Who Uses This Software?

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.


Average Ratings

7 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

Vendor Details

  • Harvest
  • www.getharvest.com/
  • Founded 2006
  • United States

About 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.


Forecast Features

  • Appointment Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Employee Database
  • Group Scheduling
  • Shift Scheduling
  • Time Tracking
  • Vacation / Leave Tracking
  • Capacity Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Filtered Search
  • Resource Allocation
  • Skills Tracking
  • Utilization Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Group Scheduling
  • Meeting Room Booking
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Scheduling
  • Payment Processing
  • Reservations
  • Resource Scheduling

Forecast Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Predict accurately each project

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: The main functionality or where the application is focused is the ability that gives you to correctly forecast and schedule each project in composite with workers as a team, but in which it differentiates to others, which allows you to calculate costs based on time spent , this is the main advantage, you can see the benefit at the time of each project, when it is profitable and when it is not, so you can project the profits, know when a project extends more than it should and how this affects the profits of the company.

Cons: It lacks some tools based on the management of projects at times may be too simple in excess and this will affect you when you reuyeras complete functionalities for management.

Overall: Make precise calculations based on profits and benefits of each project in real time, knowing which of them is the most profitable and how the work team defends itself in each area to know what the strengths and weaknesses are.

I love it!

Mar 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: I've been looking for a tool that helps me plan my availability and capacity in advance for ages and I've recently found this one. It's amazing and does what it says on the tin. It's so intuitive, I didn't even need the how-tos or any other instructions to get started.

Cons: It needs a web app. It works on mobile but not very well and basically shows you the desktop version. Far too much scrolling.

Tool that can help to take the hassle out of team utilisation planning

Mar 14, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We use Harvest to track time spent working on clients and so we use Forecast by Harvest as it fully integrates. Being able to filter between teams e.g. client team and product team makes it easy to see how people are spending time and where there are opportunities to re-distribute work.

Cons: It can be easy to accidentally create people in Forecast that aren't linked to a Harvest entry which means you have to remove the person and start again. This tools pretty basic and doesn't offer much historical reporting on how the team have been performing over time.

Forecast is great lightweight tool for planning project and team capacity.

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I'm a project manager who has tried MANY different forecasting tools. I was frequently frustrated by forecasting tools that were too exact and cumbersome for agile planning for small teams. Forecast is a great lightweight tool for estimating and understanding capacity of your team in one view.

Cons: This tool would make my life even easier if it had some type of automated reporting that would give me historical data on my teams capacity and project durations for future planning.

Overall: Easy to use capacity planning software for understanding the capacity of my teams!

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Forecast has made utilization planning for our teams so much simpler!

Dec 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love the integration with Harvest. Being able to sort and filter by different criteria makes it super simple to like at Product teams, functional teams, offices, etc. the visibility we've gained with a Forecast has been a game changer.

Cons: I wish it were a bit more directly integrated into Harvest (as opposed to living outside as a separate platform. As is, it's easy to accidentally create people, etc that aren't tied to a Harvest entry. Integrating would simplify our toolset as well, giving us one place to go to manage time tracking and team planning.

Overall: The forecast has allowed us to move our utilization planning out of manually updated spreadsheets and into a tool built for the job. It's been awesome, and the added cost is nominal compared to the value it delivers.

Great tool for tracking and updating team members' schedules.

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: (1) Great UX, low learning curve
(2) Visual representation of team members schedules, their projects, and tasks
(3) Added functionality for when team members are "overbooked" or "under-booked"

Cons: Less useful for larger projects that require multiple, dedicated team members for a long period of time.

Not great for true project management

Oct 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.0/10 Not
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Pros: I liked that this was integrated with Harvest when we were using Harvest. It made it super easy to use.

Cons: I didn't like the in flexibility of this product. I evaluated it for a while when I was using Harvest and it wasn't good for iterative projects or projects where you needed people working on more than one thing at a time.