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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.












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MindManager

MindManager is well suited for project management for someone who is juggling multiple tasks. It allows for visual organization, status checks, and attachments of pertinent files to specific tasks for easier accessibility. MindManager maps can also be shared with other people who have MindManager, allowing for collaboration within a group or company.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
MindManager
7.2
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
MindManager
8.8
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
MindManager
8.3
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
MindManager
6.0
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
MindManager
6.2
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
MindManager
6.5
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
MindManager
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
MindManager
9.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
MindManager
9.1
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
MindManager
7.4
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
MindManager
5.9
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
MindManager
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
MindManager
7.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
MindManager
3.9
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
MindManager
5.5

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
MindManager
2.7
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
MindManager
3.0
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
MindManager
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
MindManager
4.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
MindManager
1.0

Pros

  • Daily notifications to the mail about upcoming tasks and expired, if any.
  • Preparation of financial reports and tasks for specific projects. You can form for individual tasks, employees and other criteria.
  • The availability of the gantt chart greatly simplifies the process of building the project, as it is an effective tool that helps to see the order of tasks to be performed.
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  • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure. It is easy and fast. Then, using the Gantt Pro tool, one can manage the project and assign resources and dates to work packages.
  • MindManager's drag and drop functionality offers the possibility of combining multiple projects into one program and can even help you perform resource leveling across multiple projects.
  • Stakeholder Management. MindManager has many built-in templates but one I like to use if the Stakeholder identification template. It makes identifying, classifying, and managing stakeholders as easy as it gets.
  • Brainstorming. There is nothing as convenient as a mind map tool for simple brainstorming of ideas. Mindmanager excels at this.
  • Turning a map into a written document. I used MindManager to brainstorm, plan and compose an entire white paper, complete with graphics. Then, all I had to do was export the document to MS Word. Formatting was all taken care of.
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Cons

  • Search functionality - The search functionality is not so promising and I'm unable to find the tasks/items that I need even though I use the keywords that are in the ticket/comments -- Definitely something that needs to be improved.
  • No snooze functionality for tasks - If you work on multiple projects and deal with large number of tasks/tickets then things can get messy in your "workspace." An easy feature that can resolve this is to add snooze functionality. That way users can snooze tasks and optimize their workspace until when they really need to work on the task.
  • No ability to color code tasks - I'm a visual person and deal with a large number of tasks on ActiveCollab. Seeing my huge pile of tasks in the same color makes me lose track of things and slows me down. It would be very helpful for me if task color coding was added to Active Collab -- I'm sure there are others out there who benefit from this feature, too!
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  • If it had a more comprehensive project management capability that allowed for a complete replacement of MS Project, that would be great.
  • Better integration with Evernote; my other productivity tool.
  • Updates to the old cloud-based Mindjet Files feature at vision.mindjet.com that I first purchased in 2012 would be greatly appreciated. If I am using a client's computer without MindManager, I want to be able to access and render newer format files seamlessly. This would involved continued support for Flash Player, but I think it is warranted.
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Likelihood to Renew

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MindManager10.0
Based on 18 answers
I like the product. It is easy to use and a big plus in meetings where we are gathering thoughts and ideas
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Usability

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MindManager8.2
Based on 4 answers
One of the best software programs ever. Always my go-to program for most things.
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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I have experimented with multiple products over the years including open source applications, web-based applications, mobile devices and a range of trial software. I don't bother anymore and while MindManager meets my requirements, I don't see any need to stray from my 'go to' application. The fact that I don't need to think about how to use the application while I'm 'thinking' is important as it allows me to be in the creative and open zone. The last thing I need is the focus to be on the application and not the matter at hand.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • MindManager is a tool to create clarity, understanding and visibility in anything. As it can be used so early in the process, it is not always easy to directly attribute the benefits to the the application itself. However, it is a sure way to turn chaos into order in a structured way.
  • Not easy to put a value on the ability to convey information more effectively, to drive adoption and engagement initially then monitoring and execution subsequently. It won't create a great strategy but using it as a tool to assist makes it so much easier.
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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
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
5
$251
30
$992
60
$1993
Infinte
$2994
15
$495
1. 5 members per month
2. 30 members per month
3. 60 members per month
4. Infinite members per month
5. 15 members per month
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MindManager

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
MindManager Editions & Modules
MindManager
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MindManager More Information