Does Basecamp have time tracking?
Many businesses love Basecamp. It offers a dime a dozen tools for effective project management and works perfectly even for the most complex projects. Yet, there is one simple component missing—a handy Basecamp time tracking feature. Everhour offers a neat solution to this issue—an intuitive and efficient time tracker extension that effortlessly integrates with Basecamp 2 and Basecamp 3.
How to track time in Basecamp with Everhour
A smoothly synced Everhour time tracking app with Basecamp 3 enables your project team with the advanced time tracking functionality close at hand. Here is how it works.
Step 1: Create your Everhour account
Sign up for free and install our browser extension. This is how we embed controls into the Basecamp interface. We support all popular browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge.
Step 2: Connect Everhour and Basecamp
When you sign up, Everhour will automatically sync tasks from your projects. Sync happens periodically so all new tasks that you create in Basecamp will be visible in Everhour reports. Everhour also updates the names of tasks or projects if they were renamed in Basecamp. This way Everhour reports will always show you the freshest data.
Step 3: Invite your team
You need to invite your team to join Everhour. They will also need to connect their Basecamp accounts and install our browser extension. Only those you invite into Everhour will be able to track time and see time progress (not necessarily all Basecamp users). Your clients will not see anything in Basecamp unless you invite them.
Step 4: Use time tracking controls right in Basecamp
After successful integration, you can track time using the timer or log time manually. You’ll see the time reported by each employee and its progress.
Step 5: Track time via free browser extension
You don't necessarily need to open Basecamp or Everhour websites. By clicking on the timer icon in the browser toolbar you can quickly start the timer, add time to any task, edit time or estimate, and more.
Step 6: Make custom reports with Basecamp data
There are a number of columns that show specific data coming from Basecamp. Open a report builder and select any of the columns to display the data in your report. For example, group tasks by project showing members, reported time and original estimates. Or you can build a report with the total involvement of a specific department. Use this data to keep your customer informed and to make sure that your team moves according to your original estimates. By increasing transparency in the development process, you will increase the number of your satisfied customers.
Step 7: Find out more...
Everhour’s time tracker for Basecamp provides detailed statistics on working time. Use the Timers page to find out what your team is working on right now. Meanwhile, the Timesheet page will give you an overall view of the time your team members were spending during a week. The Timecards tab shows when each of your employees started their workday, what time did they take breaks, and when they finished working. The Timeoff page includes the data on all vacations, sick leaves, and other PTO types.