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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

Podio

89 Ratings

ActiveCollab

18 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

Podio

89 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Intuitive and flexible to use all kinds of extension components. Simple and pleasant, it has amazing features and is highly secure.When they lack animation and explosiveness at the user level, it expires due to the rich user experiences offered by today's website.ActiveCollab is a safe investment when talking about dynamics and production in projects, also in the management of the fair of the working group.
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Podio

I think Podio is flexible enough to be useful to almost any non profit or business. We built a suite of apps for event planning that completely streamlined our planning and logistics.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Podio
6.7
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Podio
9.4
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Podio
7.2
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Podio
4.5
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Podio
6.6
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Podio
8.3
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Podio
9.1
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Podio
7.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Podio
4.5
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Podio
5.9
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Podio
6.4
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Podio
6.3
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Podio
5.5
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Podio
6.0
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Podio
7.0

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Podio
6.0
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Podio
5.5
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
Podio
5.5
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Podio
6.3
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
Podio
7.0

Pros

  • Very nice interface for all user roles in the system.
  • Effective notification of pending tasks and optimal management of the equipment.
  • Organized work flow, productive tasks and correct execution.
  • Creation of filters to better locate artifacts for daily use.
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  • Very easy for people without coding or technical skills to set up and maintain information in "Apps".
  • Platform is very easy to learn and adopt--it's intuitive.
  • Project management potential is awesome--instead of having to fit your projects into a structure that is industry specific, you can build an app that tracks what you want, in the order you want it.
  • Has a "relationship" field that allows you to relate an individual item or record to a record in another app. It effectively gives some of the functionality of a relational database.
  • Very useful for information sharing when staff members are in different regions or places.
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Cons

  • I would like to supplement the mobile application with the functionality that the service has in the desktop version, for more efficient work.
  • Sorting projects and tasks is not always convenient, I would like to customize it for myself.
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  • More excellent video tutorials for building widgets and reports.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Podio9.1
Based on 17 answers
My company is dedicated to this application. They will continue to renew. It is a very good tool for the right job but a terrible one for the wrong job. Know what you want to do before jumping in and make sure that you know what you are getting yourself into
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Usability

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Podio6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is usable, for sure. Requires a bit of thinking to be really useful.
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Reliability and Availability

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Podio8.0
Based on 4 answers
Never experienced an off-time. Minor Bugs often solved within hours after reporting.
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Performance

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Podio8.0
Based on 2 answers
It works all the time and if I have a question, support get back to me ASAP
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Support

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No answers yet
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Podio9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very fast responses from our own CSM. Very knowledgable and eager to make us successful
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Implementation

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No answers yet
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Podio7.0
Based on 1 answer
Could of got more help sooner and mapped out structure after the 1st month. Future planning
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Alternatives Considered

We chose Active Collab overall because we liked its easy to use user interface, project management suite and agency/vendor/client interaction capabilities. We also chose it primarily because it was offered as a web-based platform that offered very clean and easy mobile access for our off-site users as well as clients and third-party vendors. Mavenlink and Basecamp, at the time, were more suited to specifically be used for project management on a more granular scale for project managers, not necessarily the whole team, including vendors and clients collaboration.
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We felt that Podio was more customizable than Wrike and met more of our needs as a company since it was able to go even deeper into managing projects by automating workflows with the webforms.
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Scalability

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No answers yet
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Podio10.0
Based on 2 answers
As you business grows, so does Podio. There seems to be no limit to the workspace and apps you can create on the platform
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Return on Investment

  • Active Collab has helped us to move to a completely digital project management system, moving away from physical time sheets and assignments many years ago. Since then, the platform has grown very quickly and very adeptly, and that is why we continue to use it.
  • The Active Collab platform helps us with quick, easy access to our project management system, even for off-site users, vendors and clients.
  • Time tracking and profit analysis has been great to help us price new agency services and change requests.
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  • Our interns can automatically update webform surveys and send the results back to the senior management on the spot. This eliminates the time that a meeting would take for the interns to discuss their site observations.
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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

Podio

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Podio Editions & Modules
Podio
Additional Pricing Details