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Existing Harvest Customers Can Now Utilize Google Apps Integration

We’re excited to announce that we’re now able to bring all of the benefits of our Google Apps integration to our existing customers!

You can read the full description of the Harvest Google Apps integration on our previous blog post about it, but here are the highlights:

  • Single sign on for all employees via their Google Accounts
  • Submit timesheets directly from Gmail
  • Export timesheet reports into Google Docs
  • Get Quick links to Harvest in relevant emails

The installation process is much the same as what we outlined previously for new customers, and you can watch the video to get an idea of what the the signup process, and the overall integration, will look like.

To enable your Google Apps integration, go to the Harvest Google Marketplace Page, and click Add it now.  Enter your Google domain information, and you will be led through the integration setup process from there.

A few things to note:

  • Once you sign up, anyone who is on your Google Apps domain and has a Harvest user account will automatically have the Google Apps integration enabled.
  • During the setup process, you’ll be prompted to import new users from Google to Harvest, which will allow you to create new Harvest users from your Google users.

We’re thrilled to expand our Harvest Google Apps integration, and as always, don’t hesitate to share your feedback and suggestions with us.

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  • w00t, we love you! also, FIRST!

  • Awesomeeeeeeeeeee!

  • Nice. Just one more piece of the SaaS puzzle solved.

  • Just integrated Harvest with our Google Apps account. It worked flawlessly! Thank you!

  • Great news, but unfortunately despite confirmation that everything was linked successfully I do not see the MORE link in Google Apps / E-mail….

    Any idea?

    Thanks,

    Thijs

  • @thijs – Please write us through support and we would be happy to help you resolve the problem!

    We’re really happy to bring all our users this feature! @stephen we agree, one more peice of the SaaS puzzle.

  • Duh, I see the MORE link now after log out and logging in again…thanks!

  • Any plans to integrate Google’s Address Book with Harvest’s clients?

    Something I miss from my desktop-invoicing app was it instantly updating my address book.

  • Definitely try to get the contacts to synchronize with gmail contacts! This is huge, please, please, please!

  • Will you make an app for Android?

  • @Simeon @Ben Thanks for the feedback on Gmail contacts, noted, and @Abs thanks for letting us know you’d like to see an Android App, it’s on our list.

  • Can we create invoices against appointments set in my calendar? I use Google calendar and would love to bill for all the appointments without having to enter them into Harvest manually.

  • @Kevin We don’t have any integration with Google Calendar yet, but thanks for letting us know you’d like to see that, we’ll make a note of it.

  • The ultimate thing for us as well would be if Harvest could harvest entried time/appointments from either Google Calendar or iCal. That would sort of remove one step.

  • contact and calendar integration are really key features for me.
    the way phone/desktop/cloud sync is going it only makes sense for apps like harvest and xero to tie into those common information databases, it will keep information up to date and further avoid duplication.

    In addition. i currently keep time by entries on my calendar, if harvest could scrape that information to use for invoicing i could continue to any device with a syncing calendar AND harvests current methods, to better keep track of my day.

    nice work harvest.

  • Karen Schoellkopf on October 13, 2010

    @Eric @abe Calendar integration is a feature on our list, thanks for letting us know you’d like to see it in Harvest.

  • I’ve researched a lot of software similar to Harvest and I keep coming back to Harvest but never continue due to the lack of iCal integration.

    Please put this at the top of your list.

  • I too would love to have Google calendar integration as well to allow me to import calendar entries into harvest as part of my timesheet.

    Keep up the good work

  • How is integration with Cal and Docs coming along?

    I lot of my billable time is directly harvestable from my google calendar appointments (and also the related tasks). It frequently includes information like the names, the places, the agenda, relevant documents and many other bits of important information when it’s time to reconstruct what happened and be able to report back to the client and create a record of progress generally on a project. So… is there a plan to further leverage the google app integration with a sync of some kind with google cal? The API is really easy to work with :-) Also – is there any way to further integrate with google docs (beyond exporting reports)? Much of my billable work is directly on or related to google docs… it would be great if there were an easy way to invoke the docs list and selectively incorporate links and/or titles of the docs into time tracked tasks…

    Is there a plan for either or both of these? Any sense of roll-out dates, yet?

    Thanks!
    – Dazza

  • Karen Schoellkopf on September 29, 2011

    @Heath @Joe @Dazza I am sorry to say I have nothing to offer by way of any roll out dates. Know that it’s on our requested features list, and that I’ve added your nudges to our list – thanks for the feedback, we very much appreciate it.

    Regarding integration with Google Docs: the only explicit integration we currently support is for exporting reports, but thanks for the suggestions, we’ll make a note of it.

  • @Karen – any update on Google Calendar integration? This seems like extremely low hanging fruit that would save a huge amount of time for all. At the very least, importing entries from GCal would be a great initial step. Being able to tag items into the timesheet directly from a calendar interface (showing my Google Calendar) would be nirvana. Thanks!

  • Karen Schoellkopf on February 28, 2012

    @Adam No updates about gCal/iCal integration, but thanks for letting us know it’s something you’d like to see.

  • I’ve made a quick’n’dirty scraper which takes Google Calendar events and creates linked entries in Harvest. Feel free to check it out: https://github.com/jonathanbp/HarvestGoogleCalendar.

  • Bernard Sagaert on February 22, 2013

    Besides the ‘harvesting’ of the Google calendar, which is for me of less interest, I would love to see an export to the Google calendar, based on the exact times when the tasks were activated in Chrome or on iPhone. when not available, the total times per client could be placed as an all day event. Any plans for such functionality?

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