Pike13 Software


 

Pike13 is a cloud-based client management and scheduling software solution that targets health and wellness clubs, fitness studios and music and dance studios. This solution features scheduling, billing, client management, reporting functionalities and more.

Pike13 helps users to manage online booking, client sign-up, monthly payment collection and sending out client notifications. It supports electronic payments and the addition of coupons, discounts and credits. Payroll management is also offered by the solution.

Pike13 also offers reporting and analytics functionality to view client details and trends. Users can add new client information and manage customer relationships using this tool. Additional notes can be added to client profiles by the user.

Pike13 is accessible via various devices and is PCI DSS compliant. It also integrates with third-party applications such as MailChimp and Emma for email marketing, Docusign and Digital Waivers for sales and marketing automation and Google Analytics.

Services are offered on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via phone, email and other online resources.

 

Pike13 - Scheduling
 
  • Pike13 - Scheduling
    Scheduling
  • Pike13 - Embedded schedules
    Embedded schedules
  • Pike13 - e-Signatures
    e-Signatures
  • Pike13 - Mobile app
    Mobile app
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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David from Hunter Vision
Specialty: Health club
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Front Desk is a cool tool!

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Front Desk is a really cool, new tool! We have used this product for just a little while, and its been really great. Great way to communicate with the team!

Cons

Overall the product is fairly easy. However, in the beginning it was a little tricky to get used to. I would say the only con, would be not the easiest to use. But you will get used to it!!

 
 

Amanda from Preslar Music
Specialty: Education & academic institutions
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Music Studio Scheduling

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Love the app. It's not restricting in that you can perform most functions/updates/ through it without using your computer.

Pros

Recurring billing. App functions well - even with setup. Simple screen. Love that clients have the ability to see their schedule and update sensitive info (like credit card info) on their own.

Cons

Too many steps to do simple tasks (Ex. Rescheduling: a click and drag feature should be implemented to make quick adjustments.)

 
 

Carly from Swim school
Specialty: Sports facilities
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Would it recommend this software.

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Simple to use. Not as many features as I needed, but good if you're looking for a basic system to run with your front desk.

Cons

They do not follow up once you sign up. Management is impossible to get in contact with and the representative sell you into signing contracts that lock you in. Do not use. There are a ton of other, better softwares out there.

 
 

Alexander from Pereira Electric
Specialty: Corporate health
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Easy to Use, quick response to questions asked

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I've since recommended that another gym I work in use this program

Pros

I have worked with similar programs in the past and NOTHING compares!! We find it extremely easy to use, and the Front Desk staff is so kind and helpful would recommend Front Desk to everyone!!

Cons

Perhaps if there are ways to better filter/customize same client fields. I see that this is a common "issue."

 
 
 
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Derek from FIT4MOM

April 2018

April 2018

Good product. Great support team.

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It allows our franchisees to schedule classes, take attendance in classes, accept payments, view data that helps them run their business, and perhaps most of all, their support team is very fast, helpful, and nice when when we have issues that require their help.

Cons

As others have mentioned, reporting can be a bit slow at times. It would be nice if there were addtional payment methods as well.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Pike13, Front Desk Inc.

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Hi Derek,

Thank you so much for the review and the feedback. We value our partnership with all of you! We will continue working to add features and improve our product.

Thanks again!

Cindy
Manager, Customer Success

 

Katelyn from Baby Boot Camp

April 2018

April 2018

We are so grateful to have found Pike13 and to provide our owners with such user-friendly software.

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A user-friendly platform that cuts down on day-to-day business tasks.

Pros

We love how easy Pike13 is to navigate. Time spent on day-to-day admin work for our franchise owners has been reduced drastically so they are able to spend more time on building their business.

Cons

Some features could be structured better for franchisors, such as mass customization and locking features.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Pike13, Front Desk Inc.

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Hi Katelyn,

Thank you so much for the kind words and your feedback on the franchise capabilities. We value you all and appreciate your continued partnership.

Thank you,
Cindy Schneider
Manager, Customer Success

 

Laura from Baby Boot Camp

April 2018

April 2018

Customer support is unsurpassed and the training I have been offered is beyond helpful!

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The multitude of options to track our business and follow our franchisee's individual business so that we may carefully monitor them.

Cons

The same multitude of options can be overwhelming but STILL in a great way! The more I play around with the different functions, the more I learn!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Pike13, Front Desk Inc.

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Hi Laura,

Thank you so much for your feedback and review. We are happy to help you and your business owners!

Thank you,
Cindy Schneider
Manager, Customer Success

 

Tyrone from Harcum College
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

A good comprehensive management tool for business

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Pike 13 works well with add-ons: mailchimp and docusign. It is a flexible tool that allows you to create custom fields to tailor it to your company's specific uses.

Cons

It is not the easiest tool to comprehend. You may spend more time learning how to to use it than actually working on your business.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Kyle from Elevate Sports Performance and Chiropractic

April 2018

April 2018

This has definitely got the job done.

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The user interface is great. It makes it easy to see schedules for multiple providers and the whole schedule for the week

Cons

The things that I could see you change would be adding Moore applications for software that can interface with it.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Pike13, Front Desk Inc.

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Hi Kyle,

Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We really appreciate it! As we make changes and improvements to the platform, we will be sure to keep you updated.

Thank you,
Cindy Schneider
Manager, Customer Success

 

Julie from Aqua-Tots Swim Schools

March 2018

March 2018

Pike13 works very well for our 85+ swim school franchise. User-friendly and quick learning curve!

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The software is very user friendly and has a quick learning curve for new users. Scheduling classes, managing multiple locations, processing automatic recurring billing for tuition, and booking recurring appointments are at the top of the list.
Having the ability to see class openings across the week allows staff to quickly sell enrollments to new and existing customers. Scheduling new classes is a simple process with just a few clicks. Customizing memberships is also a simple process and billing is automatic.
Pike13's Customer Service is outstanding and they really listen to feedback from their clients.

Cons

The lag time in reporting is frustrating. I would like to see all reporting in real-time. I would also like the ability from the Franchisor side to control the standard service offerings across all locations.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Pike13, Front Desk Inc.

Date: March 2018

March 2018

 

Hi Julie,

Thank you so much for the review. We are thrilled that so many things work well for the franchisees and corporate. And we appreciate the feedback on how the product can be improved. We will continue to make updates to the software and are happy to have you and your team with us while we do this!

Thank you,
Cindy Schneider
Manager, Customer Success

 

Adolphe from Strive Life Athletics
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Excellent !

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Easy Access
Informative Scheduling
Events
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Credit Card Details

Pros

Easy to Use & Organized !
Members are able to easily access the schedule, their profiles and plans !

Cons

Nothing !
I think it is a fantastic system for any gym/studio that has a membership or class base.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Pike13, Front Desk Inc.

Date: March 2018

March 2018

 

Hi Adolphe,

Thank you so much for the review! We truly appreciate feedback from our customers.

Thank you,
Cindy Schneider
Manager, Customer Success

 

Christian from LeftFoot Coaching Academy
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Poor development - no improvement in 2 years - Biggest Change was their name to confuse everyone.

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Appointments for coaches, payscale, that's about it.

Pros

works on mobile and ipad through web function, easy to take attendance in sessions, easy to see client images. payscale for paying coaches per client is best feature.

Cons

again, no improvements in two years, hasn't updated any feature for sales, integration, Zapier integration - poor leadership, went to report functions as their key improvement for past two years, but doesn't work, integrate with Zapier or Google Sheets, doesn't allow shared reporting, so each staff person has to customize their own reports leaving a business to have more time on boarding, rather than less time to onboard. Focus was supposed to be easy for people to buy online and is actually the worst software to purchase online for parents of kids in a sports program. Lost thousands of dollars went we went to Front Desk from EZ Facility. As a former ICON Small Business Finalist with Infusionsoft, I DO NOT recommend this software to anyone wanting over per year in revenue. We've had to modify every feature of the software to make it work, would leave in a heartbeat if it didn't waste thousands of dollars in changing.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Pike13, Front Desk Inc.

Date: February 2018

February 2018

 

Hello Christian,

Thank you for providing your honest feedback of the software. I know you have been in communication with your account manager and discussed your concerns. Please continue reaching out to him.

Thank you,
Cindy Schneider
Manager, Customer Success

 


January 2018

January 2018

Simple and just what I need

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This software is very easy to use and very simple which made it easy to learn. I enjoy using the communication features to work with my team.

Cons

I do enjoy the simplicity and user interface but would like to see more custom features in the future.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Elkhorn Valley Fitness

January 2018

January 2018

This software provides great value for our business.

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It is easy to use and train new employees as well. We switched to this software from Zen Planner and we feel the value is much better for our business model. The mobile app allows us to conduct business with any device which is very helpful.

Cons

We wish it had an inventory feature for our merchandise and supplements. We manually count our inventory.

Review Source: Capterra
 

David from Chicago Strength & Conditioning

January 2018

January 2018

Software is Stagnant - No significant improvements in over a year

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It has good uptime. It doesn't charge per-user or per-staff. That is a pleasant difference. Not much else.

Cons

Super slow. Reporting functionality is lousy. Doesn't integrate with other services, particularly Zapier. Waivers generated are flawed and have cost me hundreds of dollars in lost revenue.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Pike13, Front Desk Inc.

Date: February 2018

February 2018

 

Hi David,

I am sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with our software. We appreciate your feedback and honesty. Your account manager reached out to you shortly after the review was left. I hope you have had a chance to connect with him and discuss things.

Thank you,
Cindy Schneider
Manager, Customer Success

 


December 2017

December 2017

It works flawlessly and customer support is great

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I don't need to spend a lot of time on issues. It works well and integrates with my email marketing.

Pros

It's very easy to use and the migration from another software system was easy. We had a lot of support. The training was great and they get back to us quickly when we need help.

Cons

I wish the online store for merchandise was viewable for clients and it would be great if the app had notifications for marketing and promotion for students.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Liz from Intelligent Fitness
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Not worth it

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I have been doing using FrontDeskHQ as my platform for my clients and facility for over 2 years, and they started out great! Online they taught me the ins/outs about how to use the features & functions, but soon they started changing them periodically and randomly, and inefficiently. What I could control among each client would depend on WHEN I acquired that client, and there was no way to change those. If I want to change a class, I have to go into each one individually; so not having a systematic way of updating current classes seems archaic. When they try fixing things it is dependent on me taking screen shots of every problem I am having, which I nor my clients don't have time to do and shouldn't be expected to. They are constantly trying to update their system, but the fact they still use both "new" and "classical" reporting systems makes financials a bit confusing. They have been charging more and more each month, and they blame it on the merchant processor, who then blames it back on FrontDesk HQ. Every time I ask about my rate they say I have the "old rate", but each month over more than triple that amount gets charged to my account, and it has nothing to do with my revenue! When I ask the merchant to explain the rate, they speak to me condescendingly and promise they have the lowest rate in the industry. I cannot wait to try all these other products offered out there. Don't waste your time, it's a very inefficient product.

Pros

Clients think it is easy, and they have updated their system to send reminder emails and allow clients to get on a waitlist! Been wanting that for a long time.

Cons

Dishonest rates, lack of quality systematic improvement making things more efficient for the trainer.

Advice to Others

They are responsive when I have a question!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sarah from CrossFit Advanced

April 2017

April 2017

Great tool for gym client management

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Front Desk's customer service is second to none! They're rapid, well-informed and creative - a great resource.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Front Desk, Front Desk Inc.

Date: April 2017

April 2017

 

Hi Sarah ¿ Thanks for sharing your feedback about your experience using Front Desk.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help in the future!

Thanks,
Kris and the Front Desk team

 

Jordan from Southlands Heritage Farm
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

I love Front Desk!

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I spent months reading online reviews about scheduling softwares and I trialed dozens of them. Front Desk is the only software with huge flexibility, incredible customer support, and a Point of Sale system built in. There are many softwares that look enticing at the beginning, but once you get into the nuicences of running a business through them, you realize how important customer support is. Front Desk has a rockstar team based in Seattle that knows my business, has infinite patience, and has excellent communication skills.

Pros

point of sale built in, ease of use, ability to schedule appointments, classes and courses, a simple app for smartphones, awesome and friendly customer service.

Cons

The only thing I can't currently do with this software is restrict clients by age (birthday). For example if I want to run a summer camp for 6-12 year olds, a 5 year old could register if the parent chooses to ignore our requirements.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Front Desk, Front Desk Inc.

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Thank you, Jordan. We're glad you are enjoying Front Desk so far. We appreciate your feedback and will keep it in mind as we continue to improve our service offering. As always, please let us know if there is anything else we can do to support your business.

Best,
Kris and the Front Desk team

 

Julie from Soccer Buddies
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great software for a small business

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I've been with Front Desk for well over a year and I've been VERY happy with the software and most of all the customer service and support. Very pleased with how responsive they are and how quickly enhancements and upgrades have been made.

Pros

Ease of use from the customer's stand point

Cons

Amount of data entry due to the size of my business and the limited functionality of the software in payroll and in the services.

Advice to Others

Anyone looking to help streamline their business is looking in the right spot!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Front Desk, Front Desk Inc.

Date: February 2017

February 2017

 

Hi Julie,

Thanks for your feedback regarding your experience using Front Desk. We're glad you are happy with our platform and customer service.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

Best,
Kris and the Front Desk team

 

Macy from Axis Yoga + Studio

February 2017

February 2017

AMAZING!!!

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I have worked with similar programs in the past and NOTHING compares!! Our clients love it, we find it extremely easy to use, and the Front Desk staff is so kind and helpful :)) would recommend Front Desk to everyone!!

Pros

Everything

Cons

None

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Front Desk, Front Desk Inc.

Date: February 2017

February 2017

 

Hi Macy,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience using Front Desk. We're glad you're having a great experience so far.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if there is anything we can do to help.

Best,
Kris and the Front Desk team

 

David from David's Music House, inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Support 5 Stars - application needs more specific business functions

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I spent a great deal of time searching for a scheduling app for my music school. FD is the only one that fit into my business model. The BEST aspect is their customer support. This is the most important aspect of a software company.

Pros

Reporting functionality and BEST Customer Service

Cons

Application is not as user friendly as it should be.

Advice to Others

I can't say enough about the support team's help as I needed a good bit of customization for my business. I wouldn't have been able to use the software without the great support team. It is my hope that future versions will be more easily customizable for specific business needs.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Front Desk, Front Desk Inc.

Date: February 2017

February 2017

 

Hi David,

Thanks for your feedback about Front Desk and your experience working with our customer support team.

I see that my team has received your input regarding ease of use regarding your business model and we are keeping it under consideration as we improve Front Desk.

In the meantime, please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

Best,
Kris and the Front Desk team

 

Jennifer from Happy Valley Arts Academy

February 2017

February 2017

Great Customer Service

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Anytime I have a question they are very responsive and don't over talk to me. They know my time is money and I get on and off the phone.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Front Desk, Front Desk Inc.

Date: February 2017

February 2017

 

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you for feedback about Front Desk and our customer service. We're glad you are enjoying your experience so far. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if there is anything else we can do to help.

Best,
Kris and the Front Desk team

 

Drew from Impact Strength and Performance
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Solid Platform

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Front Desk HQ has an amazing team of support specialists that are incredibly responsive and patient with their customers. I just recently made a big transition with my strength and nutrition business and wouldn't have been able to make the switch if not for the expert team of professionals who assisted me throughout the process.

Pros

It's honestly not as much about the software as it is about the people. I find the software requiring some workarounds

Cons

It'd be cool if clients with account credits can have plans attached to them that are auto debited monthly instead of manually having to go in and do it. It'd also be nice to be able to create a plan that allowed for unlimited of one service and a set amount of another service so I don't have to sell one person multiple plans and have them accept multiple terms and conditions as a result.

Advice to Others

Like anything - there's a little bit of a learning curve. Once understood it's pretty straight forward which is nice.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Front Desk, Front Desk Inc.

Date: January 2017

January 2017

 

Hi Drew,

Thank you for the feedback. We're glad you're enjoying Front Desk so far. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if there is anything we can do to help.

Best,
Kris and the Front Desk team