Harvest Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Harvest

Online time tracking, invoicing & project reporting

4.53/5 (401 reviews)

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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$12/month
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
Harvest screenshot: Painlessly track time to different clients, projects, and tasks from all your devices.Getting Started as Regular User | Harvest 101Harvest 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 user reviews

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Bart Muskala

Invoicing made easy

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-24
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Randall Smith

Great for time and billing; hard to integrate with accounting

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-12
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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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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Carol Victor

pretty simple to use, however a few weird features

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-05
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!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Mathew Thomas

The gold standard for timekeeping

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-21
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Harvest pricing

Starting from
$12/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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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

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

Accounting Management (205 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (262 other apps)
Audit Trail (153 other apps)
Compliance Management (214 other apps)
Financial Analysis (148 other apps)
Multi-Currency (179 other apps)
Real Time Data (159 other apps)
Third Party Integration (242 other apps)
Workflow Management (176 other apps)

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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.