What users are saying about
33 Ratings
9 Ratings
33 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8 out of 100
9 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9 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

EPM Live

I think EPM Live might be the right solution for a much smaller company, who does mainly business to business material sales. As a software company with a ramped subscription model and heavy use of Salesforce, it was not well suited to our business.
Hilary Mohs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
EPM Live
4.6
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
EPM Live
7.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
EPM Live
7.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
EPM Live
7.0
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
EPM Live
5.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
EPM Live
2.0
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
EPM Live
5.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
EPM Live
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
EPM Live
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
EPM Live
1.0
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
EPM Live
1.0
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.7
EPM Live
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
EPM Live
6.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
EPM Live
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
EPM Live

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
EPM Live
3.0
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
EPM Live
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
EPM Live
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
EPM Live
3.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
EPM Live

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

EPM Live

  • Fantastic project management features
  • Cost and Resource management features more than paid for the software
  • Social Collaboration tools improve communication between departments
Anonymous | 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

EPM Live

  • This is a solid product. I do not have any suggested changes based on our experience. Cannot understand why there are any negative reviews here. The reviewer(s) must not have given the product a fair chance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

EPM Live

EPM Live 7.0
Based on 6 answers
The product is just not fitting our needs so we are looking at other alternatives. The system has gone down 3 times in the last 6 months and was down for at least half a day, timesheets have duplicate tasks, and it takes too long to save and submit. When trying to process updates it randomly changes our dates so we have to go back and fix them, sometimes tasks are lost and the system is just very confusing and hard to manipulate
Anonymous | 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

EPM Live

EPM Live 8.3
Based on 2 answers
We get support when needed.
Anonymous | 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

EPM Live

EPM was easier to use, with better and simpler UI. The product was also a great combination of price and functionality compared to other tools
Anonymous | 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

EPM Live

  • We had to pay EPM for a solution that was, for our business, unusable
  • We gained much needed experience in working with third party software vendors
Hilary Mohs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

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

EPM Live

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

EPM Live Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
EPM Live
1.5

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
EPM Live
7.0

Usability

ActiveCollab
EPM Live
3.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
EPM Live
8.3

Add comparison