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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

Bolste

1 Ratings

ActiveCollab

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Score 7.8 out of 101

Bolste

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Score 9.1 out of 101

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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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Bolste

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

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Bolste
8.8
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Bolste
9.1
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Bolste
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Bolste
8.2
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Bolste
8.2
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Bolste
9.1
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Bolste
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Bolste
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Bolste
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Bolste
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Bolste
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Bolste
9.1
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Bolste
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Bolste
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Bolste
Search
ActiveCollab
Bolste
9.1

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Bolste
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Bolste
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
Bolste
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Bolste
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
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

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

  • They don' do Gantt charts well
  • Integrations aren't awesome yet
  • They don't have task dependencies
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  • There is only 7GB of storage in the Plus Pack.
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab is 100% better than any of the other tools we have used. We had previously spent thousands of dollars trying out different software that was comparable, but this has been one of the best decisions we have made as a company. It's also the cheapest ongoing option, especially if you get the self-hosted version.
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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  • Increased efficiency
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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
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
Bolste
Edition
Basic
$01
Pro
9.992
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.