What is Tempo Planner?
Planner by Tempo is a powerful Jira resource allocation planning tool designed to optimize capacity planning and project management in Jira. Schedule individuals and teams on a project, task or ticket level, and easily find the right person for the job by requesting resources based on availability, roles, and skills. Compare estimated vs. actual time spent on projects with comprehensive real time data. Manage capacity in real-time with Planner by Tempo.
Who Uses Tempo Planner?
Tempo Planner is for any industry professionals that need to schedule, monitor, and report on resources and projects.
Where can Tempo Planner be deployed?
Tempo Planner pricing
- Yes, has free trial
- No free version
Tempo Planner does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Tempo Planner paid version starts at US$10.00/month.
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Features of Tempo Planner
- Access Controls/Permissions
- Activity Tracking
- Assignment Management
- Calendar Management
- Capacity Management
- Collaboration Tools
- Drag & Drop
- Multiple Projects
- Progress Tracking
- Real Time Updates
- Reporting & Statistics
- Reporting/Project Tracking
- Resource Management
- Resource Scheduling
- Task Management
- Task Scheduling
- Third Party Integrations
- Utilisation Reporting
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Reviews of Tempo Planner
Tempo Planner Review
Comments: Really good.
Ease to use and implement. Integrates well with other applications.
Nothing really. I am not at the stage of use of finding any limitations or gaps.
3 years ago
Hi Craig, Thank you for your feedback. We're very happy to hear you're satisfied with Tempo Planner!
Tempo Planner is good but license integration forcing us out.
Comments: It works well for partner time tracking. Our QA vendor is generating all their timesheets right of Tempo. It is now our standard for finance audits on time keeping for this partner.
Integration to Jira is seem less and allows for my QA team to enter timecards in same system they use every day. Decent price for 250 users providing comparable function to higher cost solutions.
License integration with Jira. I have a 500 IT implementation of Jira going to 750. I only have a partner using Tempo 100 licenses. However, my license costs keep going up. I am paying extra just for Atlassian's license simplification. Rest of IT uses Planview and given this license practice raising my Tempo costs I will be forced to not renew. It would be preferable to have license audits to ensure we are not using 750 than to pay an extra $10k for licenses we will never use. If we were to sunset Planview for Tempo in next audit would true up and pay the full price so no real harm to Atlassian. Versus as it stands now you will loose Clorox Tempo business. Support is not very clear. Would recommend an implementation service to train us and help us get full potential of Tempo realized.
Need more flexibility in visibility/reporting
Comments: In conjunction with our Senior Project Manager, I tried out Tempo planner on just the project management team and did not feel it was well fit to our needs. We submitted a ticker to tempo/jira, and our needs are not able to be met (CSV esport of estimates versus actuals, very important to our workflow). Because of this, we are looking into alternatives. We are still trying to move away from Float, our current resourcing tool, but are not sure that Tempo Planner would suit us any better.
It is easy to input a block of time and the software will automatically allocate daily amounts for you.
It is not possible to hide planned time from the production team, and this planned time shows up in Tempo where team members go daily to log this time. Because the time is broken out in equal parts across the assigned time period, it is often broken into odd increments that do not fit our 15 minute increment structure. Because this is surfaced to the team, we anticipate issues with them logging planned time rather than their actuals and fussing when their actuals do not match the planned resourcing for the week (which they often do not). We also miss the capability to color code the planned work by project manager (which we had in Float). The overhead view of all resources is not as easy to break down as our previous program, Float, because it does not surface enough detail. We also cannot export the single most important report as a CSV (estimates versus actuals), which was the #1 reason we anticipated moving to Tempo planner in the first place.
3 years ago
Hi Rachel, Thank you for your detailed review, we appreciate it as we're always looking to improve. We recommend you have a look at Tempo's Idea Portal to submit ideas and suggestions: https://ideas.tempo.io
Comments: We were looking for the software that can be used for planning especially in context of development resources. With Tempo we can easily book a resource for a specific task or project and anyone can see that the resource is already booked. The second way we are using it is for out of office (vacation/training/sick leave etc.) planning that gives transparency to everyone in the organization so it's easily to check who is planning to be off on a specific time.
You can plan any task in JIRA with Tempo planner, it's easy to see the overall plannig per team or individual user, planned time can be easily reported.
Sometimes confusing UI, especially if you like to see the planner from reports engine.
Effectively plan time on Jira
Tempo Planner is great for planning time in Jira. With seamless integration with the excellent Tempo Timesheets this is a fantastic addition to the Tempo family and vital in planning time for your software development team. Supports water fall and agile working methods and provides lots of tools to help your teams understand what they should be working on.
Currently lacks google calendar integration on the Server version which would be really useful in syncing meetings and planned work programmes.