ActiveCollab vs. Emburse Nexonia

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCollab
Score 4.1 out of 10
N/A
Active Collab is a project management solution built around features such as task management, collaboration, time tracking, and invoicing.
$8
per member/per month
Emburse Nexonia
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Nexonia, by Emburse, is a tool designed to streamline employee expense reporting. It is designed to increase visibility into spendings and make the expense tracking, approval, and reporting process paperless. Nexonia was part of a merger with Certify in 2017 and is now part of the larger company formed from it and Chrome River, Emburse.N/A
Pricing
ActiveCollabEmburse Nexonia
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$8
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabEmburse Nexonia
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ActiveCollabEmburse Nexonia
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.7
13 Ratings
68% below category average
Emburse Nexonia
-
Ratings
Task Management5.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.413 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access1.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
5.7
8 Ratings
26% below category average
Emburse Nexonia
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense Management
Comparison of Expense Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
Emburse Nexonia
9.3
3 Ratings
15% above category average
Employee Expense Reporting00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Corporate Card Reconciliation00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Payment Management
Comparison of Payment Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
Emburse Nexonia
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Customizable Approval Policies00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Financial Document Management00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Payment Status Tracking00 Ratings9.73 Ratings
Payment Audit Trail00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Duplicate Bill Detection00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Advanced OCR00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Electronic Funds Transfer00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabEmburse Nexonia
Likelihood to Recommend
3.5
(13 ratings)
9.0
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
6.6
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabEmburse Nexonia
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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Emburse
Very easy to upload & maintain all your expenses at the same place & the same time and its a very clean & clear user interface and supports various formats. many times we can approve the timesheets form our mobile itself and takes less time to submit the reports if asked to attach any missing reports and it is very easy to code the departments & Gl categories and also we have specific employee codes to search very fast & its easy to delete also if something is not requierd maybe Thank you payments stuff and etc and it is also detects if any duplicate transactions are uploaded & we can also ignore those specific transactions to avoid it in the next month's uploads and also we can download each and every month reports of all the list of employees who all are using this application and can find the approvers very easily in the settings tab and also we can change our approvers & can change the proxy approver also and we can verify if any connection failures are happening in if any reports are having failure message and we have all types of card uploaded like manual cards & corporate cards & Amex cards & easy to reject if any missing details to be added by employees
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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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Emburse
  • The integration with NetSuite is well executed.
  • The system is intuitive for both users and approvers.
  • Ability to feed credit card data into the system is super helpful.
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Cons
ActiveCollab
  • It isn't possible to set members of staff as part time, so if someone is unavailable on certain days you must manually enter them as OOO every single day that they are not in, that other teammates work. Hours also can't be edited individually - everyone is treated as working the same hours in a day, rendering capacity planner useless for flexi working teams
  • Subtasks cannot be assigned their own hours and deadlines, meaning the To Do list view can't be seen in actual date order and capacity planner does not reflect all time allocated to an individual's schedule unless every task is set up as a separate task rather than subtask
  • There is no way to see all tasks of a certain type across multiple campaigns (e.g all copywriting tasks vs all technical tasks) - support team suggested exporting data and making spreadsheets
  • Kanban view isn't available for people's own task lists ('board' view here shows a list)
  • Not possible to have one task be assigned to more than one person
  • Notifications are not sent when tasks are updated, so you have to leave comments and tag people each time
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Emburse
  • Synchronisation errors list should be available to download
  • Synchronisation fails for whole timesheet when there is one error and we need to hunt for the particular one. It will be better if it fails only the one that has errors
  • Downtime during monthend close timelines occasionally
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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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Emburse
I was not talking directly with the customer support. My understanding was that, there was some maintenance on the platform but it was never inconvenient for employee or during pick time when employee would put their expenses in the tool. To that extent, I think the support for Nexonia is correct
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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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Emburse
As mentioned earlier in the several questions, Emburse Nexonia is easy to use compared to all the above applications. Integration is easy and plenty of automation opportunities in Emburse Nexonia. Capturing a time sheet is an additional option that no other application has this feature which is a key aspect in any org. to do variance analysis.
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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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Emburse
  • Nexonia Expenses has provided a positive impact on ROI because it saves time for employees who are submitting expenses for reimbursement.
  • Nexonia Expenses provides a positive impact on ROI because it saves time for employees who are issuing and managing POs.
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ScreenShots

ActiveCollab Screenshots

Screenshot of the dashboard with an overview of projects.Screenshot of multiple task views currently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks.Screenshot of Overview of all recent activity.Screenshot of Calendar view with task dependencies.Screenshot of Permission settings (owner, member, client, client+).Screenshot of List of available Add-ons.

Emburse Nexonia Screenshots

Screenshot of Nexonia Mobile App