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Airtable

212 Ratings

FunctionFox

14 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

FunctionFox

14 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Any sort of database--keeping records of all of our volunteers, recipients, organizations, etc
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FunctionFox

FunctionFox was designed by and for smaller creative companies. For those companies, it hits the spot - the terminology is right, features and processes are bang on, and the focus is appropriate. This means however, that it is not as well suited to large organizations, or to companies that are not in the creative industry
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
FunctionFox
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
FunctionFox
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
FunctionFox
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
FunctionFox
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
FunctionFox
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
FunctionFox
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
FunctionFox
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
FunctionFox
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
FunctionFox
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
FunctionFox
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
FunctionFox
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
FunctionFox
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
FunctionFox
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
FunctionFox
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
FunctionFox

Pros

  • All the hard work of trying to build a solution in Excel is done for you. You can create links to simple mobile-friendly forms and datasheets and it builds input forms automatically that can then be easily customized.
  • The relationships across tables are robust and deal with changes to fields and tables without the need for intervention or maintenance (like a proper database).
  • Initial set up and use require a minimal set of IT skills. Coming with an array of pre-built templates and the ability to import your existing spreadsheet and customize and fine tune it from there into a database
  • They don't contact me every day trying to sell their product (probably because they don't have to).
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  • FunctionFox makes time tracking easy. The interface for recording time is simple and quick to use, with pull-down menus for clients, projects and tasks, and a choice between recording time manually or with a timer.
  • FunctionFox helps me understand my business better. A wide range of easy-to-generate reports lets me delve down to understand which clients and projects are most (or least) profitable. Tracking estimates against actual fees and hard costs helps me develop more accurate and realistic quotes.
  • FunctionFox makes me more professional. Time-tracking is just the beginning. FunctionFox makes that simple task into a really powerful tool that helps me appear - and be - more professional. It helps me develop comprehensive estimates, ensures better communications with clients during the life of a project, and helps me create accurate and complete invoices. As a freelancer, professionalism is vitally important in establishing and maintaining trust with clients.
  • FunctionFox supports its software with above-and-beyond customer service. Whenever I have had a question about FunctionFox - how to configure it so it works better for me, whether a new feature would be useful to me, how to do something, where to find something - any question, really - is answered right away by a representative that understands my business.
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Cons

  • The trial period should be a bit longer. I wanted to test it before I rolled it out to my team. Just after I felt comfortable and started to share, the trial period ended.
  • Shorter videos. I think there are great resources available and I really think that is a strength, but if I had to suggest something, it would be to make more short videos to give technical how-tos.
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  • FunctionFox doesn't have an accounting function built in, so isn't totally stand alone. The simplicity that brings to the program is great, but it might be nice to have everything in one package.
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
Based on 1 answer
compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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FunctionFox3.0
Based on 4 answers
There are better tools out there to track multiple aspects of a business. We had issues with using multiple programs and keeping projects consistent between those programs, it became confusing and there was a lot of room for error across the board. We have since transitioned to a new program that tracks all elements of a project, from tasks, creative direction to proofing, budget, estimates, hours etc. I would highly recommend FunctionFox for a smaller company (Less than 10 people) in order to monitor hours and bill to actuals.
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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
Just so easy to learn/use. Very intuitive in its application logic.
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FunctionFox4.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a good tool for tracking hours and overall budget. It does not give you insight into why there are those hours, or what part of the project has over burned. The tool is also tough to export reports and find the correct information throughout. Not only this, but I also have a hard time changing project details - there's no real easy way to and there's a larger room for error
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Support

Airtable7.3
Based on 1 answer
Sometimes, I have to wait a bit longer but I'm on a low priced option so I understand why. Generally, they're able to provide me solutions to my problems as long as I'm not in a rush.
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FunctionFox8.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't used FunctionFox for a lot of support requests. On the times that i've been having issues I've had the issue resolved within a day, most questions I have had i've been able to source answers online or from a colleague. From what I have experienced the support team seems great.
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Implementation

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FunctionFox5.0
Based on 1 answer
Unsure on implementation of FunctionFox - was before my time at the company. Everyone at the company had a good understanding of the product and how to use it by the time I joined. My understanding is we implemented ourselves with a few training sessions for the creative team and adding hours as well as training for the account team to add projects
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Alternatives Considered

I have mostly set up and helped architect custom database solutions in a proprietary software, as compares directly to Airtable. I have set up and used JIRA Software extensively, and several Marketing Automation systems, and set up Oncontact CRM, and used DAM systems, and Basecamp project management. All in all setting up databases and introducing them to organizations is one of my primary skills and I have several years experience doing this within an organization and as a consultant for other organizations. This is why I love Airtable so much - I have never seen something so lightweight, so inexpensive, and so powerful. Pound for pound it whips any system I have ever used. When I think back to all the custom database solutions I've implemented, and other processes I've managed and consulted on within organizations, I can't help but wonder how many of them would have vastly better off with a simple Airtable implementation.
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I haven't really used any products exactly similar to TimeFox. However, I have used Intacct which is a much complicated software in which you can track your hours, projects, contracts, billing, etc. It is an accounting software and TimeFox on the other hand is just mainly focused on time tracking of various projects.
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Return on Investment

  • We are still in the early stages, but AirTable has allowed our small team of five to coordinate almost twice as many rentals of our gallery space for private events, thus providing out nonprofit with increased income that can be reinvested into improvements to our gallery and new programming.
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  • Increased employee efficienty
  • Does everything what it says
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Pricing Details

Airtable

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

FunctionFox

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
FunctionFox Editions & Modules
FunctionFox
Edition
FunctionFox Classic
$51
FunctionFox Premier
$101
FunctionFox In-House
$151
1. per user
Modules
TimeFox Lite
$201
TimeFox Classic
$52
TimeFox Premier
$102
TimeFox In-House
$152
1. Other
2. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
No hidden fees. All customer support, and regular upgrades are included free of charge.