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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ActiveCollab ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management
  • Kanbanchi for G Suite ranks higher in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
7.3

Kanbanchi for G Suite

73%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 8/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%
8.0

Kanbanchi for G Suite

80%
Kanbanchi for G Suite ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Kanbanchi for G Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
10.0

Kanbanchi for G Suite

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings

Kanbanchi for G Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Scenarios where ActiveCollab works well 1) 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 etc Scenarios where ActiveCollab did not work well 1) 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 invoicing 3) It did not work well for larger teams 4) Search option is not very detailed & you may end up wasting lot of time searching one particular bug or issue.












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Kanbanchi

  • If you need transparency around your workloads the product is great as it is easy to use and visually tells a story.
  • It is ideal for SCRUM management as it plays into the ideas of Sprint
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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.
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Kanbanchi

  • Great for supporting SCRUM as part of Agile deliveries. We use the ToDo, Doing and Done and build GANNT charts to facilitate resource planning.
  • We use it at a department level to manage workloads and help staff know what work is waiting for them and the relative priority.
  • We have deployed it across the organisation and also work with suppliers and offshore development teams to coordinate activities.
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Cons

ActiveCollab

  • Does not maintain default categories for tasks
  • Makes information difficult to share with others not on AC
  • Relies on other people to track their time correctly in categories for estimates
  • Mobile app is very hard to use and not user-friendly if you are working with multiple projects
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Kanbanchi

  • Occasionally hangs at login but this may be to do with our authentication service.
  • It would be nice when grouping cards together if there was an option to lay them over each other in a fan arrangement.
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Pricing Details

ActiveCollab

Starting Price

$7 per member/per month

Editions & Modules

ActiveCollab editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.002

Footnotes

  1. license
  2. per member/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional $6.25

Additional Details

Kanbanchi for G Suite

Starting Price

$0 per user

Editions & Modules

Kanbanchi for G Suite editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Starter7.951
Professional19.972
Enterprisecustom3

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

We have not required support for ActiveCollab as it works pretty seamlessly. We didn't have any issues with using the platform or with any billing issues. The self-service aspect of the platform is robust and easy to navigate so we have not encountered any errors that required assistance from the support team.
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Kanbanchi

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab is easier to use and simpler in its setup. It has the right mix of features and simplicity. It's also project-oriented which is important for our workflow. Other tools are often too task-oriented, making it hard to track projects. Overall, ActiveCollab has a great mix of simplicity with good features.
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Kanbanchi

We have used MS Project previously but ended up doing things in spreadsheets so KanBanchi has bridged this gap for us
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Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • 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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Kanbanchi

  • We have seen great value in our planning for Agile deliveries especially when applying it to SCRUM.
  • Using the product we have found it quickly surfaces resource constraints and blockers when planning for projects.
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