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ActiveCollab

Active Collab is great for small teams who want a web-based project management platform to help them on their day-to-day workflow tasks, billing, estimations, vendor assignments and even client communications. It is also great for agencies with users who are sometimes remotely working. Active Collab starts to show shortcomings when you have an immense amount of projects in the system (1000+), and, being a web-based platform, can sometimes experience downtime.
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Assistance PSA

Financial management and budget management
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Assistance PSA
7.9
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Assistance PSA
8.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Assistance PSA
8.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Assistance PSA
8.0
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Assistance PSA
8.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Assistance PSA
7.0
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Assistance PSA
8.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Assistance PSA
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Assistance PSA
8.0
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
Assistance PSA
8.0
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Assistance PSA
8.0
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Assistance PSA
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Assistance PSA
8.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Assistance PSA
8.0
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Assistance PSA
8.0

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.2
Assistance PSA
8.5
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
Assistance PSA
8.0
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.5
Assistance PSA
9.0
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Assistance PSA
8.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.0
Assistance PSA
9.0

Pros

  • They give you the source code to use on your own server.
  • It is easy to sort clients and campaigns.
  • The email notifications work perfectly when tagging and talking to people. They allow you to subscribe to tasks as well to keep in the loop on what is going on.
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  • Project management
  • In oil industry we use it to have a simple process
  • Provided a better solution for finance management of a company
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Cons

  • They don' do Gantt charts well
  • Integrations aren't awesome yet
  • They don't have task dependencies
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  • Better integration with database
  • Better integration with business intelligence tool
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab is 100% better than any of the other tools we have used. We had previously spent thousands of dollars trying out different software that was comparable, but this has been one of the best decisions we have made as a company. It's also the cheapest ongoing option, especially if you get the self-hosted version.
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Speed and so many options
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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  • It saved time
  • It saved manual power
  • It saved dollars
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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
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Assistance PSA

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Assistance PSA Editions & Modules
Assistance PSA
Additional Pricing Details