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Score 8.8 out of 100

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

e-Builder

Well suited for the owner's side of managing multiple projects as it allows for all aspects of a project from development to closeout to be managed on one platform. Not as appropriate for a general contractor as there is better software out there. e-Builder's app is not as effective as others.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
e-Builder
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
e-Builder
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
e-Builder
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
e-Builder
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
e-Builder
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
e-Builder
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
e-Builder
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
e-Builder
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
e-Builder
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
e-Builder
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
e-Builder
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.7
e-Builder
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
e-Builder
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
e-Builder
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
e-Builder

Professional Services Automation

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

Construction Project & Field Management

ActiveCollab
e-Builder
7.0
Plan distribution & viewing
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
6.9
Plan markups & sharing
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
7.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
7.1
Photo documentation
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
6.1
Jobsite reports
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
7.1
Document sharing
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
8.1
RFI tools
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
7.9
Collaboration & approvals
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
8.0
As-built drawings
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
6.1
Mobile app
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
5.7

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

e-Builder

  • Easy organization once it is set up in the system correctly.
  • On time notifications of updates or changes.
  • Fast submission of invoices for processing. Usually notifies the appropriate personnel shortly after I submit it. Payment is prompt.
Cshiana Brown | 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

e-Builder

  • We have MS Project 2016 and it doesn't interface with the new schedule module.
  • We have multiple layers of submittal approvals. Additional functionality to reflect how submittals are reviewed would be great.
  • The new schedule module Save button is in a location that is not intuitive to look for. If it could auto save or not be all the way on the upper right hand side, it would be easier to use.
Susan Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

e-Builder

e-Builder 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Because again, one of our biggest clients entrusts E-builder to work with their systems. And its functions work for us as well.
Cshiana Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

e-Builder

e-Builder 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Simple, because have a used it for the past two years, so i'm very familiar with the particular aspects of its program that I need to accomplish my tasks.
Cshiana Brown | 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

e-Builder

e-Builder 8.1
Based on 4 answers
Again, because our technical support is great. He doesn't always answer the phone but he definitely responds to emails fairly quickly. In addition, I like that he actually resolves an issue and I have yet to encounter the same issue twice. Actually, I haven't encountered many issues at all in the two years I have used the software.
Cshiana Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

e-Builder

e-Builder 10.0
Based on 3 answers
1. Set up the time to get training on the sytem before you go all in.
2. Listen, ask questions and actually practice using the tools and features while in class. It helps tremendously with becoming comfortable and remembering how things work.
3. Don't be afraid to mess up. They are helpful and will help resolve your issue in a timely manner
Cshiana Brown | 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

e-Builder

EB is user friendly and stacks up very high, compared to the others.
Giuseppe Sciulli | 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

e-Builder

  • Transparency has helped put team members all in the appropriate "know".
  • The idea that everything is basically kept in one place has helped our project with coordination and planning.
  • Ease of use has helped contribute to time savings.
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

e-Builder

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

e-Builder Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
e-Builder
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
e-Builder
9.0

Usability

ActiveCollab
e-Builder
9.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
e-Builder
8.1

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab
e-Builder
10.0

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