Forecast

Forecast

Resource scheduling & project management for agencies

4.5/5 (27 reviews)

Forecast Overview

Forecast is an AI-powered resource scheduling & project management solution designed for agencies with time tracking, automation, and integration. Using artificial intelligence (AI) Forecast aims to learn from its users and automate the scheduling, setup, and management of projects. By providing users with tools for collaboration, workflow management, scheduling, estimating, reporting, time tracking, deadline tracking, and more, Forecast is designed to help businesses deliver projects on time and within budget.

With a focus on making projects profitable, Forecast provides tools to enhance productivity and planning such as task delegation, labelling, task cards, and project overviews with completion tracking, deadlines, and budget and spend data. Tasks, known as cards within Forecast, can be assigned to individuals or teams and can be organized into to-do lists or a drag and drop Kanban workflow to aid with planning. Custom workflows can be setup to align with business processes, and the calendar is available in Gantt chart format to give a quick overview of upcoming tasks and allow for easy adjustment.

Forecast facilitates collaboration for team projects through features such as commenting, @mentioning, emojis, and labelling, and the project tab gives users an overview of who is doing what and how much time is being spent on each task compared with estimates. The scheduling tool allows users to plan resources using a drag and drop interface, or automatically using machine learning, to allocate team members to tasks based on their availability and skills.

Time and spend can be tracked within Forecast using tools such as the in-built timer, manual time entry, deadline tracking, milestones, budget setup, and AI estimates. Forecast uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to aid users with creating accurate estimates for each project, and time and spend can be reported within the app to monitor budgets alongside estimates.

Pricing

Starting from
US$19,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

Danish, English, Spanish

Forecast Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
93% positive reviews
16
Excellent
9
Very good
1
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
Gareth N.

Great application for time and task management.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/01/25
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Gordon H.

Really good software

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

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

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/01/28
Review Source: Capterra

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.

That's impressive enough, but it's the ease of analysis and reporting that really sealed the deal for me. I can't imagine our business without it.

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.

It has been a pleasure to both use the product, and interact with the Forecast team.

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
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Brian S.

Forecast has given my team visibility into resource management like we've never had before!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/03/13
Review Source: Capterra

So far Forecast has addressed most of my company's requests for new features and functionality and made them part of the system.

Pros

The tool we used before didn't have any forecasting features our company needed. I really like the Time feature because it is simple, fast, and intuitive to use. I can easily see my projects, cards, and enter my time all in one view. It's always difficult switching systems after so many years, but I can instantly see the benefits of using Forecast as a sophisticated, easy-to-use platform. Forecast does a great job at tailoring to fit our company's needs and taking our feedback requests seriously.

Rating breakdown

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Bruno C.

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/01/30
Review Source: Capterra

After try almost 50 tools of "project management", "work management" (really, 50 tools, seriously), I chose "Forecast". It just makes sense. My team love it. The cost worth it.

Pros

- Beautiful, fast and easy to use interface.
- The mix of Kanban and SCRUM just makes sense.
- The way I track the work, attach files, and so on, everything works fine

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

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
User Recommendation
8.4/10
Based on 27 reviews
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Forecast Pricing

Starting from
US$19,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Professional plan: $19/user/month when billed annually (or $24/user/month when billed monthly) for unlimited projects.

Enterprise plan: Contact Forecast for enterprise pricing plans.

Value for Money
4.4/5
Based on 27 reviews
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Forecast Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Gantt Charts
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Tracking
  • Third Party Integration
  • Timesheets

  • Automatic Notifications
Features
4.4/5
Based on 27 reviews
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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
  • Gantt Charts
  • Goal setting / tracking
  • IT project management
  • Interactive Reporting
  • Issue tracking
  • Labeling
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Department / Project
  • Multiple Projects
  • No Description editEdit
  • 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
  • Timesheets
  • To-do list
  • Workflow management

Benefits

  • Track availability and schedule team members using the resource scheduling feature with drag and drop interface, or opt for the 'quick book' feature which automatically matches people with projects using AI, based on their skills, roles, and availability.

  • Benefit from Forecast’s AI which learns from user data to offer better predictability and transparency across projects. Access the project module to view deadlines, completion rates, scope, logged hours, remaining hours, budget, spend, and more

  • Manage workflows with custom templates built using Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, or a mixture of methods. During projects, users can move tasks along the workflow to indicate which stage of the process they are in.

  • Integrate with third party apps such as Zapier, Slack, and Google Drive for file sharing and collaboration, Trello and JIRA for project management, and Harvest and TimeLog for time tracking and invoicing.

  • Create custom, real-time reports on project insights using a drag and drop interface with more than 50 customizable components, and share reports with clients or stakeholders.

  • Forecast FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Forecast.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Forecast offer?

    Forecast offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$19,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Professional plan: $19/user/month when billed annually (or $24/user/month when billed monthly) for unlimited projects.

    Enterprise plan: Contact Forecast for enterprise pricing plans.

    Q. What are the main features of Forecast?

    Forecast offers the following features:

    • 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
    • Gantt Charts
    • Goal setting / tracking
    • IT project management
    • Interactive Reporting
    • Issue tracking
    • Labeling
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Department / Project
    • Multiple Projects
    • No Description editEdit
    • 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
    • Timesheets
    • To-do list
    • Workflow management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Forecast?

    Forecast has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Forecast support?

    Forecast supports the following languages:

    Danish, English, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Forecast offer?

    Forecast has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Forecast support mobile devices?

    Forecast supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Forecast integrate with?

    Forecast integrates with the following applications:

    Dropbox, GitHub, Google Drive, Harvest, JIRA Software, Okta, OneLogin, Trello, Xero, Zendesk

    Q. What level of support does Forecast offer?

    Forecast offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials