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Score 7.6 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
9.0
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
7.0
Kanban Tool
6.4

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.2
Kanban Tool
7.2
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
Kanban Tool
9.1
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.5
Kanban Tool
5.5
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Kanban Tool
7.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.0
Kanban Tool

Pros

  • Project Management - Makes it very efficient to manage projects using Gantt Charts, daily email reports and custom reports!
  • Collaboration - Allows to collaborate with team members, tag them in tasks, send files/attachments.
  • Task delegation - With just 2 clicks you can delegate tasks to other team members/users.
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  • Ability to add 'cards' which track bugs, tasks, etc.
  • User can change the look of the cards (colors). Can change priority, Who the card is assigned to, Card Type, and many other customizations.
  • User is able to add attachments and links to a card.
  • User is able to add comments and track card history.
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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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  • Search functionality needs some improvement.
  • Would be nice: ability to send a notification to selected people when a card is created/opened.
  • Unable to sort cards - change their order visually.
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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
There are areas that can be made better, but overall my and my team's experience has been fantastic.
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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

ActiveCollab has all the functions that are in these services, unlike them. Not everywhere there is a diagram of gantt. And somewhere the interface is very rewarded and in general looks obsolete.
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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

  • 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!).
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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
$6.25*
1.  per member, per month, annual billing
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually
6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually
$21
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly
2.52
Member monthly
$72
1. per member, per month, annual billing
2. per member, per month, monthly billing
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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