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Score 7.4 out of 100
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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

Ceridian Powerpay

Ceridian Powerpay is useful for an organization with either a small or large workforce, with a reasonably simple payroll setup. Our organization does not have any complicated commission schema, so Ceridian Powerpay works excellent for standard payroll that doesn’t change too much from week to week, often with salaried employees that have predictable compensation. I would hesitate to recommend Ceridian Powerpay to an organization with more complication pay systems, especially if they are larger as Ceridian Powerpay seems better suited to standard payroll without anything outside of the norm. While not feature-rich overall, Ceridian Powerpay gets the job done, and it is easy to use, so you can rely on multiple users in the organization being trained to use the software without requiring a significant investment on your part.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.7
Ceridian Powerpay
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.1
Ceridian Powerpay
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
6.9
Ceridian Powerpay
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
7.9
Ceridian Powerpay
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Ceridian Powerpay
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Ceridian Powerpay
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.3
Ceridian Powerpay
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.6
Ceridian Powerpay
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Ceridian Powerpay
Document Management
ActiveCollab
7.7
Ceridian Powerpay
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Ceridian Powerpay
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
8.8
Ceridian Powerpay
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.6
Ceridian Powerpay
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
7.9
Ceridian Powerpay
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Ceridian Powerpay

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.1
Ceridian Powerpay
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.4
Ceridian Powerpay
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.4
Ceridian Powerpay
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Ceridian Powerpay
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.1
Ceridian Powerpay

Payroll Management

ActiveCollab
Ceridian Powerpay
9.0
Pay calculation
ActiveCollab
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Benefit plan administration
ActiveCollab
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
Direct deposit files
ActiveCollab
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ActiveCollab
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
Reimbursement management
ActiveCollab
Ceridian Powerpay
9.0

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

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Ceridian Powerpay simplifies the payroll process, very little manual work involved during each payroll run.
  • Ceridian Powerpay is mostly an intuitive interface with easy to understand workflows to allow for multiple users to be able to use the system if required.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | 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

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Reports could be more robust. You can pull reports from Ceridian Powerpay, but they are often relatively necessary and not useful for more advanced analysis and filtering, which would have to be done manually.
  • Changes to the system cannot always be completed on your own and require intervention from Ceridian via support. While this meant as a safety feature so that it doesn’t compromise the setup of your company, more advanced users should be able to use this without intervention/support.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Ceridian Powerpay

Ceridian Powerpay 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Generally, Ceridian Powerpay support is strong, with the edge given to the telephone staff, which is prompt and always helpful. When I have had to reach out via telephone, I am greeted quickly and provided with a quick resolution to my issue. The email support leaves a bit to be desired, though, as my experience with change requests result in long waits for confirmation and completion, with some instances not even being given a resolution to an issue without requiring additional follow-up. I shouldn’t have to stay on top of the support in addition to providing the details needed, and it should just get done.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Ceridian Powerpay

Having used both Ceridian Powerpay and DayforceHCM, I find that Ceridian Powerpay is the better solution for the average user. DayforceHCM provides a more fully-featured solution for an organization, but utilizing those features will depend on your organizational needs. Moreover, the total cost of DayforceHCM is much higher than the Ceridian Powerpay. Unless you can justify the higher overall cost for some features that you may not take advantage of, Ceridian Powerpay will work better for your smaller business and workforce. I also appreciate the relative simplicity and intuitive nature of Ceridian Powerpay. While Ceridian Powerpay mostly does one thing, it does it well and does not need any additional features to serve as your primary solution for the administration of payroll.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Positive: Ceridian Powerpay is cost-effective for our organization as we do not require a more robust solution—it fits our needs well without breaking the bank.
  • Positive: Ceridian Powerpay is mostly intuitive, easy to use, and as a result, easy to train team members in. This allows for additional coverage for the payroll system should the key user not be available or require assistance.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

Ceridian Powerpay Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.5
Ceridian Powerpay
9.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.3
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0

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