Harvest Features

Harvest

Online time tracking, invoicing & project reporting

4.53/5 (449 reviews)

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API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Tracking
Billable & Non-Billable Hours
Billable Items Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Calendar Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Cost Analysis
Cost Estimating
Cost Tracking
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Employee Activity Monitoring
Expense Claims
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Labor Cost Reporting
Mobile Access
Mobile Time Tracking
Monitoring
Multiple Billing Rates
Offline Time Tracking
Online Time Tracking
Performance Management
Prioritization
Profitability Analysis
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reminders
Remote Access/Control
Remote Support
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Status Tracking
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Time Tracking by Client
Time Tracking by Project
Time Zone Tracking
Timer
Timesheet Management
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API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Tracking
Billable & Non-Billable Hours
Billable Items Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Calendar Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Cost Analysis
Cost Estimating
Cost Tracking
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Employee Activity Monitoring
Expense Claims
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Labor Cost Reporting
Mobile Access
Mobile Time Tracking
Monitoring
Multiple Billing Rates
Offline Time Tracking
Online Time Tracking
Performance Management
Prioritization
Profitability Analysis
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reminders
Remote Access/Control
Remote Support
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Status Tracking
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Time Tracking by Client
Time Tracking by Project
Time Zone Tracking
Timer
Timesheet Management
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API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Tracking
Billable & Non-Billable Hours
Billable Items Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Calendar Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Cost Analysis
Cost Estimating
Cost Tracking
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Employee Activity Monitoring
Expense Claims
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Labor Cost Reporting
Mobile Access
Mobile Time Tracking
Monitoring
Multiple Billing Rates
Offline Time Tracking
Online Time Tracking
Performance Management
Prioritization
Profitability Analysis
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
QuickBooks Integration
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reminders
Remote Access/Control
Remote Support
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Status Tracking
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Time Tracking
Time Tracking by Client
Time Tracking by Project
Time Zone Tracking
Timer
Timesheet Management
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484 reviews

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2,222 reviews

Harvest Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Harvest's features:

Michael D.

Good time tracking system

2016-12-07

It's a good tracking system for invoice purpose.

Pros

Mobile apps Invoice report

Cons

Project management report

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Brandon G.

Great Time Tracker

2019-07-17

Great ap for team time tracking and it integrates well into more Project management tools.

Pros

Useful for teams to track time on projects.

Cons

No real bugs to report unless you don't like the color orange.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin C.

User-friendly time tracking and invoicing software!

2017-11-08

Easy time tracking, reporting, and invoicing.

Pros

(3) Reporting is the best part - gather data based on team members, area of work, date range, etc.

Cons

(2) Invoicing UI could be improved.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Aimee K.

Best for Simple Bookkeeping and Time Tracking

2018-12-20

It makes bookkeeping so easy, even in two currencies.

Pros

As a freelancer, I find it fantastically simple to track time and expenses, bill, follow up on invoices and receive payment.

Cons

Unfortunately, you have to tie into overpriced Quickbooks or another accounting package to do this.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Luke A.

Solid time tracking and invoicing app

2021-04-10

Overall a very solid product with a clear and unwavering purpose. You won't go wrong if you select Harvest for your business.

Pros

Harvest is simple to use with a robust set of time tracking, reporting and invoicing features as well as integrations with common project management platforms and cloud-based finance systems.

Cons

Since Harvest handles only time tracking, reporting and invoicing, if you're a business who sells their time and you use another third-party tool to manage that work, Harvest is a little distanced and doesn't always provide the deep integration you might like.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Adam L.

Harvest is superb

2013-04-16

Its streamlined our workflow, allowing us to work on more projects efficiently and operate more closely to our budgetary goals.

Pros

You can create any type of report in Harvest, splicing the time data in the way you need it.

Cons

The invoices could be more customizable than they are right now.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Xiomara O.

Time Management Companion

2018-11-02

I Have made Important Improvement in - Amount of Billable Hours - Resourceful Activities - Better Workflow - Outsourcing Thank you, Harvest!

Pros

I also like that I have been able to delegate those Non-billable hours and be more Productive with my time!

Cons

It would give me an overview where I could improve my Time Management even more in my workflow

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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David J.

Simple to use but lacking features

2018-03-27

Pros

Can send invoices directly from Harvest from time tracked, and also misc invoices.

Cons

Does not integrate with Freshbooks.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1-10 employees)

Complete and intuitive solution

2019-06-25

Love it. I recommended Harvest to many friends and partners and they all seem to enjoy the tool.

Pros

Timesheet management is intuitive and easy to use and so is invoicing.

Cons

Some invoicing fields should be more easily customized.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Haja C.

Elegant, Clean and Valuable Time Tracking App - A Staple Product

2018-08-21

First of all, Harvest is available on all your devices and computers so, whenever you need to track time...voila there it is.

Pros

-Intuitive user interface -Cute motivational quotes and illustrations -Great native desktop experience on the Mac -Wonderful integrations with other software, including Harvest's Forecast, Xero accounting and Stripe -A multi-functional API and mobile apps (IOS and Android)!

Cons

- No automated sales tax - or integration with automated sales tax providers (Avalara, Tax Jar, etc.) on invoices -Team pricing could be better and also would be great if there were a tier between free - two projects and unlimited projects.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Megan B.

Great product

2020-01-04

My overall experience with Harvest is great! Would definitely recommend.

Pros

It really helps with project management - seeing how much time you’re taking with what tasks and projects.

Cons

The unsynced entries on the mobile app - mine are stacking up on my notifications, even though they are tracking on my week and are on the weekly report.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Megan G.

Eliminated our previously very manual time-tracking process

2019-12-16

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

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Senior Digital Marketing Strategist (Marketing and Advertising company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

One of the simplest time tracking tools

2017-11-17

Pros

Clever reporting, and project management.

Cons

Also, a couple of the integrations we've tried don't work the way they are supposed to.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 11-50 employees)

Good tool with helpful updates

2018-12-20

Harvest does the job for us and we use it hourly! But reporting could definitely be better

Pros

Time tracking is simple and there are good apps to make this easier on your desktop etc.

Cons

Reporting could definitely be improved as we've had to investigate integrations with other tools or massive Google sheets to pull the data that's of real value to us as a business. eg finding time against budgets isn't super simple.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Joe P.

Harvest makes it really easy for my teams to track time and invoice for time.

2017-12-05

It also makes it super simple to invoice time (not to mention follow up on invoices).

Pros

I love the Team visibility and reporting. Invoicing is super easy as well.

Cons

I wish Harvest made it easier to switch between multiple accounts (for example, business and personal) where different email addresses are used.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Alex F.

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

2018-12-11

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.

Pros

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

Also, it's missing a huge feature which should be standard on all invoicing apps - The ability to send automated client statements.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Top-notch invoicing and matter management software for professionals and freelancers.

2017-11-16

Prompt invoicing. Ability to manage all client matters.

Pros

Very easy to use and integrates well with Xero, Quickbooks or other backend bookkeeping software. The invoicing system is well done also.

Cons

The reporting features are generally good, but uninvoiced versus invoiced can get a little opaque at times.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)

Great for Billing Hours

2019-07-16

We are using it to bill time to customers to accurately bill them for services rendered.

Pros

We use Harvest to track time billed to clients.

Cons

I dislike that sometimes it can be easy to track for the wrong client. The report also rounds to the nearest 15 minutes unless you select a detailed report.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rafael A.

Perfect Match to TEAMWORK (Project Management Tool)

2018-11-02

It changed the way we log and invoice hours, as it is much easier due to the TEAMWORK integration and its built in features.

Pros

Built in APPROVAL work flow to improve security and compliance. Easy way to INVOICE billable hours (Quickbooks and Xero integration).

Cons

Not possible to import entries from other systems was the only down side of implementing it so far as we are not able to see the historic data in the Harvest.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Stephanie F.

Love this product for the ease of use.

2017-10-10

Pros

Ease of use for admin and employees Easy invoice Stripe Integration Report are very easy to pull and to export Tracking

Cons

No forward scheduling Price - we are are growing small business and getting quite expensive as we add to our team

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Valerio P.

Great help to manage the budget of a project

2017-09-18

Time tracking, easy reporting.

Pros

Harvest easily displays the detail of the time invested and you can generate reports.

Cons

In our case we could not continue to use it since we needed a software that would be integrated with our workflow (which is a bit complicated).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Richard W.

Time Tracking Made Easy!

2019-06-15

Now, I would like to preface that, I did not use this application for consultation purposes; however, I have talked with other business owners who have used Harvest for invoicing and sending payment reminders to customers.

Pros

- Two different time tracking options: timed or manual. - Reporting is made easy with Harvest's tool

Cons

So, if you don't have an assigned project, and simply looking to track your time, you really can't

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lisa S.

Clean, Simple to Use, Good Invoicing features. Features for Fixed-fee billing not the best.

2019-08-12

However, with the change to limit phone support, plus the software's limitations in working with fixed fee pricing (which our industry is moving rapidly to), we're unfortunately in the process of looking for a new time-tracking app.

Pros

1) Clean, simple, easy to use interface for daily time tracking. 2) Ability to monitor team's time real-time 3) Ability to track real-time billable Revenue 4) Invoicing features 5) inexpensive

Cons

1) No real-time phone support.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Chandler E.

Does What You Need It To Do, Pricy

2018-01-11

Ease of timekeeping and ability to pull comprehensive time reports.

Pros

It is easy to create an account, the free trial is really free and no pressure when you set up your account initially.

Cons

If you only use it to track time on projects and a few clients, there might be cheaper options available.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael H.

Amazing time tracking & invoicing tool for remote teams

2020-05-11

Monthly invoices are also generated automatically through Harvest's invoicing tool.

Pros

The time tracking integrates beautifully with the invoicing tool, allowing the whole process to happen within Harvest (at no additional cost!)

Cons

It would also be really nice if Harvest were to include more integrations that weren't run through Zapier.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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