Xero vs Harvest Comparison Chart

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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Xero is a great accounting software that makes it easy to focus on what's important

2018-01-19

Pros

Easy to use, great integrations with other tools we use such as Harvest. Very approachable, especially by accounting software standards.

Cons

We had some issues connecting our bank for the first several weeks, and a lot of the data visualizations felt fairly superfluous. It has continually gotten better, though.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Xero Reviews
Xero
Accounting Software for SMBs
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Alexander Novitskiy

Do you need Invoice software software? It is!

2018-04-22

Online Invoicing + XERO integration.

Pros

Simple (and some times free) invoicing software for small business. Free XERO integration!

Cons

Very simple invoice design - too simple... Only this one Cons - especially for free version. Also you can not to create invoice by mobile version :(

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Harvest Reviews
Harvest
Online time tracking, invoicing & project reporting
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Steve Fa

Decent Product But Horrible Customer Service

2018-03-20

Pros

Also syncs to Quickbooks/Xero which is a nice feature.

Cons

Very poor customer service. I've never had as bad of an experience as with Harvest. Wouldn't recommend to anyone based on this.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Software Advice
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Harvest Reviews
Harvest
Online time tracking, invoicing & project reporting
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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. Time tracking.

Pros

Very easy to use and integrates well with Xero, Quickbooks or other backend bookkeeping software.

Cons

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

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Harvest Reviews
Harvest
Online time tracking, invoicing & project reporting
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Bill Bardon

Time and expense tracking and billing

2018-08-16

A few years ago I took my accounting online with Xero so I explored many of the time-tracking apps that integrate with it.

Pros

Harvest can connect to Trello, Quickbooks, Xero, Stripe, PayPal, and about 80 other online applications, and has a programming API if you are so inclined.

Cons

Everything is tracked as a project. To enter time, you first have to create a project to track it. Even if you are doing a one-off visit, you cannot track that hour or two until you have created a new project for that customer. It would be helpful to be able to log billable time directly to a customer.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Harvest Reviews
Harvest
Online time tracking, invoicing & project reporting
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Haja C.

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

2018-08-21

This is a very clean, simple appearing, a non-intrusive app which is actually a very solid and powerful platform. It has the potential to be an indispensable part of modern project-based businesses. Well, the answer is, this basic time tracking app solves several problems all at once. First of all, Harvest is available on all your devices and computers so, whenever you need to track time...voila there it is. It is super easy to set up and use, zero learning curve needed. It's nicely organized by client, so each project gets placed where it belongs. It has idle time detection to prevent inaccuracies. There are several options for arranging your time-based fees and you can even include your billable expenses. The information is not trapped in Harvest platform so you can import and export clients, invoices and other info to your other systems easily. You can easily send email invoices directly from your time-keeping records and accept payments online with integrations. In addition to budgeting time, you can also track expenses for each project in order to stay on track, both financially and time management-wise. This software plus Forecast gives you the potential to be increasingly accurate with time estimates for your clients. Once you take into account all of the software integrations and the API, you really have a valuable central point to manage your business. It helps that this software was developed by a team that had to solve these problems themselves. The company also seems to have good stewardship of the business in social justice and community arenas. I have not yet used the mobile app or API but I am definitely a fan of Harvest!

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. -No offline functionality on the desktop

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Ease of use
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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Harvest Reviews
Harvest
Online time tracking, invoicing & project reporting
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Rafael Abreu

Perfect Match to TEAMWORK (Project Management Tool)

2018-11-02

We are really in love with Harvest so far. It changed the way we log and invoice hours, as it is much easier due to the TEAMWORK integration and its built in features. Support is great and fast. Highly recommended.

Pros

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. Because we need to pay for different systems (TEAMWORK, HARVEST and FORECAST) the total cost per user for our company can be around $30. Not a problem but probably there are other systems that can do it all for the same price (but I need to say that Harvest has one of the best interfaces and reports that I ever see.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Harvest Reviews
Harvest
Online time tracking, invoicing & project reporting
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Adam Liptchman

Harvest is superb

2013-04-16

A great time tracking and reporting tool for your team. Harvest has become indispensable at our company. Its streamlined our workflow, allowing us to work on more projects efficiently and operate more closely to our budgetary goals.

Pros

As well as 50+ integrations with project management apps like Basecamp and accounting apps like Quickbooks and Xero. They are constantly adding new features and these are updated automatically.

Cons

The invoices could be more customizable than they are right now. The PDF versions of the reports could look a bit better.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Harvest Reviews
Harvest
Online time tracking, invoicing & project reporting
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