We can also integrate to the API to easily see who has free time and surface this through other channels. It also allows the whole company to get a view on who is free and when.
I think I'm missing the possibility to attach documents to tasks.
Simple and very easy to use resource scheduling\tracking app.
製品を使ってみた感想： Resource Guru is a great resource scheduling application for a simple use cases. It does what it promises perfectly. The UI is very friendly and pleasant - make for a great user experience. I used it to track the tasks for my team for almost a year. I would have kept using it but the company mandated a different tracking system and I had to abandon it. I like that Resource Guru'a focus on their product and customer service. I also appreciated the slow introduction of new features. Overall, very pleasant and satisfactory experience with a great application.
- Ease of use - Very pleasant UI - Flexibility
- Lack of features. The application does the simple scheduling\tracking perfectly though. - Copy\paste of resource tasks was not available at the time
検討した類似製品： Hub Planner、Float
Resource Guruに切りかえた理由： The balance of features, ease-of-use, UI and the price.
An option for time, cost, manhour management for small-medium scope
製品を使ってみた感想： Generally no issue if the scope is small to medium. larger scope requiring links to many other apps may take time to sync.
Intuitively easy to use, good usage of colors to present a quick glance of resource versus objectives deliverables
Integration with existing calendars, tools may not be smooth and sometimes not synced.
検討した類似製品： Trello、Microsoft Teams、monday.com
Resource Guruに切りかえた理由： Good usage of colors to present information quickly
Hi there Thanks for sharing your review of Resource Guru :) I wanted to let you know that our calendar sync feature is currently a one way sync, but we do have firm plans to support 2 way syncing in the future. Once 2 way syncing is released, you should find it easy to keep external calendar events synced in Resource Guru. Can I suggest that you sign up for our newsletter in the footer of our homepage if you haven't already - http://resourceguruapp.com. That way we can keep you in the loop about new features and other news. I hope this comes as good news! If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach out and we'll be very happy to help. Thanks, Kat
Resource Guru - the best resource scheduling tool!
Improved resource utilization: Resource Guru helps organizations make the most of their resources by allowing them to easily schedule, allocate and track the utilization of their resources.Increased visibility: Resource Guru provides real-time visibility into the availability and utilization of resources, making it easier for organizations to plan and coordinate projects.Better collaboration: Resource Guru enables teams to work together more effectively by allowing them to see each other's schedules and availability, and by facilitating communication about resource allocation.Overall, Resource Guru is designed to help organizations get the most out of their resources and increase productivity and efficiency.
some time and effort to fully understand and utilize. This can be a disadvantage for organizations that do not have the resources or time to invest in learning a new tool.Limited integrations: Resource Guru does not have as many integrations with other tools and systems as some of its competitors, which can limit its functionality for organizations that rely on integrated solutions.Limited customization: Some users may find that Resource Guru's features and capabilities are limited and not fully customizable to meet their specific needs.Limited mobile app: Resource Guru does not have a dedicated mobile app, which can be a disadvantage for users who need to access the tool while on the go.
Use Guru or go Home (:)
製品を使ってみた感想： conflics of scheduling
This platform does the things – it makes my life so easy- it make my work/scheduling professional and focused
Easy to access and tracking creative hours
RG is great for keeping track of resources and utilization of employees
製品を使ってみた感想： RG has made scheduling much simpler and visible across our organization
functionality, ease of use, visibility and the way we're able to allow access to certain functions
would be nice to have a search function to look up past and future information
検討した類似製品： Calendly、SimplyBook.me、HubSpot CRM
Resource Guruに切りかえた理由： RG was highly recommended by a few of our colleagues
Resource Guru: An Easy-to-Use Resource Management Tool
製品を使ってみた感想： Overall, my experience with Resource Guru was positive. The software was easy to use, intuitive, and provided me with a powerful suite of tools to help me manage my team's resources.
I liked the fact that Resource Guru was incredibly easy to use and allowed me to quickly and intuitively manage my team's resources. The software also allowed me to easily customize the way I view and organize resource data, which was very useful for staying organized.
One thing I disliked about Resource Guru was that it had a limited selection of integrations. This made it difficult for me to connect the software to other applications I used for project management. Additionally, there were some features that I had to pay extra for, which I felt was not ideal.
My daily bible for work
製品を使ってみた感想： I honestly rely on this stuff every day and would struggle to get by without it. Overall, I've had a great experience using Guru, and I'd absolutely tell a friend about it.
I appreciate how this tool can be so well-structured. As our account had so many updates, we used this tool to stay informed. I admire how you can save your favorite cards to the favorites page and quickly search for what you need by using a keyword to respond to members' concerns.
Nothing about the product bothered me, and since I last used it, I'm confident that it has improved even more.
Highly recommended for Product Knowledge.
製品を使ってみた感想： Overall, as a user/consumer of this tool I am very satisfied with its top notch efficiency and would highly recommend for company's/ small business's knowledge base.
It carries pretty much all information from basic tools to company processes and should be able to find data/ information with simple keys.
Nothing much. I just wish if we are to click on it from a new tab, it would easily open it on there and not have to open two tabs at same time. Doesn't really make that much sense.
Great Team planner
製品を使ってみた感想： My experience is great, able to see what my team is planned for ahead of time, but as with all apps its really only as good as the user.
It is very user friendly and we are easily able to see what the team is planned for
That we cannot do reporting on the basic package
Great Workspace Companion
easy to allocate time and datesvery good in project colours and everythingalso overall progress bar is good
User ui iconswe are able to select extended allocation and delete it.
Resource Guru has been a game-changer for us
製品を使ってみた感想： I love Resource Guru. It's the only thing that's shifted our capacity management into a new gear. By which I mean: No more trying to manage everything from a single calendar, complete visibility over workflow and appointments, and the ability to see at a glance how much time is available on any given day.
1. It doesn't try to do anything other than what it's best for 2. Calendar sync 3. Cost-effectiveness 4. Responsiveness of the support team (including on UX suggestions! Amazing.) 5. The little guru on the dashboard. Yeah it's cosmetic but it makes me feel good every time I log in. 6. Easy to set up and use.
The only things I really dislike a cosmetic and non-fatal. They are: 1. The inability to hit a "today" button to go back to today's date, and the thin scrollbars right and left 2. The fact that I have to literally click and drag events to create instances on non-consecutive days, rather than selecting dates.
Resource Guruに決めた理由： It's just ineffective to manage capacity in a calendar OR a spreadsheet (which is what we were doing previously).
Resource Guruに切りかえた理由： Everything else is not just resource specific. Resource Guru is (ref comment about it just doing ONE thing and doing it extremely well). Plus the cost. Resource Guru is incredibly cost-effective for a micro team like ours, which runs almost entirely on subcontractors.
Hi Leticia Thanks for the great feedback :) I hope you'll be pleased to learn that we definitely do have a "Today" button which takes you straight back to today's date. It's in the top left of the schedule, next to where you navigate between different months and years. I hope this helps! If there's anything else we can do for you please just let us know. Happy scheduling! Kat
製品を使ってみた感想： As a small, but growing organization, we were having trouble measuring how our creative resources were being allocated. Resource Guru quickly solved that problem.
The software was very easy to implement and even easier to use. The reports page provides a great, visual presentation of our creative department's utilization for the week. Until we started using the software, we were unable to track enough data to inform a successful creative resource meeting. Now we have visibility into the upcoming weeks which has significantly decreased our dependence on freelance talent.
The waiting list and overtime feature can be a little confusing. The hours don't get added to resource bookings and increase the utilization percentage. It would be great if the overtime hours pushed the utilization percentage over 100% to clearly highlight over-allocated resources.
検討した類似製品： Smartsheet、Microsoft Excel
Resource Guruに切りかえた理由： Using Excel and Smartsheet required too much effort and the Project Managers would not be able to effectively track changes in resource allocations.
Hi Marc Thanks for taking the time to share your review! I just wanted to touch base on your request for utilisation to show at more than 100%. It's not possible to book someone for more than 100% of their time - our booking clash warning system prevents this to help ensure you always meet your deadlines, and without burning out your team. But if you want to overbook resources, you can do this by adding bookings with overtime, and overtime hours will be itemised in the "Overtime" column on the Reports, so it's easy to see where your team are overstretched. I hope this helps to clarify things but please let us know if you ever have any questions - we're always very happy to help! Thanks, Kat
As mentioned I have implement RG to both my previous and current working places. Its easy and simple, no complications, not clumpy.
I use RG on a daily basis to book my whole team's daily tasks.
Easy to use, simple for all team members. Looks visibly pleasing. I have implemented Resource Guru to my previous and current working places. Very good value for money.
Needs to have an action for users to click once they have completed the task. I have been waiting for this for a few years now. Still not very mobile friendly.
Resource Guruに切りかえた理由： It was more beneficial for my team and how we work daily.
The ability to schedule out months at a time. Small projects do not get lost in the shuffle of construction projects that go on months at a time where we are constantly pulling on and off of. It is so easy to use and customize. Field staff caught on intuitively and almost immediately.
I cant think of anything I don't love about RG. I do not use many of the advanced features because we have project management software that gives us reporting.
検討した類似製品： Calendly、Microsoft Excel
Resource Guruに切りかえた理由： It seems easiest and most intuitively laid out.
The best stand alone solution for resource management
製品を使ってみた感想： We're using ResourceGuru for weekly planing, when we plan the up-coming week for every creative and strategy members. And every day, through a short stand-up meeting, we review the daily plan of everyone to make sure everything is clear. Thanks to the simplicity of the UI we can easily replan on the fly in case of project changes.
UX is awesome Simplicity of the solution.
The one-side only integration with Google Calendar. If we plan meeting in people's calendar, ideally it populates ResourceGuru (and would place it in queue in case of conflict/overtime). The integration with other software, like Harvest, is inexistent, isn't it?
Hi Jeremie Thanks for sharing your review of Resource Guru! I wanted to let you know that 2-way calendar syncing is very firmly on our roadmap, so can I suggest that you sign up for our newsletter in the footer of our homepage if you haven't already - http://resourceguruapp.com. That way we can keep you in the loop about new features and other news :) When it comes to integrations with other tools, there are a couple of ways you can go about this. We have a 2 way REST style API which you can use if you have some programming capabilities at your end. You can find all of the API documentation just here https://resourceguruapp.com/docs/api. We also have a Zapier integration which lets you quickly connect Resource Guru with 3,000+ other tools, without the need for any programming skills. You can read about using the Zapier integration here https://help.resourceguruapp.com/en/articles/2942116-using-the-resource-guru-zapier-app Please let us know if we can help further :) Thanks, Kat
Intuitive and efficient resource management software
The best part about Resource Guru is the reporting system. Given how fuss-free the management tools are to use, the reporting system is the proverbial icing on the cake, as it aggregates all your available data in one easy to use panel. Not to mention, it is so intuitive to use and has such a remarkably low barrier to entry, that I onboarded all my team managers in a single day, and have never looked back.
Some parts of the UI look a bit dated, like the "adding resources" panel, but it's honestly not a big deal because you only use it once when adding your resources, and hardly touch it ever again. Other than that, changing the default working hours is a bit tedious, but again - do it once and you never need to adjust it again.
Hi Timothy Thanks for sharing your review of Resource Guru :) I'm pleased to say that we have some enhancements planned for the Resources section, which I hope you'll be pleased to see when they're released! Can I suggest that you sign up for our newsletter in the footer of our homepage if you haven't already - http://resourceguruapp.com. That way we can keep you in the loop about new features and other news. If you have any other questions or feedback at any point, please don't be a stranger. We love to help and we're always keen to hear any feedback. Thanks! Kat
Solved the Scheduling Problem
製品を使ってみた感想： It has been an excellent experience. I brought resource guru to my current company after experiencing it as a project manager at another consulting firm.
The ability to filter, sort, and visualize resource assignments across 50+ individuals with a variety of technical abilities has helped remove a lot of the pain in managing geographical diverse field crews
I would like the ability to see 4-6 months on the screen at once. Instead of individual blocks for each day, I would like to see each block represent one week (a zoom out option). Some projects are 1-5 days, while a lot of assignments are 3+ months.
Hi Patrick Thanks for leaving your feedback! I'm pleased to say you can achieve viewing the Schedule in a weekly or monthly way is firmly on our roadmap. In the meantime I would advise you to try using the Browser zoom together with the zoomed in view in the Schedule: https://help.resourceguruapp.com/en/articles/2942101-zooming-in-and-out Depending on your browser, you will find the zoom in different locations but usually it's under the menu item "View" or you use the shortcut "Cmd" (Mac) / "Ctrl" (PC) and "+/-/0". I hope this helps but if there's anything else I can do to help please just let me know. Thanks, Michelle
製品を使ってみた感想： It's just great. It's made my role so much easier.
The ease of use. It's helped me create buy-in among other departments internally with regards to schedule-driven process, whilst enabling everyone to maintain a proactive view on our resourcing capabilities (which ultimately informs everything else from our commercial functions, employment plans, etc).
I'd maybe tidy-up the 'Project' and 'Clients' tabs a little bit. Maybe introduce some filters to help you search for groups of each? That's about my only complaint, and it's not a big one by any means.
Hi Glenn Thanks for taking the time to share your review! It's great to hear that Resource Guru has made your role so much easier :) I wanted to let you know that we have firm plans to release filtering in the Projects/Clients sections in future, so I'd recommend signing up to our newsletter in the footer of our homepage (https://resourceguruapp.com/) if you haven't already. That way we can keep you in the loop about new features and other news. I hope this helps :) Please don't be a stranger if you have any other questions or feedback at any point. Thanks! Kat
Review from a user perspective
製品を使ってみた感想： Resource guru has been a bit of a god send as both a user checking when you're scheduled in for work but also as an admin to have big visibility of what everyone is working on and when.
Scheduling is really easy to do on the web version, I can book, amend or cancel resource in a matter of moments and easily drop and drag to move things around.
The mobile version on web browser can be a little clunky, it would be good to have an app version to make checking scheduling on the go (whilst at external meetings etc) easier to use, the same for booking resource on the go, its almost impossible to do so on mobile
Hi Lara Thanks for leaving a review of Resource Guru! I wanted to let you know that the new schedule is mobile optimised, so you should now have a much better experience when using Resource Guru on a mobile in browser. We do have plans to release dedicated mobile apps in future, so keep your eyes peeled for further updates :) Happy scheduling! Kat
Resource Guru - RMT
製品を使ってみた感想： We are trying to ensure all jobs have been staffed. Jobs may have from 1 to 3 people with different experience levels. So far we've staffed the jobs, however we're unable to determine who's overloaded and who isn't.
Ease of scheduling and color coding to identify the job owner.
Differentiating between confirmed file and unconfirmed files; Unable to sort resources by experience level Unable to view staff capacity in one shot - We didn't sign up for reports so that may likely be the reason. Unable to color code by client and also by booker
Hi Elom Thanks for sharing your review of Resource Guru! I wanted to let you know that you can use custom fields to filter your resources by experience. Here's a walkthrough you might find useful: https://help.resourceguruapp.com/en/articles/2942075-using-custom-fields-to-categorize-resources-by-skills-department-and-more When it comes to tracking utilisation and capacity, this is all done in the Reports section so you'd need to upgrade to the Blackbelt or Master plan in order to access this information. You can learn more about what the reports have to offer here: https://help.resourceguruapp.com/en/collections/38289-reports Finally, you can definitely color your bookings by Client or Booker, as well as by Project :) You'll find a walkthrough on using colors here: https://help.resourceguruapp.com/en/articles/2942102-using-colors I hope this helps! If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to reach out :) Happy scheduling! Kat
製品を使ってみた感想： Excellent. It has been a fantastic tool for our lean, high-performance business.
Intuitive, easy to use, efficient. Simplified our weekly and monthly production planning radically, allowing us to focus more effort on forecasting production load, maintaining workload balance and ensuring good capacity to execute our projects.
Doesn't yet have the ability to set recurring events. Drag and drop functions are sometimes unstable, particularly with cloud syncing.
Resource Management Made Easy
製品を使ってみた感想： Overall the solution is very robust and solid at what it does. It has been used for over 5+ years and does it job well. I would like to see a bit more is product feature evolution in terms of workflow management/triggers as mentioned.
The filtering capabilities allows different user roles to manage their teams easily and also find relevant skills in the agency. Many people have hidden skills and talents and having them searchable allows us to tap into these.
I would like to see more API integration efforts made into other applications. I would like to see workflow triggers to handle people picking up work (validation) or not picking up work because they haven't been briefed in (trigger notification to manager) to help actually manage the validation of the acceptable of work by the individuals instead of having to follow up. This would remove a lot of chasing and admin.
Resource Guru is amazing!
This program has been a vital part of out organization. I use this every day to schedule all of our resources for all of our projects and even PTO. We then download this information and use it to help forecast our revenue. It is incredibly easy to use and manipulate. The Beta is amazing!
I would like it if you could add a rate to each booking. That would make it easier to forecast revenue. Other than that, the product is great!
Resource Guru - How its helped the day-to-day operation
製品を使ってみた感想： Overall it's been a great experience and helped me and my team better operate our day-to-day tasks and ability to manage our staff and projects. It's a tool I've used for a few years now and do not see us looking back.
Ease of use - loved the beta version and very happy that is now the standard. Easy to update multiple days on the fly and saves as you go. Great feature of saving teams/groups so I can see a quick look without having to multi click.
Only thing I can say is I wish there was a better way to export reports from the software, possibly export into excel where I can print out the relevant information.
Thanks Matt - Did you realise you can download reports as an excel file. https://help.resourceguruapp.com/en/articles/2942087-using-the-downloaded-reports Hope that makes your life easier :) Cheers, Percy
My go-to tool for creative project planning
製品を使ってみた感想： Resource Guru has helped me on my day to day, being able to plan and schedule projects easily for my team. The colour scheme makes it easy to, after a quick glance, know what projects are planned for the week and see who is working on what. The feature of 'split booking' is very hand as well.
Ease of use, highly customisable and visually appealing.
Something that could be added is the option of duplicating a scheduled project from one resource to another.
Hi Angela Thanks for sharing your feedback with us :) I just wanted to let you know that you can quickly duplicate bookings from one resource to another by using SHIFT+drag, so there's no need to manually create bookings! You can find further details about it just here: https://help.resourceguruapp.com/en/articles/2942096-duplicate-or-copy-calendar-events I hope this helps, but please let me know if there's anything else I can do for you. I'm always happy to help! Thanks, Michelle