¿Quién usa Forecast?

Forecast is ideal for teams that work on many different projects at once, and need a quick way to see who's available to work on which projects.

¿Qué es Forecast?

Forecast organizes your teams schedule into visual plans that let you map out your upcoming projects and make smarter resourcing decisions. Assign people to multiple projects and determine how many hours they're available to work on each one. Red bars make it easy to see who's overbooked, so you can move projects around before your team gets burned out. And Forecast's layout makes it easy to see when you're able to take on new work, and who's available to work on it.

Información sobre Forecast

Harvest

http://www.getharvest.com/

Fundada en 2006

Resumen de precios de Forecast

Forecast no está disponible en versión gratuita y no ofrece prueba gratis. La versión de pago de Forecast está disponible a partir de 5,00 US$/mes.

Precio inicial

5,00 US$/mes

Versión gratuita

No

Prueba gratis

No

Implementación

En la nube, SaaS, web

Formación

Documentación

Asistencia

Horas laborables

En línea

Funciones de Forecast

Herramientas de planificación
Alertas y notificaciones
Gestión de reserva de habitaciones
Planificación de instalaciones
Planificación de personal
Programación a tiempo real
Programación automatizada
Programación de citas
Programación de cursos
Programación de grupos
Programación de recursos
Varias ubicaciones
Arrastrar y soltar
Búsqueda/filtro
Gestión de capacidades
Informe de uso
Planificación y asignación de recursos
Previsión
Programación de recursos
Seguimiento de competencias
Seguimiento de creación de informes y proyectos

Opiniones de Forecast

Mostrando 5 de 21 opiniones

General
4,2/5
Facilidad de uso
4,1/5
Atención al cliente
4,2/5
Funcionalidades
4/5
Relación calidad-precio
3,9/5
Flavio A.
Creative Director
Diseño, 2-10 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de un año
  • Valoración global
    5/5
  • Facilidad de uso
    5/5
  • Funcionalidades
    5/5
  • Asistencia técnica
    Sin valoración
  • Relación calidad-precio
    Sin valoración
  • Probabilidad de recomendación
    7/10
  • Fuente de la reseña 
  • Publicado el 25/9/2019

"Bird's Eye View for Project Planning"

Comentarios: Forecast is a great little tool for project managers and directors, allowing them to organise and get an overview of upcoming tasks and projects for different teams as well as individual employees.

Puntos a favor: Forecast was probably the best innovation from Harvest in recent years. Even though the parent tool is in dire need of a refresh, Forecast gives managers a bird's eye view of their upcoming projects, allowing them to individually assign tasks and distribute the workload.

Contras: Despite the fact that it is a great forecasting tool, project visualisation can get a bit overwhelming on larger organisations with bigger teams.

  • Fuente de la reseña 
  • Publicado el 25/9/2019
Morgan C.
Director Of Digital Media
Marketing y publicidad, 51-200 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de un año
  • Valoración global
    4/5
  • Facilidad de uso
    5/5
  • Funcionalidades
    4/5
  • Asistencia técnica
    Sin valoración
  • Relación calidad-precio
    Sin valoración
  • Probabilidad de recomendación
    8/10
  • Fuente de la reseña 
  • Publicado el 6/5/2019

"Intuitive Time Planning Software That Adapts to Any Team Size"

Comentarios: The software works like a dream if your organization has the depth of project management/trafficking skill to understand how to balance its functions with the needs of the people captured by the system. This is NOT a great software for agile environments in my opinion.

Puntos a favor: Forecast (and its partner Harvest) make for a powerful program that can assist in planning any work that requires team effort. The process is easy, the interface readily understandable. Setup is very simple and new projects are easily managed in Forecast. You can be as detailed as you'd like, or very high-level. Perfect for traffic management, not so great for creativity.

Contras: This isn't a software for agile environments, and it's VERY easy for project managers to get caught in the objective of making red into green (a person is over budgeted time allotments versus a person has time to do the work) rather than thinking about what they're actually splitting or assigning. This can be a big problem in creative environments where team members may need large chunks of time for thinking, creating, or researching.

  • Fuente de la reseña 
  • Publicado el 6/5/2019
Usuario verificado
Project Manager
Diseño gráfico, 13-50 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de dos años
  • Valoración global
    5/5
  • Facilidad de uso
    4/5
  • Funcionalidades
    4/5
  • Asistencia técnica
    Sin valoración
  • Relación calidad-precio
    Sin valoración
  • Probabilidad de recomendación
    9/10
  • Fuente de la reseña 
  • Publicado el 4/5/2020

"Good product"

Comentarios: Overall, it's a very helpful tool that keeps our business running. I think it's a great tool and would recommend to others.

Puntos a favor: It makes it easy to schedule our team's days and weeks while also prioritizing projects. It also is helpful per team member to keep track of your projects, and set milestones for the projects ahead of time.

Contras: The only thing I don't like about this software is when you shift things around if a new project comes in or an old drops off, it's a little challenging to do because you have to click every single element after that project. Would be easier if there was a "bump" feature of some sort.

  • Fuente de la reseña 
  • Publicado el 4/5/2020
Peter L.
Founder
Software informático, 2-10 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de dos años
  • Valoración global
    3/5
  • Facilidad de uso
    4/5
  • Funcionalidades
    4/5
  • Asistencia técnica
    Sin valoración
  • Relación calidad-precio
    4/5
  • Probabilidad de recomendación
    7/10
  • Fuente de la reseña 
  • Publicado el 16/10/2018

"A good (almost brilliant) project management SaaS tool"

Comentarios: We use Asana and Forecast to manage time allocation to tasks, and use Forecast to plan out our resource allocation. Harvest Forecast seem to work well for us when planning work schedules over the next few weeks, but we do not seem to successfully use this for longer term project management. We use Harvest Forecast daily - it has become mission critical to the successful running of our business.
However we resort to spreadsheets (and Asana) to manage longer term forecasts, and for this have marked it down a star. I suspect that this is not the fault of the software per se, but our work flow process from Asana making this just too clumsy.
Still, Harvest Forecast a good, stable, well written piece of software. It is reasonably priced and one of the best methods to properly forecast project-based work.

Puntos a favor: Forecast is easy to use and does the job as a forecast management tool for us. The ease of use should not be underestimated - we have trialed many other project management tools and they were just too hard to set up. Moreover the integration to our Harvest itself (a time tracker) makes this much more powerful than a classic project management tool. We use it to manage our software development processes, which has a mix of short 1-2 days tasks and longer multi-month projects. Forecast and has some neat features: particularly like the quick way of setting up milestones. Forecast now also allows time planning around weekends so you can accommodate over time and will work in countries where the weekend is not Saturday and Sunday.

Contras: The integration method to Harvest Forecast is lumpy. You have to manually select which products in Forecast you import, and it is not perfectly linked, so change a name in, say, Asana and you have to manually fill this in. It is hard to include public holidays.

  • Fuente de la reseña 
  • Publicado el 16/10/2018
Jack W.
Head of Digital Marketing
Software informático, 13-50 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de un año
  • Valoración global
    4/5
  • Facilidad de uso
    3/5
  • Funcionalidades
    4/5
  • Asistencia técnica
    Sin valoración
  • Relación calidad-precio
    Sin valoración
  • Probabilidad de recomendación
    6/10
  • Fuente de la reseña 
  • Publicado el 17/1/2019

"Useful tool for planning team members' time but not the most intuitive"

Comentarios: Overall, Forecast is a time saver for managing teams, and the feedback from the team members is that it helps co-ordinate their week ahead and know what they need to be working on. If they can work on improving the design and layout, it could be the perfect team management system.

Puntos a favor: Forecast's direct integration with Harvest (time tracking) makes it a simple and easy process to assign tasks to a team member in Forecast and have it automatically appear in Harvest for them to log time against, helping streamline the process and reducing the number of steps.

Contras: While the interface for Forecast is fairly easy to use, it isn't all that intuitive. It can be difficult to see what a team member is working on, and if there's a few people on the team, there is a lot of faffing around to open up each team member's list and see what they're assigned to.

  • Fuente de la reseña 
  • Publicado el 17/1/2019