Forecast Features

Forecast

Team time planning & scheduling solution

4.19/5 (21 reviews)

Forecast Feature Summary

  • Resource scheduling
  • Scheduling
  • Employee scheduling
  • Online scheduling
  • Capacity management
  • Utilization management
  • Employee scheduling
  • Filtered search
  • Employee management
  • Estimating
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt charts
  • Group calendars
  • Permission management
  • Project planning
  • Time planning
  • Availability management
  • Data import/export
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Role-based permissions
  • Collaborative forecasting
  • Filtered views
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Availability indicator
  • Capacity monitoring

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Projections
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Availability Indicator
Availability Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Capacity Management
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Employee Management
Estimating
Filtered Views
Forecasting
Gantt Charts
Permission Management
Project Management
Project Planning
Projections
Resource Management
Role-Based Permissions
Task Scheduling
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Availability Indicator
Availability Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Capacity Management
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Employee Management
Estimating
Filtered Views
Forecasting
Gantt Charts
Permission Management
Project Management
Project Planning
Projections
Resource Management
Role-Based Permissions
Task Scheduling
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Forecast Feature Reviews

20 reviewers had the following to say about Forecast's features:

Anonymous
(Biotechnology company, 11-50 employees)

Forecast is great for project management for timelines/resources -- goodbye static gant charts.

2018-07-03

We get an agreed upon view of what is going on -- our management knows the project schedules and our employees know where they will be allocated in the future.

Pros

Once you learn where the UI controls are, it is easy to report over timelines and view data.

Cons

Once the entire thing is set up, it is easy to modify or edit -- but getting our things in order to get it all inside of forecast took some time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Gerson Chacón

Predict accurately each project

2018-04-26

Make precise calculations based on profits and benefits of each project in real time, knowing which of them is the most profitable and how the work team defends itself in each area to know what the strengths and weaknesses are.

Pros

The main functionality or where the application is focused is the ability that gives you to correctly forecast and schedule each project in composite with workers as a team, but in which it differentiates to others, which allows you to calculate costs based on time spent , this is the main advantage, you can see the benefit at the time of each project, when it is profitable and when it is not, so you can project the profits, know when a project extends more than it should and how this affects the profits of the company.

Cons

It lacks some tools based on the management of projects at times may be too simple in excess and this will affect you when you reuyeras complete functionalities for management.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Jack Wilkinson

Useful tool for planning team members' time but not the most intuitive

2019-01-17

If they can work on improving the design and layout, it could be the perfect team management system.

Pros

Forecast's direct integration with Harvest (time tracking) makes it a simple and easy process to assign tasks to a team member in Forecast and have it automatically appear in Harvest for them to log time against, helping streamline the process and reducing the number of steps.

Cons

While the interface for Forecast is fairly easy to use, it isn't all that intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Megan Bygness Bradley

One click forecasting that integrates with Harvest

2019-08-13

We use Forecast because of its integration with Harvest.

Pros

Harvest integration ties in with your existing projects

Cons

Non-existent reporting means you need to export a CSV and create your own reports.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Peter Laughton

A good (almost brilliant) project management SaaS tool

2018-10-16

Harvest Forecast seem to work well for us when planning work schedules over the next few weeks, but we do not seem to successfully use this for longer term project management. We use Harvest Forecast daily - it has become mission critical to the successful running of our business.

Pros

Moreover the integration to our Harvest itself (a time tracker) makes this much more powerful than a classic project management tool.

Cons

You have to manually select which products in Forecast you import, and it is not perfectly linked, so change a name in, say, Asana and you have to manually fill this in.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Natalie Gilson

Nice planning tool

2018-11-25

Pros

This is a great tool for anyone who doesn't have a forecaster built into their project management software.

Cons

It would only be better if integrated into a project management software like Monday.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ruth Cole

Tool that can help to take the hassle out of team utilisation planning

2018-03-14

Pros

We use Harvest to track time spent working on clients and so we use Forecast by Harvest as it fully integrates.

Cons

This tools pretty basic and doesn't offer much historical reporting on how the team have been performing over time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)

Simple but limited

2020-04-02

Pros

The ability to quickly edit timelines and assignments is fast and easy.

Cons

You can easily integrate it with other services and the reporting is very limited.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 11-50 employees)

Forecast is great lightweight tool for planning project and team capacity.

2018-03-06

Easy to use capacity planning software for understanding the capacity of my teams!

Pros

I'm a project manager who has tried MANY different forecasting tools. I was frequently frustrated by forecasting tools that were too exact and cumbersome for agile planning for small teams. Forecast is a great lightweight tool for estimating and understanding capacity of your team in one view.

Cons

This tool would make my life even easier if it had some type of automated reporting that would give me historical data on my teams capacity and project durations for future planning.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Morgan Crutchfield

Intuitive Time Planning Software That Adapts to Any Team Size

2019-05-06

The software works like a dream if your organization has the depth of project management/trafficking skill to understand how to balance its functions with the needs of the people captured by the system.

Pros

Perfect for traffic management, not so great for creativity.

Cons

This isn't a software for agile environments, and it's VERY easy for project managers to get caught in the objective of making red into green (a person is over budgeted time allotments versus a person has time to do the work) rather than thinking about what they're actually splitting or assigning.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)

Great online project allocation software

2019-05-29

Pros

It's an easy way to see what the allocation is for each one and to keep track of off days as well. The management of the applications is easy and intuitive, set up is quick and team management is as easy as clicking or dragging.

Cons

The way filtering is handled is ok, but it could be better on how to view allocation across multiple team members.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Graphic Design company, 11-50 employees)

Good product

2020-05-04

Overall, it's a very helpful tool that keeps our business running. I think it's a great tool and would recommend to others.

Pros

It also is helpful per team member to keep track of your projects, and set milestones for the projects ahead of time.

Cons

Would be easier if there was a "bump" feature of some sort.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Joe Payne

Forecast has made utilization planning for our teams so much simpler!

2017-12-05

The forecast has allowed us to move our utilization planning out of manually updated spreadsheets and into a tool built for the job. It's been awesome, and the added cost is nominal compared to the value it delivers.

Pros

Love the integration with Harvest.

Cons

As is, it's easy to accidentally create people, etc that aren't tied to a Harvest entry. Integrating would simplify our toolset as well, giving us one place to go to manage time tracking and team planning.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tyler Smith

Gantt Charts FTW!

2019-02-28

We use Forecast with Harvest to suck in projects and schedule the work our creatives will be working on. It serves as a pipeline so we know who's busy and who's got capacity.

Pros

Super slick way to schedule people's work and see where the bottlenecks lie in our future workflow.

Cons

Sometimes we don't know who will be working on what until it's time to be worked on.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Neale

Project Management Essential Tool

2019-02-12

Overall an easy to use interface for scheduling a team of staff for a variety of projects.

Pros

Easy to use, simple interface. Clear colour coding allows for easy project scheduling.

Cons

- Adding notes to projects can be limited

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin Coyle

Great tool for tracking and updating team members' schedules.

2017-11-08

Pros

(1) Great UX, low learning curve (2) Visual representation of team members schedules, their projects, and tasks (3) Added functionality for when team members are "overbooked" or "under-booked"

Cons

Less useful for larger projects that require multiple, dedicated team members for a long period of time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Not great for true project management

2017-10-16

Pros

It made it super easy to use.

Cons

I evaluated it for a while when I was using Harvest and it wasn't good for iterative projects or projects where you needed people working on more than one thing at a time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Denise Strohsahl

Verified Reviewer

I love it!

2018-03-23

Pros

I've been looking for a tool that helps me plan my availability and capacity in advance for ages and I've recently found this one. It's amazing and does what it says on the tin. It's so intuitive, I didn't even need the how-tos or any other instructions to get started.

Cons

It works on mobile but not very well and basically shows you the desktop version.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1-10 employees)

Super easy software for managing teams

2019-04-05

Love it

Pros

I use this daily for scheduling projects and forecasting who will be available to work on what in the company. This is a great price of software...the subtle micro-interactions are a nice touch.

Cons

I wish it was easier to modify multiple peoples schedules at once.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Management Consulting company, 11-50 employees)

Both Forecast and Harvest are good - but the integration is horrible

2019-04-15

Recommended if you only need one or the other tool ... but don't use it if you want to use the (logical) combination.

Pros

Using it is easy as long as you don't want to combine those two tools.

Cons

The integration of Harvest and Forecast (which is meant to go together) does not work at all.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
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