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Score 8 out of 100

InEight

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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

InEight

InEight would work well for a team [that] needs to track progress and provide reports. The product is great for planning and assessing which allows for efficiency. If an estimating program is needed for any organization, InEight is the solution because it integrates multiple products and provides key resources. The ability for multiple people to work on a project at the same time is crucial.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCollab
InEight
9.3
Dashboards
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.1
Standard reports
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.4
Custom reports
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.0
Data exportability
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.6

Construction Project & Field Management

ActiveCollab
InEight
9.0
Plan distribution & viewing
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.1
Plan markups & sharing
ActiveCollab
InEight
8.9
Issue tracking & punchlists
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.1
Photo documentation
ActiveCollab
InEight
8.8
Jobsite reports
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.1
Document sharing
ActiveCollab
InEight
8.7
RFI tools
ActiveCollab
InEight
8.9
Collaboration & approvals
ActiveCollab
InEight
8.7
As-built drawings
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.1
Mobile app
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.2
Submittal design and management
ActiveCollab
InEight
8.9
Checklists
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.1
Meeting Minutes
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.0
Specifications
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.1
Change orders
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.1

Estimating

ActiveCollab
InEight
8.9
Job costing
ActiveCollab
InEight
9.0
Cost calculator
ActiveCollab
InEight
8.7
Bid creation
ActiveCollab
InEight
8.9

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

InEight

  • Ease of tracking cost throughout the estimate - The software enables the user to quickly pull up reports and verify, crew hours, equipment hours and the total cost of these items. We can look at our labor and equipment budget on a project in a matter of seconds.
  • Pay item and Proposal Screen columns - This enables the user to quickly look at the overall estimate from a cost and margin standpoint. There are a lot of features to choose from in the columns which give the user choices to share in a group setting when reviewing the final bid proposal. some key elements that we like to use are: Total Cost, Margin, Forecast Qty, Subtotal Amount, Subtotal Description, Lock Price, and Rounding Precision.
  • PBS Screen - This screen is a great resource for quick snapshots at direct and indirect costs on a project. We also use subcontractor and vendor status frequently.
  • Job Properties - This is ultimately one of the best features in the software, it lays the groundwork for each project and gives any user the background for the project.
Chad Opper | 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

InEight

  • We would like to be able to workflow documents without them being restrained or maybe have a view that shows restrained and unrestrained as latest/current. We treat our Project Contractor's "As Received" documents as the latest/current whether we've completed our review or not.
  • We'd like users not to be able to reply to the transmittal system generated email address as emails go into unregistered mail
  • Documents - Comments Register - Request to have Default values available for specific fields
  • When we issue reviewed Contractor documents to Teambinder - External Contacts they are required to download the document, download comments (if applicable) and if we've made redline mark ups click on Red Magnifying glass and print document to PDF (and this won't include any comments made with mark up note). They could end up with 3 separate files per document. Also, on the sent transmittal after you select "Download all Transmittal files" button, the "Download All" button only downloads the documents and the "Download Comments" button doesn't include comments made by redline markup. I don't believe this supports the "single source of truth" and could easily lead to confusion. How can I be confident our minor service providers, third parties, government departments etc. will download and use the correct "as returned" version of the document, for example, if it's a drawing we've assigned review code 2 or 3 too they need the drawing and comments to use. TeamBinder document review options consist of:
  • Download: (mark up a hardcopy scan and upload it as an attachment), Redlines: mark up (red-line) the document and make text comments and Text comments: Click the Add/Edit link in the Comments column to add electronic comments to the documents. Teambinder transmittal "Download Comments" should include ALL comments no matter which combination of review options was used. We don't use redlines as we cannot ask our external recipients to produce their own PDF's.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

InEight

InEight 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Some features with InEight's TeamBinder are worthy of single use, however the review feature and subsequent revision and version numbering could be improved. We will be aiming to roll out the package to encompass our internal documentation in the near future and will be in a better position to judge the usability after that point in time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

InEight

InEight 8.2
Based on 1 answer
InEight's TeamBinder is a cloud based service and is therefore accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. All staff members are able to perform any duties required from the office or at home, in the review workflow to get documents to clients and ensuring that the document meets our internal standards for document presentation.
Anonymous | 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

InEight

InEight 8.5
Based on 20 answers
Support is active, responsive and always there for their customers. Although the first setting of the product is not that complicated, technical team is available to help if any issue detected and if any implementation guidance required. The support interaction with customers is excellent allowing the user to feel free asking anything regarding the InEight functionalities.
James Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

InEight

InEight 5.5
Based on 1 answer
Since the original inception, I have been required to overhaul the system so that it is more user friendly and combines both aspects of our business, documentation and drawings. Being able to control revision and version numbering has been a key struggle that only staff training has been able to mark this as complete.
Anonymous | 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

InEight

The platform has great and responsive features, which are even quite simple to customize. The overall quality of the InEight services is the best on any Construction or Engineering projects. The InEight deployment is wide and available through many different environments and is a very effective tool for project financial transactions management.
Martin Smith | 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

InEight

  • We were able to close Projects 15% faster than before
  • Time saved helped us do more testing before deploying the product into the live environment
  • Post deployment tracking was very easy as well
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

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

InEight

General

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

InEight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
InEight
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
InEight
6.4

Usability

ActiveCollab
InEight
8.2

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.1
InEight
8.5

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab
InEight
5.5

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