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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

We think Projector PSA is a great tool to track and manage people in a professional service environment like management consulting. This system is easy to set up, easy to understand and should easily suit the needs of smaller and medium sized firms. It may be less appropriate for firms that rely very heavily on project management through another system (like MS Project) or firms that rely very heavily on a sales pipeline tracking system. While still very much possible to use, you would (I believe) have to do some re-keying between systems
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Projector PSA
7.0
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.5
Projector PSA
7.4
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Projector PSA
8.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.5
Projector PSA
6.0
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.4
Projector PSA
8.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Projector PSA
6.9
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.8
Projector PSA
7.5
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.6
Projector PSA
5.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Projector PSA
5.2
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.2
Projector PSA
8.5
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.2
Projector PSA
7.6
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
7.4
Projector PSA
3.7
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.9
Projector PSA
9.3
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
6.1
Projector PSA
5.2
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.6
Projector PSA
8.1

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Projector PSA
7.9
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
Projector PSA
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.7
Projector PSA
7.0
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.9
Projector PSA
8.5
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.9
Projector PSA
8.0

Pros

ActiveCollab

  • 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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Projector PSA

  • 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

ActiveCollab

  • Individual comments cannot be linked to. This makes it more difficult to reference a comment or question.
  • Unnecessary features cannot be turned off. Since we use it primarily for communication, it would be ideal to turn off tasks etc. that are not needed or be able to move discussions as the first screen.
  • There isn't an easy way to set up different projects under the same client.
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Projector PSA

  • One challenge has been the user interface of the management portal, but that is currently being overhauled. The new design is being rolled out incrementally, and so far we've been very impressed with it, both visually and functionally!
  • Projector is first and foremost a project management tool. Because of this, we had to come up with some workarounds for customized accounting tasks we needed that were not part of the native Projector logic, but we were able to get what we need done.
  • One thing we did have with our previous PSA tool and that isn't available in Projector is an integration with MS Outlook calendar. That would be a great feature for our team.
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Projector PSA

Projector PSA 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Projector PSA

Projector PSA 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Desktop interface feels complex to new users.
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Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Projector PSA

Projector PSA 10.0
Based on 1 answer
In 5 years of use we have never experienced an unscheduled outage.
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Support

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.3
Based on 3 answers
The support team is responsive to requests and their annual support fees are reasonable. Honestly, we don't have to contact them much. Updates happen automatically and the platform is very solid and does not require a lot of support. Documentation is good and the platform is easy to learn.
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Projector PSA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

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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Projector PSA

We did pursue Quick Arrow another tool that was similar. We found that be in inflexible in use. Projector allows a lot of flexibility in setup. Our organization has very specific business processes and we were able to set up Projector to work with those processes. Several other systems we tried were not as flexible in allowing set up to our needs.
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Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • It has saved us a TON of money (literally thousands) in project management software.
  • It has helped us gain clients because we can show them the template of what they will see and give them access to it. When others don't have software that does this.
  • Positive impact on ROI based on the time it's saving compared to our previous PM software.
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Projector PSA

  • Projector has had a great ROI. We are more efficient with planning, budgeting and analyzing inefficiencies.
  • Projector has allowed our office across the United States to access the same system and create a central database of all projects and services.
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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
$6.25*

* per member, per month, annual billing

ActiveCollab Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan$9991
  1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually$31
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly$42
Member monthly$72
  1. per member, per month, annual billing
  2. per member, per month, monthly billing
Additional Pricing Details

Projector PSA

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Projector PSA Editions & Modules

Edition
Team Edition$151
Professional Edition$251
Enterprise Edition$301
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.8
Projector PSA
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
Projector PSA
10.0

Usability

ActiveCollab
Projector PSA
6.4

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab
Projector PSA
10.0

Support

ActiveCollab
7.3
Projector PSA

Implementation

ActiveCollab
Projector PSA
8.2

Scalability

ActiveCollab
Projector PSA
7.0

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