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Score 8.6 out of 100

Deputy

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.4

    ActiveCollab

    74%

    Deputy

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    8.8
    88%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    6.3
    63%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    8.1
    81%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    3.0
    30%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    9.9
    99%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    8.8
    88%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    5.9
    59%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    7.5

    ActiveCollab

    75%

    Deputy

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    6.9
    69%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    6.9
    69%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    7.9
    79%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Deputy is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    ActiveCollab

    80%
    12 Ratings
    8.6

    Deputy

    86%
    407 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Deputy

    91%
    32 Ratings

    Usability

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Deputy

    86%
    403 Ratings

    Availability

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    Deputy

    94%
    5 Ratings

    Performance

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Deputy

    90%
    5 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.1

    ActiveCollab

    71%
    6 Ratings
    8.4

    Deputy

    84%
    23 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Deputy

    100%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Deputy

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    Deputy

    87%
    397 Ratings

    Configurability

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8

    Deputy

    78%
    6 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    Deputy

    64%
    3 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2

    Deputy

    92%
    5 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Deputy

    88%
    5 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Deputy

    86%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ActiveCollab

    Scenarios where ActiveCollab works well 1) 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 etc Scenarios where ActiveCollab did not work well 1) 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 invoicing 3) It did not work well for larger teams 4) Search option is not very detailed & you may end up wasting lot of time searching one particular bug or issue.












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    Deputy

    [My own feeling on the subject is] that large teams will probably enjoy the features much more than a smaller team. [In my opinion] I would not have signed up with Deputy had it not been for the integration with my payroll provider. [From my point of view] the cost is not worth it for a small team. [I've found] it has a lot of features geared towards big teams and those are not things you can "opt-out" of from a cost/tier standpoint [as far as I'm concerned].
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    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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    Deputy

    • Employee Scheduling - So straightforward and easy to use! Love the copy & past feature!
    • Timekeeping - the App & Kiosk are perfect for employees to clock in and out in a matter of seconds
    • Company Communication - the Newsfeed feature makes it easy to keep everyone up to date on company announcements
    • Task Management - simple to use task lists help keep my team organized
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    Cons

    ActiveCollab

    • Does not maintain default categories for tasks
    • Makes information difficult to share with others not on AC
    • Relies on other people to track their time correctly in categories for estimates
    • Mobile app is very hard to use and not user-friendly if you are working with multiple projects
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    Deputy

    • Integration with various point of sale systems to pull sales data vs. scheduled and/or worked hours.
    • Ability to "re-invite, " change a password or fix an employee-level account if they didn't set things up correctly.
    • An easier way of loading all holidays or facility closure dates for the year. e.g. Google reminds you, Are you open for Thanksgiving this year?
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    Pricing Details

    ActiveCollab

    Starting Price

    $7 per member/per month

    Editions & Modules

    ActiveCollab editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
    ActiveCollab Project Management$7.002

    Footnotes

    1. license
    2. per member/per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $6.25

    Additional Details

    Deputy

    Starting Price

    $0 per user

    Editions & Modules

    Deputy editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Scheduling Only2.51
    Scheduling, Time and Attendance4.52
    EnterpriseCustom pricing for enterprise clients3

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Deputy

    The basic functionality and overall efficiency it provides is enough to renew. I still would like to see improvements in reporting and leave management, but overall it is absolutely worth it to have the program. I especially like having remote access and supervisors scheduling and approving time sheets of employees
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    Usability

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Deputy

    Deputy is user-friendly and easy to understand for users with basic to moderate computer knowledge. The Employee is simple and easy for employees to understand. Employees get push notifications when shifts are scheduled and can clock in and out easily directly from the phone or kiosk, or using the website. The only challenge we’ve had is the ability for management to assign leave to employees who have not yet requested time off.
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    Reliability and Availability

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Deputy

    We have never had a problem with deputy being unavailable
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    Performance

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Deputy

    Everything is quick and easy
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    Support Rating

    ActiveCollab

    We have not required support for ActiveCollab as it works pretty seamlessly. We didn't have any issues with using the platform or with any billing issues. The self-service aspect of the platform is robust and easy to navigate so we have not encountered any errors that required assistance from the support team.
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    Deputy

    Every time I have contacted support they have answered my question within the hour and solved every problem we have had. They follow up to make sure we are satisfied with our results which has been great when we are busy and get distracted
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    In-Person Training

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Deputy

    It was super easy and quick
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    Online Training

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Deputy

    Did a great job of getting us up to speed with their online documentation.
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    Implementation Rating

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Deputy

    It took me a bit to get all my staff input from our previous scheduling software. However, once all the information was there, everything went smoothly and we were able to start implementing Deputy right away. It did not take long to train my staff and have them comfortable with using the system.
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    Alternatives Considered

    ActiveCollab

    ActiveCollab is easier to use and simpler in its setup. It has the right mix of features and simplicity. It's also project-oriented which is important for our workflow. Other tools are often too task-oriented, making it hard to track projects. Overall, ActiveCollab has a great mix of simplicity with good features.
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    Deputy

    For years we used TimeTrax systems but they were hard to use and required manual downloads of punches, networked setups, and we needed separate setups for each location. When evaluating cloud-based solutions we first tried TSheets, but the higher cost and lack of features made us choose Deputy. Our main complaint about the actual TSheets system was the IPads did not store punches when it first launched so if you lost internet it couldn't store the punches. When we were evaluating the system they were building a police station next door that resulted in intermittent internet outages and the kiosk app basically became a brick until the internet came back on.
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    Scalability

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Deputy

    We have gone from using deputy simply to schedule a couple of members of staff on coffee shop shifts, to also scheduling staff in the retail unit part of our business, to now also scheduling team days and having remote working staff start on schedule shifts to track their working hours.
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    Return on Investment

    ActiveCollab

    • Allows our team to stay organized and keep conversations on tasks.
    • The To-Do List email every morning helps me mentally prepare and know exactly what I should be doing as soon as I start work.
    • Powerful and useful integrations save lots of time (Google Drive, Slack, Dropbox, Zapier and more!).
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    Deputy

    • Hundreds of man-hours saved monthly that previously was spent on recording hours work.
    • Holiday management is very clear and support fair treatment of staff.
    • The 100% accuracy of timesheets is amazing. Once approved thousands of timesheets just land in our payroll system thanks to the export/import functions.
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