Integrating Harvest to Wrike

While Wrike has the option to record an individual team member's time spent on tasks, it doesn't allow to bill, invoice, and budget clients. Instead, our agency uses Harvest for that. If Wrike were to integrate Harvest, it would be like having the best of both worlds, especially when larger projects have specific billing for tasks and or phases of the project. 

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I'd also like to see better integration with time tracking services like Harvest, Timely, and Toggl. 

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Anastasia

Hi Ana and Colin, thanks for sharing this as a feature request! I wanted to point you to another Community post which has some suggestions about Harvest integration, such as using Zapier or API: Integration to Harvest. Happy to continue the discussion if you have any further questions about this! :)

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I pray Wrike will find a way to seemlessly integrate with Harvest or Toggl.   We need a solution that detects idle times from the computer, and uses reminders —which is great for someone like me who constantly forgets to turn on or switch a timer between tasks when jumping from one device to another.   Using Zapier or an API just boggles my brain.  I don't know how to set something like this up to make sure it works on all platforms. 

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Stephen

Hi Deanna! Thanks for your input.
 
In relation to using Zapier for this. Have you checked out the Harvest integrations with Wrike to see if any are suitable? If any of them are, I can walk you through setting one up, just let me know here. Thanks!
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Hi Stephen

Further to Deanna's request, would it not be more beneficial for Wrike to have the functionality of time keeping software such as harvest rather than having to relay on integrations?

I am sure most users will agree that they want a one stop shop, I know my team do.

The more we use separate bits of software the more chance there is that something will be missed.

I hope Wrike look into this amongst the other improvements, which are all very good so far :)

Thanks

Alex

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Stephen

Hi Alex, thanks for input here. I can definitely see why this would be a useful tool for the use cases members have shared here. Posting here really helps our Product Team understand the needs around this when discussing the functionality of our Time Tracker internally.
 
Although I don't have any information on this particular feature as it's not on our short-term roadmap. If this changes I'll be sure to update you here!
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My Team also got very used to Harvest. 

No one has warmed up to the time tracking feature in Wrike, as a lot of people forget to press the play/pause button and going back and looking for tasks is very tedious. 

Although I know my team would love for us to integrate Harvest, we have vetoed that option, and are trying to find a cheaper time tracking integration since Harvests's yearly cost is more than half of Wrikes, for it to perform one simple feature.

Does anyone have any other cheaper, and simple/straightforward time tracking integrations they recommend?

 

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+1 for Wrike integration with Harvest.

And by 'integration' we all mean proper/native integration, not via Zapier. We have many Zaps in use, and even though we know we can create them, they add complexity and 'moving parts' because they often need to be updated when the apps they are connecting change features, and they 'break'.

I would love to see Wrike listed alongside Asana, Basecamp, Trello, Teamwork etc. under Project Management on https://www.getharvest.com/integrations.

As per many of the comments above, the Wrike time tracking tool is inadequate for most agencies because:

  • it does not track idle time and then prompt the user to keep or discard that detected "away from computer" time
  • it does not allow time to be tracked that is not a Wrike task — and so much time in a day needs to be tracked that is not in a task (and where it would be ridiculous to create tasks in Wrike simply to be able to log the time — such as phone calls, travel, team meetings, networking events etc.)
  • it does not integrate with accounting apps such as Xero, for contractor invoicing and payroll
  • it does not have a recurring retainer function where a monthly engagement/project automatically gets created each month for logging time to ensure clients/accounts are not under-serviced or over-serviced
  • it does not have a budget function to alert users when certain points (e.g. 80% of allocated time budget) has been used up on a project...

    ...and there are plenty of other reasons that Harvest is far superior to Wrike's Timer function.

The other option of course is for Wrike to invest in developing the Timer function to be as useful as tools like Harvest and Toggl.

This might motivate the Wrike management team to invest in this:

We actually spend 24% per year more on our Harvest licenses than we do on our Wrike licenses because what Harvest does—while it's much simpler than Wrike as an app—is mission critical to our business. In other words, we can't operate the way we want to, without Harvest. If Wrike's Timer function was equivalent we'd upgrade to the next plan in Wrike (Business) in a heartbeat, and drop Harvest. For the big price increase from Professional to Business in Wrike we only see incremental additional value at present.

But a good Timer function would change all that.

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An integration where tracked time in Wrike can be easily transferred to Harvest would be invaluable to me and my team. Wrike makes it so easy to track each person's time but getting that time to Harvest where we invoice and track project budgets and client retainers is time consuming.

The integrations with Zapier don't work, from what I can see because I can only get tracked time from Harvest to Wrike. That's pretty much useless for us.

I love Wrike and I would be over the moon if I could get my time to Harvest without having to do it manually. If anyone has a working suggestion I would be very grateful!

 

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'time-tracking' in wrike isn't much - I'd love to be able to automate custom categories on tasks, so we don't have to manually pick them for each time entry.

Also, mobile is HORRIBLE - time-tracking on the app is such a pain that its hard to get everyone to adopt and faithfully use. We have to click, click, click, scroll, click, scroll... you get the point.

We're actively looking to leave Wrike because of these limitations.

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Time Doctor integrates with Wrike. Perhaps the best solution for everyone is to switch to Time Doctor in the meantime. Hope this helps... Please let me know what you think about this solution?

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