Forecast is designed to make management as simple for you as possible. We connect the dots that make sense to connect. Roles, rate cards and clients are connected to automate your project budgets. The budget is automatically updated based on billable hours reported per role, the rate card linked to the project, and the client you're building the project for.
Roles are created, and team members are assigned a main role, e.g. Software Developer or Designer. Rate cards are created and contain the roles and their rates relevant for the project. This means, you can setup roles and rate cards for each project and client.
Step 1: Go to Admin
Step 2: Go to Roles
Step 3: Give the role a name, and click Add Role. Repeat for all of the roles in your organization.
You can always get back to add / remove roles later on.
Step 4: Go to Rate Cards
Step 5: Click Add Rate Card
Step 6: Give it a name, and click Add Rate Card. Repeat for all the rate cards you need.
You can always get back to add / remove rate cards later on.
Step 7: Hover over your newly created rate card
Step 8: Click Edit
Step 9: Specify the rates
The values are saved automatically. Repeat for all of your rate cards.
Step 10: Go to Clients
Step 11: Client Add Client
Step 12: Give it a name, and click Add Client. Repeat for all of your clients.
Step 13: Hover over the newly created client
Step 14: Click Edit
Step 15: Add details, contacts and notes
Repeat for all of your clients
Step 16: Go to your project
Step 17: Go to Client
Step 18: Select the client at the top right
Step 19: Go to Rate Card
Step 20: Select the rate card at the top right
Step 21: Go to Budget
Your budget should now begin updating itself as time is reported on the project. Make sure to make estimates on your tasks.