Function Point Productivity Software

3 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

ProjectLibre

6 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

ProjectLibre

ProjectLibre is appropriate in any scenario where a timeline plan with milestones is needed such as product development. It is less suited in scenarios where multiple deviations from a timeline occur.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Function Point Productivity Software
4.7
ProjectLibre
8.6
Task Management
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
ProjectLibre
9.5
Resource Management
Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
ProjectLibre
9.5
Gantt Charts
Function Point Productivity Software
2.1
ProjectLibre
9.5
Scheduling
Function Point Productivity Software
1.5
ProjectLibre
9.0
Workflow Automation
Function Point Productivity Software
1.4
ProjectLibre
8.0
Team Collaboration
Function Point Productivity Software
1.2
ProjectLibre
7.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
6.0
ProjectLibre
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
5.4
ProjectLibre
Document Management
Function Point Productivity Software
4.0
ProjectLibre
9.0
Email integration
Function Point Productivity Software
2.0
ProjectLibre
Mobile Access
Function Point Productivity Software
1.0
ProjectLibre
Timesheet Tracking
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
ProjectLibre
Change request and Case Management
Function Point Productivity Software
3.0
ProjectLibre
Budget and Expense Management
Function Point Productivity Software
9.8
ProjectLibre
7.5

Professional Services Automation

Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
ProjectLibre
8.0
Quotes/estimates
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
ProjectLibre
8.0
Invoicing
Function Point Productivity Software
9.8
ProjectLibre
Project & financial reporting
Function Point Productivity Software
6.1
ProjectLibre
Integration with accounting software
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
ProjectLibre

Pros

  • 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.
  • ProjectLibre is great for project management. It allows us to establish milestones and timeline planning for projects.
  • It allows us to stay organized among multiple projects.
  • It is extremely simple to use with a simple interface. It takes little time to plan out a project with key dates and provides a nice graphic.

Cons

  • 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.
  • The interface could use some updating. The design is old and clunky looking.
  • The graphic design and editing features could be increased to provide a better overall presentation of the timeline.
  • I would also like to see a quick dashboard of all my upcoming milestones related to my projects.

Alternatives Considered

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.
Microsoft Project has a great interface and features. However, the cost of ProjectLibre overshadows anything that Microsoft can provide. The cost to benefits that ProjectLibre provides along with their similar features to Microsoft makes ProjectLibre a leader in the project management software category.

Return on Investment

  • 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
  • It allows us to stay on track with milestones and not miss customer dates.
  • It allows us to be more efficient and take on more projects.
  • It also allows us to quickly share status updates with other interested parties.

Pricing Details

Function Point Productivity Software

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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ProjectLibre

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details