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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • ActiveCollab and LoadSpring are tied in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
7.4

LoadSpring

74%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 9/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%
7.5

LoadSpring

75%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 2/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • LoadSpring is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • ActiveCollab and LoadSpring are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
8.0

LoadSpring

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
8.0

LoadSpring

80%
2 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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LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.

LoadSpring is great for managing licenses so that a user who hasn't been utilizing the software can be placed inactive so the license isn't being occupied. Managing services and applications is great. You can easily change access through the management portion of the service. Uptime is also very good.
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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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LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.

  • Management of sessions.
  • Account/license management.
  • Reliability.
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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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LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.

  • Self-service account reactivation.
  • Integration of instructions on a per application level.
  • Built in linked help for companies using the software.
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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

LoadSpring

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

LoadSpring editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    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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    LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.

    LoadSpring support is very quick to respond. They have self-service for support which is great for quick fixes on the end-user side of things. They will respond with a good solution and if they need further assistance from an administrator, and they email them so they can assist the end-user with their issue.
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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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    LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.

    LoadSpring has a great up-time compared to our old hosting service. We haven't had many outages and very few issues while running our concurrent sessions. Automated license management has been great so our active licenses stay very low. I wasn't involved with the purchase and migration but I feel this was the better option.
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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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    LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.

    • Great license manager.
    • Has great up-time for hosting our application.
    • Self service account management is non-existent.
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