Why You’ll Love Onsite Agency Management Software Training

It’s no secret Function Point’s online training is top-notch, and I’m not just saying that because I helped create it. It’s cheaper than flying a consultant to your agency, too, which makes it a fantastic option for companies with 5-20 employees. But for clients with a larger employee base, we recommend onsite consultation. Here’s why.

You can accommodate more learners.

Although both options include a 1-hour company-wide introduction to Function Point, for the most part, we employ a “train the trainer” model. Onsite consulting includes up to 10 participants, and the online option maxes out at 3. There’s a good reason for that: fp.’s agency management software training is unique in that it is highly interactive. Its effectiveness depends on everyone’s participation. It’s a lot easier to ensure everyone understands the project management and time tracking software when you can look them in the face.

For smaller agencies, it’s not such a big deal to put a couple employees in charge of implementing a system. For larger agencies, it’s helpful to disperse the workload. Involving key stakeholders has a ton of other benefits, too. It means everyone – including us – gets the clearest possible picture of what goes on in your business, what works, and what doesn’t. We can then do a better job of tailoring recommendations to meet your exact needs.

It also helps you get buy-in for new processes, since people are a lot more likely to agree to plans they’ve helped create.

You’ll get up and running faster.

Our online consultants will schedule up to two 1-hour sessions per week with each client to learn our project management and time tracking software. For most agencies, that means mastering the basics in three weeks.

If you go for an onsite, you can be a pro by the end of our three-day visit.

You’ll have access to your trainer in the flesh.

Ever notice it’s easier to have a conversation with someone who’s actually in the room? You can wave your arms, roll your eyes, and point at things. When words fail, you can scrawl a diagram, smack it and say, “You know, like this!”

It’s also nice to have your questions answered instantly. Our online trainers get lots of compliments about how responsive they are to calls and emails. But isn’t it easier to tug on someone’s sleeve?

Also, with onsite training, you get to hang out with us! Check it out – we’re fun!

Of course, you’d get to enjoy the virtual company of an online trainer too, should you choose that option. Really, you can’t go wrong. That said, I’ve chosen to work exclusively with onsite clients because I love how well I get to know them. So what do you say? If you’ve got 20 or more employees, limited time, and a need for awesome workflows, let’s meet up!

With Function Point’s project management and time tracking software, you will have access to a comprehensive solution that helps creative businesses improve their productivity and profitability by streamlining processes; simplifying collaboration; centralizing information; and delivering real-time business data. To learn what Function Point can do for your agency, book a personalized demo with one of our software specialists.

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