ActiveCollab

18 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

Function Point Productivity Software

4 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Overall, ActiveCollab is a great project management tool. If you're looking for a platform for your team to track their tasks, communicate with one another, share files, etc., then ActiveCollab is the exact right choice. It even allows you to invite external users to collaborate with (such as clients) and lets you set up custom visibility for them.
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Function Point Productivity Software

FunctionPoint (FP) is great for agencies performing any type of task oriented work. If your workflow cannot be broken down into a set of outlined and easy to define tasks (even if the output of the task is abstract) then FunctionPoint would be difficult to implement. FunctionPoint is fantastic at defining scope in an engagement and forcing those who execute the work to stay within that scope if tasks are well-defined. If your work requires a lot of group collaboration and sharing of tasks, you may struggle with FunctionPoint's inability to share a single task simultaneously
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Function Point Productivity Software
6.6
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Function Point Productivity Software
5.9
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Function Point Productivity Software
5.5
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Function Point Productivity Software
5.5
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Function Point Productivity Software
4.9
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Function Point Productivity Software
7.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Function Point Productivity Software
6.8
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Function Point Productivity Software
5.1
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Function Point Productivity Software
4.2
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Function Point Productivity Software
4.4
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Function Point Productivity Software
10.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Function Point Productivity Software
5.2
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Function Point Productivity Software
8.8

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Function Point Productivity Software
9.0
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Function Point Productivity Software
9.5
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
Function Point Productivity Software
9.4
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Function Point Productivity Software
7.7
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
Function Point Productivity Software
9.4

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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  • Financial analysis and reporting is one of the tool's primary differentiators
  • Function Point has tremendous support and is very helpful when we have questions or issues
  • Time tracking and project management is also very solid
  • Estimating, statements of work and new project setup is very easy
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Cons

  • It is confusing when a review is made, before buying the product.
  • It lacks animation and pleasant forms for the user.
  • Does not allow effective communication when activities are reported. Since it does not provide a direct message chat.
  • The reports that are generated are basic, they do not have personalization characteristics.
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  • While it includes a CRM of sorts, the functionality is not what you would get from a stand alone CRM like Salesforce, or even Hubspot CRM
  • It would be nice if it had more out of the box integrations, specifically for marketing automation platforms
  • While it is easy to use, it requires a lot of training and there is definitely a learning curve
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Alternatives Considered

Certainly, each of them has a particular advantage, which in the end makes it unique. ActiveCollab also belongs to a group of platforms created to be represented in particular, its way of project management is superior to JIRA or Trello. With this software, the work is more controlled and organized.
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We previously used Workamajig and have found Function Point to be superior in every way. Function Point is mobile friendly, web-based, does not use flash and is much more intuitive than Workamajig. We are able to much more easily get the data we need from the system and our financial reporting has never been better.
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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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  • We have a much more timely and accurate sense of our financials since switching to FunctionPoint
  • Our team is more efficient at tracking time, and we are much more able to track resources and profitability
  • Our accounting manager is able to use Quick Books in a much more efficient manner than previously
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Function Point Productivity Software

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