Breeze and Harvest for project and task management and time tracking

Getting the best of Breeze and Harvest

Harvest says its software lets you “track time your way”. And they pretty much do what they say. You can start and stop timers as you are working. You can also just input all the hours worked into a more conventional timesheet, all at once. Essentially, you can work with it the way you want.

Although some Breeze customers really don’t want to go anywhere else for project management, they prefer Harvest for time tracking, because they have been on it a while and everyone in their team knows it. But luckily you don’t have to choose one over the other. We have a simple integration that lets you get the best from each cloud application.

To learn more about Harvest time tracking tool and its alternatives, read: A Comprehensive Review of Harvest

Bringing Breeze and Harvest together through integration

1. Go to your profile page in Breeze

In the top right corner, just click on your name, and then on the dropdown menu select Personal settings & password.

2. Enable Harvest

On the Personal settings & password page, scroll right to the bottom, and click the button marked Enable Harvest time tracking. Enable time Harvest integration

3. You’re now good to go with Harvest time tracking!

You’re now integrated with Harvest for time tracking and you’ll see a message telling you about credentials.

Getting going with Breeze and Harvest to manage your projects

Old ways of thinking about project management software were usually limited to the core business. So, project management tools were built for verticals that handled projects which produced certain types of customer deliverable outputs.

Today it’s moved on. Companies have different types of projects, both for customers and as internal projects, where there is no customer deliverable.

You might want to build a website or conduct an audit for a customer. As an internal project, you might want to hire a new VP of Sales & Marketing. Different project types need a different approach for managing the steps of the process.

Breeze sets out lists of tasks on a big board. You simply drag a task from list to list as you and your team action and complete them. You can use Breeze for managing just about anything you can imagine and quite possibly some things you can’t! Here’s some to think about.

Developing software or products

Software projects like web development or designing new products might mean there are hundreds of tasks for dozens of people to be getting on with. Executing the project is a continual cycle. Typical lists on such a project board might include Ideas, Todo, Doing, QA, Done.

Software and product development project board with tasks, comments, to-dos, files - a Kanban board.

Setting out a roadmap

Another internal project might be something like a roadmap where you need to include near, mid and long-term business goals. At a level above the granular project view, there is a need for a high-level roadmap to track the goals you set. If it was a cloud app, typical lists on the board might include Web, Backend, Mobile, API.

Product roadmap project board with tasks, comments, to-dos, files - a Kanban board.

Quality hiring

Search and selection of the right talent is vital. Set goals on hiring people of the right caliber with the right skill sets is really suited to a funnel approach that shows where each applicant is in the process. Lists here might include New, Interview, Homework, Final interview, Offer made, Hired.

Hiring funnel project board with tasks, comments, to-dos, files - a Kanban board.

While you are managing all these different types of project, with the Breeze integration, you can be sure that Harvest is tracking every second, so you know where the money has been spent!

How do you see yourself using Breeze and Harvest?

Of course, there’s many more project types that you might need to manage with Breeze, while tracking time in Harvest. Don’t let Breeze’s simplicity fool you into thinking it’s for lightweight projects. Drill down and you’ll see it’s great for serious project management too.

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