Resource Guru is a great resource scheduling application for a simple use cases. It does what it promises perfectly. The UI is very friendly and pleasant - make for a great user experience. I used it to track the tasks for my team for almost a year. I would have kept using it but the company mandated a different tracking system and I had to abandon it. I like that Resource Guru'a focus on their product and customer service. I also appreciated the slow introduction of new features. Overall, very pleasant and satisfactory experience with a great application.
- Ease of use - Very pleasant UI - Flexibility
- Lack of features. The application does the simple scheduling\tracking perfectly though. - Copy\paste of resource tasks was not available at the time
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
Positive, I do enjoy managing RG for our company. My company want us to migrate and start using the schedule planned for Office 365, but I had to push back and explain that this software is up to date, already does everything we need it too and Office 365 still has a long way to go before we can use it for what we want. It's safe to stick with RG that we know how to work, we know what it does and what i can't do and it works, no need to change something that isnt broken.
I like the appearance of the software - its clear, self explanatory, easy to navigate, see the bigger picture to jiggle schedule resource about, etc. I like how easy and quickly the support team are there to assist when needed. I like how it shows you who has booked what and the daily reminders via email of what is coming up, etc.
It isn't a negative but I would like to have a scheduling log, to see at what time and date did someone book a slot onto the schedule. I manage the Creative Studio, depending how many campaigns and the urgency in hitting these deadlines, I need to keep track of the entire departments availability, knowing when i can move things around in order to deliver last min projects. Only myself should have booking access, but I currently share it with Creative Directors, so they can schedule in my absence, but I can't see when they have booked them in so i can keep track. Is this something you could implement, please? Thanks,
Thanks for the great review - I'm so pleased to hear that you're enjoying Resource Guru :) I'm pleased to say that an activity log is very firmly on our roadmap, and I've made a note to contact you as soon as this is available. You can also keep up to date with new features by signing up to our Newsletter at the bottom of our homepage - https://resourceguruapp.com/
I hope this helps but please don't hesitate to reach out if there's ever anything we can do for you :)
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Overall the software is excellent and does everything we need it to do, we have just recently increased its use within the business and it has become the central hub for all resource info
Its easy to use and the reports I can get from it allow my whole team to see the resource status
It can sometimes be a bit fiddly when moving tasks and the accuracy required by the mouse moves
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Causes more problems than it solves. We used to use a spreadsheet, it was much better than this.
Nothing at all. It has no redeeming qualities.
Allows you to book time without tasks. When asked to change this was told couldn't because some companies want that function, ie it isn't an option as it should be. The drop downs are fiddle and make it easy to select a blank, but doesn't warn you. Can't toggle between scrolling list and typing to search without cl king out of area. You have a set number of hours per day you need to book but it doesn't highlight those that are short- you have to hover to see remaining time but that function doesn't work properly, resulting in multiple clicks to get it to trigger. Colour by project doesn't actually do it, I'm on 6 projects yet only see 2 colours. Can push to calendar but not pull- useless function as meetings are booked in calendar to allow invites, you want guru to pull that data in to autofill. Though it is web based it is impossible to use on a mobile. The popups are always off screen, making it impossible to use - mobile friendly websites have been around for a very long time, lazy to not have it here, particularly as would allow people who are on the road to log their time on he go. Not worth the hassle even if free.
Likelihood to recommend: 0/10
Guru is an amazing tool and it has made my life so much easier! I enjoy using it and the reports feature is great (I just need more time to figure out the best report for me)
Ease of use when booking projects. The ability to move projects by dragging and dropping without loosing vital information in the process. Visibility to stakeholders without compromising the details of the project. The ability to customize schedules and access to separate functions of the application.
I would like to be able to copy and past the projects from one resource to another. I would like to be able to link projects together so when I move a linked project it moves all of those that are linked. So we have a project but also travel, preperation, and reporting. If we could link all four together, this would be a great feature! Need more functionality using mobile devices, cannot change the color of a project while using mobile phone.
Thanks for sharing your review of Resource Guru! I wanted to let you know that you can definitely copy and paste bookings from one resource/date to another. Just use SHIFT+drag to duplicate a booking :)
You can also edit the colour of your projects whilst on a mobile device. You can do this in the Projects section or view the Schedule. Please let me know if you're having difficulty with this and I'll be happy to help you with it!
I also wanted to let you know that we do have plans for a dependencies feature in future. Can I suggest that you sign up for our newsletter in the footer of our homepage - http://resourceguruapp.com. That way we can keep you in the loop about new features and other news.
I hope this helps! Please don't be a stranger if there's anything else we can do for you :)
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
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Clunky scheduling spreadsheets have always made resource planning more difficult than necessary, leading to miscommunication and frustration for companies that juggle multiple resources on a daily basis. Resource Guru is a web-based solution that aims to simplify the way organizations schedule resources by doing away with traditional spreadsheets and moving the process online.
A web application that provides users with a way to schedule people, equipment, and other resources, Resource Guru gives teams complete visibility so they can see the projects and clients their resources are booked on in real-time. Although Resource Guru started off gaining traction amongst some of the top creative and digital agencies, its reach has greatly expanded and it is now popular across a wide range of industries.
Resource Guru is a cloud-based team scheduling solution. Developed as an alternative to the complicated spreadsheets that many businesses still use for everyday resource scheduling, Resource Guru has a focus on complete team visibility. Drag-and-drop scheduling tools allow users to quickly add, edit, re-organize, and delete bookings, while a unique “availability bar” serves as a tool for team capacity planning.
Managers and bookers who use Resource Guru are able to save time scheduling resources, while team members become more productive thanks to the application’s up-to-date personal schedules. Resource Guru helps businesses gain insights into things like utilization and future capacity planning, with full utilization reports that can be filtered by resource type and user-defined custom fields.
Resource Guru’s cloud-based calendar gives organizations full team visibility, which enables managers and bookers to quickly see the projects and clients that their resources are booked on. Resource Guru’s calendars make it easy for users to see the big picture, including things like which employees are busy and which resources are booked at any given time.
Visit your calendar to quickly add, edit, or delete bookings. From one screen, you’re able to see what each person in your organization is working on, including projects, clients, and meetings. Resource Guru also has an “availability bar,” which gives you a quick overview of a resource’s remaining availability, and helps organizations maximize utilization for increased efficiency.
Resource Guru takes the complexity out of team scheduling with drag-and-drop functionality. In just seconds, users can add, move, edit, or delete bookings from their company schedules. Bookings can be dragged around on the scheduling page to re-allocate them to new resources.
Take advantage of Resource Guru’s flexible bookings feature. Unlike traditional calendars, Resource Guru’s web-based calendar lets you add bookings for a number of hours or a specific time. Complete team visibility means that you can see everyone’s bookings on one screen, along with details about individual clients or projects.
Personal dashboards help Resource Guru users ensure that their resource scheduling information is always up-to-date. Individual team members can login and view their updated personal schedules on their dashboard pages at any time.
Login to your own personal dashboard, and you can see exactly what you should be working on for the day or week. Any updates that your managers make to your dashboard, based on incoming bookings or new scheduling changes, will be reflected on your dashboard in real-time. This eliminates the need for managers to send multiple emails to employees each time their schedules change.
Custom fields provide a way for Resource Guru users to customize their resource types to fit their own requirements. (For example, this might include skill, department, or location.) Users can then use advanced filtering tools to focus on specific resources by these properties.
With Resource Guru, you can manage people, meeting rooms, technology equipment, vehicles, or any other type of business resource. Setup the availability for individual resources. (For example, maybe Conference Room A is never available on Monday afternoons.) Once these availability requirements are set, the conference room can never be “accidentally” booked by a user, and scheduling clashes become a thing of the past.
Resource Guru’s reports provide organizations with a glimpse into their own utilization and capacity planning issues. Reports can be generated on multiple resource types, including people, conference call lines, meeting rooms, and vehicles, to name just a few. Users can see which of their resources are over or under-utilized, and they can pull up utilization rates for specific individuals.
Use Resource Guru’s reports to improve the way you manage resources. You can analyze projects and see which clients are consuming the most resources. You can also use Resource Guru’s “waiting list” feature to pinpoint any instances where demand outpaces capacity.
Resource Guru has an API and webhooks, which allow users to create any integrations they may need. Podio, a project management app, also offers an integration with Resource Guru. Resource Guru is also working on a full integration with Slack.
Pricing for Resource Guru is based on the number of resources that an organization is scheduling. Monthly pricing starts at $2.50 per person. Businesses can add as many projects and clients as they need. Resource Guru offers a 30-day free trial, with no credit card required.