What is Resource Guru?
The fast, simple way to schedule people & other resources online! Get team visibility on one clever calendar. Drag & drop bookings in seconds. Manage vacation & other types of time off. An availability bar helps with capacity planning. Clash management helps you stay in control. Dashboards, email notifications & calendar sync mean everyone's up to speed. Powerful reports let you monitor utilization rates. No software to install. From only $2.50 per person/month. Sign up for a 30-day free trial.
Who Uses Resource Guru?
Resource Managers, Project Managers, Producers and anyone else who needs to schedule resources for projects.
Where can Resource Guru be deployed?
Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
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Features of Resource Guru
- Availability Management
- Calendar Management
- Calendar Sync
- Capacity Management
- Client Management
- Collaboration Tools
- Contractor Management
- Drag & Drop
- Employee Database
- Employee Management
- Employee Scheduling
- Gantt/Timeline View
- Labor Forecasting
- Leave Tracking
- Meeting Management
- Mobile Access
- Online Booking
- Online Time Clock
- Overtime Calculation
- Progress Tracking
- Project Management
- Project Planning
- Project Planning/Scheduling
- Remote Access/Control
- Reporting & Statistics
- Reporting/Project Tracking
- Resource Management
- Resource Scheduling
- Self Service Portal
- Sick Leave Tracking
- Skills Tracking
- Status Tracking
- Task Management
- Task Progress Tracking
- Task Scheduling
- Third Party Integrations
- Time & Attendance
- Time Off Management
- Time Off Requests
- Utilisation Reporting
- Vacation/Leave Tracking
- Workflow Management
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Reviews of Resource Guru
Simple and very easy to use resource scheduling\tracking app.
Comments: Resource Guru is a great resource scheduling application for a simple use cases. It does what it promises perfectly. The UI is very friendly and pleasant - make for a great user experience. I used it to track the tasks for my team for almost a year. I would have kept using it but the company mandated a different tracking system and I had to abandon it. I like that Resource Guru'a focus on their product and customer service. I also appreciated the slow introduction of new features. Overall, very pleasant and satisfactory experience with a great application.
- Ease of use - Very pleasant UI - Flexibility
- Lack of features. The application does the simple scheduling\tracking perfectly though. - Copy\paste of resource tasks was not available at the time
Reasons for Switching to Resource Guru: The balance of features, ease-of-use, UI and the price.
Simple and to the point - Resource Gu does the one thing we need most, and it does it extremely well
Comments: It has been a significant enhancement o our workflow. Our prior use of our CRM system to do what Resource Guru does was costing us at least a full day per week. Now we get it all done in an hour our tow.
Simplicity and focus. Resource Guru solves one problem, a problem that is key to our business - which is project resource assignment and scheduling. It does it quickly, and easily. Our prior tool required us to understand a complex CRM system with multiple interrelated functions. Resource Guru gives us the availability, assignment and schedule tools we need to deliver our projects without needless overhead.
I would like more user defined fields when we assign a resource to a project. We assign a project sales phase type to each project, and we assign an individual billing rate to each resource, which can be different for each day of the project. We currently do that using a strict taxonomy in the "Notes" field and them use an Excel macro to parse that information out for sales and revue forecasting. While this doe take a bit of management and programming magic - it is still orders fo magnitude less complicated that it was previously when we managed this data in our CRM system. Having those filed would just make our lives all that much simpler.
Brilliant, intuitive platform with top class customer support
Comments: It has turned something we used to do slowly and manually into something done in seconds.
It looks great, the daily update emails are really helpful, it's very easy to use and the reporting is incredibly useful
I wish there were more features, especially around putting in (and being able to export) a project timeline with milestones. This would mean you could see the duration of a project and its different phases, then see all the resources booked underneath. I would also love a mobile app!
Alternatives Considered: Smartsheet
Reasons for Choosing Resource Guru: Float's pricing structure is ridiculous - there is no help for a small company
Switched From: Float
Reasons for Switching to Resource Guru: Resource Guru is intuitive and pleasant to use. it's also much easier and makes more sense.
Resource Guru Response
Hi Tom Thanks for sharing your feedback! Milestones, project phases and a dedicated mobile app are firm features on our roadmap, so I've made a note to contact you once they get released :) If there's anything else I can do to help at any point please don't hesitate to reach out! Thanks, Michelle
Comments: Causes more problems than it solves. We used to use a spreadsheet, it was much better than this.
Nothing at all. It has no redeeming qualities.
Allows you to book time without tasks. When asked to change this was told couldn't because some companies want that function, ie it isn't an option as it should be. The drop downs are fiddle and make it easy to select a blank, but doesn't warn you. Can't toggle between scrolling list and typing to search without cl king out of area. You have a set number of hours per day you need to book but it doesn't highlight those that are short- you have to hover to see remaining time but that function doesn't work properly, resulting in multiple clicks to get it to trigger. Colour by project doesn't actually do it, I'm on 6 projects yet only see 2 colours. Can push to calendar but not pull- useless function as meetings are booked in calendar to allow invites, you want guru to pull that data in to autofill. Though it is web based it is impossible to use on a mobile. The popups are always off screen, making it impossible to use - mobile friendly websites have been around for a very long time, lazy to not have it here, particularly as would allow people who are on the road to log their time on he go. Not worth the hassle even if free.
Easy to use resource scheduling
Comments: We had major problems with our existing tools being over complicated when we really needed a simple solution. Resource Guru ticked all our boxes and staff found it really simple to use.
Simple easy to use and great user interface
Some features are global and can't be switched off.