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ActiveCollab

16 Ratings

Chargebee

10 Ratings

ActiveCollab

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Chargebee

10 Ratings
Score 9.5 out of 101

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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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Chargebee

Great a small to medium business who wants to offer recurring services and needs a way to manage and track customer behavior, and run it through a high quality trusted gateway.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
Chargebee
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.1
Chargebee
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
8.6
Chargebee
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.0
Chargebee
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
7.6
Chargebee
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Chargebee
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Chargebee
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.6
Chargebee
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Chargebee
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Chargebee
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Chargebee
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
7.5
Chargebee
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.4
Chargebee
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
7.9
Chargebee
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
8.4
Chargebee

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
8.3
Chargebee
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
8.0
Chargebee
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
8.3
Chargebee
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Chargebee
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
9.1
Chargebee

Pros

  • Daily notifications to the mail about upcoming tasks and expired, if any.
  • Preparation of financial reports and tasks for specific projects. You can form for individual tasks, employees and other criteria.
  • The availability of the gantt chart greatly simplifies the process of building the project, as it is an effective tool that helps to see the order of tasks to be performed.
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  • Automated dunning. On failed payments, Chargebee smartly attempts to collect the payment at a future date.
  • Support: the support staff at Chargebee has been very helpful and taken care of the few headaches we've had, for us.
  • Automated request for payment information updates. This is a small but mighty feature. What used to be a long thread of emails is now a simple one-click automated solution.
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Cons

  • It does not provide support to scaled agile frameworks like SAfe which is there for Rally & Agilecraft.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
  • Pricing: it feels a bit expensive to me, especially now that Stripe has released a similar set of tools for free. They'll have to step up their feature set a bit to stay on top.
  • Interface design. It is fine but feels a little clunky.
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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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Chargebee's price per feature set beat out Recurly, it's the closest competitor that we evaluated. Its automated subscription billing was a core feature over Xero (our accounting and invoicing system, which we still use in tandem with Chargebee). Stripe's new features that just came on the market would beat out Chargebee if we were starting from scratch at the moment, but migrating hundreds of subscriptions is currently a no-go for us.
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Return on Investment

  • For T& M teams, it is very good tools not only to manage teams but billing & invoicing.
  • we are able to generate invoices easily which earlier was a lot of headache & took lot of effort & time to do.
  • Whenever we encounter any issue in using any feature of AC, we get lot of support from their support desk.
  • Their customer service has been very responsive and helpful throughout.
  • Task management is USP of AC. It supports active tracking of our daily tasks & serves reminder if we miss on the targets defined, this helping us keeping on track & meeting the customer SLA's.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
  • Chargebee has allowed us to focus on the most important part of our business: the product, instead of cumbersome development to manage subscriptions. The time ROI that it saved allowing us to get our product to market was invaluable.
  • Chargebee also made sense financially. Paying the subscription was far cheaper than developing something similar (or even far inferior) ourselves
  • Overall it's saved us quite a bit of time, money, and allows employees to easily manage subscriptions which is extremely important to us.
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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

Chargebee

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Chargebee Editions & Modules
Chargebee
Edition
Launch Plan (Free tier from Beta to Growth Stage - $50k aggregate revenue free)
$0
Standard Plan
$992
Pro Plan
$1992
Enterprise Plan
$5992
2. per month
Additional Pricing Details
No transaction based fees. No setup cost. No monthly contracts. No hidden fees.