Function Point Productivity Software

3 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

Planview Projectplace

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265 Ratings
Score 8.4 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

Project management - smaller repeatable projects - well suitedProject management - larger type projects not as useful

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Function Point Productivity Software
4.7
Planview Projectplace
7.5
Task Management
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Planview Projectplace
8.4
Resource Management
Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
Planview Projectplace
6.3
Gantt Charts
Function Point Productivity Software
2.1
Planview Projectplace
6.9
Scheduling
Function Point Productivity Software
1.5
Planview Projectplace
7.0
Workflow Automation
Function Point Productivity Software
1.4
Planview Projectplace
Team Collaboration
Function Point Productivity Software
1.2
Planview Projectplace
8.2
Support for Agile Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
6.0
Planview Projectplace
8.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
5.4
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
7.8
Mobile Access
Function Point Productivity Software
1.0
Planview Projectplace
7.1
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
9.8
Planview Projectplace

Professional Services Automation

Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
Planview Projectplace
Quotes/estimates
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Planview Projectplace
Invoicing
Function Point Productivity Software
9.8
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.
  • The card system of project place works really good. It's very easy to create new cards, assigning them to team members and linking them to projects.
  • The "plan" view is really helpful to keep track of your recent activities.
  • It's useful to connect activities with others to know if something has to be finished before another activity.

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.
  • Platform still reliant on Adobe Flash, which is now considered to be almost a legacy tool and doesn't work well on certain common web browsers (Google Chrome).
  • A recent update to the platform has made certain features (ability to provide descriptions related to file versions) restricted to administrators, rather than being available to all users.
  • Desktop integration tool can occasionally have problems (but usually functions well).

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.
In caparison, Projectplace “Ticked all the boxes” for collaboration, task management, mobility and ease of use.

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
  • ROI never evaluated

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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