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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Bolste ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
8.8

Bolste

88%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 10/15 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Search

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%

Bolste

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Communication

ActiveCollab

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

Bolste

87%
Bolste ranks higher in 7/7 features

Chat

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Notifications

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Discussions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Internal knowledgebase

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Integrates with GoToMeeting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Integrates with Outlook

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

File Sharing & Management

ActiveCollab

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.9

Bolste

89%
Bolste ranks higher in 8/8 features

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Document collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Access control

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Advanced security features

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Integrates with Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Device sync

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Bolste is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
9.1

Bolste

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings

Bolste

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Bolste

Bolste is best suited for companies that rely on team work and e-mail communication within/between departments
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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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Bolste

  • Keeps everybody on the same page.
  • Easy to access/use.
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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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Bolste

  • There is only 7GB of storage in the Plus Pack.
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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

Bolste

Starting Price

$0 per user

Editions & Modules

Bolste editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Basic01
Pro9.992

Footnotes

  1. per user
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Bolste offers three (3) packages that meet the exact needs of any user. BASIC is a free version perfect for an army of one or for small group to try out the solution. PRO is a more robust version perfect for larger teams and SMB organizations. CORPORATE is a full-scale version perfect for enterprise solutions.

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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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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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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