Wie gebruikt Forecast?

Forecast is ideaal voor teams die aan veel verschillende projecten tegelijkertijd werken en een snelle manier nodig hebben om te zien wie er beschikbaar is om aan welke projecten te werken.

Wat is Forecast?

Forecast organiseert je teamplanning in visuele plannen waarmee je je aankomende projecten in kaart kunt brengen en slimmere resourcebeslissingen kunt nemen. Wijs mensen toe aan meerdere projecten en bepaal hoeveel uur ze beschikbaar zijn om aan elk project te werken. Met rode balken kun je gemakkelijk zien wie er overboekt is, zodat je projecten kunt verplaatsen voordat je team uitgeput raakt. Met de lay-out van Forecast kun je gemakkelijk zien wanneer je nieuw werk kunt aannemen en wie er beschikbaar is om eraan te werken.

Forecast - Details

Harvest

http://www.getharvest.com/

Opgericht in 2006

Forecast - Prijsoverzicht

Forecast heeft geen gratis versie en biedt geen gratis proefperiode. Forecast betaalde versie vanaf US$ 5,00/maand.

Beginprijs

US$ 5,00/maand
Zie de prijsinformatie

Gratis versie

Nee

Implementatie

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

Documentatie

Ondersteuning

Kantooruren

Online

Functies van Forecast

Planning software
Afspraakplanning
Faciliteitsplanning
Geautomatiseerde planning
Groepsplanning
Klasplanning
Multilocatie
Personeelsplanning
Realtime planning
Reserveringsbeheer voor kamers
Resources plannen
Waarschuwingen/Meldingen
Capaciteitsbeheer
Prognose
Rapportage van bezettingsgraad
Rapportage/projecten volgen
Resources plannen
Slepen en neerzetten
Toewijzing en planning van resources
Vaardigheden bijhouden
Zoeken/filteren

Reviews van Forecast

5 van 21 reviews worden weergegeven

In totaal
4,2/5
Gebruiksgemak
4,1/5
Klantenservice
4,2/5
Functies
4/5
Waar voor je geld
3,9/5
Flavio A.
Creative Director
Design en ontwerp, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
  • Totaalscore
    5/5
  • Gebruiksgemak
    5/5
  • Functies en functionaliteit
    5/5
  • Klantenondersteuning
    Zonder beoordeling
  • Waar voor je geld
    Zonder beoordeling
  • Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling
    7/10
  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 25-9-2019

"Bird's Eye View for Project Planning"

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten: 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.

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

  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 25-9-2019
Morgan C.
Director Of Digital Media
Marketing en reclame, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
  • Totaalscore
    4/5
  • Gebruiksgemak
    5/5
  • Functies en functionaliteit
    4/5
  • Klantenondersteuning
    Zonder beoordeling
  • Waar voor je geld
    Zonder beoordeling
  • Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling
    8/10
  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 6-5-2019

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

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten: 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.

Minpunten: 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.

  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 6-5-2019
Geverifieerde reviewer
Project Manager
Grafisch ontwerp, 13-50 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
  • Totaalscore
    5/5
  • Gebruiksgemak
    4/5
  • Functies en functionaliteit
    4/5
  • Klantenondersteuning
    Zonder beoordeling
  • Waar voor je geld
    Zonder beoordeling
  • Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling
    9/10
  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 4-5-2020

"Good product"

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

Pluspunten: 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.

Minpunten: 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.

  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 4-5-2020
Peter L.
Founder
Computersoftware, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
  • Totaalscore
    3/5
  • Gebruiksgemak
    4/5
  • Functies en functionaliteit
    4/5
  • Klantenondersteuning
    Zonder beoordeling
  • Waar voor je geld
    4/5
  • Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling
    7/10
  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 16-10-2018

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

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten: 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.

Minpunten: 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.

  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 16-10-2018
Jack W.
Head of Digital Marketing
Computersoftware, 13-50 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
  • Totaalscore
    4/5
  • Gebruiksgemak
    3/5
  • Functies en functionaliteit
    4/5
  • Klantenondersteuning
    Zonder beoordeling
  • Waar voor je geld
    Zonder beoordeling
  • Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling
    6/10
  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 17-1-2019

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

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten: 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.

Minpunten: 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.

  • Bron van de reviewer 
  • Beoordeeld op 17-1-2019