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ActiveCollab

16 Ratings

Coupa

15 Ratings

ActiveCollab

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Coupa

15 Ratings
Score 7.9 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.












Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo

Coupa

This tool is so incredibly affordable even the smallest of companies should be using it. You can easily pay for the system with successful sourcing events. The system is so configurable I'm not sure there is an industry it wouldn’t be successful in. From a retail perspective, I love the hosted catalog, sourcing, and P2P modules, they're exactly what I need.
Scott Coleman CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

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.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
  • Coupa's user interface is easy to navigate
  • The ability to search for transactions by multiple data points is key for use tax review
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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
  • The expense reporting feature could be improved, specifically relating to itemizing portions of expenses.
  • The ability to batch download invoices would be great
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Alternatives Considered

Since we moved from fixed capacity project to T&M we need some tool who support our billing & invoicing.HP ALM did not provide good support for invoicing so we moved out from HP ALM to ActiveCollab.The features like Timer, reminders are not available in other project management tools like JIRA, Rally & ALM making AC the first choice since we have strict SLA's & AC helps in meeting that.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
We looked at a number of solutions. Due to retail's high turnover rate I needed a stable tool that was extremely intuitive that store level employees would find easy (and maybe fun) to use. Coupa is so configurable I can set up each store with different spend authorizations to help manage spend at that level
Scott Coleman CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M profile photo

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
  • Not specifically tied to ROI but brings down hours burned between departments on chasing down purchase orders.
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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
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Coupa

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