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.

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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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    June 2018

    Excellent Scheduling Platform

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    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Carlos from Azeitona Design

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    An essencial software

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    Perfect.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Darian from Eview 360

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    A single tool to master your team flow

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    Pros

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Philip from CIL Management Consultants

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    Makes resourcing much easier.

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    Made our internal resourcing much easier.

    Pros

    - 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.

    Cons

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

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Louis from Export Enterprises

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2018

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

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    Pros

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sumit from SapientRazorfish

    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

    Pros

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Pixel Paddock, Pixel Paddock

    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

    Easy to use resource management / allocation

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    Pros

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Francisco from TestLink OpenSource Application

    December 2017

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

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    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.

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Francis from Nurun

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Aidan from nurun

    December 2017

    Very simple and ergonomic interface.

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    Pros

    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. ...

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    November 2017

    Use float daily to see tasks assigned

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    Pros

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Pascale from Nurun

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    November 2017

    Very easy to use

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nick from N2N Digital

    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

    Pros

    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)

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Maxime from Nurun

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    November 2017

    We save time...

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    Pros

    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 and the production team members always have up-to-date schedules.

    Cons

    Sometime we have issue for refreshing the project assignments, and sometime the system is very slow.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Matthew from Motorola Solutions

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    November 2017

    Very helpful for keeping everyone connected and aware of the weekly projects

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    I am able to better understand who is where and working on what at any moment.

    Pros

    The ability to check in with coworkers and determine who is on which projects many weeks in the future.

    Cons

    It is hard to narrow down searches using two different requirements. To search by people and a project name is difficult.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jason from Royale Studios

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    September 2017

    Excelent, all is great, i use every day and the flow of the software is amazing i ike so much im

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    Pros

    The easy to use and the ux is amazing i like the way that how all the infomation and explain all the things

    Cons

    maybe some features that could be added in the future, for now is great but have the opportunity to grow up and be more excelent.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ricardo from Royale Studios

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2017

    I like the straightforward approach to tasks, and the eagle view of the projects.

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    Pros

    The straightforward view of the projects, and the infinite calendar. The interface looks nice but it lacks key features.

    Cons

    The lack of features to leave notes or to ask questions about the current projects on the same page. It will be awesome to be able to have a discussion on the project.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Philip from CIL Management Consultants

    September 2017

    Our business uses float to organise staffing and scheduling.

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    Pros

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Christoph from UDG Berlin GmbH

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
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