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If you take a look at our website, you'd see that function point is the leading all-in-one agency project management software designed for ad agencies, design studios and internal marketing departments looking to streamline their business. 

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Running a dynamic and successful business doesn’t have to be full of email overloads and missed deadlines. An agency project management software can provide solutions to the challenges you face on the day-to-day and in the long term. 

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In a TV world ruled by reality shows, we’ve all seen our share of plain ol’ season winners. Then there are those who turned that win into a long-term success story. Implementing a creative project management software at your agency can probably feel like a reality show in itself — albeit without as many roses, nationwide votes and hidden immunity idols. 

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“Good is the enemy of great” is the opening line of Jim Collins’ book Good to Great. At the heart of it Collins is reminding us that if we want to be great we have to keep pushing forward. In creative agencies it can be especially difficult to get to the next level because of all the competing demands and impending deadlines. But, there is more to do beyond that. Here are a few great tips to help take you take your agency to the next level in 2014.

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Managing a creative project from end-to-end can be a pretty daunting responsibility. Not keeping track of your jobs, resources and schedule, could potentially seriously undermine your operations and put place you in your client’s bad books. To keep your head above water, stay accountable and on track, here are a couple of useful tips to help point you in the right direction.

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Function Point client, COO and Partner of Mobius New Media, Barry Crell, was interviewed recently about the need for an integrated agency management system and their specific experience with our software.

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When it comes to putting together effective presentations less is definitely more. And by less, I don't mean less practice, prep, structure and thought. I am simply referring to keeping your PowerPoint slides less cluttered visually and not putting together slides to be used as a teleprompter.

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So. I made a decision last October to run my first marathon. I signed up for the BMO Vancouver International Marathon (you know, after a couple beers and "encouragement" from friends). It seemed like a good idea at the time, but all of a sudden May 5th became this ominous date. What did I commit to? Is this really something I want to … or even can do? Is this really a good idea?

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Every once in a while it's important to take a step back and look at things from a broad perspective, and that's as true for project management itself as it is for any project you work on. Whether you're an ad agency or a software developer, the creative industries are very different from the industrial ones, and they demand different management techniques. Let's take a look at some of the key insights. I hope this is just as helpful a refresher for veterans as it is an intro for newcomers.

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Why should you choose a project management software developed for creative agencies over a more general or basic software?

When searching for a project management software solution for your business you may find different companies that can offer this type of system, each with a different approach and focus on certain features.

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