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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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eSUB Construction Software

eSUB is well suited for contractors on all levels of managing a project and is very user friendly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
eSUB Construction Software
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
eSUB Construction Software
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
eSUB Construction Software
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
eSUB Construction Software
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
eSUB Construction Software
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
eSUB Construction Software
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
eSUB Construction Software
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
eSUB Construction Software
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
eSUB Construction Software
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
eSUB Construction Software
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
eSUB Construction Software
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
eSUB Construction Software
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
eSUB Construction Software
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
eSUB Construction Software
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
eSUB Construction Software

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.2
eSUB Construction Software
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
eSUB Construction Software
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.5
eSUB Construction Software
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
eSUB Construction Software
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.0
eSUB Construction Software

Pros

  • Its billing & invoice feature worked pretty well for T&M teams. ActiveCollab version 5, the current version, allows you to directly track time to tasks using the Timer app and later create invoices based on those time entries. Their statuses will change through phases, as you are pending payment, or after they are set as paid.
  • Here cost can be easily assigned to each team member, Team members can start the timer after they start their work, then allows you to export the time records of team members making it easy to complete the billing.
  • File sharing feature is very useful for distributed teams as we can we can easily share files, screenshots.
  • Also ActiveCollab ability to connect to Google docs, attach images and link to web pages make it unique from other project management tools.
  • AC easily allows you to track your daily tasks & serves reminder if miss on the targets defined by giving daily / weekly reminders regarding tasks and any that have gone over due dates.
  • ActiveCollab is quite easy to use. With just a few clicks, you can create a new project.
  • The dashboard and options are easy to see and it is well laid out.
  • Here user have an opportunity to select the number of emails they receive from ActiveCollab and for some email providers, such as Gmail grouping is enabled. So rather than getting multiple mails, it send you a summary of all the daily notifications in one mail.
  • It allows users to upload several files at once on task comments, and if you are set with the owner role, or have the member role but are a project leader, you have a Batch Edit option available on project level. This allows you to edit multiple tasks at once and change all the details on them, such as assignee, due dates, labels, importance, and more.
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  • Using multiple contacts over multiple jobs. Vendors, customers, personnel etc...
  • Sending out RFIs, submittals etc... to multiple people at the same time
  • Correspondence templates with drop downs makes sending out letters etc... effortless
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Cons

  • It does not provide support to scaled agile frameworks like SAfe which is there for Rally & Agilecraft.
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  • I have no suggestions at the moment and if I ever do have a question, concern or suggestion, a quick email to eSUB gets a quick response.
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Support

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eSUB Construction Software10.0
Based on 1 answer
Never had an issue with a request or suggestion
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Alternatives Considered

Since we moved from fixed capacity project to T&M we need some tool who support our billing & invoicing.HP ALM did not provide good support for invoicing so we moved out from HP ALM to ActiveCollab.The features like Timer, reminders are not available in other project management tools like JIRA, Rally & ALM making AC the first choice since we have strict SLA's & AC helps in meeting that.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
I found eSUB to be more "user friendly" than Proliance or Procore and although just as professional looking, not quite as "stuffy" as these two.
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Return on Investment

  • ActiveCollab allowed me to get rid of spreadsheets and physical reports that always take away a lot of time.
  • The automation of the management processes of the company is fantastic thanks to ActiveCollab.
  • The whole team has focused more on the execution of its activities.
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  • eSUB saves time as you don't have to type, print and send documents.
  • I like to call it "set it up once, use it a million times" as once you set up a customer, vendor etc... you can use them across multiple platforms.
  • It saves money as you don't need a pool of resources to manage a project due to its ease of use.
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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*
1.  per member, per month, annual billing
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually
6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually
$21
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly
2.52
Member monthly
$72
1. per member, per month, annual billing
2. per member, per month, monthly billing
Additional Pricing Details

eSUB Construction Software

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