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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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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

A company should have a strong grasp on their planned use cases before purchasing a tool with as much capability as Planview Enterprise (PVE). This will help ensure that they are picking a tool that matches their enterprise roadmap. For example, if time reporting is the primary use case, then PVE would be a very expensive timesheet when there are many less expensive and less complex tools that would do a fine job in this area.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.2
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.5
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

Pros

  • 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 Enterprise (PVE) provides end-to-end work management for the full spectrum of work types in one tool. Traditional project work can be fully implemented with detailed or summarized WBS, stage gates, workflow management and content management. Non-project work can be tracked in a variety of ways. There is even an option for "ticket" type work. PVE provides 4 types of resource assignments to attach people to work; each with flexible configuration options to meet the need of the organization.
  • Planview Enterprise provides robust Rating and Financial Planning capabilities, and they continue to grow in this area of the tool. Rates can be driven by attribute-based rate cards or by attaching the exact rate to the individual resource. Multiple override functions exist that allow work to be configured with the exact rates when the work is the exception to the rule. All effort data captured in the tool (both from manual entry and/or ported over from the work plans) is converted into financial data with just a few clicks. And, portfolio management of this data is easily delivered on screen.
  • The analytic options available in Planview Enterprise are broad and easily made available to the appropriate audience. They are graphic, but also drillable to the desired level of detail to facilitate analysis.
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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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  • As a SaaS product, they suffer from the same fate as other SaaS products of having sluggishness from time to time. Some of our facilities seem to have better response time than others. We haven't really identified this as a Planview specific issue, but it's definitely an issue.
  • Once we had a more dedicated go to person at Planview to solve simple/mid level types of problems, our satisfaction increased dramatically. Their help desk is effective, but, as with many help desks, sometimes response times on non-critical issues can be slower than we'd like and getting simple questions answered can be difficult. That said, their response time on critical issues (there haven't been many) has been excellent.
  • Get a good understanding of how much support internal and external you'll need. Getting up to speed on the tool at the very beginning was a bit of a struggle for us as we were hesitant to burn through our consulting hours. Ultimately on hindsight that was probably a mistake by us as we ultimately went through more pain than we had to. That said, having a bit more included support and hand holding on initial go-live would've been beneficial.
  • It's not free :)
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Likelihood to Renew

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)6.8
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I give it a 5 in regard to renewal, only as a midpoint. On the likelihood of renewal, due to costs of changing, I would assume that renewal is an almost certainty. However, if polled about desire to renew or exploring other options - I would guess that a landslide opinion would be to explore other options
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Usability

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)7.0
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The previous version didn't have as many rich features available on the web (right clicks, sub-menus, etc.) that would have sped up productivity on many screens.
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Reliability and Availability

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)10.0
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We are long time Planview users and its availability is only limited to our internal SLAs for nightly backups. I have never experienced any unexpected or prolonged software downtime from Planview itself.
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Support

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)8.2
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Customercare has made many improvements over the years and I am impressed with the level of service, responsiveness and knowledge of the support staff.
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Implementation

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)8.5
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Always have a pre-implementation meeting or conference call with Planview to ensure all are on the same page, disclosure of all and any customization (including reports) and plan for support after implementation of a specified amount of time with the assigned implementation resource. And document everything
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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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We made the tool selection back in 2002. Most competitors are now gone or purchased by someone else. At that time they were one of the few companies who had a somewhat mature and configurable budget module. We were also coming out of an Access environment, so we were comfortable with the "Excel spreadsheet" look of the tool.
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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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  • Planview Enterprise has provided concrete data to support adding members to teams that are over utilized.
  • Planview Enterprise has helped us make data-driven decisions about which projects to continue, pause or cancel.
  • Planview Enterprise has helped us quickly show executives which projects need their attention.
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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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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux) Editions & Modules
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
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