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Score 6.1 out of 101
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Score 7.5 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

It is really well suited for organizations that need to have a lot of tools but don't want a bunch of data silos. Our organization uses HubSpot as our CRM so we don't necessarily use the CRM portion of Accelo the way it is designed. Mainly because it isn't as agile as HubSpot from a CRM perspective.
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ActiveCollab

Scenarios where ActiveCollab works well1) 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 etcScenarios where ActiveCollab did not work well1) 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 invoicing3) It did not work well for larger teams4) Search option is not very detailed & you may end up wasting lot of time searching one particular bug or issue.












Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.4
ActiveCollab
7.3
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
ActiveCollab
8.8
Resource Management
Accelo
5.6
ActiveCollab
7.4
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
ActiveCollab
5.9
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
ActiveCollab
6.6
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
ActiveCollab
7.0
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.3
ActiveCollab
8.3
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.7
ActiveCollab
6.7
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
ActiveCollab
7.0
Email integration
Accelo
7.6
ActiveCollab
8.0
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
ActiveCollab
6.6
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.3
ActiveCollab
8.5
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.5
ActiveCollab
5.1
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.3
ActiveCollab
6.9
Document Management
Accelo
ActiveCollab
9.0

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
5.0
ActiveCollab
6.1
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.7
ActiveCollab
5.5
Invoicing
Accelo
4.3
ActiveCollab
6.1
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.5
ActiveCollab
7.8
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.4
ActiveCollab
4.9

Pros

Accelo

  • Retainer Management - I am not sure we could run retainers effectively without it.
  • Hour Logging and Tracking.
  • Customer Email Tracking.
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ActiveCollab

  • They give you the source code to use on your own server.
  • It is easy to sort clients and campaigns.
  • The email notifications work perfectly when tagging and talking to people. They allow you to subscribe to tasks as well to keep in the loop on what is going on.
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Cons

Accelo

  • The client portal needs to be improved. It does not have the same user interface as we have within Accelo and we get a lot of client complaints about it.
  • It needs more executive-style reporting and the ability to create your own reports and filters.
  • It needs to be faster. With all of the things Accelo is doing to give you all the data, it is kind of slow compared to other systems in the browser.
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ActiveCollab

  • They don' do Gantt charts well
  • Integrations aren't awesome yet
  • They don't have task dependencies
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Likelihood to Renew

Accelo

Accelo 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Accelo

Accelo doesn't really exceed any competitors in any one area of their product, but in 2015 when we made the move this was the best option that included all the tools we wanted. However, user adoption was low in some areas due to the UI, so we scaled back Accelo and added other tools.
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ActiveCollab

Certainly, each of them has a particular advantage, which in the end makes it unique. ActiveCollab also belongs to a group of platforms created to be represented in particular, its way of project management is superior to JIRA or Trello. With this software, the work is more controlled and organized.
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Return on Investment

Accelo

  • It substantially reduced the number of systems we use to run our business.
  • It reduced the need to train our staff on a variety of platforms.
  • It gave us the ability to have a client-facing portal that directly integrates with our backend systems.
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ActiveCollab

  • It enables us to keep on top of multiple projects very easily and helps ensure that jobs are finished to spec and on time.
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Pricing Details

Accelo

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
1.  Per Installation

Accelo Editions & Modules

Accelo
Edition
Plus
$191
Premium
$341
1. Per User
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ActiveCollab

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$6.25*
1.  per member, per month, annual billing

ActiveCollab Editions & Modules

ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually
6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually
$21
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly
2.52
Member monthly
$72
1. per member, per month, annual billing
2. per member, per month, monthly billing
Additional Pricing Details

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