Hub Planner

Resource scheduling, time tracking and team project planning

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Hub Planner Overview

What is Hub Planner?

Hub Planner is a cloud-based resource management and scheduling solution primarily for team-based business workforces, of any scale or industry. Users are able to customize their own Hub Planner deployment, paying only for the feature modules used around the solution’s main platform. Premium Hub Planner Extensions range from approval workflow, custom fields and smart groups to task management and task checklist creation. Hub Planner's core functionality is to assist with the management, control and overview of projects and resources within a single pane of glass. Supported by a natively optimized mobile app, Hub Planner requires no download to access through login on any browser or device, providing a five dashboard views. Widgets render rich data visualizations giving teams and managers visibility on project schedule progress, plus resource utilization and availability etc.

Resource management features include a drag and drop scheduling interface that indicates levels of availability status via dynamic heat maps. Unlimited teams of people, groups and departments can be defined with Hub Planner’s sidebar, with finding specific resources aided by skills and location matching logic. Time tracking is then performed using timesheets, which extends resource scheduling with the monitoring of actual time versus projected, forecasted time for costing purposes. Project budget planning with support for phase-based structuring and milestone creation is joined by real time budget tracking, portfolio overviews, notes and links. In addition, Hub Planner provides a dynamic report builder tool with customizable smart templates, Excel export and dashboard analytics.

Hub Planner Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$7,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Hub Planner is available free for 60 days, then pricing is as follows:

Plug & Play = $7 per resource, per month
Premium = $18 per resource, per month
Enterprise = Contact HubPlanner for per resource, per month pricing


Hub Planner Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Hub Planner offers an online, cloud-based resource management solution for business workforce teams and employee personnel with a number of features including interactive, mobile supported, drag and drop scheduling of project resources
Integrated time tracking and approval features work off of timesheets to measure and monitor actual recorded time, comparing against forecasted hours from the resource scheduler
Download and access real time, dashboard-based team analytics across tracked projects and resources, with the ability to generate dynamic reports
Plan project budgets, phases and milestones with the Hub Planner scheduler
An example of Hub Planner's real time budget tracking capabilities, showing scheduled hours, overall budget and remaining budget counters
Create project phases and milestones
Hub Planner mobile resource planner is a mobile scheduler web app boasting calendar view, visual capacity guide, team availability checking and resource booking
Hub Planner's My Vacation Dashboard allows team employees to manage leave in terms of daily allocation, pending days, leave approved and those rejected etc
An example of the availability heat map feature shown within Hub Planner's resource scheduling facility
Hub Planner's sidebar allows for the organization of people resources into an unlimited number of groups teams, departments and roles etc
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Hub Planner Reviews

Hub Planner Reviews

Overall rating
4,2
/
5
Excellent
32

Very good
47

Average
13

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4
Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Support
4,2
86% recommended this app
Verified Reviewer

Ressource Management and holiday


Stephen B.

An easy, affordable, well featured solution for time-sheeting and resource management.

We went from having one staff member dedicated full-time to resource management to having them freed up for thirty hours of the week. We suddenly had almost another head-count to help with project co-ordination, rather than just keeping the wheels turning. And timesheet compliance went up too, because it was so easy to use!


Isabella T.

It's ok, but...

It is okay, but for some cases, a workaround is needed.


Verified Reviewer

Structure to our time management and leave requests

Overall, the experience has been a good one. I can't complain, honestly.


Ellie M.

Useful and effective software

Overall, HubPlanner helps our management team in our Change department to view how much work resources anticipate they will do and how much they have actually done. We can see any gaps in time and so allocate a person more work or a new project. While most people are working from home, HubPlanner really helps keep track of what everyone is doing when you can't actually see them doing it.


Verified Reviewer
Industry: Design
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Ressource Management and holiday

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/10/15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Holiday and resource planning + overviewing with just one click

Cons

the initial startscreen shows up complete company and you need to choose your team to show only...

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Stephen B.
Industry: Information Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

An easy, affordable, well featured solution for time-sheeting and resource management.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/28
Review Source: Capterra

We went from having one staff member dedicated full-time to resource management to having them freed up for thirty hours of the week. We suddenly had almost another head-count to help with project co-ordination, rather than just keeping the wheels turning. And timesheet compliance went up too, because it was so easy to use!

Pros

It's affordable, extensible, good to look at, and easy to use.

Cons

There aren't really any detractors to this one. Perhaps it's not a high-powered analysis tool, but the dashboards it does supply are quite thorough out of the box, and more than likely to meet all the needs of the vast majority of companies.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Isabella T.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

It's ok, but...

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/08/27
Review Source: Capterra

It is okay, but for some cases, a workaround is needed.

Pros

It is good, that you have a tool where you can track the time you need to work on several projects and generate reports from it. Integrating it with other tools is also a nice feature (such as invoicing tools).

Cons

There are several small things that could be done much better, just to mention a few:
- Include easy to use categories within one project, so that you can track time on task level
- To make tracking time even easier include a start/stop timer function
- When approving time cards for my employees and finding a mistake: In order to change the mistake, I need to deny the timecard, change the screen, go into editing mode for my employee and then edit, approve (on behalf of employee), change screen again to finally approve the timecard. Why not edit/approve the timecard directly on the approval screen for admins?
- Decimal numbers of time tracking are screwed when exporting them to excel

Response from Hub Planner

Hello Isabella,

Appreciate you taking the time to submit your review of Hub Planner.

I agree, there are some things that can be improved for sure. Thanks for the suggestions, they are really helpful especially around the Timesheets function. We most certainly will take these and hopefully you will see them implemented in the near future.

On your point for booking categories within one project. Have you tried the Booking Category Groups? This will allow you to assign specific booking categories for different projects? Super helpful when reporting time too that you can segment what you are actually spending time on. Here is a link to the press release: https://hubplanner.com/hub-planner-release-booking-category-groups-to-the-suite-of-resource-management-features/

If you need any further help, do reach out to us via https://hubplanner.com/contact/, we'll be happy to assist.

Thanks,
Team Hub Planner

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Construction
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Structure to our time management and leave requests

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/08/25
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, the experience has been a good one. I can't complain, honestly.

Pros

Before this software, my company used to use an excel sheet which had to be filled in at the end of the week every week. It was very tedious and I used to forget to do it quite often. We also didn't have a formal way of requesting vacation leave and checking exactly our leave balances. We now use Hub Planner to do both of these things. Additionally, our head of department assigns tasks and there are hours allocated for each task which really helps with resourcing and balancing the workload.

Cons

A real-time tracker would be nice. Something like a button that you click on when you start on a specific task and then click again to stop it. I would also like to have it as an app on my phone. I am not sure whether it exists already and it's something the company has not informed us about. Correcting mistakes is always difficult as well. I have to contact the administrator every time I input data in a wrong field.

Response from Hub Planner

Awesome, thanks so much for the super positive review!

I'm glad the process of migrating from spreadsheets to software was a positive experience and the overall capacity planning has improved for your team.

The good news is that a new version of Timesheets is on the way ! Do keep an eye out on the blog for new feature releases and updates. https://hubplanner.com/blog/

Best,
Team Hub Planner

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ellie M.
Industry: Government Administration
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Useful and effective software

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/02
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, HubPlanner helps our management team in our Change department to view how much work resources anticipate they will do and how much they have actually done. We can see any gaps in time and so allocate a person more work or a new project. While most people are working from home, HubPlanner really helps keep track of what everyone is doing when you can't actually see them doing it.

Pros

There are a wide range of features and it is very customisable to suit our needs.

Cons

There are some limitations as it is not 100% customisable, but these are mainly small things, for example our working hours divide to be 7.25 a day (and 7 on Fridays) but it doesn't allow us to allocate smaller than 1 hour or half an hour.
Also, on a laptop screen, it doesn't have a great view. Everything is quite chunky which makes it hard to view a few people's schedules at the same time.
It would be easier if the customer support team shared individual email addresses rather than a generic one for the whole team so that you can continue conversations with a specific person.

Response from Hub Planner

Hello Ellie,

Capacity Planning and the ability to measure the scheduled versus actuals is a core competency of Hub Planner, I'm happy to hear that this is working well for you and your team. Especially in this current pandemic, Hub Planner has really helped a lot of teams keep up performance levels and track who is working on what and who is available. Thanks for your feedback.

I myself have been switching from a display to laptop with the current working from home. I find the Ctrl & 0 or zoom in and out options work for me.

RE customer support, 9/10 times, once an agent responds to an initial ticket, it is automatically tagged to that agent for any future responses. It's only if that agent might be on leave or not available or another department needs to step in for example, would another agent take over so that your query is answered more quickly. Of course, you can request the agent of choice too, the rest of us won't be offended :)

Thanks again,
Team Hub Planner

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
7,7/10
Based on 92 user ratings
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Hub Planner Pricing

Hub Planner Pricing

Starting from
US$7,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Hub Planner is available free for 60 days, then pricing is as follows:

Plug & Play = $7 per resource, per month
Premium = $18 per resource, per month
Enterprise = Contact HubPlanner for per resource, per month pricing

Hub Planner is available free for 60 days, then pricing is as follows:

Plug & Play = $7 per resource, per month
Premium = $18 per resource, per month
Enterprise = Contact HubPlanner for per resource, per month pricing

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 92 user ratings
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Hub Planner Features

Hub Planner Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Features
4/5
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Additional information for Hub Planner

Additional information for Hub Planner

Key features of Hub Planner

  • Activity dashboard
  • Availability indicator
  • Availability management
  • Budget control
  • Budget management
  • Budgeting
  • Custom fields
  • Customizable approvals
  • Customizable templates
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data visualization
  • Deadline tracking
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Heatmap
  • Mobile integration
  • Multi-currency
  • Multi-department / project
  • Percent-complete tracking
  • Portfolio management
  • Prioritization
  • Product roadmapping
  • Project / product planning
  • Project budgeting
  • Project planning
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Resource allocation
  • Risk management
  • Skills / location matching
  • Timesheet
  • Timesheets

Benefits

• Hub Planner is an online resource scheduling and management SaaS that boasts customizable features and extendable functions to suit team-based businesses of every scale, with varying requirements across industry.

• Resource scheduling features include a drag and drop booking scheduling interface, dynamic heat map availability indicator, skills and location matching, pipeline project planning, team creation and more.

• Track time worked on projects accurately with HubPlanner's timesheets feature, supported by mobile app features including calendar overview of each month, quick/bulk time entry, plus analytics and statistics for review.

• Premium Hub Planner extensions allow the user to pick and choose features around the core resource scheduling and management platform, such as custom fields, billing rates, task management and more.

• A dedicated mobile interface provide a native, mobile optimized UI experience across all browsers and platforms without download, boasting availability checking with heatmap indicators, refined calendar-based resource scheduling and the ability to add new projects.

Hub Planner FAQs

Hub Planner FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Hub Planner.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Hub Planner offer?

Hub Planner offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$7,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Hub Planner is available free for 60 days, then pricing is as follows: Plug & Play = $7 per resource, per month Premium = $18 per resource, per month Enterprise = Contact HubPlanner for per resource, per month pricing

Q. What are the main features of Hub Planner?

Hub Planner offers the following features:

  • Activity dashboard
  • Availability indicator
  • Availability management
  • Budget control
  • Budget management
  • Budgeting
  • Custom fields
  • Customizable approvals
  • Customizable templates
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data visualization
  • Deadline tracking
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Heatmap
  • Mobile integration
  • Multi-currency
  • Multi-department / project
  • Percent-complete tracking
  • Portfolio management
  • Prioritization
  • Product roadmapping
  • Project / product planning
  • Project budgeting
  • Project planning
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Resource allocation
  • Risk management
  • Skills / location matching
  • Timesheet
  • Timesheets

Q. Who are the typical users of Hub Planner?

Hub Planner has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Hub Planner support?

Hub Planner supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Hub Planner offer?

Hub Planner has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Hub Planner support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Hub Planner supports

Q. What other apps does Hub Planner integrate with?

Hub Planner integrates with the following applications:

Basecamp, GitHub, Zapier

Q. What level of support does Hub Planner offer?

Hub Planner offers the following support options:

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