DATABASICS Time vs. Harpoon

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DATABASICS Time
Score 7.2 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
DATABASICS is a web-based time tracking and project management solution for freelancers, employees, and small companies alike used to track time on projects without the need to install software. Time tracking, time sheets, and time management are notoriously time consuming and inefficient. DATABASICS is a time tracking software solution that saves time and improves efficiency by making time tracking easier and more transparent. Users can collect timesheets from employees, and track…
$800
per month
Harpoon
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Harpoon is a web-hosted accounting and finance app that helps freelancers and consultants set and meet their financial goals. In addition, Harpoon provides useful tools to help users collect revenue and manage finances. Features include time tracking, invoicing, expense tracking, project scheduling and more.  The vendor’s value proposition is that their solution that helps users boost their freelancing career.
$19
per month
Pricing
DATABASICS TimeHarpoon
Editions & Modules
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Single User - Unlimited Everything
$19
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DATABASICS TimeHarpoon
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAnnual subscription Billed monthly or quarterly in advance Starting at $800/month Pricing based on volume (see above) with negotiated monthly minimum and overage rates Fixed fee for implementation and other projects Technical support included in monthly subscription
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User Ratings
DATABASICS TimeHarpoon
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DATABASICS TimeHarpoon
Likelihood to Recommend
DATABASICS
Easy to use with lots of customization. The PTO request and calendar is a great tool with real-time balances easy to access. The validation table is large enough to handle hundreds of projects with dozens of sub-categories. We also like the ability to send notices on our own schedule.
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Harpoon
I think Harpoon works best for freelancers, consultants, self employed people and smaller companies with less client to bill. For larger enterprises with hundreds or thousands of clients, there are larger, more intricate platforms in the market that are better suited for those needs.
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Pros
DATABASICS
  • I can use a mobile phone to submit timesheets.
  • The approver can approve from a mobile phone.
  • Can force organization policies in the system.
  • Notify users about holidays.
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Harpoon
  • Makes Sending Invoices & Collecting Payment Easy, for Freelancers
  • Tracking Financial Goals (Monthly & Annual) & Projecting Future Results
  • Provides Insights On AR, Earned Income, Top Clients, and other helpful but highly relevant data points.
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Cons
DATABASICS
  • The site is pretty plain and boring to look at.
  • I hear there is a mobile app in the works?
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Harpoon
  • Sometimes expense reporting bring up duplicate transactions, which may be more of a fault of the API that connects my account, which is Plaid
  • Would be nice if in the future, they can offer ACH as one of the payment options for invoices
  • There are some redundancies that pop up when setting time frames for client work and the projects attached to them. If they aren't aligned, it can cause inaccurate reporting. If it just sent it once and it took care of both functions, it would be easier
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Support Rating
DATABASICS
Good value of money. Sped up the month-end closing time.
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Harpoon
The few times I've needed help or had questions about the platform, the founder got back to me. And fairly fast. The extra effort resonated well with me
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Alternatives Considered
DATABASICS
DATABASICS is the only system capable of handling our complex project dimensions. It's a basic system that's easy to use and easy to navigate. It does everything we need without being overcomplicated, unlike Deltek.
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Harpoon
I've used Less Accounting and & Quickbooks Online. After Less Accounting was acquired, its development was mostly stopped. While the tool was a simple way to manage invoices and expenses, its directional philosophy changed with the new owners. Quickbooks Online was a solid tool, but the company support was unhelpful and hard to work with at times. Harpoon provides a great tool, with a company that cares about its users.
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Return on Investment
DATABASICS
  • Easy for staff to submit timesheets.
  • Leave management is a good tool to track leave days.
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Harpoon
  • Clear and precise visibility of my financial status.
  • Projections of how I'm doing today, this month, and this year.
  • Clarity on what needs to happen with client development to reach my goals.
  • It shrinks the amount of time I spend on getting clients to pay my invoices.
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ScreenShots

DATABASICS Time Screenshots

Screenshot of Tracks all employee timesheetsScreenshot of Clock in and out on mobileScreenshot of Enter hours for the whole week on mobileScreenshot of Track time to multiple projectsScreenshot of Use a phone, tablet, or desktop to manage timesheets

Harpoon Screenshots

Screenshot of Harpoon's Dashboard showcases over a dozen crucial metrics to help you understand the health of your business. Enjoy the big picture view of your freelancing finances.Screenshot of Every business has expenses and Harpoon is the perfect place to track them. Assign expenses to your projects and easily add those expenses to invoices for reimbursement.Screenshot of You'll appreciate how simple it is to create invoices, and your clients will appreciate the one-click ease of making payments online. Harpoon's invoices are clean and beautiful, a perfect complement to the professional services and products you provide.Screenshot of All of a project's invoices, expenses, and recorded hours are grouped and organized in one convenient place ready for you to take action, or simply there for historical reference. Handy!Screenshot of Harpoon gives you powerful tools to track and organize your time. Simple one-click timers combined with flexible reporting puts you in total control of your business's tracked time.