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ActiveCollab

17 Ratings

BillQuick

14 Ratings

ActiveCollab

17 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

BillQuick

14 Ratings
Score 5.7 out of 101

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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.












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BillQuick

BillQuick is great for basic project related items. When it comes to basic day to day data entry, BillQuick is easy to use and very user friendly but the more detailed and specific you get the harder time it has. Their accounting module is still lacking and needs to be further developed. The financial reports are a bit messy and we have had to spend time cleaning it up and getting it to function the way the CPA and IRS needs them. Currently the AR report does not match the Balance Sheet. I have been asking for a few years now to get an AR report that matches (as it should and is required by the CPA and the bank) yet they have not created one that does
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.5
BillQuick
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.4
BillQuick
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
8.2
BillQuick
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
5.5
BillQuick
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
5.7
BillQuick
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
BillQuick
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.4
BillQuick
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
BillQuick
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
BillQuick
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
BillQuick
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.6
BillQuick
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
8.4
BillQuick
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.7
BillQuick
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.4
BillQuick
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
BillQuick

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
BillQuick
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
BillQuick
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
BillQuick
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.8
BillQuick
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
BillQuick

Pros

  • Its billing & invoice feature worked pretty well for T&M teams. ActiveCollab version 5, the current version, allows you to directly track time to tasks using the Timer app and later create invoices based on those time entries. Their statuses will change through phases, as you are pending payment, or after they are set as paid.
  • Here cost can be easily assigned to each team member, Team members can start the timer after they start their work, then allows you to export the time records of team members making it easy to complete the billing.
  • File sharing feature is very useful for distributed teams as we can we can easily share files, screenshots.
  • Also ActiveCollab ability to connect to Google docs, attach images and link to web pages make it unique from other project management tools.
  • AC easily allows you to track your daily tasks & serves reminder if miss on the targets defined by giving daily / weekly reminders regarding tasks and any that have gone over due dates.
  • ActiveCollab is quite easy to use. With just a few clicks, you can create a new project.
  • The dashboard and options are easy to see and it is well laid out.
  • Here user have an opportunity to select the number of emails they receive from ActiveCollab and for some email providers, such as Gmail grouping is enabled. So rather than getting multiple mails, it send you a summary of all the daily notifications in one mail.
  • It allows users to upload several files at once on task comments, and if you are set with the owner role, or have the member role but are a project leader, you have a Batch Edit option available on project level. This allows you to edit multiple tasks at once and change all the details on them, such as assignee, due dates, labels, importance, and more.
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  • Daily Data Entry- the AR and banking modules are easy to use and do not require excessive training. They have kept these functions clean and to the point.
  • User Friendly - The interface is easy to read and having different ways to get to the one area is convenient. The way it is organized makes it easy to get around and find what you are looking for.
  • Time & Expense Entry - This module is easy to use and understand. There are different ways to view and enter time and expenses, which is nice because everyone thinks differently.
  • Reporting - The ability to customize reports and that there are a variety of reports to choose from makes it [useful].
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Cons

  • It does not provide support to scaled agile frameworks like SAfe which is there for Rally & Agilecraft.
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  • Pre-programmed Features - the system comes with items (such as default accounts) which you can not edit, delete, or make inactive. You have to explain to a CPA or upper management what they are and why there are there. These default accounts are also the catch all for when there is a difference in fixed fee billing.
  • When looking for specific details, it is hard to follow exactly where everything came from. It works best at the broad overview level but the more detailed you get the harder it is to find the answer.
  • When running reports, the ability (or lack there of) to choose which phases you want to see is missing. You can say you want phases 1, 2, & 3 yet only 2 will show and there is no a reason for this.
  • Time & Expenses which have been marked as not billable don't show up on billing reports. We have asked tech support for help with this but they were only able to give us a report to run each month. The time should still show up on the billing report even if it's marked as non billable as that time is still against the project.
  • In the credit card screen, once you start entering items in you can not go back and delete a line item. You can make it $0 but not get rid of it 100%.
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Likelihood to Renew

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BillQuick9.9
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We currently are seeking a more robust system without consequential billing flaws. We may not find a system better or more economical than BillQuick but at this time we are in review.
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Usability

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BillQuick10.0
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Support

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BillQuick10.0
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They've taken care of every issue.
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Implementation

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BillQuick8.0
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It does take some time to understand the options and to find the best invoice template.
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Alternatives Considered

Since we moved from fixed capacity project to T&M we need some tool who support our billing & invoicing.HP ALM did not provide good support for invoicing so we moved out from HP ALM to ActiveCollab.The features like Timer, reminders are not available in other project management tools like JIRA, Rally & ALM making AC the first choice since we have strict SLA's & AC helps in meeting that.
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Wind2 and MYOB where both DOS based operating systems so BillQuick is a god send compared to them. While BillQuick and Ajera are both Windows based, when we purchased BillQuick, it was mainly because for the size of the company we were (12 people), it was a much better option than Ajera, which is great for a larger firm. As we have grown, BillQuick has done a great job at growing with us. The only issue we are having is that we opened an office in another state and we have not been able to get those staff members to access the data base yet. But we are working on it
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Return on Investment

  • ActiveCollab allowed me to get rid of spreadsheets and physical reports that always take away a lot of time.
  • The automation of the management processes of the company is fantastic thanks to ActiveCollab.
  • The whole team has focused more on the execution of its activities.
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  • Extra CPA hours - because of the issues with the accounting side of BillQuick, we have had to spent extra hours with the CPA to understand exactly why it does some of the things it does. Over the years it has gotten better but we still have to work extra hard every quarter to make sure it is functioning correctly.
  • Time and Expense entry - being able to have the staff enter their own time and expenses has allowed for the administrative staff to focus on other items instead of being bogged down with those items.
  • One system - having all the company information in one system is cheaper than maintaining 2 or more systems. Plus all the risk associated with double entry is gone.
  • Finding errors in the ledger - this is both a good a bad. Depending on the entry, it is either really easy to find or hard to find because you can't tell if it is a vendor bill, expense entry, or credit card charge. Also, there are no notes that show up which indicate what the line item is. Even if a note was left in the original entry.
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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
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
5
$251
30
$992
60
$1993
Infinte
$2994
15
$495
1. 5 members per month
2. 30 members per month
3. 60 members per month
4. Infinite members per month
5. 15 members per month
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BillQuick

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
BillQuick Editions & Modules
BillQuick
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