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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

Novatime

It does all aspects you need for timekeeping and PTO accruals. They also have back-end options to apply rules to applied breaks or PTO rollovers from year to year. The system is very complex, but at the same time, very simple to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

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

Novatime

  • User interface is great for administrators.
  • User experience has been really appreciated by our users (managers/supervisors).
  • User experience has also been really appreciated by our non-exempt employees when punching in and out.
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

Novatime

  • It can be very slow and delayed in punches.
  • It doesn't always capture everyone's punches immediately.
  • There are quite a few areas where you have to be mindful of saving it correctly otherwise the information is all lost and that can be frustrating for users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
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Novatime

Novatime 7.0
Based on 1 answer
On the employee's side of things, Novatime is pretty intuitive and fairly easy to use. All they have to do is either press a button to punch in or punch out. If they are entering in their hours, all they have to do is type in the number of hours per day.On the manager's side of things, Novatime is also fairly easy to use. It highlights in red any missed punches and in green any OT that the employee has. There are links on the homepage of the manager's page that will lead them to a list of all their employees' missed punches for a pay period and they can fix them all before payroll is due.Novatime becomes a bit more complicated on the administrator's side. The issues I have run into with Novatime normally come after updates/upgrades to their system. They have been getting better, but the administrator's side is still a bit clunky and takes a while to find what you are looking for. It is not as intuitive as the other sides and takes a bit of computer knowledge to figure it out.
Jennifer Steffens | 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

Novatime

Novatime 8.4
Based on 5 answers
The program itself can be customized in many different ways to meet the needs of the company/organization that it is working with. The charts/graphs on the new homepage are somewhat helpful and link to useful information. It has some really nice scheduling features that allow managers to see the difference between hours expected to work and actual hours worked as well as overtime, absences, and non-scheduled shifts. Processing payroll is quite simple. PTO request off is straightforward.
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

Novatime

The product is easy to use, and everyone picks up on it quickly. It is less expensive, and has more to offer than any other product I’ve found.
Adam Bander | 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

Novatime

  • We've had great positive impact from our employees and supervisors, who have been really appreciative of improvements over our last timekeeping system.
  • Less time has been spent in dealing with system issues/errors for timesheets, etc.
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

Novatime

General

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

Novatime Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Novatime
8.7

Usability

ActiveCollab
Novatime
7.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.1
Novatime
8.4

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