What users are saying about
34 Ratings
27 Ratings
34 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.2 out of 100
27 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.4

    ActiveCollab

    74%

    HoneyBook

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    8.8
    88%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    6.3
    63%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    8.1
    81%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    3.0
    30%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    9.9
    99%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    8.8
    88%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    5.9
    59%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    7.5

    ActiveCollab

    75%

    HoneyBook

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    6.9
    69%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    6.9
    69%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    7.9
    79%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.6

    HoneyBook

    66%
    HoneyBook ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    9 Ratings

    Workflow management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    8 Ratings

    Opportunity management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    8 Ratings

    Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    8 Ratings

    Contract management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    9 Ratings

    Quote & order management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    7 Ratings

    Interaction tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    7 Ratings

    Customer Service & Support

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.7

    HoneyBook

    57%
    HoneyBook ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Case management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.4
    54%
    5 Ratings

    Help desk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    6 Ratings

    Marketing Automation

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    4.9

    HoneyBook

    49%
    HoneyBook ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Lead management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.9
    49%
    7 Ratings

    CRM Project Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.1

    HoneyBook

    61%
    HoneyBook ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Task management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.4
    54%
    9 Ratings

    Billing and invoicing management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    8 Ratings

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    8 Ratings

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    4.7

    HoneyBook

    47%
    HoneyBook ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.7
    47%
    6 Ratings

    Customization

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.1

    HoneyBook

    61%
    HoneyBook ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Custom fields

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    8 Ratings

    Custom objects

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    8 Ratings

    Security

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.6

    HoneyBook

    56%
    HoneyBook ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    6 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    7 Ratings

    Platform

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.4

    HoneyBook

    64%
    HoneyBook ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    8 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • ActiveCollab is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • HoneyBook is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    ActiveCollab

    80%
    12 Ratings
    7.6

    HoneyBook

    76%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    HoneyBook

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1

    HoneyBook

    71%
    7 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.1

    ActiveCollab

    71%
    6 Ratings
    7.2

    HoneyBook

    72%
    7 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.












    Read full review

    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.
    Read full review

    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.
    Read full review

    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.
    Read full review

    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
    Read full review

    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.
    Read full review

    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

    HoneyBook

    Starting Price

    $390 Year

    Editions & Modules

    HoneyBook editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Unlimited Plan - Annual$3901
    $1 Promo$1 Per Month2
    Unlimited Plan - Monthly$393

    Footnotes

    1. Year
    2. 6 Months Promo Code = ONLY1
    3. Month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    For the first 6 months, get HoneyBook for $1 per month with code ONLY1!

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    HoneyBook

    Since I do not use ALL the functionality in HoneyBook, I have wondered if the plan I am on is too much. That is why I rated a 9 rather than 10. I have definitely considered downgrading but not leaving HoneyBook.
    Read full review

    Usability

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    HoneyBook

    This is now a copy-paste response since this platform is asking me to answer every single question. It is such a negative experience with Honeybook that they even upset me while I'm trying to warn others of all the horrible pitfalls in working with the platform.
    Read full review

    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.
    Read full review

    HoneyBook

    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.
    Read full review

    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.
    Read full review

    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.
    Read full review

    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!).
    Read full review

    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.
    Read full review

    Screenshots

    Add comparison