FunctionFox Software


 

Originally developed by an advertising agency to meet the unique needs of creative teams, FunctionFox is an industry leader in web-based time tracking and project management applications, offering user-friendly timesheets and estimates, as well as robust scheduling, task assignment and reporting. 

FunctionFox is a simple, cost-effective solution that helps businesses optimize productivity, increase profits and improve accountability. The capabilities are uniquely suited for the specific billing and timesheet requirements of creative teams, including those in advertising, graphic design, marketing, public relations and multimedia firms. As a SaaS solution, there are no downloads, no installation and free IT support.

FunctionFox can support an unlimited number of clients and projects, with the ability to customize account preference to meet the company's workflow. It also allows users to easily track project costs and expenses as well as project estimates, quotes and budgets. Its to-do lists offer automated email alerts and users can easily run reports on clients, personnel, expenses, estimates and more.

The FunctionFox app is compatible with Android and Apple, and includes a simple stopwatch that tracks both billable and non-billable hours. It's also available on the iPad, offering full-featured, fully mobile functionality.

 

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    Project Status Page
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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000

65 Reviews of FunctionFox

 
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from Point West Engineering, LLC
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Function Fox as a time-keeping software

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We were looking simply for a time-keeping software. Function Fox provided everything we needed, and it was not cumbersome or difficult to learn to use.

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Very simple and easy to use.

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We just needed time-keeping software and some accountability for our time. This software gave us the option of clocking in and out, and there was a memo field that we can use to keep a record of what we did.

 
 

from c•suite communications
Specialty: Advertising & PR

Clunky movement from timesheet to blog to other

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The blog is a great feature that helps us capture each step of a project.

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The navigation does not line up. If you are in a specific job logging your time and then want to blog your work progress in that job channel it is not a straight shot to the blog. You have to go to blog and then find the job number all over again.

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Think of all aspects for recording time and share information with your team.

 
 

from C-Suite Communications
Specialty: Advertising & PR

FunctionFox review - Graphic Designer

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I like how easily I can track my time through the use of the built-in timer / clock. I have used this product for 3 years and I do like the way the interface and design is evolving.

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I wish there was a more intuitive and visual way to view schedules. It's very clunky and they're basically buried. They are not very helpful in a list format and would be much better suited if they could be color coded and interface with a calendar like Google. I don't like that when you do make a change to a schedule it doesn't automatically shift other items around. I keep track of my schedules best by simply speaking with my colleagues and writing on the work order. As far as I'm concerned the current schedule process in time fox is a waste of time.

I also dislike that when I change tabs in one job I have to refind it again when the page changes.

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- Look for the efficiency and accuracy of a schedule.
- Can it interface with other platforms that are commonly used?
- If you make note of something in one place (like email) will it be recorded?
- Overall design and how intuitive the program is to use

 
 

from C-Suite Communications
Specialty: Advertising & PR

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Timekeeping - It makes reporting easier to collect and share with clients.

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No calendar glance - gantt chart of projects so it's impossible to realistically plan out multiple projects.

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The file size for upload is small so they will have to live elsewhere. The calendar does not integrate with google. You can not make forms such as POs and invoices. Very rigid - look elsewhere.

 
 

from Community Evaluation Solutions
Specialty: Corporate

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Great product training and customer support! Very helpful.

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I don't think it has utilization rates for personnel.

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Great project management software. In the paid version, it is helpful if your business uses estimated hours in project. This software allows you to use that and compare to actual hours to perform the tasks. As well as how many hours your personnel is committed to in projects.

 
 

from BCL Technologies
Specialty: Engineering

It is a good system if you just want to track your employee time sheet

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The gentleman from FunctionFox is very very friendly and helpful. Whenever I have a question regarding the app, he always get back to me right away. The product itself , I think, is pretty user friendly. It's pretty straight forward and I would recommend it if you look for a time sheet management app.

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If this app has PTO accrue etc function, it would be great.

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I think I like functionFox time sheet app a lot, comparing to other app I have tried. If you are looking for an app that simply do the time sheet management, this would be a good choice. It's easy, clear and the report that it generates is great!

 
 

from Keystone Click
Specialty: Web Design / Development

Foxy on FunctionFox!

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When I started at Keystone Click, BrightPod was their PM software for web development...not the right platform for the agency, as:

-Projects were being delivered late and over budget
-Resources were consistently over allocated
-UX was too busy/confusing
-Reports were confusing/lacking
-Workflows (templates) didn't work for us
-Accountability in getting work done within scope/budget and on time did not exist

I researched other platforms and narrowed it down to three: FunctionFox, Function Point, and Paprika. In the end, we determined FunctionFox was the best solution, and it's made my job so much easier. Within 3 months projects were on-time/under budget, and I could not have turn things around so quickly without FunctionFox!!!

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The only thing I wish FunctionFox had was a way to manage scope creep/change orders similar to how Function Point does

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Do your due diligence to make sure it meets your needs. There are other platforms, but none do what FunctionFox does at their price point!

 
 

from Suburbia Studios
Specialty: Advertising & PR

Use FunctionFox and Make Life Easier

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As an Account Manager/Office Manager I can't imagine how I would get through my day without FunctionFox. I use the action function weekly to prepare for our Monday traffic meetings and keep this up-to-date throughout the week, so I always know the status of my client projects. Running reports for monthly billing and using the invoicing tool has saved hours of time! The ability to run current client reports as well as reports from archived jobs allows me to see how time was spent, capturing billable time and expenses, and is also a great tool in preparing estimates. As easy as it is to use, if you do need help, the customer service at FunctionFox is unbeatable! Signing up for FunctionFox is one decision you absolutely won't regret.

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Really there is nothing I don't like about FunctionFox it's a great product and fulfills the requirements I use it for.

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Choose FunctionFox - you won't regret your choice. It's so easy and if you have a problem there is always someone available to help you

 
 

from Suburbia Studios
Specialty: Advertising & PR

I Love FunctionFox!

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I'm a huge fan of FunctionFox. As a Production/Traffic Manager in a busy little shop it keeps me organized and on top of things. I've been using it faithfully for over nine years and quite frankly, it's made me a better manager. I don't go a day without taking my vitamins and the same goes for FunctionFox. True fact.

Every Monday morning I generate work in progress (WIP) and to do lists for our weekly Production/Traffic meetings. Nothing keeps agency folks more organized and on track than starting their week off on the same page, with the same goals. FunctionFox helps us do that.

Besides using it for my daily time sheets, I use it to set up meetings, briefings and brainstorming sessions; produce cost reports (past and present); and to reference specs and costs for printing, manufacturing and other hard costs. It gives me the complete picture in one quick and handy place. I also use the calendars to see what's hot for the day or what's not; what needs my immediate attention and what I can push to the side of my desk for the moment.

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I don't really have a least favorite thing. FunctionFox covers all my needs.

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The great thing about FunctionFox is that you can use it as little or as much as you need on any given day. I'm not a slave to it. It works for me and I love having it in my toolbox.

 
 

from Lotus Law Center
Specialty: Legal

Makes Time Tracking Easy

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In terms of the vendor, every staff member we have been in contact with has been very friendly and helpful. Even before we signed up, the sales rep was the perfect balance of keeping in contact without being annoying.

As for the product, it makes it so much easier to accurately track my time.

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I do not have any complaints about the product or the vendor.

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Sign up for the free trials of a couple different products. Some products are difficult to understand until you actually use them and realize how simple they make tracking time!

 
 

from Suburbia Studios
Specialty: Advertising & PR

Timesheet and Project Management Without Tears

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Simple and easy to use. Outstanding, personalized customer service from real people. As a creative, it makes keeping timesheets as painless as possible. As a producer, it makes tracking previous expenses, suppliers, actual costs, etc. a dream.

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They keep adding (useful!) features and I don't always find time to stay up to date to make sure my current practices couldn't be helped by their upgrades. More me than them, really.

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The longer you use software, the better you'll be able to discover what works and what doesn't for you.

 
 

from Opus
Specialty: Corporate

This has helped my business so much!

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I like that it is easy to use and you dont have to be a tech genius to use it

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I think it is great the way it is. It helps me keep up to date and helps me not forget to do each step of my projects

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Use it for your work because it well help keep you up to date on tasks!

 
 

from LeaseLabs
Specialty: Corporate

Great product!

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I like how the product is easy to use and user-friendly.

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The product is still fairly new, as I've come across several instances where it would freeze and appear glitchy at times.

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I highly recommend purchasing this product because it is truly helpful, effective and a great solution for project management and efficiency!

 
 

from Savvy Subcontracting
Specialty: Software / Technology

Project Management from a Virtual Assistant standpoint

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How it links with projects in your PM. Each time I went in to record time it wasn't necessary to do data entry

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In order for it to link to a project you need to do a sink process.

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Give providers access to a sandbox with a scenario of some sort they can perform a hands on experience.

 
 

from DZAP Group
Specialty: Marketing

One of a Kind!

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The product is extremely user friendly and has accomplished all of my needs and wants. I had never used the product before and I picked it up in very short period of time, which is great! It has kept me on track in the workplace and has made my job easier, more efficient, and effective!

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I don't have anything negative to say about this product or vendor - both are great!

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It is important to think about why you are using the software and if it has accomplished what you are looking for. It is essential to keep in mind all that the software has to offer and how much of it you've been able to use and take advantage of.

 
 

from AWMD
Specialty: Graphic Design

Great for agencies

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I was excited to find FunctionFox designed for creatives, I had been searching for time tracking and project management suited to my work flow and set up. I can customize projects and tasks to clients, build teams, invoice and run reports to see which tasks are taking the most time or if we need to readjust a project budget. When I wanted to do something and couldn't figure it out, their customer service was prompt and friendly. I have been using FunctionFox for 2 years, it is an essential tool that makes managing staff and clients easier, and I love the new look!

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I had always thought their interface was a bit tired, and its funny how that can make you feel... but the new design is awesome

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There are lots of options, finding one that aligns with your company project depth is important. When I freelanced and had smaller clients, simple was better all around. Now I need something that can organize and track more detail.

 
 

from 504 Design Studio
Specialty: Graphic Design

My business made money from using FunctionFox

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I used to manually track my time for each job, but when I started using FunctionFox and it's handy stopwatch feature, I was amazed at how much extra time I was actually spending on projects. This new information allowed me to better estimate jobs and accurately bill my clients. Accurate billing brought more financial stability to my small business. It pays for itself, keeps me organized and I love the new rebranded user interface too! The design is strong and aesthetically pleasing along with easy-to-use intuitive features. The staff are so friendly and helpful. Customer service is phenomenal! Best time-tracking software I've used, hands down.

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No complaints. I would love it they could provide a free version, but it's worth the small monthly fee.

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This is a quality product. I highly recommend!! You can sign up for a trial and see for yourself.

 
 

from Freelance writer
Specialty: Advertising & PR

FunctionFox is one of the Luckiest Finds of my Freelance Life!

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As a dyed-in-the-wool timesheet hater I was skeptical, but since buying FunctionFox, I have used it every day to record my time and keep my projects on track. It has saved me hours of admin time doing billing and creating reports, and I’m capturing significantly more billable hours every month than I used to. My clients appreciate that I’m able to tell them at any point not only how much time I’ve spent, but also exactly what I’ve done. All in all, I count FunctionFox as one of the luckiest finds of my freelance life.

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I haven’t found an answer to this question. It’s all good.

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Find out as much as you can about the software you're considering – and the company’s customer support system. Don’t just rely on screen shots: if there’s a demo, try it out – see how intuitive the program is, how easy it is to record time, pull reports, create estimates or track current projects. Take the customer support team for a test-drive too – do you get to talk to a real person? How friendly and helpful are they? Do they know the program inside and out? Are they able to answer your questions or solve your problems quickly?

 
 

from Suburbia Studios
Specialty: Graphic Design

Excellent time tracking software!

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The user interface is clear and easy to use. The program runs smoothly with no glitches or downtime.

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I have no complaints regarding the use of this software.

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Use the software for a few days to become familiar with the user interface before making a critical decision for or against.

 
 

from Nickerson Marketing
Specialty: Advertising & PR

A Fox addict! Easy to Use, Plus the Best Customer Support Ever

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There are many features I like, but the best way to describe the benefits is the way TimeFox allows me to see and study various projects in so many different views. I can view one project in depth; I can view 3 or 4 projects side by side; or I can few all of my projects from every degree. I also love the timer feature and the estimator tool, as those help to predict costs. Most of all, I love the individual and immediate attention FunctionFox's customer support gives its clients.

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I wish it did give me a way to calculate profits within the estimator tool. I am not sure what purpose the timeline serves, since it is so very small and not really a Gantt chart.

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Give it a try, and if you need more information, talk to a current user. I would also ensure that your team or company is disciplined enough to input their hours. This goes for any PM tool, not just TimeFox.

 
 
 
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