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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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.
Timothy King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hive

Hive will fit right in to any workflow that manages multiple projects. It's also a great fit for collaboration on a per-project basis as external users can collaborate with paid users. Across a very large team it would take more planning on how to fit multiple workflows and groups into the workspace but it can be done.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Forecast
Hive
7.6
Task Management
Forecast
Hive
8.9
Resource Management
Forecast
Hive
8.2
Gantt Charts
Forecast
Hive
8.6
Scheduling
Forecast
Hive
8.0
Workflow Automation
Forecast
Hive
8.0
Team Collaboration
Forecast
Hive
8.2
Support for Agile Methodology
Forecast
Hive
7.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Forecast
Hive
7.3
Document Management
Forecast
Hive
8.1
Email integration
Forecast
Hive
7.3
Mobile Access
Forecast
Hive
6.1
Timesheet Tracking
Forecast
Hive
6.3
Change request and Case Management
Forecast
Hive
7.0
Budget and Expense Management
Forecast
Hive
6.1

Professional Services Automation

Forecast
Hive
6.0
Quotes/estimates
Forecast
Hive
6.4
Invoicing
Forecast
Hive
6.0
Project & financial reporting
Forecast
Hive
6.1
Integration with accounting software
Forecast
Hive
5.5

Pros

Forecast

  • Assign and allocate resources.
  • Identify lean departments and identify areas to increase headcount.
  • Manage agile teams.
  • Identify bottlenecks in departments or resourcing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hive

  • Very intuitive user interface that makes project management, tracking and collaboration easy. Multiple project visualisation options (Gantt, Kanban, calendars, tables)
  • Great integration with a large number of tools
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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.
Timothy King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hive

  • You can't move urgent actions to the top.
  • It takes a little too much time to load up on the desktop version.
  • There's definitely room for improvement in keyboard shortcuts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Forecast

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hive

Hive 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I love Hive so much because it has made a huge difference regarding team communication and project management at the same time. We experienced almost no bugs and in the few cases that we did have some trouble, the customer service team was very responsive and solved our problems very quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Forecast

Forecast 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have not needed support for Forecast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hive

Hive 8.6
Based on 6 answers
Our CSR is easily accessible and they have support built into the app itself. They also have a pretty robust support site. We also took advantage of the free trial and learned so much by putting Hive through the paces and figuring out the best way to mold it to our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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.
Timothy King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hive

I would say that in comparison to Asana, Hive is a better interface an UI. I think Asana is more robust in terms of what it can do in conjunction with Confluence but I think Hive is a better entry-level model for new employees. Hive is much simpler and more straight forward and its integration with Slack is preferred.
John Bianchi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Forecast

  • Allow departments to run efficiently.
  • Quickly identify whether departments need to hire.
  • Easily visualize project gaps in resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hive

  • Positive ROI comes from our whole team being on the same board. We used to have separate boards for each group.
Cameron Michael Rhoads | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Forecast

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Forecast Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite (Annual subscription)$291
EnterpriseCall us
Pro (Annual subscription)$493
  1. per seat (billed annually)
  2. none
  3. per seat (billed anually)
Additional Pricing Details

Hive

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Hive Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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