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Score 7.5 out of 101

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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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Easy Projects

I think as a project management software, Easy Projects is great. We used spreadsheets before, and that led to a whole mess of confusion. Easy Projects gets everything in one place online -- you can access it from anywhere with an Internet connection and everyone is working off the same files. This works well for us as a marketing/graphic design group. Our colleagues in web design use it, as well, I'm told with success. So I know those two scenarios will work with the Easy Projects system. If you are selecting project management software, definitely know what you need a system to do in its most basic form -- then see what additional elements appeal to you. One thing you may want to investigate during your evaluation of Easy Projects is server space. We host this program and its files on an internal server, so we have to be sure there is enough space to accommodate open jobs and archive files.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Easy Projects
6.4
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.5
Easy Projects
10.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Easy Projects
5.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.5
Easy Projects
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.4
Easy Projects
7.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Easy Projects
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.8
Easy Projects
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.6
Easy Projects
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Easy Projects
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.2
Easy Projects
10.0
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.2
Easy Projects
2.0
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
7.4
Easy Projects
1.0
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.9
Easy Projects
9.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
6.1
Easy Projects
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.6
Easy Projects
5.0

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Easy Projects
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
Easy Projects
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.7
Easy Projects
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.9
Easy Projects
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.9
Easy Projects

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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Easy Projects

  • Easy Projects has all the basic features like task, time, budget, issue management, billing and invoicing.
  • It also has a clear, customizable Dashboard with a Project Health chart, Resource Loading chart, Hours by Project chart, Estimated vs Actual Hours chart and widgets.
  • It improves team collaboration with customizable real-time e-mail notifications and alerts, instant file sharing, message boards and due task reminders available.
  • Low-priced monthly accounts can support unlimited projects.
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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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Easy Projects

  • Easy Projects has some problems when it comes to accessing the site via different methods/browsers. It is either very slow or never works on a tablet. It is not smart-phone friendly. And it stopped working for us in Firefox -- all we could use is Safari or Chrome (we are a Mac-based office).
  • Easy Projects' email notifications are overwhelming. I turned them off completely since I was getting messages every time one little detail was added or changed.
  • While the reports are great, they are somewhat hard to pull. It takes a lot of trial and error -- I would not say the reports are an "intuitive area."
  • The biggest by far is what we fondly call "the screen of death." When you mark the last open task associated with a job as complete, a screen pops up that asks if you want to close the overall job, as well. The "yes" field is pre-selected, so if you are overzealous and click through quickly, it automatically closes the job. I don't know why they think this feature is helpful. We have so many staffers that complain they suddenly can't find their open job -- well, it's been marked completed and goes into the archive.
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
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Easy Projects

Easy Projects 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Easy Projects is a product of multiple levels which provides basic project management tools or enables to go deeper and to explore further possibilities. Highly customizable UI guarantees a personalized user experience.
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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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Easy Projects

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Easy Projects

I have used Hyperoffice, and honestly, I think Easy Projects is way easier to navigate. It's a lot more organized and intuitive than what I experienced with Hyperoffice.During the version that I saw, you had to organize files via a folder system in Hyperoffice -- similar to a computer system. I like how Easy Projects lays out jobs -- all open jobs are on one screen together and you don't have to step through a file system to find what you are looking for. Easy Projects also had a better search feature.
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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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Easy Projects

  • Increased team collaboration improved the results significantly, because we managed to reduce the amount of time wasted on unnecessary iterations, therefore reducing costs.
  • The reasonable pricing enabled us to enjoy the service we needed with with less impact on our budget than we've expected.
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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

Easy Projects

General

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

Easy Projects Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.8
Easy Projects
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
Easy Projects
8.2

Support

ActiveCollab
7.3
Easy Projects

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