Harvest vs. Hubstaff

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Harvest
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Harvest is used to track time, gain insights from past projects, and get paid for work. Dedicated apps and integrations with popular tools like Asana and Slack allow Harvest to fit into a team’s workflow. A selection of visual reports are offered to keep projects running smoothly and an organization's team supported. Harvest also helps to turn a team’s tracked time and expenses into professional nvoices and collect payment quickly with integrated online payments.
$0
per user
Hubstaff
Score 7.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Hubstaff is a workforce analytics software tailored to boost productivity in remote, hybrid, and in-house teams while fostering a positive employee experience. Integrating with over 30 apps, Hubstaff's key features include time tracking, screenshots, activity tracking, URL and app monitoring, workforce analytics, automatic payroll and invoicing, scheduling, GPS and location monitoring, and timesheets. Hubstaff is compatible with Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome, iOS, and…
$14
per month 2 seats (minimum)
Pricing
HarvestHubstaff
Editions & Modules
Harvest Free
$0
forever
Harvest Pro (Annual)
$10.80
per month per seat
Harvest Pro (Monthly)
$12
per month per seat
Starter
$7
per month per user (2 seat minimum)
Grow
$9
per month per user (2 seat minimum)
Team
$12
per month per user (2 seat minimum)
Enterprise
$300
per year per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HarvestHubstaff
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscount available for annual pricing.
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User Ratings
HarvestHubstaff
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(47 ratings)
6.3
(22 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(18 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
HarvestHubstaff
Likelihood to Recommend
Harvest
Harvest is ideally suited for a variety of scenarios, particularly in the realms of freelance or consulting work, where accurate hour tracking for billing is crucial. It excels in small to medium businesses managing team projects, allowing for effective resource allocation and time management across multiple concurrent projects. For budgeting and forecasting, Harvest provides valuable data, aiding in accurately estimating the duration and cost of future projects based on past data. It's also highly beneficial for remote or distributed teams, thanks to its cloud-based platform that facilitates seamless coordination. Additionally, its detailed reporting features enhance client transparency, fostering trust through clear communication of time spent on projects. However, Harvest may be less suitable for larger enterprises with complex integration needs or specialized industries requiring more niche features. Small startups or individuals on tight budgets might find the cost challenging, especially if they don't fully utilize all its features. Lastly, for those needing only basic time tracking, simpler or free tools might be more appropriate, making Harvest an unnecessary expenditure for basic needs.
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Hubstaff
It enables you to monitor workers' time on every project. It monitors productivity even if an internet connection is not available. It provides a customizable interface. Every task is customizable to suit project requirements. It allows you to track time from anywhere in the world. In this way, it provides powerful insights to determine how many hours are required to do a project.
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Pros
Harvest
  • Offers several options on using the tool, for example, you can use the app on your phone, the app for desktop, or simply have the website open.
  • The timer integrates with other platforms. For example, our team uses Asana as our project management tool. Now, in real-time, I can know which projects my team is working on and whether we're implementing good time management strategies to meet our goals.
  • The summary break downs are wonderful! You can view an individual's hours as well as project hours. There are even notifications you could receive when your team is getting close to reaching the allotted time for a client's project.
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Hubstaff
  • Its interface is also quite easy to handle and is designed in a user friendly way.
  • Overall, I feel that Hubstaff is a very useful invention that has the ability to attract and fascinate users.
  • Hubstaff offers a customizable and easily tailored according to your requirements user interface where with the help of just one click you can start or even stop tracking your daily project activities.
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Cons
Harvest
  • I’m still trying to figure out how tasks best associate to a specific project. There’s a couple different places to edit that and I’m a little confused as to best practice.
  • Does not integrate into basecamp which is our project management system
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Hubstaff
  • I am having a problem with its customer support. [I feel it is] one of the worst customer service I have gone through for the longest time. They did not even know about their own platform, response time is late and there is no such name of help from their side what so ever which makes it a very difficult platform to use.
  • [I believe it] needs a lot of upgrades in customer support system.
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Support Rating
Harvest
They're very responsive and do their best to answer whatever questions we've had. Sometimes, the question or request we've made is for a feature that doesn't yet exist, however in most cases those features have been built later and did eventually address our need.
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Hubstaff
Hubstaff has always responded to support requests in a timely manner and has kept me in the loop of changes. When contacting them about future changes/features they've always been upfront on whether that is a change they are looking to make and when that change may occur. Finally, if the person I have communicated with was unable to resolve, they always escalated to the next best person who can answer/resolve.
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Alternatives Considered
Harvest
Harvest is significantly better than Jira. I think Jira's is not originally intended to be used as a time logging/management system, but we had been previously using it as that. It was much clunkier, and many employees had a difficult time using it as a user interface goes. Harvest is much more user friendly and has simplified the daily time-logging process for everyone in our office
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Hubstaff
Hubstaff keeps interesting and smart features and functions. The most interesting feature is the reporting feature that has brought much convenience
to me. It is no doubt a great tool for planning budgets, managing workflows,
tracking time, and best supervision capabilities.
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Return on Investment
Harvest
  • Harvest has improved our payment schedules. Since we switched, we get paid for projects much sooner.
  • Harvest has saved us a ton of time with payroll. We are able to track our users time and pay them appropriately based on their billable hours.
  • Harvest is becoming a lifesaver around tax time. The reporting features have allowed us to pull reports for our tax accountant.
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Hubstaff
  • Hubstaff has enabled us to identify the most productive workers which enables us to maximize profitability.
  • Hubstaff has enabled us to quickly identify drops in engagement or output, or just poor performance due to not caring so we can move on instead of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
  • HubStaff lets us actively measure retainers vs delivered hours and adjust contracts to what we really need based on our time expenditures.
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ScreenShots

Harvest Screenshots

Screenshot of the time tracking experience in HarvestScreenshot of project progress tracking, with budgets and costsScreenshot of team capacity trackingScreenshot of a visualization displaying where a team's time is goingScreenshot of Harvest invoicing, that turns tracked time and expenses into invoices so users can get paid online

Hubstaff Screenshots

Screenshot of the time tracking interface, with screenshotsScreenshot of the remote work dashboardScreenshot of Hubstaff's 30 project management integrations