Harvest Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Harvest

Online time tracking, invoicing & project reporting

4.52/5 (376 reviews)

Harvest overview

What is Harvest?

Harvest harnesses the power of time tracking to help you answer critical questions about your team's time, project progress, and the health of your business. Plus, it turns your billable time into invoices that make it easy to get paid online.

One of the biggest challenges with tracking time is getting your team to do it. Harvest makes time tracking easy for your team by letting them track time in the way that's easiest for them. They can log their hours for the week into a timesheet all at once, or they can track time as they work by starting a timer from their desktop, phone, or browser. Harvest even integrates with your favorite tools - including Asana, Basecamp, and Trello - so your team can track time from applications they already use.

Harvest also helps you put that timesheet data to work by turning it into intuitive, visual graphs that give you insight into your team and projects. See what each member of your team worked on and what's taking up the most of your time. See how much time has been tracked to each project, how much of your budget is left, and how much of your time is billable.

And when it's time to invoice your clients, you can create an invoice from Harvest right from your tracked time. Email it to your client and get paid online with the help of our PayPal and Stripe integrations.
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Pricing

Starting from
$12/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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: Easily create invoices for your work, send them to clients, and get paid online.Harvest screenshot: Keep track of all the invoices you create as well as any outstanding payments.

Harvest reviews

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Jonathan Simcoe

Harvest is an Essential Tool for Creative Freelancers

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-17
Review Source: Capterra

I've tried numerous other invoicing tools but none compare to the stability, quality, and reliability of Harvest. For the money you just can't beat it.

Pros
Harvest makes it super easy to track time and expenses, invoice clients, and collect payments via Stripe or ACH.

Cons
Because it is such a stable piece of software, they are very slow to add new features, and certain areas of the user interface feel dated. That being said, it is rock solid, fast, and extremely reliable.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Alex Fleck

A Great, Lightweight App Which Does What We Need It To

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

Overall a very positive experience; the software is very simple to use and does what we need it to (allows us to invoice, view income reports and send client reminders on payments, as well as allow them to pay via card online, from anywhere in the world and for the funds to be filtered into our business bank account. Some limitations persist and I wish the company would listen to the community on such items as the lack of statements facility. However, they do offer a large number of external software integrations for proposals, contracts etc. which beefs out the utility and functionality of the software.

Pros
Harvest is a super-simple app which manages all our client payments and invoicing/reminders for our clients and integrates with Stripe for a seamless payment process. We use it every day and can bill clients in $ or other currencies easily, and provide them downloadable pdf's, payment portals and other functionality (using external app integrations) with ease.

Cons
The in-built feature set is quite limited. To get integration with contract software, proposal software etc. you need further subscriptions with other companies. It would be ideal if it was all built-in. Also, it's missing a huge feature which should be standard on all invoicing apps - The ability to send automated client statements. At any time we may have 5-20 invoices outstanding for some client accounts and, even after 4 years using Harvest we have to manually send links and individual invoice reminders. It's by far the biggest downside of the software and is a big limitation.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Amanda Bair

A freelancer's best friend

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-23
Review Source: Capterra

No more tracking time on projects through notebooks and spreadsheets, or losing track of outstanding invoices. It's all there, easily accessible from a single online platform. For my solo enterprise, it's less than $15/month, which is an incredible bargain.

Pros
- So easy to do everything: time tracking, invoicing, expenses. The whole platform is intuitive and easily navigable. - Flexible time tracking: either setting a timer or entering into a timesheet-like interface. - The system can send invoice reminders on your behalf, so it's not like you personally bugging your contact. - You get to choose -- through checkboxes -- how detailed you want your invoices to be. - Invoices are globally configurable, so you can set up your template with logo, recurring info, etc. - At a glance, you can see how much you have invoiced/received over the year/last year/etc. and which invoices are outstanding. - Every end-of-week you get a report that shows how you spent your tracked time.

Cons
I haven't encountered anything to dislike about this platform, though I haven't yet used all of its features.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Megan Green

Eliminated our previously very manual time-tracking process

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-16
Review Source: Capterra

Manual time tracking. Makes it easier for Engineers to input their time, and manager to view in real-time.

Pros
Easy to use and customize. I also implemented the use of Harvest forecast which links with Harvest in order to help estimate utilization of our engineers. Prior to using Harvest, our time tracking process was very manual, and this has really made it so much easier.

Cons
There are lots of features that I'd love to be able to customize, such as budget overages (automatically being marked as non-billable). I also question the way that it calculates utilization, but I've just adapted and manually put together reports for myself and management team.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

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

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-11
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Harvest pricing

Starting from
$12/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
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Harvest costs $12 USD/person/month for unlimited access to all of Harvest's features.

A free plan is also available for single users with limited needs.

Harvest features

API
Accounting Integration
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Reporting & Statistics

Accounting Management (164 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (183 other apps)
Audit Trail (117 other apps)
Compliance Management (160 other apps)
Financial Analysis (115 other apps)
Multi-Currency (143 other apps)
Real Time Data (139 other apps)
Third Party Integration (173 other apps)
Workflow Management (130 other apps)

Additional information for Harvest

Key features of Harvest

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