Groove

Groove

by Groove Networks

Who Uses Groove?

Our customers are small and medium sized businesses between 1-200 employees in: B2C/B2B Software, E-commerce, Web Development/Design Agencies, Online Services, & Entrepreneurs

What Is Groove?

Build better customer experiences with Groove.
Everything you need to convert, support, and delight your customers. Everything in one place. No matter how you talk with your customers (email, social media, chat, or the phone), easily keep track of it all in our intuitive dashboard.

Groove Details

Groove Networks

https://www.groovehq.com

Founded 2013

Groove Pricing Overview

Groove does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Groove paid version starts at US$9.00/month.

Starting Price

US$9.00/month

Pricing Details

Pricing is based on the number of users per month and features selected.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Groove Features

Customer Experience Software
Analytics
Customer Segmentation
Dashboard
Knowledge Management
Multi-Channel Data Collection
Negative Feedback Management
Predictive Analytics
Sentiment Analysis
Survey/Poll Management
Text Analysis
360 Degree Feedback
Analytics
Call Reporting
Complaint Monitoring
Feedback Collection
Survey Management
Alerts / Escalation
Appointment Management
Call Center Management
Email Management
Knowledge Base
Live Chat
Performance Metrics
Queue Management
Self Service Portal
Social Media Integration
Surveys & Feedback
Virtual Assistant
Workflow Management
Account Alerts
Account Management
Communication Management
Customer Engagement
Customer Lifecycle Management
Health Score
Onboarding
Revenue Management
Usage Tracking/Analytics
Win / Loss Analysis
Alerts / Escalation
Automated Routing
Customizable Branding
Document Storage
Email Integration
IT Asset Management
Interaction Tracking
Knowledge Base Management
Multi-Channel Communication
Network Monitoring
Real-time Chat
Self Service Portal
Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
Ticket Management
Cataloging/Categorization
Collaboration
Content Management
Decision Tree
Discussion Boards
Full Text Search
Knowledge Base Management
Self Service Portal

Groove Reviews

Showing 5 of 59 reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Service
4.6/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4.4/5
Maxwel B.
Customer Success
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/10/2019

"Best way to manage your customer support network"

Pros: My favorite feature in Groove is the canned replies. If you get frequent support tickets and need an easy answer for them, you can write them early and pull them out to answer the same question over and over again. I use Canned replies for our Proactive Support. We let our clients know the issues they are having before they even know they are having them.

Cons: Frequent updates move features around and sometimes makes it difficult to find something that you use every day. Also they have a feature in which you can halt a reply for sending up to 30 seconds after hitting send, though it does not work for emails you start. Only ones you reply to.

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  • Reviewed on 10/10/2019
Mayra P.
Head of Marketing + Public Relations
Nonprofit Organization Management, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/02/2019

"Groove Email Software + Knowledge Base "

Comments: The ability to add notes, tags, snooze conversations, and create rules and folders has made my emails more organized than ever before. Managing 9 accounts used to be daunting and virtually impossible - and it had a negative impact on our customers because I would be too overwhelmed to respond and sort through my emails. Conversations would be forgotten, lost, or delayed. Now, I can power through emails with significantly less frustration and time, which has allowed me to focus my time and attention on other projects. This is further aided by our Knowledge Base, which has helped so many customers be more self-sufficient and find detailed answers to their questions without having to email staff and cut in to our already jam-packed schedules. Groove has helped us turn one of our most tedious and time consuming major project into a streamlined, easy to manage task.

Pros: In terms of the Email Software: You can have multiple inboxes in one single account, which is just absolutely amazing. You have the option of viewing emails as separate inboxes/categories (within the same homepage), or listing them as one streamlined inbox. The latter has boosted my email productivity significantly across multiple work emails, freelance emails, and personal emails. In terms of the Knowledge Base: It is so simple to add an article and organize it accordingly! It's super user-friendly and easy to navigate. Set up is easy. If you don't have coding experience, there's nothing to worry about! The software is intuitive and you won't need any coding at all. For those of us that have dabbled with coding—well, it's incredibly refreshing to not worry about fumbling with the bells and whistles to create something easy to navigate, sleek, and stylish. Less time focusing on the "busy" work, more time focusing on what's important: the content.

Cons: The ability to log phone calls through Groove has be revolutionary to me. It's changed the way I work. However, the functionality of logging phone calls is a bit behind all other features of Groove; it still needs some work. But, considering that's the only downside (and, admittedly, not a huge deal), it's definitely not something to worry about or a deciding factor.

Vendor Response

by Groove Networks on 06/03/2019

Hi Mayra, thanks for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review on Capterra. Your feedback is very valuable and I was wondering if you would be potentially interested in publishing a customer story with Groove on our website?

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/02/2019
Ash K.
Community Manager
Computer Games, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    1/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    2/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/01/2018

"Longing for more features and better metrics"

Comments: Much better than simply using e-mail for support. It allows us to track some basic metrics and keeps things orderly.

Pros: Groove is easy to use and has a clean interface. It's quite simple to make additions to both canned responses and your knowledge base. You can make rules to send things to various folders, which is nice. It has integration with our NPS software (Delighted).

Cons: Groove lacks a significant amount of features. You can only view metrics based on pre-determined periods of time and you cannot adjust on a custom range. You have no easy way to view how many tickets an agent answered in the prior day. You can't pull random tickets for QC. You can't add tags to your knowledge base articles. Agent collision happens regularly and there is no "play" button to automatically go from ticket to ticket. There isn't an easy way to prioritize customers by spend. You can't set "office hours" so that you'll automatically send a different auto-reply based on whether you're in the office or not.

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  • Reviewed on 11/01/2018
Andrew S.
BDR
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/04/2020

"Helps keep prospects warm and up to date."

Comments: Use it every single day, could not do my job without a tool like this. Support is very quick to address any challenges or issues I face.

Pros: Helps me with my day-to-day sales grind. Tracks my calls, emails, linkedin messages, texts even, and integrates back into my Salesforce and ZoomInfo accounts.

Cons: Could have better tracking functionality, linkedin for example would be great to be able to track engagements.

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  • Reviewed on 07/04/2020
Lo M.
Customer Happiness
13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/01/2017

"Great look, needs some work on search and reporting"

Comments: We initially chose Groove because we found it really easy to use, it didn't feel robotic and clunky from to our customers, you guys offered simple and easy tagging, and the promise of the added snooze feature. Those things have been great for us and I think has made our move to Groove a step above email.
There is a lot of room for improvement in a couple of areas I can see. First would be search - I find Groove's search functionality slow and clunky. Almost every time I need to search for something, I find myself going back to Gmail and since this is something I do daily, I always need to have the account open in Groove and in Gmail. Our hope in this switch was to completely get out of email and the search functionality has made that impossible. I love being able to use the search operators Google has and if they're available in Groove as well I have not figured out how to get them to work. Additionally, the time frames I can search are very limiting.
I have also found the reporting to be lackluster. We want to use this to help make our product better and we use tags on our messages to help keep track of what our customers are writing in about. It is helpful to see how many times each tag has been added to a message but that doesn't really give me the whole picture. I need to be able to see the messages themselves, which leads me back to the search function, and because the tags don't translate back into Gmail I'm stuck with the search available.
If all I wanted to do was answer customer emails quickly in a pretty environment, Groove will get the job done without an issue. Because we're trying to use customer support to make our product better, I think there is a bit of a disconnect. There are a couple smaller bugs I see regularly but haven't been bothersome enough to write into support. For example, if I make a typo when I'm typing a tag in and backspace, then I am no longer able to use my arrow keys to navigate up and down the auto-complete list.

Pros: Pretty, easy to get new people on and teach them how to use the basic functions, tagging is super easy

Cons: Search, snooze options are limiting and need to be available when I'm composing a message, reporting

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  • Reviewed on 05/01/2017