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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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Brightpod

Brightpod is best suited for someone that needs a project management software with recurring projects that can be templated. I'm not sure of a situation where this would be a good fit. There may be some features that are required that brightpod doesn't have like Gantt chart. Some teams may not want a Kanban style view
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Brightpod
8.5
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.5
Brightpod
10.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Brightpod
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.5
Brightpod
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.4
Brightpod
10.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Brightpod
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.8
Brightpod
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.6
Brightpod
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Brightpod
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.2
Brightpod
10.0
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.2
Brightpod
10.0
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
7.4
Brightpod
1.0
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.9
Brightpod
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
6.1
Brightpod
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.6
Brightpod

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Brightpod
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
Brightpod
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.7
Brightpod
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.9
Brightpod
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.9
Brightpod

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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Brightpod

  • Task Management.
  • Editorial Calendar.
  • Communication.
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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.
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Brightpod

  • Nothing yet...those things that I would like the app to improve or add are addressed immediately.
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Brightpod

Brightpod 8.9
Based on 3 answers
It's working very well for our organization.
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Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Brightpod

Brightpod 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It was easy to find what we were looking for.
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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.
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Brightpod

Brightpod 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Customer Support was fast and helpful.
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Implementation

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Brightpod

Brightpod 9.1
Based on 1 answer
SaaS is the way forward :)
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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.
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Brightpod

Brightpod was definitely the most attractive and we felt like it had the least amount of clutter. We hated how Wrike handled recurring tasks. ActiveCollab just seemed to have some complexity that we didn't need. The Brightpod developers are very responsive and were able to fix bugs quickly.
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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.
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Brightpod

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Ability to have remote teams
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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

Brightpod

General

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

Brightpod Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.8
Brightpod
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
Brightpod
8.9

Usability

ActiveCollab
Brightpod
8.2

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab
Brightpod
9.1

Performance

ActiveCollab
Brightpod
7.3

Support

ActiveCollab
7.3
Brightpod
9.1

Implementation

ActiveCollab
Brightpod
9.1

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