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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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

Kanban Tool

Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
Kanban Tool
8.4
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
Kanban Tool
9.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Kanban Tool
8.7
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
Kanban Tool
8.6
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Kanban Tool
8.3
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Kanban Tool
5.7
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
Kanban Tool
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
Kanban Tool
9.6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Kanban Tool
9.3
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
Kanban Tool
8.6
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Kanban Tool
7.9
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.7
Kanban Tool
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
Kanban Tool
8.2
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Kanban Tool
8.9
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Kanban Tool
8.2

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
Kanban Tool
9.8
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
Kanban Tool
10.0
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
Kanban Tool
10.0
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Kanban Tool
10.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
Kanban Tool
9.0

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

Kanban Tool

  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
Chris Carpenter | 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

Kanban Tool

  • Some of the boards we have could do with more than 22 card colors, although it is enough for most projects.
  • Really looking forward to the iOS application, which is said to be coming in 2015.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.2
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

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 7.4
Based on 5 answers
This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
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

Kanban Tool

Kanban is superior to Scrum and AGILE because it can visually organize all your projects and data into one board. Kanban integrates with JIRA which digs deeper into the project data when it is needed. By integrating Kanban with JIRA, you don't need any other tool for project management that is effective for both the business and the development teams. Kanban is recommended for any user groups who wish to increase their efficiency to deliver products, transparency for all users and on-time productivity.
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

Kanban Tool

  • We have been able to track projects much more efficiently
  • We have had less missed deadlines as we can see where a project is in the workflow
Care Bach Gerland | 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$999.001
  1. license
SaaS Edition
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.001
  1. per member/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

General

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

Kanban Tool Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Kanban Tool
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
Kanban Tool
9.1

Usability

ActiveCollab
Kanban Tool
6.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
Kanban Tool
7.4

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab
Kanban Tool
8.2

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