ActiveCollab vs. PeopleGuru™

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCollab
Score 4.7 out of 10
N/A
Active Collab is a project management solution built around features such as task management, collaboration, time tracking, and invoicing.
$7
per member/per month
PeopleGuru™
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
PeopleGuru is a cloud-based Human Capital Management solution designed for mid-market organizations. From recruitment to retirement, PeopleGuru HCM manages the entire employee life cycle. PeopleGuru's single platform, single database, solution includes: HR, Payroll, Benefits Management, Onboarding, Recruiting, Reporting and Analytics, ACA Management, Salary Administration, Performance Management, and Social Collaboration Tools. In addition to PeopleGuru's next generation technology, PeopleGuru…N/A
Pricing
ActiveCollabPeopleGuru™
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$7.00
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabPeopleGuru™
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingRequired
Additional Details
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Features
ActiveCollabPeopleGuru™
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.7
13 Ratings
68% below category average
PeopleGuru™
-
Ratings
Task Management6.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access1.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
5.7
8 Ratings
27% below category average
PeopleGuru™
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.6
13 Ratings
17% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings6.512 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings6.211 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings6.411 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings5.09 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.69 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
7.3
12 Ratings
9% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.712 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.69 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings4.78 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.211 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.610 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.4
11 Ratings
23% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.111 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings5.711 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings6.39 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
7.8
13 Ratings
4% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.113 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.410 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.16 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.59 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.5
5 Ratings
18% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.55 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.5
13 Ratings
15% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.413 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings6.513 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.66 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
7.3
10 Ratings
8% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
7.2
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.4
4 Ratings
21% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings5.94 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.1
2 Ratings
25% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings6.22 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
PeopleGuru™
6.7
6 Ratings
14% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings6.55 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings5.95 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings6.45 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabPeopleGuru™
Likelihood to Recommend
4.0
(13 ratings)
7.2
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(13 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabPeopleGuru™
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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PeopleGuru™
I'd say PeopleGuru is well suited for most businesses -- a more significant (200+ employees) company may want to use something with a sleeker design. This provider is willing to work with cannabis businesses, which is unusual for payroll providers now.
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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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PeopleGuru™
  • One system for all human resource functions.
  • Easy ticketing function if you have an issue with the software.
  • Cost effective option.
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Cons
ActiveCollab
  • It isn't possible to set members of staff as part time, so if someone is unavailable on certain days you must manually enter them as OOO every single day that they are not in, that other teammates work. Hours also can't be edited individually - everyone is treated as working the same hours in a day, rendering capacity planner useless for flexi working teams
  • Subtasks cannot be assigned their own hours and deadlines, meaning the To Do list view can't be seen in actual date order and capacity planner does not reflect all time allocated to an individual's schedule unless every task is set up as a separate task rather than subtask
  • There is no way to see all tasks of a certain type across multiple campaigns (e.g all copywriting tasks vs all technical tasks) - support team suggested exporting data and making spreadsheets
  • Kanban view isn't available for people's own task lists ('board' view here shows a list)
  • Not possible to have one task be assigned to more than one person
  • Notifications are not sent when tasks are updated, so you have to leave comments and tag people each time
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PeopleGuru™
  • Position change future dating
  • Timecard reporting including approval (multiple reports to show timecard with approval)
  • W2 Reconciliation Reports (had to calculate wages to verify accuracy)
  • Benefit Plan effective dating & how it affects the deduction effective dating (results in payroll errors if not careful)
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Likelihood to Renew
ActiveCollab
No answers on this topic
PeopleGuru™
The software is cost-effective and exceeds our needs compared to the previous software.
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Usability
ActiveCollab
No answers on this topic
PeopleGuru™
The software is intuitive and user friendly.
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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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PeopleGuru™
The customer service is great for the most part. There are a few issues with tax filings but overall I am pleased with the customer service provided by PeopleGuru.
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Online Training
ActiveCollab
No answers on this topic
PeopleGuru™
The trainer was difficult to understand.
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Implementation Rating
ActiveCollab
No answers on this topic
PeopleGuru™
The implementation process was cumbersome and stressful. It took an extremely long time to complete this process. We had to learn a lot on the fly because this was the first implementation for all of us. The process would have been a lot easier if there was a third party that could assist with a lot of the work required to transfer and verify data.
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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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PeopleGuru™
PeopleGuru is better than other cannabis-friendly payroll systems, like CheckWriters or MyPaperlessOffice (companies so small they were not available in your dropdown). It is not as good as bigger companies that are not cannabis-friendly, like ADP or Paylocity. ADP is super expensive but given the choice I would be with Paylocity over PeopleGuru.
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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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PeopleGuru™
  • Less platforms that need to be managed or maintained
  • Less platforms to pay monthly or annual fees for
  • More costly than Gusto
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ScreenShots

ActiveCollab Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard and overview of projects.Screenshot of Multiple task views curently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks.Screenshot of Overview of all recent activity.Screenshot of Calendar view with task dependencies.Screenshot of Permission settings (owner, member, client, client+).Screenshot of List of available Add-ons.

PeopleGuru™ Screenshots

Screenshot of A single employee profile panel stores all employee data including personal documents, PTO requests, banking, skills, certifications, and awards.Screenshot of PeopleGuru HCM is delivered with client defined dashboards which can be configured and controlled by an employee and/or administrator to improve the employee experience and drive user adoption. All dashboards can be exported to Excel.Screenshot of A user experience designed to help employees select the right benefits for themselves, family members, and dependents.Screenshot of The Employee Master, which can be used to manage a large, dynamic workforce. Filter by different locations, departments, or other various structures.Screenshot of the employee portal, available either via mobile or self-service, where employees have access to their pay stubs, W-2s, compensation statements, and PTO management.Screenshot of PeopleGuru's Daily Feed- communication platform to engage, reward, recognize, and collaborate with people. With the Daily Feed, employees can communicate with work groups, use direct private messaging, and publish posts for their peers.