ActiveCollab vs. GoDaddy Bookkeeping

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCollab
Score 4.4 out of 10
N/A
Active Collab is a project management solution built around features such as task management, collaboration, time tracking, and invoicing.
$8
per member/per month
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
GoDaddy Bookkeeping (formerly Outright) is a cloud-based bookkeeping and accounting automation platform targeted at small businesses. It contains basic bookkeeping and reporting features meant to simplify the process of accounting for small businesses and their accountants, ensuring taxes are filed easily. It also automates invoicing and manages receipt of payments. Its automated reporting features are meant to be simple, accessible, and update in real-time. It automatically uploads data from…
$4.99
per month
Pricing
ActiveCollabGoDaddy Bookkeeping
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$8
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
Get Paid
$4.99
per month
Essentials
$9.99
per month
Premium
$14.99
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabGoDaddy Bookkeeping
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ActiveCollabGoDaddy Bookkeeping
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.7
13 Ratings
68% below category average
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
-
Ratings
Task Management6.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access1.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
5.7
8 Ratings
26% below category average
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
3.0
1 Ratings
85% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
5.5
1 Ratings
37% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
6.3
3 Ratings
19% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
5.7
2 Ratings
26% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
5.0
1 Ratings
34% below category average
Automatic reordering00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
5.0
2 Ratings
39% below category average
Order entry00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabGoDaddy Bookkeeping
Likelihood to Recommend
3.7
(13 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabGoDaddy Bookkeeping
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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GoDaddy
Perfect for US market but not transferable to UK market, needs some upgrades for this. Even when set up with a UK address it won't allow changes in tax year end, presuming that tax year starts Jan - Dec. Also shows dollars instead of pounds even though figures were correct with 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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GoDaddy
  • Invoicing and linking payments to them.
  • Creating estimates for my clients.
  • Making tax time easier with easy P and L statements and categorization of expenses.
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Cons
ActiveCollab
  • It isn't possible to set members of staff as part time, so if someone is unavailable on certain days you must manually enter them as OOO every single day that they are not in, that other teammates work. Hours also can't be edited individually - everyone is treated as working the same hours in a day, rendering capacity planner useless for flexi working teams
  • Subtasks cannot be assigned their own hours and deadlines, meaning the To Do list view can't be seen in actual date order and capacity planner does not reflect all time allocated to an individual's schedule unless every task is set up as a separate task rather than subtask
  • There is no way to see all tasks of a certain type across multiple campaigns (e.g all copywriting tasks vs all technical tasks) - support team suggested exporting data and making spreadsheets
  • Kanban view isn't available for people's own task lists ('board' view here shows a list)
  • Not possible to have one task be assigned to more than one person
  • Notifications are not sent when tasks are updated, so you have to leave comments and tag people each time
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GoDaddy
  • More complex tax prep features
  • Better filters for tax purposes
  • More tools for tax returns
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Usability
ActiveCollab
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GoDaddy
Loses marks on the tax year only being Jan - Dec and inability to change that to a UK format and choose your year end date.
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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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GoDaddy
No answers on this topic
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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GoDaddy
I already use GoDaddy for a lot of my website clients so tried the bookkeeping out and really liked it! I tried a few others but nothing worth the price difference. I have tried a few other time trackers as I wish I could live track my time vs entering a little a time.
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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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GoDaddy
  • Low monthly cost compared to other accounting software
  • Easy to use and learn with
  • Gives me the basic numbers I need for book keeping and taxes for a small business
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ScreenShots

ActiveCollab Screenshots

Screenshot of the dashboard with an overview of projects.Screenshot of multiple task views currently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks.Screenshot of Overview of all recent activity.Screenshot of Calendar view with task dependencies.Screenshot of Permission settings (owner, member, client, client+).Screenshot of List of available Add-ons.