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Score 8.6 out of 100

Planview ProjectPlace

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Planview ProjectPlace ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
8.4

Planview ProjectPlace

84%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 7/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
8.7
87%
170 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
8.6
86%
141 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
8.7
87%
150 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
8.4
84%
150 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
8.9
89%
171 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
8.2
82%
134 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
126 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
8.2
82%
164 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
8.1
81%
145 Ratings

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
139 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
8.4
84%
122 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%

Planview ProjectPlace

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Planview ProjectPlace is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
8.4

Planview ProjectPlace

84%
177 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

Planview ProjectPlace

77%
7 Ratings

Usability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Planview ProjectPlace

85%
73 Ratings

Availability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Planview ProjectPlace

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Planview ProjectPlace

82%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
8.5

Planview ProjectPlace

85%
70 Ratings

Product Scalability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

Planview ProjectPlace

55%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Scenarios where ActiveCollab works well 1) 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 etc Scenarios where ActiveCollab did not work well 1) 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 invoicing 3) It did not work well for larger teams 4) Search option is not very detailed & you may end up wasting lot of time searching one particular bug or issue.












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Planview

Planview ProjectPlace efficiently manages the different projects. It is a highly recommended tool for the benefit of any organization. Since its deployment in our organization, we can see many positive changes in the workflow. It provides a lot of flexibility, and we can easily do the analysis of our projects and work according to it. It is very easy for us to manage all things from one place, and we can easily make plans or set goals and achieve them before the deadline. Planview ProjectPlace is not suitable for small businesses.
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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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Planview

  • As a cloud based solution, Projectplace is one of the few true multiple location, multi person project management tools available for large teams. The reliability for large projects (with teams of anywhere between 50-200+ people) was a huge selling point for this and I witnessed this first hand.
  • The Windows and Mac applications for Projectplace are well designed and work impressively well for a project management tool. I found most of the teams had either application installed on their machine and did not have any complaints about it.
  • Features like AI and project management viewing styles like Kanban, Ganntt and others make the experience customizable for each user and made them adapt it to their preferred project management style.
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Cons

ActiveCollab

  • Does not maintain default categories for tasks
  • Makes information difficult to share with others not on AC
  • Relies on other people to track their time correctly in categories for estimates
  • Mobile app is very hard to use and not user-friendly if you are working with multiple projects
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Planview

  • Under the time tracking, it would be nice to have a set template that would load each week and not have to click a button to load the previous week's template.
  • Somehow making it more intuitive.
  • Having to add in each service line and each detail that I cover for every service line each week is a bit ridiculous.
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Pricing Details

ActiveCollab

Starting Price

$7 per member/per month

Editions & Modules

ActiveCollab editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.002

Footnotes

  1. license
  2. per member/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional $6.25

Additional Details

Planview ProjectPlace

Starting Price

$29 per seat

Editions & Modules

Planview ProjectPlace editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Projectplace Enterprise$29.001

Footnotes

  1. per seat

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Planview

We're committed now & have >50 users on Projectplace. All our projects are now tracked in the tool. We this investment of time & training, the cost of maintaining Projectplace is relatively low for the benefit. So we will renew, even if there are some idiosyncrasies in the tool & there are opportunities for improvement.
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Usability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Planview

Planview Projectplace helped us to grow our business online by reducing the time for work/project management. The Planview Projectplace platform is simple to use and not difficult to learn. Even new users will find it simple to use and navigate the tools. Cost Effective and return on investment is good. Excellent file uploading and access from anywhere.
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Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Planview

No downtime-issues since the implementation. It has been very stable
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Support Rating

ActiveCollab

We have not required support for ActiveCollab as it works pretty seamlessly. We didn't have any issues with using the platform or with any billing issues. The self-service aspect of the platform is robust and easy to navigate so we have not encountered any errors that required assistance from the support team.
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Planview

An unlimited project collaboration tool that scales with the increase of team members and is designed to incorporate waterfalls and agile workflows and effectively adapts to situations of change of plans very easily. All projects progress is easily followed through a single dashboard with perfect visualization capabilities and allows project team members to share files and documents in real-time.
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab is easier to use and simpler in its setup. It has the right mix of features and simplicity. It's also project-oriented which is important for our workflow. Other tools are often too task-oriented, making it hard to track projects. Overall, ActiveCollab has a great mix of simplicity with good features.
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Planview

It offers a simpler alternative that's easier to manage by the less tech-savvy people. I also think that Planview Projectplace has managed to keep the product updated compared to other project management tools. Miro is perhaps the one that comes to mind, but while evaluating, we saw fewer issues with Planview Projectplace. Overall, the decision came down to the project manager, that had previous experience and recommended the product. For me, using a product from a smaller company is better because I know that there will be a focus on improving it, unlike, for example, Microsoft products that can be discontinued at any moment.
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Scalability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Planview

It is a bit more difficult to fluently use in large scale implementations
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Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • 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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Planview

  • [We have the] ability to support remote work through projects that scale across multiple groups
  • We have large-scale quarterly projects, so the ability to save and duplicate project templates are helpful for us to keep track of tasks down to the specific card
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