Forecast Features

Forecast

A full-suite alternative to point project mgmt solutions

4.49/5 (53 reviews)

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Activity Management
Activity Planning
Activity Tracking
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Analytics/ROI Tracking
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Approval Workflow
Assignment Management
Audit Trail
Backlog Management
Bar Chart
Billable Items Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Brainstorming
Budget Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Bug Tracking
Business Process Automation
CRM
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Capacity Management
Change Management
Channel Management
Charting
Client Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
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Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Configurable Workflow
Contact Management
Content Management
Contract/License Management
Contractor Management
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Create Subtasks
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Fields
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Daily Reports
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Connectors
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Data Visualization
Deadline Management
Dependency Tracking
Digital Asset Management
Discussions / Forums
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Due Date Tracking
Email Management
Employee Activity Monitoring
Equipment Tracking
Estimating
Event Calendar
Expense Tracking
File Management
File Sharing
Forecasting
Forms Management
Gantt/Timeline View
Goal Setting / Tracking
Graphical Workflow Editor
Idea Management
Invoice Management
Issue Management
Issue Tracking
Iteration Management
Job Scheduling
KPI Monitoring
Kanban Board
Marketing Calendar
Marketing Reports
Markup Tools
Media Planning
Meeting Management
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Monitoring
Multi-Campaign
Multi-Department/Project
Multi-board
Multiple Projects
Negative Feedback Management
Parent Task
Percent-Complete Tracking
Performance Metrics
Permit Management
Planning Tools
Portfolio Management
Prioritization
Private Dashboards
Process Change Tracking
Product Roadmapping
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
Project Scheduling
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Public Dashboards
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real-time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Release Planning
Reminders
Remote Access/Control
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Request Management
Requirements Management
Rescheduling
Resource Allocation & Planning
Resource Management
Resource Scheduling
Retrospectives Management
Risk Management
Roadmapping
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Sales Reports
Scheduled / Automated Reports
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Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Skills Tracking
Spreadsheet View
Sprint Planning
Staff Calendar
Status Tracking
Strategic Planning
Subcontractor Management
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Surveys & Feedback
Tagging
Task Board View
Task Editing/Updating
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Task Tagging
Team Management
Template Management
Templates
Testing/QA Management
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
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Timesheet Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Planning
Activity Tracking
Agile Methodologies
Alerts/Notifications
Analytics/ROI Tracking
Approval Process Control
Approval Workflow
Assignment Management
Audit Trail
Backlog Management
Bar Chart
Billable Items Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Brainstorming
Budget Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Bug Tracking
Business Process Automation
CRM
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Capacity Management
Change Management
Channel Management
Charting
Client Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Color Codes/Icons
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Configurable Workflow
Contact Management
Content Management
Contract/License Management
Contractor Management
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Create Subtasks
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Fields
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Daily Reports
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Connectors
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Data Visualization
Deadline Management
Dependency Tracking
Digital Asset Management
Discussions / Forums
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Due Date Tracking
Email Management
Employee Activity Monitoring
Equipment Tracking
Estimating
Event Calendar
Expense Tracking
File Management
File Sharing
Forecasting
Forms Management
Gantt/Timeline View
Goal Setting / Tracking
Graphical Workflow Editor
Idea Management
Invoice Management
Issue Management
Issue Tracking
Iteration Management
Job Scheduling
KPI Monitoring
Kanban Board
Marketing Calendar
Marketing Reports
Markup Tools
Media Planning
Meeting Management
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Monitoring
Multi-Campaign
Multi-Department/Project
Multi-board
Multiple Projects
Negative Feedback Management
Parent Task
Percent-Complete Tracking
Performance Metrics
Permit Management
Planning Tools
Portfolio Management
Prioritization
Private Dashboards
Process Change Tracking
Product Roadmapping
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
Project Scheduling
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Public Dashboards
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real-time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Release Planning
Reminders
Remote Access/Control
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Request Management
Requirements Management
Rescheduling
Resource Allocation & Planning
Resource Management
Resource Scheduling
Retrospectives Management
Risk Management
Roadmapping
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Sales Reports
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Skills Tracking
Spreadsheet View
Sprint Planning
Staff Calendar
Status Tracking
Strategic Planning
Subcontractor Management
Supports Agile
Supports Scrum
Surveys & Feedback
Tagging
Task Board View
Task Editing/Updating
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Task Tagging
Team Management
Template Management
Templates
Testing/QA Management
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Timeline Management
Timer
Timesheet Management
To-Do List
Traditional Methodologies
Utilization Reporting
Version Control
Visual Workflow Management
Visualization
Widgets
Workflow Configuration
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Planning
Activity Tracking
Agile Methodologies
Alerts/Notifications
Analytics/ROI Tracking
Approval Process Control
Approval Workflow
Assignment Management
Audit Trail
Backlog Management
Bar Chart
Billable Items Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Brainstorming
Budget Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Bug Tracking
Business Process Automation
CRM
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Capacity Management
Change Management
Channel Management
Charting
Client Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Color Codes/Icons
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Configurable Workflow
Contact Management
Content Management
Contract/License Management
Contractor Management
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Create Subtasks
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Fields
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Daily Reports
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Connectors
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Data Visualization
Deadline Management
Dependency Tracking
Digital Asset Management
Discussions / Forums
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Due Date Tracking
Email Management
Employee Activity Monitoring
Equipment Tracking
Estimating
Event Calendar
Expense Tracking
File Management
File Sharing
Forecasting
Forms Management
Gantt/Timeline View
Goal Setting / Tracking
Graphical Workflow Editor
Idea Management
Invoice Management
Issue Management
Issue Tracking
Iteration Management
Job Scheduling
KPI Monitoring
Kanban Board
Marketing Calendar
Marketing Reports
Markup Tools
Media Planning
Meeting Management
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Monitoring
Multi-Campaign
Multi-Department/Project
Multi-board
Multiple Projects
Negative Feedback Management
Parent Task
Percent-Complete Tracking
Performance Metrics
Permit Management
Planning Tools
Portfolio Management
Prioritization
Private Dashboards
Process Change Tracking
Product Roadmapping
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
Project Scheduling
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Public Dashboards
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real-time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Release Planning
Reminders
Remote Access/Control
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Request Management
Requirements Management
Rescheduling
Resource Allocation & Planning
Resource Management
Resource Scheduling
Retrospectives Management
Risk Management
Roadmapping
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Sales Reports
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Skills Tracking
Spreadsheet View
Sprint Planning
Staff Calendar
Status Tracking
Strategic Planning
Subcontractor Management
Supports Agile
Supports Scrum
Surveys & Feedback
Tagging
Task Board View
Task Editing/Updating
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Task Tagging
Team Management
Template Management
Templates
Testing/QA Management
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Timeline Management
Timer
Timesheet Management
To-Do List
Traditional Methodologies
Utilization Reporting
Version Control
Visual Workflow Management
Visualization
Widgets
Workflow Configuration
Workflow Management
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Forecast Feature Reviews

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

Anonymous
(Internet company, 1-10 employees)

Great, great quality product!

2019-07-31

Pros

Time-tracking, project-management and scheduling.

Cons

We haven't found anything wrong about Forecast yet!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sacha R.

Great, almost all-in-one tool

2019-11-18

Previously, we had relied on a number of products to manage our projects and teams and while we're not there yet, Forecast seems to be the tool that will finally allow us to consolidate most of those other tools into one.

Pros

The integration of task tracking, time tracking, and resource allocation.

Cons

The budget pages are a bit confusing and it's a bit tedious to update task and time entries.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sahar A.

Steep Learning Curve

2019-06-11

Timeline management.

Pros

I can easily see my upcoming and past cards, deadlines, project timelines, milestone plans, team members.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)

If operational effectiveness and productivity is important to your business, don't hesitate.

2019-01-28

I've spent many years trialing and implementing various Project Management and scheduling applications from an Ops perspective, but, frustratingly, I never found one that effectively combined these attributes into a single, easy-to-use package -- until Forecast.

Pros

The combined resource scheduling, time-tracking and Project Management tools, the detailed operational tracking and reporting, frequency of updates, and, of course, the excellent customer support.

Cons

Honestly, nothing springs to mind. The Forecast team have been very receptive to suggestions for minor enhancements as they've evolved the product, and I've no doubt that will continue. I feel we're in good hands.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

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

Great for planning & executing projects

2018-09-03

better tracking of hours & progress of projects. we are an agency, so billable hours are very important. hi/lo expeced forecast possibility, makes for better expected time-to-build

Pros

Responsive; very quick & easy to use Insights adds value to project oversight & planning Same for scheduling Time tracking, sprint planning & progress all implemented very intuitive

Cons

not possible to use multiple timers no approve button after filling timesheet for double checks impossible to release sprint & have issues removed from done column

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Rebecca C.

Good for project collaboration

2019-02-11

It helps team members see their tasks and update the progress easily.

Pros

Timeline showing progress of all projects in one screen; Kanban board showing project tasks; To-do list; Compare budget and expense.

Cons

Collaborator cannot see "Scoping" page; Cannot relate parent task with sub-tasks which have been split to new task; Cannot define Project Stage by user; Same set of Labels are commonly used in different fields, causing users hard to choose, and the labels become meaningless.

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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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 501-1000 employees)

User friendly tool

2019-01-18

Forecast has helped me to have more organization in all my projects, collaborate with others, assign tasks and follow up on the progress of each one.

Pros

- General overview of all your projects - Easy to follow up on all your tasks for each project - Collaboration tool - Allows you to review the work load of all your team members and assign tasks for each project.

Cons

- Difficulty to download a full report or export the progress of each project for a presentation

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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Gareth N.

Simplified project management

2019-09-25

It receives frequent updates and the UI/UX is constantly getting better.

Pros

The navigation is well thought out and means that I don't lose time viewing the tasks that I need to.

Cons

I use it often enough that throughout the entire day, the white colour scheme gets tiring after while, especially at night time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Soham V.

Packed with Features but steep learning curve.

2019-07-16

Our company was trying out the product to have better project planning and resource allocation but most of us do not want to use it because of the time it takes to log in tasks or hours.

Pros

The way the data is displayed is quite intuitive, the timelines, hours, pending hours and etc.

Cons

The learning curve is very steep, even though I am tech savvy person, I found it difficult to begin with. I feel it has too many ways of achieveing the same outcome.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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alessia a.

The best team management tool so far

2018-06-06

I can track my time in an amazing way and have all the information I need at hand for each task and also for every project

Pros

I have been a TFS user for years and never found a better management tool until I found Forecast.

Cons

-when i record time, the record pop up is too small for the tasks names in the select -i'd like a clearer way to mark done subtasks rather than a checkbox

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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Gareth N.

Great application for time and task management.

2019-01-25

I can fulfill my time/task management responsibilities in a quick enough manner so as to not disrupt my workflow too much and keep my project managers happy.

Pros

I like that I can get a quick overview of projects that I'm associated with.

Cons

I would've liked having a button on the home page to directly take me to any tasks assigned to me.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Dan B.

Great potential, not there yet.

2017-09-26

I can both plan the schedule of my team on high level and on task basis

Pros

You can both schedule and plan on a high level and also dive down to the little things.

Cons

I think the feature that is missing the most is being able to see on the scheduler that the resource was already allocated with tasks in the projects.

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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Trina V.

Complete and professional tool for e manage projects

2019-04-21

Has everything needed to develop, planning and control any kind of projects within the organization

Pros

This easy-to-use tool makes the project team incorporate very quickly to use the software and share detailed information about tasks and activities in a very clear way during project lifecycle.

Cons

So far I have not had problems with the tool

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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Cory B.

Good SMB resource scheduling tool.

2021-08-17

Easy to use, but not enough better to justify the per-user license.

Pros

If using Harvest, Forecast is a perfect tie-in for simple resource management.

Cons

This tool (like most) does not allow scheduling complex engineering engagements.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Bruno C.

I tryed almost 50 tools before choose "Forecast" to work

2019-01-30

After try almost 50 tools of "project management", "work management" (really, 50 tools, seriously), I chose "Forecast".

Pros

- Beautiful, fast and easy to use interface. - The mix of Kanban and SCRUM just makes sense

Cons

- The mobile app has a lot of limitations, and there are a lot of features that only can be made in the browser interface.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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François d.

Forecast is a very great tool to organize yourself.

2018-06-06

Forecast is a very great tool to organize yourself, especially in an agency with multiple projects and the need to have a control on planning and costs.

Pros

Forecast is really good to keep a planning on tracks and to have a view of your costs during the project.

Cons

With Forecast, you need to be very organized and the software is challenging because you can't start if you don't know what you are doing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jon T.

Brilliant and Intuitive Product

2020-04-03

Fantastic. The customer service has been tremendous. A pleasure to deal with.

Pros

No need for timely project management investment or to rework agency structure to fit the tool.

Cons

On the Budget section for projects, it would be nice if there could be totals for each Milestone across the lifespan of the project instead of a lump total.

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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Janet F.

Forecast review

2019-11-13

It allows me to quickly see the proportion of time allocated to each client, and for every project, track progress to completion.

Pros

It allows me to schedule my work programme and see when my time is fully allocated for months in advance.

Cons

Note it takes some time to set up each persons programme (perhaps up to half a day), it is worth doing this properly as then the tracking of projects will be more informative.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Samuel P.

Resource management and scheduling for studio projects

2019-02-05

Couldn't recommend highly enough

Pros

Powerful reporting - easy to see where projects are over/under spending Fantastic UX with many control points throughout the software Provides a top level view of available resources per staff member Allows both retainer and project based scheduling Best in industry customer support

Cons

Perhaps a little difficult to grasp initially, however this is offset with excellent one-to-one customer support Project / Task timer interface needs a little improvement

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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James C.

Product remains immature, should pull back the aggressive sales

2021-02-06

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Publishing company, 11-50 employees)

Customer service is fantastic and the software is great!

2018-06-06

Pros

Forecast's easy to use interface and technology allows me to track the progress of my company's projects and forecast for the future.

Cons

It would be great to have the ability to create my own reporting within forecast.

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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RACHIDA L.

Can be improved for the team

2019-11-13

i can manage the production of my team and much more with the budget plan

Pros

Share roadmap with client Overview on Team Tasks : forecast & timesheet Financial view and

Cons

Need to be more easy for the consultant when he schedule & timesheet task . for exemple it will be very efficient when the consultant create himself subtasks from the milestone and schedule it on his roadmap ---> to be visible on his weekly/monthly roadmap.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)

I actually enjoy doing my timesheets

2019-06-14

it is great to have individual task commenting. keeps the slack channels clean from mulitple project specific topics.

Pros

Nice integrations and full REST API is a nice addition. have yet to experiment with it, but could hold some awesome potential for custom integrations.

Cons

Because it is still a heavily developing application the UI changes every so often so you have to re-familiarise yourself with how it works.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Julison M.

Excellent UX, need some improvements on features

2017-10-06

Better timesheet control, by card and by project.

Pros

The way you create a project and associate cards (task) makes our job easier.

Cons

There are some features that I really missed: more reports, more flexibility on rates.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Michelle C.

Good for project management

2021-07-27

Pros

It helped me to save time and I could keep track of the many projects the team had and prioritize them.

Cons

It's not convenient when it comes to large projects that require a long period of time and there is a limit when you want to add notes.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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