Float Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Float

Visual resource planning for agencies, studios, and firms.

4.46/5 (659 reviews)

Float overview

Float is the world's leading resource management software for agencies, studios, and firms. Since 2012, Float has been helping the world’s best teams including RGA, VICE, Deloitte, and Buzzfeed schedule and deliver over 5.5million tasks, in more than 150 countries.

With an easy to use, intuitive interface, drag and drop features, and powerful editing tools, Float makes planning your projects and scheduling your team's time visual and simple. Search your schedule for practically anything and track your team's utilization with powerful reporting tools. Forecast your budget spend and plan ahead based on your team's real capacity and resources.

Integrate your schedule with Slack, Google Calendar, and 1,000+ of your favorite apps via Zapier. Access and update your Float schedule from anywhere with apps for iOS and Android.

By providing a single view of your real resource capacity and a shared calendar of who's working on what, Float makes team scheduling across multiple projects faster, easier, and more efficient.
www.float.com

Pricing

Starting from
$5/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
Float screenshot: One shared schedule, always in sync. At a glance see who's working on what and click anywhere to start assigning tasks in seconds.Float - Team Scheduling Done RightFloat screenshot: Start assigning tasks in seconds by clicking anywhere on your schedule. Make changes quickly with powerful editing tools and scenario plan by assigning tentative tasks on your schedule.Float screenshot: Add team members and customize their availability based on working hours, scheduled time-off, public holidays and hourly rates.Float screenshot: Add a project budget and forecast your spend based on real capacity. Access powerful reporting tools to track your team utilization and plan ahead with accuracy.Float screenshot: View your schedule by projects or people and visualize your team capacity at a glance.Float screenshot: With apps for iOS & Android, you can update your schedule any time, on the go. Integrate with Slack, Google Calendar, Outlook & 1,000+ apps via Zapier to streamline your workflow.

Float reviews

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Brad Weare

Float review for Audio Visual Studio

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-01-17
Review Source: Capterra

With using Float we have been able to have one central, accessible platform for the team to schedule tasks and projects and to assign them to the relevant individuals, sometimes weeks ahead of the deadlines. This has improved the teams overall planning of jobs and has allowed us to see what we can take on, what we need to reschedule and at times when we have to call in additional help to meet the deadlines. Float is quite easy to use and is improving all the time with new features. For us as an audio and design studio it has become an essential tool in our day to day operations that has benefited our overall productivity.

Pros
As a busy audio and visuals studio the biggest advantage we have seen with using Float is the scheduling feature. This allows us to schedule when projects and tasks need to take place, and who is working on and responsible for each project and task. As we have a number of people on our team and often numerous projects on the go at one time, Float has allowed us to better coordinate everything and has become vital in ensuring that projects and tasks are completed on time by each individual team member. As a team we can view the overall workload and time frames involved, while as an individual you can keep track of what tasks or projects you are working on and what projects you can or can not take on due to scheduling.

Cons
Sometimes the administrator /account owner has certain scheduling permissions and can add projects for individual team members int he scheduling feature. This is great but when these scheduled tasks or projects need to be changed or reshuffled it can only be done by the admin person / account owner and not the individual. There have been times when the admin person has not been available and I have needed to change the scheduled projects created by the admin person but have not been able to and have had to wait for the admin person to do it. This is the only downside so far that I have experienced using Float.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jonathan Kaufmann

So Glad I Found this Software!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-05
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, it has been a value add to the way we do things. We were using Google Sheets to schedule and calculate bandwidth before and the limitations were severe. I'm thrilled that we now have an easier and more attractive way to plan work!

Pros
I like the ease of use for bandwidth calculation. Before Float, it would be very difficult for us to understand Trainer occupancy, and it was also a challenge to schedule trainings far in advance over several regions. With Float, I can see what's coming up at a glance and provide accurate reports to stakeholders so that they know how busy we are and will be. At the end of the quarter, I can easily calculate and show how much time we spent, and on what.

Cons
For my specific use, access can be a challenge. I need something between "Project Manager" and "Member." For me, it would be ideal if there are a "Department Manager" role where people who had this level of access could modify the schedule for anyone in their department, but not see or edit the schedule of other departments.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Davy Haegeman

Excellent tool for team scheduling and follow-ups

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-02
Review Source: Capterra

Our company went from 1 to 5 people in the past year. We also have interns or students that are only here for a while. We now have a tool that allows us to follow up projects and team schedules in a very clear way without creating big overhead costs. It works fast and efficient for us.

Pros
Easy to use. We can view the schedule of the entire team in one screen and make instant changes if necessary.

Cons
When creating tasks, the difference between creating projects and clients can be annoying. Also: provide more colours! ;-)

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Tomasz Felczyk

Resource planning in big picture

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-09-09
Review Source: Capterra

Float is great tool that helps us in three ways: 1. Planning resources in the near future - thanks to this we can easily know what specialist and when will have free time for some short maintenance or start new project. 2. Planning time off office days 3. Get statistics about how much time was spend in which project in wide perspective and quickly check who and when was working on what milestone off the project for client reports.

Pros
How easy it is. To book resource or edit time range you only need a few clicks or drag and drop.

Cons
It will be nice to get notifications about not booked time of some resource and small tool for moving all booked resources for a given project in time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Christian Doucette

Float Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-01-17
Review Source: Capterra

We used to use a HUGE white board and dry erase markers for our schedule. We thought that this was the best way for us to tackle our job scheduling and Float was met with a bit of resistance once the boss said we were going to try it. WOW, were we wrong. I would never look back now that we are using Float. One of the best tools we ever used. We are scheduling anywhere from 18 to 26 techs on this program and I fully encourage anyone even thinking of possibly trying out a program for scheduling to do your self a favor and try out Float. I'd be shocked if your not impressed by it.

Pros
Kudos to you guys! I love the newer faster Float! You are making my job much easier & faster. Love the faster navigating/scrolling and the changing of a task’s time by scrolling on the schedule up or down beats the hell out of having to open the task and do it from there. Love the new feature that you can hover over the work task and the notes appear without having to open the task. Great job, keep it up!

Cons
Would like to be able to move a task to the afternoon (or lower in the cell) for a day where it is not a full days worth of hours and there is nothing else for that employee that day. Example, I have a technician on a 4 hour training course and it is in the afternoon. He has nothing else scheduled that day but I can't move the task lower in the cell so it looks like it is scheduled for the morning. It would be nice if you could hover over the "Time off" cells and see the notes associated with it , like you can for a work task, without having to open the "time off" cell.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Float pricing

Starting from
$5/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Only $5 per active user. Guest, archived users and projects are all unlimited!

Float features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Drag & Drop Interface
Multiple Projects
Projections

Automatic Notifications (122 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (156 other apps)
Gantt Charts (113 other apps)
Prioritizing (139 other apps)
Progress Tracking (122 other apps)
Project Management (162 other apps)
Project Planning (124 other apps)
Project Time Tracking (165 other apps)
Project Tracking (117 other apps)
Task Management (137 other apps)
Task Planning (107 other apps)
Task Tracking (140 other apps)
Third Party Integration (128 other apps)
Timesheets (113 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Float

Key features of Float

  • Schedule your team from one screen
  • Drag n drop n duplicate task allocation
  • Reporting on team utlization
  • Personal schedules delivered to your team's inbox
  • Skill tags to track your team capabilities
  • Project tags to track your project types
  • Admin and Super Admin rights
  • Overtime tracking
  • Fully hosted, safe and secure
  • Holiday and personal time off tracking
  • Free 30 day trial on all accounts
  • Plans to suit your team size
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Benefits

One shared resource schedule, always in sync - Visualize your team’s workload in one place. Drag and drop to assign tasks with ease and edit tasks on the fly with handy shortcuts. Add unassigned roles to plan ahead for future hires, and store tasks while you’re waiting to confirm resources.

Multi-project Planning - With a single view of all your resources, you can plan your team’s time across multiple projects on the go. Set budgets and target milestones to keep your projects on track and reallocate resources before it’s too late!

Team Availability - Manage your team’s availability with set work hours, public holidays, and scheduled time off. At a glance see who’s free, who’s overbooked, and who’s kicking back on vacation.

Forecasting & reports - Powerful reporting features so you can monitor your team’s utilization. Set project budgets by hours of dollars and forecast your capacity to plan accurately plan ahead.

Apps and integrations - Float has apps for iOS and Android and integrates with Slack, Google Calendar, Outlook, and Zapier.