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ActiveCollab

Intuitive and flexible to use all kinds of extension components. Simple and pleasant, it has amazing features and is highly secure.When they lack animation and explosiveness at the user level, it expires due to the rich user experiences offered by today's website.ActiveCollab is a safe investment when talking about dynamics and production in projects, also in the management of the fair of the working group.
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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
7.4
ALTO Exchange
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
ALTO Exchange
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
ALTO Exchange
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
ALTO Exchange
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
ALTO Exchange
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
ALTO Exchange
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
ALTO Exchange
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
ALTO Exchange
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
ALTO Exchange
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
ALTO Exchange
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
ALTO Exchange
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.7
ALTO Exchange
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
ALTO Exchange
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
ALTO Exchange
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
ALTO Exchange

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.2
ALTO Exchange
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
ALTO Exchange
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.5
ALTO Exchange
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
ALTO Exchange
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.0
ALTO Exchange

Pros

  • Its billing & invoice feature worked pretty well for T&M teams. ActiveCollab version 5, the current version, allows you to directly track time to tasks using the Timer app and later create invoices based on those time entries. Their statuses will change through phases, as you are pending payment, or after they are set as paid.
  • Here cost can be easily assigned to each team member, Team members can start the timer after they start their work, then allows you to export the time records of team members making it easy to complete the billing.
  • File sharing feature is very useful for distributed teams as we can we can easily share files, screenshots.
  • Also ActiveCollab ability to connect to Google docs, attach images and link to web pages make it unique from other project management tools.
  • AC easily allows you to track your daily tasks & serves reminder if miss on the targets defined by giving daily / weekly reminders regarding tasks and any that have gone over due dates.
  • ActiveCollab is quite easy to use. With just a few clicks, you can create a new project.
  • The dashboard and options are easy to see and it is well laid out.
  • Here user have an opportunity to select the number of emails they receive from ActiveCollab and for some email providers, such as Gmail grouping is enabled. So rather than getting multiple mails, it send you a summary of all the daily notifications in one mail.
  • It allows users to upload several files at once on task comments, and if you are set with the owner role, or have the member role but are a project leader, you have a Batch Edit option available on project level. This allows you to edit multiple tasks at once and change all the details on them, such as assignee, due dates, labels, importance, and more.
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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

  • It does not provide support to scaled agile frameworks like SAfe which is there for Rally & Agilecraft.
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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

  • ActiveCollab allowed me to get rid of spreadsheets and physical reports that always take away a lot of time.
  • The automation of the management processes of the company is fantastic thanks to ActiveCollab.
  • The whole team has focused more on the execution of its activities.
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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
$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

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