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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

LiquidPlanner

16 Ratings

ActiveCollab

18 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

LiquidPlanner

16 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

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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.












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LiquidPlanner

It is suited well if the whole company is on-board and if you take the time and effort to train everyone and to use LiquidPlanner as it was designed. Used in such a scenario, I think it could be a very effective project management and task tracking tool. If you have custom needs and need a solution that will bend to support almost any scenario, you might end up fighting with the system to get it to do what you want.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
LiquidPlanner
7.9
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
LiquidPlanner
7.1
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
LiquidPlanner
6.5
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
LiquidPlanner
9.0
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
LiquidPlanner
9.9
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
LiquidPlanner
3.1
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
LiquidPlanner
8.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
LiquidPlanner
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
LiquidPlanner
7.0

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
LiquidPlanner
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
LiquidPlanner
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
LiquidPlanner
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
LiquidPlanner
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
LiquidPlanner

Pros

  • 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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  • Ability to dynamically reprioritize work and immediately see the effect on all active projects (for example, if you put a deadline at risk because another project is dropped in and takes precedence).
  • Great transparency of entire project portfolio, since by default everything resides in a single workspace. Nobody can hide from missed deadlines; they're there for all to see.
  • Product is designed to be collaborative; everyone can easily update the status of their own tasks, capture conversations at a project or task level (reducing email overload), and attach documents from other services such as Box.
  • Great online help/support portal with lots of video tutorials and knowledge base articles.
  • Our dedicated customer success manager has been more than willing to help us in any way possible to improve our utilization of LiquidPlanner by sharing best practices, reviewing our workspace and making suggestions, etc. If you are willing to invest in LiquidPlanner, they are there to support you every step of the way.
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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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  • It was very difficult to have any overlap between tasks that needed to be worked on at the same time. The schedule would not allow it.
  • The task/milestone list was listed in order of priority as opposed to the order that you want them. It was difficult to see relatedness between tasks.
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Likelihood to Renew

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LiquidPlanner4.4
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I believe I'd see better results if mine was a larger organization. Scalability is the issue here, I'm not sure I'm getting as much out of it as I should.
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Usability

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LiquidPlanner10.0
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Easy to learn and utilize. Can export charts and reports for sharing with colleagues.
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Support

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LiquidPlanner3.0
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Support is the least impressive part of LiquidPlanner for me. Issues are resolved, but software bugs or suggested improvements are generally blown off or responded to condescendingly. This software updates more frequently than any other software we use, frequently during times we use the product (Saturday mornings). Often the updates result in aesthetic changes that seem pointless when there are bigger updates that would make using the product easier, which should be a higher priority.
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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MS Project was much more difficult to use for entering tasks. LiquidPlanner was more user-friendly.MS SharePoint was not used for Gantt charts, but really excelled in document and data sharing between different teams.
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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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  • Increased employee stakes in their tasks and responsibilities.
  • Easier to visualize project progress.
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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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LiquidPlanner

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
LiquidPlanner Editions & Modules
LiquidPlanner
Edition
Professional
$451
Enterprise
$691
1. 5-user minimum
Additional Pricing Details