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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ActiveCollab ranks higher in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation
  • OmniFocus ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
7.9

OmniFocus

79%
OmniFocus ranks higher in 9/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
10.0
100%
12 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
7 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
9.9
99%
10 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
4.0
40%
5 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
5.0
50%
7 Ratings

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
9.9
99%
12 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%
2.7

OmniFocus

27%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
10.0

OmniFocus

100%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

OmniFocus

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
9.1

OmniFocus

91%
6 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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The Omni Group

1) Great for managing your work and personal activities. 2) One of the best implementations of the Getting Things Done method. 3) Not really suited for collaborative work management; OmniFocus is managed on a per-user basis so you can't share/assign tasks.
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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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The Omni Group

  • Ease of viewing your projects at a high-level.
  • Ease of viewing what tasks need to be done at the present moment and the sorting of those tasks by availability, due date, start date, needed resources, and project.
  • The visual interface is really nice to work with, the UX/UI is intelligent and intuitive.
  • It's the most extensible software I've used. There is a community of people that publish compatible scripts for Omnifocus at no charge.
  • The code is robust and I've almost never had a bug or a glitch that resulted in issues.
  • The software syncs in the cloud between MacOS and iOS seamlessly and faster than other To-Do software. The sync aspect is available free of charge.
  • The development team at Omnifocus is on top of bugs and they have been adding releases regularly to increase functionality and performance.
  • While OmniFocus adheres to the GTD (Getting things done) principles, it can be used in almost any manner and you aren't stuck with just that methodology.
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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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The Omni Group

  • I would really like to see graphic presentations of how I allocate my time, what categories of tasks don't get accomplished, etc.
  • I would like to see OmniFocus include Gantt chart functionality, such as allowing me to see how long it took me to accomplish a task from start to finish. Allowing me to actually input time spent, and seeing it on a Gantt chart, would be icing on the cake.
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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

OmniFocus

Starting Price

$499 per month

Editions & Modules

OmniFocus editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Cross-Platform Subscription9.991
OmniFocus 3 Standalone (Mac only)49.992
OmniFocus 3 Standalone (iPhone only)49.993
Web Add-On Subscription4.994

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

The Omni Group

Over the past 4 years of use I still haven't found any product that comes close in terms of capability
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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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The Omni Group

OmniFocus has excellent user forums. They're active as well as mature, since the product has been around for years. I've never needed to actually contact customer support because OmniFocus is popular enough that I've always been able to find an answer in the forums, or in an article, or in a YouTube video.
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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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The Omni Group

OmniFocus is built for the user with a lot going on - consequently, it does a great job at organizing lots of things in a manageable workload. It's perfect for taking a project and breaking it down into small tasks for yourself or teams. Once you get past the learning curve, it's quick at adding new tasks. Overall, it's an excellent product.
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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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The Omni Group

  • OmniFocus keeps our tasks moving forward. Using a free script you can search all your current projects for projects that have no next step assigned to it to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
  • When we serve our clients, the attention to detail we are able to give them comes from accurate tracking of what we need to deliver.
  • We complete projects 25% faster than before and we can see where the bottlenecks are immediate. We have also been forced to document tasks in a more concrete manner which allows for better execution.
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