Float

Float

The resource scheduling app for agencies, studios and firms.

4.5/5 (426 reviews)

Float Overview

Float is the visual team planner for today's modern teams. It helps you keep track of who's working on what and when.

Ready to ditch the spreadsheets?

Reduce the resource planning chaos with Float.

Pricing

Starting from
$5/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

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

Supported Languages

English

Float Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
95% positive reviews
216
Excellent
188
Very good
21
Average
0
Poor
1
Terrible
Brad W.

Float review for Audio Visual Studio

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/01/17
Review Source: Capterra

With using Float we have been able to have one central, accessible platform for the team to schedule tasks and projects and to assign them to the relevant individuals, sometimes weeks ahead of the deadlines. This has improved the teams overall planning of jobs and has allowed us to see what we can take on, what we need to reschedule and at times when we have to call in additional help to meet the deadlines. Float is quite easy to use and is improving all the time with new features. For us as an audio and design studio it has become an essential tool in our day to day operations that has benefited our overall productivity.

Pros

As a busy audio and visuals studio the biggest advantage we have seen with using Float is the scheduling feature. This allows us to schedule when projects and tasks need to take place, and who is working on and responsible for each project and task. As we have a number of people on our team and often numerous projects on the go at one time, Float has allowed us to better coordinate everything and has become vital in ensuring that projects and tasks are completed on time by each individual team member. As a team we can view the overall workload and time frames involved, while as an individual you can keep track of what tasks or projects you are working on and what projects you can or can not take on due to scheduling.

Cons

Sometimes the administrator /account owner has certain scheduling permissions and can add projects for individual team members int he scheduling feature. This is great but when these scheduled tasks or projects need to be changed or reshuffled it can only be done by the admin person / account owner and not the individual. There have been times when the admin person has not been available and I have needed to change the scheduled projects created by the admin person but have not been able to and have had to wait for the admin person to do it. This is the only downside so far that I have experienced using Float.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Christian D.

Float Review

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/01/17
Review Source: Capterra

We used to use a HUGE white board and dry erase markers for our schedule. We thought that this was the best way for us to tackle our job scheduling and Float was met with a bit of resistance once the boss said we were going to try it.
WOW, were we wrong. I would never look back now that we are using Float. One of the best tools we ever used. We are scheduling anywhere from 18 to 26 techs on this program and I fully encourage anyone even thinking of possibly trying out a program for scheduling to do your self a favor and try out Float. I'd be shocked if your not impressed by it.

Pros

Kudos to you guys! I love the newer faster Float! You are making my job much easier & faster. Love the faster navigating/scrolling and the changing of a task’s time by scrolling on the schedule up or down beats the hell out of having to open the task and do it from there.
Love the new feature that you can hover over the work task and the notes appear without having to open the task.

Great job, keep it up!

Cons

Would like to be able to move a task to the afternoon (or lower in the cell) for a day where it is not a full days worth of hours and there is nothing else for that employee that day. Example, I have a technician on a 4 hour training course and it is in the afternoon. He has nothing else scheduled that day but I can't move the task lower in the cell so it looks like it is scheduled for the morning. It would be nice if you could hover over the "Time off" cells and see the notes associated with it , like you can for a work task, without having to open the "time off" cell.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Aidan D.

Beautifully simple and easy to use

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/01/26
Review Source: Capterra

Float is a product I like using, and I wish some of its features and UX elements were in the other software that I use! We use Synergist for job and project management, but Float for scheduling because it UX is so much better than Synergist's scheduler tool.

Pros

Float's user interface and logic are inspirational. They have made the activity of coordinating multiple resources on multiple projects about as easy as it can be. They have paid a lot of attention to usability, efficient use of screen real estate and simple navigation. However the killer feature is the intuitive yet clever way that searching and data navigation work. All searching and filtering is done using a single search field, which offers indexed word search on pretty much everything including tags. There is also a well-worked out protocol for handling union and intersect searches.

Cons

The only real bugbear is that any user that can enter data into the system can define new values for any field. It isn't possible to centrally control lists such as task names, clients, job descriptions etc. This means that if you have more than one person using the system, very quickly you get different versions of the same thing being defined (e.g. job roles being slightly different) which makes it difficult to analyse across records. Not a dealbreaker, but I do think it should be possible to lock down lists of values. Also it would be good if you could zoom out the view a little more - if you're dealing with more than a dozen resources/projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Program Manager using Float

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/11
Review Source: Capterra

We are using Float in our organization to manage resource allocation and we have been using it for the last 3 years. It has been mostly great and enhanced our resource allocation amazingly and provided great visibility into resourcing across different programs and into the future. We use Float to track Holidays and vacation across all regions (worldwide), we use it to forecast allocation and revenue across the team per each project. Permissions are straightforward and allow us to control what we want. We can keep projects as tentative while awaiting for the contract and still allocate people to provide visibility into anticipated resourcing load. Overall Float has been great for us and I would recommend it to any organization providing services and focused around resourcing their team. Float has been constantly evolving and you can notice the difference and improvements rolled out weekly if not daily. Thank you for your work Float team!

Pros

- Easy of use
- Performance
- Interface
- Good visibility into my resources and their load

Cons

- There were couple glitches and numerous updates in January but that is resolved now
- Previously performance was not great, but there are great improvements recently on that part
- Adding holidays could be easier
- When grouped by project I'd like Float to show all assigned project for people, not only specified project

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Heather M.

Multi disciplinary studio management

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/01/22
Review Source: Capterra

Currently managing a team of 9 designers in a multi disciplinary team with 30+ different jobs daily. Tool has worked perfectly well for top line management of workflow and constant changing priorities. Visually easy to understand. Since the recent update the software has performed so much better then expected and has made a massive difference to usability.

Pros

The simple usability of the software. How quick it is to add jobs, extend and move jobs around to different people. Flexible scrolling through the weeks. So easy to set someone up and get started with very minimal training. Report system very useful for monthly reports. For top line project management this is the perfect tool.

Cons

The search bar sometimes doesnt work or show particular jobs on occasion. Search seems to only work within the month you are viewing, rather then showing a job from a previous month. This is intermittent and sometimes works to find what you are looking for when refreshed. Still need to test this after the software update to see if it has been resolved.

Doesn't refresh for designers, so we have updated and moved jobs around and they aren't aware as their float has remained the same, unless they manually refresh the window.

Would be great to see more in depth project management potential, such as uploading briefs, designs and signing them off all on this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Float Pricing

Starting from
$5/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Only $5 per active user. Guest, archived users and projects are all unlimited!

Float Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking

  • Applicant Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

Additional information for Float

Key features of Float

  • Admin and Super Admin rights
  • Drag n drop n duplicate task allocation
  • Free 30 day trial on all accounts
  • Fully hosted, safe and secure
  • Holiday and personal time off tracking
  • Overtime tracking
  • Personal schedules delivered to your team's inbox
  • Plans to suit your team size
  • Project tags to track your project types
  • Reporting on team utlization
  • Schedule your team from one screen
  • Skill tags to track your team capabilities

Benefits

Float replaces those clunky spreadsheets by providing a simple, visual and super-fast scheduling interface for managing your team's time.

The schedule includes drag and drop functionality, live updates and powerful editing tools. Search by almost anyone or any project.

The reports are always up to date, giving you the latest utilisation numbers when you need them.

Float FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Float.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Float offer?

Float offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $5/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Only $5 per active user. Guest, archived users and projects are all unlimited!

Q. What are the main features of Float?

Float offers the following features:

  • Admin and Super Admin rights
  • Drag n drop n duplicate task allocation
  • Free 30 day trial on all accounts
  • Fully hosted, safe and secure
  • Holiday and personal time off tracking
  • Overtime tracking
  • Personal schedules delivered to your team's inbox
  • Plans to suit your team size
  • Project tags to track your project types
  • Reporting on team utlization
  • Schedule your team from one screen
  • Skill tags to track your team capabilities

Q. Who are the typical users of Float?

Float has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Float support?

Float supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Float offer?

Float has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Float support mobile devices?

Float supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Float integrate with?

Float integrates with the following applications:

Basecamp, Bitium, FreeAgent, Google Calendar, LeadMaster, Metric.ai, QuickBooks, Teamwork Projects, VisitorTrack, Xero

Q. What level of support does Float offer?

Float offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials