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Score 8.9 out of 100

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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Greenshades

It made the end of year process easy, but we did have to buy the software [Greenshades] every year. A cloud/web based platform would be easier. We used Microsoft Dynamics.
Lacey Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
Greenshades
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
Greenshades
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Greenshades
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
Greenshades
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Greenshades
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Greenshades
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
Greenshades
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
Greenshades
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Greenshades
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
Greenshades
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Greenshades
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.7
Greenshades
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
Greenshades
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Greenshades
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Greenshades

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
Greenshades
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
Greenshades
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
Greenshades
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Greenshades
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
Greenshades

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.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Greenshades

  • Requesting Time- Off, which can include PTO and sick time.
  • Managing the hours that you have worked during each pay period.
  • Seeing past pay information.
  • Quick access to W-2.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Nancy Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Greenshades

  • Process simplification
  • Web based would be better
  • Expense
Lacey Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.2
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.
Mike Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Greenshades

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Ali Zakeri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Greenshades

In my previous place of employment, we used the Paycom system as our resource for managing hours and time. I do believe that the Paycom system had more privacy and safety aspects implemented with their software. However, Greenshades Software is a very user-friendly website that provides all of the resources that are necessary to do the job well!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Chris Lesner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Greenshades

  • Ease of access
  • Good for new companies
  • Demo was nice
Lacey Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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$999.001
  1. license
SaaS Edition
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.001
  1. per member/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Greenshades

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Greenshades Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Greenshades
7.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
Greenshades

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