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Score 8.5 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

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit excels in any scenario where you need to visualize and organize work to be done. You can feasible even use it as a personal to-do application. We use it as a way to keep track of our current topics in management meetings as well as a Scrumban implementation of project management.However, when processes and work is very file- and data-heavy, using Planview LeanKit is less appropriate as there's just not way of doing a sensible file management.
Daniel Schleusener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
8.0
Planview LeanKit
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
Planview LeanKit
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Planview LeanKit
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
Planview LeanKit
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Planview LeanKit
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Planview LeanKit
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
Planview LeanKit
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
Planview LeanKit
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Planview LeanKit
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
Planview LeanKit
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Planview LeanKit
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.8
Planview LeanKit
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
Planview LeanKit
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Planview LeanKit
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Planview LeanKit

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
Planview LeanKit
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
Planview LeanKit
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
Planview LeanKit
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Planview LeanKit
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
Planview LeanKit

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

Planview LeanKit

  • Ability to color code cards based on type, giving better visibility to the variety of tasks a team handles
  • Ability to set deadline dates and have those dates easily visible
  • Flexibility in design the kanban board. It is easy to add a lane or make a change on the fly. Work doesn't have to stop and a long process created to make simple layout changes.
  • Movement of cards is easy as well as the ability to connect cards to show dependencies.
Anonymous | 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

Planview LeanKit

  • The formatting of what they call "cards" could be better. They can be clunky if you have a lot of text in just one.
  • Needs better support for media, attachments.
  • Not the most pretty interface in my opinion, though it works.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.6
Based on 3 answers
Perfect tool to manage requirement backlog
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.3
Based on 4 answers
LeanKit isn't the best designed Kanban system I've seen, but overall it's pretty usable. The boards I've used are pretty complex, so it can be difficult to find things. I found that searching and filtering for specific cards was somewhat of a challenge. Dragging a card from one lane to another is kind of a fun way to get things done though.
Nate Dillon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Very minimal outages
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Never experienced major slowness
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.1
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

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It solves all our needs at this time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.6
Based on 5 answers
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

Planview LeanKit

I think that LeanKit is very similar to Asana's Kanban feature and Trello, but is much less sleek looking than Asana. Asana's clean and sleek UI makes me enjoy project management much more than LeanKit. It might sound silly that the UI makes so much of a difference to me, but it really does. Trello is also sleeker than LeanKit, but I still prefer Asana because it has more customization options and a better interface. We are actually going to look into switching to ClickUp because we wanted something with a better UI. ClickUp seems to have a great UI with a lot of customization options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Good use cases for small/large teams
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

Planview LeanKit

  • Our team meetings are more direct and quick to get through thanks to the better visibility of the workload
  • Easily being able to move cards between team lanes gives instant visibility to where the responsibility for the next step is needed.
Anonymous | 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

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

Planview LeanKit

General

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

Planview LeanKit Editions & Modules

Edition
Teams$191
Scaled Teams$291
CustomContact Sales for Quote1
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
All editions include unlimited boards. For more details on the different editions, please check out https://www.planview.com/products-solutions/products/leankit/leankit-pricing/

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Planview LeanKit
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
Planview LeanKit
7.6

Usability

ActiveCollab
Planview LeanKit
8.3

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab
Planview LeanKit
8.4

Performance

ActiveCollab
Planview LeanKit
8.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.1
Planview LeanKit
10.0

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab
Planview LeanKit
7.6

Scalability

ActiveCollab
Planview LeanKit
8.0

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