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What is Float?

Float is the resource management software that keeps teams of 5 to 500+ in sync. Schedule tasks quickly with a real-time view of availability, including time off and public holidays. See your team’s capacity and utilization at a glance to optimize assigned work. Connect with project management, calendar, and communication workflows via direct integrations. Keep project plans up to date with easy bulk edits. Scale up compliance with approval workflows and access permissions. Free 30-day trial.

Who Uses Float?

Project-based teams 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.

Where can Float be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Float
  • Located in New York, US
  • Founded in 2012

Float support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada and 17 others

Languages

English

Float pricing

Starting Price:

US$7.50/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Float has a free version and offers a free trial. Float paid version starts at US$7.50/month.

About the vendor

  • Float
  • Located in New York, US
  • Founded in 2012

Float support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada and 17 others

Languages

English

Float videos and images

Float Software - Get the most out of your team's time
Float Software - Set up and manage projects with the right resources, faster
Float Software - Schedule work and track time in one place, with integrations to send your data where it needs to go
Float Software - Track progress in real-time
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Float Software - Get the most out of your team's time
Float Software - Set up and manage projects with the right resources, faster
Float Software - Schedule work and track time in one place, with integrations to send your data where it needs to go
Float Software - Track progress in real-time

Features of Float

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Budget Management
  • Budget Tracking
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Dashboard
  • Display Ad Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Estimating
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Creative Agencies
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Live Chat
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Projects
  • Online Booking
  • Online Time Clock
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Performance Metrics
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritisation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Updates
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Skills Tracking
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Utilisation Reporting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Visualisation
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of Float

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Ruth
Ruth
Metal Sheet Fabricator in Kenya
Verified LinkedIn User
Machinery, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Achieve an equitable and sustainable resource management with Float.

5.0 last month New

Comments: Float enlightened us on how to have better planning and resources allocations. It allows us to first understand what is available to use and with such information, it becomes easy to plan our work based on what we have and what we are capable of. It allows us to institute responsibility among ourselves since it easy to know who is allocated to which job.

Pros:

Float excellent resources management features helps us to bring together everyone and everything in the organization under one central point and this allows us to plan our projects effectively and allocate duties based on ones capabilities. It has useful dashboards which keeps us updated on the project time and budget expenditure in real time.

Cons:

Working with Float has always been simple for me and i have no dislikes.

Justin
Program Manager in US
Marketing & Advertising, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Perfect for our team

5.0 3 months ago

Pros:

Does what it says on the can! The app itself is intuitive, lightweight, and isn't bloated with features. It was easy to set up thanks to a detailed Help Center and a great onboarding team. The Float Community Slack channel is also an excellent resource.

Cons:

There are a few additional features I'd like, but the Float team is pretty transparent with their roadmap, so I'm confident most of those will be added in the coming months.

Alternatives Considered: Scoro, monday.com, Runn and Asana

Reasons for Choosing Float: Wanted to combine project planning and budgeting in a single app

Switched From: Harvest

Reasons for Switching to Float: The "work OS" products (Monday, Asana, Scoro) are more than we need right now. Float is a great middle ground.

Laura
Production Coordinator in UK
Media Production, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Great value. Lots of potential

3.0 4 years ago

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.)

Alternatives Considered: ShotGrid, monday.com and Asana

Reasons for Choosing Float: Monday has too many tools that you don't really get to use when scheduling. It also doesn't have an overview of projects as clear as the one Float has.

Switched From: monday.com

Reasons for Switching to Float: Its the closes to CETA software that we could find. It's good value for the price it offers and it's very intuitive and flexible.

Remek
Remek
Head of Design in Poland
Verified LinkedIn User
Design, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The best app for planning and working with a team

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: I can't imagine working without Float.

Pros:

Clear, minimalistic and great interface with awesome interactions/microinteractions. Integrations with tools like Asana, calendars, collaborations with the team, and simplicity of use! Fantastic mobile apps.

Cons:

I don't have any points to add here, I have not had any problems using Float - maybe a desktop application for Mac would be useful ;)

Alternatives Considered: Trello

Reasons for Choosing Float: Wrike was a very complicated tool - it made work difficult instead of organising it

Switched From: Wrike

Reasons for Switching to Float: Simplicity, clean interface, clear workflow, integrations

Hattie
Head of Finance in UK
Design, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great software for Designer

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: Great

Pros:

To visually schedule a whole department of designers, which is easy editable

Cons:

I find the reporting a little tricky when there are archived members. Also similar to when purchases are pro-rata for new users added part way through the billing cycle, it would be better if credits were applied for users removed part way through the cycle too

Alternatives Considered: monday.com

Reasons for Switching to Float: The others we're more expensive, and this was more specific to our needs