Forecast Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Forecast

A full-suite alternative to point project mgmt solutions

4.49/5 (51 reviews)

Forecast overview

What is Forecast?

Forecast is a full suite solution that helps professional services organizations finetune operations and finances with the help of intelligent project automation. With a focus on increasing predictability and making projects profitable, Forecast provides functionalities to enhance productivity and planning with AI.

Intelligent features like Auto Schedule allow managers to plan projects and resources using machine learning to estimate task duration, allocate team members based on their availability, and predict delivery dates. Collaboration on projects is flexible and allows for multiple preferred working methods with real-time updates. Forecast has built-in features to manage workflows for Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, or a hybrid of methods. Custom workflows can be set up to align with business processes.

With a holistic overview of the entire portfolio of projects and resources, managers can easily spot capacity needs and adjust the workloads. Finance departments can benefit from solid financial reporting and finally see the profitability of each project in an instant, so there’s no need to spend time gathering bits and pieces of financial data.

Who is Forecast for:

Built for project-oriented companies, Forecast is highly recommended for professionals in IT Consulting, Software Development & Marketing businesses or internal departments with a focus on improving their operations and success rate.
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Pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

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Forecast user reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Gordon H.

Really good software

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

increased staff efficiency , better communication with clients and delivering projects smoother within budgets

Pros
I trailed around 7/8 different project management softwares over a 6-month period, the main problem was i needed both project management and resource management which proved really hard to find. Either one was good at one and not the other etc but finding forecast really dealt with all my needs and although its taken 6 months to get all the data in and staff using effectively, the benefits have been fantastic. Projects are running smoother and we can control the budgets better.

Cons
There isnt much i find wrong with this software and the team are really good at taking on board our ideas and requests, i think the scheduling could be improved a little, but the forecast team are always looking to improve on a great product and im sure they will continue to improve.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dan O.

Great tool for complex business model

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-11
Review Source: Capterra

From day 1 the experience with the Forecast tool and the Forecast team has been excellent. Its clear that this is by no means a finished product which gives us users the flexibility to request new features with the knowledge we will be listened to. I look forward to a long relationship with the Forecast team

Pros
Constant and quick feature releases Listen to feedback and make updates based on customers needs Great performance very easy to use Jira integration is fantastic Lots of work done to improve the cost tracking and financial/budget elements Great communications and availability of Forecast team

Cons
Forecast initially catered for a very specific agency type business model that didn't fit with relayrs business model however through constant improvements and feedback the tool is getting closer to what is expected

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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James C.

Product remains immature, should pull back the aggressive sales

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-06
Review Source: Capterra

Overall the product is somewhat immature, not usable on mobile, their sales tactics are overly aggressive, and they make cancellation difficult.

Pros
Was good for budgeting and basic project tracking features.

Cons
Not usable on mobile devices, and disappointed by the aggressive upselling and hidden cancellation terms.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Rob F.

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Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-13
Review Source: Capterra

With Forecast we are easily able to plan our architectural projects and meet deadlines and stay within the allotted budgets. Forecast is consistently updating with new features and addons.

Pros
Forecast's customer support is one of the best I have ever had to work with. Second would be the ease of use for staff to help plan out projects and timelines.

Cons
Sometimes parts don't work correctly but they are quick to fix the issues.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sahar A.

Steep Learning Curve

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-06-11
Review Source: Capterra

Timeline management. One software for the internal and client-side view which provides a lot of transparency to the project.

Pros
I can easily see my upcoming and past cards, deadlines, project timelines, milestone plans, team members. I can easily change the status of the card from to-dos to in-progress to Done.

Cons
It's not very easy to use and has a long learning curve.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Forecast pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Lite plan: $29/seat/month billed annually
Ideal for companies that want to manage projects & resources in one unified solution.

Pro plan: $49/seat/month billed annually
Ideal for companies that are interested in finetuning operations and finances to scale sustainably.

Plus plan: Contact Forecast for plus pricing plans.
Ideal for organizations that want to operate at maximum efficiency and build a sustainable future.
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Forecast features

API
Alerts/Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Gantt/Timeline View
Milestone Tracking
Percent-Complete Tracking
Prioritization
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
Projections
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Resource Management
Status Tracking
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking

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 Forecast

Key features of Forecast

  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity dashboard
  • Approval Process Control
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billable Hours Tracking
  • Budgeting & forecasting
  • Bug Tracking
  • Business intelligence
  • Calendar management
  • Client database
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Configurable workflow
  • Customizable reporting
  • Deadline tracking
  • Drag & drop interface
  • File management
  • File sharing
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt Charts
  • Goal setting / tracking
  • IT project management
  • Interactive Reporting
  • Issue tracking
  • Labeling
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Department / Project
  • Multiple Projects
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  • Performance Reports
  • Permission management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Product roadmapping
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Workflow
  • Project allocations
  • Project budget management
  • Project estimating
  • Project management
  • Project templates
  • Project time tracking
  • Project tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resource Allocation
  • Resource Management
  • Resource management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL security
  • Single sign on
  • Status Reporting
  • Status Tracking
  • Supports Agile
  • Supports Kanban
  • Supports Scrum
  • Supports Waterfall
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tracking
  • Task allocations
  • Task management
  • Task planning
  • Third party integration
  • Time tracking by project
  • Timer
  • Timesheets
  • To-do list
  • Workflow management
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Benefits

Resource Management
Get a real-time overview of the workload and capacity of all your resources across a portfolio of projects, for easy planning and adjusting the workloads to prevent bottlenecks.

Project Management
Optimize the internal processes around planning projects and scheduling people and make project planning on point. Benefit from Forecast’s AI that automatically estimates tasks, assigns resources, and sets a project delivery date.

Time Management
Yield insights into how time is spent and if it’s spent the most optimal way possible. The AI helps users register time faster with a clear presentation of what they worked on and suggestions how much time they could have spent. The time entries propel reporting and help the entire platform to present users with accurate and actual data.

Finance & Billing
Track financial goals and plug budget leaks. Get up-to-the-minute cost, revenue, and profit calculated for you automatically to ensure that projects are delivered on budget.

Team Collaboration
Manage workflows and improve the collaboration with custom built-in dashboards for Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, or a mixture of project management methods. During projects, users can move tasks along the workflow to indicate which stage of the process they are in.

Business Intelligence
Create custom status reports based off project, people, finance, and business insights recorded across the entire platform. Uncover financial trends and where projects and resources can be run more economically. Share reports with stakeholders in the view you prefer.

Integrations
Forecast bridges your disconnected systems to centralize all project data for AI modeling. With strong integrations with Jira, Google Drive, Azure DevOps, Zapier and many more, it's easy to get up to speed without the productivity loss of forcing a new interface and workflows onto your team.