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34 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.4

    ActiveCollab

    74%

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    8.8
    88%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    6.3
    63%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    3.0
    30%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    9.9
    99%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    8.8
    88%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    5.9
    59%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    7.5

    ActiveCollab

    75%

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    6.9
    69%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    6.9
    69%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    7.9
    79%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    70%
    Meta4 PeopleNet ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Payroll Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.2

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    62%
    Meta4 PeopleNet ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Leave and Attendance Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.3

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    63%
    Meta4 PeopleNet ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Employee Self Service

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    72%
    Meta4 PeopleNet ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Employee recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    70%
    Meta4 PeopleNet ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Onboarding

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    90%
    Meta4 PeopleNet ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Performance and Goals

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    90%
    Meta4 PeopleNet ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Performance Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    90%
    Meta4 PeopleNet ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Succession Planning

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    90%
    Meta4 PeopleNet ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Candidate ranking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Candidate search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Candidate development

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Recruiting / ATS

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    90%
    Meta4 PeopleNet ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Meta4 PeopleNet is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    ActiveCollab

    80%
    12 Ratings
    9.0

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.1

    ActiveCollab

    71%
    6 Ratings
    9.0

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    90%
    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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    Cegid

    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.
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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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    Cegid

    • 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.
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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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    Cegid

    • 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.
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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

    Meta4 PeopleNet

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Meta4 PeopleNet 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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      Cegid

      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.
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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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      Cegid

      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
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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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      Cegid

      • 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.
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