One of Harvest’s most useful features is the Project Analysis page. Here, you can see reports on your project’s progress–how much time was tracked and how much of your budget remains. In the past, only Administrators and Project Managers could see this page. Over the next few days, we’ll be releasing a change that’ll allow you to open up this report to the rest of the team on a project by project basis.
Why the change? In a nutshell, transparency! You can give non-project managers a read-only view into project progress so that everyone can be more proactive about keeping the project on track. Project Managers will no longer need to update the team on how they’re doing against the budget–the whole team can see it for themselves in Harvest in a few clicks.
All you have to do is select Show project report to everyone on the project in the Permissions section of the project form and the project team will have access to the Project Analysis report.
What can your team see with this permission?
- Total time for the project, broken down by billable and non-billable hours
- Their own hours, broken down by task
- Hourly budget progress (for the project as a whole, or their own)
What can’t they see?
- Breakdown of each team member’s hours
- Fee-based budget progress
- Billable rates and amounts
And if you don’t turn this new permission on for a project? Regular users won’t be able to see the Project Analysis page at all. They’ll just see their own timesheets and expenses (same as they do now).
You’ll see this new permission on your projects within the next few days. If you have any thoughts or questions, let us know!