About Float

Float is the world's leading resource management software for agencies, studios, and firms. Since 2012, Float has helped the world’s best teams (including Metalab, Deloitte, and Buzzfeed) plan their projects, schedule their team’s time and deliver over 10million tasks in more than 150 countries.

With an easy-to-use and intuitive interface, drag-and-drop functionality, and powerful editing tools, Float makes planning your projects and scheduling your team's time visual and straightforward. Manage your team’s availability by setting individual work hours, scheduling time off, and assigning location-based public holidays. Search your schedule for practically anything and track your team's utilization with powerful reporting tools. Forecast your budget spend and plan ahead based on your team's real capacity and resources.

Add Time Tracking to your schedule and get the full picture of your project’s progress. Compare your estimated hours with actual time worked to see whether your projects are on, under, or over budget. Log hours in a single-click against scheduled tasks, or quickly adjust your estimates and submit your actual hours worked.

Integrate your Float schedule with other applications like Teamwork, Slack, Google Calendar, Outlook, and 1,000+ of your favorite apps via Zapier. Access and update your schedule from anywhere or log hours on the go with a mobile app for iOS and Android.

By providing a single view of your real resource capacity and a shared calendar of who's working on what, Float makes team resource scheduling across multiple projects faster, easier, and more efficient.

Pricing starting from:

US$7.50/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Float

One shared resource schedule, always in sync - Visualize your team’s workload in one place. Drag and drop to assign tasks with ease and edit tasks on the fly with handy shortcuts. Add unassigned roles to plan ahead for future hires, and store tasks while you’re waiting to confirm resources.

Multi-project Planning - With a single view of all your resources, you can plan your team’s time across multiple projects on the go. Set budgets and target milestones to keep your projects on track and reallocate resources before it’s too late!

Team Availability - Manage your team’s availability with set work hours, public holidays, and scheduled time off. See who’s free, who’s overbooked, and who’s kicking back on vacation—all at a glance.

Forecasting & reports - Powerful reporting features so you can monitor your team’s utilization. Set project budgets based on hours or dollars and forecast your capacity to plan ahead accurately.

Time Tracking - Add time tracking to your schedule so your team can log hours in a single-click against scheduled tasks, or quickly adjust their estimates and submit their actual hours worked. It’s the fastest way to compare your estimates vs. actuals and monitor whether your projects are on, under, or over budget

Apps and integrations - Float has a mobile app for iOS and Android and integrates with Slack, Google Calendar, Outlook, Zapier, and more.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada , Switzerland, China, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR China, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, Ukraine, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$7.50/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Float

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Features

Total features of Float: 110

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Budget Management
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management Software
  • Capacity Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management Software
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Deadline Management
  • Display Ad Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Estimating
  • For Creative Agencies
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Group Scheduling
  • Integrations Management
  • Issue Tracking Software
  • Job Costing Software
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Live Chat Software
  • Messaging
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Projects
  • Online Booking
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Planning Software
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management Software
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Scheduling Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Tracking
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Time Zone Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Utilization Reporting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Visualization
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(1,387)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support Software
4.5/5

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Faye
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  • Industry: Fund-Raising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Into the future you go with Float

Reviewed on 1/17/2019

It has transformed our creative deparment going from excel sheets sent around via email at the end...

It has transformed our creative deparment going from excel sheets sent around via email at the end of the week to everyone having an account and checking their workload for the day. It has also meant I can work closer with the finance department to forecast and see hours burnt.

Pros

Float completely transformed our creative department as it allowed me to be much more reactive with organising the workflow of the floor. Float gave me back so many hours to manage projects. It's very easy to use and a great way to see what projects are booked in with who. We have multiple projects and the colour coding tool for clients is a dream!

Cons

The only con I have found with Float is aligning the same projects tasks in one line. For instance Person A could have Project X with 1st development ending on tuesday and 1st comments on wednesday starting 2nd development, if they have another project, say project Y that could be in the same row as 1st development and 2nd development could be a line below making it a bit hard to follow.

Davy
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Excellent tool for team scheduling and follow-ups

Reviewed on 8/2/2019

Our company went from 1 to 5 people in the past year. We also have interns or students that are...

Our company went from 1 to 5 people in the past year. We also have interns or students that are only here for a while. We now have a tool that allows us to follow up projects and team schedules in a very clear way without creating big overhead costs. It works fast and efficient for us.

Pros

Easy to use. We can view the schedule of the entire team in one screen and make instant changes if necessary.

Cons

When creating tasks, the difference between creating projects and clients can be annoying. Also: provide more colours! ;-)

Alternatives Considered

Teamleader and Google Sheets

Reasons for Choosing Float

Google Sheets was becoming to complicated to follow up billable hours, tasks and schedules. Float brought all of those together for our team.

Switched From

Google Sheets

Reasons for Switching to Float

Google Sheets was not efficient anymore. Teamleader had too many features for our current needs and would have created more overhead costs.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great for a high level, resource management tool.

Reviewed on 9/2/2020

Pros

Its a user friendly tool that makes resource management and managing a team of 40 with varying skillsets, availability, and calendars feasible.

Cons

It is not customizable, few api integrations that have worked, no development hope even when communicating with brand reps. You almost are forced to use it as is, off the shelf, or not at all.

Reasons for Switching to Float

Cheaper, visually appealing, you can stack by department, skill set, tag, etc. in ways other tools cannot.
Brittany
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Life saver

Reviewed on 11/2/2022

Pros

Float has saved my life a time or two! Either by reminding me about an upcoming appointment I'd forgotten or even by lending me a few bucks for gas to get me through till pay day! Thanks Float!

Cons

Not a thing to complain about here THANK YOU FLOAT!

Rawiri
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

How Float works for us

Reviewed on 8/18/2020

After using the Trial, we found the best way to apply it to our business and implemented quickly...

After using the Trial, we found the best way to apply it to our business and implemented quickly for Live usage. We have been using Float daily since and it has been successful in providing a complete overview of staff workload and availability. It provides clarity for future scheduling.

Pros

* Provides an overview of scheduled work and staff availability for forecasting and scheduling
* Ability to assign consultants to specific projects, while also assigning individual tasks.
* Minimal duplication of work as the system maintains the lifetime of the projects
* Ability to link to Jira tasks
* Easy to schedule timeframes
* Can view based on teams or individuals

Cons

Not a lot we didn't like, but it would be great to have;
* Task breakdowns
* Two way Jira linking (Currently only from Jira)
* Pull more data from Jira (Timeframes etc)

Alternatives Considered

Todoist and Trello

Reasons for Choosing Float

It didn't provide an overview of staff availability for forecasting purposes

Reasons for Switching to Float

It covered some of the basic features of Asana but providing an overview of staff available and scheduled work, which was a higher priority for us.
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Float offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$7.50/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Only $6 per active user when billed annually. Guest, archived users, and projects are all unlimited!

Float has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Float supports the following languages:

English

Float supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Float integrates with the following applications:

Asana, Google Calendar, Jira, Microsoft Outlook, Okta, OneLogin, QuickBooks, Slack, Teamwork, Trello, WorkflowMax, Zapier

Float offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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