Project management is the core functionality of every business organization. However, it is difficult for businesses to manage all their projects manually. Consequently, technology tools, such as project management applications are used to simplify business operations. Thus, Forecast.it is used for project management which implements artificial intelligence to automate the project management life-cycle.
Editions and Pricing
The tool offers 14 days free trial. After the expiration of the trial period, the subscriptions are as follows.
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Capabilities and Supporting Set of Features
As the user login to Forecast, dashboard gets displayed. This page gives a summary of all projects that are currently in progress. It reveals details related to project completion, scope, budget, and others. Furthermore, the user can also get information about the projects that are under planning phase or which have been put on hold or which are completed.
The My Projects section helps the user to evaluate the progress of the current project. Its overview tab gives the overall status of the project in hand. It displays information related to the projects schedule, current sprint, milestones, and the Gantt chart, which explains the responsibilities of team members and the work progress.
Workflow demonstrates the various actions that need to complete within the project. It gives a list of all the to-do tasks and the in-progress activities. Overall it helps the manager to plan the future activities of the project. The user can add or delete cards or actions from the workflow and assign it to any of the team members.
Scoping evaluate the scope of each of the project activities in terms of time and cost. The data helps the project manager to prioritize the actions based on feasibility and availability of resources. When the user enters a new event to the list and specifies the working hours, the tool automatically calculates the finance required for completion of that event.
The timeline gives a visual representation of the works that are complete or in progress. It helps understand the overall development of the project.
Sprints are similar to a scrum which defines the various activities which are to be completed within the specified period. It gives all the information about the amount of task completed and remaining. Additionally, it offers details about the remaining capacity of the project in terms of time.
This functionality of the tool allows the user to upload any file related to the project. All the team members can access the file from here.
The budget section gives graphical and numerical data related to the project budget. The budget gets calculated on two parameters: time and money. Thus the budget defines the feasibility is a project based on time and money.
The team feature of the tool gives details of all the members associated with a particular project. The manager can add or remove any member from the project using this feature. Moreover, the team members can be informed of their role change here.
Under this tab, the information of the project clients is stored. This information can be used by the team members to contact the client in case of queries and confusions.
The rate card displays the rates for a specific project. In other words, it contains data related to money charged by team members for performing a particular job.
The time feature of the tool helps the user to schedule the various project activities efficiently. Using this feature, the manager can allocate daily targets and deadlines to the team members and manage the project efficiently.
The scheduling feature of the tool illustrates the project activities in-progress during a course of time. It also provides information about people working on a particular task and allows quick booking of resources for future work.
Insights give an understanding of the project status and help the manager to track the progress. Apart from projects, the tool also provides insights about people, business, and portfolios.
Android and iOS applications for ForeCast.it is available.
The tool has integrations with Zapier, Slack, Google Drive, Google calendar, Apple mail calendar, Outlook, Dropbox, Zendesk, Trello, JIRA Software, Basecamp, Visual Studio Team, Github, GitLab, Harvest, TimeLog, Toggl, e-conomic, Xero, Quickbooks, Salesforce, Pipedrive, Marathon, Workbook, Okta, and OneLogin.
Forecast.it provides video guide on the website. Also, it has an online chat, phone, and email support to resolve customer queries.
Pros and Cons of Forecast.It
- Integration with many tools paves the way to quickly export/import.
- The tool generates business insights as well.
- Efficient project scheduling
- There no search bar or quick links on the homepage to reach the desired options quickly.
Forecast.it is an intelligent project manager when compared to other project management tools. It generates various project insights reports that are very helpful for business perspective. Precisely, the tool not only offers the functionality of project management but also helps optimize business operations. For more details visit www.forecast.it.