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What is Forecast?

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.

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Forecast is a versatile project management tool that has proven to be invaluable for users in various industries. By automating project …
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Scam vapourware — avoid!

1 out of 10
May 26, 2022
I wasn’t convinced the product would do what they said, so I asked for a month-to-month payment (instead of an annual commitment). They …
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$49

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Product Details

What is Forecast?

Forecast as an AI-native full-suite business platform that enables professional service organizations to run efficiently and predictably by uniting and powering project and resource management, team collaboration, financials, time tracking, and business intelligence.

We want to help users decrease the amount of ad-hoc and administrative work they have to do everyday. Forecast will free up room to focus on evolving, improving and empowering people to think innovatively, whether they are developing software, managing larger IT projects, designing, structuring, acting or simply steering the company in the right direction.

Forecast's approach is to increase agility through continuous improvement and learning that leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI). The vendor believes that instead of spending time collecting data, users should be spending time acting from data, so that they can move from a project-first mentality to a client-first mentality and deliver better results.

Forecast Features

  • Supported: AI Work Automation
  • Supported: Project management
  • Supported: Resource Management
  • Supported: Team Collaboration
  • Supported: Time Management
  • Supported: Business Intelligence
  • Supported: Integrations
  • Supported: Finance & Billing
  • Supported: Expense Management
  • Supported: Retainer Management

Forecast Screenshots

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Forecast Video

An overview of how Forecast's Professional Services Automation platform can streamline your projects in just over a minute and a half

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Forecast Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Danish, French
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Reviews and Ratings

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TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Forecast is a versatile project management tool that has proven to be invaluable for users in various industries. By automating project management processes and consolidating multiple tools into one, Forecast has solved communication, resourcing, and budget issues for many. Users have been able to track and record the allocation and spending of time on projects with the time tracking feature, providing them with a clearer view of resource usage and improved resource forecasting. Having a complete picture of people allocation, Forecast has been used as a tool for data-driven management. The visibility of resource use has significantly improved, allowing users to clearly show their bosses what they're working on. Additionally, users have found Forecast's intuitive AI system to be a game-changer, reducing manual labor by over 50% and enabling them to focus on other problems within their company.

Forecast's features make it suitable for managing agile projects, with the ability to plan project timelines, allocate resources appropriately, and quickly identify overbooked or underutilized resources. This is particularly helpful for users in the restaurant industry who have found Forecast very suitable for managing their restaurant refurbishments. Furthermore, Forecast has allowed users to consolidate multiple project and team management tools into one, simplifying their workflow. The positive experience that users have had with the Forecast team is worth mentioning as well, as they are responsive to feedback and continuously update the product based on user needs.

Overall, Forecast is an excellent project management solution that provides transparency to projects with its internal and client-side view, allowing for effective timeline management. It addresses the challenges of project follow-up and evaluation, as well as resource planning and tracking costs. Users have experienced increased sales and efficient work with Forecast, leading to timely project delivery and business growth. With its intuitive features for task management, workload tracking, time management, and professional service automation, Forecast proves to be a great analytical and strategic tool for various industries.

Efficient Organization and Project Management: Users appreciate the organization and project management features of Forecast, as it allows for easy planning, resource allocation, and financial tracking. This aspect has been praised by multiple users who find the integration of task tracking, time tracking, and resource allocation to be comprehensive and helpful in managing projects effectively.

User-friendly Interface and Intuitive Navigation: The user-friendly interface and intuitive navigation are highly valued by users. They have mentioned that creating tasks, tracking work progress, and attaching files seamlessly contribute to a smooth project management experience. Multiple reviewers have specifically highlighted the software's ability to provide a quick overview of projects and track time spent on tasks as highly valuable.

Exceptional Customer Service: The exceptional customer service provided by the Forecast team is highly appreciated by users. Multiple reviewers have mentioned their prompt response to support requests, willingness to implement user suggestions and bug fixes in a timely manner, which contributes to a positive user experience. The dedication shown by the team in making the product better and attentiveness towards user feedback has been regarded highly by customers.

Difficulties with switching views: Users have expressed frustration with the difficulty of switching between different views for projects and keeping them in sync. Some users find it challenging to navigate the software, especially when starting out. They also mention that commonly accessed features require too many clicks to access.

Limited customizations: Many users wish for more customization options to suit their unique business needs. They feel that the current level of customization is not sufficient and would like more flexibility in tailoring Forecast to their specific requirements.

Issues with Jira integration: Several reviewers have reported issues with the integration of Forecast with Jira. They mention tasks not appearing in chronological order and sub-tasks not being properly associated with their parent task Epic. These problems impact the overall experience of using Forecast alongside Jira for project management.

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Score 1 out of 10
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Verified User
I wasn’t convinced the product would do what they said, so I asked for a month-to-month payment (instead of an annual commitment). They said this was not possible due to the valuation by their investors. I spent >$10k USD then found out that all the problems I thought were there, were 100% present and it is just vapourware. They disappear once they have your money and the scam is complete. Beware!
  • Scam you
  • Lie
  • Send invoices
  • Pad figures for their investors
  • Not be vapourware
  • Deliver what they promise
  • Focus on users rather than investors
It is well suited if you like being scammed and want to pay money for a product that doesn’t work. It is less appropriate if you need a tool that actually does what it advertises it will do.
  • Scamming my competitors too, hopefully
  • Lying about its capabilities
  • Arguing with customers
  • Minus $10k USD for the fee
  • Many, many thousands in lost revenue
  • Many, many thousands in wasted time
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Forecast is currently being used in my organization to track resources through a project or account lifecycle. Forecast provided a largest benefit in that it is being used across departments and provides a holistic view of company resources. It gives an opportunity to integrate with Harvest which provides additional project details that correspond to budget. The seamless integration allows for efficiency in project and resource planning. Forecast makes it easy to schedule team across upcoming projects which allows for visibility to ensure projects are fully staffed and identify areas to hire.
  • Assign and allocate resources.
  • Identify lean departments and identify areas to increase headcount.
  • Manage agile teams.
  • Identify bottlenecks in departments or resourcing.
  • More variation for resource-edge cases such as contractors.
Forecast is well suited to track resources throughout a project or account lifecycle. The biggest benefit Forecast offers is the ease of scheduling resources across upcoming projects. This allows managers to confirm that projects are fully staffed or see which resources are over-allocated. This often will lead to department heads to analyze teams and determine whether more resources are required to be hired.
  • Allow departments to run efficiently.
  • Quickly identify whether departments need to hire.
  • Easily visualize project gaps in resources.
I have not needed support for Forecast.
Timothy King | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Forecast is used company wide and is primarily driven by the project managers. This is used to manage agency projects and individual schedule to ensure that individuals are not severely under or overbooked. Forecast is used in combination with Harvest and Asana as a portion of our overall agency workflow.
  • Schedule visualization. Harvest makes it very easy to see how many hours of work are being assigned to each individual.
  • When used with Harvest it makes for a powerful tool for determining how much time was spent on projects in comparison to their estimates.
  • Data can easily be pulled to make future decisions on project estimates, as well as individual strengths and weaknesses.
  • 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.
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.
  • Forecast does not integrate with other software in our workflow, and it makes it an entire extra step when it doesn't necessarily need to be. This takes extra time away from my actual job.
  • Forecast is powerful when used with Harvest, and allows for powerful data-driven decisions in hiring and project estimates. The more informed we are when making decisions and scoping, the more profitable the company can be.
  • It takes some time to onboard new Employees which can take time away from a profitability or other training.
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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