Function Point Productivity Software

3 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

ProjectManager.com

3 Ratings
Score 9.8 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

ProjectManager.com

ProjectManager.com is a very helpful tool for managing any job, no matter the size or scheduled length to completion. But it is also another added step in the process. So you either have to implement it as part of your standard operating procedure, or you may not utilize it to its full potential.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Function Point Productivity Software
4.8
ProjectManager.com
8.2
Task Management
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
ProjectManager.com
9.0
Resource Management
Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
ProjectManager.com
8.0
Gantt Charts
Function Point Productivity Software
2.1
ProjectManager.com
8.0
Scheduling
Function Point Productivity Software
1.9
ProjectManager.com
8.0
Workflow Automation
Function Point Productivity Software
1.6
ProjectManager.com
9.0
Team Collaboration
Function Point Productivity Software
1.3
ProjectManager.com
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
6.0
ProjectManager.com
7.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
5.6
ProjectManager.com
7.0
Document Management
Function Point Productivity Software
4.0
ProjectManager.com
9.0
Email integration
Function Point Productivity Software
2.0
ProjectManager.com
9.0
Mobile Access
Function Point Productivity Software
1.0
ProjectManager.com
7.0
Timesheet Tracking
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
ProjectManager.com
Change request and Case Management
Function Point Productivity Software
3.0
ProjectManager.com
8.0
Budget and Expense Management
Function Point Productivity Software
9.6
ProjectManager.com
8.0

Professional Services Automation

Function Point Productivity Software
8.9
ProjectManager.com
Quotes/estimates
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
ProjectManager.com
Invoicing
Function Point Productivity Software
9.6
ProjectManager.com
Project & financial reporting
Function Point Productivity Software
6.1
ProjectManager.com
Integration with accounting software
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
ProjectManager.com

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.
  • Creating job schedules and milestones, which we provide to our clients as well as our vendors.
  • A one stop shop for downloading/uploading any job/site specific documents (issues, daily reports, photos, signoffs, etc.).
  • Real time communication with your clients. As soon as an issue has been raised within ProjectManager.com, everyone attached to that job with get an email notification of what has been communicated or what document has been uploaded.

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.
  • Creating the schedule is probably the most "difficult" function to get used to. Linking each scope to one another and using different dates for each day can get a little confusing as it is relatively easy to break the links if you were to change the dates. If you have a schedule for a job that is 2 months long; if you revise your schedule to include a date change, if the link is broken it will not update the rest of the dates and remaining scopes. So you would have to figure out where the link has been broken within the schedule, or go through and change the remaining dates by hand.

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.
We have not used any other project management software since using ProjectManager.com.

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
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Pricing Details

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
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ProjectManager.com

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$15*
1.  per person
ProjectManager.com Editions & Modules
ProjectManager.com
Edition
Personal
$151
Team
$201
Business
$251
1. Per User per Month
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