Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
actiTIME
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
actiTIME, from Canadian company Actimind, is time-tracking software.
$5
per month per user
Xero
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Xero is an online accounting software product for small businesses and personal finance. Its features beyond general ledger and double-bookkeeping include quotable invoicing, bank reconciliation, purchase order and expense management, and tax management. Third party apps can extend its features further.
$13
per month
Pricing
actiTIMEXero
Editions & Modules
actiTIME Free (up to 3 users)
$0
per user per month
actiTIME Online (41-200 users)
$5
per user per month
actiTIME Online (1-40 users)
$6
per user per month
actiTIME Self-Hosted
$120
user
actiTIME Online (200+ users)
Fixed Cost
for unlimited users
Early
$13
per month
Growing
$37
per month
Established
$70
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
actiTIMEXero
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsChoose from three different actiTIME versions: - actiTIME Free is online software for teams of up to three users with basic time-tracking functionality. - actiTIME Online is full-featured online software with free regular product upgrades starting at $5 user/month. - actiTIME Self-Hosted is software that you install on your own servers and purchase with a one-time payment.Prices in table are in USD and just apply to the US - other markets & prices are listed below: Canada - Starter $18 CAD/month, Standard $45 CAD/month, Premium 5 $58 CAD/month UK - Starter £14/month, Standard £28/month, Premium £36/month AU - Starter $29 AUD/month, Standard $59 AUD/month, Premium 5 $76 AUD/month NZ - Starter $31 NZD/month, Standard $66 NZD/month, Premium $84 NZD/month
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Features
actiTIMEXero
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
actiTIME
-
Ratings
Xero
7.8
73 Ratings
4% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.965 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.123 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.849 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.741 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.254 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
actiTIME
-
Ratings
Xero
7.5
128 Ratings
6% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.779 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings7.4115 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
actiTIME
-
Ratings
Xero
8.0
163 Ratings
0% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings7.372 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.8161 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
actiTIME
-
Ratings
Xero
8.1
184 Ratings
7% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.0180 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.3183 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.1163 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
actiTIME
-
Ratings
Xero
7.4
193 Ratings
0% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.8180 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.0181 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.1165 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings9.1188 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.0171 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings7.962 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings7.9117 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings7.7112 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings7.594 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings8.396 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings8.997 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings7.8108 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings6.453 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.451 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings5.840 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.039 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings9.290 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings4.133 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings5.559 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings4.833 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings5.959 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
actiTIME
-
Ratings
Xero
6.5
88 Ratings
8% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.484 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.924 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings6.929 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings6.316 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
actiTIME
-
Ratings
Xero
6.8
89 Ratings
8% below category average
Pricing00 Ratings6.762 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings6.856 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.358 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings7.266 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings6.521 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings6.424 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings6.517 Ratings
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User Ratings
actiTIMEXero
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(208 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(32 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(133 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(36 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(10 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(93 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
actiTIMEXero
Likelihood to Recommend
actiTIME Inc.
ActiTime is a perfect program for managing payments and expenses within the company. It is an ideal tool to manage the activity of employees and the time they devote to their daily tasks within the company. ActiTime is undoubtedly recommended for its excellent performance in generating reports and the quality of its production. If anything could improve this tool it is its interface as it has become a bit outdated.
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Xero
If they are using foreign exchange I always use Xero. If I need reporting to be customized we always use Xero. If the client is already working in a software and it is working for them we will leave them in the software they are in.
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Pros
actiTIME Inc.
  • It's a program that has different tools perfect for saving time.
  • It has a mobile application that serves to see the activities that are carried out from anywhere.
  • It offers detailed reports in real-time.
  • Its reports are customizable.
  • Allows employees access without the need to create another account.
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Xero
  • Their method of moving between screens was very logical and intuitive which is not a "given" attribute among software packages.
  • Finding transactions was relatively easy with just common sense.
  • The use of this software was generally well received in that the accountants did not discredit the software as cheap, poorly organized, or timely to learn. No one at Corporate had a vendetta against using Xero.
  • It does a good job of allowing the users to drill down to the final detail of an account balance - which is fundamental to the accounting department's needs.
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Cons
actiTIME Inc.
  • This application can be complex to use for new users.
  • ActiTime should further update its mobile application.
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Xero
  • Occasionally, the price increases and I feel that prices should be fixed for long-term users as there are very few changes in the software from when I started using it 6 years ago.
  • It would be useful to have the emails sent with invoices saved.
  • Visual dashboards are limited.
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Likelihood to Renew
actiTIME Inc.
No answers on this topic
Xero
In addition to the matters covered in this review, my reason for renewing this product is that Xero's functionality and the constant updates that the company provides, makes the software even more business friendly. The software therefore builds a brand loyalty among customers.
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Usability
actiTIME Inc.
No answers on this topic
Xero
Xero has all the features that you need, basically. From chart of accounts, reconciling books, to making annual financial reports. What I'm currently looking for Xero right now is to provide more broader integration with the other apps so we can use it for customer-facing experience also. All in all, everything works well!
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Reliability and Availability
actiTIME Inc.
No answers on this topic
Xero
We have been actively using and 100% Xero based for our ecommerce accounting practice for over 4 years. There has on been one real outage for more than 5 minutes. Xero was open and transparent about the outage, what they were doing to resolve the issue, and provided 15 minute updates. Showing how they care about their customers and partners. Plus, showing that their customers care too, were understanding, and went surfing or in our case took a nap. Couldn't run our business without Xero as a partner.
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Performance
actiTIME Inc.
No answers on this topic
Xero
Pages generally load quickly, but it's a fairly common occurrence to have pages taking a bit longer than I'd like to load (as in, 4+ seconds). Occasionally I have to refresh a page to get it to work. Bank feed and integrations tend to be slow in general, but that could easily be due to API latency on the side of the other parties. Most of the time, though, the bank feeds refresh before I login so it's not a huge problem. Not necessarily good performance compared to a local app like QuickBooks desktop, but definitely good performance for a cloud application. Room for growth? yes.
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Support Rating
actiTIME Inc.
It has quality support, solving any problem quickly, and clarifying any doubt that arises. It works very well and has quick and detailed answers, the quality of service in this sense is impeccable. ActiTime offers an online chat by which you can solve most of the problems almost immediately.
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Xero
Always respond and keep issues open until you are satisfied with the result. Generally good responses, in the past, I had some support responses that were really basic and really annoying. They type where "have your tried restarting your computer" style of answers. Well, of course, I went through all the basics before contacting them. Duh, but I suppose not everyone does. Otherwise, it would be a 10. The last year has shown a marked improvement in the support responses however.
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In-Person Training
actiTIME Inc.
No answers on this topic
Xero
The format was great; someone was there to ask questions or help if you were stuck.
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Online Training
actiTIME Inc.
No answers on this topic
Xero
All of Xero's training is online and available for anyone (business owner or accountants) to learn and become experts in their system. There is a range of content from product training to real world webinars from their partners. Xero is beautiful accounting software and their training is the same.
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Implementation Rating
actiTIME Inc.
No answers on this topic
Xero
If it can be done, time the implementation near a new fiscal year so you can start clean. Otherwise, you have to go back and do historical data from the beginning of the fiscal year, which can be brain draining.
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Alternatives Considered
actiTIME Inc.
This tool is the only one that has been used and worked wonderfully, it is an excellent program, it has not been necessary to try other similar tools.
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Xero
I've used a lot of different accounting systems. Many of them so big and powerful, but a hassle to get set up. Xero is light, inexpensive, and easy to use. When I originally selected them they seemed like they were developing new features at a quick rate as well. I was invited to be part of focus sessions to make the product better. That part has slowed down significantly though.
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Scalability
actiTIME Inc.
No answers on this topic
Xero
I have yet to fully stress test the product given the size of the company where I am using it. I am sure as we scale to more customers, more vendors and more reporting requirements, I will have a better understanding of what it is capable of in terms of bandwidth and processing
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Return on Investment
actiTIME Inc.
  • It allows us to take the process and the expenses made in each project, and these give us the possibility to choose the correct budget for what we are doing.
  • This application does not give the ease of knowing that the payments will be made to different employees without any complication, generating reports that justify the hours of work they did.
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Xero
  • Saved many hours through automatic invoices and followups
  • Saved many hours by allowing transactions to start via bank feeds (ie I don't have to input a transaction and mark it against what is in the bank/cc account; rather, the transaction in the account is where you input the transaction into the books.
  • Has the scalability my business requires, and not much more.
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ScreenShots

actiTIME Screenshots

Screenshot of Choose between an online timesheet, a browser extension and a free mobile app. Record time spent in other apps and on the go. Ensure data accuracy and security with timesheet locking and approvalsScreenshot of Keep control of your projects with custom workflows, task estimates and deadlines. Monitor project health with time and financial reportsScreenshot of Manage workload and assign tasks to team members. Share details, comments and useful links. Review team performance with time and financial reportsScreenshot of Turn your data into colorful charts and reports. Review your team performance, project health, business costs and profits using real-time widgets and analytics toolsScreenshot of Set up task- and user-specific rates, track time across billable and non-billable activities to review project costs, run payroll calculations, generate bills and invoicesScreenshot of Connect actiTIME with other apps and industry software to enhance your time tracking experience. Use actiPLANS integration to manage employee time and absences in a single environment

Xero Screenshots

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