Function Point, stylized as fp., is an easy-to-use, all-in-one, cloud-based productivity system. It is an integrated business process software that enables users to perform task and project management, CRM and workflow management, time tracking and job scheduling, estimates and expense management, invoicing, reports creation, and more. It is designed for advertising and other creative agencies. The agency’s whole process and project-driven operations are simplified and streamlined resulting in greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Prospecting and Client Management – Function Point agency project management software has CRM tools for the user to keep all client information organized and better updated. Multiple client contact details and related notes and attachments across all projects are kept and organized in one location. The user can search quickly for data with multiple options of views. Important information about prospects, clients, and vendors, together with notes from integrated email are all located in one place. A client portal also keeps the team and client in the loop, making it fast and easy to send and receive estimates, approvals, change requests and other job notes and files.
- Project Management and Time Tracking – The all-in-one cloud-based productivity system enables the users to sync all projects, tasks and timesheets. No need for multiple applications with separate logins. Users can quickly build project schedules from system templates and automatically assign tasks to teams or individuals using timesheets and milestones. Timesheets can be viewed by day, week or by task. A new time-tracking app allows users to track time even on the go for iOS device users. It tracks time even when offline and automatically syncs when online. It is compatible with Apple Watch and will even take dictations of job descriptions using your iPhone or Apple Watch microphone.
- Estimates, Invoicing and Business Intelligence – Function Point users can create more accurate estimates with the help of actual business data from previous projects and past clients stored in the system. Customizable templates also make it easy to craft new proposals, saving time and money. The invoicing features allow user to create deposits, interims and batch invoices more efficiently. Users can also get relevant, real-time data that provides information on clients, budgets, jobs and team profitability in just a few clicks.
Function Point agency project management software offers three subscription-based plans depending on the number of users. The first plan for small agencies includes for 5 – 39 users and costs $29 per month per user when billed annually or $34 per month per user billed monthly. The medium agency plan costs $19 per month annually per user for 40 to 99 users. A $15 per month per user billed annually is offered to large agency customers with 100 users and above. Optional add-ons for QuickBook integration or for a client portal costs an additional $49 per month each.
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Function Point is designed for advertising agencies and creative firms. It is valuable to business owners and managers in charge of projects, new business, traffic, accounting, client services, and creative staff. It is for any group or organization that needs to manage clients and projects, track time and expenses, delegate tasks, and communicate with team members on a project basis.
Some of their Clients
Clients include Conquer Mobile, Top Draw, Parcel Design, Chute Gerdeman, and Relevention.
Conquer Mobile previously used five different software tools to run operations. Function Point enabled the company to use a single, integrated solution that now keeps all client information in one place, accessible to everyone in the company. It was also able to deliver a more systematic estimate that resulted in projects that start sooner.
Top Draw is a rapidly growing agency that increased its staff from 12 to 27 over the last three years. To check the health of a project meant a delay of 30 minutes from using disparate software programs. FP help brought efficiency, accuracy and visibility when generating client project reports. Starting up projects and estimating has also become faster.
Why Function Point
Creative agencies need to efficiently and accurately capture and track time. Aside from correctly accounting and billing client projects, they need to have a centralized and synchronized system where all information can be accessed quickly and easily. Function Point agency project management software offers not only an integrated timesheet and invoicing features but a complete workflow management solution. Business owners and the whole project team now have an all-in-one system that helps in minimizing operational challenges, improve productivity, and increase profits.
Function Point Productivity Software, Inc., is a privately held company founded in 1997. It is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In 2004, the company made the software available as cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS). It has over 5000 active users worldwide including in Canada, USA, Brazil, Singapore, UAE, UK, Australia and South Africa, to name a few. It continues to improve its product such as with the addition of a new time-tracking app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch users. The company strives everyday to deliver intuitive solutions and unsurpassed customer service.