Everhour 2 Private Beta
It’s been quite a while since we last wrote about upcoming updates, apologies for this delay. We are finishing the release of all-new Everhour 2.
After all double-checking and final proofing the beta version will be available for a limited number of users in the middle of July. Please click here to become an early adopter. All invited will be divided into groups to test the product.
What means “all-new”?
By saying all-new we mean the app with the same basic ideas, but entirely different in its core and interface.
The first version was mostly based on our own vision of how it should look and work. It was a great fit for us indeed, but not as perfect for many other companies who started using our product and left tons of feedback and on improvement and ideas how it would become a great fit for them.
Moreover, the first version was more tailored to the needs of small teams like us with less than 20 people using the product. It wasn’t quite convenient to track time with Everhour for big companies with 100+ people.
What features will be in Beta?
You will see all you really need:
– No more code names for projects a.k.a @mentions, use the same names as you have in management tools;
– You sync your management tool just once and don’t bother to add new projects manually or ask us to rename projects etc., all changes are reflected in Everhour automatically.
2. Still no native mobile apps but the website has responsive layout so that you can use it on mobile devices.
3. We re-worked the Reports section to empower users adapt data pieces as they want to see them: which columns you want to see and in what order and more. Team members can save reports and share it with each other.
You won’t see the following features for some time:
1. Report export is the highest priority but we just don’t have time to nail it down before the first release. We’d rather double proof everything than implementing poor feature just to show off.
2. We were not impressed with the invoicing feature in the old product. Currently we think over the idea to build our own invoicing system and after that we might consider to re-build integrations with external invoicing systems
What it means for existing customers?
I bet everybody has the same question – “If we do want to use Everhour 2, can we bring our existing history with us?”
Alas, we can’t transfer your data right away. There is a high risk of migration errors due to data structure, and merging all data manually would be a tremendous time cost. We don’t want to screw up, so we think the best solution is to showcase you a new system ASAP and gather feedback.
Your history will be stored in the old version till the end of 2016 at least. Of course we won’t charge you for using 2 accounts.
Everybody could register a demo account to play around with the product.
Do you feel you could join new Everhour 2 immediately and creating projects from scratch is not a problem? Awesome! But we strongly recommend to do that at the beginning of your new reporting period (new week or new month).
If you feel that the new version is a good fit for your team but there is too much to re-create, feel free to reach out to us for assistance with importing all teammates from the old account.
By the way, this is not mandatory to switch to our new version. If migration is a painful question for you, you could stick to the old version. We are certain to come up with the idea how to move your history in a few months.
After Public Beta the old Everhour would be unavailable for signup and any new functionality, but we will definitely keep assisting our existing customers who continue using the old version.
New pricing in Everhour 2
Pricing will be changed as well. It will start from $25/mo for 5 users and unlimited additional users for $5 / user / mo.
If you think it is cheaper than your current plan, you are free to upgrade immediately after switching to Everhour 2.
If you don’t want to change your plan, you could keep using Everhour 2 with the same pricing, but keep in mind that you won’t be able to upgrade/downgrade to any of the plans from the old version, only use a new pricing.
We would absolutely want to write at least one more article shortly before the release where we take a closer look on all new features or even make a workshop to facilitate the transfer to new system.
To sum it up, we all are pumped to show you what we’ve been working here and listen to your feedback.
We have a wide range of cool ideas that make Everhour not just a time tracker, but an irreplaceable tool when it comes to time, effectiveness and finance management of your organization.