34 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
474 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Atlassian Jira Align ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
7.7

Atlassian Jira Align

77%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 8/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
21 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
7.9
79%
21 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
7.5
75%
15 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
7.7
77%
17 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
16 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
9.5
95%
21 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
9.3
93%
20 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.9
59%
13 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
6.7
67%
17 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
7.5
75%
17 Ratings

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
5.7
57%
14 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
8.2
82%
15 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
8.4
84%
19 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%
7.8

Atlassian Jira Align

78%
Atlassian Jira Align ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
12 Ratings

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
12 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
8.4
84%
14 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
7.7
77%
8 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
8.8

Atlassian Jira Align

88%
21 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

Atlassian Jira Align

96%
2 Ratings

Usability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8

Atlassian Jira Align

68%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
7.1

Atlassian Jira Align

71%
21 Ratings

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Atlassian Jira Align

100%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Atlassian Jira Align

90%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Atlassian Jira Align

90%
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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Atlassian

The Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools help keep our scrum teams moving in the right direction. It gives Sr. Executives visibility into the progress of our digital transformation efforts. It provides information to our program manager to create the necessary artifacts to justify continued funding of our initiatives. It also supports the SAFe framework, along with some others. And the Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools provide integration to other tools that we use in our portfolio.
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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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Atlassian

  • Effective Sprint planning : Sprint planning can be done using Planning Poker in AgileCraft by clicking Team > Manage > Other > Estimation Games very effectively for distributed teams.
  • Team Capacity Allocation Report: After tasks are created at team or program level, the report from AgileCraft cab be pulled and can be verified that no team member is under or over allocated. A report can be generated by navigating to Team > Manage > Assign Tasks.
  • Effective Requirement trace-ability: To maintain requirements trace-ability follow the steps below:
  • Upload test cases against the story/requirement. once uploaded test cases will be visible under that story
  • Execute Test cases in AgileCraft and mark them as Pass/Fail based on the actual outcome
  • Based on test results, The acceptance criterion's can be marked as “Pass” or “Fail” & if marked failed corresponding defect can be logged & can be attached with the story
  • So against each story we can easily see whether all test cases been executed or not & which acceptance criterion's are failed & how many defects are in open or close state.
  • Daily Scrum: In AgileCraft, the option to run a daily stand-up is available from Team > Manage > Daily Standups. Selecting the sprint number opens the daily stand-up meeting window in which each team member's tasks are visible and hours can be burned against them. Conduct Scrum meetings in AgileCraft, and burn each associate hour against the tasks created during the meeting. The burn-down chart can be generated & viewed during the stand-up to check whether the team is on track.
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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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Atlassian

  • The initial ticket creation screen lacks some important features, such as assigning "point values" (a measure of effort needed for the ticket).
  • The browser needs to be manually refreshed to see new tickets, which can make things confusing when several people in a meeting are simultaneously creating tickets.
  • The interface on some smaller portions of the software are sometimes difficult to understand.
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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

Atlassian Jira Align

Starting Price

$0 per year

Editions & Modules

Atlassian Jira Align editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Starting Price$27,000.001
Maximum Price$3,987,600.002

Footnotes

  1. per year
  2. per year

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Atlassian

There is nothing that can be better than Jira but it needs to keep improving certain areas especially the attachment size area.
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Usability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Atlassian

Most of the things are easily manageable except certain things that are hidden and you need to ask teammates who are aware of how they can link attachements in the comment section and so on.
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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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Atlassian

Overall support from Jira team is good. It comes at an additional price but it is very efficient. There are no long wait times, you get a dedicated team to look into your issues. The support is available throughout the year and they keep a record of your issues. Overall we are very satisfied with the support they have provided us over the years, it has been very effective for the price that we pay.
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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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Atlassian

Microsoft Azure Devops won't have the major functionality of software management like Jira. The customization provided by Jira is having a cutting edge over any project management tool. Adds-on and Plugins feature in the Jira Tool make it as perfect as desired task management tool for any company. One of the best Agile based Project Management Tools.
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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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Atlassian

  • It has positively impacted our tech teams, allowing them to better organize the tasks and items they are working on and has greatly improved their ability to communicate & review these tasks with other teams.
  • I believe it negatively impacted other departments as lengthy training was required by many associates to attempt using the tool, only to find out it didn't meet our needs, therefore much time was wasted.
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