Harvest

Online time tracking, invoicing & project reporting

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Harvest Overview

What is Harvest?

Harvest is an online time and expense tracking tool for teams and projects of all sizes. Harvest harnesses the power of time tracking to help users answer critical questions about their team's time, project progress, and the health of the business. Plus, it turns billable time into invoices that make it easy to get paid online. Businesses can use Harvest to carry out time tracking, expense tracking, project management, billable hours tracking, task assignment, invoicing, scheduling, and more.

One of the biggest challenges with tracking time is getting team members to do it. The Harvest app - available for Mac, Windows, iPhone, and Android - makes time tracking easy for teams by letting them track time in the way that's easiest for them. Users can track time as they work - by starting a timer from their desktop, phone, or browser - or enter hours all at once, after they're done. Harvest even integrates with third party tools including Asana, Basecamp, and Trello - so that team members can track time from applications they already use.

Harvest also helps businesses put that timesheet data to work by turning it into intuitive, visual graphs that provide insight into teams and projects. Managers can see what each team member has worked on and what's taking up the most time. See project cost, how much time has been tracked to each project, how much budget is left, and how many billable hours have been worked. And when it's time to invoice clients, Harvest allows users to create an invoice right from the tracked time within the application. Email this data to each client and get paid online with the help of PayPal and Stripe integrations.

A monthly subscription to Harvest costs $12/user/month. A free plan is available for single users.

Harvest Overview

Cost

Starting from
USD 12.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Harvest costs $12 USD/person/month (billed monthly) or $10.80 USD/person/month (billed annually) for unlimited access to all of Harvest's features.

A free plan is also available for single users with limited needs.
Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.


Harvest Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Painlessly track time to different clients, projects, and tasks from all your devices.
Break down total time tracked by individual team member and see their billable hours.
Drill down into specific projects to analyze progress and costs.
Put your timesheet data to work with smarter reporting and invoicing.
Keep track of all the invoices you create as well as any outstanding payments.
Easily create invoices for your work, send them to clients, and get paid online.
Harvest video Harvest screenshot: Painlessly track time to different clients, projects, and tasks from all your devices. Harvest screenshot: Break down total time tracked by individual team member and see their billable hours. Harvest screenshot: Drill down into specific projects to analyze progress and costs. Harvest screenshot: Put your timesheet data to work with smarter reporting and invoicing. Harvest screenshot: Keep track of all the invoices you create as well as any outstanding payments. Harvest screenshot: Easily create invoices for your work, send them to clients, and get paid online.

Harvest Reviews

Harvest Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
250

Very good
116

Average
30

Poor
1

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4.2
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.4
92% recommended this app
Bart M.

Invoicing made easy

We started using Harvest years ago with my previous company and it was our go-to solution with our new company. No questions asked. It just works and that is why I would recommend it to everyone looking for a simple solution.


Randall S.

Great for time and billing; hard to integrate with accounting

Ease of timekeeping and billing has improved. Integration with the rest of my accounting system has become harder.


Verified Reviewer

I don't admin Harvest. I only enter time into Harvest. I don't like Harvest.

I personally get no benefits from this software. I'm not a fan.


Carol V.

pretty simple to use, however a few weird features


Mathew T.

The gold standard for timekeeping

We've used harvest in the past and moved away to other products in the name of trying to fine one software suite that does it all: timekeeping, project management, chat, resource management, etc. Inevitably, we end up coming back to Harvest (alongside basecamp and slack) because it keeps things simple and does its job extremely well.


Bart M.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Invoicing made easy

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/11/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We started using Harvest years ago with my previous company and it was our go-to solution with our new company. No questions asked. It just works and that is why I would recommend it to everyone looking for a simple solution.

Pros

It just works. Creating an offer, turning it into an invoice, setting everything up... it just works easy. In contrast with many software you can use for invoicing, Harvest doesn't try to do it all, it just keeps things simple. Probably too simple at times, but I never ran into any issues as we have straightforward product & services lines to add to our invoices.

Cons

The fact that the time tracking is included and cannot be ignored as easily as the optional planning tool (that they sell separately) was a small frustration at first. Afterwards, I just tended to directly surf to the Invoices overview and avoid the timetracking part all together.

For some it is probably thé selling feature as time tracking looks very easy, but our company doens't keep track of detailed time tracking so we never used that part thoroughly.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Randall S.
Industry: Law Practice
Company size: Self Employed

Great for time and billing; hard to integrate with accounting

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 12/03/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of timekeeping and billing has improved. Integration with the rest of my accounting system has become harder.

Pros

I started using it because I did not find the timekeeping functions of Quickbooks easy enough to use. On that point, Harvest is much better--it is excellent at keeping track of time. In addition, Harvest makes it quite easy to bill clients for time and to follow up with repeated billings if needed.

Cons

I'll mention two things. First, the method of dealing with retainers needs some serious work to be useful for lawyers. If I have an outstanding invoice and a client sends me a retainer, I cannot have payment toward the invoice taken out of the retainer without a fairly convoluted process. Second, it is hard to integrate with Quickbooks. I need Quickbooks (or I suppose, something similar) to keep track of all my financial records. But when I am using Harvest for timekeeping and billing, I wind up making many of the entries twice.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 201-500 Employees

I don't admin Harvest. I only enter time into Harvest. I don't like Harvest.

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 11/01/2018
Review Source: Capterra

I personally get no benefits from this software. I'm not a fan.

Pros

So overall I'm not a fan. That said, documenting expenses is the best I've ever seen in Harvest. It's really well done and simple. Nice and clean, get your photos, get your monies and go. Big fan.

That is where my love affair ends with this app.

From an administrative point, maybe there are incredible advantages over other offerings. The world may have never experienced such a revolutionary piece of software and I, in turn, am a simpleton; stuck in a world of misunderstanding.

Cons

If you write a app which tracks hourly time and tries to put it into buckets for easy expensing, the time-tracking app should be simple for the multitude of non-admin users. Simply put, it's cumbersome and annoying.... and I say that because someone is going to take stronger language less seriously.

Forget the fact that you have to enter in time _Daily_. When I say daily, I don't mean that you click on the day, you do the thing and save. I mean that it shows you one day per page at a time. No calendar to quickly go through a week, no monthly review where you can quickly fill in gaps. One page == one day. You can bring stuff over from the last-entered day, but the hours aren't filled in... just the buckets. This leads to an incredibly slow, painful, and frankly uninteresting experience. For a bunch of users who want to do their job instead of fiddling around with tracking how long they've done their job, asking them to use Harvest is basically asking them to make none of their time billable unless threatened with homelessness. It's incredibly painful to use.

To be sure, I'm not a fan of time-tracking apps anyway. I akin them to asking your employees to lie to you and giving them a form in which to do it... but Harvest makes the fun of lying to your employer the low-light of your day. It's not fair.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Carol V.
Industry: Biotechnology
Company size: 2-10 Employees

pretty simple to use, however a few weird features

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 05/10/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

i like how there's a free version because it is not necessary to always purchase the paid version unless you are managing a large group of people.

it is simple to track time and add hours. to set up categories for your hours is very simple too. the tutorials are helpful & customer support answers fairly quickly.

Cons

sometimes when you bill an invoice in between two months, it doesn't always count your hours from the previous month, hence you are only billing in the current month. for example, if the week starts in september but ends in october that sunday, then you will be billed for that october, hence not billing for september. i found a way around it, but it is rather annoying.

Response from Harvest

Thank you for your review Carol, we appreciate your trust in Harvest!

I'm sorry you ran into some invoicing trouble though. I will flag this to our Product team as they're constantly reviewing and prioritizing new feedback and requests to improve Harvest in the future.

Thank you again!

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Mathew T.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The gold standard for timekeeping

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 21/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We've used harvest in the past and moved away to other products in the name of trying to fine one software suite that does it all: timekeeping, project management, chat, resource management, etc. Inevitably, we end up coming back to Harvest (alongside basecamp and slack) because it keeps things simple and does its job extremely well.

Pros

Exceptionally easy to use. Intuitive interface design that's obviously been user tested and refined. Every button and feature is exactly where you'd expect it to be.

Cons

This software does one thing really well – timekeeping. We've tried using solutions that try to do more and have gone back to Harvest because there's nothing we don't like about it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
Based on 399 user ratings
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Harvest Pricing

Harvest Pricing

Starting from
USD 12.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Harvest costs $12 USD/person/month (billed monthly) or $10.80 USD/person/month (billed annually) for unlimited access to all of Harvest's features.

A free plan is also available for single users with limited needs.
Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

Harvest costs $12 USD/person/month (billed monthly) or $10.80 USD/person/month (billed annually) for unlimited access to all of Harvest's features.

A free plan is also available for single users with limited needs.
Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

Value for Money
4.2/5
Based on 399 user ratings
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Harvest Features

Harvest Features

API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.3/5
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Additional information for Harvest

Additional information for Harvest

Key features of Harvest

  • Accounting integration
  • Activity tracking
  • Automated expense input
  • Automatic notifications
  • Billable hours tracking
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Billing rate management
  • Budgeting
  • Cost analysis
  • Cost estimating
  • Cost tracking
  • Customizable reporting
  • Date import / export
  • Electronic payments
  • Employee time clock
  • Expense claims
  • Expense tracking
  • Invoice management
  • Invoice processing
  • Labor cost reporting
  • Mobile integration
  • Multiple billing rates
  • Performance management
  • Profitability analysis
  • Progress tracking
  • Project budgeting
  • Project estimating
  • Project time tracking
  • Projections
  • Quickbooks integrations
  • Remote access
  • Task tracking
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Time & expense tracking
  • Time / task reporting
  • Time categorization
  • Time tracking by client
  • Timer
  • Timesheets

Benefits

  • Time tracking - Log hours into a timesheet or start a timer from your desktop, phone, or browser.

  • Integrations - Connect Harvest to dozens of tools, including Asana, Basecamp, Jira, PayPal, QuickBooks, Trello, and Xero.

  • Expense tracking - Take pictures of receipts and save expenses to specific projects.

  • Powerful reports - Visual reporting gives you essential information about your team and your projects based on timesheet data.

  • Invoice clients - Create invoices based on your tracked time, email them to clients, and get paid online through PayPal or Stripe.

  • Harvest FAQs

    Harvest FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Harvest.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Harvest offer?

    Harvest offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: USD 12.00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Harvest costs $12 USD/person/month (billed monthly) or $10.80 USD/person/month (billed annually) for unlimited access to all of Harvest's features. A free plan is also available for single users with limited needs. Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

    Q. What are the main features of Harvest?

    Harvest offers the following features:

    • Accounting integration
    • Activity tracking
    • Automated expense input
    • Automatic notifications
    • Billable hours tracking
    • Billing & invoicing
    • Billing rate management
    • Budgeting
    • Cost analysis
    • Cost estimating
    • Cost tracking
    • Customizable reporting
    • Date import / export
    • Electronic payments
    • Employee time clock
    • Expense claims
    • Expense tracking
    • Invoice management
    • Invoice processing
    • Labor cost reporting
    • Mobile integration
    • Multiple billing rates
    • Performance management
    • Profitability analysis
    • Progress tracking
    • Project budgeting
    • Project estimating
    • Project time tracking
    • Projections
    • Quickbooks integrations
    • Remote access
    • Task tracking
    • Time & attendance tracking
    • Time & expense tracking
    • Time / task reporting
    • Time categorization
    • Time tracking by client
    • Timer
    • Timesheets

    Q. Who are the typical users of Harvest?

    Harvest has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Harvest support?

    Harvest supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Harvest offer?

    Harvest has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Harvest support mobile devices?

    Harvest supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Harvest integrate with?

    Harvest integrates with the following applications:

    Bitium, Cayzu, Easy Insight, Freshservice, Fundbox, InvoiceSherpa, Jira, Teamwork, Xero, Zendesk Sell

    Q. What level of support does Harvest offer?

    Harvest offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials