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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

Because HoneyBook is so easy to use and set up, I would definitely recommend HoneyBook to a new small business owner who is looking to collect general client information and manage clients. I would not recommend HoneyBook to a larger company or really anyone that as a standard books more than 1 event on a day (the system sees that as a conflict and sends error messages). Anyone that wants to really make use of data should not use HoneyBook as that's not what this system is designed for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.7
HoneyBook
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.1
HoneyBook
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
6.9
HoneyBook
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
7.9
HoneyBook
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
HoneyBook
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
HoneyBook
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.3
HoneyBook
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.6
HoneyBook
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
HoneyBook
Document Management
ActiveCollab
7.7
HoneyBook
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
HoneyBook
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
8.8
HoneyBook
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.6
HoneyBook
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
7.9
HoneyBook
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
HoneyBook

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.1
HoneyBook
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.4
HoneyBook
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.4
HoneyBook
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
HoneyBook
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.1
HoneyBook

Sales Force Automation

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.3
Customer data management / contact management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
8.0
Workflow management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
8.0
Opportunity management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.0
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
10.0
Contract management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
10.0
Quote & order management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
10.0
Interaction tracking
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
10.0

Customer Service & Support

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.8
Case management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.5
Help desk management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
10.0

Marketing Automation

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
10.0
Lead management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
10.0

CRM Project Management

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.0
Task management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
10.0
Billing and invoicing management
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.0
Reporting
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
8.0

CRM Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
6.0
Customizable reports
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
6.0

Customization

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.5
Custom fields
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.5
Custom objects
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.5

Security

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.5
Single sign-on capability
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
10.0
Role-based user permissions
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
9.0

Platform

ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
7.5
Mobile access
ActiveCollab
HoneyBook
7.5

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

  • Task reminders for leads and clients.
  • Automated emails based on workflow assignments.
Kristin Cole | 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 inability to export client data is ultimately what led us to switch to another CRM. It was great to be able to see all client project information within the specific project, but we needed everything from contracts, to general client data to form submissions and questionnaires to ALL be exportable data and that was not an option. All information only lived in HoneyBook.
  • HoneyBook's forms were beautiful but I wish they would have been able to link to SurveyMonkey or Zapier to allow for more integrations. We might not have switched to another platform had that been the case.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.3
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

No score
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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 researched many other CRM programs before choosing HoneyBook (including Dubsado, DJ Event Planner, Zoho, Salesforce, and Intellivent). HoneyBook had the best offerings for the best price and has been a successful solution to our needs. The task management, pipeline, and task management for clients are unmatched and very easy to use. We were able to customize all of our emails, brochures, and contracts to match our brand and provide a streamlined experience for our clients. HoneyBook has also been excellent at continually improving the platform and having new releases on a consistent basis. Even if the software doesn't have all the things I need (we have worked through some kinks along the way due to our company size), they are constantly growing and improving. I have also received excellent customer service from everyone at HoneyBook even though I have been demanding at times. These are the reasons I have stayed with HoneyBook even though there are a couple of improvements to the system (related to team functionality and reporting) that we are waiting for. I would recommend this software to anyone in my industry!
Kristin Cole | 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

  • HoneyBook was very cost effective which was great for ROI!
  • HoneyBook was easy to use which made for a quick employee on-boarding for new team members.
  • HoneyBook had some features that were not available on the platform that are considered standard for any other CRM such as data pull, platform integrations, and customization options.
Anonymous | 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$9991
  1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually$31
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly$42
Member monthly$72
  1. per member, per month, annual billing
  2. per member, per month, monthly billing
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
HoneyBook Yearly$4001
HoneyBook Monthly$402
  1. Year
  2. Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.5
HoneyBook
9.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.3
HoneyBook

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