Review: Harvest
December 17, 2018

Review: Harvest

Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Harvest

We used Harvest for time tracking at two previous jobs I held within the past five years. Harvest was able to implement time tracking for various projects and make for more accurate quoting for future projects.
  • Harvest is easy to use and has multiple avenues. You can use it in browser, as an add-on/extension for your browser, as a standalone application, or even on your phone for mobile time tracking (meetings, etc.).
  • Harvest breaks time down into every aspect of a project, based on how the system management decides to break things down. Projects can have multiple categories (editing, meetings, pre production, etc.) and each can be selected when starting your time tracking.
  • Harvest breaks down statistics and averages very well. This makes for an excellent spectrum of time to look over average project times and determine more accurate quoting for future projects. Being able to see detailed breakdowns is very, very helpful and saves time and money.
  • Harvest can be implemented into other software like Slack, Trello, and Teamwork, so it's easy to continue tracking with whatever workflow you are using.
  • As with all time tracking software, Harvest puts stress on employees to either report their time extremely accurately, or buffer time to bloat their schedules and make themselves seem more productive. This is an unavoidable issue with time-tracking software, but at least having access to it on multiple devices makes it simpler.
  • Harvest is relatively well-priced for what it offers. In a small, small business setting, you are likely better off using a free service, as Harvest might be too intensive for your purposes.
  • Harvest intends to make project time tracking effective and more accurate, and to that end, it accomplishes its goals. I think it's extremely helpful for attempting to keep employees on track, and it's useful for projecting.
Harvest is pretty darn good vs. these other options. I recommend trying it out on trial.
Harvest is great for a mid-sized business with many working parts. 1 or 2 managers can handle the system and input project categories allowing for users to quickly log their time in projects.