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Differences between Editions and versions

Simplified comparison

This table lists all the features and plugins that differ between editions.

We have also included a comparison with the previous series of Feng Office (1.7, 1.6… aka 1.X), as there are many installations around still running on 1.X series.

Feature Community Edition 1.7.5 Community Edition 2.3 Professional Edition
Client Management No No Yes
Project Management No No Yes
Workspaces Yes Yes Yes
Contact management Yes Yes Yes
Simple e-mail management Yes Yes Yes
Advanced e-mail management No No Yes
Mass mailing feature No No Yes
Integrated Gantt Chart No No Yes
Google Calendar Sync No Yes Yes
Other features and plugins See below See below See below

Notes

* Not all features are installed by default. * Advanced e-mail and Gantt Chart plug-ins are sold separately as additional services to the standard plans.

Detailed comparison

Project Management features

Feature Community Edition 1.7.5 Community Edition 2.1 Professional Edition
Client Management No No Yes
Project Portfolio Management No No Yes
Project Management No No Yes
Advanced PM Dashboard No No Yes
Integrated Gantt Chart No No Yes
Tasks precedence No No Yes
Estimated-time vs Executed-time charts No No Yes
Tasks start-date and due-date Yes Yes Yes
Tasks start-time and due-time (hours) No No Yes
Multiple assignations on a single task creation No No Yes
Time tracking Yes Yes Yes
Time tracking Reports Yes Yes Yes
Custom Reports Yes Yes Yes
Tasks (Processes) Templates Yes Yes Yes

Client Management features

Feature Community Edition 1.7.5 Community Edition 2.1 Professional Edition
Client Management No No Yes
Project Management No No Yes
Advanced CRM Dashboard No No Yes
Client Folders No No Yes
Automatic alerts and reminders Yes Yes Yes
Custom Reports Yes Yes Yes
Billing Yes Yes Yes

Collaboration features

Feature Community Edition 1.7.5 Community Edition 2.1 Professional Edition
Workspaces Yes Yes Yes
Comment on everything Yes Yes Yes
Integrated E-mail Yes Yes Yes
Advanced integrated E-mail No No Yes
Subscriptions Yes Yes Yes
Notifications Yes Yes Yes
IMAP Compatibility Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Search No Yes Yes

Document Management features

Feature Community Edition 1.7.5 Community Edition 2.1 Professional Edition
Document Yes Yes Yes
File revisions (versions) Yes Yes Yes
Object linking Yes Yes Yes
File and Workspaces permissions Yes Yes Yes
File locking Yes Yes Yes
Document subscription and notifications Yes Yes Yes
Document comments Yes Yes Yes
Workspace classification Yes Yes Yes
Tags classification Yes Yes Yes
Multiple-dimension classification No Yes Yes
Online editing of HTML-based documents Yes Yes Yes
Online editing of HTML-based presentations Yes Yes Yes
Batch upload (unzipping) Yes Yes Yes
PDF, doc, docx, osd, osdt files indexing No Yes Yes

Productivity features

Feature Community Edition 1.7.5 Community Edition 2.1 Professional Edition
Create task from e-mail Yes Yes Yes
Tasks quick add and quick edit Yes Yes Yes
Automatic alerts and reminders Yes Yes Yes
Tasks Templates Yes Yes Yes
Archiving (Clients, Projects, Workspaces) Yes Yes Yes

Integration features

Feature Community Edition 1.7.5 Community Edition 2.1 Professional Edition
Google Docs integration No Yes Yes
Google Calendar integration No Yes Yes
Import Contacts Yes Yes Yes
Import Calendar Events Yes Yes Yes

Branding Features

Feature Community Edition 1.7.5 Community Edition 2.1 Professional Edition
Company or Team Logo on Header No Yes Yes
Header Colors No Yes Yes
GUI Colors No Yes Yes
Logo on messages No Yes Yes

Which version should I choose?

Feng Office Community Edition is usually used within academic environments and non-critical implementations and supported only through the forum, which may not provide Official Support from Feng Office's Team behalf. It is not recommended for business environments because it may contain bugs for which no support nor resolution time guarantee is provided, which at times may be essential.

Feng Office Professional Edition has all of the features within the Community Edition, and many more as it can be compared above.

Please bear in mind that there are more differences, but not all of them have been named there but the main ones.

For instance, a little example of what you may accomplish with the 'Clients & Projects' plugin:

You will easily be able to know something that worries almost every company, having a clear and fast vision of the estimated time of a project and actual executed time. If the executed time is higher, something has gone wrong and you are counting losses, whereas if it is the same or less, then you are making profit.

If hosting the system on your own premises is an organization policy or law requisite, Feng OnSite plans deliver the full Feng Office Professional Edition. Feng OnSite ensures immediate support on any issue, access to the Feng Office development team, new features and versions, and advice to get the most out of Feng Office and recommendations to avoid common problems. In this case you ought to reach us at contact@fengoffice.com for further information.

On the other hand, if you need any features not listed here, and are not sure whether or not Feng Office provides or will provide them, you can send us the feature inquiry and we will let you know whether they are in our Road Map or not. But no worries! Even if they are not in the Road Map, they could still be developed through custom development service.

Last but not least, in case you go for the Professional Edition, it will also mean you will be contributing and helping on keeping Feng Office alive and improving.

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