ActiveCollab vs. Planview AgilePlace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCollab
Score 5.1 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
Planview AgilePlace
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
AgilePlace is a project management solution built around flexibility, data-driven analytics, and workflow automation. The software was acquired by Planview in December 2017 to expand that company's capabilities.
$19
per user, per month
Pricing
ActiveCollabPlanview AgilePlace
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$7.00
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
Teams
$19
per user, per month
Scaled Teams
$29
per user, per month
Custom
Contact Sales for Quote
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabPlanview AgilePlace
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll editions include unlimited boards.
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Community Pulse
ActiveCollabPlanview AgilePlace
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
ActiveCollabPlanview AgilePlace
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.8
13 Ratings
66% below category average
Planview AgilePlace
7.0
21 Ratings
5% below category average
Task Management6.612 Ratings7.921 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings7.319 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings6.712 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings6.517 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.813 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings7.917 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings6.812 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings6.57 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings7.315 Ratings
Mobile Access1.810 Ratings6.812 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings6.68 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.17 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
Planview AgilePlace
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Agile Development
Comparison of Agile Development features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
Planview AgilePlace
7.3
5 Ratings
1% above category average
DevOps Tool Integrations00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Dependencies and Blockers00 Ratings7.35 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabPlanview AgilePlace
Likelihood to Recommend
4.3
(13 ratings)
7.9
(27 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabPlanview AgilePlace
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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Planview
This tool enables the visual management needed in many offshore teams to easily and quickly see the pending work, work in progress and completed work.For teams that work with a waterfall methodology and do not have AGILE internalized, I believe there are other solutions from Planview or other providers.
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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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Planview
  • Ability to color code cards based on type, giving better visibility to the variety of tasks a team handles
  • Ability to set deadline dates and have those dates easily visible
  • Flexibility in design the kanban board. It is easy to add a lane or make a change on the fly. Work doesn't have to stop and a long process created to make simple layout changes.
  • Movement of cards is easy as well as the ability to connect cards to show dependencies.
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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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Planview
  • Planview LeanKit currently can't or should not be used as a central spot for data and collaboration. Particularly attachments are not well-handled.
  • The portable side of Planview LeanKit is really lacking.
  • We would appreciate some options to group or stack cards.
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Likelihood to Renew
ActiveCollab
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Planview
Perfect tool to manage requirement backlog
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Usability
ActiveCollab
No answers on this topic
Planview
LeanKit isn't the best designed Kanban system I've seen, but overall it's pretty usable. The boards I've used are pretty complex, so it can be difficult to find things. I found that searching and filtering for specific cards was somewhat of a challenge. Dragging a card from one lane to another is kind of a fun way to get things done though.
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Reliability and Availability
ActiveCollab
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Planview
Very minimal outages
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Performance
ActiveCollab
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Planview
Never experienced major slowness
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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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Planview
It solves all our needs at this time.
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Implementation Rating
ActiveCollab
No answers on this topic
Planview
Very easy.
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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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Planview
I think that LeanKit is very similar to Asana's Kanban feature and Trello, but is much less sleek looking than Asana. Asana's clean and sleek UI makes me enjoy project management much more than LeanKit. It might sound silly that the UI makes so much of a difference to me, but it really does. Trello is also sleeker than LeanKit, but I still prefer Asana because it has more customization options and a better interface. We are actually going to look into switching to ClickUp because we wanted something with a better UI. ClickUp seems to have a great UI with a lot of customization options.
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Scalability
ActiveCollab
No answers on this topic
Planview
Good use cases for small/large teams
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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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Planview
  • Our team meetings are more direct and quick to get through thanks to the better visibility of the workload
  • Easily being able to move cards between team lanes gives instant visibility to where the responsibility for the next step is needed.
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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.

Planview AgilePlace Screenshots

Screenshot of Real-Time Analytics: Utilize board health metrics involving bottlenecks, WIP, and throughput to guide the optimization of workflows, improve velocity, and better prioritize efforts for more predictable delivery. Lean and Agile metrics can be used to assess team performance and promote continuous improvement.Screenshot of PI Planning: Offers enterprise Kanban boards to visualize the work of teams regardless of the methodologies they apply or workflows they follow, and insights into progress and create opportunities for better alignment.Screenshot of Dependency Visualization and Management: Surfaces risks to plans resulting from cross-team dependency conflicts, blockers, and capacity constraints, and helps drive proactive measures to enable teams to deliver on time.Screenshot of Team Planning and Coordination: Boards can be used to breakdown work, build and manage plans, and execute against strategy to deliver more value to customers, faster.