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Function Point Productivity Software

3 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

TaskRay

4 Ratings
Score 6.5 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

TaskRay

TaskRay is a great solution for small to medium sized businesses running multiple projects at the same time. It is very cost effective and their development team is actively adding new functionality regularly. If you prefer working from a tiled Kanban board view, this is highly worth evaluating.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Function Point Productivity Software
4.7
TaskRay
9.3
Task Management
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
TaskRay
10.0
Resource Management
Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
TaskRay
8.2
Gantt Charts
Function Point Productivity Software
2.1
TaskRay
8.0
Scheduling
Function Point Productivity Software
1.5
TaskRay
8.0
Workflow Automation
Function Point Productivity Software
1.4
TaskRay
9.8
Team Collaboration
Function Point Productivity Software
1.2
TaskRay
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
6.0
TaskRay
9.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Function Point Productivity Software
5.4
TaskRay
10.0
Document Management
Function Point Productivity Software
4.0
TaskRay
Email integration
Function Point Productivity Software
2.0
TaskRay
Mobile Access
Function Point Productivity Software
1.0
TaskRay
Timesheet Tracking
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
TaskRay
10.0
Change request and Case Management
Function Point Productivity Software
3.0
TaskRay
9.0
Budget and Expense Management
Function Point Productivity Software
9.8
TaskRay
9.0

Professional Services Automation

Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
TaskRay
8.3
Quotes/estimates
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
TaskRay
Invoicing
Function Point Productivity Software
9.8
TaskRay
8.0
Project & financial reporting
Function Point Productivity Software
6.1
TaskRay
8.5
Integration with accounting software
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
TaskRay
8.5

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.
  • Visual appeal - using an application that looks good is an often overlooked thing that is actually important. Some things are simply off-putting to look at and if you have to use it for hours at a time it's a drag. TaskRay looks really good and makes sense.
  • UI - This is sort of related to visual appeal but this is more about the user's experience. This application is incredibly intuitive and simple to use but has the depth that we need as well.
  • Support and Training - TaskRay's online resources are so good that we've only had to contact them once or twice with a question.

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.
  • During my use, I would at times get responsive issues in regards to tasks opening, editing task details, or moving from stage to stage. This didn't occur for quite some time until we started loading the system with extensive projects and hundreds of tasks to each project. While unfortunate to run into these performance issues, many applications run into similar issues when working many simultaneous tickets at the same time.
  • Customization to the task layouts is a bit cumbersome.
  • If you are running a lot of stages, 8 - 12, moving tasks from one side of the board to the other can take a little bit of work. At the time there were no quick close capabilities on the tasks to redirect the task to its final stage.

Likelihood to Renew

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TaskRay10.0
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It's hands-down the best PM tool we have ever used. Nothing compares in ease of use and being easy to learn. It also looks great and makes sense immediately

Usability

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TaskRay10.0
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Easy Easy Easy to use

Support

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TaskRay10.0
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I have not had many support issues but when I have, they have been courteous helpful, and solved the issue

Implementation

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TaskRay10.0
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Again, just like the app, the implementation was very easy.

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.
TaskRay is a simple solution to install and get moving with. Project creation, stage setup, and task creation are just a few great features that are simple to set up. Remedyforce & Service Manager are a more enterprise type application for more service desk type environments. JIRA is a highly used and close favorite with project management. At the end of the day, simplicity for setup and configuration as well as day to day usability went hands down to TaskRay over JIRA.

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 has highly increased the efficiency and communication with our teams. We are a virtual company and this is the most important benefit we get from Task Ray.

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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TaskRay

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details