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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.












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Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker is a great value for the money. If you're strapped for cash and have to work with smaller budgets, this is the right app for you. The support team is great and responsive and the product is easy to pick up and use for your team. It's great to have visibility on your product backlog.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Pivotal Tracker
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.5
Pivotal Tracker
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Pivotal Tracker
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.5
Pivotal Tracker
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.4
Pivotal Tracker
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Pivotal Tracker
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.8
Pivotal Tracker
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.6
Pivotal Tracker
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Pivotal Tracker
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.2
Pivotal Tracker
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.2
Pivotal Tracker
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
7.4
Pivotal Tracker
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.9
Pivotal Tracker
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
6.1
Pivotal Tracker
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.6
Pivotal Tracker

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Pivotal Tracker
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
Pivotal Tracker
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.7
Pivotal Tracker
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.9
Pivotal Tracker
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.9
Pivotal Tracker

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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Pivotal Tracker

  • Pivotal Tracker helps our team visualize our projects in the form of stories (virtual cards) moving through our workflow. This encourages us to break down projects into manageable chunks and have important conversations about deliverables and scope.
  • The forced-prioritization allows our team to have a shared understanding about what is most important and make collective decisions about what our team will work on next.
  • By dividing future iterations by our team's velocity, Pivotal Tracker accurately predicts when we will complete future work.
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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.
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Pivotal Tracker

  • Categorization of Stories. It would be nice to have the ability to create our own custom categories on top of the backlog, ice box and my work sections.
  • Time lines; although we can put in stars for level of difficulty; it would be more beneficial if we can add in due dates, benchmarks and time lines into the system. This would allow us to easily calculate projects and the resource allocation.
  • Reports; although we can export and review our history, it would be nice to have the ability to pull reports on progress, % of story completion, and success rate.
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It works good enough. I didn't have many problems with that. The user interface is a bit confusing though. The team took some time to understand where some configurations were.
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Support

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.3
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.
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Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker 7.6
Based on 6 answers
I truthfully have an indifferent experience about the support of Pivotal Tracker which is why I'm giving it a 5. I know it has been around for quite some time and has a good reputation in the industry but I personally have not found myself in a situation where I felt the support was positive or negative.
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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.
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Pivotal Tracker

Compared to other task management tools, Pivotal Tracker has the best blend of functionality and cost. When you need something simpler than JIRA, and not solely focused on code or UI related tasks like BugHerd, and have a more direct approach to completing tasks than Trello - I would recommend Pivotal Tracker.
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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.
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Pivotal Tracker

  • Time is money with development and a lot of things can fall through the cracks. Having a good system for making sure you're building the most relevant product for customers is really important so it was well worth it for us.
  • The process we used worked for us and it helped us streamline our development which reduced a lot of things falling through the cracks and headaches. I'm sure there are other products that can do the same job just as effectively but Pivotal Tracker worked well for us.
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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$9991
  1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually$31
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly$42
Member monthly$72
  1. per member, per month, annual billing
  2. per member, per month, monthly billing
Additional Pricing Details

Pivotal Tracker

General

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

Pivotal Tracker Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.8
Pivotal Tracker
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
Pivotal Tracker
10.0

Usability

ActiveCollab
Pivotal Tracker
6.0

Support

ActiveCollab
7.3
Pivotal Tracker
7.6

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