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Projector PSA

13 Ratings

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Score 7.8 out of 101

Projector PSA

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Score 8.6 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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Projector PSA

Projector PSA is a key business tool in my Professional Services (IT Consulting - design and deployment of infrastructure related IT solutions). It is strong in the areas of resource management - utilization/availability, billable/non-billable time, task management, expense management, actual and forecast revenue and project profitability. It allows for the management of multiple resource types (levels) across multiple (concurrent) projects, being sold at different rates. Projector PSA has extensive reporting available and this has recently been further enhanced by the introduction of an advanced analytics module which provides for even more flexibility in how data is presented. There are a wide variety of invoicing options available and these cover standard templates for T&M and Fixed Price engagements with summary level or resource by resource, task by task level detail available.I do not use Projector PSA for Project Management. Although it has functionality in this area we continue to use MS Project and when required input data into Projector.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Projector PSA
7.0
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Projector PSA
7.4
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Projector PSA
8.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Projector PSA
6.0
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Projector PSA
8.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Projector PSA
6.9
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Projector PSA
7.5
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Projector PSA
5.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Projector PSA
5.2
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Projector PSA
8.5
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Projector PSA
7.6
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Projector PSA
3.7
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Projector PSA
9.3
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Projector PSA
5.2
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Projector PSA
8.1

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Projector PSA
7.9
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Projector PSA
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
Projector PSA
7.0
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Projector PSA
8.5
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
Projector PSA
8.0

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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  • Resource Management - we are a national business and Projector provides us with the capability, in real time, to identify resource availability to meet current and upcoming project requirements. It allows us to
  • Reporting
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Cons

  • As a web-based platform, sometimes things go down on their end and we lose access to our project management tool to the ire of all.
  • Project searching can be hit or miss, and filtered search often leaves out projects that should have shown.
  • Email alerts are often not as helpful as they seem.
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  • The split between the desktop and web environments was awkward at times.
  • While the reporting modules are powerful, creating reports can be complex and required a fairly deep knowledge of the product.
  • The appearance and interface of the desktop application appears somewhat dated.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Projector PSA10.0
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We have been using this tool for a year now and find our use of it continually evolves and broadens. We are also very excited about the overhaul that's under way and feel many of the improvements being put in place will help make us that much more effective and efficient. The Projector team is also very responsive and collaborative in terms of user feedback and improvement suggestions, which helps us know they will work hard to help us get what we need out of the tool.
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Usability

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Projector PSA6.4
Based on 1 answer
Desktop interface feels complex to new users.
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Reliability and Availability

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Projector PSA10.0
Based on 1 answer
In 5 years of use we have never experienced an unscheduled outage.
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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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Projector PSA provided a better value and much smaller initial commitment. The implementation process required minimal professional services. Projector PSA also had a strong data security model to limit visibility appropriately to personnel using the system
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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 organization has improved efficiency in various areas including reporting of time, tracking expenses and tracking profit margins and making adjustments accordingly.
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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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Projector PSA

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Projector PSA Editions & Modules
Projector PSA
Edition
Team Edition
$151
Professional Edition
$251
Enterprise Edition
$301
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details