CloudBlue PSA vs. Forecast

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudBlue PSA
Score 9.3 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
CloudBlue PSA (formerly HarmonyPSA) provides full visibility of projects, customers and profitability in a single pane of glass, along with automation of sales, finance and operational processes. Ingram Micro acquired Harmony Business Systems and HarmonyPSA in April 2021.
$65
per month (billed annually)
Forecast
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Forecast.it is a project portfolio management solution built around features such as resource planning and time tracking, budget estimating, and analytics and reporting, with key third-party integrations.
$29
per seat (billed annually)
Pricing
CloudBlue PSAForecast
Editions & Modules
Annual SaaS
$65.00
per month (billed annually)
Monthly SaaS
Contact Sales
Annual On-Premise
Contact Sales
Lite (Annual subscription)
$29
per seat (billed annually)
Pro (Annual subscription)
$49
per seat (billed anually)
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudBlue PSAForecast
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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User Ratings
CloudBlue PSAForecast
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
1.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudBlue PSAForecast
Likelihood to Recommend
Ingram Micro
For organizations with 10+ employees, I think it is suitable. Smaller shops might find it overly complex.
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Forecast
Forecast is well suited for tracking schedules, especially if it is only being controlled by a single department. When it comes to using Forecast in a larger ecosystem with more "cooks in the kitchen" it would be helpful to have the software more easily integrated with other software.
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Pros
Ingram Micro
  • The help desk ticket system is robust and modern.
  • Billing & invoicing from Harmony meets all our needs and is easy to use.
  • Project management and scheduling features help us stay organized and on schedule.
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Forecast
  • Assign and allocate resources.
  • Identify lean departments and identify areas to increase headcount.
  • Manage agile teams.
  • Identify bottlenecks in departments or resourcing.
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Cons
Ingram Micro
  • Training resources are still a work in progress.
  • As a software engineer, I'd like to see a more extensive API
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Forecast
  • Not as intuitive as its companion software, Harvest. This software takes longer to learn when on-boarding new staff. It is also difficult to view time notes without needing to physically open them up. This could be improved by expanding the "on hover" functionality. Personally, having spent as little time in workflow software is really important, as it gives me more time to code.
  • Because we use this software to plan schedules, items often fall through the cracks. I would like to see some more sophisticated syncing with not only Harvest but also with Asana.
  • Lack of integration with Asana. It would be nice to pull data from forecast and display it in Asana. This would be helpful for understanding how much time I have to spend on a project rather than bounce back and forth between web apps.
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Support Rating
Ingram Micro
No answers on this topic
Forecast
I have not needed support for Forecast.
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Alternatives Considered
Ingram Micro
Connectwise was the 600 pound gorilla with lots of features, but it was also the titantic, too big to get out of its own way. We found it too complex to use and too archaic to integrate with. As powerful as it was, it was missing a few key features that a modern PSA like CloudBlue had as a matter of course. CloudBlue feels like the new generation, and so far it's only gotten better as they grow.
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Forecast
I have not used any other scheduling software other than Forecast. The company selected Forecast because it is used in conjunction with Harvest. The pair of web apps can be used to pull detailed data. This is very important to our agency, and making data-driven decisions is exceptionally important to our agency mission.
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Return on Investment
Ingram Micro
  • It's allowed us to migrate away from home grown solutions to adhere to industry standards and better utilize our engineer's time.
  • Quoting new projects and hardware is easier to delegate and vastly more efficient than our previous methods.
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Forecast
  • Allow departments to run efficiently.
  • Quickly identify whether departments need to hire.
  • Easily visualize project gaps in resources.
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ScreenShots

CloudBlue PSA Screenshots

Screenshot of Customised dashboard with key business metricsScreenshot of Auto generated invoicing ensures nothing gets forgottenScreenshot of Keep on top of projectsScreenshot of Fully integrated and configurable ticketingScreenshot of Conversion of leads to prospects to customers is seamless, with no re-keying

Forecast Screenshots

Screenshot of Understand and know how to best utilize your capacityScreenshot of Easily plan and adjust workloads across the entire resource pool to prevent bottlenecks.Screenshot of Have everything in one place to groom the backlog, plan the sprint, and track the progress and velocity.Screenshot of Share real time reports with stakeholders to help them make important decisionsScreenshot of Understand the true cost of each projectScreenshot of