Who Uses Float?

Teams of 5 to 5,000+ working in agencies, consulting, IT services, and architecture. Float is purpose-built for resource managementーa platform to plan, schedule, and track resources with accuracy.

What Is Float?

Float is a resource management platform used by teams big and small (from 5 to 5,000+). Manage your capacity on autopilot with direct calendar integrations, custom work hours, and public holidays. Plan projects with precision by adding phases and budgets. Assign tasks quickly with easy-to-use scheduling tools. Forecast budgets and resources with powerful reporting. Track your team’s time to monitor project progress. Connect Asana, Jira, Slack, and more via direct integrations. Free 30-day trial.

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Float

https://www.float.com

Founded 2012

Float Software - A single view of your team's capacity and workload
Float Software - Manage your team's availability on autopilot
Float Software - Create and visualize project timelines and task dependencies
Float Software - Fast and easy-to-use resource scheduling tools
Float Software - Direct integrations and a mobile app on iOS and Android
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Support

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  • Knowledge Base
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

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  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Float Features

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Monitoring
  • Performance Metrics
  • Prioritization
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
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  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
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  • Confirmation/Reminders
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  • Credit Card Processing
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  • Customer History
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  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
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  • Electronic Payments
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  • Event Scheduling
  • Group Scheduling
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Ease of Use 4,5
Customer Service 4,5
Features 4,2
Value for Money 4,4

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Kenneth krogh R.
Kenneth krogh R.
Senior Software Engineer
Computer Software, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
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    8/10
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  • Reviewed on 2021/02/18

"Float - Nice tool for team management"

Pros: It is a very visual tool, I love the timeline graph where you can easily filter down the resources on both person and project tags.

Cons: It is rather simple and I would like some more options for tailoring the product to our specific needs, like setting monthly cost limits and including more visual options on each project.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/02/18
Leandro M.
QA Automation Engineer
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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  • Reviewed on 2021/02/18

"Best time tracking tool I've used so far"

Comments: After using other 2 tools to log hours, I definitely choose float as my preferred one

Pros: The product is so intuitive, we didn't need a company meeting to explain how it works, we just started using it right away, and nobody experienced problems on how to use the tool. Logging hours is so easy, specially when you have your hours already planned.

Cons: Not sure if there's a way to plan vacations from float, right now we have to use a separate tool for that, and would be great if we could do everything from just one place

Vendor Response

by Float on 2021/03/16

Hi Leandro,

Thanks so much for your feedback and review! There is an option to add time-off to your schedule which includes vacation/paid leave, sick leave, and personal leave.

We'd welcome hearing more specific feedback on the vacation planning you'd like to see. Please drop us a note to [email protected]

Thanks,
Siobhan @ Float

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  • Reviewed on 2021/02/18
Laura P.
Production Coordinator
Media Production, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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    8/10
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  • Reviewed on 2019/09/05

"Great value. Lots of potential"

Comments: I've been using CETA scheduling software for the last 4 years in big VFX companies and I must say that Float is not there yet but is actually getting broadly comparable. In the last 4 months that I introduced it into my new team it's proved to be quite useful to keep track of the progression of our projects. During these months I've seen that it has already improved in many areas that I'm excited to see what comes next.
I can see it can become a really powerful software.

Pros: There aren't may softwares that let you schedule a team in such an easy and organised way.
I think most softwares nowadays are too complex and make you spend more time organising tasks than actually working on them.
Float is so clear and simple you can actually use it to manage big projects without spending too much time on it.

Cons: It's getting better, but it would be very useful if we could: - Right click on a pencil and be able to copy it over into a different person.
- Book more than one person on the same project (for example if two workers are on the same project because one of them is doing a training but you don't want to charge twice for that time).
- Lately when I try to schedule more than 1 project in one day on the same person I get a message saying I can't schedule anyone for more than 24 hours) even if I'm not exceeding the 8 normal working hours. It'd be great if that could be fixed.
- It'd be good if milestones were more visible.
- I think reports should be a bit less complicated and more visual.
- It'd be really helpful if you could group projects up in folders when you go to the Projects tab as at the moment we have like... 45 different projects going on and although we color code them it's difficult to organise all of them.
-I'd like to have more than only three types of view when looking at our schedules a part from 'Days, 'Weeks' and 'Months'.
It'd be great if you could 'Archive' users as well as projects. So when a worker it's not working at the company anymore and you don't want to pay for it on Float you can kind of 'Archive' him (so you are not able to book him on anything but still you can see him on the boards so you don't loose what it's been scheduled on him.)

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  • Reviewed on 2019/09/05
Vishesh L.
Senior Project Consultant
Civil Engineering, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    Unrated
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    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
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  • Reviewed on 2021/05/30

"Float is a great scheduling tool for work teams"

Comments: Float is a very useful and easy to use software that my team and I use everyday to manage our time.

Pros: The interface is very intuitive in planning your schedule. The schedule page is great for quickly seeing how the team scheduling is looking, with any gaps and overflows quite easily visible.

Cons: The finance and budget components of the software I don't find as useful, as they don't offer reporting in as much detail as required.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/05/30
Sophie T.
Consultant, Creative Technology
Market Research, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
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  • Reviewed on 2021/02/17

"Good number of features without going overboard"

Pros: Float has a nice clean interface with a powerful search feature so you can filter down by person, client, project etc. very quickly and easily. The documentation for Float's APIs is nice and clean. Although our software doesn't naturally integrate with Float, we've been able to use the API to bring projects in automatically from our sales tracking platform.

Cons: The way that people's time commitments on other projects are displayed on every project is useful to make sure nobody is over-resourced. However this means that each project can take up a fair amount of space, and using placeholder people/roles is a nightmare because they look incredibly over-booked if you're using them across many projects while planning.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/02/17