Why Pick FP Over Workamajig and Other Competitor Software Systems?
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If you’ve been searching on Google for small to medium sized creative agency management software, then you’ve probably come across a number software solutions that seem to fit the bill. We understand that the market for specialized project management and business software within the creative industries has a substantial amount of direct competition and actually suggest that agencies have a close look at what is out there.
The competitor that is mentioned the most often both online and to our sales staff is Workamajig, who appears to have the largest mind-share in the industry, followed by Clients and Profits, with others coming up less frequently. We’re all in the same ballpark when it comes to pricing with differences in long-term commitment, sales, support and consulting. We also know that there are more similarities than differences in positioning, brand promise and features. In fact, it is very difficult to define distinctive competencies or come up with an explicit competitive advantage of any of the companies, including Function Point.
Every agency management software provider positions itself as the leading project and business management software tool for the niche.
The key for any agency is to ensure that the choice boils down to the fit between your organization and the software you choose. When opting for a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution it is important that you think about more than just the software, as the service itself is often just as important.
At Function Point we urge you to have a conversation with your prospective provider, take the time to have a demo of the product, ask questions and talk to their staff to ensure that you’re not just getting a sales push. Often the key differentiator becomes really apparent once you start using the tool, with service and support, along with constant improvements in the product being a key factor in client satisfaction.
At the end of the day, the more you know about the company you’re about to do business with the better.
Function Point’s key differentiators:
1. Our training, consulting and support. When you sign up with Function Point you become a partner of ours and we will work hard to keep your business.
2. QuickBooks Integration. Why make your accountant and/or bookkeeper learn a new proprietary accounting software when you can let them continue to use what they’re used to?
3. A 60 day, 100% money back guarantee. Work with us through your training and we’ll guarantee the results – don’t be left alone to figure out a system on your own.
This article was contributed by former Function Point employee, Tate Lillies.