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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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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.0
e-Builder
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.2
e-Builder
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.2
e-Builder
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
5.8
e-Builder
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
e-Builder
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
e-Builder
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.7
e-Builder
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.8
e-Builder
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
e-Builder
Document Management
ActiveCollab
7.7
e-Builder
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
e-Builder
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.5
e-Builder
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
e-Builder
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
4.8
e-Builder
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.7
e-Builder

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
5.8
e-Builder
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.2
e-Builder
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.6
e-Builder
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.9
e-Builder
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
4.7
e-Builder

Construction Productivity

ActiveCollab
e-Builder
7.4
Plan distribution & viewing
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
6.5
Plan markups & sharing
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
8.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
8.2
Photo documentation
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
7.7
Jobsite reports
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
8.3
Document sharing
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
8.9
RFI tools
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
7.7
Collaboration & approvals
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
8.7
As-built drawings
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
7.1
Mobile app
ActiveCollab
e-Builder
3.3

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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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.
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Cons

ActiveCollab

  • Search functionality - The search functionality is not so promising and I'm unable to find the tasks/items that I need even though I use the keywords that are in the ticket/comments -- Definitely something that needs to be improved.
  • No snooze functionality for tasks - If you work on multiple projects and deal with large number of tasks/tickets then things can get messy in your "workspace." An easy feature that can resolve this is to add snooze functionality. That way users can snooze tasks and optimize their workspace until when they really need to work on the task.
  • No ability to color code tasks - I'm a visual person and deal with a large number of tasks on ActiveCollab. Seeing my huge pile of tasks in the same color makes me lose track of things and slows me down. It would be very helpful for me if task color coding was added to Active Collab -- I'm sure there are others out there who benefit from this feature, too!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Support

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We've never interacted with their customer support, so we have no frame of reference to give it a reliable review.
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e-Builder

e-Builder 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

e-Builder

e-Builder 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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 100% better than any of the other tools we have used. We had previously spent thousands of dollars trying out different software that was comparable, but this has been one of the best decisions we have made as a company. It's also the cheapest ongoing option, especially if you get the self-hosted version.
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e-Builder

EB is user friendly and stacks up very high, compared to the others.
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Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • ActiveCollab allowed me to get rid of spreadsheets and physical reports that always take away a lot of time.
  • The automation of the management processes of the company is fantastic thanks to ActiveCollab.
  • The whole team has focused more on the execution of its activities.
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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.
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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

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

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