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Score 6.9 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

Paylocity

We have a large and complicated payroll process which we were very excited that Paylocity was equipped to handle as long as we upload our payroll correctly. It is not, however, equipped to track these complex structures within the system because bonus metrics have to be tied to the position rather than the employee. Because of this, we have to use clunky custom fields with limited functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

Human Resource Management

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.0
Employee demographic data
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.1
Employment history
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.1
Job profiles and administration
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.1
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.3
Organizational charting
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
6.2
Organization and location management
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
6.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
6.5

Payroll Management

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
6.8
Pay calculation
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
6.9
Support for external payroll vendors
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
5.7
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
5.7
Benefit plan administration
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.0
Direct deposit files
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.9
Salary revision and increment management
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.2
Reimbursement management
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.3

Leave and Attendance Management

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.3
Approval workflow
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.7
Balance details
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.3

Employee Self Service

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.8
Update personal information
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.8
View company policy documentation
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.4
Employee recognition
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.0
View job history
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.9

Asset Management

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.6
Tracking of all physical assets
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.6

HR Reporting

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
6.0
Report builder
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
6.9
Pre-built reports
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
6.3
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
4.7

Onboarding

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.3
New hire portal
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
6.9
Manager tracking tools
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.6

Performance and Goals

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.2
Corporate goal setting
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.7
Individual goal setting
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.5
Line-of sight-visibility
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.1
Performance tracking
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.4

Performance Management

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.8
Performance plans
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
6.8
Performance improvement plans
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.6
Review status tracking
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.8
Review reminders
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.3
Multiple review frequency
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.4

Succession Planning

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.7
Create succession plans/pools
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.6
Candidate ranking
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.9
Candidate search
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.8
Candidate development
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.5

Recruiting / ATS

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.3
Job Requisition Management
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
6.5
Company Website Posting
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.2
Publish to Social Media
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
6.2
Job Search Site Posting
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.8
Applicant Tracking
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
7.9
Notifications and Alerts
ActiveCollab
Paylocity
5.9

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

Paylocity

  • It has a very cool and easy to use recognition function called impressions. Instead of a simple instant message or email saying thank you, you can offer an impression saying thanks that can be categorized and made public the rest of the company when they access Paylocity. It's just a cool function that spreads thanks and engagement across the organization with little cost and effort.
  • The self service portal for employees is easy to use as well. If you need to access vacation accrual and balances, PTO requests, pay check stubs, pay information, need to change your address or name, etc. it's very easy to find and navigate. You don't need to dig or click everywhere.
  • The journal entry function is useful too for 1:1 meetings or check in meetings for manages and their direct reports. It gives an easy module to record notes, discuss topics, attach documents, or make notes of items that need to be followed up on. Not everyone here uses it, but it does help organize meetings and keep them on track.
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

Paylocity

  • The on-boarding area could be a bit less tedious- starting a new hire from recruit to hire is a bit tedious but you get used to it
  • The time clocks need to be hardwired to a running computer at all times- very old technology, even ADP lets us hardwire it to our network (so we do not have to rely on our clocks running on computer)
Suzy Vera, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Paylocity provides a friendly user experience with large icons on the web interface to allow ease of use. There has hardly ever been an outage on the website; the uptime is superb! Our employees provide positive feedback on their experience with using Paylocity as their time, benefits, and payroll provider.
Kirk Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 2 answers
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
Bonny O'Neill | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 7.1
Based on 30 answers
Every time I call, their security is amazing. You have to provide company ID, your name, and your employee ID# so that they know whether or not they can speak to you or give you any information. When you have a question they are always available to walk you through whatever it is you are having trouble with. If they don't have an answer, they will take your information and get back to you in a timely manner.
Maria MARTI | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
Yolanda Dunleavy | 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

Paylocity

The ADP platforms did not allow us as much access to our data as Paylocity. We were constantly needing to reach out to the ADP support team to run reports or fix things within the system. With Paylocity, we have significantly more access, which leads to reduced wait times and higher efficiency. Employees have also found the self-service aspect to be leaps and bounds ahead of the prior ADP system.
Jason Magill | 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

Paylocity

  • Paylocity has permitted our company to reduce the time commitment to payroll processing and enabled our company to reduce one position in our accounting department. It has also made our Human Resources department become more effective and reduce overtime costs.
  • Paylocity's report allow for better measuring of expenses and better financial management.
  • Through Paylocity, we are better able to serve our employees with real time information and easier access to their records at their immediate disposal.
Matt Brager | 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

Paylocity

General

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

Paylocity Editions & Modules

Edition
Paylocity$2.001
  1. Per Employee Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Paylocity
5.5

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
9.2

Usability

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
8.0

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
9.0

Performance

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
5.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
Paylocity
7.1

Online Training

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
10.0

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab
Paylocity
10.0

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