Pike13

A cloud-based client management solution

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Pike13 Overview

What is Pike13?

We believe that business owners should focus on their clients instead getting bogged down in administrative tasks. That's why we created Pike13.

With easy scheduling, client management, and payment processing, Pike13 – custom branded to fit your business' look and feel – makes it easy for you to manage your fitness or fine arts instruction business from any smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. That way, you can focus your energy on growing your business and doing what you love.

Track sales, revenue, and retention rates with real-time reporting and analytics.

Track attendance counts, sign clients into class, update or confirm the class roster, and automate class waitlists.

Easily manage staff payroll, accounting for variable rates, tips, bonuses, and commissions.

Use client profiles to quickly view and update history, photos, notes, schedules, and payments, all available on a mobile-friendly platform. Text or email notifications let clients know if there are issues with their account, so you can address them before they become a bigger–and expensive–issue.

Accept payments and sell memberships on the go, and get less complex, less expensive, and transparent merchant processing with no hidden fees. Securely send, sign, and store digital client contracts and waivers through integration with Smartwaiver.

Brand and automate your email campaigns through integrations with BrandBot, MailChimp and Emma.

Pike13 Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$129,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pike13 offers pricing that fits your business at a flat rate with no surprises. Depending on your business needs, Pike13 offers a Business or a Pro plan, ranging from $129/month to $179/month. Enterprise plans are also available — ask our sales team for custom pricing.

All plans include guided setup and training with a dedicated onboarding specialist, help migrating your data, a staff app and client kiosk app, a customer success manager, and access to our top-rated customer care team.


Pike13 Features

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Business size
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English

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Pike13 Reviews

Pike13 Reviews

Overall rating
4,1
/
5
Excellent
67

Very good
36

Average
7

Poor
9

Terrible
10

Value for Money
4
Features
3,9
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4,1
80% recommended this app
Marissa D.

We LOVE Pike13. They offer everything a small studio, or a large gym needs to operate.


Rebekah L.

Outstanding Software!

Absolutely 100% positive and fantastic experience. Customers comment on how easy it is to use and I greatly value this software.


Jessica F.

Weird Set up

It's almost good. There are definitely things that need fixing, but they don't seem to care and are not evolving. I wish there was a customer service number though. I can't believe there is no way to get answers when you need them. Very disappointing.


Dan G.

Used Pike13 (formerly FrontDesk) for years

Overall I was pretty happy the experience, eventually we decided to part ways though.


Mike M.

Best All Around Management Software for our Music School

We looked at many others, from the low end to the very high end. We actually began deployment of another product and found that "the devil is in the details" - there were significant workarounds and changes to our business practices that would be required, and which we were not willing to make.

So we looked again, and found that, while not perfect, Front Desk did meet 100% of our "Must Have"s and the clear majority of our "Nice to Have" items without requiring us to squeeze into a predefined mold.

All the products out there have feature lists that sound great, but with most, the further we dug into actual implementation, the harder the task became. With Front Desk, instead I found that several of the business practices that make our school unique were handled very elegantly by the software. This is primarily due to the fact that Financials (payment plans, billing, etc.) are completely decoupled from Enrollments (maintaining Schedules, Attendance, etc). At first this was disorienting, but I soon realized it was the distinctive that provided much of the flexibility we needed.


Marissa D.

We LOVE Pike13. They offer everything a small studio, or a large gym needs to operate.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/06/04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Ease of use, and reliability are amazing! But my FAVORITE thing is definitely the staff app. I can do almost everything from the staff app, so I can work from anywhere, at any time.

From running payroll to creating packages or plans, it does it all. Most apps come with limited function, but this software is almost as complete as the desktop version.

And what I love about the company is they are always trying to get better. We have been users for man years and they add things I haven't even thought about needing. Its a pleasure to be a customer.

Cons

The reporting can be a bit confusing for me. Recently they have added a new reporting feature which has much more information, but I still struggle trying to see exactly what I need at times.
But I cant even call it a complaint. I had to really think of something to answer this question.

Response from Pike13

Hi Marissa,

Thank you so much for the feedback. We truly appreciate knowing what works and what our customers would like to see. As questions come up about reporting, please continue working with our customer care team and your account manager. We are happy to have calls to help you build exactly what you need to see.

Thank you,
Cindy Schneider
Manager, Customer Success

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Rebekah L.
Industry: Entertainment
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Outstanding Software!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/16
Review Source: Capterra

Absolutely 100% positive and fantastic experience. Customers comment on how easy it is to use and I greatly value this software.

Pros

I love how versatile it is. i need to be able to run both monthly tuition for regular, weekly classes, plus courses plus punch cards, as my business serves many different populations. I love how easy it was to set-up and how easy it is for my staff to learn. I don't have to provide training for new employees. For the weird times things don't go as planned, customer service is on top of it, very speedy, thorough and helpful.

Cons

The reporting end is so versatile that I don't know how to easily pull up reports. there are so many ways to filter, which can be a good thing, but I don't know how to pull it up. I wish I could get notifications when someone buys a particular package that I am waiting to get sold.

Response from Pike13

Hi Rebekah,

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review of our product. We appreciate the comments and the feedback!

Thank you,
Cindy Schneider
Director of Customer Success

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jessica F.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Weird Set up

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/12/29
Review Source: Capterra

It's almost good. There are definitely things that need fixing, but they don't seem to care and are not evolving. I wish there was a customer service number though. I can't believe there is no way to get answers when you need them. Very disappointing.

Pros

I do like the dashboard reporting. I can easily keep track of the money that comes in and any payments that fail, etc.

Cons

The set up is super weird. Like, the software assumes all teachers that teach the same class make the same rate of pay. You have to manually add each teacher to each class in order for them to get paid as well. Instead of assigning pay rates to teachers, you assign them to classes, and even then, it doesn't assume any of your staff is allowed to teach that class. We have 75 classes a week on our schedule and several of them are different types of classes, so each time we add a class (or a new teacher), we have to manually add every teacher to the pay for that class. The customer service is bad. In fact, there is NO customer service number. You literally can't get answers unless you email them and the answers you get back are often a link to one of their self help articles and don't really answer your questions. Also, if you want to raise your prices on existing memberships, you will have to do that manually for every single person. The digital waiver set up through docusign does not work well and no one will help you set it up. Families are unable to manage each other so each child has to have their own unique email address to have a waiver on file as well as an account with us. Parents are always mad about this.
Probably one of the worst features is that if someone is on an autopay contract/membership and their payment fails, it's not very obvious. They can continue to take classes (the system does not automatically cancel them nor do they show up as unpaid).

Response from Pike13

Hi Jessica,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate it and value what our customers have to say.

I am sorry to hear about the poor level of customer service you receive. Your account manager will reach out to you soon to discuss your concerns further and ensure you have all of the information for our customer care team. He will also ensure that your feedback is added to our internal system that tracks requests.

Thank you,
Cindy Schneider
Manager, Customer Success

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Dan G.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Used Pike13 (formerly FrontDesk) for years

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/04/14
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I was pretty happy the experience, eventually we decided to part ways though.

Pros

Very stable platform, app made it easy to access / manage remotely.

Cons

I was a grandfathered user on an older plan - I eventually left since I got tired of having limited access to reports and metrics that would be included if I 'upgraded'

Response from Pike13

Hi Dan,

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review even after switching platforms. It is great to hear from all of our customers, past and present. We hope you are doing well.

Thank you,
Cindy Schneider
Director of Customer Success

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Mike M.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Best All Around Management Software for our Music School

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2016/08/23
Review Source: Capterra

We looked at many others, from the low end to the very high end. We actually began deployment of another product and found that "the devil is in the details" - there were significant workarounds and changes to our business practices that would be required, and which we were not willing to make.

So we looked again, and found that, while not perfect, Front Desk did meet 100% of our "Must Have"s and the clear majority of our "Nice to Have" items without requiring us to squeeze into a predefined mold.

All the products out there have feature lists that sound great, but with most, the further we dug into actual implementation, the harder the task became. With Front Desk, instead I found that several of the business practices that make our school unique were handled very elegantly by the software. This is primarily due to the fact that Financials (payment plans, billing, etc.) are completely decoupled from Enrollments (maintaining Schedules, Attendance, etc). At first this was disorienting, but I soon realized it was the distinctive that provided much of the flexibility we needed.

Pros

Very easy to use, modern / clean interface. The site is essentially identical on a Desktop and on Mobile devices. Note that some would say lack of an "App" was a Con (that was my first reaction) but the Mobile friendly website performs very well on all platforms.

Lots of flexibility around pricing models - per class as well as per instructor pricing, e.g. Prices, Discounts and Coupons are all clearly delineated in their roles and each is modifiable at time of sale. The Merchant Account Rates were the best we found also.

Viewing schedules for a few dozen teachers can be overwhelming; Front Desk has great flexibility in filtering the schedule (by person, activity, location, etc) as well as flexibility in presentation (list, day, week and month formats). Innovative use of colors also helps make attendance status clear at a glance.

I am also very pleased with how flexible the Customer view of the website is. The presentation of our "Course Catalog" can be very customizable, including defining what navigation tabs are available in the interface, etc.... not just what colors and icons are used! (We have yet to integrate the Front Desk website with our main site, but will do so next quarter.)

Cons

The Payroll functionality appears good with one glaring exception, which is that it does not support hourly pay; instead, you use either commission rates or pay per task (as opposed to per hour). In other words, an instructor earning $20/hour must be separately configured to earn $15 for a 45 minute class and $10 for a 30 minute class. This makes payroll setup (and maintenance with changing rates) quite a bit more labor intensive. So, the system is flexible, but not very efficient. In our case, we've opted to use the reporting functionality to generate all payroll statistics we need, and roll them up in a spreadsheet, rather than take on the multiple Pay Rates per Instructor overhead. We can always adopt their Payroll tools later if we wish.

The Reporting function has apparently recently been revamped; the Interface has "Classic" and "New" Reports sections. So, my hope is that the New Reports functionality will be enhanced soon. The data content, and its filtering are very robust - however, right now there are still significant shortcomings; Column order/width cannot be adjusted, for instance. Reports can be grouped only at one level (by Instructor, or by ClassType, but not both).

These problems can all be worked around by using the Export to CSV or Excel to handle those requirements offline.

Hard copy printouts are also not very impressive for the schedules and reports, although they're functional.

Response from Front Desk

Hi Mike,

Thank you so much for your review! I'm happy you're enjoying Front Desk so far and we really appreciate your feedback.

We plan to discontinue Classic reporting soon and are working on some updates to our New Reporting that will allow to you gain deeper insights into the performance of your business.

We'll share more info with you as soon as it's available to share.

In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team at [email protected]

Best,
Kris and the Front Desk team

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,7/10
Based on 129 user ratings
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Pike13 Pricing

Pike13 Pricing

Starting from
US$129,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pike13 offers pricing that fits your business at a flat rate with no surprises. Depending on your business needs, Pike13 offers a Business or a Pro plan, ranging from $129/month to $179/month. Enterprise plans are also available — ask our sales team for custom pricing.

All plans include guided setup and training with a dedicated onboarding specialist, help migrating your data, a staff app and client kiosk app, a customer success manager, and access to our top-rated customer care team.

Pike13 offers pricing that fits your business at a flat rate with no surprises. Depending on your business needs, Pike13 offers a Business or a Pro plan, ranging from $129/month to $179/month. Enterprise plans are also available — ask our sales team for custom pricing.

All plans include guided setup and training with a dedicated onboarding specialist, help migrating your data, a staff app and client kiosk app, a customer success manager, and access to our top-rated customer care team.

Value for Money
4/5
Based on 129 user ratings
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Pike13 Features

Pike13 Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Contact Management
Custom Fields
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Email Integration
Real Time Data
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Surveys & Feedback
Third Party Integration
Features
3,9/5
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Additional information for Pike13

Additional information for Pike13

Key features of Pike13

  • Automated billing and payments
  • Billing, schedule, and contract alerts and notifications
  • Branded, client-facing experience
  • Client communications and updates
  • Client profiles and history
  • Create and manage payrates and perform payroll
  • Digital documents
  • Integrated email marketing
  • Manage attendance
  • Native mobile iOS apps
  • Payment processing
  • Real-time reporting and analytics
  • Scheduling
  • Simple pricing for businesses of all sizes
  • Staff and clients can access on any device
  • Staff scheduling and payroll

Benefits

Schedule classes, workshops, and appointments with clients anywhere, anytime
Access and update client profiles — schedule, history, photos, notes — all on your mobile device.

Set alerts for billing issues you can address them before they get expensive.

Sign clients into sessions, update the roster, and verify participant counts.

Auto-enrollment and waitlists make scheduling easier for clients and increase retention.

Smart reporting offers clear, relevant, actionable data that helps you measure the health of your business.

99.9% platform uptime means business is always open.

A dedicated onboarding specialist guides you through software setup.

Pike13’s top-rated customer care team quickly addresses any issues.

Pike13 FAQs

Pike13 FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Pike13.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Pike13 offer?

Pike13 offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$129,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Pike13 offers pricing that fits your business at a flat rate with no surprises. Depending on your business needs, Pike13 offers a Business or a Pro plan, ranging from $129/month to $179/month. Enterprise plans are also available — ask our sales team for custom pricing. All plans include guided setup and training with a dedicated onboarding specialist, help migrating your data, a staff app and client kiosk app, a customer success manager, and access to our top-rated customer care team.

Q. What are the main features of Pike13?

Pike13 offers the following features:

  • Automated billing and payments
  • Billing, schedule, and contract alerts and notifications
  • Branded, client-facing experience
  • Client communications and updates
  • Client profiles and history
  • Create and manage payrates and perform payroll
  • Digital documents
  • Integrated email marketing
  • Manage attendance
  • Native mobile iOS apps
  • Payment processing
  • Real-time reporting and analytics
  • Scheduling
  • Simple pricing for businesses of all sizes
  • Staff and clients can access on any device
  • Staff scheduling and payroll

Q. Who are the typical users of Pike13?

Pike13 has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Pike13 support?

Pike13 supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Pike13 offer?

Pike13 has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Pike13 support mobile devices?

Pike13 supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Pike13 integrate with?

Pike13 integrates with the following applications:

Bitium, Emma, Emma, Google Calendar, Listen360, Mailchimp, Microsoft Outlook, Ordyx, PayPal, Wordpress

Q. What level of support does Pike13 offer?

Pike13 offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support