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Overview

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Zoho Projects is an online project management tool that is designed to help businesses of any size and industry create, organize...

Forecast is a complete PSA platform for improving operational and financial performance of professional services companies...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

5

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

29

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.4

605

5

4

3

2

1

341

212

37

9

6

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

4.5

61

5

4

3

2

1

36

22

1

1

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

Highly customizable and effective program with a good value. Would recommend to anyone who likes a lot of options.
Great project management features in the price they are offering. Love the features of timers for tasks whenever starting a new task its possible to log hours for that which is a great feature.
I like the reminders and integration with other softwares. ZOHO is a big help in keeping me focused on what I should be doing and what I have done.

Pros

I like how Forecast is intuitive, fast and most importantly, fun to use. When completing tasks, you get an avatar popping up telling you great job which is fund.
As an engineer there is nothing more rewarding than tracking my time. Forecast allows me to do that in a fun and easy way.
I like that it is very easy to use and has helped me to organize better my time and have knowledge of where my hours are being allocated.

Cons

Had problems with my 2FA when I lost my cellphone which was very odd it locked me into that option only for logging in.
Sometimes we face some problem of finding tasks which are assigned to a particular team memeber as this tool has so many features , it becomes difficult to find things.
I need to installing the software, and can't using it from my mobile device to using it. The dashboard design is outdated with no hint of they will updating it near future.

Cons

Not usable on mobile devices, and disappointed by the aggressive upselling and hidden cancellation terms.
The website is virtually unusable for anyone who is visually impaired and uses screen reading software. There is little to no keyboard access and the site does not follow accessibility standards.
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.
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  • Last review5 months ago

Key features

  • Total features143
  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Backlog Management
  • Bar Chart
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Bug Tracking
  • Bug/Issue Capture
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Charting
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Management
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Daily Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Email Management
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Storage
  • For IT Project Management
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Idea Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Iteration Management
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Kanban Board
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat
  • Meeting Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Multiple Projects
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Notes Management
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Productivity Tools
  • 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
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Release Planning
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Request Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Risk Management
  • Roadmapping
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Tracking
  • Sprint Planning
  • Stakeholder Defined Attributes
  • Status Tracking
  • Sub-Task Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Supports Scrum
  • Tagging
  • Task Board View
  • Task Editing
  • Task Import
  • 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
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timeline Management
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • To-Do List
  • Traceability
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Utilization Reporting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Visualization
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features123
  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assignment Management
  • Backlog Management
  • Bar Chart
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Bug Tracking
  • Bug/Issue Capture
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Charting
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Management
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Daily Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Email Management
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Storage
  • For IT Project Management
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Idea Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Scheduling
  • Issue Tracking
  • Iteration Management
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Kanban Board
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat
  • Meeting Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Multiple Projects
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Notes Management
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Productivity Tools
  • 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
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Recurring Issues
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Release Planning
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Request Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Risk Management
  • Roadmapping
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Tracking
  • Sprint Planning
  • Stakeholder Defined Attributes
  • Status Tracking
  • Sub-Task Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Supports Scrum
  • Tagging
  • Task Board View
  • Task Editing
  • Task Import
  • 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
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timeline Management
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • To-Do List
  • Traceability
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Utilization Reporting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Visualization
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations76
  • Asana
  • Basecamp
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations39
  • Asana
  • Basecamp
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite

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Internet, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Forecast

A distinctive tool for difficult tasks.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, I think it is a very good tool, but it needs a little improvement.

Pros

I really liked the way it manages my projects and organizes my schedule.

Cons

Sometimes i encounter some problems with usage, but problems that I think are easy to solve.

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Gordon H.

11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Forecast

Really good software

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

MC
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Michelle C.

Media Production, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Forecast

Good for project management

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I used this tool for a while and really enjoyed the experience. It helped me to save time and I could keep track of the many projects the team had and prioritize them. Very suitable as well if there is a variety of projects and you need some organization.

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.

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Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Forecast

Forecast helps me stay on track

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I love forecast because it's makes it easy for me to coordinate my upcoming projects with the rest of my team. Being able to set a high and low time allotment has been really helpful for gauging how long future projects will take.

Cons

My only issue is that I wish that there was an option to pause the timer fully -- sometimes I step away from my computer and would like to be able to stop the timer rather than have to report multiple increments of time to a project daily.

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Trina V.

Government Administration, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Forecast

Complete and professional tool for e manage projects

Reviewed 5 years ago

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

RJ
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Ryan J.

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Forecast

Efficient tool but not accessible to screen readers.

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Forecast enhances the project management experience. It is helpful to have engineers see and enter time on their own projects.

Cons

The website is virtually unusable for anyone who is visually impaired and uses screen reading software. There is little to no keyboard access and the site does not follow accessibility standards.

GB
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Guilherme B.

Information Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Forecast

Facilitated company processes

Reviewed 5 years ago

It is an enjoyable experience, it made some company processes very easy and unbureaucratic, we have much more visibility of the projects and it unified some tasks that were made separately.

Pros

The ease of use to create tasks, manage hours spent on projects and have a centralized way to cast hours.

Cons

Some tools apparently have the same functionality and its not easy (as the other features) to design sprints and have visibility of them.

RC
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Rebecca C.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Forecast

Good for project collaboration

Reviewed 5 years ago

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.

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Felix C.

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Forecast

Forecast as personal task management

Reviewed 5 years ago

Very good, and it is clear that the product is being worked on. Both through updates by e-mail and seeing new functions being added.

Pros

Ease of use and clear overviews. The design is very clean and the UX is topnotch.

Cons

It is a bit fixated on certain aspects. Instead of being focused on projects, a focus on clients would be nice as an alternaive. This is not a minus if all your work is project-based.

JF
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Janet F.

Utilities, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Forecast review

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am using forecast to programme time across multiple projects and clients. It allows me to quickly see the proportion of time allocated to each client, and for every project, track progress to completion. It provides that "birds eye" view on when I am getting behind on something. It has assisted me to more accurately scope how long each project or task may take to complete. It also provides a solid basis to explain why I cannot accept additional work- when my time is fully allocated. It was worth taking the time to set up my programme properly so that I get the best from the available functionality.

Pros

It allows me to schedule my work programme and see when my time is fully allocated for months in advance. It shows future periods when I could accept more work from clients.

Cons

I don't have any concerns. 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.

DB
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Dan B.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Forecast

Great potential, not there yet.

Reviewed 7 years ago

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

Pros

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

Cons

Unfortunately, there are still quite a lot of bugs and bulkiness. 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.

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François d.

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Forecast

Forecast is a very great tool to organize yourself.

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

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Marketing and Advertising, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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User friendly tool

Reviewed 6 years ago

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. You can easily record time invested for each activity which allows you to validate the real costs of the development of each one. I like it very much! and strongly recommend the use of Forecast for your company's projects.

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

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Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Forecast

They have a huge potential

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

It has features that I couldn't find in any other service. Such as being able to manage reasorces across multiple projects, but not just by task also in high level

Cons

Not fully "baked" yet. A lot of small bugs and missing some small nice to have features

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Internet, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Forecast

Great for planning & executing projects

Reviewed 6 years ago

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

RF
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Rob F.

Architecture & Planning, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Centreline Architecture Forecast Review

Reviewed 5 years ago

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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Publishing, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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Forecast

Customer service is fantastic and the software is great!

Reviewed 6 years ago
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. The customer service is also extremely quick to reply and answer any questions.

Cons

It would be great to have the ability to create my own reporting within forecast. Although there are a lot of reporting features, there a few that my company needs. Just a few more options would be helpful.

JH
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John H.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Daily User

Reviewed 5 years ago

Forecast does a great job of organizing our Agile tickets.

Pros

Easy to enter hours against project/tickets and add comments all from the timesheet page.

Cons

1) It can be a chore to track down a specific ticket. I input the number in the search box and Bobo the Bear cannot find anything. Instead I need to slog through projects trying to see where it is. 2) Bobo the Bear. I'm old enough to remember Clippy. Why bring him back, just under a new name?

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Samuel P.

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Forecast

Resource management and scheduling for studio projects

Reviewed 5 years ago

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

AS
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Alexis S.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Forecast

Forecast helped us get organized.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The workflow view was helpful to our web developers because they were used to using that type of system. The benefit Forecast provided our team was coupling that feature with the ability to manage general traffic flow, work accountability and timelines for projects.

Cons

We experienced a few bugs with browser compatibility and Google docs. The reporting structure is also not as robust for the reports we need to generate for internal review and our clients.

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Sacha R.

Computer Games, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great, almost all-in-one tool

Reviewed 5 years ago

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. It's quite expensive for a large team.

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Gareth N.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great application for time and task management.

Reviewed 5 years ago

As a developer keeping track of time spent and tasks aren't always a natural instinct. Forecast has made it more intuitive or easier than other apps to deal with this. 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. I'm happy using Forecast, gets the job done.

Pros

I like that I can get a quick overview of projects that I'm associated with. Being able to see where and how my time is spent is very handy. I'm able to get what I need to very quickly and that is very important.

Cons

I guess the fact that the application is quite feature rich, the interface can be quite tricky to navigate if you don't already know what you want to do. I would've liked having a button on the home page to directly take me to any tasks assigned to me. I would've liked having quicker access to information pertaining to me.

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Jon T.

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Brilliant and Intuitive Product

Reviewed 4 years ago

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

Pros

Simple, straightforward and easy to implement. Intuitive, thoughtful layout and architecture that is seamless and easy to use. No need for timely project management investment or to rework agency structure to fit the tool. A perfect solution.

Cons

Could be opportunity to improve UX for project or task briefing similar to that of Monday.com. But it's not a huge issue. For non-billable time. 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. This would improve the experience for us.

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Ben F.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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New users

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Easy to manage teams and members. Intuitive design of scheduling tool makes it easy to allocate team members to projects. Integration via API with our other systems seems to be working well. Responsive support that seem to take questions and suggestions and use them to improve new iterations of the product. Timesheets are simple to use and easy to check.

Cons

New design features, especially the last round, can drop out of the blue and be quite jarring when faced with them the first time. But at least they're committed to improving the product. Building reports can at times be less than intuitive.

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Gareth N.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Simplified project management

Reviewed 5 years ago

I'm generally very happy with Forecast. It receives frequent updates and the UI/UX is constantly getting better. I can't see us using anything else anytime soon.

Pros

I like the navigation that Forecast has. I'm involved in many projects and that involves switching quite often among them as well as through all my tasks. The navigation is well thought out and means that I don't lose time viewing the tasks that I need to. The views are also nicely designed, the important information is distinguishable and easy to follow. It doesn't make time tracking or project management feel like such a chore. I'm really happy with Forecast.

Cons

The only thing I wish Forecast had was an optional dark mode. I use it often enough that throughout the entire day, the white colour scheme gets tiring after while, especially at night time.