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Likelihood to Recommend

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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
Apptivo
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
Apptivo
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Apptivo
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
Apptivo
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Apptivo
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Apptivo
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
Apptivo
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
Apptivo
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Apptivo
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
Apptivo
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Apptivo
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.7
Apptivo
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
Apptivo
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Apptivo
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Apptivo

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
Apptivo
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
Apptivo
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
Apptivo
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Apptivo
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
Apptivo

Sales Force Automation

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
8.1
Customer data management / contact management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Workflow management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
6.8
Territory management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
4.5
Opportunity management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Contract management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Quote & order management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Interaction tracking
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
1.8
Channel / partner relationship management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0

Customer Service & Support

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Case management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Call center management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Help desk management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0

Marketing Automation

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Lead management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Email marketing
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0

CRM Project Management

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Task management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Billing and invoicing management
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Reporting
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0

CRM Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Forecasting
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Pipeline visualization
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Customizable reports
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0

Customization

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Custom fields
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Custom objects
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
API for custom integration
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0

Security

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Single sign-on capability
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0
Role-based user permissions
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0

Platform

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
7.0
Mobile access
ActiveCollab
Apptivo
7.0

Pros

ActiveCollab

  • 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.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apptivo

  • Good for streamlining project management on projects over a long life cycle.
  • Helpful in keeping contacts up to date and relevant.
  • Streamlines processes across the organization where there are many departments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveCollab

  • Individual comments cannot be linked to. This makes it more difficult to reference a comment or question.
  • Unnecessary features cannot be turned off. Since we use it primarily for communication, it would be ideal to turn off tasks etc. that are not needed or be able to move discussions as the first screen.
  • There isn't an easy way to set up different projects under the same client.
Nancy Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apptivo

  • Support service insuficient
  • Simple documentation
  • App limited (smartphone)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Apptivo

Apptivo 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.2
Based on 3 answers
The support team is responsive to requests and their annual support fees are reasonable. Honestly, we don't have to contact them much. Updates happen automatically and the platform is very solid and does not require a lot of support. Documentation is good and the platform is easy to learn.
Mike Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apptivo

Apptivo 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Your company will have the support of special services to facilitate the deployment of the tool and incorporate all the necessary applications to integrate your business with this Suite and get the most out of it from minute one.
Allowing to strengthen the relationship with the most important clients for your organization.
As a result, many companies are able to manage their customer experience to achieve continued increases in sales.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Apptivo

Apptivo 3.6
Based on 2 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

I have used multiple project management platforms such as ActiveCollab, JIRA, Trello, etc. Trello has great visualization with their (Kanban Board) board system and support drag and drop functionality for managing tasks. ActiveCollab, however, does not have the fancy visualization, but is very powerful when it comes to ticketing, task management, task delegation, time tracking, etc.
Ali Zakeri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apptivo

The price was right for what we needed to use Apptivo for (the CRM and the contact management/project management models). And, we needed something basic and easy to implement so we could get up and running with little down time. The other systems we evaluated didn't seem to have the exact pricing and features/functionality we were looking for so we made the determination that Apptivo would be the best fit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • It has saved us a TON of money (literally thousands) in project management software.
  • It has helped us gain clients because we can show them the template of what they will see and give them access to it. When others don't have software that does this.
  • Positive impact on ROI based on the time it's saving compared to our previous PM software.
Chris Lesner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apptivo

  • Helped us increase time to completion of projects.
  • Allowed us to execute on customer service and response times.
  • Elevated our department's visibility within the organization for a more streamlined workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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*

* per member, per month, annual billing

ActiveCollab Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
  1. license
SaaS Edition
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.001
  1. per member/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Apptivo

General

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

Apptivo Editions & Modules

Edition
StarterFree1
Premium$101
Ultimate$251
EnterpriseN/A
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Apptivo
10.0

Usability

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
10.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
Apptivo
10.0

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab
Apptivo
3.6

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