Community topics about Front features and workflows
Hello, everyone. Another email post from me. We are starting to introduce Front to our company. We have a wide variety of users. Some have preferred Outlook, while others have preferred Gmail. Any tips on how to convert them into Front when it’s this diverse? As usual most people don’t like change, but I know Front could be more beneficial for them to use, but just curious to see what has worked, or challenges others have faced when releasing Front within a company.
Hello, I am still pretty fresh to Front, and have reviewed some conversations on shortcuts, plus the training. Something that would be nice (unless I completely missed it), would be custom tag shortcuts (similar to Outlook). Our users are used to Outlook and most of them have shortcuts to send emails to specific folders. It would be nice if we could customize shortcuts for that. When on an email instead of using Ctrl + E to archive if I could customize a shortcut “Ctrl + 1” to tag and archive an email.
How often is your team answering the same question over and over? How often are they gathering the same information to resolve a customer inquiry? Does your customer communication feel a bit chaotic?Chatbots can play a massive role in eliminating those repetitive tasks and driving efficiency for your team and organization. Now that chatbots are available on Front Chat, we want to help you take advantage of the endless possibilities they create. Two chatbot experts at Front are coming together to answer all of your questions on Thursday, December 14th. Julia Wang, Front Chat’s Product Manager and Lemuel Chan, Front’s Support Operations Analyst (developed Front’s Support chatbot) can help you:Evaluate how to use chatbots in your business - Even if you don’t have a live chat team! Troubleshoot chatbot flows you are considering or actively working on Answer questions about recent and upcoming updates to Chatbots and Front Chat overallPlease submit as many questions as you’d like by replyi
"Launched" Status for Ideas - When do 'Launched' Ideas become 'Already Available?' & appear in Front?
When do “Launched” Ideas become 'Already Available?'I received an email from Front, regarding the status of an Idea that had its status changed to ‘Launched.’ (See Below) The status ‘Launched’ does not appear in the list of “what each idea status means.”When do “Launched” ideas become available in our Front instance? Do we have access to a calendar of upcoming releases? it would be helpful to know in advance of new features going live, so that Administrators could become familiar with them and appropriate training be made available/created for end users.
We’ve all experienced those times when a single customer email generates several action items and requires us to work with multiple people. Good news is that we have Front, which already enables us to be very efficient at internal collaboration — but the better news is that we now have a brand new feature to help you spin off new conversations linked to the original so that you can keep all the related tasks organized! Enter linked conversations, the newest way to streamline your work even further.Here’s how it works:If you have any questions about this feature, our product team is eager to hear them and will answer them on Thursday, December 7 (including any that come in after this date). Leave them for us below 😀
I am working to try and improve search functionality for my teammates. One of the continuous complaints is that some of our group reporting crowds our search results when looking for previous conversations. We tag these reports which allows us to archive them and keep our inbox clean, but if you search using the order number then all of those reports appear in the search. When trying to filter these out I do not see an inverse filter, as in filter by tags that do not equal “Reports”. Anyone had any luck with inverse filtering?
Can users in the FrontApp Community Share Reports with others?I've used Spiceworks in the past (a long time ago) and found that function to share reports in the community was great as there was nearly always someone who had created the unique report we were looking for.Cheers.
Hi,We work with custom views to divide inboxes because we don't have teammates for individual topics, but we have different teams for different areas. We sort these views using tags and corresponding rules. If we remove such a TAG, the conversation will, of course, immediately disappear from the view. It is then relatively difficult to find them again, e.g. to archive, reply or set another TAG.Do you have any suggestions for solutions to this? BestNina
Hi there, I’m wanting to setup a workflow where our @sales team requests our @production team for a piece of information (e.g. lead time to get an order out) but I want the conversation to stay in the @sales inbox.Is there a good way to do this? Using tags and views for the @production team members? Thanks,Tom
Hey Front community! I’m Helena, Product Education Manager on our Education team at Front. I previously worked on the Support team, so I might have responded to some of your emails if you ever corresponded with Support 🤓 I’m excited to meet you all now here on a different forum where we can talk to each other even more. Before coming to Front, I was a classroom teacher, so I love learning about anything and everything, especially how you use Front. Please introduce yourself in the comments below and share anything you’d like: your hobbies, what your work in Front looks like, your role, your favorite book, and more. Welcome to our community! 👋
Did you know you can pull in information from your third-party systems directly into Front with dynamic objects? Simplify and automate your communication workflows using the orders, shipments, accounts, and other business objects that your communications center around.If you’re curious to know more, you’ve come to the right place! We have our Product Manager @robby_p here to answer all your questions about dynamic objects and how to use them with your systems. 📹 Here’s a demo showing dynamic objects in action and how to set them up: If that looks interesting to you, you can use these additional guides to help you set up:How to create dynamic objects Create dynamic objects with third-party dataAnd now, fire away with your questions below! This could get technical depending on how deep you want to go, so we welcome all your questions as you’re setting up, or general questions about how you might use this feature. Robby will answer them all on Tuesday, December 5 (but questions after tha
Hey folks,We started using the knowledgebase for internal tips and tricks about Front. I’m bringing in other team members to brainstorm how it can be used across our organization internally, and where it might also be useful externally. How are your teams using the knowledgebase?
Question for the community. Has anyone had someone they have setup Front for, and they simply do not get how it works? Totally stuck within the Outlook realm no matter how many training sessions, and guidance you have given? Keen to understand how others have overcome this.
We are looking for Scale customers with a multi-language knowledge base use case (bonus points if your Support team is interested in this feature) to test our upcoming offering. We will be running the beta for approximately two weeks in early December, and will look for your feedback during that period. To be considered for the beta, request to join the multi-language knowledge base group. The beta will be limited to 5 customers.
Whether you’re just getting started with Front or are a seasoned pro, you’re bound to come across questions — even our own Front teammates learn new ways to use Front all the time! So, to ensure you have easy access to all the education and content we produce, here’s a roundup of them all. And of course, if you have any questions at all, post them here!We recommend that you bookmark these links in your browser under a Front folder:🌎 Front Community: You’re already here! Join fellow users in our community to chat about the product, learn what others are doing, read about updates, and submit your own feature ideas. 🎓 Front Academy: Get all your Front knowledge through thoughtfully-crafted courses containing videos, GIFs, and quizzes, made for all skill levels to help you get the most out of Front. We highly recommend these learning paths: To set up Front: Take our Front Administrator Certification program to not only fully set up Front for your company, but also earn a certification w
Hi everyone!I’m just playing around with Front, as it has most of the features I am looking for.However, I am quite puzzled about why there is no way to import history from custom SMTP -adresses.I understand that it might be difficult to support this against all the different service providers out there. But shouldn’t it at least be possible to import a PST -file from Outlook?Does anyone know if they plan to add it? Or any other smart way of importing a file like this?Thanks in advance!
Finding Front VersionMany of us, who are long-time Microsoft users, are used to using the:Help > About’ or‘File > Account > About _____’option to find the Version number of the Microsoft product they are using. How does a user accomplish this in Front?What’s NewAnother common convention used by other software is when an updated version is installed, upon relaunch, a ‘What’s New’ summary or link to same is provided. Am I missing something?
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