Forecast vs. Scoro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Forecast
Score 6.3 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)
Scoro
Score 9.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Scoro is a comprehensive work management solution for creative and professional services. It helps to streamline work and eliminate routine tasks to ensure a business runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible – from sales right through to billing. Scoro’s project management tools allow users to create project budgets, allocate non-billable and billable work, manage meetings, tasks, invoices, expenses, files, and more. All project information can be managed in a single…
$26
per user
Pricing
ForecastScoro
Editions & Modules
Lite (Annual subscription)
$29
per seat (billed annually)
Pro (Annual subscription)
$49
per seat (billed anually)
Enterprise
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Essential
$26
per user
Standard
$37
per user
Pro
$63
per user
Ultimate
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ForecastScoro
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional Details
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Features
ForecastScoro
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Forecast
-
Ratings
Scoro
6.9
2 Ratings
Task Management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Forecast
-
Ratings
Scoro
4.8
2 Ratings
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings6.12 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings6.12 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings2.12 Ratings
User Ratings
ForecastScoro
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(3 ratings)
4.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ForecastScoro
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.
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Scoro
Scoro would be ideal for a larger business who is truly interested in developing a stronger and more efficient workflow. I honestly would have recommended it had it not been for the cost, the hidden fees, and the fact that I'd have to upgrade to an even more expensive plan if I wanted to get the most of the program for our level. We only needed one item, so would have ended up paying much more to not use a great deal of additional features. So, if you want to increase your workflow and have the funds, use them - absolutely. You will not regret it. But I cannot recommend it to someone who is on a tight budget
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Pros
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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Scoro
  • Great interface and user experience
  • Fast, informative and compact platform
  • Great invoicing and reminders system
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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.
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Scoro
  • Cost. I ended up not recommending this product simply because of the cost alone. There are hidden costs you will not know about until it is too late. Their pricing model is geared for bigger businesses, and can cripple smaller ones. The pricing is by user. If you get the most basic of plans (with a 900 onboarding charge), you will realize that all the things you actually need to make the program effective are on the next tier up...
  • Quickbooks. At the time I was exploring this, Quickbooks was not very well integrated. If you wanted to include billing (which they do show promise for), then you will have issues here.
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Support Rating
Forecast
I have not needed support for Forecast.
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Scoro
No answers on this topic
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.
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Scoro
We prefer Scoro as it's faster and easier to use and learn. Also the fee structure makes a lot of sense for a smaller company.
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Return on Investment
Forecast
  • Allow departments to run efficiently.
  • Quickly identify whether departments need to hire.
  • Easily visualize project gaps in resources.
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Scoro
  • Scoro could have had a wonderful impact on the workflow of the business. It allows for integrations most programs don't, including accounting and time tracking, and could have easily eliminated the need for an FTE through the streamlining of tasks alone.
  • If we had implemented this program, we would have saved time, but all of the gains would have gone to pay for Scoro. It would not have balanced out, especially if they ever were to raise their rates.
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