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Score 8.2 out of 100

Microsoft Teams

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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
8.0

Microsoft Teams

80%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 11/16 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
8.1
81%
120 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
7.1
71%
62 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
8.8
88%
132 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
81 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
8.9
89%
153 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

Search

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
140 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
99 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%

Microsoft Teams

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

Communication

ActiveCollab

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

Microsoft Teams

84%
Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 8/8 features

Chat

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
167 Ratings

Notifications

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
165 Ratings

Discussions

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
155 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
88 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
100 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
48 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
44 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
147 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

ActiveCollab

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

Microsoft Teams

83%
Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 8/8 features

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
106 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
133 Ratings

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
135 Ratings

Document collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
142 Ratings

Access control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
127 Ratings

Advanced security features

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
99 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
51 Ratings

Device sync

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
106 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft Teams is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
8.6

Microsoft Teams

86%
247 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

Microsoft Teams

96%
8 Ratings

Usability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Microsoft Teams

82%
54 Ratings

Availability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft Teams

90%
1 Rating

Performance

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Microsoft Teams

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
8.1

Microsoft Teams

81%
195 Ratings

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Teams

100%
1 Rating

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7

Microsoft Teams

57%
7 Ratings

Product Scalability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Teams

100%
1 Rating

Professional Services

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Microsoft Teams

64%
7 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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Microsoft

Our entire company has been able to communicate via Microsoft Teams for large company meetings and use video to connect with each other. We've held large team meetings as well where everyone joins in with video to be able to see each others' faces from time to time since we're all now 100% remote. Microsoft Teams is an excellent communication tool between myself and my employees. The one thing I'd say that is a drawback is that my team member and I had a personal conversation and an IT person was able to view and even share our conversation with other bosses. I thought this was inappropriate and I wish there would be a way to be "alerted" when someone is spying in on your conversations!
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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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Microsoft

  • Video calls are great with Microsoft Teams. They've made big improvements over the last year and I rarely have issue with getting on. It's nice when things just work.
  • The most used functionality is, of course, the chat feature. It does what it's supposed to do and you can create chat groups from whoever you'd like. We use it a lot when there is a special project and a team from various groups get together for a short period of time to get things done.
  • An overlooked function is the ability to search anything within Microsoft Teams. Any photo, document, or chat can be searched and found pretty easily. I can't tell you how many times this has saved me from having to rewrite something or start over.
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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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  • Found a bug where Microsoft Teams suddenly drops during an ongoing call even if there is no network issue from either end
  • Screen sharing is also buggy. When we share our desktop screen on MS Teams the taskbar disappears and it's difficult to navigate through apps.
  • There is a limit to PIN 15 chats a favourites. This count should be increased.
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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

Microsoft Teams

Starting Price

$5 per month

Editions & Modules

Microsoft Teams editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Free$0.001
Microsoft 365 Business Basic$5.002
Microsoft 365 Business Standard$12.503
Office 365 E3$20.004

Footnotes

  1. per user/per month
  2. per user/per month
  3. per user/per month
  4. per user/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Discounts are available for non profit organizations.

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

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Microsoft

Microsoft Teams is included with our Office 365 subscription and we have no intention of migrating off of Office 365 and Microsoft products. Since Microsoft Teams is included for free with our Office 365 subscription, and since we enjoy all the features, benefits, and functionality, there is no question that our team will continue to use the product
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Usability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

The overall functionality of the product is incredible in that it provides a one-stop solution for organization and communication. The product is also very well integrated into Microsoft Outlook and other Office apps. Visually pleasing and very easy to use interface. New features are constantly being added to enhance the user experience.
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Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

Rare, but outages do happen
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Performance

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

Sometimes about once a week I get a message that says "Sorry, there seems to be something wrong". But it goes away in a few minutes.
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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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Microsoft

I think Microsoft Team is overall good application for communication, track Project work inter the teams and also intra teams. I have 7 out of 10 because it needs improvements in certain features like video sharing call, call drop, audio quality and connecting problems even after having good internet connection.
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Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

I find everything I need for my day-to-day work.
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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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Microsoft

I enjoy Teams better than Lync/Skype for Business, but I enjoy Slack the most for inter-company communication and UI/UX convenience. The learning curve for Slack is very small and it has a casual atmosphere that would engage the employees in a more fun and welcoming manner than a stark and professional background of Teams.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

Honestly, this tool is worth every penny. Yes, it's not free and you pay for the quality of services and the license. But the ROI and the benefits are all there. Also, the renewal, negotiation, and contract terms are all very well explained by our Microsoft account manager, and she's a charm.
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Scalability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

It does not appear to have a limit to how many teams and employees we can have using it
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Professional Services

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

I used Skype for Business to take calls, hold conferences, and provide remote assistance to users. Microsoft Teams, on the other hand, is superior to Skype for Business in my opinion. My job entails a lot of screen sharing.
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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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Microsoft

  • I think it has allowed us to leverage our Office365 more effectivly since all of the apps are synced together.
  • It has really allowed us transition away from more formal webex meetings and have a more free flow conversation.
  • It also gives us a more direct line to our manager if we need there input they can easily join our team chat.
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