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Score 8 out of 100

Asana

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Score 8.4 out of 100

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

Asana

Asana is a great tool for simple tasks, but only for simple ones. But, don't forget that most of the tasks are usually simple. So, Asana can be used as a great personal task management system, online agenda for meetings, simple tasks allocation tool and even an easy to use management tool for simple projects. One of the main advantages of Asana is the ease of use, so even if it is not perfect anyone can use it, and if you use any management tool it is much better than nothing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
Asana
7.7
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
Asana
8.9
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Asana
7.5
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
Asana
7.9
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Asana
7.9
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Asana
7.7
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
Asana
8.5
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
Asana
8.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Asana
8.5
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
Asana
6.7
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Asana
6.9
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.7
Asana
8.1
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
Asana
6.1
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Asana
8.4
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Asana
6.2

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
Asana
6.7
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
Asana
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
Asana
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Asana
5.5
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
Asana
8.0

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

Asana

  • Task allocation and Tracking
  • Virtual Meeting management covering the agenda, feedback and next action steps
  • Task collaboration with a wide range of features to keep all kinds of task info in one space
  • User experience with task views in list or kanban format
Louis Schietekat | 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

Asana

  • Expensive - The free plan has always worked well for me, but when you upgrade, it can be quite pricy, especially for a team.
  • Templates - I like the idea of these, but when I've looked at them before, they were a bit complicated and would take too much time to customize for my needs.
  • On-boarding - It's easy enough to get started with a task, but when I read the on-boarding emails, it seems more complicated and not to my preferences.
Kristi Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Asana

Asana 9.5
Based on 35 answers
  • 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.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Asana

Asana 9.0
Based on 24 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Asana

Asana 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
Ronen Soreq | 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

Asana

Asana 7.8
Based on 94 answers
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).
Adam Lumley | 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

Asana

Asana is the best for task management, it’s easy to use and streamlined for team members to use with minimal intervention. It’s a lot nicer to use compared to similar products like Projectplace although there is some difference in features. It has much better features in terms of tracking and task assignment than Microsoft Teams which is the alternative, but does lack the seamless integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Asana

Asana 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
Ronen Soreq | 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

Asana

  • it has allowed project teams to function better as everyone is aware of what is going on throughout the project
  • It is easy to track activities and accommodate and communicate changes which facilitates the ability to complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Accountability - It eliminates the issue of persons not knowing what activities they are responsible for during the planning of a project or assignment of resources to activities.
Norman Hazlewood | 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

Asana

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$10*

* per user per month

Asana Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$13.491
Business$30.491
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Asana
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
Asana
9.5

Usability

ActiveCollab
Asana
9.0

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab
Asana
8.4

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
Asana
7.8

Scalability

ActiveCollab
Asana
8.2

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