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Score 8 out of 100

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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.












Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

I think its great for short internal meetings and internal work. Desktop sharing ect. The chat is also really well done and works very well. We have not had any failures that has caused issues. It also great for adhoc groups and trouble shooting in our case it allows us to easily split off with cross functional groups to discuss issues without cluttering up a larger conversation. We also like that it is linked to our Active Directory information in Azure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
8.0
Microsoft Teams
7.9
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
Microsoft Teams
8.1
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Microsoft Teams
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
Microsoft Teams
7.5
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Microsoft Teams
7.5
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
Microsoft Teams
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
Microsoft Teams
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Microsoft Teams
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
Microsoft Teams
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Microsoft Teams
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.8
Microsoft Teams
8.8
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
Microsoft Teams
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Microsoft Teams
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Microsoft Teams
Search
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Visual planning tools
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
7.3

Professional Services Automation

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

Communication

ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
8.2
Chat
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
8.8
Notifications
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Discussions
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
8.7
Surveys
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Internal knowledgebase
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
7.6
Integrates with GoToMeeting
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
7.6
Integrates with Outlook
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
9.3

File Sharing & Management

ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Versioning
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
8.5
Video files
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
8.5
Audio files
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Document collaboration
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Access control
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Advanced security features
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
8.7
Integrates with Google Drive
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
7.9
Device sync
ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
8.4

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

Microsoft Teams

  • It has a presentation mode, video recording, and the recordings, as well as the transcripts, are stored in the cloud.
  • Microsoft Teams is simple to set up and manage. Excellent quality for video and phone calls.
  • I also like how it connects to Outlook so you can view your calendar there.
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

Microsoft Teams

  • The Chat Room - sometimes it's hard to find. The room sometimes seems disconnected from the meeting you are in. I like that it archives them, but it can be hard to find things in an archived chat room.
  • Cameras / Microphones - I wish it was more flexible in the kinds of cameras you can use. I'd love it you could include multiple cameras or to include video overlays more easily.
  • Scheduling outside your organization - Yes, I know you can just email someone to add them, but it doesn't work with Outlook and sometimes, the meeting doesn't get added to their calendar.
Hans Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Microsoft Teams has really shown how it can assist in this current environment but even without so, it is valuable as a tool to connect with individuals and collaborate on conference schedules.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.1
Based on 28 answers
While the overall offer of Microsoft Teams is compelling, the whole organisation and UI has quite some confusing edges. There is a mixture of desktop apps, web apps and web apps displayed inside the desktop apps. Moreover, the CPU usage of some of the Microsoft Teams components are dreadful (e.g., OneDrive for Business is the highest CPU-consumer, even above 3D and video software). Somehow, the mixture of development approaches does not provide a really coherent view. As Microsoft Teams also incorporates the Planner, OneDrive, OneNote and Sharepoint toolsets, it doen't help that they all have different interfaces and that navigation between them is confusing. Files in OneDrive, versus Sharepoint online versus files inside a team files folder seem to be disjunct. Opening a Word file from the locally synced OneDrive does not present the same syncing experience as opening the same file via Microsoft Teams into the Desktop app. And occasional sync problems don't help either. That said, collaboratively editing MS Office files has improved a lot and is (almost) comparable to collaboratively editing Google documents. Almost.
Stefan Boeykens | 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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.4
Based on 126 answers
I honestly have not used the support function for Teams much at all. The one issue I've had is when our organization implemented Duo two-factor authentication. When I tried to load Microsoft Teams, it would repeatedly send me Duo push notifications and never actually log me in. So I was forced to use the Teams web app instead of the desktop application. Our IT support team helped me with this issue but it required completely resetting my Teams account, and then the issue came back after a while. So I was not satisfied with the result. I don't know if the issue has more to do with Duo, or Teams, or our IT department's attempt at integrating the two through Active Directory, but either way it left a bad taste in my mouth.
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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has a survey or research feature, which is a significant source of data collection in the company. Also, Microsoft Teams integrates with different programs, and this brings efficiency and perfection in its role. Finally, there is the search and filtering feature from Microsoft Teams, which ensures no loss of data or time spent when looking for them.
Jessica Bwire | 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

Microsoft Teams

  • A positive impact has been in having to save time for IT staff from not having to deploy other collaboration tools, since Teams is an all-in-one collaboration tool.
  • Another positive impact has been in the ability to set permissions for different user groups. This helps to keep things more secure overall.
  • One negative impact has been in the extra time it has taken to try and get users up to speed with using the platform. More formal training is required.
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

Microsoft Teams

General

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

Microsoft Teams Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.001
Microsoft 365 Business Basic$5.001
Microsoft 365 Business Standard$12.501
Office 365 E3$20.001
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for non profit organizations.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Microsoft Teams
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
10.0

Usability

ActiveCollab
Microsoft Teams
7.1

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.1
Microsoft Teams
7.4

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