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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Nifty ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
9.7

Nifty

97%
Nifty ranks higher in 13/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
8.6
86%
3 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%
9.4

Nifty

94%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 2/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Nifty is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
8.9

Nifty

89%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings

Nifty

N/A
0 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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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
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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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Nifty

  • An overview of project timelines and milestones.
  • One-on-one or group conversations.
  • Tracking the status of projects and tasks.
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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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Nifty

  • Time Expense could be improved since we cannot edit the previous/past time logs entered.
  • Lacks expense management and Purchase order management functionality
  • Newest product updates are not always stable and I had to reach Nifty's support team a couple of times in the past to fix the issues with new updates e.g. our document management and meeting integrations had to be re-authorized
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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

Nifty

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Nifty editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $89/mo

    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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    Nifty

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Nifty

    There's no comparison. Nifty does what all of these do all in one place (with the exception of Slack's community aspect with hashtagging - not sure if Nifty can do this, never tried) Nifty even has the ability to import directly from many other platforms - I've personally imported projects from Trello and Asana, saving tons of time in migration.
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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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    Nifty

    • Consistent communications.
    • Staying on project schedule.
    • Aligned projects with business strategies.
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