, Zendesk's product was unable to support the configuration but Front was able to.
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Buggy and slow product, with lack of attention to detail

Reviewed on 2018/05/06

Ability to respond to and manage emails as a team.

Ability to respond to and manage emails as a team.

Pros

I can share and comment on threads with the rest of my team. As an admin, I also have granular control over users' access permissions to email inboxes.

Cons

The disregard the little details over and over again in favor of new updates. The app (iOS especially) makes me wait a lot of times when it shouldn't, making it feel slow in stark contrast to other mail apps. Things don't load instantly. Contacts aren't cached. Their UI designers blatantly disregard Android / iOS / Mac / web design conventions (which are there for a reason) in favor of their own convoluted system. Their release notes are boring and they make me update my app even when it's perfectly usable (this condescending attitude is particularly annoying). Many of these small glitches have actually led to catastrophic disasters within my team like unwittingly sending followup emails ("sequences") to 200+ recipients. My advice to them: focus on stabilizing your current, buggy product rather than trying to introduce a million features that don't work 100%.

Gloria
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  • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Front Review

Reviewed on 2022/12/14

Overall I've had a nice experience with Front. Previously I used Zedesk to manage incoming emails...

Overall I've had a nice experience with Front. Previously I used Zedesk to manage incoming emails with my team and the functionalities are very similar. Perhaps Front design is more appealing and seems more like a gmail/outlook email inbox.

Pros

- Assigning emails to coworkers- Dividing work between colleagues- Delegating tasks- Organising work in a cross-functional team

Cons

- As an admin user, tracking the performance of the team is not practical and we still need to do it outside the platform. It would be good to apply more filters and functionalities for the tracking part. For instance, I'm trying to understand the SLA of the team when replying to messages, but the data is inaccurate because it also calculates when there's a reply again to the message

Ari
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Shared Email Tracking without the need for tickets

Reviewed on 2019/12/19

We had extremely too much email for an Outlook mailbox to handle, no SMS integration nor chat...

We had extremely too much email for an Outlook mailbox to handle, no SMS integration nor chat functionality. We solved all of that with Front. Now all of our communications are in one place for ease of use and management.

Pros

Front allows multiple teams within my company to manage massive amounts of email in shared mailboxes, meet or exceed customer SLAs and seamlessly integrate our communications with our management systems. We also like that we get all of the same functionality of email ticket tracking, but without the need for communicating the standard ticket responses and ids to our customers. It allows for a more personal engagement with our clients.

Cons

Our teams took sometime to get used to the new interface as it was difficult to pry Outlook out of their hands. However, once they got the hang of Front they loved the integration and tracking abilities that Outlook does not have.

Alternatives Considered

Salesforce Sales Cloud and Zendesk Suite

Reasons for Choosing Front

We had extremely too much email for an Outlook mailbox to handle, no SMS integration nor chat functionality.

Reasons for Switching to Front

We liked the email integration of front wherein ticket ids and perfunctory auto responses were not required, but we still got all the same functionality of other email / ticket tracking systems.
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Front FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Front.

Front offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$19,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Starter: $19/per user/per month for minimum 2 users and maximum 10 users (billed annually) Growth: $49/per user/per month for minimum 5 users and maximum 50 users (billed annually) Scale: $99/per user/per month for minimum 10 users.(billed annually)

Front has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Front supports the following languages:

English

Front supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Front integrates with the following applications:

Aircall, Asana, AskNicely, CallHippo, Caravel, Census, ChargeDesk, Chatdesk Teams, Chatra, Clearbit, ClickUp, CloudTalk, Delighted, Dialpad, Dialpad Meetings, Doorbell.io, Drift, Dropbox Business, Fivetran, Flow.ai, FormCrafts, Forumbee, FullContact, Gainsight CS, GitHub, Gmail, Google Drive, HelpCenter.io, HelpDocs, Herald, HipChat, HubSpot CRM, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Influx, Instabug, Instagram, Intercom, Jira, JustCall, Make, Meta for Business, Microsoft 365, Miuros, Nicereply, Olark, Outreach, PagerDuty, Parabola, Pipedrive, Retool, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Shipamax, Shopify, Slack, Smooch, Stitch, Stonly, Talkdesk, Toky, Trello, Twilio, Twitter, Upscope, Vyte, WhatsApp, Zapier, Zendesk Sell, Zoho CRM, Zoho CRM Plus, Zonka Feedback, Zoom Meetings, monday.com

Front offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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