Forecast Reviews

Forecast

Team time planning & scheduling solution

4.11/5 (9 reviews)

Peter Laughton

A good (almost brilliant) project management SaaS tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-16
Review Source: Capterra

We use Asana and Forecast to manage time allocation to tasks, and use Forecast to plan out our resource allocation. 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. However we resort to spreadsheets (and Asana) to manage longer term forecasts, and for this have marked it down a star. I suspect that this is not the fault of the software per se, but our work flow process from Asana making this just too clumsy. Still, Harvest Forecast a good, stable, well written piece of software. It is reasonably priced and one of the best methods to properly forecast project-based work. Forecast is easy to use and does the job as a forecast management tool for us. The ease of use should not be underestimated - we have trialed many other project management tools and they were just too hard to set up. Moreover the integration to our Harvest itself (a time tracker) makes this much more powerful than a classic project management tool. We use it to manage our software development processes, which has a mix of short 1-2 days tasks and longer multi-month projects. Forecast and has some neat features: particularly like the quick way of setting up milestones. Forecast now also allows time planning around weekends so you can accommodate over time and will work in countries where the weekend is not Saturday and Sunday.

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Team time planning & scheduling solution

Kevin Coyle

Great tool for tracking and updating team members' schedules.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-08
Review Source: Capterra

(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"

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Team time planning & scheduling solution

Gerson Chacón

Predict accurately each project

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-04-26
Review Source: Capterra

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.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.

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Team time planning & scheduling solution

Anonymous

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

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-07-03
Review Source: Capterra

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. That also means we can prevent time collisions for project planning purposes and figure out where we went wrong if timelines are missed.The reporting and planning of project timelines is so simple with forecast. Once you learn where the UI controls are, it is easy to report over timelines and view data. I love that you can zoom in and out between how granular data is. It is really easy to tell what is going with just one glance at the screen.

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Team time planning & scheduling solution

Ruth Cole

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

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-03-14
Review Source: Capterra

We use Harvest to track time spent working on clients and so we use Forecast by Harvest as it fully integrates. Being able to filter between teams e.g. client team and product team makes it easy to see how people are spending time and where there are opportunities to re-distribute work.

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Team time planning & scheduling solution

Anonymous

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

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-03-06
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Team time planning & scheduling solution

Denise Strohsahl

I love it!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-03-23
Review Source: GetApp

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.

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Team time planning & scheduling solution

Joe Payne

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

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

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.Love the integration with Harvest. Being able to sort and filter by different criteria makes it super simple to like at Product teams, functional teams, offices, etc. the visibility we've gained with a Forecast has been a game changer.

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Forecast

Team time planning & scheduling solution

Anonymous

Not great for true project management

Used other for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-10-16
Review Source: Capterra

I liked that this was integrated with Harvest when we were using Harvest. It made it super easy to use.

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Forecast

Team time planning & scheduling solution