Resource Guru Software

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About Resource Guru

Resource Guru is a cloud-based resource scheduling application that is suitable for organizations of all sizes. This application enables booking and rescheduling through the calendar feature and a drag-and-drop scheduling tool. This solution also includes a leave management system for PTO approval and scheduling purposes. Resource Guru's availability bar calculates the amount of free time available for users, employees, and other resources. The resource management feature allows users to schedule people, conference rooms, call lines, and other resources on a single synced calendar. Administrators can customize user access per project guidelines. Resource Guru creates real-time reports to provide status information about the utilization of resources and free c...

Resource Guru Pricing

30-day free trial, no credit card required. Grasshopper: $3/user/month (billed monthly) or $2.50/user/month (billed annually). Blackbelt: $5/user/month (billed monthly) or $4.16/user/month (billed annually). Master: $8/user/month (billed monthly) or $6.65/user/month (billed annually).

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$3.00 per month

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Resource Guru User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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Myroslav

Verified reviewer

Company size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

February 2020

Simple and very easy to use resource scheduling\tracking app.

Resource Guru is a great resource scheduling application for a simple use cases. It does what it promises perfectly. The UI is very friendly and pleasant - make for a great user experience. I used it to track the tasks for my team for almost a year. I would have kept using it but the company mandated a different tracking system and I had to abandon it. I like that Resource Guru'a focus on their product and customer service. I also appreciated the slow introduction of new features. Overall, very pleasant and satisfactory experience with a great application.

Pros

- Ease of use - Very pleasant UI - Flexibility

Cons

- Lack of features. The application does the simple scheduling\tracking perfectly though. - Copy\paste of resource tasks was not available at the time

Reasons for choosing Resource Guru

The balance of features, ease-of-use, UI and the price.

Marina

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

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out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

February 2022

Great tool for resource planning

Overall, RG was a game-changer for us. Since we have implemented it, we got a better overview of our projects and became able to plan ahead and more long-term.

Pros

The product is very easy to use, intuitive, and fast. We love the ability to zoom in and out and have different views of our timeline.

Cons

What I (currently) miss most is the ability to quickly update the schedule. For example, to select multiple "tasks" for one employee and move them 1 or more days forward, in other words, to shift or postpone someone's entire schedule. We change schedules quite frequently so it would be easier for us to have this enabled. But I've heard that this would be possible down the road.

Reasons for choosing Resource Guru

We wanted something specific for resource planning, not for task management, and the others we considered were more leaning toward task management.

mimi

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Media Production

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

March 2022

usage of GURU

I do find it easy to use, very intuitive and clear interfaces. I do do the inductions of new 'Client managers' on how to view their requested resources and everybody likes it

Pros

The simplicity of the usage and interface

Cons

I could not edit information of members of the team once they are listed.

Reasons for choosing Resource Guru

N/a

Response from Resource Guru

Hi Mimi Thanks for sharing your feedback! Once your team activate their account, their photo comes under their control (along with their name and email address). Resource Guru was designed so that each person invited into the app has control over their own details and can keep their own details up to date. This helps to prevent one person from being burdened with keeping everything up to date. So, the best thing to do is to ask your team to update their own photos themselves. If you have any resources that have been added to your account without being invited (or who have yet to activate their invite) then you should still be able to upload photos for them. Please let me know if there's anything else we can do to help :) Thanks, Michelle

Replied March 2022

Anonymous

Company size: 51-200 employees

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: GetApp

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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Ease-of-use

out of 5
1

Value for money

out of 5
1

Functionality

out of 5

July 2019

Glorified spreadsheet

Causes more problems than it solves. We used to use a spreadsheet, it was much better than this.

Pros

Nothing at all. It has no redeeming qualities.

Cons

Allows you to book time without tasks. When asked to change this was told couldn't because some companies want that function, ie it isn't an option as it should be. The drop downs are fiddle and make it easy to select a blank, but doesn't warn you. Can't toggle between scrolling list and typing to search without cl king out of area. You have a set number of hours per day you need to book but it doesn't highlight those that are short- you have to hover to see remaining time but that function doesn't work properly, resulting in multiple clicks to get it to trigger. Colour by project doesn't actually do it, I'm on 6 projects yet only see 2 colours. Can push to calendar but not pull- useless function as meetings are booked in calendar to allow invites, you want guru to pull that data in to autofill. Though it is web based it is impossible to use on a mobile. The popups are always off screen, making it impossible to use - mobile friendly websites have been around for a very long time, lazy to not have it here, particularly as would allow people who are on the road to log their time on he go. Not worth the hassle even if free.

Nicholas

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Aviation & Aerospace

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2022

Great Scheduling Assistant

Resource Guru has added much needed forward visibility to our scheduling and quoting. It has been an easy integration, and we are continuing to realize new benefits of the software.

Pros

The visibility of upcoming work and appointments is helpful for quoting future jobs.

Cons

I would like a resource classification for Machinery. It would help with production scheduling.

Reasons for choosing Resource Guru

Ease of use and web-based visibility of information.

Response from Resource Guru

Hi Nicholas Thanks for sharing your feedback! I just wanted to let you know, that you can definitely add your Machines as non-human resources in Resource Guru! You can add these resource types as Miscellaneous and give it the name it requires to appear in your Schedule and reports. I hope this helps, but please let me know if there's anything else I can do for you. I'm always happy to help! Thanks, Michelle

Replied March 2022

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