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

I think Projector PSA is well suited for service companies.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Function Point Productivity Software
4.8
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
1.9
Projector PSA
8.0
Workflow Automation
Function Point Productivity Software
1.6
Projector PSA
6.9
Team Collaboration
Function Point Productivity Software
1.3
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
5.6
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
9.6
Projector PSA
8.1

Professional Services Automation

Function Point Productivity Software
8.9
Projector PSA
7.9
Quotes/estimates
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Projector PSA
Invoicing
Function Point Productivity Software
9.6
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.
  • Time tracking. For a service company that typically bills retainers, it is very important to be able to assign a direct cost to your resources at all levels and analyze your profitability.
  • Expense reporting. Projector easily tracks expenses of all types and allows you to categorize them under non-billable projects, client billable projects and/or client development ventures.
  • Reporting. Projector has a large list of standard reports right at your fingertips. These reports can be extracted as Excel docs, mdp files and other useful formats. They are intuitive, clear and easy to analyze. For those you need on a standard basis, you can set them up to pull on a recurring basis. It should be noted that all reports are easily customized and Projector's support team is always there to help get you the information you need.

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 split between the desktop and web environments was awkward at times.
  • While the reporting modules are powerful, creating reports can be complex and required a fairly deep knowledge of the product.
  • The appearance and interface of the desktop application appears somewhat dated.

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
Based on 1 answer
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 provided a better value and much smaller initial commitment. The implementation process required minimal professional services. Projector PSA also had a strong data security model to limit visibility appropriately to personnel using the system

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
  • Faster time entry and reporting
  • Shorter time to invoice
  • More visibility into utilization and profitability on a per-project, customer, and business unit basis

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
Additional Pricing Details