Float reviews

Float

Resource management, planning, and scheduling software
our rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars

FloatProduct Overview

  1. About Float
  2. Pros of Float
  3. Cons of Float
  4. Breakdown of core features

Float product overview

Float is a resource management software that keeps projects profitable, workloads sustainable, and distributed teams in sync. It gives organizations a live view of their team’s capacity, utilization rates, and skills to assign the right person for the job and keep project work on track.

Float brings a set of resource management features together in one place to make scheduling time faster, simpler, and more efficient. It enables managers to set up projects for success by presenting a bird’s eye view of the work schedule and overall capacity. Schedules in the system streamline seeing what tasks team members are working on and what’s upcoming, improving resource planning.

While project management tools are great for organizing and collaborating on projects, Float provides a single source of truth for planning, scheduling, and tracking resources and team capacity. It allows teams to create and schedule projects, track capacity, and log time.

Pros of Float

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  • Float is PCI-compliant and sends and receives information over a secure SSL connection. It stores data in an encrypted format and maintains over 99.5% uptime. It also keeps daily backups, ensuring data is always safe.
  • The solution eliminates version control spreadsheets or relying on one person to make updates for the whole team. With different access levels available, project managers can decide who can make changes to the schedule and who can’t while keeping everyone else in the loop.

Cons of Float

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  • According to some users, the software’s granular controls and administrative functions need improvement.

Breakdown of core features

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Resource scheduling

With Float, team members can schedule tasks and make updates in real-time. The software’s user-friendly tools and editing shortcuts accelerate modifications. Managers can set the hours, duration, and project name to assign a task to the team. They can also replace, insert, and split tasks as well as increase or decrease hours. Float lets users schedule teams accurately as all changes appear in real-time and are available for monitoring from the team’s activity feed.

Project planning

The project planning feature delivers a high-level view of all projects. It offers a dedicated project view for identifying competing milestones, tracking budgets in real-time, and reallocating resources. It also allows managers to build project timelines and plan resources with precision. They can add project phases, set milestones, link tasks to group project dependencies, and shift timelines with a click. Moreover, the software enables team managers to categorize a project task as billable or non-billable.

Capacity management

Float empowers users to see who’s busy and who’s not and find the appropriate team for the job. Managers can handle the team’s availability in one shared view and set individual work hours, add public holidays, and schedule time off for an accurate picture of the team’s capacity. With this feature, organizations can manage the team’s availability on autopilot.

Forecasting and reports

Project managers can give updates on utilization and project progress with the software’s forecasting and reports feature. Float simplifies creating forecasts based on the team data to predict project success. Furthermore, businesses can add a project budget to plan and track costs and get notified if they’re running over budget to adjust their resources as needed. Organizations can also develop more reliable project plans by comparing estimates vs. actuals.

(Last updated on 06/28/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

Quick Facts

  • Industry Specialties
    All Industries
  • Pricing
    High-end
  • Works Best For
    Any Sized Businesses

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Features

  • Resource scheduling
  • Time tracking
  • Multi-project planning
  • Capacity management
  • Forecasting and reports
  • Mobile apps

Integrations

  • Jira
  • Teamwork
  • Asana
  • Trello
  • WorkflowMax
  • QuickBooks
  • Xero Projects
  • Google Calendar
  • Slack
  • Zapier
  • API integrations

Pricing Model

  • Resource planning
  • Resource planning + Time tracking

Languages

  • English