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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.












Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo

eSUB Construction Software

As a subcontractor - yes (overheads are a big deal, this can help manage it by being simple and productive)As a general contractor - no (I think there are more things a GC would need at their disposal)If your whole company is on board it can be a powerful tool, but everyone -even site workers, need to be 100% on-board. It can't do what it's supposed to do if only some are using it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
eSUB Construction Software
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.5
eSUB Construction Software
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
eSUB Construction Software
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.5
eSUB Construction Software
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.4
eSUB Construction Software
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
eSUB Construction Software
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.8
eSUB Construction Software
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.6
eSUB Construction Software
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
eSUB Construction Software
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.2
eSUB Construction Software
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.2
eSUB Construction Software
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
7.4
eSUB Construction Software
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.9
eSUB Construction Software
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
6.1
eSUB Construction Software
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.6
eSUB Construction Software

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
eSUB Construction Software
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
eSUB Construction Software
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.7
eSUB Construction Software
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.9
eSUB Construction Software
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.9
eSUB Construction Software

Construction Productivity

ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
7.2
Plan distribution & viewing
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
8.0
Plan markups & sharing
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
6.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
7.0
Photo documentation
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
7.0
Jobsite reports
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
5.0
Document sharing
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
8.0
RFI tools
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
9.0
Collaboration & approvals
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
8.0
As-built drawings
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
6.0
Mobile app
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
6.0
Submittal design and management
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
9.0

Estimating

ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
8.0
Job costing
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
8.0
Cost databases
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
8.0
Cost calculator
ActiveCollab
eSUB Construction Software
8.0

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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eSUB Construction Software

  • 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

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.
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eSUB Construction Software

  • We use Microsoft daily for many things, its an essential program for many areas - the more eSUB can integrate with its core programs the more seamless the transition and daily use.
  • Its display platform could use a bit more of a face lift. It reminded me of late 2010's web-design or Microsoft visuals.
  • Its app functionality struggled in some areas, we tried using it but found there to be some bugs. Although IT was very helpful in response.
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Support

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.3
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.
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eSUB Construction Software

eSUB Construction Software 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Never had an issue with a request or suggestion
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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.
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eSUB Construction Software

Procore has a lot of layers and bells and whistles. eSUB is your meat and potatoes. I found eSUB more suited for our company vs Procore. However, Procore would be more suited to general contractors. eSUB didn't allow as much integration with Microsoft as Procore, but it wasn't significant enough for that to be a deciding factor. I think the difference comes down to what kind of company you are: if you have a lot to manage then maybe Procore if you just need organization, record keeping, budget structuring and get the job done then maybe eSUB.
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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.
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eSUB Construction Software

  • 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*

* per member, per month, annual billing

ActiveCollab Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan$9991
  1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually$31
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly$42
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

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.8
eSUB Construction Software
8.0

Support

ActiveCollab
7.3
eSUB Construction Software
9.0

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