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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

ActiveCollab

18 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

Bubble Innovator

15 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Overall, ActiveCollab is a great project management tool. If you're looking for a platform for your team to track their tasks, communicate with one another, share files, etc., then ActiveCollab is the exact right choice. It even allows you to invite external users to collaborate with (such as clients) and lets you set up custom visibility for them.
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Bubble Innovator

No stage gate or portfolio reporting solution can overcome poor input data. The organization has to be willing to commit to consistent and rigorous updates of the information, or the reporting becomes useless. From what I've seen of competitive systems, Bubble Innovator is the easiest to use in this regard, so the excuse of not having good data because it's painful to upload or cumbersome to retrieve goes away. And the ease with which you can produce customized reports allows you to immediately find the gaps and weak points in your data, and take action to address them. That's not to say that every report and function in Bubble Innovator is perfect. But the close collaboration and responsiveness of the Bubble Innovation team has made it relatively easy to triage, prioritize, and implement improvements along the way.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

Pros

  • They give you the source code to use on your own server.
  • It is easy to sort clients and campaigns.
  • The email notifications work perfectly when tagging and talking to people. They allow you to subscribe to tasks as well to keep in the loop on what is going on.
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  • Bubble Innovator is a tremendous visualization tool. The entire organization can quickly see where projects are in the stage-gate process.
  • Bubble Innovator became a key part of our strategic process for new product revenue projections. Utilizing Bubble Innovator as a portfolio management tool allows us to quickly output new product revenue projections for our strategic planning process.
  • Bubble Innovator is highly flexible. We are able to adapt it to our particular needs at different sites. This adaptability also allows us to utilize information to support other business processes.
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Cons

  • It is confusing when a review is made, before buying the product.
  • It lacks animation and pleasant forms for the user.
  • Does not allow effective communication when activities are reported. Since it does not provide a direct message chat.
  • The reports that are generated are basic, they do not have personalization characteristics.
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  • User configurable screen views and reporting capability are in development - this will significantly help key users
  • User configurable Portfolio Views and charting
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Likelihood to Renew

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Bubble Innovator9.1
Based on 3 answers
Bubble Innovator is a great strategic tool for the organization to use to help make our decisions.
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Usability

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Bubble Innovator8.2
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is highly visual and simple. Literally within 10-15 minutes of my introduction to the software, I was up and running. Of course, deeper capabilities become apparent after additional use, but the basic functionality is very simple to grasp. Where there are consistent challenges reported by multiple users, the Bubble Innovation team is quick to connect and put plans in place to address the challenges.
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Support

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Bubble Innovator9.1
Based on 2 answers
I've mentioned it already in this review, but this is really a strength of Bubble Innovator. The team is highly engaged in helping solve challenges to make their customer's lives easier.
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Implementation

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Bubble Innovator8.1
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The number of variables made this extremely challenging (org changes, stage gate harmonization, pipeline prioritization, and new governance model). I think the implementation was handled very well in spite of this, and managed to deliver on time and on budget.
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab has all the functions that are in these services, unlike them. Not everywhere there is a diagram of gantt. And somewhere the interface is very rewarded and in general looks obsolete.
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We found Innovator provided all the functionality we required in a lightweight solution that was easy to configure to our processes, provided benefits to almost all those who accessed it with little or no training. Other systems may offer more depth of functionality but this makes them more cumbersome to use and requires more training of users. Innovator also offers a more transparent cost structure - you can immediately see what it will cost as all the functionality is automatically available within the price
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Return on Investment

  • We began to finish projects on time, which undoubtedly will influence the return of customers
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  • Streamlined project portfolio - easy to make clear decision to 'kill' projects
  • Better stakeholder / sponsor involvement through clear governance
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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

Bubble Innovator

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Bubble Innovator Editions & Modules
Bubble Innovator
Additional Pricing Details