harvest vs everhour

Everhour vs Harvest: Comparing Two Popular Time Tracking Tools

Everhour vs Harvest

If you are considering between Everhour and Harvest, our comparison below will help you to choose the best time tracking solution for your team.

The most of the articles provide a differentiation just on the features of the tools. But we decided to go deeper and make a comparison of products’ principles and concepts. We will also describe how they will influence and, ideally, complement the processes at your company.

Before we jumped from one time tracking tool to another every few months, and invested so much time on its adaptation and integration, just to understand in the end that our data can’t be analyzed the way we want. Furthermore, those products were not flexible enough, and the makers didn’t plan any additional development for them.

The information below will help you to understand the essential principles of Everhour and Harvest, including our vision, ideas for future and reviews of our customers who have already gone for Everhour. And finally, why Everhour is a perfect Harvest alternative and why you should consider switching.

👉 Integrations

Everhour is the first-rate integration for teams who use Asana, ClickUp, Notion, Basecamp, Trello, GitHub, Monday or Jira. In most cases, Harvest just adds an icon, which will show you a pop-up window after clicking. That's it!

Harvest embed button in Asana

This popup lets you select a project and a type of activity (which you had to create in advance in the Harvest settings) to associate the reported time with it. While your Asana task is just a free-text comment and the amount of time reported into the task to date is only displayed at the bottom of the popup.

Harvest doesn’t sync any additional but crucial data of your project like sections or tags, while Everhour does. And, for example, if you rename a task in Asana, you should also manually rename it in Harvest. Same thing with creating new projects. Not really useful, isn’t it? Also, the reported data can not be visible in the Asana interface. You can pick up this info only in Harvest reports.

Everhour, in its turn, is built to complement the Asana’s functionality with valuable and helpful data and empower your existing processes.

Time tracking inside Asana through Everhour

👉 Estimates

Estimation is an important element of any project management approach. But surprisingly, neither Harvest nor basic options of Asana, Trello, Basecamp, Notion or GitHub don’t provide these opportunities. While Everhour does!

The progress results of each colleague could be found in the task details. That is very useful when several team members are working on one task.

Estimates inside Asana through Everhour

As seen on the video, there were 40 hours logged on a task. If you go deeper in Everhour, the details info can show you that development cost you 15h, 9h were spent on QA, 6 on design and 10 for BA. The details could reveal a very different picture.

👉 Reports

Reports in Harvest are easy to scan, but they are not very detailed and flexible when it comes to configuration. They are not able to provide real management insights. While exporting data to third party apps and generating statistics by hand is time-consuming.

Reporting in Harvest

There are no fixed reports in Everhour, which allows you to construct your version for your particular goals. Easy play with columns and filters, add or exclude specific info, change orders, apply different formatting and filters.

Multiple layout types give you the possibility to see data from the best angle. Conditional formatting allows you to highlight various pieces of data in individual cells of your reports.

everhour report builder

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Timers page shows what your team is doing right now. Timesheet page helps to view the structured picture of the time a member spent for a week. Timecard page displays when a user started their workday, when they had breaks and when they finished their work. Timeoff page shows all vacations, sick leaves, and any other PTO types.

There are no features like that in Harvest.

everhour team timers

A time tracker you can trust for life

“I am the owner of the company, and I use Everhour for timekeeping of myself and my subcontractors. All team members use the system - from web developers to tech support to project management to design.”

— Jennifer H. (Source: TrustRadius)

We are using Everhour as a core business software, because our business is to sell our time. When you use such software, what you care about the most is speed, flexibility, ability to integrate with all major project management software. And Everhour is exactly that kind of software”

— Ivan M. (Source: G2Crowd)

Everhour’s integration with Asana is wonderful for a remote team. We track all activities in Asana, but before Everhour I often wondered how long it was taking to do a task, now I know exactly. I can see who is working right now and a summary each day”.

— Doug H. (Source: G2Crowd)

“Everhour is being used by my department now, but it’s planned to be used across the whole company. We were having problems tracking the times of every project and Everhour ended up being the best solution to the issue. We’re tracking our tasks involved in every project, in every level (software development, meetings, project management, etc.)”

— Maria Lucia S. (Source: TrustRadius)

“We are a 15 people team working remotely from different cities of Latin America and Europe, and time tracking for each client, project, and task has always been a major issue. We’ve been using Everhour for the past year or so, and it has become an essential tool for our team. It does not only give us the ability to track how much time we have dedicated to a project but also to estimate how much time a particular task will need in order to be completed next time and by who. Easily create and save reports with just a few clicks”

— Daniel Y. (Source: TrustRadius)

“Everhour helps me manage/plan my weekly activities a lot more effectively, since I know how much time I have to work on things each day, and can quickly update estimated times to reallocate tasks as needed.”

— Dan S. (Source: Capterra)

“The most important gain from using Everhour is that we can track our tasks in real-time without having to leave the browser. The Chrome add-on helps us initiate the time for a specific task. If we are already on Asana, a simple click does the job.”

— Dimitris R. (Source: Capterra)

“Everhour has already paid for itself for the year by helping me track time I was missing in client projects. It is easy to use, has friendly customer service people, and the reports make it easy to invoice clients and track projects.”

— Jennifer D. (Source: TrustRadius)