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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.












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Billtrust

Billtrust is extremely suited to increase your sales to cash application process, offering a multitude of successful automation process. The flexibility and functionality fit MAWSA very well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.3
Billtrust
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Billtrust
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.4
Billtrust
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.0
Billtrust
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.6
Billtrust
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Billtrust
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.3
Billtrust
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Billtrust
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Billtrust
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
Billtrust
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Billtrust
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.7
Billtrust
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Billtrust
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.2
Billtrust
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.9
Billtrust

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.1
Billtrust
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.6
Billtrust
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.3
Billtrust
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Billtrust
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
4.9
Billtrust

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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Billtrust

  • The payment portal is of the highest security, giving our participating customers piece of mind.
  • By offering electronic methods of billing statement, and other documents, electronically (email, ebill, ebank presentations) we are able to save on printing an postage costs.
  • Always on the cusp of emerging technologies, and willing to share their experience, Billtrust offers webinars, Twitterviews, classes, and conferences to keep you in the know and ahead in your industry.
  • Billtrust has a crack customer service team that always responds promptly, and with through follow up. Even better yet, when you respond to a survey on their customer service, they will donate to charity - that shows a willingness to hear what their customers have to say.
  • If you ever think of an idea, Billtrust is accepting of considering its implementation and how it can be incorporated into their services and systems, making the growth of services organically functional.
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Cons

ActiveCollab

  • As a web-based platform, sometimes things go down on their end and we lose access to our project management tool to the ire of all.
  • Project searching can be hit or miss, and filtered search often leaves out projects that should have shown.
  • Email alerts are often not as helpful as they seem.
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Billtrust

  • Some of the best packages offered are pricier than are affordable by a small municipal entity; however, there are affordable options available to help proliferate success.
  • There are multiple packages, with multiple tiers of service. It allows for products to be offered for one package over another. I believe a simplification to one product with purchase in/out tiers would be more streamlined and flexible.
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

We chose Active Collab overall because we liked its easy to use user interface, project management suite and agency/vendor/client interaction capabilities. We also chose it primarily because it was offered as a web-based platform that offered very clean and easy mobile access for our off-site users as well as clients and third-party vendors. Mavenlink and Basecamp, at the time, were more suited to specifically be used for project management on a more granular scale for project managers, not necessarily the whole team, including vendors and clients collaboration.
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Billtrust

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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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Billtrust

  • 10 day reduction in our DSO resulting in increased cash flow
  • Savings in printing, ink, folding, stuffing, and postage over in-house production, and additional savings with every customer that changes from paper to electronic delivery methods
  • Increased payment application by batching payment types by day into one file
  • Enhanced knowledge base for staff through webinars, Twitterviews, conferences, classes, and contact with customer support allow our staff to utilize our tools fully
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Billtrust

General

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

Billtrust Editions & Modules

Billtrust
Additional Pricing Details

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