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With the latest update to our iOS app, staying organized and tracking your time with Function Point is easier than ever. Whether you’re waiting in line for your morning coffee or just away from your computer, you can now use Function Point’s iOS app to see what you’re working on for the day. Simply check your Task list, due dates and most worked on Jobs from your iPhone, and start logging your time in a few taps.

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  At Function Point, 'Prime' is the name we give to the people at your agency who know how to best use the system. Each month we’ll share new tips and tricks from our system to help you Transform your Function Point skills from average to amazing. Tune in each month to elevate your game, and if you miss any previous posts, check out #OptimalPrime on our Twitter: @functionpoint. You can also find all past posts on our blog.
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  At Function Point, 'Prime' is the name we give to the people at your agency who know how to best use the system. Each month we’ll share new tips and tricks from our system to help you Transform your Function Point skills from average to amazing. Tune in each month to elevate your game, and if you miss any previous posts, check out #OptimalPrime on our Twitter: @functionpoint. You can also find all past posts on our blog.
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Editor's Notes: This post was originally published in August 2011 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Here at Function Point, we are constantly working with creative firms, advertising agencies and digital agencies to better define internal processes and workflow management using our software. In doing this, we have come up with 6 personas that interact within the typical creative agency. Assisting these people work more efficiently and effectively together will help the agency become much more profitable.  

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After launching our interactive Gantt view, we’re back with even more Gantt view enhancements! In a single click, you can now share your Gantt chart with your clients or stakeholders, add or remove task dependency lines right in the Gantt view, and auto-assign tasks to team members.

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Editor's Note: This post was originally published in November 2011 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Many in the creative industry have heard the titles “Traffic Manager” and “Production Manager”; however, some agencies have forgone these individual roles altogether.

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Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2013 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Retainers tend to be an attractive option for both creative agencies and clients. With a retainer the client knows their monthly expense will be consistent, and the agency knows that they will have a steady stream of revenue coming in.

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  At Function Point, 'Prime' is the name we give to the people at your agency who know how to best use the system. Each month we’ll share new tips and tricks from our system to help you Transform your Function Point skills from average to amazing. Tune in each month to elevate your game, and if you miss any previous posts, check out #OptimalPrime on our Twitter: @functionpoint.
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Editor's Note: This post was originally published in February 2014 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Measuring the right KPIs (key performance indicators) is crucial for agency owners to understand their firm’s performance and find out what areas require attention. There are literally dozens of KPIs to grow and improve your creative agency, but it is important to identify what performance indicators you should evaluate and track on a daily basis.

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