500apps vs. ActiveCollab

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
500apps
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
500apps is a business platform designed to offer value to every department in growing businesses. With its application suite of 50 apps, 500apps enables work in all department categories such as Marketing, Sales, Support, HR, Developers, Collaboration, and Productivity management. The company's vision is to enable growth in global SMBs through the software applications suite. In addition, this infinity suite can be accessed for $14.99/month with all product categories, no feature caps, access…
$14.99
per month
ActiveCollab
Score 4.2 out of 10
N/A
Active Collab is a project management solution built around features such as task management, collaboration, time tracking, and invoicing.
$8
per member/per month
Pricing
500appsActiveCollab
Editions & Modules
500apps Infinity Suite
$14.99
per month
500apps Infinity Suite
$14.99
per month
ActiveCollab Project Management
$8
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
500appsActiveCollab
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billing
Additional DetailsUnlimited Access to 50 apps, No Feature Caps, 24x5 Email, Chat, and Phone Support, & Single Sign-On No tiers. Honest pricing. Cancel anytime.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
500appsActiveCollab
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
500apps
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Ratings
ActiveCollab
3.6
13 Ratings
71% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings5.512 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings1.08 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings3.07 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings6.313 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings3.08 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings4.09 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings1.310 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings2.09 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings1.08 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings2.07 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
500apps
-
Ratings
ActiveCollab
5.7
8 Ratings
26% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings6.97 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings6.96 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings1.07 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
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User Ratings
500appsActiveCollab
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
3.0
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
500appsActiveCollab
Likelihood to Recommend
500apps
I think it is well suited in the IT and HR/administration areas. As it offers a large services related to communications and data management systems. Also in educational institutions we can use the service as well. Hospitals and medical systems will be the top most benificiries of these softwares as data tracking and monitoring of patients will be efficient.
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ActiveCollab
Scenarios where ActiveCollab works well 1) ActiveCollab works well for small teams specifically T&M teams.Its invoicing feature is unique & can make your life easy. 2) It is very easy to use & posses good range of filters like on the task list, we can drag/drop tasks, Filter by assignee's,
tasks lists, due dates, or completed tasks. 3) It has some simple but awesome features like when you're in
the middle of writing something i.e a comment on story and get interrupted,
it retains what you wrote. 4) It allows you to tag team members in threads of comments to grab their attention, its really needed when teams are distributed. Thus helping team members to collaborate easily & stay on same page. 5) It integrates pretty well with other web apps like quickbooks , Slack, Trello, HubSpot, Zapier etc Scenarios where ActiveCollab did not work well 1) Tasks can not have multiple assignee's here so if two members are working on same task it did not allow you to reflect that. 2) Sorting capability is not their under invoicing 3) It did not work well for larger teams 4) Search option is not very detailed & you may end up wasting lot of time searching one particular bug or issue.












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Pros
500apps
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ActiveCollab
  • Great for project and task assignments, project workflow and communications.
  • Solid web-based platform that doesn't require software downloads, also includes great mobile platform.
  • Great reporting tools for managing billing, estimating, project workflow and other essential project details.
  • Allows for both the agency and its clients to interact on a single platform using role-specific permissions.
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Cons
500apps
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ActiveCollab
  • It isn't possible to set members of staff as part time, so if someone is unavailable on certain days you must manually enter them as OOO every single day that they are not in, that other teammates work. Hours also can't be edited individually - everyone is treated as working the same hours in a day, rendering capacity planner useless for flexi working teams
  • Subtasks cannot be assigned their own hours and deadlines, meaning the To Do list view can't be seen in actual date order and capacity planner does not reflect all time allocated to an individual's schedule unless every task is set up as a separate task rather than subtask
  • There is no way to see all tasks of a certain type across multiple campaigns (e.g all copywriting tasks vs all technical tasks) - support team suggested exporting data and making spreadsheets
  • Kanban view isn't available for people's own task lists ('board' view here shows a list)
  • Not possible to have one task be assigned to more than one person
  • Notifications are not sent when tasks are updated, so you have to leave comments and tag people each time
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Support Rating
500apps
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ActiveCollab
We have not required support for ActiveCollab as it works pretty seamlessly. We didn't have any issues with using the platform or with any billing issues. The self-service aspect of the platform is robust and easy to navigate so we have not encountered any errors that required assistance from the support team.
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Alternatives Considered
500apps
The user-friendly UI is excellent. In contrast to other platforms, I am able to build my chatbot in a matter of minutes. I finally chose Botup. It's the most user-friendly and cost-effective chatbot software available, thanks to its intuitive user interface and first-rate customer support. I advise you to use the 500apps all-in-one suite instead of wasting time and money seeking third-party integrations for your company
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ActiveCollab
ActiveCollab is easier to use and simpler in its setup. It has the right mix of features and simplicity. It's also project-oriented which is important for our workflow. Other tools are often too task-oriented, making it hard to track projects. Overall, ActiveCollab has a great mix of simplicity with good features.
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Return on Investment
500apps
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ActiveCollab
  • Allows our team to stay organized and keep conversations on tasks.
  • The To-Do List email every morning helps me mentally prepare and know exactly what I should be doing as soon as I start work.
  • Powerful and useful integrations save lots of time (Google Drive, Slack, Dropbox, Zapier and more!).
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ScreenShots

500apps Screenshots

Screenshot of 500apps Infinity SuiteScreenshot of Infinity Suite dashboardScreenshot of Compatibility with multiple OSScreenshot of Dashboard CustomisationScreenshot of Dashboard Personalization

ActiveCollab Screenshots

Screenshot of the dashboard with an overview of projects.Screenshot of multiple task views currently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks.Screenshot of Overview of all recent activity.Screenshot of Calendar view with task dependencies.Screenshot of Permission settings (owner, member, client, client+).Screenshot of List of available Add-ons.