Brightpod vs. FunctionFox

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Brightpod
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Brightpod is a cloud-based project, task and content management software built with marketing & creative teams in mind. Brightpod helps bring visibility to all the work across teams. With Brightpod, teams can create workflows, delegate tasks, setup their editorial calendar, and manage digital content strategies in the cloud. A few practical uses include i) collaboration on an upcoming social media campaign, ii) keeping a working editorial calendar, iii) creating workflows to help similar…
$19
per month
FunctionFox
Score 8.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
FunctionFox provides TimeFox which is a timesheet and project management solution for small creative companies. The vendor says TimeFox is currently used by over 100,000 creative professionals in Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
$5
per user
Pricing
BrightpodFunctionFox
Editions & Modules
Brightpod
$19.00
per month
FunctionFox Classic
$5
per user
FunctionFox Premier
$10
per user
FunctionFox In-House
$20
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightpodFunctionFox
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo hidden fees. All customer support, and regular upgrades are included free of charge.
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Features
BrightpodFunctionFox
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Brightpod
8.0
2 Ratings
6% above category average
FunctionFox
-
Ratings
Task Management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BrightpodFunctionFox
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
10.0
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(3 ratings)
3.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightpodFunctionFox
Likelihood to Recommend
Brightpod
I like Brightpod. We used their previous product, DeskAway, which we actually liked a bit more for our needs (cannot remember why now as we've found workarounds over the last three years!). It is good for us, and we need to organize multiple task lists for multiple clients. We need to be able to monitor task progression and completion, as well as to track time by resource. We need to prioritize and focus our resources, and we need to review time tracking/performance reports. All possible in Brightpod. We especially like the access we can give to clients, which is on a task list basis, so they can see some task lists in their pod but not others, which allows us to not overwhelm them with unnecessary info, but at the same time, accomplish the detailed tracking we need.
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FunctionFox
If you are trying to track time across teams or functions, that is really what FunctionFox is designed for. I think this would work better for individual, smaller teams with similar tasks and activities, instead of for larger companies with more complex organizational operations. If you are just getting started with time tracking, this could be a good place to start.
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Pros
Brightpod
  • A very visually pleasing layout of projects in a Kanban style view.
  • Keeps all communication on a task or project in one place, so that everyone is on the same page.
  • Great template system for recurring projects like onboarding or deploying a specific service that has a defined timeline.
  • Flexile recurring tasks.
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FunctionFox
  • With only a couple clicks I can still easily pull reports by employee on a weekly basis which provide the information I need to run payroll.
  • I pull reports by client each month for our monthly client billings, which we have broken down by project so I can easily see how our time was spent on their account.
  • We set a budget for the approved number of hours we can apply to any one project for the month, and the system provides the project manager with a warning as the limit comes near. That function has been fantastic!
  • FunctionFox's Help Desk personnel are wonderful, providing an exceptionally personalized experience. They take their time, and will even schedule a call to go into greater depth, such as an entire account review just to ensure you're able to use all the product features to your company's best advantage. Our entire team jumped on a half hour call a couple months ago, and she answered ALL of our questions, including providing us with info on some features we hadn't realized even existed.
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Cons
Brightpod
  • Reports.
  • Team Member workload.
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FunctionFox
  • The function of the site is not as user-friendly as others, it's sometimes hard to find certain projects and organize data in order to track effectively. I would often need to download/export reports.
  • Sometimes a project would accidentally be created twice and hours billed to two separate projects for the same thing. Which made tracking and billing increasingly difficult.
  • Little to no organization of projects for billing and finance purposes, which makes it hard when we conduct billing as there is not a clear way to know if a project is complete, ongoing, rejected etc.
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Likelihood to Renew
Brightpod
It's working very well for our organization.
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FunctionFox
All of my employees are used to it and introducing a new software to them requires them to get trained again increasing the costs. TimeFox is an easy to use and understand software. Another advantage of TimeFox is that is an online software and I can access it whenever I want to.
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Usability
Brightpod
Brightpod is easy to use. We have several levels of users, some are from outside the USA and some are here. We needed something that could be used by programmers, coders, technical project managers, marketing individuals, and administrators. We get a thumbs up from all these user types. The system is hardly ever down, so we are able to use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
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FunctionFox
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 Rating
Brightpod
Customer Support was fast and helpful.
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FunctionFox
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 Rating
Brightpod
SaaS is the way forward :)
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FunctionFox
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
Brightpod
Brightpod was definitely the most attractive and we felt like it had the least amount of clutter. We hated how Wrike handled recurring tasks. ActiveCollab just seemed to have some complexity that we didn't need. The Brightpod developers are very responsive and were able to fix bugs quickly.
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FunctionFox
When we were looking for software we tested several, and FunctionFox was hands down the best value. While there are other options, and each company is different, nothing could come close to filling our needs the way FunctionFox has. The money we spend has been returned several times over.
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Return on Investment
Brightpod
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Ability to have remote teams
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FunctionFox
  • FunctionFox pays for itself just about every month in terms of how much more I am able to bill than before I started using the software, and how much less time I need to spend on non-billable admin tasks. I used to create invoices based mostly on what sounded fair, rather than on accurate time & cost records. I'm sure my clients loved it, but it wasn't healthy for my business. Now I base invoices on actual time and expense records, and end up with more money in my pocket.
  • It's not tangible, but FunctionFox has improved my ability to communicate with clients, and with freelance partners when I'm involved in a collaborative project. I can anticipate and discuss potential budget or delivery deadline overruns before they occur. The goodwill this builds has had a tremendously positive impact on client and partnership relations.
  • I fell into freelancing without a lot of experience running a business. FunctionFox has been a great teacher, helping me think through many issues that I wouldn't have even recognized as important. It is simple to use, with a UI that is neither intimidating nor overwhelming, and it has been super flexible in terms of molding it to suit the way I work.
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ScreenShots

FunctionFox Screenshots

Screenshot of Easily navigate throughout FunctionFox from the customizable Home dashboard.Screenshot of CEO Desktop enables users to visualize budgets and deadlines for specific projects.Screenshot of The Project Status page provides the users with  an overview of the projects and the different stages they are at. With the filters users can drill down to see specific clients or projects.Screenshot of The Calendar provides a great weekly or monthly view of project start and due dates, along with deliverables, milestones, and meetings.