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Score 8.6 out of 100

Asana

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ActiveCollab ranks higher in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation
  • Asana ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
7.8

Asana

78%
Asana ranks higher in 8/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
8.8
88%
158 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
7.4
74%
132 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
7.9
79%
44 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
7.9
79%
144 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
114 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
8.5
85%
157 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
8.5
85%
7 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
7 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
133 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
7.1
71%
127 Ratings

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
8.3
83%
130 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
6.1
61%
6 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
8.4
84%
4 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
6.8
68%
61 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%
6.8

Asana

68%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
5.5
55%
1 Rating

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
8.2
82%
35 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ActiveCollab is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • ActiveCollab and Asana are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
8.0

Asana

80%
189 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

Asana

96%
35 Ratings

Usability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Asana

90%
22 Ratings

Availability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Asana

84%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
5.6

Asana

56%
81 Ratings

Product Scalability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Asana

82%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Scenarios where ActiveCollab works well 1) 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 etc Scenarios where ActiveCollab did not work well 1) 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 invoicing 3) It did not work well for larger teams 4) Search option is not very detailed & you may end up wasting lot of time searching one particular bug or issue.












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Asana

My experience in Asana is more than two years, and I really enjoyed the experience and working with my teams, as Asana provides effective communication between us and spread the fun, enthusiasm, and achievement in work faster, as I used conversations to inform the team what I want, follow up, comment on the tasks and inform them that the work is finished.
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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.
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Asana

  • Easy to use by any user (good UX and no installation needed)
  • Easy to create a simple project, add tasks and sub tasks.
  • Different display options, according to the project/tasks type
  • Works great using a web browser, you don't have to install the application
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Cons

ActiveCollab

  • Does not maintain default categories for tasks
  • Makes information difficult to share with others not on AC
  • Relies on other people to track their time correctly in categories for estimates
  • Mobile app is very hard to use and not user-friendly if you are working with multiple projects
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Asana

  • Some users might find the user interface a bit dull and un inspired
  • We found the way to use multiple workspaces a bit confusing
  • It takes quite a bit of planning to build a well organized workspace in order not to have way too many projects and tasks all over the place
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Pricing Details

ActiveCollab

Starting Price

$7 per member/per month

Editions & Modules

ActiveCollab editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.002

Footnotes

  1. license
  2. per member/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional $6.25

Additional Details

Asana

Starting Price

$50 per month

Editions & Modules

Asana editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Premium$13.491
Business$30.492

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional $10

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Asana

  • Mobile + Desktop capabilities - Able to use it anywhere, anytime.
  • Task management - Easy to view projects and their progress.
  • Time management - Easy to see what elements require time / how they interrelate and manage the project on an overall basis.
  • Company management - Be able to see from a master dashboard perspective where each project is in its stages of completion.
  • Clear communication - It's visually documented who is doing what at what time so that the whole project gets done.
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Usability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Asana

It is very user-friendly. Takes a new employee an hour to start figuring out how the system works. That's an important factor. You don't want to encounter the issue where employees need a week to understand how the system works. For example, JIRA, I tried using it for a week and I still don't understand the complicated layout. Asana has a simple interface. Once you see it, you get it type of program.
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Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Asana

Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Support Rating

ActiveCollab

We have not required support for ActiveCollab as it works pretty seamlessly. We didn't have any issues with using the platform or with any billing issues. The self-service aspect of the platform is robust and easy to navigate so we have not encountered any errors that required assistance from the support team.
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Asana

I haven't had to use their support so I can't rate it. The fact that I haven't needed them reflects the ease of use of the product. I would recommend that any new users schedule a complete demo of the product to ensure that they are using it to it's fullest (there's a lot of useful features).
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab is easier to use and simpler in its setup. It has the right mix of features and simplicity. It's also project-oriented which is important for our workflow. Other tools are often too task-oriented, making it hard to track projects. Overall, ActiveCollab has a great mix of simplicity with good features.
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Asana

I like how extensive the capabilities are for Asana. With other softwares it seems there are many things lacking. I feel like Asana is also a very user friendly platform and aesthetically pleasing which is important in a modern office. We have many young people entering our workspace and it is important to have software that is ahead of the times in functionality and efficiency.
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Scalability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Asana

I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
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Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • Allows our team to stay organized and keep conversations on tasks.
  • The To-Do List email every morning helps me mentally prepare and know exactly what I should be doing as soon as I start work.
  • Powerful and useful integrations save lots of time (Google Drive, Slack, Dropbox, Zapier and more!).
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Asana

  • Productivity - Most of all, it allows me to be more productive and have a good sense of where I am with projects and deadlines.
  • Easy to use - I can make the most of my time to get up (and stay) up and running.
  • Project coordination - Allows me to assign tasks to my interns and communicate directly within the platform to keep the work train moving.
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