What is Float?

Float is the resource management software that keeps distributed teams 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?

Distributed 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, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

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

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Float
  • Located in New York, US
  • Founded in 2012
  • 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
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Budget Management
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Capacity Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Dashboard
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Estimating
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Live Chat
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Booking
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Performance Metrics
  • Portfolio Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Tracking
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Real-time Updates
  • 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
  • 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

Find reviews by score

5
56%
4
40%
3
4%
1
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Aidan D.
Aidan D.
Chief Product Officer in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Beautifully simple and easy to use

5 3 years ago

Comments: Float is a product I like using, and I wish some of its features and UX elements were in the other software that I use! We use Synergist for job and project management, but Float for scheduling because it UX is so much better than Synergist's scheduler tool.

Pros:

Float's user interface and logic are inspirational. They have made the activity of coordinating multiple resources on multiple projects about as easy as it can be. They have paid a lot of attention to usability, efficient use of screen real estate and simple navigation. However the killer feature is the intuitive yet clever way that searching and data navigation work. All searching and filtering is done using a single search field, which offers indexed word search on pretty much everything including tags. There is also a well-worked out protocol for handling union and intersect searches.

Cons:

The only real bugbear is that any user that can enter data into the system can define new values for any field. It isn't possible to centrally control lists such as task names, clients, job descriptions etc. This means that if you have more than one person using the system, very quickly you get different versions of the same thing being defined (e.g. job roles being slightly different) which makes it difficult to analyse across records. Not a dealbreaker, but I do think it should be possible to lock down lists of values. Also it would be good if you could zoom out the view a little more - if you're dealing with more than a dozen resources/projects.

Amanda F.
Amanda F.
Digital Producer in Sweden
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

One of the better project management tools out there

4 3 years ago

Pros:

I like that you can split bookings and set different hours on different dates, rather than blanket booking a full resource.

Cons:

I dislike that you must click more than 2 times to add a new project. It's an extra step that I find a bit more cumbersome than other project tools.

Dimitri V.
Business Development in Belgium
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Great user friendly tool

5 last week New

Comments: Fantastic experience so far!

Pros:

It is so easy to use, to log time, to get insights and create/visualize reports/actuals in a project delivery context so just AWESOME!

Cons:

Nothing that comes to mind, it's really a great product

Alternatives Considered: monday.com

Reasons for Switching to Float: Price and features/ not overkill of functionalities we won't use at this stage

Bo L.
GIS Technician in New Zealand
Utilities, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Stay aFloat

3 last week New

Pros:

It is easy to use and the interface is easy to understand.

Cons:

You can't see the time spent for the whole team that you are working with.

Katerina P.
Graphic Designer in Greece
Marketing & Advertising, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Excellent, does the job

4 last week New

Comments: Fast and easy to use. What else is there to like about an online tool?

Pros:

It's simple, clean, loads pretty fast and gives the best statistics and insights that come in handy. The administration of our company also prefers it over other online planning tools, for its convenience. The different colors feature that separates users is really a cherry on top of the whole set-up.

Cons:

Logging in hours as a user could be more visible than it is right now. Users may find it quite knotty considering other features of Float; many coworkers have asked about where it's located.