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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

Kanban Tool

6 Ratings

ActiveCollab

18 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

Kanban Tool

6 Ratings
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Score 6.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Overall, ActiveCollab is a great project management tool. If you're looking for a platform for your team to track their tasks, communicate with one another, share files, etc., then ActiveCollab is the exact right choice. It even allows you to invite external users to collaborate with (such as clients) and lets you set up custom visibility for them.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Kanban Tool
7.7
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Kanban Tool
9.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Kanban Tool
8.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Kanban Tool
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Kanban Tool
8.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Kanban Tool
7.0
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Kanban Tool
7.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Kanban Tool
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Kanban Tool
8.0
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Kanban Tool
6.0
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Kanban Tool
7.0
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Kanban Tool
7.8
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Kanban Tool
9.1
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Kanban Tool
8.3
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Kanban Tool
6.4

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Kanban Tool
7.2
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Kanban Tool
9.1
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
Kanban Tool
5.5
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Kanban Tool
7.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
Kanban Tool

Pros

  • Very nice interface for all user roles in the system.
  • Effective notification of pending tasks and optimal management of the equipment.
  • Organized work flow, productive tasks and correct execution.
  • Creation of filters to better locate artifacts for daily use.
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  • Kanban board is a great visual that shows every team member's projects and all the important information on a single page.
  • Kanban integrates well with JIRA to track and manage projects and quickly retrieve specific information on a project.
  • Kanban allows easy navigation with drag and drop features and smartly notifies the user of each action.
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Cons

  • It is confusing when a review is made, before buying the product.
  • It lacks animation and pleasant forms for the user.
  • Does not allow effective communication when activities are reported. Since it does not provide a direct message chat.
  • The reports that are generated are basic, they do not have personalization characteristics.
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  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Kanban Tool9.1
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.
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Usability

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Kanban Tool9.0
Based on 3 answers
It's good but has room for growth!
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Support

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Kanban Tool8.2
Based on 2 answers
Haven't directly worked with support but the couple of issues that I had were promptly responded to and functionality adjusted for our use.
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Alternatives Considered

Certainly, each of them has a particular advantage, which in the end makes it unique. ActiveCollab also belongs to a group of platforms created to be represented in particular, its way of project management is superior to JIRA or Trello. With this software, the work is more controlled and organized.
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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.
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Return on Investment

  • ActiveCollab allowed me to get rid of spreadsheets and physical reports that always take away a lot of time.
  • The automation of the management processes of the company is fantastic thanks to ActiveCollab.
  • The whole team has focused more on the execution of its activities.
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  • Kanban has helped both business and technology groups to meet project deadlines more often and on time.
  • Kanban has allowed the business to visually track and receive live updates on any project whereas before they had to schedule meetings and take the time to ask and understand all the details. Kanban provides all of this information and makes it accessible to all users.
  • Kanban has given project managers to easily monitor and manage projects and quickly retrieve any data related to a particular team's work-flow process.
  • Kanban has given technical users the ability to manage their own projects while communicating their progress and updates to their users and team leads or managers.
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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
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
5
$251
30
$992
60
$1993
Infinte
$2994
15
$495
1. 5 members per month
2. 30 members per month
3. 60 members per month
4. Infinite members per month
5. 15 members per month
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Kanban Tool

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Kanban Tool Editions & Modules
Kanban Tool
Additional Pricing Details