ActiveCollab vs. Bitrix24

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCollab
Score 4.0 out of 10
N/A
Active Collab is a project management solution built around features such as task management, collaboration, time tracking, and invoicing.
$8
per member/per month
Bitrix24
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Bitrix24 is a local-hosted or cloud-based social intranet and project management platform that also contains core HR (HRMS) and CRM features. Bitrix24 also provides time management services and employee self-service.
$49
per month 5 Users
Pricing
ActiveCollabBitrix24
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$8
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
BASIC
$49.00
per month 5 Users
STANDARD
$99.00
per month 50 Users
PROFESSIONAL
$199.00
per month 100 Users
Enterprise
$399.00
per month 250 Users
Enterprise 250
$399.00
per month 250 Users
Enterprise 500
$639.00
per month 500 Users
Enterprise 1000
$799.00
per month 1000 Users
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabBitrix24
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrice per month when paying for 1 year.
More Pricing Information
Features
ActiveCollabBitrix24
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.7
13 Ratings
68% below category average
Bitrix24
7.4
21 Ratings
6% below category average
Task Management5.712 Ratings7.021 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings8.618 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings6.918 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.313 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access1.310 Ratings5.020 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Search00 Ratings8.019 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.519 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
5.7
8 Ratings
26% below category average
Bitrix24
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
Bitrix24
8.4
21 Ratings
5% above category average
Chat00 Ratings9.020 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings7.521 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings8.520 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings8.515 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings8.518 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings8.38 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
Bitrix24
7.4
22 Ratings
9% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.518 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.416 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings7.915 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings6.922 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.520 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings7.518 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings7.016 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings6.418 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabBitrix24
Likelihood to Recommend
3.4
(13 ratings)
8.2
(22 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
9.1
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabBitrix24
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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Bitrix24
Bitrix24 is highly beneficial for teams that are geographically dispersed or working remotely. Its real-time communication tools, including instant messaging and video conferencing, enable seamless collaboration regardless of physical location. The centralized document management feature ensures that team members can easily access and collaborate on shared documents from anywhere, facilitating efficient teamwork in a remote or distributed environment.
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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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Bitrix24
  • Huge opportunities for customization, integration with other services. Easy search for solutions to setup questions.
  • The ability to write letters directly from the system with the help of a binding for working mail.
  • The presence of an application for Android. This helps to get access anywhere.
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Cons
ActiveCollab
  • It isn't possible to set members of staff as part time, so if someone is unavailable on certain days you must manually enter them as OOO every single day that they are not in, that other teammates work. Hours also can't be edited individually - everyone is treated as working the same hours in a day, rendering capacity planner useless for flexi working teams
  • Subtasks cannot be assigned their own hours and deadlines, meaning the To Do list view can't be seen in actual date order and capacity planner does not reflect all time allocated to an individual's schedule unless every task is set up as a separate task rather than subtask
  • There is no way to see all tasks of a certain type across multiple campaigns (e.g all copywriting tasks vs all technical tasks) - support team suggested exporting data and making spreadsheets
  • Kanban view isn't available for people's own task lists ('board' view here shows a list)
  • Not possible to have one task be assigned to more than one person
  • Notifications are not sent when tasks are updated, so you have to leave comments and tag people each time
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Bitrix24
  • It's user interface can use some work. Although it doesn't take as long as some other software to learn, there is still a bit of a learning curve when it comes to day to day usage.
  • Bitrix offers a lot of features. It would be nice to have those features laid out in an easier-to-read layout, versus the long list at the side of the page.
  • It's mobile app functionality is quite limited. It can be difficult to work with other team members, solely off of their mobile app.
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Usability
ActiveCollab
No answers on this topic
Bitrix24
It is a time-saving CRM that will help save time by using one application for all your business needs. Our brain sees colors, images, drawings, it is very visual, and so is Bitrix24. You can plan visually and easily see how everything is progressing. It has tasks, projects management, chat and video, CRM (as you know), visual staff structure, calendar, shared drive, mobile app. You can't ask for anything better out on the market for what you get with their free version and also their step-up plan is $20/month, all the way up to $200, they have a plan for your business. Get your free account and try it out for a few weeks.
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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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Bitrix24
The absolute worst! Your only contact method is via the paid version and via a chat window. They will take days to answer and when they finally do answer, they will provide nothing but a half baked canned help file.
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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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Bitrix24
In fact, I use both, but in different ways, monday to control the internal agenda, Bitrix for all other parts within the company, such as task control, chat with employees and with calendar also for control in two systems. Bitrix is ​​more complete and has many more features, but its purpose is also different from monday.
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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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Bitrix24
  • It definitely has a positive impact as it helps with collaboration and improves data health.
  • Overall it reduces time and speeds up the processes and helps achieve more in the less time.
  • It has helped target the right customers and the success ration or the success rate has gone up when we have sent out marketing campaigns.
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ScreenShots

ActiveCollab Screenshots

Screenshot of the dashboard with an overview of projects.Screenshot of multiple task views currently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks.Screenshot of Overview of all recent activity.Screenshot of Calendar view with task dependencies.Screenshot of Permission settings (owner, member, client, client+).Screenshot of List of available Add-ons.

Bitrix24 Screenshots

Screenshot of Bitrix24 Video Call.Screenshot of Bitrix24 Unlimited CRM.Screenshot of Bitrix24 Tasks.Screenshot of