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Function Point Productivity Software

3 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

Replicon

3 Ratings
Score 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

Replicon

It is perfect for inputing time sheets, time offs and expenses. It is hosted on the cloud, so accessible from anywhere, and even from mobile. It should nonetheless do just that, as it is not suited to track the work that you are doing or details about it. It is completely useless in that case.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Function Point Productivity Software
4.8
Replicon
7.9
Task Management
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Replicon
6.0
Resource Management
Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
Replicon
7.0
Gantt Charts
Function Point Productivity Software
2.1
Replicon
7.3
Scheduling
Function Point Productivity Software
1.9
Replicon
7.0
Workflow Automation
Function Point Productivity Software
1.6
Replicon
Team Collaboration
Function Point Productivity Software
1.3
Replicon
Support for Agile Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
6.0
Replicon
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
5.6
Replicon
Document Management
Function Point Productivity Software
4.0
Replicon
7.3
Email integration
Function Point Productivity Software
2.0
Replicon
7.3
Mobile Access
Function Point Productivity Software
1.0
Replicon
9.0
Timesheet Tracking
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Replicon
10.0
Change request and Case Management
Function Point Productivity Software
3.0
Replicon
Budget and Expense Management
Function Point Productivity Software
9.6
Replicon
10.0

Professional Services Automation

Function Point Productivity Software
8.9
Replicon
8.8
Quotes/estimates
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Replicon
7.0
Invoicing
Function Point Productivity Software
9.6
Replicon
9.0
Project & financial reporting
Function Point Productivity Software
6.1
Replicon
9.0
Integration with accounting software
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Replicon
10.0

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.
  • Timesheets are pretty straightforward, you just have to choose a client/project/task that you worked on (in that order), and put the hours for each day. You can then specify if it is billable or not and that’s it, you can submit.
  • Time off are also very efficient, as you can select your days off from your calendar, and choose if it is a paid time off, sick leave, or other type of leave. By selecting a range of days, it automatically subtracts weekends, bank holidays, and gives you the remaining days off that you have (and if it is possible to request paid time off for example). The calendar view is very good.
  • Expenses management are very efficient, you just have to describe what you spent and select on what project or client, then put the incurred amount and upload scans of your receipts. It also handles different currencies which is good for international companies, and you can keep track of the approval status, to know when you are going to be reimbursed without asking the finance team.

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.
  • There is no easy way to add a comment on an expense, you have to reopen a ticket to add a comment. But that might be how it is configured in our company.

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 used to track time on JIRA on the tickets. This was good enough for time tracking, but didn't integrate efficiently with accounting software, so accountants had to replicate manually the data from JIRA to their software in order to bill clients. Using Replicon made things much easier for them.

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
  • It is very straightforward, so people tend to be encouraged to fill their timesheets on time, specially since they can do that on mobile. This means faster invoicing for clients, meaning getting paid faster.
  • Also, better expenses management, with a unified system where we can track all expenses incurred and create reports on them. This provides better visibility to see where we are wasting money.

Pricing Details

Function Point Productivity Software

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Replicon

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details