FunctionFox REVIEW

Project Management Software

2 user reviews
USER SATISFACTION 100%
OUR SCORE 8.6

What is FunctionFox?

FunctionFox is designed specifically to help small creative businesses track time and manage simple and complex projects with its full-featured project management platform. The system generates multiple reports on all project activities, customers, tasks and personnel and delivers them to both managers and stakeholders. With FunctionFox, users can compare and analyze information on their finances, like actual costs and estimates as well as look at their project timelines, budget, performance and productivity of all members.

The tool is intuitive and straightforward to use, allowing staff members to track their time and how long it took them to accomplish certain tasks via the stopwatch feature. The project management tools include a personal calendar, file and document sharing, timelines, milestones, to-do lists, and task management. The project blog makes it easy for team members to collaborate, and you can also enjoy reliable commenting and email alerts functionalities. FunctionFox is also able to simplify making invoices, scheduling meetings and events via the group calendar tool, and creating and managing contact information.

Overview of FunctionFox Benefits

FunctionFox is a simple and intuitive project management tool with time tracking capabilities. The software is designed to streamline all processes of creative companies so that they can deliver top quality services while maintaining high levels of creativity.

Many companies appreciate how FunctionFox takes them from paper-based timesheets and Excel documents to a more modern, fluid way to manage their projects, monitor time and track milestones. The software enables users access to all the knowledge they need without overwhelming them with too much information.

FunctionFox enables users to look back at project’s history, whether it be two weeks ago or two months ago. This functionality makes it easy for managers and team members to review their steps, make the necessary corrections and adjustments so they can move forward and deliver the project as instructed and within schedule.

With task management and scheduling features, companies stay on top of their employees schedule, enabling them to delegate tasks to the most qualified personnel and set their own schedules and milestones. The time tracking function also helps users monitor their work and empowers employees to improve both performance and productivity.

Budget is an essential aspect for any project. FunctionFox helps project teams plan their budget and ensures that spending is kept within the bounds of their finances by making sure that production schedules and efforts are aligned with the project goals and requirements.

Overview of FunctionFox Features

  • Timesheet with Stopwatch Timer
  • Unlimited Clients & Projects
  • Account Preferences & Customization
  • Tasks with Editable Rates
  • Personal Calendar
  • Project Status & Status Options
  • Reports – Clients, Project, Status
  • Flink – Exchange documents & attach files
  • Reports
  • CEO Desktop
  • Project Costs & Expense Tracking
  • Estimates, Quotes, & Budgets
  • Access Rights & Client/Contractor Access
  • Group Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Invoicing
  • Retainers
  • Action Assignment with Action Calendar for Resource Allocation
  • To-Do Lists with Email Alerts
  • Project Scheduling with Project Calendar
  • Project Blog with Email Alerts on Comments
  • Timelines with Milestones
  • Reports – Additional Action & Production Reports
  • Cycle and Capacity Reports
  • Resource Forecasting

What Problems Will FunctionFox Solve?

1. Building transparency, accountability, and trust for solo creative professionals: A common problem for freelancers and consultants is establishing a professional, trust-based relationship with clients. Because there is only one person to handle all facets of a project, unbillable administrative tasks such as tracking time, often take second place to more pressing. This can lead to inaccurate time records, billing conflicts, and ultimately to a lack of accountability and trust, as in the following scenario:

Case study: Dan is a freelance marketing consultant whose haphazard monthly billing process saw him trying to reconstruct the work he had done for his 6 or 7 clients by trolling through emails, project proposals, ads, social media posts, meetings, photo shoots, and more. Unable to back up his invoices with solid details, he often had to discount his fees, or engage in an unpleasant conflict with clients. Trust was in short supply. Within a month of purchasing his very affordable FunctionFox Classic, Dan had improved the accuracy of his invoices. The software’s simple Timesheets kept track of details, instant Reports about projects and clients provided transparent back up to professional-looking estimates and invoices, and Dan’s clients appreciated his honesty and accountability, beginning to trust him as never before. Within a few months, he was able to negotiate sizeable retainer increases, and at year end his billings were up by almost 50%.

Features: FunctionFox Classic: Timesheet with stopwatch timer, Reports on Clients, Projects and Status, CEO Desktop, Estimates and Invoicing.

2. Freeing time for creativity in a small creative company: For small to medium sized creative companies, there are often challenges in scheduling projects, ensuring an even distribution of work among team members, and reducing time spent on unbillable tasks to free people for the creative work that keeps the company going

Case study: A small, Miami-based graphic design company developed their own paper and forms-based project and time management system. Over time, though, it became cumbersome and confusing, and maintaining it was time away from billable creative tasks that were the lifeblood of the company. Within a few days of purchasing FunctionFox Premier, the company began to see a difference. The product’s CEO Desktop, Project Calendar and Project Scheduling showed what was happening with each project, the Project blog kept everyone on the same page, and Action Assignment and Resource Allocation efficiently streamlined workflow, and Timeline and Milestone features ensured that work was completed on time. As a result, staff members are not only spending more of their time on billable creative tasks, but because they are more time conscious, billable hours in general have increased.

Features: FunctionFox Premier: Project Scheduling with Project Calendar, Timelines with Milestones, Action & Production Reports, Resource Availability

3. Streamlining workflow and improving communication in an In-house creative group: In-house creative departments face different challenges than outside agencies or freelance creatives do. There is always work coming in – no-one needs to go out and get it – but it is sometimes difficult to complete projects in a timely way. Sometimes an in-house marketing department has trouble getting the details they needed to begin a project, and often, once a project is underway, milestones and deadlines for creative are missed. Understanding the cause of these delays is crucial:

Case study: A busy in-house creative team found it challenging to meet project deadlines and milestones, which had a negative impact on their reputation in the larger organization – there was a lack of respect and a lot of finger-pointing. The team needed solutions, and turned to FunctionFox In-house. They worked with their FunctionFox rep to create a project request form customized to provide all details needed to initiate new projects, putting the onus on departments to provide timely and accurate details. The addition of a ‘waiting for department approval’ status in FunctionFox provided the creative group with accurate metrics to back up their suspicion that workflow and deadline roadblocks were chiefly due to delays on the departmental-client side. When steps had been taken to improve turn-around time. This not only boosted the reputation of the marketing team, but also built trust and improved communication between the marketing team and the organization as a whole.

Features: FunctionFox In-house: Customizable Multiple Request Forms for all outside departments, Cycle and Capacity Reports, Unlimited Custom fields, Advanced Report Generator with template reports saving to Excel, CSV, PDF & HTML

 

FunctionFox Position In Our Categories

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Each company is different, and can call for a particular type of Project Management Software solution that will be adjusted to their business size, type of clients and staff and even specific niche they support. We advise you don't count on locating an ideal solution that is going to be suitable for each company regardless of their history is. It may be a good idea to read a few FunctionFox reviews first and even then you should keep in mind what the solution is intended to do for your company and your employees. Do you need an easy and intuitive solution with just elementary functions? Will you actually use the advanced functionalities needed by pros and large enterprises? Are there any particular tools that are especially beneficial for the industry you work in? If you ask yourself these questions it is going to be much easier to find a trustworthy service that will fit your budget.

How Much Does FunctionFox Cost?

FunctionFox Pricing Plans:

FunctionFox offers three SMB and enterprise pricing plans for users to choose from. Give the details a look, and select the best plan for your business:

Classic – $5/user/month

  • $35 per month for first user
  • Easy-to-use timesheet with stopwatch timer
  • Project tracking with email reminders and alerts
  • Unlimited clients, projects, and personnel
  • Project estimating and budget tracking
  • Reporting on clients, projects, personnel & more

Premier – $10/user/month

  • $50 per month for first user
  • All Classic features
  • Action assignment and resource allocation
  • Project Calendar and scheduling
  • To-Do List with built-in stopwatch timer
  • Timelines and project milestones
  • Project Blog

In-House – $15/user/month

  • $100 per month for first user
  • All Premier features
  • Project Request Form for all outside departments
  • Powerful Custom Fields to track project info
  • Flink: Cloud-based document exchange
  • Cycle and Capacity Reports
  • Customizable Reports

User Satisfaction

We realize that when you make a decision to buy Project Management Software it’s important not only to see how experts evaluate it in their reviews, but also to find out if the real people and companies that buy it are actually satisfied with the product. That’s why we’ve created our behavior-based Customer Satisfaction Algorithm™ that gathers customer reviews, comments and FunctionFox reviews across a wide range of social media sites. The data is then presented in an easy to digest form showing how many people had positive and negative experience with FunctionFox. With that information at hand you should be equipped to make an informed buying decision that you won’t regret.

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Technical details

Devices Supported
  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Mac
  • Web-based
  • Windows Mobile
Language Support
  • USA
  • UK
  • Canada
  • International
  • Spain
  • France
Pricing Model
  • Monthly payment
Customer Types
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Freelancers
Deployment
  • Cloud Hosted

What Support Does This Vendor Offer?

  • EMAIL
  • PHONE NO.
  • LIVE SUPPORT
  • TRAINING

FunctionFox User Reviews

Peigi McGillivray


Debbie 7 months ago
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What are FunctionFox pricing details?

FunctionFox Pricing Plans:

FunctionFox offers three SMB and enterprise pricing plans for users to choose from. Give the details a look, and select the best plan for your business:

Classic – $5/user/month

  • $35 per month for first user
  • Easy-to-use timesheet with stopwatch timer
  • Project tracking with email reminders and alerts
  • Unlimited clients, projects, and personnel
  • Project estimating and budget tracking
  • Reporting on clients, projects, personnel & more

Premier – $10/user/month

  • $50 per month for first user
  • All Classic features
  • Action assignment and resource allocation
  • Project Calendar and scheduling
  • To-Do List with built-in stopwatch timer
  • Timelines and project milestones
  • Project Blog

In-House – $15/user/month

  • $100 per month for first user
  • All Premier features
  • Project Request Form for all outside departments
  • Powerful Custom Fields to track project info
  • Flink: Cloud-based document exchange
  • Cycle and Capacity Reports
  • Customizable Reports

What integrations are available for FunctionFox?

Most of FunctionFox’s customers use it as a stand-alone product because it has been designed independently from third-party platforms. In fact, with it users will be able to reduce their overall reliance on other software, as FunctionFox replaces Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for tracking time, and Word for creating invoices.

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Peigi McGillivray

1 month ago


Pros:
As a freelance creative, there are some things I hate doing, like filling out time sheets, keeping track of budgets, and anything to do with billing. FunctionFox makes all those things so effortless, it’s like having a really smart business partner helping out. With FunctionFox, my projects and budgets stay on track, billing is quick and easy, and my timesheets practically write themselves. I wouldn’t want to do without it.

Cons:
I can't really think of anything - I rely on FunctionFox every day, and hasn’t let me down. On the odd occasion when I’ve had a question or problem, I’ve been able to talk to a support person right away, and the situation has been resolved quickly and efficiently. Their customer support is way better than most I’ve encountered.

The least favorable review

Debbie

7 months ago


Pros:
We are able to track time in our meetings and come up creative with the help of this tool. It is easy to use which adds to its efficiency. When it comes to pulling up a timesheet, I can do so with ease in meetings. For example, since we have meetings every Monday, as design director, my team will expect me to have all my things or agenda for the meeting organized. I can pull this off with ease, with the help of the FunctionFox. We are able to bill hours without much hustle. On the same note, we can account for the expenses we have incurred and the time we have put in thanks to this tool. This makes our work easier and enjoyable.

Cons:
It is very difficult for me to find something wrong or negative to say about this product. The flexibility and creativity it brings to us is none like other and we cannot be more grateful than that. The idea is to manage our timesheet well, account for that time, bill it and also account for the expenses. It has done all that. If I was to say anything I disliked about this product, I would have to be overly critical and say that it does not do the work I am supposed to do, which is farfetched. In short, i like everything what FunctionFox has to offer.

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