A professional services marketing firm located in Houston, Texas, Hollinden deals with numerous clients in a variety of professional services firms. With business growth came a problem: monthly billing started to become a time-consuming process.
"We wanted to spend more time strategically assisting our clients with their marketing needs and less time on accounting," explains Christine Hollinden.
"We needed a way to track our time by client, project, task and employee. FunctionFox was the way."
Prior to using FunctionFox, each Hollinden employee tracked time on an Excel spreadsheet or Word document. As each monthly billing period and payroll date came around, each document was printed out and gathered for processing. No wonder Christine talks about "painful number crunching"!
In addition to saving uncountable hours in running reports, FunctionFox has given Hollinden the ability to analyze employee time by client and task. It has also become a valuable tool to track billing for monthly retainer clients to ensure they are staying on track with allotted time. FunctionFox is extremely helpful in measuring both profitability and productivity.
The transition to FunctionFox was simple at Hollinden. Employees found FunctionFox to be user-friendly and very easy to implement. Most employees update their time periodically throughout the day, making a quick entry about every hour or so. Running reports, setting up clients and opening projects is easy and efficient with FunctionFox, according to Christine.
"IT'S NICE TO BE ABLE TO INSTANTLY GENERATE A REPORT AT ANY GIVEN TIME TO SEE WHERE EACH EMPLOYEE IS WITH HIS OR HER HOURS AND PROJECTS," SAYS CHRISTINE.
How much impact has FunctionFox had on Hollinden's efficiency? In a word, huge. FunctionFox has eliminated many hours of number crunching and has helped increase the number of billable hours by streamlining how they account for their time. The best part of using FunctionFox is the ease of billing. Reports are ready instantly so now instead of laboring over billing sheets, the Hollinden team is focused on creating innovative marketing strategies for their clients. Everyone's a winner!
For more information on Hollinden Marketing Solutions, please visit www.hollindensmith.com/ or call 713.520.5532.