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What is Precursive?

PLAN. TRACK. FORECAST. Precursive is a nimble resource management app that anybody can use, combining scheduling, timesheets and reporting in one easy-to-use space. Precursive improves productivity in businesses by helping them better manage their people on projects. Beautiful, easy-to-use software enables organisations to clearly see who is available, and when - and know how much profit their projects are making. - Improve your project margins through improved utilisation - Precursive gives you the information you need to make good resourcing decisions that reduce overstaffing and rely on your own people, not contractors. - Move your resource management to a simple, hassle-free solution - get scheduling, reporting and timesheets in a beautiful app that’s easy for everybody in your business to use. - Place your trust in the cloud - built on a trusted and secure platform, Precursive is suitable for all sizes of business and comes with both a native Salesforce.com interface and a Precursive interface optimised for speed. - Run your business end-to-end with smooth integration with leading CRMs and finance software. Precursive is a resource management solution built by a team with years of professional services experience at the world’s top consultancies. It replaces multiple aspects of professional services automation resource management - often maintained in separate systems and spreadsheets - with one app that takes minutes to integrate and is available anywhere you have an internet connection. - Your workforce will have beautiful timesheets that are fast, mobile-ready and incredibly easy to use. - Your project managers will have a real-time view of projects and people, enabling them to forecast effectively, fill resource gaps efficiently, plan vacations and roll people on and off smoothly. - Your executives will have an up-to-date view of who’s costing what on which project, how projects are progressing against their budgets and which resources are available to work on other tasks. Results seen: • 20% revenue growth for a 400 person consultancy • 35% reduction in costs for a 160 person professional services firm • 15% increase in EBITDA for an enterprise media agency

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Arabic, German, English, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Spanish
Product Description

Precursive is a nimble resource management app that anybody can use, combining scheduling, timesheeting and reporting in one easy-to-use space.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

Our software is simple, beautiful, and easy to use. We make scheduling clear and easy, because we focus on answering the two most important questions - Who is available? And when? We provide other capabilities (timesheets, financial reporting etc.) in-app, and integrate with other apps for related PSA/ERP functionalities such as generating invoices, but our main focus is and always will be making it easy to maximise utilisation by making scheduling a breeze.


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Precursive
Company Website
Year Founded
2011
HQ Location
London, United Kingdom
Twitter
@precursive
2,970 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
30 employees on LinkedIn®
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Development & Analytics Executive
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The flexibility and the fact that there is always someone ready to come with advice on how to get done what you need to be done. The support team are great and respond very promptly to your request. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Things improved greatly since the Lightning update. Before then, there were a number of issues to do with reporting especially and with Precursive not being able to display the necessary details we needed for our reporting option. That is now much better although there are still certain legacy issues from when Precurisve was set up on the earlier system (i.e. displaying non billable activities...). Also when you are filling out your timesheet and there are a large number of rows , it takes quite a while to save and update - probably to do with the fact that it's an online tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's all about profitability of reports. We look at how much we costed jobs at the beginning and how many hours we actually spend and this informs our costing in the future. The aim is to become more profitable in the Operations teams. Reports compiled using Precursive data get a lot of traction within the company especially in the leadership team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

We are using precursive to match projects with consultants. We really had no capacity visualization to quickly make decisions before this. We are a small company, but growing quickly, and we needed a solution fast. We were able to get up and running within our Salesforce configuration within a reasonable time frame. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is not much basic automation within the tool. It is very vanilla. Automation was needed to be built around the tool to fit into our Salesforce configuration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using this tool for assigning projects with people. We could no longer do this manually. We have a much better cost and capacity planning view now with Precursive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Salesforce Administrator
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Its easy to use, simple to configure in the background and you can get some amazing reports from the data across the bookings and resources used. The ability to add and update resources is really quick and fluid, the ability to set specific security controls within the app (which compliment the general role and profile security controls from the platform). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The schema on the classic version can sometimes be complicated when you are trying to create reports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Previously resource planning was done on a master spreadsheet updated by one Project coordinator. Now each of the Project managers make a request for a resource, the resource manager manages that workflow into their teams and allocates resources, and the engineering resources can see in one simple view what their weeks work looks like. We have erradicated manual report creation and the use of any tool other than Precursive for booking resource. We have managed to bring together resource managers and Project managers into one place to easily accommodate those last minute changes to projects that happen, and now this whole process is cleaner, crisper and cheaper (from no wasted time). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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General Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is highly customizable and very easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a lag while saving reports which i don't like but overall its okay. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You should definitely try it once Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used it to track projects mainly. I also integrated this with our Salesforce account and it was really very helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Product Imaginer
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

We starting working with Precursive to help us improve our resource management and workforce planning. Previously we were in Google Sheets which worked to a point but didn't give us a proper forward view or any meaningful data. With Precursive we now have a resource scheduler that works well for our agile approach to planning and delivery. We can tailor both the scheduler and our project financial tracking to our business model and internal business language. This means it is really easy for our PMs and consultants to review project costs and margins in line with resourcing decisions. Being able to see the real-time impact of resourcing changes on margin is a huge step forward. Our Ops and Finance managers like the reporting and dashboards that they provide out-of-the-box - the ones on capacity and project margin/revenues are great - the fact that these are there when you start saved a lot of hassle for our staff. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We are early in the process so not a lot right now - we've asked for some items to be added to their roadmap which they advised would be included in Q3. They are native to Lightning which means they can add stuff in quickly. Would like to see more on the AI side which they also have on their roadmap. Still can't get people to do their timesheets on time but compliance has gone up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great team, great leadership; pleasure to work with. Feel heard & valued. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Better resource management and less stressed staff

- Workload equality across teams

- Mapped out our skills and technical certifications

- Improved utilization by 5% within 6 months of launch

- Reduced delays between closing deals and starting work by 1 week

- Saved 3 hours per on average on admin for T&E Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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DIRECTOR
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

We're a Salesforce SI that's fast growing and wanted a simple but functionally rich PSA tool - Precursive is Lightning native which is amazing from a technical architecture perspective as it enables our workflows and improves on them vs. us being dictated how to work, which is the approach used by other providers. We looked at other apps that are supposedly native to Salesforce but when we got under the hood weren't. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing yet. They have some validation rules that we've had to change but that was simple to do. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Listen to their guidance on best practices to set up - check out their Agile Workforce research. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clear view of our plan vs actual margin.

The whole team has reduced their admin time.

A single view of all our projects in a granular way.

Helping our HR team plan for hiring by us mapping out skills and certifications for our team.

Timesheets on mobile is also AWESOME. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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US
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Being able copy projects & phases from one week to the next Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

nothing that i can think of, is this 40 characters yet?! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time sheets; resource planning Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Change Management Director
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The product is great - simple and easy to use. Lightning native with great aftercare. Has decreased our admin time across the team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not a lot to dislike but looking forward to their AI proposition. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resource and Project Management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CEO
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

integration to salesforce and visibility of resources and project financials Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

a few areas being developed currently will help - using workarounds at present to manage forward planning Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

productivity, consistency across teams, project management and profitability Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Once it's setup correctly which takes a lot of effort, it'/ reporting facilities are brilliant. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We are constantly having to make manual changes to fix project code ownership, database synchronization etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ensure that it the backend integration is fully tested before going live. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralized time sheet management, tracking and approvals. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CFO
Construction
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

As the admin for the product I love the integration with Salesforce. Precursive's support team has been fantastic and one of the most responsive teams I've ever worked with. Kate is the best and is always on top of things. The time difference wasn't a big deal since I would often get my questions off to them early in the morning my time and they would respond back very quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We ran into a few logic issues with the Salesforce automation but it was often as simple as a date not making sense on our Salesforce opportunity. I would like to see the implementation of a true PTO approval workflow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are using Salesforce then this product will be the one for you. Their ability to integrate into Salesforce, creating new jobs and assigning jobs to staff was a fantastic improvement over our old process and far better than other options I found. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our old method of collecting time was manual excel files. With Precursive we were able to add in workflow approval, expense workflow, and time off tracking. My users also were able to use the Salesforce1 app in order to enter their time, which was a nice benefit for our employees in the field who are not always around a computer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Content Manager
Internet
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Precursive has helped us keep track of our growing team and manage timesheets. Before Precursive, it was an absolute nightmare to see who had submitted their timesheets on time, and check whether the information was correct. Now we can just run a report, and users get email reminders automatically.

It’s also great getting project and financial information through from Salesforce automatically via the integration.

Our engineers also love being able to submit their timesheets on mobile! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Precursive has to integrate with another app to generate invoices Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our data is so much more accurate and it’s saved hours of time reformatting information from spreadsheets. We’ve set up a system where projects come through to Precursive from Salesforce when they’re about to close, so we can forecast what skills will be needed before the deal closes. Makes planning so much easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Cashier
Retail
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

What I like best about Precursive is that I can easily enter in my hours for the week, and it only takes a few seconds. This is nice because it doesn't take too long and distract me from other things I'm working on. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One of the first times I used Precursive, there was a glitch that wouldn't let me enter in a holiday. I ended up figuring out how to do it, but not after quite some time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It solves the "business problem" of punching my hours in on a time clock. Its just as accurate and gives more autonomy to the employees. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Ease of use for end users to create time sheets. Support has been very good! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The resource management functionality isn't very intuitive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Determine how important integration with SFDC is. If its your #1 need then this might be the tool for you. If not they maybe a more out of the box tool for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking Users time.

Integration with SFDC is the key feature for us. We are heavy SFDC users and this integration help automate our processes. Once we got the reports/dashboards up and running they have been ease to use . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Consultant
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Real time data entry (no save button), the slick user interface, low bandwidth synchronous connectivity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lack of borders on time entry table, bank holiday recording, learning curve in implementation, some issues with availability, dependency on constant internet connectivity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Design the team & project groupings before attempting to begin setting up

Ensure the design allows for scalability

Hold back from granular time recording until the process has been bedded in Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time spent on each activity provides an idea of the cost Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The resource view makes it easy to see who's available, and the drag and drop to extend bookings means we can quickly make changes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The default week length is 40 hours, when we work to 39 - although I believe this is coming in the next update Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've saved time updating spreadsheets and managing timesheets. Timesheets are now submitted on time and with correct information that can be easily checked, so our data is far more accurate. It's easier to see when consultants are available, meaning we've increased utilisation rates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

I like that the cost centers have boullian search. It is fairly intuitive. Web based is essential. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not being able to copy and paste a week. Not having a way to pull a report on a per project basis for total hours. Also a vacation/PTO tracker would be a great feature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to use. Nice solution to keeping projects accurately Billed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this to distribute hours to different projects and cost codes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Once you have become used to the idiosyncrasies of Precursive, it is a fast and thus far reliable timesheet system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is non-intuitive, at time infuriating, and not at all easy to learn. Finding your own records is nigh impossible, you cannot track your annual allowance of paid holidays, and needing to add "normal time" for normal work time ever single week is infuriating. It should just be there by default. Also, you can't submit future holiday notification, so it doesn't provide a heads-up and reminder to HR/management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try before you buy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Relatively fast timesheet completion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Easily accessible online and easy to pull up old records for easy book keeping Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Expenses were a little repetitive, would have liked a cut and paste feature for quicker entry Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None, I am just a user and it recorded my job hours and expenses Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate Consultant
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Tracking by week and adding tasks.

This saves time.would be good if this could be exported Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some days are left with no tasks.

Could improved to create invoice Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Quick tracking for projects and easy "add a project" feature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Entering my projects weekly and my project "role" can be very tedious. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Much easier than manually tracking projects. Excel spreadsheets have proven very inefficient for our needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

It is a simple and easy website to use. Looks professional and works well Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not like the coding process which associates a job with a number Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Automation Test Engineer
Financial Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The reminders are useful and the interface simple to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The ability to not see an overall calendar view and haven't to scroll back several times can be a pain if I timesheet is overdue Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very simple quick and easy solution to managing my timesheets Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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