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15 Ratings

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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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Changepoint

It is well suited, I believe, for Accounting and tracking overall business processes on a high level. Tracking employee time is a good with Changepoint, as well. As mentioned, it's not suited for task management or Project Management.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

Pros

  • Its billing & invoice feature worked pretty well for T&M teams. ActiveCollab version 5, the current version, allows you to directly track time to tasks using the Timer app and later create invoices based on those time entries. Their statuses will change through phases, as you are pending payment, or after they are set as paid.
  • Here cost can be easily assigned to each team member, Team members can start the timer after they start their work, then allows you to export the time records of team members making it easy to complete the billing.
  • File sharing feature is very useful for distributed teams as we can we can easily share files, screenshots.
  • Also ActiveCollab ability to connect to Google docs, attach images and link to web pages make it unique from other project management tools.
  • AC easily allows you to track your daily tasks & serves reminder if miss on the targets defined by giving daily / weekly reminders regarding tasks and any that have gone over due dates.
  • ActiveCollab is quite easy to use. With just a few clicks, you can create a new project.
  • The dashboard and options are easy to see and it is well laid out.
  • Here user have an opportunity to select the number of emails they receive from ActiveCollab and for some email providers, such as Gmail grouping is enabled. So rather than getting multiple mails, it send you a summary of all the daily notifications in one mail.
  • It allows users to upload several files at once on task comments, and if you are set with the owner role, or have the member role but are a project leader, you have a Batch Edit option available on project level. This allows you to edit multiple tasks at once and change all the details on them, such as assignee, due dates, labels, importance, and more.
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  • It handles resource time reporting very efficiently.
  • It handles expense reporting in a very fluid manner.
  • Overall, easy to work with.
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Cons

  • Search functionality - The search functionality is not so promising and I'm unable to find the tasks/items that I need even though I use the keywords that are in the ticket/comments -- Definitely something that needs to be improved.
  • No snooze functionality for tasks - If you work on multiple projects and deal with large number of tasks/tickets then things can get messy in your "workspace." An easy feature that can resolve this is to add snooze functionality. That way users can snooze tasks and optimize their workspace until when they really need to work on the task.
  • No ability to color code tasks - I'm a visual person and deal with a large number of tasks on ActiveCollab. Seeing my huge pile of tasks in the same color makes me lose track of things and slows me down. It would be very helpful for me if task color coding was added to Active Collab -- I'm sure there are others out there who benefit from this feature, too!
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  • There were whole sections of the tool at the time that were not very intuitive. Simpler is better and your screen designs should reflect that
  • Design your reporting interfaces for your key audience members- IT executives, IT Project Mgmt Leaders, Project Team members, Key stakeholders, etc. and design the dashboards and reports with those teams in mind
  • Be crystal clear on what Changepoint does better than the competition, and if it isn't perceived as better, communicate the plan to get there and a realistic timeframe.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Changepoint7.6
Based on 10 answers
Changepoint, tightly integrated with Microsoft Project, provides a quality professional services automation solution.
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Usability

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Changepoint8.0
Based on 1 answer
It could be more intuitive and user friendly.
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Alternatives Considered

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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We selected Changepoint as our PPM tool over ten years ago. We made this selection based upon their 'completeness of vision' and allowing us to develop our PMO processes with a single footprint. Changepoint has been very successful with product enhancements and maintains their leadership position in this software space. We see the Changepoint team as business partners and not a vendor.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Consolidated source for all projects in IT for the organization
  • Single source for time tracking and approvals over "homegrown" application
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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

Changepoint

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Changepoint Editions & Modules
Changepoint
Additional Pricing Details