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Score 7.4 out of 100
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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

Confluence

Confluence is very good in situations where you need to share with the customer what are your instructions and procedures to resolve a specific problem. When asked, you only need to send him the knowledge-base article as a proof of work. We also use it to share this kind of information with the overseas team, as we are in a country and some of our coworkers live in another country far away.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.7
Confluence
7.8
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.1
Confluence
8.4
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
6.9
Confluence
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
7.9
Confluence
7.9
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Confluence
7.1
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Confluence
7.7
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.3
Confluence
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.6
Confluence
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Confluence
Document Management
ActiveCollab
7.7
Confluence
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Confluence
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
8.8
Confluence
7.8
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.6
Confluence
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
7.9
Confluence
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Confluence
Search
ActiveCollab
Confluence
8.0
Visual planning tools
ActiveCollab
Confluence
7.9

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.1
Confluence
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.4
Confluence
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.4
Confluence
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Confluence
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.1
Confluence

Communication

ActiveCollab
Confluence
8.1
Chat
ActiveCollab
Confluence
6.4
Notifications
ActiveCollab
Confluence
8.8
Discussions
ActiveCollab
Confluence
8.4
Surveys
ActiveCollab
Confluence
7.0
Internal knowledgebase
ActiveCollab
Confluence
9.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
ActiveCollab
Confluence
6.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
ActiveCollab
Confluence
9.3
Integrates with Outlook
ActiveCollab
Confluence
9.6

File Sharing & Management

ActiveCollab
Confluence
8.5
Versioning
ActiveCollab
Confluence
8.9
Video files
ActiveCollab
Confluence
7.8
Audio files
ActiveCollab
Confluence
8.2
Document collaboration
ActiveCollab
Confluence
9.1
Access control
ActiveCollab
Confluence
9.0
Advanced security features
ActiveCollab
Confluence
8.9
Integrates with Google Drive
ActiveCollab
Confluence
7.8
Device sync
ActiveCollab
Confluence
7.9

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

Confluence

  • Collaboration. Confluence allows our entire organization to collaborate together. Instead of storing files and documents in folders, Confluence stores the files including versions, allows comments and context to be added, assigns permissions, and tracks workflows all in one place.
  • Organization. Confluence is great at keeping everything organized. Assuming you set up your structure properly, it is easy to find your place in Confluence. Furthermore, the search engine allows you to search the entire instance for information.
  • Notification. Confluence sends email notifications when you are referenced by someone else, assigned a duty, or any change is made to a page or group that you are subscribed to.
Chris Snelling, CFA | 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

Confluence

  • Atlassian is not intuitive for the user. Several of our staff who have not received training on the platform find that it is not user-friendly.
  • Posting on Atlassian can also take more time than expected due to the plethora of options available.
  • Atlassian Confluence does not always look the same in different internet browsers. In talking with a co-worker, he told me it works best on Chrome. My computer has IE and Chrome, so I have to be sure I am using Chrome when I log into Confluence.
Alexandria Alvarez Gerbasi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Confluence

Confluence 10.0
Based on 15 answers
I am confident that Atlassian can come with additional and innovative macros and functions to add value to Confluence. In 6 months, Atlassian transformed a good collaborative tools into a more comprehensive system that can help manage projects and processes, as well as "talk" with other Atlassian products like Jira. We are in fact learning more about Jira to evaluate a possible fit to complement our tool box.
Charles Thomasset, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Confluence

Confluence 8.5
Based on 9 answers
It's overall pretty straightforward and intuitive. You get a simple editing window that presents a live view of your formatted document, plus a toolbar for formatting options. If you're familiar with any word processing program (Google Docs, Word, etc) you should be able to master Confluence without much (if any) difficulty.
Sean Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Confluence

Confluence 9.8
Based on 4 answers
Pages load very quickly, which makes it useful for quickly obtaining information. The search functionality is also very quick and is able to parse through all of the documents to provide the most relevant results for the query. Other information based software gets bogged down, but so far Atlassian Confluence maintains its performance.
Kaleb-John Loo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.3
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

Confluence

Confluence 8.5
Based on 41 answers
I have not had a lot of support experiences with Atlassian, but of the few I have, I wasn't very satisfied with the results. I found that multiple people would respond to the issue at various stages, requiring re-communication (even though the support system stores everything and shows it to both them and you). Often responses came at odd hours, resulting in 24+ hour turnaround on basic responses, even if you respond right away. Support often asks you to do things which require downtime, and don't seem sympathetic if your organization requires that downtime to be done off-hours. This makes it difficult to resolve issues in a timely manner, if at all.I must note that I have not opened a support incident with them in close to 2 years, and it's my understanding from colleagues that there has been much improvement. My comments and ratings reflect my older experiences.
Brian Scholer | 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

Confluence

For our needs, Confluence absolutely blew both SharePoint and Google Docs out of the water. We were able to get more granular security than with SharePoint while maintaining the collaborative tool sets found in both SharePoint and Google Docs. Additionally, the integration into tools we already had in place, rather than needing to jerry-rig a solution that would "work", was a critical deciding factor.
Brian Taylor | 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

Confluence

  • Overall, I think the impact of Confluence has been positive. As a remote team, it simplifies process and communication for us.
  • Confluence streamlines group work and tasks to make it clear who is doing what they should be doing
  • Some of my employees do complain that confluence is hard to use and that they can't navigate around very well.
Holly Wallace Nielsen | 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$9991
  1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually$31
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly$42
Member monthly$72
  1. per member, per month, annual billing
  2. per member, per month, monthly billing
Additional Pricing Details

Confluence

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Confluence Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.5
Confluence
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
Confluence
10.0

Usability

ActiveCollab
Confluence
8.5

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab
Confluence
10.0

Performance

ActiveCollab
Confluence
9.8

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.3
Confluence
8.5

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab
Confluence
9.0

Scalability

ActiveCollab
Confluence
10.0

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