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Score 9.3 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

Nifty

I've found myself recommending Nifty to other business owners as well as for personal use. I've personally found it to be invaluable when it comes to:
  • Daily / Weekly / Monthly / Quarterly recurring tasks
  • Creating templates for company processes such as new product creation, marketing strategy, on-boarding, quarterly goals, content management
  • Having forms zapped into a new task from multiple locations ensuring they're never overlooked
  • Having clear milestones and timelines for projects
  • Communicating on projects, tasks, and just in general
  • Assigning different components of projects to different people
  • Creating prior requirements that must be completed before completing the task
Ashlie Pappas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
Nifty
9.4
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
Nifty
9.2
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Nifty
9.6
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
Nifty
9.6
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Nifty
9.6
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Nifty
9.6
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
Nifty
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
Nifty
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Nifty
9.6
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
Nifty
9.8
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Nifty
9.2
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.7
Nifty
9.0
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
Nifty
8.8
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Nifty
9.0
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Nifty
9.5

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
Nifty
9.1
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
Nifty
8.7
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
Nifty
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Nifty
9.5
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
Nifty

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

Nifty

  • Time & expense tracking
  • Task and issue management
  • Direct messaging
  • Collaboration on documents
Toby Bottin | 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

Nifty

  • Nifty's private chat feature doesn’t work well.
  • Its interface is complex most specifically for beginners.
Wiliam Alifie-Joise | 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

Nifty

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Nifty

We've tried several project management tools and most of them lacked the features we exactly needed. Jira was the last we tested and it was complicated to handle as projects grew bigger. Nifty is structured well and has major features that can handle big projects and does well in keeping track of current and past projects. The whole team loves Nifty
Candace Mitchell | 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

Nifty

  • Improvised the overall project management, task tracking across business lines where we introduced Nifty replacing the previous PM platform
  • Increase efficiency of our team
  • Better integrated with our tech stack including email and meeting apps - easier to collaborate and have logs of everything at one place.
Darshil S | 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

Nifty

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$89/mo*

* simple flat-rate pricing

Nifty Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Nifty
9.2

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
Nifty

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