Choosing a time tracker: Harvest or Everhour?
When it comes to choosing a time tracker, the names Harvest and Everhour may appear at the top of your list. But which one fits your business?
Important features side-by-side
Let's check out those features, how well do they handle time management
and what else do they provide?
Bulk-enter time spent over an entire week or two instead of filling each shift one at a time.
Add time for members
If a team member forgot to add time, an administrator can do that for them.
Break down projects into detailed lists. Track time directly on tasks so you always know how much time each step took.
Set time estimates so, at any time, you can see the time you have spent and what is left.
Receive automatic email notifications when employees complete their timesheets.
Set up a fixed-fee or recurring budget for your projects. See how much of it has been used and what remains.
These are the external rates you charge your clients. Here you can see how much you earned with each project.
This are your internal rates. Here you can see what an employee or contractor costs you as a business.
Monitor team’s workload, avoid overcommitting staff members on projects, manage people’s time off and availability.
Bill your clients easily based on time tracked by generating an invoice with time entries on it.
Which to choose?
Both Harvest and Everhour are great tools at what they do, but which one is better
suited to your business? Let's take a look.
When to choose Everhour?
- Teams who heavily use Asana, Trello, Basecamp or Jira to manage their projects and needs strong integration.
- Perfect for teams who need a project management component, and to dive into time spent by exact tasks, not just service category.
- Teams looking for flexible and adjustable reports for deep analysis.
When to choose Harvest?
- Great for freelancers and teams who need to send invoices to clients and accept payments via integrated Stripe or PayPal.
- For teams who are more focused on time tracking by particular job type or billing category of the project like Design, Management, etc. Not on tracking time by tasks.
- Team who just need a basic summary of time spent.
What real people say about Everhour?
Here a few reviews about using Everhour from real customers in
different industries and various sizes.
Graphic design, 1-10 employees
“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)
Owner, 1-10 employees
“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 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)
Scientist, 11-50 employees
“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)
Internet, 51-200 employees
“Everhour is being used by my department now, but it’s planned to be used across the whole company. We were having problems to track 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)
Creative Director, 11-50 employees
“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 been always a major issue. We’ve been using Everhour for the past year or so, and it has become an essential tool for our team. Is not just that gives 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 sand save reports with just a few clicks”
— Daniel Y. (Source: TrustRadius)
Team Lead, 501-1000 employees
“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)
Partner, 11-50 employees
“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)
What real people say about Harvest?
Here a few reviews about using Harvest from real customers in
different industries and various sizes.
Consumer Electronics, 1-10 employees
“Harvest is used in our organization to track time and expenses and invoice clients. If you work on a project by project basis and need to know if you're spending your time profitably then Harvest is a great tool to implement.”
— Dave S. (Source: TrustRadius)
Internet, 11-50 employees
“Harvest has helped us with keeping track of our individual team member's time and also helped us with keeping track of finances as it relates to any project. Hypothetically people also use it for sending invoices and proposals, but we haven't found that feature to be as helpful as others have said it is."
— Chris L. (Source: TrustRadius)
“Harvest has made my life so much simpler and cut down on the time I spend invoicing clients immensely. It has made my graphic and web design business a lot more efficient”.
— Nicole G. (Source: Capterra)
Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees
“Harvest is being used by our entire team. It is a small team of 7 employees. We use it for across the board time tracking for employee hours, but also to keep track of time being used for each client. Without this time tracking, we would have to manually keep track of how many hours are being allocated to each client project. We also use Harvest for invoicing. It addresses the problem of not knowing how much money to expect for the month, and it also makes for a professional looking invoice template that is easy to use.”
— Samantha S. (Source: TrustRadius)
Internet, 11-50 employees
“Harvest is my full-time time tracker as an agency web developer. My team uses it to gauge project health and to track time spent on different phases and features. Along with it's companion product, Harvest Forecast, we use it to plan and compare estimates with real data to hone our quotes and improve our process.”
— Tyler A. (Source: Capterra)
Cosmetics, 1-10 employees
“As a consultant, Harvest is a simple to set up with our client list, services and hours. It's easy to track our time and expenses. There is also a mobile app to help you stay on track while on the go. The app has limited functionality as compared to the website.”
— Clare O. (Source: Capterra)
Marketing and Advertising, Self-employed
“Harvest is affordable, and easy to use. As a freelancer, I find it fantastically simple to track time and expenses, bill, follow up on invoices and receive payment. Harvest integrates with Stripe and PayPal, so clients can pay online easily. I literally run my business on this software, and it's so intuitive. Best of all, as an American living in Canada with clients in both countries, I can bill and accept payments in both USD and CAD. Harvest is one of the few solutions that lets me do that in a single account.”
— Aimee K. (Source: Capterra)