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Function Point Productivity Software

3 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

Sciforma

4 Ratings
Score 4.4 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

Sciforma

Yes, definitely. We wanted a flexible but robust software and Sciforma seemed to be the best fit

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

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.
  • Flexible: I believe it is the best part. The software is completely and especially designed for our needs.
  • Easy to use: any configuration can be done either by us or Sciforma. At first, we would only use the project extension. After a year, we decided to add more users and roll-out time tracking. We did the configuration by ourselves and didn’t need Sciforma’s help. It was pretty easy, even without having a dedicated developer.
  • They have a lot of features: you can start as small as you want and always get more features . This was our case and we haven’t been limited so far.
  • They are methodology agnostic: We use both Agile and Waterfall and it’s great to see it all rolls up to the portfolio level.

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.
  • Some bugs when the new version was released. But they were very quickly fixed, the Sciforma team is reactive and is always ready to help.

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 were looking at vendors but they didn't meet our expectations and weren't flexible enough.

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’s hard to evaluate our ROI. I can say though that:
  • More efficiency, we do not lose time looking for documents in different places anymore. Everything is gathered in one place.
  • Reports are amazing and quick to create.
  • As a project manager, I can better manage my project and my resources. It helps me a lot to prioritize what needs to be done and gives me the bigger picture.

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Pricing Details

Function Point Productivity Software

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

Sciforma

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Sciforma licensing is based on the number of users and the features they need.