Float Software


 

Float is a cloud-based resource planning and scheduling solution designed for small, midsize and large enterprises. Float features drag and drop scheduling, email notifications and utilization reporting. Tasks can be assigned to team members with splitting, dragging and duplicating features. Skill tags and the people search feature helps users find people with the required skill sets for 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. It offers integration with Basecamp, Asana, Trello, Harvest, Slack, Zapier and others.

It is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Customer support is offered via email, over the phone and online help center.

 

Float - Availability management
 
  • Float - Availability management
    Availability management
  • Float - Schedule tracking
    Schedule tracking
  • Float - Scheduling
    Scheduling
  • Float - Repeat tasks
    Repeat tasks
  • 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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Gyorgy from W5labs
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

One of the best solution for growing our business

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This year we doubled our team, and we ran into a problem managing our resources. Our management team could not manage all the people and projects, so we decided to organize the resources and teams with a resource management app in paralell with a pm tool. We started using Float, and selected Tuesday as our resource meeting day. All of our employees use this tool to check what we planned for them for the next few days / weeks.

Pros

Float is an easy to use online application to organize your business resources. You can add clients and projects, you can differentiate them with different colors. While you are creating tasks you can also add descriptions to them. You can also create reports.

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How we use it at my company, I see no disadvantages or any bad parts of Float. Only works days setup confused us, as we cannot preset those saturdays which are work days.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ali from alibeesley.co.uk
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2018

December 2018

Simple to use and perfect for scheduling

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I've used it in a larger agency and individually. Definitely the best scheduling software for creative teams.

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The user interface is really easy to use. You can colour code all of your project, drag, drop or duplicate tasks. It's lightweight so you can update tasks quickly without needing detailed project info.

Cons

The allocation of time across multiple days. I would prefer to do it manually and it can be a bit tricky to update time.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ralph from forpeople
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Designed for the employee in mind

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Its amazing to find out the projects your not just your working on but company wide. It is the perfect tool for creative industries today - everyone should be using it!

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Very easy to get to where you want quickly, offering frustration-free navigation. Search system is very clever as it locates not just people but departments - very intuitive. I liked how I could locate not just everyone within my specific design team but people who are undergoing internships too.

Cons

Sometimes didn't communicate with the companies HR system, so holidays were displayed when they shouldnt be. I felt frustrated at times that I couldnt go back in time further than a week. It would be great to see what ive been up to working as an intern, sometimes working across multiple projects.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jan from SEEK SUMMIT LTD
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

An easy to use a light solution for scheduing

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The main benefit float has bought is easy visibility of a common schedule across the team and importantly, its ease of use means team members actually use it.

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Ease of use, speed of use, visibility of data, visibility across team, good functional mobile app version as well as the standard browser version.

Cons

Could maybe do with a couple more features, but not too many as it will lose its simplicity

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Good Software

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Personally I think it's a very good app. It's very easy to use

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- easy access to reviewing my schedule
- easy access to find information on a specific project (i.e when the project us due)

Cons

- sometimes it's hard to read because things can get swished together and font isn't very big

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Cheap, SaaS, great for the smaller business

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This software was quick and easy to set up. Great SaaS product.

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Doesn't seem to integrate with other tools. Perhaps not a problem for the smaller enterprise.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Excellent Scheduling Platform

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I like that Float is fast, clear, seamless, easy to use, simple, and effective. Syncing with my team is a breeze.

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There is nothing that I dislike about Float. Thus far it has been a huge time-saver and has not given us any problems.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Carlos from Azeitona Design
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

An essencial software

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Perfect.

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The forecasting cashflow features are great! The integration with FreeAgent makes Float the best option

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I haven't come across with something I didn't like. The software is as good as it can be. So here it is.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Darian from Eview 360
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

A single tool to master your team flow

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Float does offer something different than other tools you may have used in the past. And it organizes things a little more friendly for visual thinkers. This can be a time saver and help your team if it means it is something they can actually use versus more noise.

Cons

Maybe not as granular as some of the fancier tools out there, but, honestly the more features that exist come with added layers of complexity that may hinder more than enable your team for success.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Philip from CIL Management Consultants
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Makes resourcing much easier.

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Made our internal resourcing much easier.

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- Much better than the spreadsheet we used to use to organise resourcing!
- Interface is intuitive and allows you to easily see availability based on the colour coding.

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- At times can be slow to load and clunky.
- Missing the possbility of looking at analytics / statistics of current resourcing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Louis from Export Enterprises
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

I use float to plan the work of 25+ developper and project manager located in different countries

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Float give us a visual way to plan our week. With the interface you an easily make change without having to reorganise everything manually as Float will do it. It's also very useful to be able to gather very detailed metric in order to calculate ROI of each of our project. Finally I like the design, very modern and simple so you won't be distracted.

Cons

I would will be happy to have a Jira integration in order to directly link tickets to my task instead of putting URL in the note.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sumit from SapientRazorfish

January 2018

January 2018

The UI is so blunt , looks like it has very limited functionality. Could love to see more features

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I don't have maintain office schedule , it is being maintained on this software

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As soon as I open I can my daily as well as my teammate's schedule right in front me. Tabs are easily accessible. Not cluttered with so much things.

Cons

It sends mail even on weekends. I think that's not necessary. UI is boring. Looks like basic html UI. Could add more functionality.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Pixel Paddock, Pixel Paddock

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Hi Sumit, we only send you emails on the days you're scheduled to work, make sure your account owner has these, and your timezone, correctly set and you should avoid that happening in future. Send us along your feedback to support@float.com, there's a lot going on 'under the hood' to make it appear simple, perhaps there's a feature you're after that already exists. Cheers.

 

Matthias from PROLOGIS AG

December 2017

December 2017

Easy to use resource management / allocation

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Float provides us an easy to use web-based system to see our resource availability at a glance. It's easy to maintain customers and set up projects for them. Resource allocation has become much easier since we use Float.

Cons

The reporting functionality is sometimes not exactly what we would look for. It would be great if there would be more exporting functionality in proper layouts, so that the data could also be used offline.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Francisco from TestLink OpenSource Application

December 2017

December 2017

Clean Interface, no frills, just what you need to do resource planning

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Very nice and clean UX. Simple to use, you can do what you need with a couple of clicks. Smooth learning curve

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I have found a little bit difficult to remove a task one you have created it. Also having always the name of latest task you have created when created a new one is misleading

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2017

December 2017

Float is certainly an easy tool to use, accessible and fast to edit. It used to be cheaper although.

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An overall view of the production team more clear which help us make fast choices when we are in rush or we need to find solutions. Plus a more transparent overview of the actual and future work for the team.

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The fast and easy to edit is the major plus to this software. All the tools (cut, insert, slide) are helping lots to edit faster.

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When you start to have a lot of persons, it becomes really slow, even if your account is always clean (archived projects). Plus, the price doubled recently, which I found it a lot if we consider the quantity of new features and updates (1) since this change. I don't see a lot of communication sharing the next plans for Float or what they are working on, it should be shared more.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Francis from Nurun
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Very nice interface and easy way to see an overview of what I have to do.

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Orgnisation and time planning

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Float gives me a great overview of what's on today's schedule. The tool is customizable and can fit my agency's needs.

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The notifications are somewhat inconsistent and I believe that they can be optimized even more. Perhaps a Slack integration would be cool?

Review Source: Capterra
 

Aidan from nurun

December 2017

December 2017

Very simple and ergonomic interface.

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The interface is very easy to use and understand. It is the first thing I open in the morning to know my schedule and the colours scheme are very confortable.

Cons

More detail on task without clicking on it to open popup to know how many hours I have to spend. ...

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2017

November 2017

Use float daily to see tasks assigned

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Easy to read and easy access to everyone's schedule. The platform really allows us to have a better idea of what everyone on the team is doing.

Cons

Classification of different types of employees isn't obvious. It isn't connected to our pay sheet so duplication of the work.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Pascale from Nurun
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Very easy to use

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What I prefer about his software is that we can see the affectations of our employee at one glance only.

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As an HR advisor, i cannot see easily who is working remotely at one glance. We need to either but a task as "working remote" or see in another app.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nick from N2N Digital

November 2017

November 2017

Float is a great solution for small businesses looking to get their schedules organised

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Easy visual scheduling for the team

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We love the easy drag and drop interface, the ease of use of the whole system, the API allowing us to create/sync projects and tasks from our project management system, and the ability for our team to sync their Float schedule to their iOS or Exchange calendars via the iCal feed.

Cons

We think there are some minor things that would make the software even easier to use missing from it:
- ability to drag and drop to copy a schedule from one person/resource to another (not just reallocate)
- ability to see Notes on a project by hovering over the quick note icon on the schedule
- ability to see confirmed appointments vs tentative (clients are using colours to do this at the moment)

Review Source: Capterra