Groove Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Groove

Support, Simplified.

4.44/5 (62 reviews)

Groove overview

What is Groove?


Deliver personal support to every customer. Your customers will never feel like they’re just a “support ticket” to you, and they’ll never know you’re using a helpdesk.

Work better together. Your whole team will be on the same page with assignments, private notes and follow-up reminders, all in one super simple shared inbox.

Our shared inbox brings everything together, making sure no support request slips through the cracks. Private notes, canned replies, assignments, and follow ups help agents close tickets faster and make collaborating with your team a breeze.

Groove has what other help desk lack:

Ease of Use
The Right Amount of Features
Pricing That Scales
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Pricing

Starting from
$12/month
Pricing options
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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, United Kingdom

Supported languages

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Groove screenshot: Groove's Shared Inbox - 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 screenshot: Groove's Knowledge Base - Reduce your support volume and increase satisfaction with a 24/7 self-serve knowledge base.Groove screenshot: Groove's Reporting - Easy-to-understand reports that help you stay on top of the most important customer support metrics.
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Groove user reviews

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Maxwel B.

Best way to manage your customer support network

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-10
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mayra P.

Groove Email Software + Knowledge Base

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-02-27
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Groove Networks


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?

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Mobil nicht nutzbar, keine Weiterentwicklung und sehr, sehr langsam

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-10-21
Review Source: Capterra

Groove war eine tolle Erfahrung und wir haben über 1 Jahr damit unseren Support abgewickelt. Allerdings spart es kaum Arbeit im Vergleich zu einem normalen Mailclienten. Da wir stark wachsen, suchen wir nun ein Tool, welches unsere Mitarbeiter mit automatischen Vorschlägen unterstützt. Außerdem finden wir eine mobile Bedienbarkeit im Jahr 2020 als absolute Grundvoraussetzung für so ein System. Das kann Groove leider nicht bieten.

Pros
Erster Eindruck war sehr positiv, Groove bietet innovative Funktionen wie z.B. die Anbindung einer Knowledge Base und die API. Groove hat eine übersichtliche Benutzeroberfläche, die einfach zu bedienen ist, auch wenn das aggressive blau einem irgendwann nervt, wenn man den ganzen Tag damit arbeiten muss...

Cons
Leider entwickelt sich Groove scheinbar nicht weiter. Als wir die Software vor einem Jahr eingeführt haben, wurde uns versprochen, dass ein Chat-Widget "in kürze" Verfügbar ist. Das ist leider bis heute nicht der Fall. Außerdem ist die Software sehr oft sehr langsam und manchmal aktualisiert der Browser plötzlich das gesamte Fenster und alle Eingaben verschwinden. Groove ist außerdem auf mobilen Geräten (Smartphones) nicht nutzbar. Zwar gibt es eine responsive Ansicht, die allerdings ist sehr fehlerhaft und man kann z.B. bei einem Ticket jeweils nur die letzte Nachricht lesen und kann nicht auf den Verlauf zugreifen. Die Integrationen zu fremden Apps sind sehr begrenzt und nicht sinnvoll nutzbar. Wir haben das Mailchimp-Plugin installiert, was generell funktionstüchtig ist, allerdings nicht praxisorientiert. So klappt das Menü automatisch immer wieder ein und man muss bei jedem Ticket erst das Mailchimp-Menü in der Sidebar erneut aufklappen. Groove bietet leider auch nichts wirklich neues, innovatives. Die Regeln können keine Antworten an den Absender versenden. Automatische Vorschläge aufgrund der Knowledge Base gibt es nicht. An einen Mailbot über Künstliche Intelligenz, wie die Wettbewerber das machen, ist nicht zu denken.

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William T.

Manages our support inboxes with ease!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-06
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Groove does what it sets out to in the most simple and easy to use manner. Shared Inboxes allow teams working on programs to efficiently respond to members. Coming from emails request with multiple recipients we ran into a lot of collision (having multiple agents respond simultaneously), but now you can see when/if a message has been answered and even when another agent is reviewing or responding IN REAL-TIME! Not to mention canned-replies allow teams to hone responses to common questions and agents can send accurate answers, consistently!

Cons
Searching for closed requests can be difficult, especially when searching for a particular issue. You can use tags, however it would require tagging every message, consistently while predicting queries necessary in the future.

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Eric G.

Groove Works, It's Easy to Use, and I LOVE IT!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-26
Review Source: Capterra

I use Groove integrated with Wordpress on several sites, live chat with Olark, Slack and my favorite is capturing social media all in one place. The tight integration between the knowledge base feature and the ticketing system is also a favorite of mine. They've taken the complexity of other systems out and left in all the features. I have tried them all, and as a consultant at 74 Systems helping accounting and other professional services companies with marketing, technology, workflow and automation, I've recommended and implemented the other "big industry names" in many different circumstances. Not anymore! Since I've been a Groove user, I've never had to look elsewhere and my time to delivery is a fraction of what it once was and my clients LOVE the simplicity and power of the product. Win, win, win.

Pros
Groove is really easy to use and does the job that far more complex systems do, better. It really makes the process of building and managing a ticketing system and a knowledge base easy. The integrations with Wordpress are really slick and the add on integrations with Slack and live chat support are just awesome. It's the ideal blend of performance, capability, integration, and function. It just works and it's a pleasure to use.

Cons
Mobile can be a bit challenging but it's gotten better over time.

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Groove pricing

Starting from
$12/month
Pricing options
Free trial
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Pricing is based on the number of users per month and features selected.

Groove features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
CRM
Contact Management
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Email Management
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Social Media Integration
Surveys & Feedback

Activity Dashboard (384 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (420 other apps)
Calendar Management (308 other apps)
Data Import/Export (428 other apps)
Email Marketing (471 other apps)
Mobile Access (402 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (425 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Groove

Key features of Groove

  • Assign support requests to coworkers
  • Add private notes to tickets
  • Detailed performance tracking metrics
  • Team and ticket tracking
  • App Store for additional features
  • Personal, non-generic emails
  • Support history and detailed profile information
  • Optional Knowledge Base
  • Customizable Support Widget
  • Easy-to-create articles
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Benefits

- Assign tickets to colleagues, insert canned replies, add private notes and more.

- Every customer’s entire conversation history in one place.

- Folders keep your support emails neatly organized.

- Metrics to help your team benchmark, set goals and get better.

- More than a dozen apps to make Groove fit your needs.