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.

Pricing starting from:

EUR 27.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, United States

Supported Languages

Danish, English, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

EUR 27.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Forecast: 125

  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Backlog Management
  • Bar Chart
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Bug Tracking
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Daily Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Email Management
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • For IT Project Management
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Idea Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Iteration Management
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Kanban Board
  • Meeting Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multiple Projects
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Release Planning
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Request Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Roadmapping
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Tracking
  • Sprint Planning
  • Status Tracking
  • Supports Agile
  • Supports Scrum
  • Tagging
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Team Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timeline Management
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • To-Do List
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Utilization Reporting
  • Visualization
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(53)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Gordon H. Gordon H.
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  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Really good software

Reviewed on 22/05/2018

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. Dan O.
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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • 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

Alternatives Considered

monday.com, Trello, Confluence, Jira and Smartsheet

Switched From

Smartsheet

Reasons for Switching to Forecast

It scored the highest against all the criteria in our RFP process
James C. James C.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Product remains immature, should pull back the aggressive sales

Reviewed on 06/02/2021

Overall the product is somewhat immature, not usable on mobile, their sales tactics are overly...

Overall the product is somewhat immature, not usable on mobile, their sales tactics are overly aggressive, and they make cancellation difficult.

Pros

Was good for budgeting and basic project tracking features.

Cons

Not usable on mobile devices, and disappointed by the aggressive upselling and hidden cancellation terms.

Cory B. Cory B.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Good SMB resource scheduling tool.

Reviewed on 17/08/2021

Easy to use, but not enough better to justify the per-user license.

Easy to use, but not enough better to justify the per-user license.

Pros

If using Harvest, Forecast is a perfect tie-in for simple resource management.

Cons

This tool (like most) does not allow scheduling complex engineering engagements. It assumes that engineers will be working on one project where the effort is evenly distributed.

Alternatives Considered

Freshdesk and Nostra
Rob F. Rob F.
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • 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.

Alternatives Considered

Accelo and BQE Core Suite

Reasons for Choosing Forecast

Other software did not meet the needs of our office.

Switched From

WorkflowMax

Reasons for Switching to Forecast

Ease of use and great value.
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Forecast offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: EUR 27.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Lite plan: €27/seat/month billed annually Ideal for companies that want to manage projects & resources in one unified solution. Pro plan: €46/seat/month billed annually Ideal for companies that are interested in finetuning operations and finances to scale sustainably. Plus plan: Contact Forecast for plus pricing plans. Ideal for organizations that want to operate at maximum efficiency and build a sustainable future. Custom SLA

Forecast has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Forecast supports the following languages:

Danish, English, Spanish

Forecast supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Forecast integrates with the following applications:

Asana, Azure Active Directory, Dropbox Business, GitHub, GitLab, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Harvest, Jira, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Okta, OneLogin, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Reeport, Salesforce Platform, Slack, TimeLog, Toggl Track, Trello, Xero, Zapier, Zendesk, e-conomic

Forecast offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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