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ActiveCollab

16 Ratings

ALTO Exchange

3 Ratings

ActiveCollab

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

ALTO Exchange

3 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab is great for planning and running projects, as well as for accounting for project costs and the company as a whole. Built-in tools perfectly solve these tasks. Also, the service is very convenient both for team work and for work itself. Control of the performance of specific tasks and subtasks is convenient
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ALTO Exchange

This is a good portal for accounting and even sales personel to use in their jobs if they are needing to access purchase orders from our customers
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
ALTO Exchange
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.1
ALTO Exchange
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
8.6
ALTO Exchange
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.0
ALTO Exchange
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
7.6
ALTO Exchange
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
ALTO Exchange
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.0
ALTO Exchange
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.6
ALTO Exchange
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
ALTO Exchange
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
ALTO Exchange
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
ALTO Exchange
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
7.5
ALTO Exchange
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.4
ALTO Exchange
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
7.9
ALTO Exchange
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
8.4
ALTO Exchange

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
8.3
ALTO Exchange
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
8.0
ALTO Exchange
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
8.3
ALTO Exchange
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
ALTO Exchange
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
9.1
ALTO Exchange

Pros

  • 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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  • Clean easy to navigate interface
  • Excellent and accurate customer service
  • Easy to get activated for both customer and vendor relations
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Cons

  • I would like to supplement the mobile application with the functionality that the service has in the desktop version, for more efficient work.
  • Sorting projects and tasks is not always convenient, I would like to customize it for myself.
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  • When submitting an invoice and error is generated the error is not too clear on how to fix the issue
  • Ability to scan or upload PDF invoice to customer
  • Email confirmation that invoice has been successfully submitted
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Alternatives Considered

We chose Active Collab overall because we liked its easy to use user interface, project management suite and agency/vendor/client interaction capabilities. We also chose it primarily because it was offered as a web-based platform that offered very clean and easy mobile access for our off-site users as well as clients and third-party vendors. Mavenlink and Basecamp, at the time, were more suited to specifically be used for project management on a more granular scale for project managers, not necessarily the whole team, including vendors and clients collaboration.
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N/A this was setup by my customer for us to use
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Return on Investment

  • Active Collab has helped us to move to a completely digital project management system, moving away from physical time sheets and assignments many years ago. Since then, the platform has grown very quickly and very adeptly, and that is why we continue to use it.
  • The Active Collab platform helps us with quick, easy access to our project management system, even for off-site users, vendors and clients.
  • Time tracking and profit analysis has been great to help us price new agency services and change requests.
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  • Too early to tell just started using it
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Pricing Details

ActiveCollab

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
5
$251
30
$992
60
$1993
Infinte
$2994
15
$495
1. 5 members per month
2. 30 members per month
3. 60 members per month
4. Infinite members per month
5. 15 members per month
Additional Pricing Details

ALTO Exchange

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
ALTO Exchange Editions & Modules
ALTO Exchange
Additional Pricing Details