About Resource Guru

Thousands of companies around the world use team scheduling systems that don't satisfy their needs. While some are using nothing more sophisticated than a spreadsheet many others are using bloated, clunky or expensive solutions - frequently leading to inefficiency and frustration. Resource Guru provides a user-friendly, cloud-based alternative with an easy drag and drop interface that is leading the way to increased productivity and better collaboration online at companies including Apple, Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis and NASA.

Resource Guru manages to pack in a powerful set of features into a simple, intuitive design. You can add, move and delete resource bookings in seconds. Full team visibility on one smart calendar means you can instantly see what everyone is working on. A leave management system makes it simple to manage vacation, sick days, or any other types of time off. Personal dashboards are an easy way for people to quickly log in and know exactly what they should be working on for the week, and as there is no software to install or training required you and your team can get started immediately.

Key benefits of Resource Guru

- Get team visibility on one clever calendar - quickly see what projects and clients resources are booked on.
- Leave management - makes it simple to manage vacation, sick days, maternity leave or any other types of time off for your resources.
- Personal dashboards - resources are always bang up to date and there's no need to send out hundreds of emails which quickly go out of date.
- See the big picture - who's busy? Who's available? Our unique "availability bar" helps you with capacity planning.
- Custom fields - create custom fields (eg 'Skills', 'Department', 'Location' etc) and use our powerful filters to focus on specific groups.
- Powerful reports deliver new insights - monitor utilization rates and and gain valuable new insights into your business.
- Advanced clash management - bookings can be added to a waiting list and used for capacity planning later, leaving users to get on with their busy day.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom and 3 others, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

English

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Main Schedule
Add Bookings
Powerful Filters
Manage Time Off
Insightful Reports
Manage Overtime
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Features

Total features of Resource Guru: 63

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Availability Indicator
  • Availability Management
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Campaign Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contractor Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Dashboard
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Forecasting
  • Group Scheduling
  • Integrations Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Meeting Management
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Booking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Room Booking
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Team Calendars
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Utilisation Reporting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • Visualisation

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(281)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.7/5

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Myroslav P.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Simple and very easy to use resource scheduling\tracking app.

Reviewed on 3/2/2020

Resource Guru is a great resource scheduling application for a simple use cases. It does what it...

Resource Guru is a great resource scheduling application for a simple use cases. It does what it promises perfectly. The UI is very friendly and pleasant - make for a great user experience. I used it to track the tasks for my team for almost a year. I would have kept using it but the company mandated a different tracking system and I had to abandon it. I like that Resource Guru'a focus on their product and customer service. I also appreciated the slow introduction of new features. Overall, very pleasant and satisfactory experience with a great application.

Pros

- Ease of use
- Very pleasant UI
- Flexibility

Cons

- Lack of features. The application does the simple scheduling\tracking perfectly though.
- Copy\paste of resource tasks was not available at the time

Isabella H.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Extremely handy software, easy to use, visibly appealing, great to manage and schedule.

Reviewed on 25/11/2019

Positive, I do enjoy managing RG for our company. My company want us to migrate and start using the...

Positive, I do enjoy managing RG for our company. My company want us to migrate and start using the schedule planned for Office 365, but I had to push back and explain that this software is up to date, already does everything we need it too and Office 365 still has a long way to go before we can use it for what we want. It's safe to stick with RG that we know how to work, we know what it does and what i can't do and it works, no need to change something that isnt broken.

Pros

I like the appearance of the software - its clear, self explanatory, easy to navigate, see the bigger picture to jiggle schedule resource about, etc.

I like how easy and quickly the support team are there to assist when needed.

I like how it shows you who has booked what and the daily reminders via email of what is coming up, etc.

Cons

It isn't a negative but I would like to have a scheduling log, to see at what time and date did someone book a slot onto the schedule. I manage the Creative Studio, depending how many campaigns and the urgency in hitting these deadlines, I need to keep track of the entire departments availability, knowing when i can move things around in order to deliver last min projects. Only myself should have booking access, but I currently share it with Creative Directors, so they can schedule in my absence, but I can't see when they have booked them in so i can keep track. Is this something you could implement, please? Thanks,

Response from Resource Guru

Hi Isabella

Thanks for the great review - I'm so pleased to hear that you're enjoying Resource Guru :) I'm pleased to say that an activity log is very firmly on our roadmap, and I've made a note to contact you as soon as this is available. You can also keep up to date with new features by signing up to our Newsletter at the bottom of our homepage - https://resourceguruapp.com/

I hope this helps but please don't hesitate to reach out if there's ever anything we can do for you :)

Happy scheduling!
Kat

Russ U.
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  • Industry: Medical Devices
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Awesome Tool for Resource Management

Reviewed on 1/3/2021

We moved from a home-grown Excel sheet to Resource Guru and it has made a HUGE improvement in...

We moved from a home-grown Excel sheet to Resource Guru and it has made a HUGE improvement in employee satisfaction, clarity of assignments, and projecting resource constraints and availability.

Pros

Easy to use! Straight-forward user interface.

Cons

I would love to see an easy way to see date/time of when an entry was placed on the schedule and who placed it there. It would be nice to have an "audit" trail of what changed, when, and by whom.

Response from Resource Guru

Hi Russ

Thanks for sharing your feedback :) We don't currently support a timesheets feature, but this is firmly on our roadmap for the future.
In the meantime you might be able to create your own DIY activity log by sending changes in your account to a spreadsheet using Zapier. You can read about using the Zapier integration here https://help.resourceguruapp.com/en/articles/2942116-using-the-resource-guru-zapier-app

I hope this helps, but please let me know if there's anything else I can do for you. I'm always happy to help!

Thanks,
Michelle

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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Glorified spreadsheet

Reviewed on 8/7/2019

Causes more problems than it solves. We used to use a spreadsheet, it was much better than this.

Causes more problems than it solves. We used to use a spreadsheet, it was much better than this.

Pros

Nothing at all. It has no redeeming qualities.

Cons

Allows you to book time without tasks. When asked to change this was told couldn't because some companies want that function, ie it isn't an option as it should be. The drop downs are fiddle and make it easy to select a blank, but doesn't warn you. Can't toggle between scrolling list and typing to search without cl king out of area. You have a set number of hours per day you need to book but it doesn't highlight those that are short- you have to hover to see remaining time but that function doesn't work properly, resulting in multiple clicks to get it to trigger. Colour by project doesn't actually do it, I'm on 6 projects yet only see 2 colours. Can push to calendar but not pull- useless function as meetings are booked in calendar to allow invites, you want guru to pull that data in to autofill. Though it is web based it is impossible to use on a mobile. The popups are always off screen, making it impossible to use - mobile friendly websites have been around for a very long time, lazy to not have it here, particularly as would allow people who are on the road to log their time on he go.

Not worth the hassle even if free.

Pj S.
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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Clean, easy to use software with lots of room for growth

Reviewed on 25/1/2021

Overall, Resource Guru has been a welcome addition to our operational process. I have thoroughly...

Overall, Resource Guru has been a welcome addition to our operational process. I have thoroughly enjoyed using the software so far and it has certainly made things easier on myself and my team. Although I have a long list of things I think the software can improve on, I hope to work with the development team to open a dialogue on these additions. I know that our application for the software may be unique, but I'm sure the developments will be appreciated by others as well.

Pros

Resource Guru is a very clean-looking software that provides an ease of use unlike I've seen in other products. No training was required to bring my team online with the software, much of it is intuitive. I appreciate the professional look and feel as well as the simplistic interface. Filtering is something that is crucial to our business, and while I love the functionality of it there is definitely room for improvement. Through implementing small workarounds we were able to bring this software online for a team of over 100 field service engineers with very short turnaround (less than three weeks of overlap between the old software and Resource Guru).

Cons

While Resource Guru provides a clean and simple software, at times I find it too simple. There are some features that are built in some places but not others. For example I have the option of custom tags for filtering Resources. I can build out a filter for region, city, desired schedule, skillets, or even favorite food if I want to. However, none of this applies to Projects. I would love to be able to filter projects by region, city, state, or custom tags like skillset and software required. It seems to me that the exact same functionality could be copied and pasted over to Projects.

There are other minor tweaks to be made, like exiting a window. Sometimes I am met with an "are you sure you want to exit" window because I'm currently editing something, but more often than not I am allowed to simply click outside the window or hit escape and all of the editing in progress is lost.

Furthermore, it would be nice to be able to input repeating holidays or events. For example, New Year's Day is always on January 1st. Why do I have to scroll forward and manually input this holiday every year? It would be great to just set it and forget it.

Another addition I would love to see is the ability to mark jobs/projects as tentative or unconfirmed. This could be in the form of a checkbox that adds a gradient to the job so it looks different than the rest. Something simple to differentiate it from confirmed projects is all I'm looking for.

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