Resource Scheduling for Better Project Planning & Execution
Sick of bottle-necks and missed deadlines? Factor's resource 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 and employee hours in seconds. With all of this information in one place, you can easily view the impact on budgeted hours and capaacity to better forecast revenue, hiring needs, and more.
Balance Budgets, Scheduling Needs, and Employee Capacity
How do you keep track of who is working on what and when? The resource schedule is a life-saver when it comes to assigning shared resources to different projects. Not only can you view each project and phase schedule by week, but you can also assign resources and analyze employee capacity in real time.
Time Logged vs Scheduled Amount
Schedules are nice, but do they correspond to the project budget? The colored bar under each project name on the resource schedule will show you the actual time logged to the project compared to the amount of hours that have been scheduled.
Visible Gaps in Work
As 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 at full capacity for the foreseeable future.
The information on the resource 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.