Function Point Ad Agency Workflow and Project Management Software Gets a Significant Upgrade

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Function Point Productivity Software announces major upgrades to its web based agency management software. The upgrade includes a new system dashboard, an updated CRM and client communications module, new calendar, an updated creative brief section as well as upgrades to projects, work estimates and reporting.

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Our development team has been working diligently over the past year on re-writing our back-end infrastructure, and we are now at a stage where we can release some of the major client-facing components to our user-base

Function Point Productivity Software Inc. (functionpoint.com), a worldwide leader in CRM, time tracking, invoicing and project management software for advertising, design and web development companies, has launched the first phase of its upgraded user interface (UI) to BETA and will be releasing it to its entire client-base at the beginning of August.

“Our development team has been working diligently over the past year on re-writing our back-end infrastructure, and we are now at a stage where we can release some of the major client-facing components to our user-base,” remarked VP of Business Operations, Tate Lillies. “With the major browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome) beginning to move towards full public support of HTML5, and the amount of users accessing our system using iPhones, the Android platform and iPads, we are extremely pleased with our decision to stay away from Flash based technology and fully embrace HTML5 for our interface. We believe that this decision has helped position Function Point very well in the software as a service (SaaS) market for ad agency management systems,” states Lillies.

Aside from a fresh look and new functionality, fp v8.1 provides a major back-end infrastructure change to the following components of the system:

  •     CRM and Communications
  •     Calendar and Messaging
  •     Creative Briefs
  •     Projects and Job Estimates
  •     Reporting

The changes to the system are the first step of a number of upgrades planned for Function Point users over the next 6 to 12 months. These are in addition to Function Point’s recent announcement of its strategic alliance with ConceptShare, which provides clients with an integrated, next generation online proofing and collaboration tool. Combining the management power of an ad agency erp system with leading edge client communications will help Function Point clients develop a unique competitive advantage.

“Function Point has been providing productivity software with a focus on the helping small and medium sized design agencies improve profitability since 1997. We treat all of our clients as strategic partners, regardless of size, because client service is something we take very seriously,” states Function Point founder, Chris Wilson. “This new interface design re-establishes Function Point as a solution leader. Lets face it, no one likes doing timesheets,” states Wilson, “so we are focused improving team productivity by simplifying the ad agency software experience.”

About Function Point Productivity Software Inc.

Function Point is a world leader in online timesheet, project management and invoicing software for the creative industries. The product is a multi-process solution that integrates operations by supporting client prospecting, project planning and management, staff time tracking and utilization, as well as invoicing with full integration to most common accounting packages, such as QuickBooks, Simply Accounting and Sage Line 50.

Function Point also provides a next generation client collaboration portal that includes online creative and video proofing, job/project requests and client approvals. The system has been designed to give decision makers real time access to all relevant job and project information as well as key indicators of their business performance. This has helped thousands of users reduce budget overruns and delays, increase efficiency and ultimately boost profitability.

The company was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1997 and has been building online CRM, time sheet, project management and invoicing software since. With clients around the world, including Canada, the United States, Singapore, the UK, Australia, South Africa and the Caribbean, the company is truly international and continues to work hard at creating the perfect business tool and prides itself on its best-in-class customer service.

All Function Point products and services are backed by 90-day money back guarantee.

Contacts: Function Point Productivity Software Inc. Chris Wilson (President and CEO) or Tate Lillies (Vice President of Business Operations) 604-731-2522 http://www.functionpoint.com

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