Function Point Productivity Software

3 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

Projector PSA

13 Ratings
Score 8.5 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

Projector PSA

Projector PSA is more suited for small departments. I see it more of a web-based project management tool for beginners. There is more than the tool, when it comes to getting the whole department to get used to a web-based project management tool. The environment where the tool is going to be used is very important. The department has to be "ready" to embrace a project management tool. There were more expensive and more sophisticated products in the market when I tested and suggested the signing in with Projector. What I considered, in addition to functionality and cost, was product support and ease of use for the department. So, the scenario where it would be less appropriate would probably be a department bigger than mine, which was about 50 people.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Function Point Productivity Software
4.7
Projector PSA
7.0
Task Management
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Projector PSA
7.4
Resource Management
Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
Projector PSA
8.0
Gantt Charts
Function Point Productivity Software
2.1
Projector PSA
6.0
Scheduling
Function Point Productivity Software
1.5
Projector PSA
8.0
Workflow Automation
Function Point Productivity Software
1.4
Projector PSA
6.9
Team Collaboration
Function Point Productivity Software
1.2
Projector PSA
7.5
Support for Agile Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
6.0
Projector PSA
5.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
5.4
Projector PSA
5.2
Document Management
Function Point Productivity Software
4.0
Projector PSA
8.5
Email integration
Function Point Productivity Software
2.0
Projector PSA
7.6
Mobile Access
Function Point Productivity Software
1.0
Projector PSA
3.7
Timesheet Tracking
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Projector PSA
9.3
Change request and Case Management
Function Point Productivity Software
3.0
Projector PSA
5.2
Budget and Expense Management
Function Point Productivity Software
9.8
Projector PSA
8.1

Professional Services Automation

Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
Projector PSA
7.9
Quotes/estimates
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Projector PSA
Invoicing
Function Point Productivity Software
9.8
Projector PSA
7.0
Project & financial reporting
Function Point Productivity Software
6.1
Projector PSA
8.5
Integration with accounting software
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Projector PSA
8.0

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.
  • Projector is easy to use and understand. It is web-based so the information is seen in real time. The cost was reasonable for a beginning project management tool.
  • Once set up and implemented properly Projector was able to produce all type of operational reports with real-time information.
  • It also had many useful built-in reminders for people responsible for inputting their project data.
  • The support I received from Projector PSA was outstanding.

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.
  • Needs improvement with GL integration
  • Needs improvement with Project organization
  • Needs improvement with expected amount of time submitted per day

Likelihood to Renew

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Projector PSA10.0
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We have been using this tool for a year now and find our use of it continually evolves and broadens. We are also very excited about the overhaul that's under way and feel many of the improvements being put in place will help make us that much more effective and efficient. The Projector team is also very responsive and collaborative in terms of user feedback and improvement suggestions, which helps us know they will work hard to help us get what we need out of the tool.

Usability

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Projector PSA6.4
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Desktop interface feels complex to new users.

Reliability and Availability

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Projector PSA10.0
Based on 1 answer
In 5 years of use we have never experienced an unscheduled outage.

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.
Projector PSA is a great option for entering time. Our employees have no issue allocating their time to the correct tasks types. Projector PSA does not require a written description for time, and our employees have noticed that this makes for a cleaner, straightforward entry. Managers also have noted that they are easily able to pull clean reports.

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
  • Helped our company with getting the integration between Projector PSA and Great Plains cleaned up.
  • Updated the mappings by running an accounting transactions analysis report and identified improperly configured transactions.
  • Cleared up recurring GL failures.

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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Projector PSA

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Projector PSA Editions & Modules
Projector PSA
Edition
Team Edition
$151
Professional Edition
$251
Enterprise Edition
$301
1. per user
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