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Score 7.6 out of 101
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ActiveCollab

Active Collab is great for small teams who want a web-based project management platform to help them on their day-to-day workflow tasks, billing, estimations, vendor assignments and even client communications. It is also great for agencies with users who are sometimes remotely working. Active Collab starts to show shortcomings when you have an immense amount of projects in the system (1000+), and, being a web-based platform, can sometimes experience downtime.
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Glip

Glip is great for teams needing real-time communications, no matter if chat or voice, at a reasonable price. [It] Might not be suitable for teams needing lots of integrations or custom hooks and actions.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Glip
8.2
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Glip
8.2
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Glip
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Glip
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Glip
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Glip
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Glip
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Glip
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Glip
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
Glip
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Glip
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Glip
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Glip
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Glip
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Glip

Professional Services Automation

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

Pros

  • 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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  • Easy and Simple Task Management
  • Integration with Google Hangout
  • Collaboration Real-Time
  • Sharing Files and Proofs with the team
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Cons

  • As a web-based platform, sometimes things go down on their end and we lose access to our project management tool to the ire of all.
  • Project searching can be hit or miss, and filtered search often leaves out projects that should have shown.
  • Email alerts are often not as helpful as they seem.
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  • User Experience -- it can sometimes be confusing knowing whether you're looking at your personal tasks or that of the group.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Glip9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very likely we will renew unless the closest competitor lowers its price tiers.
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Usability

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Glip8.0
Based on 2 answers
Mobile UI is not as pleasant as others, it looks washed out and that makes it seem like it lacks some features.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Glip9.1
Based on 1 answer
You get to chat real time with the CEO :)
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Alternatives Considered

We chose Active Collab overall because we liked its easy to use user interface, project management suite and agency/vendor/client interaction capabilities. We also chose it primarily because it was offered as a web-based platform that offered very clean and easy mobile access for our off-site users as well as clients and third-party vendors. Mavenlink and Basecamp, at the time, were more suited to specifically be used for project management on a more granular scale for project managers, not necessarily the whole team, including vendors and clients collaboration.
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We like Glip much better. It doesn't do project management, but for team communication it's better.
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Return on Investment

  • Active Collab has helped us to move to a completely digital project management system, moving away from physical time sheets and assignments many years ago. Since then, the platform has grown very quickly and very adeptly, and that is why we continue to use it.
  • The Active Collab platform helps us with quick, easy access to our project management system, even for off-site users, vendors and clients.
  • Time tracking and profit analysis has been great to help us price new agency services and change requests.
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  • Stronger communication between employees.
  • Lends well to our culture with the gifs and fun chat capabilities.
  • Dead time when product is updating.
  • Unable to communicate when glitches or errors with the product occur.
  • Faster communication response time with employees.
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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

Glip

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