Function Point is project management software tailored to the unique and specific demands of creative professionals.
- Drag and drop gantt charts to help you plan your project
- A range of collaborative tools to improve communications within the office
- Customizable dashboards that let you pick the data visualization options you want
- Multiple employees can work on the same project at the same time
- Very robust tracking options for finances and labor
- Lacks integration with a number of crucial software platforms like salesforce
- The UI and UX often seem as if they were created by multiple teams then patched together without a unifying design in mind
Every business has its complications, but there are unique trials that people working in the creative industry have to deal with. Function Point distinguishes itself from other project management apps on the market by identifying these issues and developing effective and thoughtful solutions. If you're an advertising or marketing company, and you need to juggle the demands of multiple clients, Function Point has a full host of features that are accommodating to your needs. The hub around which all the spokes of Function Point rotate is the project management component, designed to help your people stay on task and juggle multiple responsibilities even when they're bogged down with a large number of clients. The project management platform is largely catered to the demands of project managers, providing them with gantt charts that allow them to track the complicated strands of a project's implementation in an intuitive manner, task management systems that help them make sure every aspect of a project is in the hands of the right people, and bulk editing so that you can work your way through approvals and evaluations in record time. Jobs and schedules allow you to largely automate the process of assigning tasks, and to do lists help you keep all the minutia of the project right at hand. Function Point's resource management functions mean that you can maximize your workplace efficiency and keep everything on track even when the workload becomes heavier. Timesheets and time tracking are tightly integrated into the Function Point software, ensuring your people get paid and helping you properly budget your labor. Meanwhile, a work planning view helps you more accurately predict when you can expect milestones to be reached and prepare for unexpected delays or complications. Function Point doesn't help you manage the labor component of your business model. It has powerful tools to keep your finances in proper order as well. Gold QuickBooks integration comes standard in the Function Point toolkit, giving you the powerful support of one of the most well regarded third party accounting programs and providing all of its functionality directly through the Function Point suite. These financial components interact directly with your timesheets, facilitating customizable rates and giving you a detail oriented big picture overview to minimize excessive spending and keep your project from going into the red. Integrated invoicing means you'll always have the records you need just within reach. There's a lot more going on underneath the surface than plain labor and financial analysis. You can track everything from billable hours to gross profit and staff utilization on all of your projects, and a wealth of forecast reports draw from the data available to help you determine what you can expect in the future. These dashboards are highly customizable, so you can create a data analysis resource that's customized to your specific needs.