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Accelo

9 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

Function Point Productivity Software

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

If you are looking for a basic CRM this tool would work. It has lots of room to grow.
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Function Point Productivity Software

FunctionPoint (FP) is great for agencies performing any type of task oriented work. If your workflow cannot be broken down into a set of outlined and easy to define tasks (even if the output of the task is abstract) then FunctionPoint would be difficult to implement. FunctionPoint is fantastic at defining scope in an engagement and forcing those who execute the work to stay within that scope if tasks are well-defined. If your work requires a lot of group collaboration and sharing of tasks, you may struggle with FunctionPoint's inability to share a single task simultaneously
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
4.2
Function Point Productivity Software
4.7
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Resource Management
Accelo
5.0
Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Function Point Productivity Software
1.4
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Function Point Productivity Software
1.3
Team Collaboration
Accelo
5.0
Function Point Productivity Software
1.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Function Point Productivity Software
6.0
Email integration
Accelo
5.0
Function Point Productivity Software
2.0
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
5.0
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
2.0
Function Point Productivity Software
3.0
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
2.0
Function Point Productivity Software
9.8
Gantt Charts
Accelo
Function Point Productivity Software
2.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
Function Point Productivity Software
5.3
Document Management
Accelo
Function Point Productivity Software
4.0
Mobile Access
Accelo
Function Point Productivity Software
1.0

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
2.0
Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
2.0
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Invoicing
Accelo
2.0
Function Point Productivity Software
9.8
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
2.0
Function Point Productivity Software
6.1
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
2.0
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0

Pros

  • Allows you to send emails directly from the target's account
  • Allows you to create tasks
  • Keeping track of notes made is easy
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  • Time tracking - like several time tracking solutions, FP uses a clock that will track in real time so that you do not need to remember how long you worked on a project to input later.
  • Dashboards - I love FP's dashboards that let me track my personal utilization, the utilization of my team members and all of my open tasks.
  • Reporting - FP's reports provide insight organization-wide into how we are doing and where we (as an organization) are spending our time. As with any reporting, though, it is important to manage the cleanliness of your data to make the reporting useful.
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Cons

  • Difficult to upload targets
  • Not easy to modify a target
  • When uploading targets you can not attach them to tags until after they are uploaded.
  • When listing opportunities in the system, you are limited with what stage the opportunity is in and the star system is not very helpful. The status' are very vague and not always accurate.
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  • Project based billing - when a project is fixed bid, the only way for us to track this accurately in FP dollars is to bill the number of hours equal to the dollar amount which may inflate or under-represent the number of actual hours worked.
  • Kanban - FP lacks a Kanban board for moving tasks through a workflow in a visually meaningful way.
  • Shared tasks - sometimes two people need to work on the same task at the same time. FP makes this difficult because each task can only be owned by one person at a time, so it needs to be passed back and forth.
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Likelihood to Renew

Accelo9.0
Based on 1 answer
Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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Alternatives Considered

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We were drawn to FP for the ease of estimate to task to billing process. Previous solutions were very manual moving between each of these steps. Smartsheet was a glorified Excel document for tracking time that simply allowed multiple users to edit in a single place. Harvest was an upgrade with a time tracking start/stop clock. However, FP is the only solution we have found that covers the majority of our needs in one solution. Others come close, but FunctionPoint makes it so easy from estimate to task to billing to reporting that it is difficult to find another solution worth switching to for the places that it lacks.
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Return on Investment

  • Helps with tracking prospects through the sales/marketing funnel
  • Has led some employees to stop using the tool and going back to spreadsheets. When trying to attach targets to tags you need to do so individually and if you upload a large list you need to do this manually, one by one, and requires a lot of time. So people have gone back to spreadsheets where they could simply just cut and paste new people in.
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  • Efficient time tracking
  • Efficient SOW > Schedule > Job > Task creation process
  • Day to day task management - better understanding by every person what is necessary to do that day and organizational workflow
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Pricing Details

Accelo

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
1.  Per Installation
Accelo Editions & Modules
Accelo
Edition
Plus
$191
Premium
$341
1. Per User
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Function Point Productivity Software

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Function Point Productivity Software Editions & Modules
Function Point Productivity Software
Additional Pricing Details