Forecast Software


 

Forecast is a cloud-based project portfolio management solution that helps businesses of all sizes to plan and execute projects. It helps users keep track of project requirements, manage project history and predict time and resource requirements.

Forecast provides an interface that lets users enter data and run reports. Scheduling and time tracking tools help users estimate resource planning needs and track time spent on various activities. The collaboration feature allows multiple users to work together and share information simultaneously. The alert and notification feature allows users to track events and project deliverables.

Forecast also provides Kanban boards, rate cards, budget and forecasting tools and issue tracking. The platform can also integrate with various third-party applications. Using its data-driven engine and machine learning algorithms, Forecast assists project managers with estimates and project scoping.

Forecast is priced on a per user per month subscription basis.

 

Forecast - Timeline view
 
  • Forecast - Timeline view
    Timeline view
  • Forecast - Live reports
    Live reports
  • Forecast - Scheduling
    Scheduling
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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September 2018

September 2018

They have a huge potential

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It has features that I couldn't find in any other service. Such as being able to manage reasorces across multiple projects, but not just by task also in high level

Cons

Not fully "baked" yet. A lot of small bugs and missing some small nice to have features

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

Great for planning & executing projects

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better tracking of hours & progress of projects. we are an agency, so billable hours are very important. hi/lo expeced forecast possibility, makes for better expected time-to-build

Pros

Responsive; very quick & easy to use
Insights adds value to project oversight & planning
Same for scheduling
Time tracking, sprint planning & progress all implemented very intuitive

Cons

not possible to use multiple timers
no approve button after filling timesheet for double checks
impossible to release sprint & have issues removed from done column

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Customer service is fantastic and the software is great!

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Forecast's easy to use interface and technology allows me to track the progress of my company's projects and forecast for the future. The customer service is also extremely quick to reply and answer any questions.

Cons

It would be great to have the ability to create my own reporting within forecast. Although there are a lot of reporting features, there a few that my company needs. Just a few more options would be helpful.

Review Source: Capterra
 

François from Uptilab
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Forecast is a very great tool to organize yourself.

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Forecast is a very great tool to organize yourself, especially in an agency with multiple projects and the need to have a control on planning and costs.

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Forecast is really good to keep a planning on tracks and to have a view of your costs during the project.

Cons

With Forecast, you need to be very organized and the software is challenging because you can't start if you don't know what you are doing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

alessia from Holition
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

The best team management tool so far

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I can track my time in an amazing way and have all the information I need at hand for each task and also for every project

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I have been a TFS user for years and never found a better management tool until I found Forecast. It is the clearest tool on the market so far, easy to use, full of functionalities. There's a lot o pros to it:

- highly customizable
-the time recording is amazing
-comments and subtasks on cards are awesome
-you can also tag other members of the team if you want them to read something

Cons

-when i record time, the record pop up is too small for the tasks names in the select
-i'd like a clearer way to mark done subtasks rather than a checkbox

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jens from IO Digital Pty Ltd
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Smooth, some hick-ups here and there.

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The extensive overview over the time spent. Assignment of individuals to tasks. Seamless cross-platform interaction.

Cons

Stability is an issue at times. Navigating through various elements of the app in search of where you need to be can be problematic at first.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gordon from Adeo Group
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Really good software

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increased staff efficiency , better communication with clients and delivering projects smoother within budgets

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I trailed around 7/8 different project management softwares over a 6-month period, the main problem was i needed both project management and resource management which proved really hard to find. Either one was good at one and not the other etc but finding forecast really dealt with all my needs and although its taken 6 months to get all the data in and staff using effectively, the benefits have been fantastic. Projects are running smoother and we can control the budgets better.

Cons

There isnt much i find wrong with this software and the team are really good at taking on board our ideas and requests, i think the scheduling could be improved a little, but the forecast team are always looking to improve on a great product and im sure they will continue to improve.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Christina from Massive Media

May 2018

May 2018

Intuitive Platform with Amazing Support

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The flexibility for each team member to take ownership of their schedule. And the regular updates for features, and response from the support team.

Cons

Missing some features we would like to see such as the time entry exporting. But the team are very responsive to feature requests.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Great product, easy to use

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The timelines are great - it helps me see the "big picture" roadmap as well as my team's workload at any given point of a product's life cycle.

Cons

The UI is okay, and the UX is not the best - but once you get the hang of the product, it will pay off.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brian from Clarity Quest Marketing

March 2018

March 2018

Forecast has given my team visibility into resource management like we've never had before!

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So far Forecast has addressed most of my company's requests for new features and functionality and made them part of the system.

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The tool we used before didn't have any forecasting features our company needed. I really like the Time feature because it is simple, fast, and intuitive to use. I can easily see my projects, cards, and enter my time all in one view. It's always difficult switching systems after so many years, but I can instantly see the benefits of using Forecast as a sophisticated, easy-to-use platform. Forecast does a great job at tailoring to fit our company's needs and taking our feedback requests seriously.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Julison from Weevex Ltda

October 2017

October 2017

Excellent UX, need some improvements on features

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Better timesheet control, by card and by project.

Pros

Easy of use. Every feature available has a polished UX, that is simple, fast and clean. The way you create a project and associate cards (task) makes our job easier.

Cons

There are some features that I really missed: more reports, more flexibility on rates. Sometimes I need to export csv file just to combine with other information that's already in Forecast.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dan from 200 Applications Ltd
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Great potential, not there yet.

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I can both plan the schedule of my team on high level and on task basis

Pros

The variety of features. You can both schedule and plan on a high level and also dive down to the little things.

Cons

Unfortunately, there are still quite a lot of bugs and bulkiness.
I think the feature that is missing the most is being able to see on the scheduler that the resource was already allocated with tasks in the projects.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from Paciello Group

September 2017

September 2017

Efficient tool but not accessible to screen readers.

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Forecast enhances the project management experience. It is helpful to have engineers see and enter time on their own projects.

Cons

The website is virtually unusable for anyone who is visually impaired and uses screen reading software. There is little to no keyboard access and the site does not follow accessibility standards.

Review Source: Capterra