Float Software


 

Float is a Web-based resource planning and scheduling solution designed for organizations of all sizes. The software is used by clients in more than 70 countries.

Float features drag and drop scheduling, email notifications and utilization reporting. Tasks can be assigned to team members with the capability of splitting, dragging and duplicating them. Skill tags and the people search feature help users find people with the required skill sets for certain tasks.

Float allows organizations to set individual availability, personal time off and annual holidays and know the availability of each project member. The utilization of team members can be viewed and exported in CSV format. Scheduling can also be performed with multiple members as per their roles.

Float’s email notifications deliver team members their individual schedules, or they can log in to check their schedule for the day.

 

Float - Availability management
 
  • Float - Availability management
    Availability management
  • Float - Schedule tracking
    Schedule tracking
  • Float - Scheduling
    Scheduling
  • Float - Reporting
    Reporting
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Philip from CIL Management Consultants

September 2017

September 2017

Our business uses float to organise staffing and scheduling.

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The flexibility and ease of changing schedules as needs change. Also its simplicity. The filtering tools that you can use in order to highlight specific projects are also useful.

Cons

It can sometimes feel quite laggy and slow to respond when filtering. It also does feel a little slow to respond in some cases more generally. This could be sharpened up to be more in line with other modern software.

Source: Capterra
 

Christoph from UDG Berlin GmbH
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

One of the best capacity planning tools I know

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Better and faster planning of our teams and a greeat overview of running projects

Pros

Working in a creative environment, we love great designed tools. Float does not only do the job, but also looks good while doing it. And everybody who can handle any calendar, can work with it.

Cons

It would be great, if you could schedule a task with different hours/per day, e.g, 2 on Monday, 5 for Tuesday and 1 for Wednesday without create them after another.

Source: Capterra
 

Hernan from tridimage
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Float helps you plan the work schedule of a design team

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Float gives you a bird¿s-eye view of who¿s working on what and when.

Pros

-Intuitive drag-and-drop interface
-Look & Feel
-Clean UX
-Editing Tools
-Daily email notifications
-Great customer support

Cons

-lack of real time notifications when changing the schedule
-there are still some UX bugs that should be polished
-lack of a mobile app
-should be more affordable for larger teams

Source: Capterra
 

Monique from Blue Link Associates
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Much better than what we had int he past

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it is easier to filter on a project or individual or group as well as tasks. It gives a better view and allows you to see if you overloaded someone

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ability to view each project on its own and make sure no step was missed in scheduling. Ability to drill down on a user or a team and be able to review their schedule. Also, the fact it shows if someone got overloaded is very useful and I like the ability to move people and regroup them

Cons

it is slow when we do an update. When the administrator is moving things or adding new items on someone's schedule, it is very slow to update. Not sure how we can speed it up. Also, when filtering on a project to reschedule, it filters any user that has any link to that project which is great but I think it should show also, maybe in greyed out or faded colours the other items on their shedule. Example, if I am looking at Sep 20, it looks like that user has nothing, because they are schedule Sept 18. So, if I am planning to move their time from Sep 18 to Sep 20, I will not be aware of their current Sep 20 schedule until I exit the filter

Source: Capterra
 

Mustafa from Motorola Solutions
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

I like Float because it enables me to view my schedule and my team's schedule beautifully!

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Ease of access to viewing my schedule and the teams schedule ahead of time and understanding how it fits in with the project as a whole.

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What I like most about Float is its ease of use and aesthetics. When you integrate essential functions such as viewing the teams schedule and provide it in a beautifully formatted layout, it really make its a delight to use.

Cons

I don't like the fact that I have to manually search for my name to view my schedule and project. The system should automatically know who I am since I am logged in and by default it should display my schedule.

Source: Capterra
 

Jeffrey from Royale Studios

September 2017

September 2017

Float has helped me improve my workflow and control. Taking advantage of my time.

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Its ease of use and clean interface. It is easy to understand for a newcomer on the platform and helps visualize every task in a very easy way.

Cons

As of right now everything I've seen is good. Havent stumbled upon any feature that i dont actually like.

Source: Capterra
 

Jonathan from Lacuna
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

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Project Planning
Scheduling and Time Management
Resource allocation
Easy to use

Pros

I like that I can keep track of the projects the team is working on and easily delegate work
Float also helps with scheduling and timing as well as monitoring the evolution of the project.

Cons

Lack of push notifications to notify concerned parties when there's a new task
Lack of a project timeline planning tool

Source: Capterra
 

Rachel from Ableton AG

September 2017

September 2017

Easy, transparent and flexible.

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Saves time

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With Float we can export data and keep track of what we dedicate the most time to. It also updates in real time, so the creative team members always have up-to-date schedules. If I need to move things around I can just drag and drop into people's swimlanes, so that saves me alot of time.

Cons

Unfortunately, I don't think Float is compatible with Basecamp. If they were somehow integrated, that would save me so much time. Feature request!

Source: Capterra
 

James from Extreme Creations
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Great platform and very reliable

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Better team exposure to understanding the available resource for our clients.

Pros

Easy to use. Great visual collaborative tool for managing resource. The addition of the feed is great for checking on who's updated the schedule in the unlikely event someone has gone rogue!

Cons

Can be a bit glitchy when adjusting in browser. But it's updated all the time and seems that bugs get ironed out.

Source: Capterra
 

Sam from Broadsword Solutions, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Float is my go-to tool for time management

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I manage a team of 8 consultants. Float allows me to see where everyone is going to be on just one screen, instead of having to check 8 different calendars. Ease of my job is absolutely the biggest benefit.

Pros

Weekly emails, ease of adding in new projects or tasks to existing projects, the color options (it's like working in a rainbow!), and the reporting/statistics feature. It's nice being able to see current utilization vs. projected. It's very basic, but very straightforward. I also love how it's cloud based, so I can access it anywhere I need to.

Cons

My only complaint is that if you make adjustments to the weekly schedule too close to when the weekly emails go out, the changes might not always get picked up in the notification. I've worked with the developer team to try and figure this one out without any luck. It's so minor, though.

Source: Capterra
 

Joel from Iris Worldwide

September 2017

September 2017

Very easy to use - would highly recommend.

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Easy to use. Clear and simple. Very intuitive so people get the hang of it quickly. Reports are useful.

Cons

Sometimes can slow down. The filtering system could do with some improvements and sometimes saved views don't work.

Source: Capterra
 

Thomas from Ogilvy Healthworld

September 2017

September 2017

Simple to use tool with great user interface

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I really liked how easy it was to start working with. Importing resources and projects was easy and I liked that you could populate the template with your existing data. This made updating information particularly easy.

Cons

We chose to go with a different piece of software, Ganttic, which had a more competitive pricing structure.

Source: Capterra
 

Jake from Social Chain
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Not sure how we coped before Float!

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The key benefit is knowing that my team can track the tasks they are doing which makes reporting P&L a lot easier.

Pros

Very easy to use, and lots of handy features such as the repeat task option and the ability to add different departments.

The ability to add 'observers' is great too, so everybody on our wider team can check in and see what we're up to/what our availability is.

Cons

The lack of a mobile app is an issue, but I believe they are working on one as we speak. The mobile website is quite tricky to use too.

Source: Capterra
 

Glenn from Compass /
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2015

August 2015

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Source: GetApp