About Forecast

Forecast is a full suite solution that helps professional services organizations finetune operations and finances with the help of intelligent project automation. With a focus on increasing predictability and making projects profitable, Forecast provides functionalities to enhance productivity and planning with AI.

Intelligent features like Auto Schedule allow managers to plan projects and resources using machine learning to estimate task duration, allocate team members based on their availability, and predict delivery dates. Collaboration on projects is flexible and allows for multiple preferred working methods with real-time updates. Forecast has built-in features to manage workflows for Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, or a hybrid of methods. Custom workflows can be set up to align with business processes.

With a holistic overview of the entire portfolio of projects and resources, managers can easily spot capacity needs and adjust the workloads. Finance departments can benefit from solid financial reporting and finally see the profitability of each project in an instant, so there’s no need to spend time gathering bits and pieces of financial data.

Who is Forecast for:

Built for project-oriented companies, Forecast is highly recommended for professionals in IT Consulting, Software Development & Marketing businesses or internal departments with a focus on improving their operations and success rate.

Key benefits of Forecast

Resource Management
Get a real-time overview of the workload and capacity of all your resources across a portfolio of projects, for easy planning and adjusting the workloads to prevent bottlenecks.

Project Management
Optimize the internal processes around planning projects and scheduling people and make project planning on point. Benefit from Forecast’s AI that automatically estimates tasks, assigns resources, and sets a project delivery date.

Time Management
Yield insights into how time is spent and if it’s spent the most optimal way possible. The AI helps users register time faster with a clear presentation of what they worked on and suggestions how much time they could have spent. The time entries propel reporting and help the entire platform to present users with accurate and actual data.

Finance & Billing
Track financial goals and plug budget leaks. Get up-to-the-minute cost, revenue, and profit calculated for you automatically to ensure that projects are delivered on budget.

Team Collaboration
Manage workflows and improve the collaboration with custom built-in dashboards for Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, or a mixture of project management methods. During projects, users can move tasks along the workflow to indicate which stage of the process they are in.

Business Intelligence
Create custom status reports based off project, people, finance, and business insights recorded across the entire platform. Uncover financial trends and where projects and resources can be run more economically. Share reports with stakeholders in the view you prefer.

Integrations
Forecast bridges your disconnected systems to centralize all project data for AI modeling. With strong integrations with Jira, Google Drive, Azure DevOps, Zapier and many more, it's easy to get up to speed without the productivity loss of forcing a new interface and workflows onto your team.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported Languages

Danish, English, Spanish

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Features

Total features of Forecast: 85

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  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Billable Hours Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Budgeting
  • Bug Tracking
  • Burndown Charts
  • Business Intelligence
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customer Database
  • Customisable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Demand Planning
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Email Integration
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt Charts
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Labeling
  • Meeting Management
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Department / Project
  • Multiple Projects
  • Performance Reports
  • Permission Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritising
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Budgeting
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resource Allocation
  • Resource Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Reporting
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tracking
  • Third Party Integration
  • Timeline Management
  • Timer
  • Timesheets
  • To-Do List
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(50)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.7/5

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Gordon H.
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  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Really good software

Reviewed on 22/5/2018

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

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

Pros

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.

Dan O.
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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great tool for complex business model

Reviewed on 11/11/2019

From day 1 the experience with the Forecast tool and the Forecast team has been excellent. Its...

From day 1 the experience with the Forecast tool and the Forecast team has been excellent. Its clear that this is by no means a finished product which gives us users the flexibility to request new features with the knowledge we will be listened to.
I look forward to a long relationship with the Forecast team

Pros

Constant and quick feature releases
Listen to feedback and make updates based on customers needs
Great performance
very easy to use
Jira integration is fantastic
Lots of work done to improve the cost tracking and financial/budget elements
Great communications and availability of Forecast team

Cons

Forecast initially catered for a very specific agency type business model that didn't fit with relayrs business model however through constant improvements and feedback the tool is getting closer to what is expected

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

They have a huge potential

Reviewed on 6/9/2018

Pros

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

Rob F.
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Centreline Architecture Forecast Review

Reviewed on 13/11/2019

With Forecast we are easily able to plan our architectural projects and meet deadlines and stay...

With Forecast we are easily able to plan our architectural projects and meet deadlines and stay within the allotted budgets. Forecast is consistently updating with new features and addons.

Pros

Forecast's customer support is one of the best I have ever had to work with. Second would be the ease of use for staff to help plan out projects and timelines.

Cons

Sometimes parts don't work correctly but they are quick to fix the issues.

Sahar A.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Steep Learning Curve

Reviewed on 11/6/2019

Timeline management.
One software for the internal and client-side view which provides a lot of...

Timeline management.
One software for the internal and client-side view which provides a lot of transparency to the project.

Pros

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.

Cons

It's not very easy to use and has a long learning curve.

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Forecast FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Forecast.

Forecast offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$29.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Lite plan: $29/seat/month billed annually Ideal for companies that want to manage projects & resources in one unified solution. Pro plan: $49/seat/month billed annually Ideal for companies that are interested in finetuning operations and finances to scale sustainably. Enterprise plan: Contact Forecast for enterprise pricing plans. Ideal for organizations that want to operate at maximum efficiency and build a sustainable future. Custom SLA

Forecast offers the following features:

  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity dashboard
  • Approval Process Control
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billable Hours Tracking
  • Budgeting & forecasting
  • Bug Tracking
  • Business intelligence
  • Calendar management
  • Client database
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Configurable workflow
  • Customizable reporting
  • Deadline tracking
  • Drag & drop interface
  • File management
  • File sharing
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt Charts
  • Goal setting / tracking
  • IT project management
  • Interactive Reporting
  • Issue tracking
  • Labeling
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Department / Project
  • Multiple Projects
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  • Performance Reports
  • Permission management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Product roadmapping
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning
  • Project Workflow
  • Project allocations
  • Project budget management
  • Project estimating
  • Project management
  • Project templates
  • Project time tracking
  • Project tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resource Allocation
  • Resource management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL security
  • Single sign on
  • Status Reporting
  • Status Tracking
  • Supports Agile
  • Supports Kanban
  • Supports Scrum
  • Supports Waterfall
  • Tagging
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tracking
  • Task allocations
  • Task management
  • Task planning
  • Third party integration
  • Time tracking by project
  • Timer
  • Timesheets
  • To-do list
  • Workflow management

Forecast has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Forecast supports the following languages:

Danish, English, Spanish

Forecast supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Forecast integrates with the following applications:

Asana, Dropbox Business, GitHub, Harvest, Jira, Okta, OneLogin, Trello, Xero, Zendesk

Forecast offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials

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