ActiveCollab vs. Keka HR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCollab
Score 4.4 out of 10
N/A
Active Collab is a project management solution built around features such as task management, collaboration, time tracking, and invoicing.
$8
per member/per month
Keka HR
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Keka HR is an HR & Payroll Management System. The vendor states that Keka's architecture has reshaped employee experience and adaptability in India, and further state that with all HR functionality under 1 umbrella, Keka has made a huge dent in the HRMS ecosystem. Key Features: Payroll management system Attendance & Leave management Applicant Tracking System Performance Management System Timesheet Travel & Expense…N/A
Pricing
ActiveCollabKeka HR
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$8
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabKeka HR
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingOptional
Additional Details
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Features
ActiveCollabKeka HR
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.7
13 Ratings
68% below category average
Keka HR
-
Ratings
Task Management5.912 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access1.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
5.7
8 Ratings
26% below category average
Keka HR
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
Keka HR
9.3
5 Ratings
12% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.75 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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ActiveCollabKeka HR
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabKeka HR
Likelihood to Recommend
3.7
(13 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabKeka HR
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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Keka HR
Specific Scenarios Where Keka HR Excels:1. Mid-sized Businesses with Diverse HR Needs 2. Organizations Emphasizing User-Friendly Interfaces. 3. Companies Emphasizing Employee Directory and Communication. Scenarios Where Keka HR Can Improve: 1. Advanced Reporting and Analytics Needs. 2. Highly Specialized Industry Requirements.In conclusion, Keka HR is a strong choice for mid-sized businesses with a range of HR needs, especially those valuing user-friendly interfaces. While it may not be the optimal fit for organizations with advanced reporting demands or mobile-centric operations, its overall performance makes it a recommendable solution for many HR management scenarios.
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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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Keka HR
  • Salary
  • Leaves and Attendance
  • Expenses and Travel
  • Manage Tax
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Cons
ActiveCollab
  • It isn't possible to set members of staff as part time, so if someone is unavailable on certain days you must manually enter them as OOO every single day that they are not in, that other teammates work. Hours also can't be edited individually - everyone is treated as working the same hours in a day, rendering capacity planner useless for flexi working teams
  • Subtasks cannot be assigned their own hours and deadlines, meaning the To Do list view can't be seen in actual date order and capacity planner does not reflect all time allocated to an individual's schedule unless every task is set up as a separate task rather than subtask
  • There is no way to see all tasks of a certain type across multiple campaigns (e.g all copywriting tasks vs all technical tasks) - support team suggested exporting data and making spreadsheets
  • Kanban view isn't available for people's own task lists ('board' view here shows a list)
  • Not possible to have one task be assigned to more than one person
  • Notifications are not sent when tasks are updated, so you have to leave comments and tag people each time
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Keka HR
  • Keka HR can add more features for employees, like alerts
  • Keka HR can improve tracking dashboard by adding charts
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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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Keka HR
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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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Keka HR
Rippling has a complex user interface and someone needs to guide me to get acquainted with the usage of the portal daily unlike Keka HR it's really clear for what purpose we need to use the portal to make maximum use of it. It has more market range but Keka HR stole my heart by simplifying my work.
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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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Keka HR
  • Salary and Tax Management is made easy for employee
  • Team Management and Team Performance can be tracked
  • Accurate in Payroll Processing
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ScreenShots

ActiveCollab Screenshots

Screenshot of the dashboard with an overview of projects.Screenshot of multiple task views currently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks.Screenshot of Overview of all recent activity.Screenshot of Calendar view with task dependencies.Screenshot of Permission settings (owner, member, client, client+).Screenshot of List of available Add-ons.

Keka HR Screenshots

Screenshot of Leave DashboardScreenshot of Attendance & Time tracking dashboardScreenshot of Keka Dashboard