Feng Office Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing
Feng Office is a web-based collaboration platform that has project management features including task, document, and resource management. It is a scalable application that can be hosted on the web or installed on-premise at the customer’s server. It is a feature-rich team collaboration platform that can be deployed in just a few minutes by starting with an account, inviting the team, assigning tasks and tracking the status and progress of the project in a central, secured and widely accessible place.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Task Management and Time Tracking – Feng Office provides efficient project management with the ability to track tasks, subtasks, and other important project activities. It presents the project manager essential information including a color-coded Gantt chart that show each task’s status. Tasks can be grouped according to priority or resources. Time tracking features track the hours spent on tasks, users, and workspace. A calendar displays daily, weekly or monthly views and can be used for quick scheduling of events, milestones or meetings.
- Document Management, Built-in Email, and Information Linking – This application makes team collaboration very easy by allowing documents to be centrally stored, version controlled, shared to others, and be linked to other information. Project documentation has become much easier with this feature that also has its own email system. Not as a replacement or additional email, it comes with features that allow the user to organize communication, share it, attach it to a project as a document, and even create a task from it.
- Workspace, Contact Management, and User Administration – Aside from useful features, it allows project managers to organize and view information easily and efficiently. They can also manage their contacts in different ways by applying filters that present them in a meaningful manner. User Administration allows for inviting, configuring and assigning tasks to the team by just going to one tab of the interface. Depending on the type of plan purchased, other productivity tools allow for greater control of information and resources.
Feng Office comes in two major configurations, the hosted Feng Sky version and the on-premise Feng Onsite version. Each version has the Community, Professional and Enterprise editions, with the Community edition having the least features and the Enterprise with the most features. Sky editions are paid plans, while the self-supported Onsite Community edition is free. They offer a free 30-day trial period,with discounts on annual payments, special discounts to nonprofits, and product customizations upon request.
Social Network Presence
Feng Office is ideal for small to mid-size businesses that can take advantage of its scalability and flexible pricing. It is highly suitable for businesses and organizations with a high collaboration requirement and distributed in many locations. Departments or workgroups of larger companies can even take advantage of its customization services and onsite installation.
This team collaboration platform supports more than 20 languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, English, German, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Polish, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Turkish, Czech and others.
Some of their Clients
Clients include TSI Alliance, Planning and Budget Office of the Government of Uruguay, AgSquared, Virtual and Co., Swiss company Panorama Profil Line SA, woOw.com.uy, Publicartel and Ekaflor.
Christopher Graham of TSI Alliance points to the organization of their documents and the easy access of the team to all shared documents as the major benefits of using Feng Office.
Carlos Hernandes of CHC Asesores described the web-based platform as the central tool that allowed anyone in the office to attend to any issue and comply with deadlines.
Jeff Gordon of AgSquared simply stated that through this team collaboration tool, they were able to stop focusing on process and put their energy in getting things done.
Why Feng Office
Feng Office is a collaboration platform with many useful project management features that organizes communication, manages document sharing, and provides task management and time tracking in a single interface. A million users in 150 countries have seen the potential and benefits of using this flexible application that can help any organization greatly and quickly.
Feng Office is a privately held company founded in 2008 with headquarters in Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. It started as a degree project at the Faculty of Engineering, University of the Republic, called Opengoo Open Source Project. It was championed by Conrado Viña, a software engineer, and developed with fellow engineers Marcos Saiz and Ignacio de Soto. The project was highly successful. They released the code to the public and started the Opengoo Community. The founders then started Feng Office in June 2008 as a commercial company to continue the development and support of the Opengoo Project, and rebranded it in 2009. CEO Viña now looks forward to continue to turn the software platform into a great business.