ActiveCollab vs. Planview Daptiv

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
Planview Daptiv
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Planview Daptiv is a cloud-based project portfolio management (PPM) solution that is now owned by Planview since the January 2021 acquisition of Changepoint). Planview Daptiv PPM covers diverse needs like Portfolio Management, Project Management, Resource Management and Office Management functionalities to larger business enterprises across diverse industries, and therefore offers a wide range of features achieving this, such as a resource load charts (e.g. Gantt charts), an easy to use DeskDocs…N/A
Pricing
ActiveCollabPlanview Daptiv
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$7.00
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabPlanview Daptiv
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ActiveCollabPlanview Daptiv
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.8
13 Ratings
66% below category average
Planview Daptiv
6.6
6 Ratings
13% below category average
Task Management6.312 Ratings6.86 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings6.46 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings6.45 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.613 Ratings6.86 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings6.53 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Mobile Access1.610 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings6.85 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings5.52 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings6.45 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 Daptiv
7.7
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabPlanview Daptiv
Likelihood to Recommend
4.0
(13 ratings)
7.7
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(14 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabPlanview Daptiv
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
I would recommend Daptiv for anyone who is look for a collaborative tool that is easy to use and provides excellent results for project management and resource allocation. The tool offers many various capabilities and is not isolated for use with one or two workgroups. Its versatility allows many workgroups across many different organizations to use it. In my previous role, I used Daptiv in both a Project Management and Account Services Information Technology role. In my current workplace, I would like to leverage Daptiv for Product Launch and tracking as well as change request visibility in the Release Management Organization of a pharmaceutical company. Both roles and companies are vastly different however Daptiv would serve a great purpose in both situations although my needs are different.
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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
  • Resource allocation, when fully integrated provides a in depth view of what everyone is working on, as well as their availability.
  • Portfolio reporting provides a good view of where all projects are at in their lifecycle.
  • Time tracking is simple to use.
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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
  • In my opinion, APIs / integrations are sometimes coming to their limit
  • In my experience, no general archive available - therefore data sets cannot be frozen
  • Data roll-up for different hierarchy levels (program / project / sub-project) is very limited, in my opinion.
  • In my opinion, when having showing a large number projects navigation on project tab is not very handy
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Likelihood to Renew
ActiveCollab
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Planview
As previously mentioned, we were not able to get the product to solve our particular problem. After time spent implementing a custom solution, it was the decision of the executive team to discontinue the agreement. The costs of training the team didn't outweigh the cost of hiring an employee to do the translation of schedules to web view.
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Usability
ActiveCollab
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Planview
The main thing that I have to apologize for is the UI. Does the job but just not the flexible responsive experience that most users are used to.
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Reliability and Availability
ActiveCollab
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Planview
In the 3 years I have worked with Daptiv I think it is been down once. The ONLY partial outages I have ever had have been with report automation.
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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
Good support team! Developed relationships and were very pleasant to talk to. Daptiv went above and beyond on ensuring the customers were satisfied
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Implementation Rating
ActiveCollab
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Planview
I recommend using daptiv resources on your implementation to help with setup and training.
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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
AdaptiveWork might not necessarily have robust Analytical abilities that Daptiv IBM Cognos BI tool have, but from the introduction I have seen of the product it has impressive capabilities. It is still work in progress and still learning about AdaptiveWork and looking forward to implementing and supporting it in the near future.
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Scalability
ActiveCollab
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Planview
We are quickly able to add more users as needed.
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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
  • I am in the process of establishing a hard dollar ROI received from Daptiv. However, there have been many soft dollar benefits we have achieved. Soft benefits include IT teams that are more aligned to business objectives, "one version of the truth" for where work is being performed and resources consumed, and more accurate estimation of project requests.
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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 Daptiv Screenshots

Screenshot of Solve your resource planning challenges with 360 degree constraint-based resource management.Screenshot of Embedded Analytics empower you with better decisions through actionable insightsScreenshot of Manage, monitor, and deliver all work across teams and portfolios.Screenshot of Collaborate to assess, prioritize, and plan initiatives.Screenshot of Assess impacts, relationships, and risks across multiple portfolios.