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Score 8.6 out of 100

Paylocity

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Score 6.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.4

    ActiveCollab

    74%

    Paylocity

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    8.8
    88%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    6.3
    63%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    8.1
    81%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    3.0
    30%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    9.9
    99%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    8.8
    88%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    5.9
    59%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    7.5

    ActiveCollab

    75%

    Paylocity

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    6.9
    69%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    6.9
    69%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    7.9
    79%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.4

    Paylocity

    64%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    182 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    182 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    168 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    165 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7
    57%
    151 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    147 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    119 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Paylocity

    72%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    188 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    81 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    101 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    123 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    187 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    143 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    88 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.6

    Paylocity

    66%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    153 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    162 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    122 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Paylocity

    75%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    192 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    194 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    155 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    135 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    157 Ratings

    Asset Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    Paylocity

    69%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    49 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.8

    Paylocity

    58%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    171 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    171 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    112 Ratings

    Onboarding

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Paylocity

    71%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    155 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    125 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Paylocity

    74%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    69 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    77 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    60 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    84 Ratings

    Performance Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Paylocity

    70%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    95 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    85 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    94 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    99 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    83 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.3

    Paylocity

    63%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    40 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    52 Ratings

    Candidate search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    54 Ratings

    Candidate development

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    45 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Paylocity

    75%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    82 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    87 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    70 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    86 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    70 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    93 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    94 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    ActiveCollab

    80%
    12 Ratings
    5.0

    Paylocity

    50%
    212 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2

    Paylocity

    72%
    14 Ratings

    Usability

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    Paylocity

    77%
    10 Ratings

    Availability

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Paylocity

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    Paylocity

    50%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.1

    ActiveCollab

    71%
    6 Ratings
    2.3

    Paylocity

    23%
    35 Ratings

    Online Training

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Paylocity

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    Paylocity

    64%
    4 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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    Paylocity

    Overall good product.. just takes a lot of clicks to get something done... 3 approvals for recruiting and sending a job offer. If we approve, another level approves, and yet it doesn't send until we go back again to click again to send the job offer.
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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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    Paylocity

    • Integration between modules, so information entered in one place imports into the other modules. The employee & employer don't have to enter duplicate information.
    • Company Administrators can override approvals where needed - if a supervisor can't get to something, we're not stuck!
    • Tech-first support team constantly welcomes suggestions of things that can be built out on the back end to enhance system capabilities.
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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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    Paylocity

    • Reporting is okay. It gets you all the information you need, but it's sometimes difficult to navigate their report writing to get exactly what you need and only that.
    • Communication of changes could be improved. Sometimes updates are made but aren't communicated to the company admins.
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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

    Paylocity

    Starting Price

    $2 Per Employee Per Month

    Editions & Modules

    Paylocity editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Paylocity$2.001

    Footnotes

    1. Per Employee Per Month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Paylocity

    The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
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    Usability

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Paylocity

    Although it is fairly easy to use, there are some processes that just don't make munch sense. For example, if an employee has 2 bank accounts and the funds are returned from one account the process to reissue is TEDIOUS and confusing. Unless you want to PAY for Paylocity to do it for you. I think the manual process should be as easy for us.
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    Reliability and Availability

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Paylocity

    Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
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    Performance

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Paylocity

    It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
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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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    Paylocity

    The frustrations I have with Paylocity customer support are what drove me to leave a review in the first place so I can warn anyone considering purchasing this product. I really like the software and it has a lot of great features, but my complete distrust of their customer service has led me to rue the day I chose Paylocity to be our payroll vendor. For one thing, they are often slow to respond. That alone might be manageable, except even when I do get a response, half the time the answers are incomplete/not helpful, if not completely incorrect! Imagine waiting 90 days and paying thousands of dollars for a corrected W2 only for it to come back more incorrect than it was when you started, and not only that but they also made me question my sanity trying to convince me that they were correct when it was BLATANTLY wrong - and that's just one example! Sometimes you might be lucky to get a decent customer service rep using the chat help feature, but most of the time whoever you talk to does not seem to have any more knowledge of the system than you do. I am a patient person and I have a lot of grace for administrative errors (we're all human) but Paylocity customer service is consistently unreliable and sometimes unprofessional to boot. To their credit, the sales and implementation teams do seem really good. It seems like maybe they just can't retain good customer service reps. We've been through several account managers without ever having a good experience.
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    Online Training

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Paylocity

    very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
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    Implementation Rating

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Paylocity

    I would make sure you have a dedicated team at Paylocity to complete the implementation. We had staff from Paylocity quit and things were not completed properly. They dropped the ball so to speak on that portion of it. we have encountered multiple issues since then and are still not using the Time off tracking to its full capabilities.
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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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    Paylocity

    Both ADP and Paylocity are good programs. However, the personalized service I get from the Support Team with Paylocity far exceeds my expectations. They are quick to answer my call, always helpful, and patience as I learn the processes associated with the functions that my firm uses.
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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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    Paylocity

    • Reduce errors in processing our payroll due to the in-depth reports we are ale able to run to audit.
    • Improved employee communication throughout the company with the community platform.
    • The compensation tool allows for our managers to have more input on the employee's rate increases versus them manually being keyed by our payroll staff.
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