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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.












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Pivotal Tracker

If you're in a team using an agile workflow, organize your work by sprints, and need a very task-oriented approach to completing work - then Pivotal Tracker should work for you.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Pivotal Tracker
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Pivotal Tracker
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Pivotal Tracker
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Pivotal Tracker
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Pivotal Tracker
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Pivotal Tracker
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Pivotal Tracker
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Pivotal Tracker
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Pivotal Tracker
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
Pivotal Tracker
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Pivotal Tracker
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Pivotal Tracker
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Pivotal Tracker
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Pivotal Tracker
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Pivotal Tracker

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.2
Pivotal Tracker
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
Pivotal Tracker
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.5
Pivotal Tracker
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Pivotal Tracker
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.0
Pivotal Tracker

Pros

  • They give you the source code to use on your own server.
  • It is easy to sort clients and campaigns.
  • The email notifications work perfectly when tagging and talking to people. They allow you to subscribe to tasks as well to keep in the loop on what is going on.
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  • The stages a task can go through i.e. Deliver and Accept are great at helping you keep track of what is going on
  • The integration with Slack is useful so that our team is notified when specific aspects of a task changes
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Cons

  • They don' do Gantt charts well
  • Integrations aren't awesome yet
  • They don't have task dependencies
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  • Not enough reporting capabilities
  • Mobile app isn't as user friendly. Seems like they haven't solved for the mobile experience yet.
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Pivotal Tracker10.0
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I love the simplicity, non-configurability, and price/performance of this tool. Hands down my favorite project management tool for agile.
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Support

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Pivotal Tracker10.0
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Super fast turn around time
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab is 100% better than any of the other tools we have used. We had previously spent thousands of dollars trying out different software that was comparable, but this has been one of the best decisions we have made as a company. It's also the cheapest ongoing option, especially if you get the self-hosted version.
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Compared to Rally the tool seems more accessible because or the suite of apps available. It also feels more polished and stable than Rally. It definitely has more tools and features but again it can be overkill for a smaller team or project.
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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  • It helped manage and communicate tasks effectively to keep the project running smoothly
  • Bringing new people up to speed on how to effectively use the tools can be slow
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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*
1.  per member, per month, annual billing
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually
6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually
$21
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly
2.52
Member monthly
$72
1. per member, per month, annual billing
2. per member, per month, monthly billing
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Pivotal Tracker

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Pivotal Tracker Editions & Modules
Pivotal Tracker
Additional Pricing Details