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5 Reasons Why the Top Teams Choose Float for Their Resource Management

For my next “5 Reasons Why…” installment, I am presenting to you Float – the #1 rated tool for resource management on G2. With Float, you can directly integrate with your project management tools like Jira, Asana, WorkflowMax, Trello, QuickBooks, and more. Let’s consider my 5 reasons why…

1.It’s easy-to-use with powerful scheduling capabilities

Scheduling in Float is fast and intuitive. Click anywhere on your schedule to start creating and assigning tasks in seconds. Add repeating tasks and assign them to multiple people in just a few clicks. Make changes fast with a right-click menu and keyboard shortcuts. Integrate with your existing project management tools like Asana, Jira, Teamwork, and more to sync your projects between both.

 2. Get a high-level and accurate view of your team’s capacity

Float makes capacity planning a breeze. Set custom work hours at a team and individual level, import and assign public holidays, schedule time off, and set a status to let your team know where you’re working from (e.g., the beach house or the living room!). Float also, integrates Google and Outlook Calendar, so you can sync events directly to your resource schedule, and/or send Float tasks back to your calendar tool.

3. Create project phases and plan project timelines

Float’s project planning features help you set up your team for success. Plan with precision by breaking down bigger projects into smaller parts with phases. Set a budget for the total project or a phase, and monitor spend in real-time. Add project milestones to keep your team on track, and link tasks together to visualize dependencies and shift timelines quickly.

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4. Track your team’s time and compare your project estimates to actuals

Time tracking in Float is simple and easy with pre-filled timesheets based on your work schedule. See the actual time it takes your team to complete tasks and monitor your budgets and project progress in real-time. Powerful reporting lets you compare your project estimates with actuals to accurately forecast your capacity for future projects.

5. Sync directly with your project management and calendar tools and schedule on the go with the Float mobile app

Float’s direct integrations save you time by streamlining your project workflows. Integrate directly with project management tools like Asana, Jira, Trello, Teamwork, WorkflowMax, and QuickBooks. Sync your schedule with Google and Outlook Calendar. Automate reminders and send updates to your team with the Slack Notifications App. Take your schedule on the go with a mobile app for iOS and Android.

Ready to try it?

Are you convinced and ready to give Float a try? Check out all of Float’s integrations and resource management features on their website, and try a free 30-day trial here.

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland is a Business Solution Designer and IT/PM consultant and author with over 25 years of software development, management, and project management experience leading initiatives in Manufacturing, Government Contracting, Creative Design, Gaming and Hospitality, Retail Operations, Aviation and Airline, Pharmaceutical, Start-ups, Healthcare, Higher Education, Non-profit, High-Tech, Engineering and general IT. He has been named the “#1 Provider of Project Management Content in the World” with over 7,000 published articles, eBooks, white papers and videos. Brad is married, a father of 11, and living in sunny Las Vegas, NV. Visit Brad's site at