ActiveCollab vs. Cezanne HR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCollab
Score 4.1 out of 10
N/A
Active Collab is a project management solution built around features such as task management, collaboration, time tracking, and invoicing.
$8
per member/per month
Cezanne HR
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
Cezanne HR is a SaaS consisting of a core People module with optional modules for Absence Management, Performance Management, Time Tracking and Recruitment.
$165
per month
Pricing
ActiveCollabCezanne HR
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$8
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
People
$2
Per User per Month
Absence
$2
Per User per Month
Performance Management
$2
Per User per Month
Time Tracking
$2
Per User per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabCezanne HR
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe system is priced by choice of modules and per employee, per month.
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Features
ActiveCollabCezanne HR
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.7
13 Ratings
68% below category average
Cezanne HR
-
Ratings
Task Management5.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.413 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access1.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
5.7
8 Ratings
26% below category average
Cezanne HR
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
Cezanne HR
7.5
2 Ratings
5% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
Cezanne HR
7.1
2 Ratings
14% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
Cezanne HR
7.5
2 Ratings
7% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
Cezanne HR
6.3
2 Ratings
26% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings5.92 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
Cezanne HR
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
Cezanne HR
9.0
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabCezanne HR
Likelihood to Recommend
3.5
(13 ratings)
6.7
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabCezanne HR
Likelihood to Recommend
ActiveCollab
Scenarios where ActiveCollab works well 1) 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 etc Scenarios where ActiveCollab did not work well 1) 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 invoicing 3) It did not work well for larger teams 4) Search option is not very detailed & you may end up wasting lot of time searching one particular bug or issue.












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Cezanne HR
Easy to use for payroll admin. Good support for help. especially during covid with all those federal and state sick leave laws. Better talking to other software such as a time and attendance one would be useful. Like having a dedicated rep for our company no matter what the issue is and the backup team for that one person. The reason we left ADP- the call center was that they closed tickets before they were fixed; even if I was on holiday, I did not answer within 48 hours, so they stopped working on the issue.
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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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Cezanne HR
  • Payroll tracking ability is excellent.
  • Workflow easy management on Cezanne HR is good.
  • Easy employees experience management.
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Cons
ActiveCollab
  • It isn't possible to set members of staff as part time, so if someone is unavailable on certain days you must manually enter them as OOO every single day that they are not in, that other teammates work. Hours also can't be edited individually - everyone is treated as working the same hours in a day, rendering capacity planner useless for flexi working teams
  • Subtasks cannot be assigned their own hours and deadlines, meaning the To Do list view can't be seen in actual date order and capacity planner does not reflect all time allocated to an individual's schedule unless every task is set up as a separate task rather than subtask
  • There is no way to see all tasks of a certain type across multiple campaigns (e.g all copywriting tasks vs all technical tasks) - support team suggested exporting data and making spreadsheets
  • Kanban view isn't available for people's own task lists ('board' view here shows a list)
  • Not possible to have one task be assigned to more than one person
  • Notifications are not sent when tasks are updated, so you have to leave comments and tag people each time
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Cezanne HR
  • Reporting - add more standard reports so I don't have to create them.
  • Communicating w/ in the module with team mates.
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Support Rating
ActiveCollab
We have not required support for ActiveCollab as it works pretty seamlessly. We didn't have any issues with using the platform or with any billing issues. The self-service aspect of the platform is robust and easy to navigate so we have not encountered any errors that required assistance from the support team.
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Cezanne HR
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
ActiveCollab
ActiveCollab is easier to use and simpler in its setup. It has the right mix of features and simplicity. It's also project-oriented which is important for our workflow. Other tools are often too task-oriented, making it hard to track projects. Overall, ActiveCollab has a great mix of simplicity with good features.
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Cezanne HR
Cezanne HR setting is easy, and powerful to track all the payroll and effective tool on easy multiple direct deposits management platform which also allows effective HR operations management, employees activity, and payment tracking and also on data insights collecting Cezanne HR is effective, and its performance helps manage the project time and money effectively.
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Return on Investment
ActiveCollab
  • Allows our team to stay organized and keep conversations on tasks.
  • The To-Do List email every morning helps me mentally prepare and know exactly what I should be doing as soon as I start work.
  • Powerful and useful integrations save lots of time (Google Drive, Slack, Dropbox, Zapier and more!).
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Cezanne HR
  • Fewer people preparing reports that an individual was doing before the dashboard s0 saving one full day per week of reporting.
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ScreenShots

ActiveCollab Screenshots

Screenshot of the dashboard with an overview of projects.Screenshot of multiple task views currently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks.Screenshot of Overview of all recent activity.Screenshot of Calendar view with task dependencies.Screenshot of Permission settings (owner, member, client, client+).Screenshot of List of available Add-ons.

Cezanne HR Screenshots

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