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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

CoConstruct

Having the ability to completely manage a project from start to finish with one app is super helpful. The time reporting feature (when it works correctly) is a nice added bonus as it allows employees to switch from one task to another on the same project or to another project and task with ease, aiding in the accounting process of the total project. This was helpful for running analytics to see where we were spending too much time on certain tasks, thus allowing us to assess any training needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
CoConstruct
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
CoConstruct
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
CoConstruct
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
CoConstruct
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
CoConstruct
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
CoConstruct
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
CoConstruct
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
CoConstruct
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
CoConstruct
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
CoConstruct
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
CoConstruct
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.8
CoConstruct
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
CoConstruct
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
CoConstruct
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
CoConstruct

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
CoConstruct
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
CoConstruct
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
CoConstruct
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
CoConstruct
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
CoConstruct

Human Resource Management

ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Employee demographic data
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Employment history
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Job profiles and administration
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Organizational charting
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Organization and location management
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0

Payroll Management

ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Pay calculation
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Benefit plan administration
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Direct deposit files
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Salary revision and increment management
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0
Reimbursement management
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
1.0

Asset Management

ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
3.0
Tracking of all physical assets
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
3.0

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
4.8
Dashboards
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
5.3
Standard reports
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
5.0
Custom reports
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
5.3
Data exportability
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
3.5

Construction Project & Field Management

ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
6.2
Plan distribution & viewing
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
7.3
Plan markups & sharing
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
6.4
Issue tracking & punchlists
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
7.4
Photo documentation
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
8.0
Jobsite reports
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
7.3
Document sharing
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
6.4
RFI tools
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
6.0
Collaboration & approvals
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
7.1
As-built drawings
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
6.3
Mobile app
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
6.9
Submittal design and management
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
6.5
Checklists
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
5.7
Meeting Minutes
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
3.0
Specifications
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
5.3
Change orders
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
4.0

Estimating

ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
6.2
Takeoff tools
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
4.7
Job costing
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
7.0
Cost databases
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
5.8
Cost calculator
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
6.7
Bid creation
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
6.6

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

CoConstruct

  • The integration of all aspects needed to run a remodeling company efficiently: project scheduling and management, financial planning and customer service. Since it’s an all-in-one suite and cloud-based, it enables our team to keep track of all our projects in real-time. Communication breakdown is the last thing we want, so being on the same page is not only desirable but makes for the best possible relationship with our clients.
  • Product education - We like how CoConstruct helps new users and get them to start using the tool right away. The dashboard resource materials are incredibly useful. We don’t have to spend a lot of time training new hires on the system and onboarding new clients.
Anonymous | 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

CoConstruct

  • Internal Communication - CoConstruct lacks the ability to tag-team members for internal communication using @mentions or any other means. This has been crippling for us and forced us to use alternative software for communicating among our team members.
  • Pipeline Management - CoConstruct's lead-tracking system feels clunky and hard to navigate and doesn't provide a pipeline view that's easy to navigate. We have moved our Pipeline Management outside of CoConstruct to make it easier for our sales team to track leads.
  • CRM - CoConstruct doesn't offer anything for customer follow-up after projects are completed. This, in addition to the lack of an effective pipeline system, has led to our decision to use Hubspot as our CRM. Moving projects into CoConstruct for Design and back our after Production.
Alison McLennan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.2
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

CoConstruct

CoConstruct 9.8
Based on 20 answers
The support staff is brilliant; they don't operate on Australian time, so you can't just dial up support when you need it. The response times are quick, and the staff is knowledgeable. They are also well versed in most of the differences between buildings in the US and the building in Australasia. Despite their funny accents and strange use of the English language, we get by just fine!
Craig Jolly | 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

CoConstruct

Products like Procore and PlanGrid are geared towards projects with huge projects teams, multiple stakeholders and dozens of subcontractors. CoConstruct can be used for projects big and small (value) and also with small project teams or large projects teams. For small partial renovation or addition projects CoConstruct is a good more cost effective option.
Anonymous | 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

CoConstruct

  • It made time recording much easier and much more reliable
  • With its GPS feature, we would be able to track when an employee left a job to help ensure accurate time recording
  • Having the ability to give the homeowners their own custom home building app to watch the progress helped to put us ahead of the game in the industry
  • Running job cost reports as easily as CoConstruct allows helped to curb some of our administrative fees
Anonymous | 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$999.001
  1. license
SaaS Edition
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.001
  1. per member/per month
Additional Pricing Details

CoConstruct

General

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

CoConstruct Editions & Modules

Edition
Ramp$491
Plus 5$2991
Plus 10$3991
Plus 15$4991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
CoConstruct pricing is based on active job sites that have client access online, which means it is adaptable to builders & remodelers businesses. This means that there are an unlimited amount of projects available for estimates and proposals, so that customers only pay when they win a contract. Also built into the pricing are a myriad of services: a dedicated implementation coach, free estimate & scheduling templates based on industry best practices from successful builders and the NAHB, unlimited storage and users, software branded with the customer's logo, unlimited amount of warranty projects, and unlimited phone & email support. The vendor offers a money-back guarantee that is good for the first 90 days of service.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
CoConstruct
7.6

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
CoConstruct
9.8

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