Hub Planner

Hub Planner

Resource scheduling, time tracking and team project planning

4.2/5 (9 reviews)

Hub Planner Overview

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.

Pricing

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

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Hub Planner Reviews

Overall rating
4.2/5
100% positive reviews
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Zdenka P.

Hub Planner is highly functional and customisable resource management tool.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/07/26
Review Source: Capterra

It's an easy-to-use, clear and useful resource management tool
Detailed and precise reporting
We have replaced three of our systems with one product
It streamlined our operation
We now have a software that is customisable but most of all used by our employees to satisfaction of all involved

Pros

We chose Hub Planner to get serious about resource planning and to move away from spreadsheets and emails.
It was very easy to set up to suit our needs. Grouping and filtering resources proved very handy.
It integrated our timesheet system which is now much more precise and user-friendly.
The recent annual leave feature replaced our previous system and is very easy to manage.
The reports are detailed (or not) as we choose and quick to generate.
The software is intuitive and nicely customisable so we can see exactly the information we need without any unnecessary clutter.
I personally have to command the customer service which is quick, reliable and personable. There are not always quick solutions (like in life!) but there always seems to be a workaround.
The product seems to be going from strength to strength with new features and upgrades/updates regularly which is good to see.
Overall, we are very happy with the product and can definitely recommend it.

Cons

Since this software is still in development, there are features that we would like to have and are not available (yet) - but of course we realise these things take some time. However, we are very happy with the progress and new features added over the course of our use (about 2 years). There are the occasional intermittent issues but the CS team is very quick to sort these out.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Julie G.

An incredibly well-designed and user-friendly product to plan efficiently, from everywhere!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/06/18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Hub Planner is a great visual tool to easily plan your capacity and make quick decisions. The user-interface is extremely well-designed and easy to use. The search (filter bar) capabilities to sort through your resource pool and look for specific set of skills is my all-time favorite! The custom reports section is also what makes Hub Planner great as you can really pick and choose the exact information you need. Finally, if something is missing or if you need assistance the support team in AMAZING! I can't tell them enough how impressed I am with their customer service every time I have a question or simple feedback!

Cons

It's hard to find something that I don't like about Hub Planner. Of course, there is always room for improvement and as a user you can participate by voting on features you would like to see them implement next. Although I hear the API works great, (I'm not a programmer) my dream feature to automate my report needs and some other tasks would be a way to connect directly to the database. Otherwise, Hub Planner is almost perfect :)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
David H.

Moving from spreadsheet planning to Hub Planner was incredibly easy to set up & implement & roll-out

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/06/18
Review Source: Capterra

We have reduced the management of resource planning & also the number of times files became corrupt. Also, allowing different groups different access levels meant we could provide management reporting and user reporting in the same application. Introducing timesheets means we were able to move to a single application rather than two for planning & time recording.

Pros

Easy planning features that can be viewed through project, resource group or other lenses is powerful. Integrating this to Hub-Planner timesheet functionality was equally simple and reduces the effort users have to do to complete their timesheets due to the pre-population. Data extraction & the ability to build customer reports is straightforward. The help guides are detailed & comprehensive, but if they don't provide the answers, the support team are fantastic & responsive, providing a fast & efficient resolution to any problems or questions.

Cons

There are a lot of things you can configure within Hub Planner, but if you want a fully customized solution then Hub Planner may not work for you.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Allison O.

Easy-to-use, flexible tool for resource planning

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/03/25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The software was very easy to use and intuitive. It takes very little time to understand the basics, so you can get up running with it quickly. It is also possible to do quite a bit of customization to fit your organization when it comes to resource profiles, types of projects/activities/work, etc. Hubplanner is relatively quick to implement new functionality based on user demand.

Cons

The ticket system for customer service is logical and queries are answered quickly, but it would be improved UX to have an account manager to call for very quick action/support.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Robert G.

Great for team resource management

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/04/25
Review Source: Capterra

Happy to recommend Hub Planner as a resource management solution. Is it well priced and they are constantly adding new features. Customer support has always been excellent.

Pros

We have been using Hub Planner to manage our technical project teams’ resources for over 1 year. We have found it easy to setup new projects and assign and reassign resources. Project managers and engineers are able to easily see who is working where and create reports and view overview resource details in the dashboards.

Cons

Could be easier to assign different colours to booking categories

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Hub Planner 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

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

  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Gantt Charts

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

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:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small 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:

Online Support, Phone Support

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