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Score 9.5 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

HoneyBook

I would recommend Honeybook to other coaches, consultants, and small business owners. It may not be appropriate for a large team's use, but works for the size of organization I currently own and manage. It also integrates with QuickBooks and makes financial data management fairly seamless.
Tiffany Waddell Tate | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
8.0
HoneyBook
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
HoneyBook
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
HoneyBook
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
HoneyBook
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
HoneyBook
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
HoneyBook
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
HoneyBook
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
HoneyBook
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
HoneyBook
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
HoneyBook
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
HoneyBook
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.8
HoneyBook
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
HoneyBook
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
HoneyBook
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
HoneyBook

Professional Services Automation

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

Sales Force Automation

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
8.8
Customer data management / contact management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
8.1
Workflow management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
8.0
Opportunity management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.0
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.0
Contract management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
10.0
Quote & order management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.8
Interaction tracking
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
7.5

Customer Service & Support

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.4
Case management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.5
Help desk management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.2

Marketing Automation

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
7.2
Lead management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
7.2

CRM Project Management

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
7.8
Task management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
6.3
Billing and invoicing management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.6
Reporting
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
7.5

CRM Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
6.5
Customizable reports
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
6.5

Customization

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
8.3
Custom fields
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.1
Custom objects
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
7.5

Security

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
6.6
Single sign-on capability
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
7.2
Role-based user permissions
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
5.9

Platform

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
8.4
Mobile access
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
8.4

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

HoneyBook

  • HoneyBook offers incredible resources to train users how to best use their system. It's informative and eye-opening to watch one of their training sessions.
  • I love how easy HoneyBook makes it to create highly professional materials that are beautiful. Its brochures and selling materials are stellar and I'm able to streamline the process without feeling like I actually have to sell my capabilities.
  • I'm thrilled with the billing system and how simple it is to automate. I love that I can see how my customers have engaged with the bills.
  • The app helps me feel connected to my leads and data while I'm away from my computer.
Melody Alexander | 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

HoneyBook

  • The online scheduling tool does not work with different time zones very well. It doesn't automatically adjust to my clients' timezones and it doesn't even have many international time zones as an option! I had 3 clients in a row schedule meetings at the wrong time when I first started using HoneyBook's scheduler. I had to switch to Calendly because HoneyBook's scheduling tool was causing me to lose business.
  • The transaction fees for instant deposits are expensive.
  • [I believe} many of the features on HoneyBook are half-baked. It's marketed as an all-in-one business management platform, but I'm still using Calendly, Google Drive, Typeform, Clockify, and ClickUp because HoneyBook's equivalent features aren't as sophisticated or as easy to use.
  • The notes section for client projects does not have much space or allow for any custom formatting such as hyperlinks, bold text, highlighted text, etc. Tools such as Teamwork, Pipedrive, Asana, and ClickUp do a much better job at displaying this type of information.
Alyssa Parr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

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HoneyBook

HoneyBook 8.8
Based on 5 answers
When I was onboarded I was given a complete walk-through, and as new items are added they do a great job of utilizing help videos and tutorials.
Ce'Erica Christine Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.1
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

HoneyBook

HoneyBook 9.0
Based on 5 answers
They have ALWAYS been amazing when I needed any type of service or help. Their concierge service is also amazing vs other services I have used in the past. I have confidence when I ask for help - both through Chat or even on their Facebook group that I will get an answer quickly.
Dana Sacco | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

HoneyBook

We switched to HubSpot after a few years of the company using HoneyBook. We switched to HubSpot because we needed more features that would allow us to automate our processes and pull better data on our clients, their vendors, and our overall client process. I appreciated that HoneyBook was its own booking/payment system, that it was easy to use and set up, but ultimately that was not enough to keep us in the platform.
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

HoneyBook

  • Workflow/task management has increased our bookings and saved lost opportunities by 25%.
  • Customization of brochures and contracts allows us to fully represent our brand through the sales process.
Kristin Cole | 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

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

HoneyBook

General

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

HoneyBook Editions & Modules

Edition
Unlimited Plan - Annual$3901
Starter Plan$92
Unlimited Plan - Monthly$392
  1. Year
  2. Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
HoneyBook
9.4

Usability

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
8.8

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.1
HoneyBook
9.0

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