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.

Pricing starting from:

US$3.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United Arab Emirates, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada , Switzerland, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, Singapore, United States, South Africa

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$3.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Resource Guru Software - Simple, drag-and-drop scheduling for people, equipment, and meeting rooms
Resource Guru Software - Use custom fields and powerful filters to quickly find the resources you need
Resource Guru Software - Run reports on utilization, billable hours, time off, and more
Resource Guru Software - Manage sick days, vacation, and any other types of leave
Resource Guru Software - Create a dynamic resource directory to track skills and availability across teams
Resource Guru Software - Fully flexible booking types. Set meetings to repeat, schedule tentative work, and more
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Resource Guru Software - Simple, drag-and-drop scheduling for people, equipment, and meeting rooms
Resource Guru Software - Use custom fields and powerful filters to quickly find the resources you need
Resource Guru Software - Run reports on utilization, billable hours, time off, and more
Resource Guru Software - Manage sick days, vacation, and any other types of leave
Resource Guru Software - Create a dynamic resource directory to track skills and availability across teams
Resource Guru Software - Fully flexible booking types. Set meetings to repeat, schedule tentative work, and more

Features

Total features of Resource Guru: 93

  • API
  • Absence Management
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Availability Management
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Booking Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Campaign Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contractor Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • For Creative Agencies
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Group Scheduling
  • Integrations Management
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Meeting Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Projects
  • Online Booking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Planning Tools
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Support Software
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rescheduling
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Room Booking
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Team Calendars
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Zone Tracking
  • Utilization Reporting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • Visualization
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(424)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.7/5

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Bill
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Simple and to the point - Resource Gu does the one thing we need most, and it does it...

Reviewed on 26/04/2021

It has been a significant enhancement o our workflow. Our prior use of our CRM system to do what...

It has been a significant enhancement o our workflow. Our prior use of our CRM system to do what Resource Guru does was costing us at least a full day per week. Now we get it all done in an hour our tow.

Pros

Simplicity and focus. Resource Guru solves one problem, a problem that is key to our business - which is project resource assignment and scheduling. It does it quickly, and easily. Our prior tool required us to understand a complex CRM system with multiple interrelated functions. Resource Guru gives us the availability, assignment and schedule tools we need to deliver our projects without needless overhead.

Cons

I would like more user defined fields when we assign a resource to a project. We assign a project sales phase type to each project, and we assign an individual billing rate to each resource, which can be different for each day of the project. We currently do that using a strict taxonomy in the "Notes" field and them use an Excel macro to parse that information out for sales and revue forecasting. While this doe take a bit of management and programming magic - it is still orders fo magnitude less complicated that it was previously when we managed this data in our CRM system. Having those filed would just make our lives all that much simpler.

PJ
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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • 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
Isabella
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Extremely handy software, easy to use, visibly appealing, great to manage and schedule.

Reviewed on 25/11/2019

Positive, I do enjoy managing RG for our company. My company want us to migrate and start using the...

Positive, I do enjoy managing RG for our company. My company want us to migrate and start using the schedule planned for Office 365, but I had to push back and explain that this software is up to date, already does everything we need it too and Office 365 still has a long way to go before we can use it for what we want. It's safe to stick with RG that we know how to work, we know what it does and what i can't do and it works, no need to change something that isnt broken.

Pros

I like the appearance of the software - its clear, self explanatory, easy to navigate, see the bigger picture to jiggle schedule resource about, etc.

I like how easy and quickly the support team are there to assist when needed.

I like how it shows you who has booked what and the daily reminders via email of what is coming up, etc.

Cons

It isn't a negative but I would like to have a scheduling log, to see at what time and date did someone book a slot onto the schedule. I manage the Creative Studio, depending how many campaigns and the urgency in hitting these deadlines, I need to keep track of the entire departments availability, knowing when i can move things around in order to deliver last min projects. Only myself should have booking access, but I currently share it with Creative Directors, so they can schedule in my absence, but I can't see when they have booked them in so i can keep track. Is this something you could implement, please? Thanks,

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft 365

Reasons for Switching to Resource Guru

Office 365 is still a very new software that requires lots of updates and features adding to it, that yourselves already provide.

Response from Resource Guru

Hi Isabella

Thanks for the great review - I'm so pleased to hear that you're enjoying Resource Guru :) I'm pleased to say that an activity log is very firmly on our roadmap, and I've made a note to contact you as soon as this is available. You can also keep up to date with new features by signing up to our Newsletter at the bottom of our homepage - https://resourceguruapp.com/

I hope this helps but please don't hesitate to reach out if there's ever anything we can do for you :)

Happy scheduling!
Kat

Marc
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Kudos

Reviewed on 10/11/2019

As a small, but growing organization, we were having trouble measuring how our creative resources...

As a small, but growing organization, we were having trouble measuring how our creative resources were being allocated. Resource Guru quickly solved that problem.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Alternatives Considered

Smartsheet and Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Resource Guru

Using Excel and Smartsheet required too much effort and the Project Managers would not be able to effectively track changes in resource allocations.

Response from Resource Guru

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

Leticia
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • 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 FAQs

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Resource Guru offers the following pricing plans:

30-day free trial, no credit card required. Grasshopper: $3/user/month (billed monthly) or $2.50/user/month (billed annually). Blackbelt: $5/user/month (billed monthly) or $4.16/user/month (billed annually). Master: $8/user/month (billed monthly) or $6.65/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, Phone Support, Chat

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