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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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CoConstruct

CoConstruct allows users to work with ease regarding project estimates, specifications, selections, bids, change orders, budgets, etc. with no double entry. A subscription includes the fully integrated financial system for streamlining scheduling, communication, client and subcontractor portals, files, photos, to-dos, time clock, job log, warranty, and more. The construction industry requires detailed attention to both the office and job-site. Users can easily schedule, organize and maintain information throughout the construction process. Subcontractors may require some training or orientation if they are not familiar with the software.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.0
CoConstruct
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.2
CoConstruct
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.2
CoConstruct
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
5.7
CoConstruct
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
CoConstruct
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
CoConstruct
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.7
CoConstruct
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.8
CoConstruct
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
CoConstruct
Document Management
ActiveCollab
7.7
CoConstruct
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
CoConstruct
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.5
CoConstruct
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
CoConstruct
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
4.8
CoConstruct
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.7
CoConstruct

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
5.8
CoConstruct
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.2
CoConstruct
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.6
CoConstruct
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.9
CoConstruct
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
4.7
CoConstruct

Construction Productivity

ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
9.5
Plan distribution & viewing
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
10.0
Plan markups & sharing
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
9.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
10.0
Photo documentation
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
10.0
Jobsite reports
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
10.0
Document sharing
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
10.0
RFI tools
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
9.0
Collaboration & approvals
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
10.0
As-built drawings
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
8.0
Mobile app
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
9.0
Submittal design and management
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
10.0

Estimating

ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
9.4
Takeoff tools
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
8.0
Job costing
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
10.0
Cost databases
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
10.0
Cost calculator
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
10.0
Bid creation
ActiveCollab
CoConstruct
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.
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CoConstruct

  • Communication between clients, staff, subcontractors, vendors
  • Selections and change orders
  • Scheduling
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Cons

ActiveCollab

  • 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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CoConstruct

  • The mobile app could use some further development.
  • Flexible software, therefore it requires time to set up the project how you desire.
  • The integration with Quickbooks is limited.
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Support

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We've never interacted with their customer support, so we have no frame of reference to give it a reliable review.
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CoConstruct

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab is 100% better than any of the other tools we have used. We had previously spent thousands of dollars trying out different software that was comparable, but this has been one of the best decisions we have made as a company. It's also the cheapest ongoing option, especially if you get the self-hosted version.
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CoConstruct

Their communcation system is unparallelled. I've checked into the others (UDA-- NEVER EVER BUY FROM THEM! Builder Trend-- their communication system isn't as good.)
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Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • ActiveCollab allowed me to get rid of spreadsheets and physical reports that always take away a lot of time.
  • The automation of the management processes of the company is fantastic thanks to ActiveCollab.
  • The whole team has focused more on the execution of its activities.
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CoConstruct

  • Helps to keep the schedule on track.
  • Allows for ease of communication, eliminating open ends within the project team.
  • One time entry with information carrying though different aspects of the project, saving time and money!
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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

CoConstruct

General

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

CoConstruct Editions & Modules

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.

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