Resource Guru

The fast, flexible way to schedule teams and projects

About Resource Guru

Resource Guru is the fast, flexible way to schedule people and projects. Get full team visibility in one calendar, create and edit bookings in seconds, and resolve scheduling problems on the fly.

With Resource Guru you can manage team members, freelancers, equipment, and meeting rooms, all in one place. Powerful filters help you find who you need fast and availability is tracked in real-time so you can avoid double-bookings and unrealistic workloads.

Built-in leave management makes it simple to manage vacation, sick days, and other time off. Powerful reports give insights into utilization rates, billable hours, clients, and projects, making forecasting and budgeting a breeze.

Team members can stay up-to-date on assigned work with personal dashboards, calendar integrations, and daily schedule emails.

Resource Guru is powering productivity at companies including Accenture, Ogilvy, and NASA from only $2.50 per person, per month.


Key benefits of Resource Guru

– Get full visibility of team availability
See everyone’s availability at a glance, so you can plan projects and assign work with confidence

– Create schedules in seconds
Simple drag-and-drop scheduling makes it easy to chop and change your plans and shift resources from project-to-project

– Avoid unrealistic workloads
Clash management actively prevents double-bookings and overtime. Better for people, better for projects

– Make vacations part of the plan
Vacations, sick leave, and other time off is easy to book, manage, and analyze, so it never throws projects off track

– Keep your team focused and up-to-date
Help your team stay on top of their work with personalized dashboards and daily schedule emails

– Manage any type of resource
Book everything you need for projects in one place. Schedule equipment and meeting rooms alongside the people using them.

– Find the resources you need fast
Organize your resources any way you like, so you can find the skills you need and assign work to the right people, right away

– Analyze where your time and money is going
Track utilization and billable hours across projects and clients, so you can forecast and budget more accurately


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Karl
Karl
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best SaaS tool we use in our business

Reviewed on 26/01/2021

Pros

Resource Guru literally transformed our business. It’s a super simple, yet incredibly powerful scheduling tool. It was very easy to implement and there was no friction onboarding the team. We’ve even setup some automations using their API, which feeds the data into our operational reporting. If you’re looking for a resource management and scheduling tool, look no further than Resource Guru.

Cons

The only thing I would like to see them add is a ‘do this every time’ option when I am asked how to handle a clash, rather than making me choose every time. Our business is such that we have to rearrange the schedule A LOT, and it gets annoying having to select an option over and over when I’m switching people’s schedules and it’s only going to be a temporary clash for 2 seconds. That’s a very small complaint though. Other than that, the software is perfect!

PJ
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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Clean, easy to use software with lots of room for growth

Reviewed on 25/01/2021

Overall, Resource Guru has been a welcome addition to our operational process. I have thoroughly...

Overall, Resource Guru has been a welcome addition to our operational process. I have thoroughly enjoyed using the software so far and it has certainly made things easier on myself and my team. Although I have a long list of things I think the software can improve on, I hope to work with the development team to open a dialogue on these additions. I know that our application for the software may be unique, but I'm sure the developments will be appreciated by others as well.

Pros

Resource Guru is a very clean-looking software that provides an ease of use unlike I've seen in other products. No training was required to bring my team online with the software, much of it is intuitive. I appreciate the professional look and feel as well as the simplistic interface. Filtering is something that is crucial to our business, and while I love the functionality of it there is definitely room for improvement. Through implementing small workarounds we were able to bring this software online for a team of over 100 field service engineers with very short turnaround (less than three weeks of overlap between the old software and Resource Guru).

Cons

While Resource Guru provides a clean and simple software, at times I find it too simple. There are some features that are built in some places but not others. For example I have the option of custom tags for filtering Resources. I can build out a filter for region, city, desired schedule, skillets, or even favorite food if I want to. However, none of this applies to Projects. I would love to be able to filter projects by region, city, state, or custom tags like skillset and software required. It seems to me that the exact same functionality could be copied and pasted over to Projects.

There are other minor tweaks to be made, like exiting a window. Sometimes I am met with an "are you sure you want to exit" window because I'm currently editing something, but more often than not I am allowed to simply click outside the window or hit escape and all of the editing in progress is lost.

Furthermore, it would be nice to be able to input repeating holidays or events. For example, New Year's Day is always on January 1st. Why do I have to scroll forward and manually input this holiday every year? It would be great to just set it and forget it.

Another addition I would love to see is the ability to mark jobs/projects as tentative or unconfirmed. This could be in the form of a checkbox that adds a gradient to the job so it looks different than the rest. Something simple to differentiate it from confirmed projects is all I'm looking for.

Alternatives Considered

Resource Management

Reasons for Choosing Resource Guru

Resource Guru offers a more professional looking service with the ability for our field engineers to sync their schedule to their own calendar service.

Switched From

Google Sheets
Ana
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

RESOURCE GURU - ok for small and medium companys and/or not too demanding user

Reviewed on 07/02/2020

We use it for micro and macro managing of our team. For bigger companies such as ours it is not...

We use it for micro and macro managing of our team. For bigger companies such as ours it is not flexible enough. Reasons as listed above.

Pros

I LOVE the sayings from the sitting guru on the upper right side on the dashboard.

Cons

I miss certain features or find them not to be optimal for end user:
- Colouring certain project or client, without influencing dashboards in other offices worldwide, who happen to work on the same project or client (if I want to mark it regionally)
- Search function is not successfully applicable (you dont't get clean results, without clutter)
- Not optimal print option for weekly overview (Guru in the middle, format wrong)
- Copy function only with shift key + draging the selected entry to duplicate it somewhere else
- Reports export to excell is not usable without modifying the excell spread sheet
- Complicated weekend bookings

Response from Resource Guru

Hi Ana

I'm sorry to hear that you've had some difficulties. I wanted to let you know that we have plans to release custom fields for bookings in future, and this should help you to categorise individual bookings without having to use the "Color by" setting.

When you filter resources you will see all bookings which have been made for them, and we are currently working on a dedicated project/client view to make it even easier to focus in on bookings for specific projects/clients.

Resource Guru was designed to be used as an online tool, so we don't have a print feature right now but we do plan to support printing in future.

I can see you discussed the report downloads with our team and I'd recommend you use the XLSX file rather than the CSV file.

When it comes to booking at the weekend, if your resources aren't normally availability you can create an availability exception as shown here https://bit.ly/31H5S6C You can also flag overtime!

Hope this helps :)

Thanks
Kat

Andrew
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Does what it says on the can!

Reviewed on 06/12/2023

Pros

Provides a good overall resourcing tool allowing us to manage the teams

Cons

Limited reporting - needs to have a much more comprehensive set of reports

Leticia
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Resource Guru has been a game-changer for us

Reviewed on 24/09/2019

I love Resource Guru. It's the only thing that's shifted our capacity management into a new gear....

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Alternatives Considered

Basecamp, ClickTime, and Smartsheet

Reasons for Choosing Resource Guru

It's just ineffective to manage capacity in a calendar OR a spreadsheet (which is what we were doing previously).

Reasons for Switching to Resource Guru

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.

Response from Resource Guru

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

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Resource Guru offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $5.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

30-day free trial, no credit card required. Grasshopper: $5/user/month (billed monthly) or $4.16/user/month (billed annually). Blackbelt: $8/user/month (billed monthly) or $6.65/user/month (billed annually). Master: $12/user/month (billed monthly) or $10/user/month (billed annually).

Resource Guru has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Resource Guru supports the following languages:

English

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Resource Guru integrates with the following applications:

Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Sheets, Jira, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Zapier

Resource Guru offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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