Creative studios and ad agencies searching for streamlined solutions for their business operations are now able to completely synchronize Function Point Productivity Software with Intuit QuickBooks Online. With the seamless integration of Function Point—an all-in-one project management system—and business accounting software QuickBooks Online, Function Point provides a complete cloud offering. The cloud-based system enables creative agencies to realize improved security, automatic backup systems, and the ability for staff to engage in project and financial work from any location.
Marc Wilson, Senior Consultant at Function Point, says, “Essentially it’s a full integration with QuickBooks Online, no importing/exporting required…It’s that simple!” Previously, Function Point could only integrate with an installed desktop version of QuickBooks. This meant that while staff could access Function Point remotely, they could not access QuickBooks remotely without some workarounds. Now, Function Point is fully connected with QuickBooks Online. Cloud-based systems allow staff to work from home, or abroad, without having to tie in to a sole source of hardware. “In a single browser, in two tabs, you can access your agency and financial systems anywhere in the world,” says Wilson.
Using the two systems online also provides a higher level of security—128 bit SSL-encrypted connections by default—which is the security level employed by online banks. A third advantage of using cloud-based software is the systems’ automatic encrypted file backup, ensuring digital assets and sensitive business data is secure, yet always available.
The integrated system will have a significant impact on agencies of all sizes, because there is no infrastructure required, it’s inexpensive, and it’s easy to set up. No longer do you need a dedicated PC on which to install the accounting software or a virtual machine hosted on third party servers. Users simply log in to QuickBooks Online, and integrate the accounting program with Function Point software in a matter of minutes. Wilson says, “The system is very quick and simple to set up, and it’s affordable.”
The new, comprehensive integration means that with the click of a button, bookkeepers can pull Function Point invoices that are marked for export, directly into QuickBooks Online. These value-added services help clients reduce redundant processes and billable time, because invoices don’t need to be re-created in QuickBooks. Since it’s possible to integrate with QuickBooks Online on a daily basis, companies also have increased visibility on project costs and expenses.
Currently, the integration of Function Point and QuickBooks Online is available in the United States, with plans to create versions for Function Point clients world-wide.
About Function Point Productivity Software Inc.
Function Point Productivity Software is the leading all-in-one project management solution specially designed for ad agencies, design studios and internal marketing departments who are looking to streamline their business. Our integrated software combines project management, time tracking, CRM, financial, and business reporting tools in one convenient cloud based system. Easy, effective, and efficient — do more with Function Point.
For more information about the company and the services Function Point offers, please visit http://www.functionpoint.com