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.
Sahar A. Specializzazione: Servizi e tecnologie dell'informazione Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
One software for the internal and client-side view which provides a lot of transparency to the project.
I can easily see my upcoming and past cards, deadlines, project timelines, milestone plans, team members.
I can easily change the status of the card from to-dos to in-progress to Done.
It's not very easy to use and has a long learning curve.
Gareth N. Specializzazione: Software informatici Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
As a developer keeping track of time spent and tasks aren't always a natural instinct. Forecast has made it more intuitive or easier than other apps to deal with this. I can fulfill my time/task management responsibilities in a quick enough manner so as to not disrupt my workflow too much and keep my project managers happy. I'm happy using Forecast, gets the job done.
I like that I can get a quick overview of projects that I'm associated with. Being able to see where and how my time is spent is very handy. I'm able to get what I need to very quickly and that is very important.
I guess the fact that the application is quite feature rich, the interface can be quite tricky to navigate if you don't already know what you want to do. I would've liked having a button on the home page to directly take me to any tasks assigned to me. I would've liked having quicker access to information pertaining to me.
Ben F. Specializzazione: Servizi e tecnologie dell'informazione Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
Easy to manage teams and members. Intuitive design of scheduling tool makes it easy to allocate team members to projects. Integration via API with our other systems seems to be working well. Responsive support that seem to take questions and suggestions and use them to improve new iterations of the product. Timesheets are simple to use and easy to check.
New design features, especially the last round, can drop out of the blue and be quite jarring when faced with them the first time. But at least they're committed to improving the product.
Building reports can at times be less than intuitive.
Gordon H. Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
increased staff efficiency , better communication with clients and delivering projects smoother within budgets
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.
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.
Verified Reviewer Specializzazione: Servizi e tecnologie dell'informazione Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
I've spent many years trialing and implementing various Project Management and scheduling applications from an Ops perspective, but, frustratingly, I never found one that effectively combined these attributes into a single, easy-to-use package -- until Forecast.
That's impressive enough, but it's the ease of analysis and reporting that really sealed the deal for me. I can't imagine our business without it.
The combined resource scheduling, time-tracking and Project Management tools, the detailed operational tracking and reporting, frequency of updates, and, of course, the excellent customer support.
It has been a pleasure to both use the product, and interact with the Forecast team.
Honestly, nothing springs to mind. The Forecast team have been very receptive to suggestions for minor enhancements as they've evolved the product, and I've no doubt that will continue. I feel we're in good hands.