Forecast

Forecast

Resource scheduling & project management for agencies

4.6/5 (47 reviews)

Forecast Overview

What is Forecast?

Forecast is an AI-powered resource scheduling & project management solution designed for agencies with time tracking, automation, and integration. Using artificial intelligence (AI) Forecast aims to learn from its users and automate the scheduling, setup, and management of projects. By providing users with tools for collaboration, workflow management, scheduling, estimating, reporting, time tracking, deadline tracking, and more, Forecast is designed to help businesses deliver projects on time and within budget.

With a focus on making projects profitable, Forecast provides tools to enhance productivity and planning such as task delegation, labelling, task cards, and project overviews with completion tracking, deadlines, and budget and spend data. Tasks, known as cards within Forecast, can be assigned to individuals or teams and can be organized into to-do lists or a drag and drop Kanban workflow to aid with planning. Custom workflows can be setup to align with business processes, and the calendar is available in Gantt chart format to give a quick overview of upcoming tasks and allow for easy adjustment.

Forecast facilitates collaboration for team projects through features such as commenting, @mentioning, emojis, and labelling, and the project tab gives users an overview of who is doing what and how much time is being spent on each task compared with estimates. The scheduling tool allows users to plan resources using a drag and drop interface, or automatically using machine learning, to allocate team members to tasks based on their availability and skills.

Time and spend can be tracked within Forecast using tools such as the in-built timer, manual time entry, deadline tracking, milestones, budget setup, and AI estimates. Forecast uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to aid users with creating accurate estimates for each project, and time and spend can be reported within the app to monitor budgets alongside estimates.

Forecast Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$19.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Professional plan: $19/user/month when billed annually (or $24/user/month when billed monthly) for unlimited projects.

Enterprise plan: Contact Forecast for enterprise pricing plans.


Forecast Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
Danish, English, Spanish

Screenshots

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Forecast Reviews

Forecast Reviews

Overall rating
4.6
/
5
Excellent
29

Very good
16

Average
1

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.7
96% recommended this app
Gordon H.

Really good software

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


Dan O.

Great tool for complex business model

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


Jonatan M.

Great Software, Outstanding Customer Support


Verified Reviewer

They have a huge potential


Rob F.

Centreline Architecture Forecast Review

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.


Gordon H.
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Really good software

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 22/5/2018
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Dan O.
Industry: Industrial Automation
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Great tool for complex business model

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 11/11/2019
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jonatan M.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great Software, Outstanding Customer Support

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 23/3/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

This software automates a lot of things in our planning / controlling / time reporting.

If there are ever any problems, the outstanding customer support will gladly help out.

Cons

The API could you an OpenAPI / Swagger specification to make integrations slightly easier.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 13-50 Employees

They have a huge potential

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 6/9/2018
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Rob F.
Industry: Architecture & Planning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Centreline Architecture Forecast Review

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 13/11/2019
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.7/10
Based on 47 user ratings
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Forecast Pricing

Forecast Pricing

Starting from
US$19.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Professional plan: $19/user/month when billed annually (or $24/user/month when billed monthly) for unlimited projects.

Enterprise plan: Contact Forecast for enterprise pricing plans.

Professional plan: $19/user/month when billed annually (or $24/user/month when billed monthly) for unlimited projects.

Enterprise plan: Contact Forecast for enterprise pricing plans.

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 47 user ratings
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Forecast Features

Forecast Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Prioritising
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Timesheets
Features
4.4/5
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Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

Additional information for Forecast

Additional information for Forecast

Key features of Forecast

  • 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
  • Gantt Charts
  • Goal setting / tracking
  • IT project management
  • Interactive Reporting
  • Issue tracking
  • Labeling
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Department / Project
  • Multiple Projects
  • No Description editEdit
  • Performance Reports
  • Permission management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Product roadmapping
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • 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 Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resource Allocation
  • Resource Management
  • Resource management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL security
  • Single sign on
  • Status Reporting
  • Status Tracking
  • Supports Agile
  • Supports Kanban
  • Supports Scrum
  • Supports Waterfall
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tracking
  • Task allocations
  • Task management
  • Task planning
  • Third party integration
  • Time tracking by project
  • Timer
  • Timesheets
  • Timesheets
  • To-do list
  • Workflow management

Benefits

  • Track availability and schedule team members using the resource scheduling feature with drag and drop interface, or opt for the 'quick book' feature which automatically matches people with projects using AI, based on their skills, roles, and availability.

  • Benefit from Forecast’s AI which learns from user data to offer better predictability and transparency across projects. Access the project module to view deadlines, completion rates, scope, logged hours, remaining hours, budget, spend, and more

  • Manage workflows with custom templates built using Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, or a mixture of methods. During projects, users can move tasks along the workflow to indicate which stage of the process they are in.

  • Integrate with third party apps such as Zapier, Slack, and Google Drive for file sharing and collaboration, Trello and JIRA for project management, and Harvest and TimeLog for time tracking and invoicing.

  • Create custom, real-time reports on project insights using a drag and drop interface with more than 50 customizable components, and share reports with clients or stakeholders.

  • Forecast FAQs

    Forecast FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Forecast.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Forecast offer?

    Forecast offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$19.00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Professional plan: $19/user/month when billed annually (or $24/user/month when billed monthly) for unlimited projects. Enterprise plan: Contact Forecast for enterprise pricing plans.

    Q. What are the main features of Forecast?

    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
    • Gantt Charts
    • Goal setting / tracking
    • IT project management
    • Interactive Reporting
    • Issue tracking
    • Labeling
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Department / Project
    • Multiple Projects
    • No Description editEdit
    • Performance Reports
    • Permission management
    • Portfolio Management
    • Prioritization
    • Product roadmapping
    • Progress Reports
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Management
    • 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 Reporting
    • Real Time Updates
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Resource Allocation
    • Resource Management
    • Resource management
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SSL security
    • Single sign on
    • Status Reporting
    • Status Tracking
    • Supports Agile
    • Supports Kanban
    • Supports Scrum
    • Supports Waterfall
    • Tagging
    • Task Management
    • Task Scheduling
    • Task Tracking
    • Task allocations
    • Task management
    • Task planning
    • Third party integration
    • Time tracking by project
    • Timer
    • Timesheets
    • Timesheets
    • To-do list
    • Workflow management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Forecast?

    Forecast has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Forecast support?

    Forecast supports the following languages:

    Danish, English, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Forecast offer?

    Forecast has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Forecast support mobile devices?

    Forecast supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Forecast integrate with?

    Forecast integrates with the following applications:

    Dropbox, GitHub, Google Drive, Harvest, JIRA Software, Okta, OneLogin, Trello, Xero, Zendesk

    Q. What level of support does Forecast offer?

    Forecast offers the following support options:

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