App Spotlight: Harvest

We like to feature apps for Xero that we find especially useful. This month we are featuring Harvest. Harvest is a dynamic time tracking application that integrates well with Xero and is easy to use!

Managing projects is user-friendly

Harvest features an interface that is easy to use and can be accessed anywhere. The bright orange color is nice too! Somehow it makes tracking your time fun to do.

On Harvest, you are able to manage projects, track employee hours, and monitor expenses easily. Once a project budget is entered, you can set up notifications to inform you when a project is approaching your threshold. You will never be surprised again by a project going over budget. You can also generate project reports as well.

Track time & expenses easily

Harvest can also monitor the time spent on a specific project. This can be useful to find out, track, and budget time spent on a specific project. You can either set the timer to run while you work or you can enter time manually.

Harvest also features applications for both Android and iPhone so you can use it on the go. Let’s face it, most work these days isn’t just 9-5 sitting at the computer, so we find this particular feature especially useful.

With this app you can also allows track expenses related to a specific project or task. With the mobile app you can even attach a picture of your receipts and attach it to your expense reports. This means you can store all those receipts electronically.

Integration with Xero

Harvest integrates very well with Xero. Invoices and payments are copied from the app directly into Xero. You can view the contact information, itemized descriptions, and totals.

The integration also handles coding invoice line items into their proper revenue accounts. You’ll need to assign item codes and/or contacts to a revenue account in Xero. Then, when Harvest sends an invoice to Xero, each line item is mapped to it’s respective Xero revenue account.

If you are interested in trying Harvest you can try it for free for 30 days here.  Looking for more information on switching over to Xero? Contact us to get started. 

Updated 12/30/2020