Our Partners

Growing the FrontRunner Community

One Partnership at a Time

FrontRunner Professional prides itself on offering the most advanced technology solutions for funeral professionals. We are able to achieve this not only through our dedication, vision and commitment, but through the collaborative efforts of our valued partners. All of these partners have outstanding offerings by their own right, but when joined with FrontRunner, magic happens. This is where we all shine. Together, we have forged a standard within the funeral profession that cannot be matched and a truly integrated solution that cannot be matched.

At FrontRunner, this is not about partnering with anyone and everyone. We are very careful and diligent about the partnerships we form. We seek out those who share the same vision and desire to help raise the standards. We look for trusted technology solutions and partners that help protect the integrity of the profession and avoid those who only add to the problems funeral homes face by profiteering off their backs.

One Partnership at a Time

FrontRunner Professional prides itself on offering the most advanced technology solutions for funeral professionals. We are able to achieve this not only through our dedication, vision and commitment, but through the collaborative efforts of our valued partners. All of these partners have outstanding offerings by their own right, but when joined with FrontRunner, magic happens. This is where we all shine. Together, we have forged a standard within the funeral profession that cannot be matched and a truly integrated solution that cannot be matched.

At FrontRunner, this is not about partnering with anyone and everyone. We are very careful and diligent about the partnerships we form. We seek out those who share the same vision and desire to help raise the standards. We look for trusted technology solutions and partners that help protect the integrity of the profession and avoid those who only add to the problems funeral homes face by profiteering off their backs.


Distribution Partners

We're called FrontRunner for a reason: because we are the leader in funeral service technology solutions. We've earned that position by our funeral service experience, coupled with our vision, expertise and passion to successfully lead a vast network of partners - all who share the single goal of arming your firm with advanced technology solutions and setting a new standard of service for funeral professionals. Reputable companies offering exceptional products. Our Distribution Partners specialize in funeral service products and services that are the best in the profession. Together, our expertise ensures funeral professionals are equipped with the resources required to operate a successful business.



 

Matthews International Corporation is comprised of two business groups, Memorialization (memorials, caskets and cremation) and Brand Solutions (workflow systems). Matthews has expanded its presence around the world, employing over 5,300 people in nearly two dozen countries on four continents.

Founded in 1926, Northern Casket produced it' s first casket on February 2, 1927. Throughout more than 80 years of manufacturing, Northern has worked very hard to produce goods of superior quality of materials, construction and workmanship.

Founded in 1895, Eckels specializes in embalming chemicals and products for funeral home preparation rooms and also provides a wide range of cemetery and crematorium products. Eckels Funeral Service supply company dedicated to providing quality products to Funeral and Cemetery professionals.

Family-owned Bass-Mollett, has provided a vast selection of beautiful stationery products to the funeral industry for over sixty years.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Digital Signage Software platform allows you to display personalized announcements and presentations and update display content from any browser with an internet connection. We help funeral home transition away from felt boards boards with plastic letters or printing impersonal announcements on paper.

A professional consulting company, providing client specific solutions to small and medium sized businesses. Our focus is providing our clients with custom human resource solutions and client satisfaction insights designed to build your team and better understand what your clients are telling you.

This partnership pairs FrontRunner's websites, personalization, and revenue generators with the power and performance of Continental's Directors Assistant software to create an integrated product that will elevate funeral service software to its most advanced level yet.

adfinity is a full-service advertising agency with deep roots in the funeral service industry, but branches that spread to financial institutions, retail outlets, service companies, manufacturers and more.


 

 

 

Since its start in the basement of a private home in the early 1950s, the company has grown to be the primary supplier of caskets and merchandising systems for the Midwestern U.S. Artco is currently based out of Lenexa, Kansas.

The mission of mysendoff.com is to help connect online visitors with ways to honor their own and their loved ones' memories. It outlines unique ways to be remembered and ways to share wishes with family members.

W.L. Smith & Associates Limited has been the world's leading provider of funeral stationery for over 50 years. The collections embrace a tradition of quality and service.

OneRoom is a revolutionary way to live stream from funeral homes, chapels or churches to friends and family anywhere in the world.


 

 

 

Integration Partners

FrontRunner Professional has allied itself with the best providers in funeral service. This diverse selection of premiere companies offers an equally diverse selection of products and services. The technologies are seamlessly integrated with the FrontRunner system to ensure an effortless ordering process.



 

SympathyNet's high quality broadcasting service allows family and friends unable to attend the service to be part of the event live via internet. FrontRunner customers can set-up and customize webcasts within the IMS and SympathyNet software produces high-quality webcasts.

Since 1966, MacKinnon & Bowes has built a reputation as the largest and most trusted provider of assistance to the funeral service profession. While its core business concentrates on transfers and removals, it also offers expertise in the repatriation of the deceased from countries around the world.

Answering Service for Directors has served funeral homes for more than 40 years. The answering service system was developed specifically for the sensitive needs of the profession. ASD serves a quarter of all funeral homes with solutions for practically every situation.

AfterLoss has been the world's leading provider of aftercare and grief recovery materials for over 20 years with customers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, France, and the United Kingdom. The AfterLoss Grief Recovery Program is a caring, easy-to-understand, step-by-step program of grief recovery.


 

 

 

Bluefin Payment Systems is the leading provider of highly secure payment solutions specifically developed for ISVs, SaaS providers, and merchants in the U.S. and Canada. Its platform empowers software vendors with cloud-based payments that secure transactions and meet cardholder needs.

W.L. Smith & Associates Limited has been the world's leading provider of funeral stationery for over 50 years. The collections embrace a tradition of quality and service, while continually evolving to ensure total customer satisfaction.

The mission of mysendoff.com is to help connect online visitors with ways to honor their own and their loved ones' memories. It outlines unique ways to be remembered and ways to share wishes with family members.

The MyTributeGift Foundation operates in both the U.S. and Canada acting as a granter of memorial donations to single charity funds. It facilitates online donation giving to thousands of registered charities to create greater, and more economically feasible fundraising effects for the sector.


 

 

 

The Remembrance Process captures the importance of the human need to be remembered. Its step-by-step process from before death through the final farewell uses time-tested ways to help families move from grief to remembrance.

Tukios began in 2009 as the demand by funeral directors for simple video tribute solutions continued to grow. The goal is to make funeral directors' lives easier by saving them time and money on videos, and since the merger with FuneralRecording.com, Tukios also offers webcasting services.

Our Digital Signage Software platform allows you to display personalized announcements and presentations and update display content from any browser with an internet connection. We help funeral home transition away from felt boards boards with plastic letters or printing impersonal announcements on paper.

Weigel Strategic Marketing is a marketing consultancy delivering expertise and results across three interrelated marketing disciplines: strategy, branding and communications. We operate as a marketing resource that specializes in assisting companies and organizations with all their marketing challenges.


 

 

 

With an arsenal of social media services, Disrupt Media has everything covered for large corporations and small businesses and everything in between. Disrupt strategies, where brand matters, are being used by companies all over the world.

In business for more than half a century, Florist One has delivered over 1-million flowers across the U.S. and Canada! Online since 1999, Florist One uses its experience and knowledge to select the best and most reliable florists from a network of over 15,000 local FTD florists.

Kelco is one of the largest suppliers to funeral homes of state-of-the-art, efficient, durable and safe products required to serve prep room needs. With the highest standards, all products meet personal and employee safety compliance.

Messenger is committed to the values and traditions established by founder, Frank Messenger, in 1913. The company listens and empathizes with the challenges funeral directors face on a daily basis, and provides solutions that meet specific needs.


 

 

 

Wilbert Funeral Services Inc.'s heritage dates back to 1880 when Leo Haase became the first manufacturer of concrete burial vaults in the U.S. Today, the company is the industry leader in burial vaults and related products.


 

 

 

Management Partners

Our partnerships with companies offering the most advanced management software solutions ensure that day-to-day operations for funeral professionals run as efficiently as possible. These advancements allow funeral firms to concentrate on what they do best; provide personalized services to client families.



 

For nearly 3 decades, Mortware solutions have catered to funeral homes, cemeteries, and trade services in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America. Mortware data is pushed to the IMS allowing customers to automatically create a Book of Memories and eliminating the need for duplicate entry.

Terradise's TerraPro software is a complete software packaging for managing funeral home data. TerraPro Professional Funeral Home Software allows funeral homes to organize their daily paperwork all in one place.

Ionic offers a comprehensive set of IT and accounting services for funeral directors, administrative staff, managers and owners to reduce the time spent producing forms, processing paperwork, dealing with accounting, payroll, health insurance, and a number of other administrative duties.

This partnership pairs FrontRunner's websites, personalization, and revenue generators with the power and performance of Continental's Directors Assistant software to create an integrated product that will elevate funeral service software to its most advanced level yet.


 

 

 

Osiris' innovative funeral home software covers everything from worry-free backups to instant networking of multiple locations. It is incomparably simple to learn and operate, yet it's feature-packed and powerful.

Last Writes' Microsoft Access based database is designed specifically for those who own and operate funeral homes, funeral homes with crematories, exclusive crematories and funeral homes who are also direct disposers.


 

 

 

Association Partners

FrontRunner proudly works with the most esteemed funeral professional associations In North America. We all care deeply about the future of funeral service and need to work together in order to excel and succeed in today's ever-evolving market. To ensure all associations have access to the best technology resources, FrontRunner provides an advanced website presence at no charge as well as a host of other marketing tools, features and functionalities to help drive efficiencies and conveniences for both members and the public at large. The Association Partners can utilize these tools to reach their memberships and related communities to continually develop stronger connections. We strive to work in tandem with associations to ensure the public understands how to wisely choose their preferred funeral home and the value of firms that are part of professional associations. Our relationships with Association Partners continue to grow with expectations to create an united front of caring funeral professionals. If your association requires more information, don't hesitate to contact FrontRunner Professional to discover the advantages of our partnership program.


 

Our Partners Include:

    US
     
  • Funeral Technology Association
  • Georgia Funeral Directors Association
  • KAVOD - the Independent Jewish Funeral Chapels
  • Missouri Funeral Directors & Embalmers Association
  • Montana Funeral Directors Association
  • New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association
  • Order of the Golden Rule
  • South East Texas Funeral Directors Association
  • South Western Virgina Funeral Directors Association
  • Texas Funeral Directors Association
  • Washington State Funeral Directors Association

CANADA
  • Alberta Funeral Service Association
  • Bay of Quinte Funeral Service Association
  • Funeral Service Association of Canada
  • Funeral Service Association of Nova Scotia
  • Funeral Technology Association
  • Ottawa District Funeral Service Association
  • Ontario Funeral Service Association
  • Toronto & District Funeral Directors Inc.

 

Consumer Education Partners

FrontRunner Professional strives to work with organizations that offer effective and caring resources to families who have lost a loved one. Our consumer education partners provide respectful and caring death care, grieving and memorialization products and services.


 

 

The Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) has developed 'Have the Talk of a Lifetime' to encourage everyone to talk with family members about how they want to be remembered. It's one conversation most people avoid but there's no better time than now to have 'the' talk. FAMIC is comprised of organizations in nearly all areas of the death care industry and is committed to making available to the public direct and open information regarding death care and memorialization from the leading associations of service providers.

See How We Integrate
FrontRunner incorporates the direct link to the FAMIC website and 'Talk of a Lifetime' video into the funeral home websites for families to access for more information.

The Remembrance Process captures the importance of the human need to be remembered. It is a step-by-step process from before death through the final farewell that uses time-tested ways to help families move from grief to remembrance. The various steps cover everything from planning ahead and care giving, help when someone you love dies, ways to say good bye, and how to achieve remembrance.

See How We Integrate
The FrontRunner customer websites incorporate the step-by-step remembrance process page and/or can provide a graphic linked to The Remembrance Process website for more information.

The Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) has developed 'Have the Talk of a Lifetime' to encourage everyone to talk with family members about how they want to be remembered. It's one conversation most people avoid but there's no better time than now to have 'the' talk. FAMIC is comprised of organizations in nearly all areas of the death care industry and is committed to making available to the public direct and open information regarding death care and memorialization from the leading associations of service providers.

See How We Integrate
FrontRunner incorporates the direct link to the FAMIC website and 'Talk of a Lifetime' video into the funeral home websites for families to access for more information.

The Remembrance Process captures the importance of the human need to be remembered. It is a step-by-step process from before death through the final farewell that uses time-tested ways to help families move from grief to remembrance. The various steps cover everything from planning ahead and care giving, help when someone you love dies, ways to say good bye, and how to achieve remembrance.

See How We Integrate
The FrontRunner customer websites incorporate the step-by-step remembrance process page and/or can provide a graphic linked to The Remembrance Process website for more information.