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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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Daptiv

I would recommend Daptiv for anyone who is look for a collaborative tool that is easy to use and provides excellent results for project management and resource allocation. The tool offers many various capabilities and is not isolated for use with one or two workgroups. Its versatility allows many workgroups across many different organizations to use it. In my previous role, I used Daptiv in both a Project Management and Account Services Information Technology role. In my current workplace, I would like to leverage Daptiv for Product Launch and tracking as well as change request visibility in the Release Management Organization of a pharmaceutical company. Both roles and companies are vastly different however Daptiv would serve a great purpose in both situations although my needs are different.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Daptiv
6.8
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.5
Daptiv
5.6
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Daptiv
7.5
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.5
Daptiv
6.1
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.4
Daptiv
7.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Daptiv
4.0
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.8
Daptiv
7.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.6
Daptiv
3.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Daptiv
8.5
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.2
Daptiv
6.5
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.2
Daptiv
8.0
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
7.4
Daptiv
7.0
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.9
Daptiv
9.5
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
6.1
Daptiv
7.0
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.6
Daptiv
8.0

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Daptiv
7.7
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
Daptiv
9.0
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.7
Daptiv
7.0
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.9
Daptiv
7.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.9
Daptiv

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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Daptiv

  • Resource allocation, when fully integrated provides a in depth view of what everyone is working on, as well as their availability.
  • Portfolio reporting provides a good view of where all projects are at in their lifecycle.
  • Time tracking is simple to use.
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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.
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Daptiv

  • The Daptiv UI has seen some significant improvements recently that were long in coming. However I am still waiting for more that are on their plan. Lack of ability to customize what appears on specific screens or to add hover over help for less experienced users make it a difficult sell for some of our occasional users.
  • Daptiv comes with Cognos reports that does allow reporting against all the data elements. However the lack of ability to extract data in any form other than an emailed report significantly limits the ability to interface with the data.
  • Changes to many of the data elements are not tracked to who made changes and when.
  • Access to data elements is at a very broad level making it difficult to allow third party users to use the tool with limited access.
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Daptiv

Daptiv 10.0
Based on 14 answers
As previously mentioned, we were not able to get the product to solve our particular problem. After time spent implementing a custom solution, it was the decision of the executive team to discontinue the agreement. The costs of training the team didn't outweigh the cost of hiring an employee to do the translation of schedules to web view.
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Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Daptiv

Daptiv 5.0
Based on 3 answers
The main thing that I have to apologize for is the UI. Does the job but just not the flexible responsive experience that most users are used to.
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Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Daptiv

Daptiv 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In the 3 years I have worked with Daptiv I think it is been down once. The ONLY partial outages I have ever had have been with report automation.
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Support

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.3
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.
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Daptiv

Daptiv 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Good support team! Developed relationships and were very pleasant to talk to. Daptiv went above and beyond on ensuring the customers were satisfied
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Implementation

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Daptiv

Daptiv 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I recommend using daptiv resources on your implementation to help with setup and training.
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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.
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Daptiv

Daptiv is an integrated toolset that satisfies our needs for multiple functions (project intake, resource capacity management, time tracking, portfolio planning and management). Daptiv was selected based on our evaluation of multiple tools. It was a close race between a couple of tools but we felt that Daptiv was a better fit for both our immediate and long term needs.
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Scalability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Daptiv

Daptiv 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are quickly able to add more users as needed.
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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.
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Daptiv

  • Better customer service - In Daptiv I can easily track the amount of time I worked on a project, so I can then tell my client accurately how much time I spent.
  • Effectively managing budgets - When I know I need to stick to a certain budget on a project, I can carefully plan and be aware of my time and money spent in Daptiv.
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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

Daptiv

General

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

Daptiv Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.8
Daptiv
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
Daptiv
10.0

Usability

ActiveCollab
Daptiv
5.0

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab
Daptiv
10.0

Support

ActiveCollab
7.3
Daptiv
7.0

Implementation

ActiveCollab
Daptiv
5.0

Scalability

ActiveCollab
Daptiv
10.0

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