App of the Week: Harvest

 

Harvest

Tracks time and a whole lot more! 

Wasting time on timesheets? #irony

Timesheets can be a challenge and take a TON of your time and the time of employees. Most small and medium sized businesses track timesheets relatively informally. Time is often captured manually by employees on *gasp* paper or spreadsheets. It then falls to someone to compile this information and enter it into another system to track budgets or payroll. Too often the challenge of time tracking is essentially being addressed with brute force. 

 

Reporting?

If timesheets are being tracked via paper or spreadsheet, reporting is going to be extremely limited. It's also extremely difficult to learn any context around month to month operations. All the effort is going to simply gathering and compiling (the double-entry bookkeeping they don't teach in accounting class) the data to meet the obligations of the current month. 

Real-time snapshot of income, uninvoiced hours, billable, and unbillable time? View data filtered by project, staff, task? Real-time tracking against project budgets? Quickly find all the outstanding, unbilled amounts for each client and project? 

 

What about mobile? 

We're all walking around with supercomputers in our pockets. Certainly a supercomputer should be able to help us with tracking time! Yesterday's processes are not taking advantage of today's technology. This creates a large opportunity cost. Your timesheets should not only support mobile, but excel!

 

Timesheets and beyond ... there's an app for that

If you're looking for a better way to manage the company's time, Harvest should be on your shortlist of apps. Simple time tracking from any computer or smartphone. Tons of reports. Great mobile experience. 

Harvest also has cool integrations with services like Freshdesk, Trello, Smartsheet, Xero, Quickbooks, PayPal, Slack, and dozens of other popular services. 

Harvest can track expenses, generate estimates, send invoices and more. There's a lot to like. Check it out and let us know what you think. The code UMZUZU will get you 50% off your first month of service if you move forward after your trial.