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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
Scott Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Novatime

It does all aspects you need for timekeeping and PTO accruals. They also have back-end options to apply rules to applied breaks or PTO rollovers from year to year. The system is very complex, but at the same time, very simple to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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.
Jason Montoya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Novatime

  • User interface is great for administrators.
  • User experience has been really appreciated by our users (managers/supervisors).
  • User experience has also been really appreciated by our non-exempt employees when punching in and out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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
Scott Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Novatime

  • It can be very slow and delayed in punches.
  • It doesn't always capture everyone's punches immediately.
  • There are quite a few areas where you have to be mindful of saving it correctly otherwise the information is all lost and that can be frustrating for users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Harpoon

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Novatime

Novatime 7.0
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On the employee's side of things, Novatime is pretty intuitive and fairly easy to use. All they have to do is either press a button to punch in or punch out. If they are entering in their hours, all they have to do is type in the number of hours per day.On the manager's side of things, Novatime is also fairly easy to use. It highlights in red any missed punches and in green any OT that the employee has. There are links on the homepage of the manager's page that will lead them to a list of all their employees' missed punches for a pay period and they can fix them all before payroll is due.Novatime becomes a bit more complicated on the administrator's side. The issues I have run into with Novatime normally come after updates/upgrades to their system. They have been getting better, but the administrator's side is still a bit clunky and takes a while to find what you are looking for. It is not as intuitive as the other sides and takes a bit of computer knowledge to figure it out.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Harpoon

Harpoon 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Scott Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Novatime

Novatime 8.5
Based on 4 answers
The program itself can be customized in many different ways to meet the needs of the company/organization that it is working with. The charts/graphs on the new homepage are somewhat helpful and link to useful information. It has some really nice scheduling features that allow managers to see the difference between hours expected to work and actual hours worked as well as overtime, absences, and non-scheduled shifts. Processing payroll is quite simple. PTO request off is straightforward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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.
Jason Montoya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Novatime

The product is easy to use, and everyone picks up on it quickly. It is less expensive, and has more to offer than any other product I’ve found.
Adam Bander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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.
Jason Montoya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Novatime

  • We've had great positive impact from our employees and supervisors, who have been really appreciative of improvements over our last timekeeping system.
  • Less time has been spent in dealing with system issues/errors for timesheets, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Harpoon

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Harpoon Editions & Modules

Edition
Single User - Unlimited Everything$191
  1. per month
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Novatime

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Novatime Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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