Float

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Resource planning for agencies, studios and firms.

About Float

Float is the world's leading resource management software for agencies, studios, and firms. Since 2012, Float has helped the world’s best teams (including Metalab, Deloitte, and Buzzfeed) plan their projects, schedule their team’s time and deliver over 10million tasks in more than 150 countries.

With an easy-to-use and intuitive interface, drag-and-drop functionality, and powerful editing tools, Float makes planning your projects and scheduling your team's time visual and straightforward. Manage your team’s availability by setting individual work hours, scheduling time off, and assigning location-based public holidays. Search your schedule for practically anything and track your team's utilization with powerful reporting tools. Forecast your budget spend and plan ahead based on your team's real capacity and resources.

Add Time Tracking to your schedule and get the full picture of your project’s progress. Compare your estimated hours with actual time worked to see whether your projects are on, under, or over budget. Log hours in a single-click against scheduled tasks, or quickly adjust your estimates and submit your actual hours worked.

Integrate your Float schedule with other applications like Teamwork, Slack, Google Calendar, Outlook, and 1,000+ of your favorite apps via Zapier. Access and update your schedule from anywhere or log hours on the go with a mobile app for iOS and Android.

By providing a single view of your real resource capacity and a shared calendar of who's working on what, Float makes team resource scheduling across multiple projects faster, easier, and more efficient.


Key benefits of Float

One shared resource schedule, always in sync - Visualize your team’s workload in one place. Drag and drop to assign tasks with ease and edit tasks on the fly with handy shortcuts. Add unassigned roles to plan ahead for future hires, and store tasks while you’re waiting to confirm resources.

Multi-project Planning - With a single view of all your resources, you can plan your team’s time across multiple projects on the go. Set budgets and target milestones to keep your projects on track and reallocate resources before it’s too late!

Team Availability - Manage your team’s availability with set work hours, public holidays, and scheduled time off. See who’s free, who’s overbooked, and who’s kicking back on vacation—all at a glance.

Forecasting & reports - Powerful reporting features so you can monitor your team’s utilization. Set project budgets based on hours or dollars and forecast your capacity to plan ahead accurately.

Time Tracking - Add time tracking to your schedule so your team can log hours in a single-click against scheduled tasks, or quickly adjust their estimates and submit their actual hours worked. It’s the fastest way to compare your estimates vs. actuals and monitor whether your projects are on, under, or over budget

Apps and integrations - Float has a mobile app for iOS and Android and integrates with Slack, Google Calendar, Outlook, Zapier, and more.


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Overall rating

4.5 /5
(1,595)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.5/5

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Kavindu Githsara
Kavindu Githsara
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Keep Your Business Afloat

Reviewed on 2023/02/19

Overall, I would recommend Float as a useful tool for managing cash flow and making financial...

Overall, I would recommend Float as a useful tool for managing cash flow and making financial decisions. Its intuitive interface, powerful scenario feature, and the ability to link to existing accounting software make it a helpful addition to any business’s financial toolkit. However, the cost may be a barrier for some businesses, so it’s important to carefully evaluate the pricing plans before committing to the software.

Pros

Float is a cloud-based cash flow forecasting and management software designed for small and medium-sized businesses. As a user of Float, I find the software to be a helpful tool for managing cash flow and making financial decisions. One of the primary benefits of using Float is the ability to visualize future cash flow, which is useful for planning and forecasting. One of the key advantages of Float is its intuitive interface, which makes it easy to use and navigate. The software allows you to link to your existing accounting software, which means that data can be automatically imported into Float. This saves a lot of time and reduces the chance of errors, which is particularly important when dealing with financial data. Another benefit of Float is the ability to create multiple scenarios, which can be used to model different financial outcomes.

Cons

One of the potential downsides of using Float is that the software can be expensive, particularly for small businesses. The pricing plans are based on the number of cash flow forecasts that you need to create, and this can add up quickly.

Roger
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Development company taking next steps in project management

Reviewed on 2020/08/14

A very positive experience allowing the company I work for to get better more accurate project...

A very positive experience allowing the company I work for to get better more accurate project plans and financial reports.

Pros

The ease of use as a one stop shop, browser based to allow all the development team (and subsiduary but linked teams) to see important dates like dev complete, bug fix windows, cert windows and release dates.

The ability to quickly block out time for features and projects.
The ability to add notes and details to tasks.
Fully fleshed out holiday and time off structure.
Robust financial reports possible with very high degree of accuracy for budget per project, per quarter, per annum.

We used to get by with using Excel, we invested in Float and it has taken the companies' project planning to the next step. I would recommend Float for small to mid sized companies definitely, it is a great product boost and good way of reporting and seeing issues early.

Cons

it does not allow you to easily move a bunch of small tasks along in the timeline, that's my only main gripe, you can't band box select you have to shift select. Everything else is intuitive and easy.

Alternatives Considered

monday.com

Reasons for Choosing Float

Excel was clunky and out schedule was increasing in ambition and scope.

Switched From

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Float

the website and videos showing features were clear and clean and one of my peers had previous experience and good reviews of the product and we were given a gratis time period to try things out, this helped us alot in making sure Float was the product for us.
Paul
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Float for time management

Reviewed on 2019/01/17

Problematic - not 100% sure this is floats problem, as it seems designed for the restaurant/service...

Problematic - not 100% sure this is floats problem, as it seems designed for the restaurant/service industry, and we are more a agency/service business.

Pros

I like the fact you can filter and search by people and/or project

Cons

I don't like that you cannot see 3months in advance on 1 screen. It's still laggy when scrolling, we have 70 people timesheeted and we have project managers filling this in, they find it cumbersome. The repeating tasks are not well formed, as in if you set a repeating weekly task then want to edit one week to be say 3 days, it won't let you do it.
We have other awkward things around adding contractors or people leaving jobs, it would be nice if Float had more sample data as I think sometimes we uncover usecases they haven't tested for - atleast tested the UX for.
I'd love it to improve, as the last speed improvement they did was a step in the right direction, but more customisation is needed.

Jonathan
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  • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

So Glad I Found this Software!

Reviewed on 2019/08/05

Overall, it has been a value add to the way we do things. We were using Google Sheets to schedule...

Overall, it has been a value add to the way we do things. We were using Google Sheets to schedule and calculate bandwidth before and the limitations were severe. I'm thrilled that we now have an easier and more attractive way to plan work!

Pros

I like the ease of use for bandwidth calculation. Before Float, it would be very difficult for us to understand Trainer occupancy, and it was also a challenge to schedule trainings far in advance over several regions. With Float, I can see what's coming up at a glance and provide accurate reports to stakeholders so that they know how busy we are and will be. At the end of the quarter, I can easily calculate and show how much time we spent, and on what.

Cons

For my specific use, access can be a challenge. I need something between "Project Manager" and "Member." For me, it would be ideal if there are a "Department Manager" role where people who had this level of access could modify the schedule for anyone in their department, but not see or edit the schedule of other departments.

Mohammad
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Float is your management tool for a good business.

Reviewed on 2023/03/03

Monthly cost is very low, services are great, support is wonderful, interface is a wow.

Monthly cost is very low, services are great, support is wonderful, interface is a wow.

Pros

Sync. of Float with other calendars such as Outlook and google makes life easier to work. All the reminders sent are great.

Cons

Could not find anything wrong with this software.

Alternatives Considered

monday.com

Reasons for Choosing Float

Found more options in Float, it exactly has what our company needs.

Switched From

ZenHR

Reasons for Switching to Float

After analyzing how it works we found that it does not contain all the features we are looking for.
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Float offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$7.50/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Only $6 per active user when billed annually. Guests, archived users, and projects are all unlimited!

Float has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Float supports the following languages:

English

Float supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Float integrates with the following applications:

Asana, Google Calendar, Jira, Microsoft Outlook, Okta, OneLogin, QuickBooks, Slack, Teamwork.com, Trello, WorkflowMax, Zapier

Float offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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