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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.












Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bolste

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Bolste
8.8
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.4
Bolste
9.1
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Bolste
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.6
Bolste
8.2
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.4
Bolste
8.2
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Bolste
9.1
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.7
Bolste
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.8
Bolste
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Bolste
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.1
Bolste
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.2
Bolste
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
7.5
Bolste
9.1
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.0
Bolste
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
6.2
Bolste
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.4
Bolste
Search
ActiveCollab
Bolste
9.1

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Bolste
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
Bolste
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.6
Bolste
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.1
Bolste
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.9
Bolste

Communication

ActiveCollab
Bolste
8.7
Chat
ActiveCollab
Bolste
9.1
Notifications
ActiveCollab
Bolste
8.2
Discussions
ActiveCollab
Bolste
8.2
Internal knowledgebase
ActiveCollab
Bolste
8.2
Integrates with GoToMeeting
ActiveCollab
Bolste
9.1
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
ActiveCollab
Bolste
9.1
Integrates with Outlook
ActiveCollab
Bolste
9.1

File Sharing & Management

ActiveCollab
Bolste
8.9
Versioning
ActiveCollab
Bolste
8.2
Video files
ActiveCollab
Bolste
9.1
Audio files
ActiveCollab
Bolste
9.1
Document collaboration
ActiveCollab
Bolste
9.1
Access control
ActiveCollab
Bolste
9.1
Advanced security features
ActiveCollab
Bolste
8.2
Integrates with Google Drive
ActiveCollab
Bolste
9.1
Device sync
ActiveCollab
Bolste
9.1

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.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bolste

  • Keeps everybody on the same page.
  • Easy to access/use.
Jana Woerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveCollab

  • Individual comments cannot be linked to. This makes it more difficult to reference a comment or question.
  • Unnecessary features cannot be turned off. Since we use it primarily for communication, it would be ideal to turn off tasks etc. that are not needed or be able to move discussions as the first screen.
  • There isn't an easy way to set up different projects under the same client.
Nancy Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bolste

  • There is only 7GB of storage in the Plus Pack.
Jana Woerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.3
Based on 3 answers
The support team is responsive to requests and their annual support fees are reasonable. Honestly, we don't have to contact them much. Updates happen automatically and the platform is very solid and does not require a lot of support. Documentation is good and the platform is easy to learn.
Mike Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bolste

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

I have used multiple project management platforms such as ActiveCollab, JIRA, Trello, etc. Trello has great visualization with their (Kanban Board) board system and support drag and drop functionality for managing tasks. ActiveCollab, however, does not have the fancy visualization, but is very powerful when it comes to ticketing, task management, task delegation, time tracking, etc.
Ali Zakeri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bolste

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • It has saved us a TON of money (literally thousands) in project management software.
  • It has helped us gain clients because we can show them the template of what they will see and give them access to it. When others don't have software that does this.
  • Positive impact on ROI based on the time it's saving compared to our previous PM software.
Chris Lesner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bolste

No answers on this topic

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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*

* per member, per month, annual billing

ActiveCollab Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan$9991
  1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually$31
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly$42
Member monthly$72
  1. per member, per month, annual billing
  2. per member, per month, monthly billing
Additional Pricing Details

Bolste

General

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

Bolste Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$01
Pro9.992
  1. per user
  2. per month
Additional Pricing 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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.7
Bolste
9.1

Support

ActiveCollab
7.3
Bolste

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