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11 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ActiveCollab ranks higher in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation
  • ActiveCollab and Hive are tied in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
7.4

Hive

74%
Hive ranks higher in 8/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
8.9
89%
6 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
7.5
75%
6 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
8.3
83%
6 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
7.5
75%
6 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
7.8
78%
4 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
8.1
81%
4 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
7.5
75%
5 Ratings

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
5.3
53%
4 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
6.3
63%
4 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
7.1
71%
4 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
6.1
61%
4 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%
6.0

Hive

60%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
6.1
61%
3 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
5.5
55%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
8.1

Hive

81%
6 Ratings

Usability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Hive

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
9.5

Hive

95%
6 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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Hive Technology

Hive will fit right in to any workflow that manages multiple projects. It's also a great fit for collaboration on a per-project basis as external users can collaborate with paid users. Across a very large team it would take more planning on how to fit multiple workflows and groups into the workspace but it can be done.
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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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Hive Technology

  • I am able to assign projects to specific individuals.
  • We are able to comment on projects with each other through Hive.
  • I can forward emails directly to Hive to create projects.
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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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Hive Technology

  • You can't move urgent actions to the top.
  • It takes a little too much time to load up on the desktop version.
  • There's definitely room for improvement in keyboard shortcuts.
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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

Hive

Starting Price

$19 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Hive editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Lite19.001
Pro49.002
Elite69.003

Footnotes

  1. per month per user
  2. per month per user
  3. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Usability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Hive Technology

I love Hive so much because it has made a huge difference regarding team communication and project management at the same time. We experienced almost no bugs and in the few cases that we did have some trouble, the customer service team was very responsive and solved our problems very quickly.
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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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Hive Technology

Our CSR is easily accessible and they have support built into the app itself. They also have a pretty robust support site. We also took advantage of the free trial and learned so much by putting Hive through the paces and figuring out the best way to mold it to our needs.
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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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Hive Technology

I would say that in comparison to Asana, Hive is a better interface an UI. I think Asana is more robust in terms of what it can do in conjunction with Confluence but I think Hive is a better entry-level model for new employees. Hive is much simpler and more straight forward and its integration with Slack is preferred.
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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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Hive Technology

  • Positive ROI comes from our whole team being on the same board. We used to have separate boards for each group.
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