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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

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ActiveCollab

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Score 7.8 out of 101

Planview Projectplace

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Overall, ActiveCollab is a great project management tool. If you're looking for a platform for your team to track their tasks, communicate with one another, share files, etc., then ActiveCollab is the exact right choice. It even allows you to invite external users to collaborate with (such as clients) and lets you set up custom visibility for them.
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Planview Projectplace

Project management - smaller repeatable projects - well suitedProject management - larger type projects not as useful
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Planview Projectplace
7.5
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Planview Projectplace
8.4
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Planview Projectplace
6.3
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Planview Projectplace
7.0
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Planview Projectplace
7.1
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Planview Projectplace
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Planview Projectplace
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Planview Projectplace
8.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Planview Projectplace
7.0
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Planview Projectplace
8.4
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Planview Projectplace
7.8
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Planview Projectplace
7.1
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Planview Projectplace
7.1
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Planview Projectplace
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Planview Projectplace

Professional Services Automation

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

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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  • The card system of project place works really good. It's very easy to create new cards, assigning them to team members and linking them to projects.
  • The "plan" view is really helpful to keep track of your recent activities.
  • It's useful to connect activities with others to know if something has to be finished before another activity.
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Cons

  • Search functionality - The search functionality is not so promising and I'm unable to find the tasks/items that I need even though I use the keywords that are in the ticket/comments -- Definitely something that needs to be improved.
  • No snooze functionality for tasks - If you work on multiple projects and deal with large number of tasks/tickets then things can get messy in your "workspace." An easy feature that can resolve this is to add snooze functionality. That way users can snooze tasks and optimize their workspace until when they really need to work on the task.
  • No ability to color code tasks - I'm a visual person and deal with a large number of tasks on ActiveCollab. Seeing my huge pile of tasks in the same color makes me lose track of things and slows me down. It would be very helpful for me if task color coding was added to Active Collab -- I'm sure there are others out there who benefit from this feature, too!
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  • Some of the different views/stats seem a little cumbersome and overcrowd the dash
  • In a recent update the ability to drag and reorganize cards in the My Overview setting went away. The Group by dropdown is helpful, but I wish I was still able to rearrange the cards within each workspace/due date/etc.
  • With how I use Projectplace there aren't really a lot of cons!
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab is 100% better than any of the other tools we have used. We had previously spent thousands of dollars trying out different software that was comparable, but this has been one of the best decisions we have made as a company. It's also the cheapest ongoing option, especially if you get the self-hosted version.
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The visuals and functionality of Projectplace, version control and document storage capabilities are the best compared to the tools I have used above
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Return on Investment

  • ActiveCollab allowed me to get rid of spreadsheets and physical reports that always take away a lot of time.
  • The automation of the management processes of the company is fantastic thanks to ActiveCollab.
  • The whole team has focused more on the execution of its activities.
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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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Planview Projectplace

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Planview Projectplace Editions & Modules
Planview Projectplace
Edition
Projectplace Enterprise
$291
1. per seat
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