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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.7 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

Meta4 PeopleNet

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR is a very powerful HR tool with abundant features that could fulfill pretty much all the HR needs of a small to medium sized organization. It might be an overkill for very small businesses with less than 20 employees as its really geared towards larger organizations. It offers powerful tools to performance reviews as well as employee HR management tasks. One interesting feature is the ability for employees to perform self administrative tasks through the software which allows some automation of tasks. On the other hand, the program can be so feature rich that require an advanced user with data analytic skills to fully utility. Companies that use the software will need to have at least one manager procure training before utilizing its full range of features.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
Meta4 PeopleNet
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
Meta4 PeopleNet
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
Meta4 PeopleNet
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Meta4 PeopleNet
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
Meta4 PeopleNet
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
Meta4 PeopleNet
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Meta4 PeopleNet
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
Meta4 PeopleNet
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Meta4 PeopleNet
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.7
Meta4 PeopleNet
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
Meta4 PeopleNet
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Meta4 PeopleNet
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Meta4 PeopleNet

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
Meta4 PeopleNet
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
Meta4 PeopleNet
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
Meta4 PeopleNet
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Meta4 PeopleNet
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
Meta4 PeopleNet

Human Resource Management

ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Employee demographic data
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Employment history
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Job profiles and administration
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Organizational charting
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Organization and location management
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0

Payroll Management

ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.2
Pay calculation
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
5.0
Benefit plan administration
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.0
Direct deposit files
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Reimbursement management
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
6.3
Approval workflow
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Balance details
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
5.0

Employee Self Service

ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
8.0
Update personal information
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
8.0
View company policy documentation
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Employee recognition
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
5.0
View job history
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
8.0

HR Reporting

ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Report builder
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Pre-built reports
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
7.0

Onboarding

ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
New hire portal
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Manager tracking tools
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Performance and Goals

ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Corporate goal setting
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Individual goal setting
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Performance tracking
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Performance Management

ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Performance plans
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Performance improvement plans
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Review status tracking
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Review reminders
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Multiple review frequency
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Succession Planning

ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Create succession plans/pools
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Candidate ranking
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Candidate search
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Candidate development
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Recruiting / ATS

ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Job Requisition Management
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Company Website Posting
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Publish to Social Media
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Applicant Tracking
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
ActiveCollab
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

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

Meta4 PeopleNet

  • Clean and easy navigation: it is very user-friendly and compared to other solutions I have utilized, there is a clear difference on how information is displayed and also ease of navigation and speed of response of the platform.
  • All modules are really integrated and it is so much power when there is a correlation between say the data displayed in Talent Management and the info seen on the C&B module for example from a performance and compensation perspective, visualizing info and being able to analyze it easier for decision making.
  • Customizable, in our case, we use the solution and enjoy the multiple benefits and efficiencies due to how data is organized and presented and the same time we have the advantage that the user interface is all customized to our own corporate brand/look and feel, color palette and graphical line.
Allan Morales | 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

Meta4 PeopleNet

  • Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR can be a bit overwhelming for light users with limited experience.
  • The performance review features are extensive and require a highly skilled manager that work with data analytics
  • The program is not quite as strong in its recruitment features as other software offerings.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.2
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

Meta4 PeopleNet

Meta4 PeopleNet 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It is excellent support so far, during implementation and also while live, the only reason why I am giving a 9 is because in some cases we could have had a quicker response or solution, but so far this doesn't look like an issue at all, and the vendor has been making sure we have what we need.
Allan Morales | 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

Meta4 PeopleNet

Meta4 PeopleNet Core HR really shines as a flexible product capable of evolving with an organization's changing needs. Its robust features, cloud based architecture, and performance analysis help push the product ahead of some of its competitors. While not perfect, the software offers in-depth performance review functions and data analysis tools that show performance trends. With its self administrative tools, employees can help manage their own information, reducing workload for HR managers
Bruce Emmerling | 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

Meta4 PeopleNet

  • We now have a tool which is a single solution and connects our employee information for 5 countries and 30K + employees, a single source, talk about efficiency.
  • This is a big step in Digital Transformation, reducing times to complete several processes and also the use of paper forms.
  • Definitely, savings related to the number of solutions software wise that is now integrated and scalable with meta4 PeopleNet Talent Management.
Allan Morales | 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*

* per member, per month, annual billing

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

Meta4 PeopleNet

General

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

Meta4 PeopleNet Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
Meta4 PeopleNet
9.0

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