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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

ActiveCollab

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Score 7.8 out of 101

Project Bubble

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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.












Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo

Project Bubble

For a smaller agency or freelancer, I think it's the perfect solution because it is very cost-effective and accessible.It's easy to use and offers a lot of useful interconnected information
like clients, projects and contacts. I also find its project reporting system to
be very useful.I think a larger agency might want to go with something a little more comprehensive.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Project Bubble
9.5
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Project Bubble
10.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Project Bubble
9.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Project Bubble
9.0
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Project Bubble
10.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Project Bubble
9.0
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Project Bubble
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Project Bubble
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Project Bubble
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Project Bubble
9.0
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Project Bubble
10.0
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Project Bubble
10.0
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Project Bubble
10.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Project Bubble
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Project Bubble

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Project Bubble
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Project Bubble
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
Project Bubble
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Project Bubble
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
Project Bubble

Pros

  • Project Management - Makes it very efficient to manage projects using Gantt Charts, daily email reports and custom reports!
  • Collaboration - Allows to collaborate with team members, tag them in tasks, send files/attachments.
  • Task delegation - With just 2 clicks you can delegate tasks to other team members/users.
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  • I needed a project management software that had client access, ability to comment, percent-complete tracking, and email integration.
  • The mobile app is a big part of what has improved in the last year and why I have decided to stick with it ultimately. Many others I've decided do not have apps on the marketplace, which is a big hindrance, in my opinion.
  • Invoicing and tracking expenses is a huge plus.
  • White Labeling - I can customize the system with my own logo
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Cons

  • It does not provide support to scaled agile frameworks like SAfe which is there for Rally & Agilecraft.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
  • Not crazy about how the Javascript window opens up when I click on a project; I would rather it just go straight to the Project page.
  • I wish the Time Tracking app were a little more meaty, more like a standalone app.
  • I think the main project area's UI needs to be a bit more legible. Sometimes I find myself straining to see things.
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Alternatives Considered

I have used multiple project management platforms such as ActiveCollab, JIRA, Trello, etc. Trello has great visualization with their (Kanban Board) board system and support drag and drop functionality for managing tasks. ActiveCollab, however, does not have the fancy visualization, but is very powerful when it comes to ticketing, task management, task delegation, time tracking, etc.
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I think Project Bubble is way more streamlined than the others mentioned, as well as way more cost-effective! It is simple enough for my clients to access and keep track of their status, without having to explain or train them in the process. For value of money, customer support, and ease of use, I give it my highest recommendation.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Client communication
  • Contractor accountability
  • Time tracking and resource management
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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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Project Bubble

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Project Bubble Editions & Modules
Project Bubble
Additional Pricing Details