ActiveCollab

18 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

26 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Active Collab is great for small teams who want a web-based project management platform to help them on their day-to-day workflow tasks, billing, estimations, vendor assignments and even client communications. It is also great for agencies with users who are sometimes remotely working. Active Collab starts to show shortcomings when you have an immense amount of projects in the system (1000+), and, being a web-based platform, can sometimes experience downtime.
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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Since we use Innotas for tracking project work, I personally think it is well suited for that. I think it may be less appropriate for simply tracking a person's time spent at work, although we use it for that as well. We have some teams within IT that use JIRA. I wish we could integrate JIRA and Innotas, and I'm sure there is a way to do that. We just haven't done it; but it would be very beneficial if there was an easy way to integrate those two systems for even better and more accurate reporting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

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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  • SAAS Solution, no local servers required
  • Ease of Use
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Cons

  • Search functionality - The search functionality is not so promising and I'm unable to find the tasks/items that I need even though I use the keywords that are in the ticket/comments -- Definitely something that needs to be improved.
  • No snooze functionality for tasks - If you work on multiple projects and deal with large number of tasks/tickets then things can get messy in your "workspace." An easy feature that can resolve this is to add snooze functionality. That way users can snooze tasks and optimize their workspace until when they really need to work on the task.
  • No ability to color code tasks - I'm a visual person and deal with a large number of tasks on ActiveCollab. Seeing my huge pile of tasks in the same color makes me lose track of things and slows me down. It would be very helpful for me if task color coding was added to Active Collab -- I'm sure there are others out there who benefit from this feature, too!
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  • I have none to report.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)9.9
Based on 10 answers
The product is doing what it has been expected to do.
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Usability

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)9.0
Based on 4 answers
Still cumbersome in some areas. It really depends on the individual. I've seen very smart developers who get lost just managing tasks and logging time. Whereas others use the system with ease
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Reliability and Availability

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)9.0
Based on 2 answers
Innotas is very rarely down if at all.
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Performance

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)4.0
Based on 1 answer
interface and response is sluggish
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Support

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)10.0
Based on 4 answers
Innotas' support has always been cordial, knowledgeable and helpful.
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In-Person Training

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)10.0
Based on 1 answer
Tim Srjezter was an excellent trainer.
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Implementation

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)9.9
Based on 3 answers
I worked with Tim Szrejter and he was the BEST integrator!!
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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 use JIRA in addition to Innotas. Innotas simply tracks the time spent whereas JIRA tracks the process and flow of the work. As I stated in a previous part of this review, I wish we could integrate the two where our time added to tasks in JIRA could roll up to the project in Innotas without having people duplicate their time entry.
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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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  • Their support level allowed me to achieve a tight deadline on a project that had C level visibility. Note the critical nature of this project was not mentioned to innotas, as far as they knew it was just another day like any other but they went above and beyond to assist.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) Editions & Modules
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Additional Pricing Details
Innotas offers flexible pricing based on user types.