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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • ActiveCollab ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
4.6

EPM Live

46%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 14/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%
3.0

EPM Live

30%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ActiveCollab is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • EPM Live is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
1.5

EPM Live

15%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

EPM Live

70%
6 Ratings

Usability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

EPM Live

30%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
8.3

EPM Live

83%
4 Ratings

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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Ignite Technologies

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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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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Ignite Technologies

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

ActiveCollab

  • Does not maintain default categories for tasks
  • Makes information difficult to share with others not on AC
  • Relies on other people to track their time correctly in categories for estimates
  • Mobile app is very hard to use and not user-friendly if you are working with multiple projects
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Ignite Technologies

  • 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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Pricing Details

ActiveCollab

Starting Price

$7 per member/per month

Editions & Modules

ActiveCollab editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.002

Footnotes

  1. license
  2. per member/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional $6.25

Additional Details

EPM Live

Starting Price

$21 per month

Editions & Modules

EPM Live editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Ignite Technologies

    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 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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    Ignite Technologies

    We get support when needed.
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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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    Ignite Technologies

    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
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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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    Ignite Technologies

    • 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
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