Who Uses This Software?

Appointment-based business owners. Music Teachers, Personal Trainers, Academic Coaches, Wellness Professionals, etc.


Average Ratings

11 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $9.95/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Fons
  • fons.com/
  • Founded 2015
  • United States

About Fons

Fons streamlines scheduling and payments for appointment-based business. If you teach musicians, coach athletes, train bodies, tutor minds, or operate a client-based business, Fons is a perfect solution. Fons eliminates invoicing, scheduling headaches, and chasing payments. Secure, world-class technology to run your business, so you can focus on what you love.


Fons Features

  • Appointment Reminders
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Group Scheduling
  • Meeting Room Booking
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Scheduling
  • Payment Processing
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Reservations
  • Attendance Management
  • Class Management
  • Online Registration
  • Practice Log
  • Repertoire Management
  • Scheduling
  • Student Management

Fons Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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A MUST for busy moms!

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love how easy it is to schedule, move and cancel lessons. With three boys going in thirty different directions every week, Fons makes it easy to manage our busy schedules. I also love that I don't have yet another bill to sit down and pay. Lesson finished, bill auto paid, repeat next week.

Cons: I wish more of the people my kids see for lessons used Fons. It would be great to have it all in one place.

Easy to use and work with

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's saved me a load of time on my admin and makes it so much easier to organise my schedule. Invoicing is seamless.

Cons: Can't think of anything! The new features have really streamlined the experience and mean I don't have to chase payments.

Love Fons!

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Automates my scheduling and billing and allows me to focus on teaching. I save tons of time--way less email and accounting, and I don't have to play debt collector. Students in my studio love the flexibility. Support is super fast and responsive. Price is a bargain.

Cons: Some of my clients (mostly with older phones) have trouble with the app. The desktop version is no problem.

Amazing, the team and product are in constant improvement.

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love how adaptive the product can be, but more so, I love how it was built to be a solution to a real problem. And, it is just that.

Cons: No cons! Every con I have had in the past has been dealt with. As previously mentioned, the product is in constant improvement.

Easy to use client interface

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Scheduling lessons is quick and intuitive. Payment system works well and transparently. The client experience is exactly what one would expect. Appointments are easy to schedule and payment is automatic

Cons: Not enough teachers use it. It needs to be able to display different venues for separate appointments. The calendar selection does not show day of week.

User since the beginning

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Makes lesson scheduling and payment a breeze. Love the layout and look of the app. My instructor also says it cuts down on hours of billing

Cons: Not too many complaints. Sometimes I have issues signing in I guess. The app is quite user friendly.

Saves me time!!

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: As someone not very techy, I appreciate its accuracy and ease of use. It's very convenient and time saving.

Cons: What I didn't like initially has been fixed, so I would add to pros that concerns, however insignificant, were met in a timely fashion.

I stopped my subscription a few months ago and they are still charging me and my client s!

Apr 05, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like nothing about this product the only thing that is professional is their website but the software is a disaster!

Cons: The software is hard for customers to use that is why I stopped using it, on my end I own a business I too having problems. I decided to stop using it because it is causing more problems for my business. This company is still charging my account even though I told them i am no longer interested in their software they are even charging my customers without my consent so they are very dishonest with their business practices, so I urge businesses to stay away from them.

Vendor Response

by Fons on April 17, 2018

This is a major bummer, and Ronald.. you are totally in the right here. You uncovered two bugs in our system that caused problems with your account. We are so sorry you had a bad experience, and we truly did everything we could to fix your issues as quickly and professionally as possible. As a startup, bugs will happen, and you(and we) had the misfortune of uncovering them. We apologize, you had every right to be upset, and we have fixed the issues that affected your account. We are committed to making Fons the finest solution for appointment-based business owners, and appreciate your feedback.

Jan 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I've been a private tennis instructor for over 20 years. I teach 25-30 hours of private and group lessons per week and typically spend 10-15 hours scheduling, rescheduling, tracking down checks and depositing them into the bank. I've tried a number of different scheduling apps (Mind Body and others) as well as a combination of google cal and fresh books to help with efficiency. I've found these platforms to be either super clunky, cost too much or just flat out sucked. I started using Fons a few months ago and at first it seemed too good to be true. From the moment I signed up the customer service team was there and has been incredibly responsive. I'm not very tech savvy but it has been so easy to use and all my students love it. It basically combines scheduling, billing and payments into one easy program. Now that all my students have converted over to Fons I spend less than an hour on administrative time per week.

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SANITY SAVER! I no longer chase and nag my students & clients!

Dec 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I never have to chase payments from my clients. I didn't know how much time I was wasting by nagging my forgetful clients until I started using Fons. Miracle of miracles, I can now have a life outside of doing the administrative work for my clients! Seriously, such a relief.

Customer support is quick, helpful, and informative. and they've released a TON of new features in the last year that I've been using the software.

Cons: I would LOVE to have a public link to make new client onboarding super streamlined! From what I hear from their customer support, this feature is on its way and I can't wait!

Overall: Saved me massive amounts of time and makes me look super professional with my clients.

Vendor Response

by Fons on December 29, 2017

Thanks Emily! (Public links will be coming soon!!!!!)

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Really Cool and VERY easy to use

Dec 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I highly recommend this app. I downloaded the app and was set up in 5 minutes. It was simple to add clients and appointments- I waited a couple months before writing a review to make sure everything went smoothly and I've not had a single issue. Great experience.

Cons: FREE only allows up to 100 appointments, but the monthly is worth it as far as I'm concerned and I got plenty of time to try it out.

Overall: It handled BOTH scheduling and Payments for my clients so I don't have to chase them up for payments