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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

EPM Live

8 Ratings

ActiveCollab

18 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

EPM Live

8 Ratings
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Score 7 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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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
EPM Live
4.6
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
EPM Live
7.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
EPM Live
7.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
EPM Live
7.0
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
EPM Live
5.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
EPM Live
2.0
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
EPM Live
5.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
EPM Live
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
EPM Live
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
EPM Live
1.0
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
EPM Live
1.0
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
EPM Live
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
EPM Live
6.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
EPM Live
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
EPM Live

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
EPM Live
3.0
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
EPM Live
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
EPM Live
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
EPM Live
3.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
EPM Live

Pros

  • Daily notifications to the mail about upcoming tasks and expired, if any.
  • Preparation of financial reports and tasks for specific projects. You can form for individual tasks, employees and other criteria.
  • The availability of the gantt chart greatly simplifies the process of building the project, as it is an effective tool that helps to see the order of tasks to be performed.
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  • Its ease of use is its great strength.
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Cons

  • 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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  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew

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EPM Live7.0
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
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Support

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EPM Live8.3
Based on 2 answers
When we have needed help (infrequently), the help has been prompt and understandable.
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Alternatives Considered

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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EPM Live is being used because it is comparatively easy to customize compared to other project management solutions and because it is based on SharePoint.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • This product has actually caused major frustration for the IT team and we were never able to deploy it past IT.
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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
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
5
$251
30
$992
60
$1993
Infinte
$2994
15
$495
1. 5 members per month
2. 30 members per month
3. 60 members per month
4. Infinite members per month
5. 15 members per month
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EPM Live

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
EPM Live Editions & Modules
EPM Live
Additional Pricing Details