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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
8.0

Flowlu

80%
Flowlu ranks higher in 9/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
8.5
85%
49 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
8.1
81%
38 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
30 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
8.1
81%
42 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
46 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
8.3
83%
48 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
8.3
83%
42 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
21 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
7.7
77%
44 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
8.4
84%
43 Ratings

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
38 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
7.8
78%
37 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
7.7
77%
24 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
7.8
78%
35 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%
7.9

Flowlu

79%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 2/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
36 Ratings

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
8.2
82%
43 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
39 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
7.5
75%
22 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Flowlu is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
8.4

Flowlu

84%
50 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Flowlu

85%
3 Ratings

Usability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Flowlu

86%
50 Ratings

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
8.3

Flowlu

83%
50 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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Flowlu

To manage the workflows of our business, we used a number of tools before we began using Flowlu. It combines CRM, project & task management, team communication, invoicing, and account management into a single tool. We are able to save a lot of time and effort by using this all-in-one solution.
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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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Flowlu

  • The system of adding only the features you need by installing as separated modules makes it easy to learn without being overwhelmed by the lots of features.
  • I really like its structure and clear interface. Not wasting much time by searching for the right buttons and settings. Looks like the developers use their own tool for everyday work
  • Flowlu offers a custom domain option to fully integrate fully it into our company toolbox. This helps offering a seamless experience for our clients.
  • The elaborated invoice module was the final argument for us to switch to Flowlu.
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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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Flowlu

  • Flowlu should allow user to import their own invoice into app
  • Fellow should have their own email marketing system
  • It should integrate woo-commerce, a big e-commerce platform on WordPress. This will support users will in managing and sending emails to their customers.
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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

Flowlu

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Flowlu 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

    Flowlu

    I have found Flowlu while searching [for] a collaborative tool for a friend's non-profit organization. As I read the description and made a trial test, I fell in love with the tool. So we are definitely going to renew. Not only because the delivered solutions are great but also because Flowlu's roadmap seems very [promising].
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    Usability

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Flowlu

    They have a great onboarding checklist and if you follow it you will be able to use the software. That is easy to use in my book. Flowlu has also the ability to turn on and off apps that you use or not which makes it tailored to the business needs.
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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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    Flowlu

    Great Support normally they respond in a few hours, which is very good, the knowledge base is good and the facebook groups are also very responsive. We are finding many videos online which are explaining Flowlu more and more daily.
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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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    Flowlu

    Flowlu is easier to use and has more features, with more coming. ClickUp feels like it's more 'open' for any type of business with a lot of customization, whereas Flowlu feels like it was created for niches like my own, yet it can easily and quickly be customized for any type of business
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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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    Flowlu

    • Time invested in learning the app was huge, there's no go-to resource center and currently their knowledge is scattered (YouTube videos, Knowledge Base, API docs etc)
    • We are able to cancel subscriptions of some of the other CRM and project management apps as the needs are covered by Flowlu
    • There's a significant productivity boost after learning the app but this is not quite measurable just yet
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