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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
 

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

November 2017

November 2017

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matthew from Motorola Solutions
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2017

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.

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jason from Royale Studios
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2017

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ricardo from Royale Studios
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

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

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

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.

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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.

Review 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

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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.

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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.

Review 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.

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

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-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

Review 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

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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

Review 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.

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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.

Review 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.

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

Review Source: Capterra