ActiveCollab

18 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

53 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 101

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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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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

Planview works well for large, well defined projects that follow a waterfall or iterative methodology with resourcing needs across various areas within the company or division. Though it does have support for Agile, it is not an Agile project management tool. For companies using Agile, there are other tools specifically designed to support that methodology. Planview can interface with these tools so you can have single view into an organization's capacity and demand management. The tool also requires a fair amount of discipline at a corporate level. The company needs to make a commitment to fully embrace the tool in order to receive the maximum benefit.
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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
8.9
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
7.1
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
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
5.1
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

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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  • Provides visibility into specific resource's utilizations and highlights weeks where a resource has been over committed. The screens used and data presented are easy to digest and respond to. This gives us the ability to see potential conflicts and take proactive steps to resolve them before becoming issues.
  • Allows us to manage and forecast at the program or portfolio level. The screens allow our program managers to group work together and see the resource demands and cost at a consolidated level and allow easy drilling into the details to see the impact for specific projects.
  • Reporting and tracking of historical results. The tool allows easy tracking of both cost and effort comparing what was planned against what actually occurred. The standard reporting has dozens of out of the box reports that assist with portfolio, project and resource management.
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Cons

  • It does not provide support to scaled agile frameworks like SAfe which is there for Rally & Agilecraft.
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  • Our PMs still struggle to use Planview to run their day to day schedule. We have trained them on the approach of using Resource Reservations at the project level coupled with Authorization to detail tasks to enable more accurate resource utilization coupled with meaningful dates on activities.
  • The PMs often complain that they cannot easily see how they originally planned the work and that base-lining did not meet that need. However, with the newly rolled out ability to see Expired Effort and Approved effort, I think this deficiency may be greatly improved.
  • The Request tab has not yet been improved the way the Work tab has. You cannot bring multi-select attributes into the column set nor update a structure in a column set, but must open the detail screen for both these tasks.
  • Currently it is very cumbersome, when working with programs in the Strategy tab, to remember to load the project budgets each time. These appears to be addressed however when you upgrade to version 12.
  • The Strategy tab is difficult to use when managing budgets that cross years. We have on-going "Programs" that represent our infrastructure and small enhancement work that continue to show completed projects from previous years unless we take the time to un-associate them. In addition, currently a column set must be create for each year that needs to be viewed.
  • Planview does need to improve their quality control. I think the challenge comes with the versatility of the tool and the need to test many different use cases. But if you move to a new version within a couple months of its release you need to plan extra time for testing and resolving incidents.
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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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We have been a Planview customer since 1999 and have seen it grow and mature as a tool. We have looked at other tools and have found that PV continues to meet our needs and is easy for our resources to use. They work to stay up on the project management industry and the direction it is going, keep on on current technology so that we can work more effectively, provide excellent customer support and have great pricing for what they offer. We can purchase only the modules we need versus buying a tool where we would only use a portion of the functionality.
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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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The team was always responsive and looking out for my organization's best interest.
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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

Certainly, each of them has a particular advantage, which in the end makes it unique. ActiveCollab also belongs to a group of platforms created to be represented in particular, its way of project management is superior to JIRA or Trello. With this software, the work is more controlled and organized.
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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

  • ActiveCollab allowed me to get rid of spreadsheets and physical reports that always take away a lot of time.
  • The automation of the management processes of the company is fantastic thanks to ActiveCollab.
  • The whole team has focused more on the execution of its activities.
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  • I don't have access to those numbers at this time. We've had Planview since 2003, so to speak to ROI impact before and after would be difficult.
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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
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
5
$251
30
$992
60
$1993
Infinte
$2994
15
$495
1. 5 members per month
2. 30 members per month
3. 60 members per month
4. Infinite members per month
5. 15 members per month
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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)
Additional Pricing Details

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