Resource Scheduling for Better Project Planning & Execution
Sick of bottle-necks and missed deadlines? Factor's team schedule is just what you need to complete what used to be an impossible puzzle of people, projects, hours, and dates.
The visual calendar allows you to assign projects in seconds with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, which automatically updates the project itself. With all of this information in one place, you can easily view the impact on budgeted hours and utilization to better forecast revenue, hiring needs, and more.
View Employee Availability & PTO
How do you keep track of who is working on what and when? The team schedule is a life-saver when it comes to assigning shared resources to different projects. Not only is it easy to drag projects to different people with set hours and days, but you can also view logged PTO so there's no accidental double-booking.
Budget vs Scheduled Amount
Schedules are nice, but do they correspond to the project budget? The percentage next to each project on the team schedule will show you exactly how many hours have been assigned to team members compared to the total amount of hours that have been budgeted for the project.
Visible Gaps in Work
As more projects flow through your pipeline, the visual calendar enables you to see who is the most available for incoming work and better estimate timelines for new start dates. It is also a great indicator for hiring needs if all employees are booked for the foreseeable future.
The information on the team schedule informs other parts of Factor as well. One of these areas is the future scheduled percentage graph on the KPI-dashboard. Among other things, these data points provide a great estimating tool for future revenue as you can easily compare your scheduled work against the overall capacity of your firm.