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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.4

    ActiveCollab

    74%

    e-Builder

    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%

    e-Builder

    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

    Construction Project & Field Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    e-Builder

    78%
    e-Builder ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    11 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    12 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    11 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    11 Ratings

    Document sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    12 Ratings

    RFI tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    9 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    12 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    10 Ratings

    Mobile app

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    8 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    ActiveCollab

    80%
    12 Ratings
    7.6

    e-Builder

    76%
    12 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    e-Builder

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    e-Builder

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.1

    ActiveCollab

    71%
    6 Ratings
    5.0

    e-Builder

    50%
    5 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    e-Builder

    80%
    4 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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    Trimble

    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.
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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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    Trimble

    • Provide a document structure that is easy to navigate. All documents, even within a process, are stored in the document structure and easily accessed by those with the correct permissions.
    • Scheduling, especially with the new module is easy. It is helpful with a large organization where many hands touch projects to be able to forecast workloads (we have an in house engineering team who reviews all projects during their design phase)
    • Allows for easy interface with contractors and makes the submittal process more straightforward.
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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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    Trimble

    • The restrictions in formatting, and sorting of information rendered, in a way, affects the reporting output.
    • At certain times of day, e-Builder traffic causes the loading of filtered searches to take a while. This is probably common regardless of the site or software used.
    • More complicated reporting has some limitation, though the program is highly efficient in assisting with simple format reports.
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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

    e-Builder

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    e-Builder editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Required

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      ActiveCollab

      No answers on this topic

      Trimble

      Because again, one of our biggest clients entrusts E-builder to work with their systems. And its functions work for us as well.
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      Usability

      ActiveCollab

      No answers on this topic

      Trimble

      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.
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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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      Trimble

      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.
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      Implementation Rating

      ActiveCollab

      No answers on this topic

      Trimble

      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
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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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      Trimble

      We have not compared other plans since the boss prefers this program from personal experience. But from using this program for 2 years I can see why we don't need to compare. Why fix something that isn't broken? It gets the job done, yes we might run into some issues but I feel like with all companies that can happen
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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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      Trimble

      • Has added extra steps to processes that were previously easier. And I work for a university that complicates everything
      • Has more than cut in half the time it takes to generate reports about project status
      • Has made project management more efficient
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