Building Forecast was directly inspired by the issues experienced by the founders of the company. Forecast was founded by four passionate professionals, each with backgrounds in Computer Science, Project Management, and Consulting. Thus, it's only natural that the product they joined forces to create, is made to solve these exact problems. If you're interested in finding out more, check out how Marketing, or Sales and Customer Success use Forecast.
For an inter-connected commercial team of marketing, sales, and customer success to work, having an effective shared collaborative platform is paramount. Staying up-to-date on projects across teams, being able to move cards around, comment, mention, and refer back to specific cases is easier with the same foundation at hand. If you're interested in finding out more, check out how Developers or Marketing team use Forecast.
Interestingly, many software companies, when asked about which tools they use, don't even mention their own. They simply don't use their software to the extent that they hope or want their clients to use it. This doesn't make sense to us. Why would your clients use the tool if you don't even use it yourself? If something doesn't work for us, it means that it might not work for other teams with similar tasks. So, we fix it. If you're interested in finding out more, check out how Developers, or Sales and Customer Success use Forecast.
Are you running a Marketing Team with a hefty Editorial Calendar for executing your Content Marketing? Maybe you're coming from a regular calendar or a Trello board, and your team has grown in terms of size and tasks. If this is the case, then you're probably looking for a more organized way to plan out your marketing activities.
We're honored! Honored to be elected as a nominee for the Nordic Startup Awards 2018 in the category, Best AI/Machine Learning Startup. 🙌
Woohoo! 🎉 We're very excited to announce that Forecast has been awarded the Top 20 Most User-Friendly Project Management Software by Capterra, a Gartner company. More specifically, we came in as #8 of the 700 tools listed on Capterra with an accumulated score of 85/100.
Project & Resource Management is foundational to running great projects. You need somebody to establish common ground and lead the team in the right direction. You need somebody to plan and schedule resources, and assign those resources to the right projects and tasks. Having your projects and resources aligned is exactly why having a proper project management and resource management practice in place is paramount to business performance, profitability, and a thriving work environment.
These are both fields with long histories, lists of methodologies, and opinions on how to run a team best possible. No matter your preference of Agile or Waterfall, and subcategories of each, we thought Project Managers could need a little extra help. That's why we built Forecast.
Forecast is an AI-powered Project & Resource Management platform built to make life easier for team members across an organization, thereby increasing business performance, and eventually directly influencing your bottom line. It's a collaborative environment with unique features assisted by AI. The system was built from the ground up to emphasize the benefits of implementing AI in your workflow, projects, and business. Forecast learns from experience across your organization to improve time estimations, labeling, etc. The Forecasted time estimates are used for scheduling and budgeting. It will thus give you a more accurate look at how your projects are performing, and if not well, show you where and help you get back on-track.
Learning from your data and others, the algorithms are continuously improved to assist you even better from day-to-day. To give you a concrete example, when doing time estimates in Forecast, you specify a high and a low estimate, you assign one or more team members to the task, you write a description, and define other descriptors such as labels. Analyzing this data in an instant, Forecast is able to provide you with a more accurate estimate of the time needed to complete the task. The AI is using some of all of this data, combined with previous data inputs from other tasks and projects, to make a more reliable estimate. This estimate is then applied across the system to present a more realistic view on your budgets and available resources.
The beauty of Forecast is really the simplicity, flexibility, and interconnectivity of the platform. Everything is linked together, simply because a change in your estimates naturally has a direct impact on your budgets, scope, timeline, and resources. Through the implementation of an open API and a wide array of native one-click integrations, Forecast is not only leveraging intelligence from within, but also by connecting with other tools you may already be using. Ultimately, Forecast will function as your hub for the interconnected one-truth on your business insights, projects, and resources.
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