About eFront

eFront’s private equity software for direct and indirect investments helps investors and managers to more efficiently navigate complex investment structures, analysis demands, and regulatory requirements. The integrated, web-based platform helps automate and streamline operations while reducing risk, delivering insights, and improving investor communication.

eFront enables general partners to optimize their front office operations such as fundraising and deal flow management, as well as their back office operations including fund management and accounting, fee allocation and financial reporting. GPs can track the performance of portfolio companies (portfolio management) and view performance information at any level of a fund’s investment structure.

eFron’t integrated portfolio monitoring solution allows users to gather portfolio company data, and secure it within a single location. Various teams can use it to calculate valuations, run performance analyses, and more. Integrated web portals help facilitate the communication of financial and non-financial data between investments, GPs and their limited partner investors.

Dynamic dashboards enable detailed analysis of private equity investments with real-time insight into performance, exposure, and adherence to investment mandates. Limited partners can ‘outsource’ the collection, transformation, and updating of fund manager data into custom formats, or standardized templates. The eFront LP investor portal (EIP) provides users with a secure platform for obtaining data from fund managers worldwide.

Key benefits of eFront

  • eFront dynamic dashboards enable users to view a detailed analysis of private equity investments, including visibility on financial performance and processes.

  • The solution's integrated web portals enable safe and secure communication between investments, general partners (GPs) and their limited partner (LPs) investors.

  • General partners can effectively track portfolio company performance, as well as view performance information at various levels of a fund’s investment structure.

  • With eFront, investors are able to forecast cash flows across private equity fund investments in order to better manage liquidity, cash requirements and commitments.

  • eFront's Investor Services help limited partners save time by 'outsourcing' the collection, transformation and updating of fund manager data into custom formats or standardized templates.

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    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom and 3 others, India, Japan, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    Integrated web portals to facilitate the secure communication of financial and non-financial information between investments
    eFront Investor Services “outsource” the collection, transformation and updating of fund manager data into standardized templates or custom formats
    Integrate with Excel to ensure consistency and collect new data
    The calculation engine helps normalize indicators across a portfolio
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    Features

    Total features of eFront: 22

    • Accounting
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Benchmarking
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Consolidation/Roll-Up
    • Customizable Templates
    • Document Templates
    • Financial Analysis
    • Financial Management
    • For Hedge Funds
    • Forecasting
    • Fund Management
    • GPS
    • Investments Tracking
    • Partner Portal
    • Portfolio Analysis
    • Portfolio Management
    • Profit/Loss Statement
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Risk Analytics
    • Risk Management
    • Stress Tests

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    Reviews

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    3 /5
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    Value for Money
    1/5
    Features
    3,5/5
    Ease of Use
    1,5/5
    Customer Support
    3,5/5

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    Christoph M.
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    • Industry: Venture Capital & Private Equity
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

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    Reviewed on 2021/02/16

    It very complicated and the software does only make sense if a person is fully dedicated to this...

    It very complicated and the software does only make sense if a person is fully dedicated to this software as it requires several courses. There are better solutions out already with easier implementations.

    Pros

    In principle everything you want to have implemented is possible.

    Cons

    The implementation is almost not doable by yourself. Therefore, eFront has to deploy your wishes, with is associated with high costs. The software is not self-explanary.

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    • Industry: Venture Capital & Private Equity
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    Disappointed: Flexible but requires a Ton of Configuration and Lacks Basic Functionality...

    Reviewed on 2020/10/08

    The overall experience with eFront has been disappointing. We expected a mature, fit for purpose...

    The overall experience with eFront has been disappointing. We expected a mature, fit for purpose solution that could address 90% of our requirements out-the-box. Instead, it required an inordinate amount of time and effort to get the system to where it now works.

    It is disappointing that we do not automatically get new functionality. Furthermore, even basic changes to our business will require us to pay eFront for professional services to make configuration changes e.g. if we decide on a different carry/waterfall structure for a new fund; or if we setup a new fund with a master-feeder structure.

    Pros

    1. Integrated suite of tools.
    Provides a suite of tools to manage a private equity or venture capital portfolio - managing the deal flow process, doing portfolio management, managing fund investors, doing fund accounting, filing deal docs. It is useful having all the information relating to a deal integrated and centralised in one place.

    2. Flexibility to configure screens and data fields
    Within the constraints of the underlying data structure, there is significant flexibility to configure custom layouts for screens (both to view and enter data). You can also define almost any custom data fields that you wish to track for a portfolio company, fund, or contact.

    3. Workflow tool
    Provides a tool to "automate" the deal flow process - processing a deal through the different stages from when a decision is made to invest until the transaction is completed and the deal has been booked. The deal stages can be customised, required data fields can be enforced, relatively complex deal logic can be modelled.

    4. Integrated Accounting
    The system provide a native integrated accounting system with general ledger entries automatically made when asset (buy, sell, revalue, write off) and fund transactions (fund expenses, capital draws, distributions) are booked.

    Cons

    1. Requires extensive configuration
    Despite being focussed on the alternative asset sector and having a dedicated offering for private equity/venture capital, the solution requires a TON of configuration.

    2. "But you didn't specify that"
    The fact that a specific type of transaction is available in the out-the-box system does not mean it works. If you did not explicitly state that you want that transaction to work, it might well not be configured. If not discovered during configuration, you have to pay extra to get it rectified.

    3. Lacking some of the most basic functionality out the box
    None of the following was possible without custom configuration (for which the customer has to pay): booking dividends, booking stock splits, booking brokerage or transaction costs on a stock disposal, revaluing foreign currency denominated assets in a batch transaction, booking a valuation for a warrant.

    4. Surprisingly buggy
    During the process of configuring and using the software, we were surprised by the number of bugs we uncovered. Many of the bug fixes are not made available to you - they are only incorporated in new releases.

    5. Upgrades not (really) included
    This is not a modern SaaS application despite being priced like one with a substantial annual license fee. You do not automatically get upgraded or access to new features. You need to go through an extensive upgrade process, which will almost certainly require professional services at an additional cost.

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    eFront has the following typical customers:

    51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    eFront supports the following languages:

    English

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    eFront integrates with the following applications:

    Microsoft Excel

    eFront offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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