Harvest, the project time tracker your TEAM needs!
October 30, 2019

Harvest, the project time tracker your TEAM needs!

Sarah Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Harvest

All employees use Harvest to reflect time worked on projects for clients. Our whole organization uses it. We use it as a tool to show clients how much time is used to complete projects, requests, and brainstorming. This answers the question clearly for ourselves and our clients; which is helpful when we decide on how much to charge clients for projects.
  • 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.
  • Personally, I don't care for the app on the desktop. It might be my computer, but it times out frequently. I do, however, like the function that it'll notice you've been away from your desk (idle) and gives you options to remove that time or keep the time.
  • Maybe have templates people could build for themselves! I add the same first three time entries daily, they're tasks that I do throughout the day that I start & stop. It'd be nice if they're built into my own 'daily template' so that I wouldn't have to manually add them daily.
  • Better tracking of time for projects = better quotes for clients! In turn, they trust us more, because we're only billing for the time used and projects completed.
  • We can also have clear conversations with employees about productivity and provide feedback with real numbers that the employee has control over.
Other products that we've used did not show the projects that were being worked on during the employee's workday.
It was easy to set up. Our clients love the reports. Our employees love autonomy. We enjoy the quotes on the online version, very cool! I give a 9 because there's always room for improvement.

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A project with many people working on it can be broken down into manageable chunks of time that can be TRACKED! It's nice that all of us on that project will receive a notification if we're close to the time allocated for that project, this way we need to speed up what is remaining for the project and stop brainstorming and get creating!

We do NOT use Harvest for tracking employee hours for the day. We don't use it as a time card tracking purpose when used that way, it becomes too cumbersome and we found it could water down actual time worked on projects, because people will utilize project time for bathroom use, coffee refills, etc.