Function Point Productivity Software

3 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

Planview Projectplace

239 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

Planview Projectplace

Very good for easy project management without too many details and administration work. In comparison to e.g. JIRA, it's much less complicated which can be a big advantage for e.g. a design team like mine but of course, it can also be a disadvantage for complex IT projects. This is why we're using both in our company.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Function Point Productivity Software
4.8
Planview Projectplace
7.5
Task Management
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Planview Projectplace
8.3
Resource Management
Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
Planview Projectplace
6.2
Gantt Charts
Function Point Productivity Software
2.1
Planview Projectplace
6.9
Scheduling
Function Point Productivity Software
1.9
Planview Projectplace
7.0
Workflow Automation
Function Point Productivity Software
1.6
Planview Projectplace
Team Collaboration
Function Point Productivity Software
1.3
Planview Projectplace
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
6.0
Planview Projectplace
8.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
5.6
Planview Projectplace
7.0
Document Management
Function Point Productivity Software
4.0
Planview Projectplace
8.5
Email integration
Function Point Productivity Software
2.0
Planview Projectplace
7.6
Mobile Access
Function Point Productivity Software
1.0
Planview Projectplace
6.9
Timesheet Tracking
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Planview Projectplace
7.1
Change request and Case Management
Function Point Productivity Software
3.0
Planview Projectplace
Budget and Expense Management
Function Point Productivity Software
9.6
Planview Projectplace

Professional Services Automation

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

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.
  • Kanban boards for tracking assignments
  • Document review and Signoff
  • Collaboration/Discussion

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.
  • Account administration could use some work. Does not afford the detailed data or knobs and levers to manage the account at a granular level. For example, the inability to assign departments to external (non-account) project members.
  • New features get rolled out fairly frequently, but sometimes with only partial functionality and with little fanfare or supporting documentation.

Likelihood to Renew

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Planview Projectplace8.5
Based on 2 answers
We're committed now & have >50 users on Projectplace. All our projects are now tracked in the tool. We this investment of time & training, the cost of maintaining Projectplace is relatively low for the benefit. So we will renew, even if there are some idiosyncrasies in the tool & there are opportunities for improvement.

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.
The visuals and functionality of Projectplace, version control and document storage capabilities are the best compared to the tools I have used above

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
  • Can't really say

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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Planview Projectplace

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Planview Projectplace Editions & Modules
Planview Projectplace
Edition
Projectplace Enterprise
$291
1. per seat
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