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4 Ratings

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Apptivo

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ActiveCollab

We have a marketing company. If you are an agency of any size and work with clients, it's easy to give your clients full access to whatever you want them to see. We allow our clients to see how their projects/tasks are going, but there is even a hidden from clients button on any task that allows you to give full visibility into any task for any and all clients.
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Apptivo

(UPDATE: Please note that my review was for the Version 5 of their apps. They have recently updated 2 of their main apps to V6 which show a lot of improvements. The sad thing however is that many of their 40+ apps never even made to V5 let alone V6. V5 to V6 has taken over a year and only the core apps are getting attention.)

As it stands Apptivo is only useful for one person or sole trader type entities. If your business wants to use all the apps and works internationally then Apptivo will create headaches and frustration rather than increasing productivity. They may solve many of the 100+ items we provided them with free of charge in an upcoming release, but we left with a bad taste in our mouth. Countless hours lost in our business while we acted as bug finders for Apptivo while paying for the product.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Apptivo
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Apptivo
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Apptivo
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Apptivo
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Apptivo
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Apptivo
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Apptivo
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Apptivo
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Apptivo
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Apptivo
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Apptivo
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Apptivo
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Apptivo
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Apptivo
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Apptivo

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Apptivo
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Apptivo
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
Apptivo
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Apptivo
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
Apptivo

Sales Force Automation

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
4.7
Customer data management / contact management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
8.7
Workflow management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
6.8
Territory management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
4.5
Opportunity management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
4.5
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
6.0
Quote & order management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
1.0
Interaction tracking
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
1.8
Channel / partner relationship management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
4.5

Customer Service & Support

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
5.7
Case management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
7.7
Help desk management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
3.6

Marketing Automation

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
4.5
Lead management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
4.5
Email marketing
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
4.5

CRM Project Management

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
7.3
Task management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
8.7
Billing and invoicing management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
4.5
Reporting
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
8.7

Customization

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
6.4
Custom fields
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
6.4
Custom objects
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
6.4

Security

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
9.8
Single sign-on capability
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
9.9
Role-based user permissions
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
9.7

Platform

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
9.7
Mobile access
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
9.7

Pros

  • Daily notifications to the mail about upcoming tasks and expired, if any.
  • Preparation of financial reports and tasks for specific projects. You can form for individual tasks, employees and other criteria.
  • The availability of the gantt chart greatly simplifies the process of building the project, as it is an effective tool that helps to see the order of tasks to be performed.
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  • Built in support for new users.
  • Basic crm works...just dont expect it do anything well beyond the basic.
  • Price.
  • Google Apps integration is better than a lot of the competition who charge and anwful lot more.
  • They are open to and try adapt quickly based on customer feedback.
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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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  • Homescreen claims to be the center of the application however the sub sections are mostly flawed or do not function as one would expect.
  • The built in email client kinda works but depending on which section of the app you are in the default font will be different from your signature. Also you cannot add a cell phone to staff signatures. I asked about this for months. It was never fixed. When will CRM companies learn that email is STILL the center of many business. It is unacceptable to have different fonts in the same mail and signatures that change from client to client.
  • They frequently messed up our contact data.
  • Multi currency exists on invoices but not on other apps.
  • Fragmentation with their apps....some apps are still on version 3 some on 4 and some on version 5. This means you are forced to deal with 2 or more different user interfaces within the same app.
  • No consistency between the apps.
  • Often there is little or no integration between the apps inside Apptivo.
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Usability

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Apptivo2.7
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Our uses kept running into bugs that stopped them from doing simple things like creating a contact or selecting an item from a custom drop list which is required to save the contact or item. This of course is after time was spent filling out all the previous data which gets lost when you cannot complete the form. This is just one example of many.
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Implementation

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Apptivo3.6
Based on 1 answer
If you are starting a business and want a free app or nearly free app that can grow with you....then apptivo could be for you. However if you grow faster than them then you will be quickly seeking alternatives
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab has all the functions that are in these services, unlike them. Not everywhere there is a diagram of gantt. And somewhere the interface is very rewarded and in general looks obsolete.
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Sellsy is the app that comes closest in terms of feature set. It is a lot more expensive but even with its flaws and terrible Google integration is still is a measurably better product in terms of taking care of your business. Unfortunately for Apptivo it tries to do everything with its 40+ apps but not one of those apps succeed in being great when compared to the competition. The competition in all cases are much more expensive than Apptivo but it is a case of you get what you pay for.

Solve360 is probably the best Google integrated crm product on the market today however it is not a business management platform. Work[etc] is another great platform with excellent Google integration but doesn't do stock management or multi-currency. Also way over-priced!
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Return on Investment

  • We began to finish projects on time, which undoubtedly will influence the return of customers
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  • It cost us money.
  • We lost a few hundred man hours on this. We stuck with them for a while based upon the promises received and the excellent speed at which support would reply to concerns. However fixes to the big issues still have not arrived a year later.
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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
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Apptivo

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Apptivo Editions & Modules
Apptivo
Edition
Starter
Free1
Premium
$101
Ultimate
$251
Enterprise
N/A
1. Per User per Month
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