Customers & Reviews
David S. (September 2022)
Excellent. Loved developing in it, especially when support was so available.
No coding required for dbFront to recognize columns in the database and display them on the screen. No coding for drop down list, provided foreign keys exists. Simple SQL for drop down lists when foreign key does not exist. Simply audit field setups for Create User & Date, Mod User & Date. Build a quality database structure and dbFront does all the work. You may input data either in grid(table) format or in form format. Users can determine their own layouts. Software support is superlative; no software offers support like dbFront.
Karin S. (March 2022)
I found dbFront quite a while ago when my company was moving applications every other day (it seemed like) and I was tired of recreating the reporting and functionality for our client list in new places all the time. dbFront made it easy to create an in-house front-end to our SQL database that allows us all of the functionality we need to update and maintain our records. It's awesome and constantly improving. I would be lost without it!
You don't need a lot of SQL Server experience or Web experience to implement the software. It's very configurable and the troubleshooting & knowledgebase articles are very helpful. The help center for understanding the application and setting it up is very easy to follow and the Support is very responsive.
Nadine H. (March 2022)
I liked the ease of implementation especially for someone who had little background in the development of a web form. The integration with SQL however was easy for me given my extensive background as a database manager.
AF (May 2021)
dbFront has allowed us to centralize our data and improve many business processes. Data that were previously spread across many hard-to-manage Excel files now live in a SQL database. dbFront makes it easy to deploy a highly customizable front-end, and end-users quickly adapted to dbFront's intuitive interface. Applications can be as simple as a data log or, through the use of action buttons, can power complex business processes. All features are well-thought-out, development is active, and support is excellent.
Rob Greatrex (Jan 2021)
Using dbFront we have been able to convert an unsynchronised Excel spreadsheet of some 6,000 data rows for our 15 remote users into a fully normalised cloud based single point of truth published application in under 5 hours. The savings over the usual tasks of gathering, resync and reissuing that data as spreadsheets was dozens of hours. The dbFront is now a primary tool in our day to day business practise.
CDR (Nov 2020)
This is a very versatile and easy to use product to give you a well laid out front end to your database. And the support is fantastic!
Dipampatel (May 2020)
Excellent product! The customer service and help from Anthony is amazing!!
Shawn Armstrong (May 2019)
I can't say enough good things about dbFront. I was in need of a quick way to update info in an old MSSQL 2000 db. The first app I came across was dbFront. I haven't had to look any further. I had a small issue setting it up due to it being connected to an old MSSQL 2000 db, but I contacted support and they released a new version that worked right away. I hadnt even committed to buying it yet. Hows that for great support? Once I got the db connected, setting the UI up to my requirements was a breeze. If you need a easy to use UI for your db, dbFront is for you!
Ashic (Mar 2019)
The support is excellent, almost like a personal treat.
Xander77 (Nov 2018)
We're using dbFront as the front end to our own in house data warehouse design, we make a separate warehouse per business area and thus have multiple warehouses to create/manage. We tried to create our own solution and dbFront offers more features, has a friendlier interface and is generally a huge improvement over what we'd managed to make.
On the one hand it is just an interface between the user and SQL (in our case it's a SQL database or ten) but the implementation of drop down boxes, buttons to fire off stored procs and general flexibility of how it can display things is leading us to find more and more uses for it.
We currently have the warehouse design section and another section for users to update the necessary manual tables in various processes and dbFront is the friendly face they see. I've had to do no coding, very little in terms of learning how it works as it's an intuitive interface and every time I've faced an issue with what I was trying to do I had support I could rely on.
Oh and if you can think of something which dbFront might be able to do or would be useful if it could do, they're not afraid to take the idea on board and work on achieving the goal.
Ulf T (June 2018)
Great webfront to our databases! Been looking for something like this for a long time when I found Dbfront. It does everything I need and a lot more!
Jamie H (May 2018)
Great product for a low price vs the competition.
dbFront has been a crucial piece in my push to redesign the way our engineering department views and updates test data across our worldwide SQL footprint. The support team is always extremely responsive to any issues I've run into and typically has a resolve for me very quickly. Not only is it easy to use, but our engineering team LOVES it compared to the homebrew tool they were using before to view/update/query test data.
Kevin Woodbrey (Feb 2018)
The most outstanding aspect of dbFront is their customer service and response time to problems and new features. They have shown that it is possible to provide an excellent product and great customer service at an affordable price point.
Our company provides IT services to the SMB market. Most of our customers are extremely cost conscious . In order to provide them with high quality functional software for database access we chose dbFront and MySQL backend. In combination with MySQL Workbench we have provided new database structures and access to old databases using dbFront in a minimum of time and effort.
Kevin Smith (Feb 2018)
Only just started using this but it's very easy to use and if there are any issues the support is fantastic. Looking forward to getting more in depth with the programme.
Alex Abbott (Dec 13, 2017)
A very quick and efficient means to put a front end on a database
Our team is working on data warehousing solutions and we have moved to a model where each department gets their own datamart. This means many databases all needing to share standards and best practice. We tried putting an Access front end on the process but quickly gave up seeing how complex and time consuming it was. DB Front, on the other hand, was installed and working within 30 minutes and has gone from strength to strength.
Kevin Wendlandt (Sept 2017)
The application is easy to install, fits within out supported platforms, easy to configure, and the support is awesome. This has been the app we've been looking for and needed for many years!
We have a ton of user maintained tables. The majority of them are small custom mappings to group data in a different way for reporting purposes. Our previous solution was to have users load excel files and replace the reporting table with the contents of the excel file. The majority of users could not keep the formatting consistent and constantly required intervention to get the data loaded. With this application the users and the db admins are happy!!
Joe Hutchings (May 24, 2017)
Where has this been all my life?!
This is one of the easiest to roll out software packages I've ever used. Extremely useful to capture data into an actual database. Before DbFront, my users liked to create hundreds of spreadsheets or customized Access databases. Now we can centralize everything on our SQL Server which is backed up, and standardized
Jennifer Marcum (Dec 29, 2016)
We Finally Found the Best Fit!
Our goal was to make our data available to all Internet Users for searching, displaying, sorting and printing/exporting to CSV or PDF - - really what you would think would be a simple project. It turned out to be quite the daunting task. dbFront and their Team has changed all of this for us. We are finally able to utilize the data from our SQL database, displaying the records from within our website, using dbFront's web application and features.
Colin Graham (Nov 21, 2016)
Excellent - It's what the database community has been looking for for years!
I needed dbFront because although I am an experienced database designer/developer my user interface development skills are sadly way out of date. dbFront allows me to provide a standardized front end for my users to maintain and report on their data. The support I have received from the dbFront team has been excellent.
Al B. (Jun 29, 2016)
Great product.. Needed assistance connecting to my domain and azure and support was awesome. Software is an excellent solution for a quick way to have a front end to your DB.