ActiveCollab vs. Projecturf

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCollab
Score 4.7 out of 10
N/A
Active Collab is a project management solution built around features such as task management, collaboration, time tracking, and invoicing.
$7
per member/per month
Projecturf
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Projecturf is a web-based all-inclusive project management tool from Projecturf in Redondo Beach, CA. Projecturf has the core features associated to project management software, such as real-time notifications and activity feeds, integration with various apps and programs (e.g. Dropbox, Google Apps), document management, commenting, bulk uploading, Gantt charts, reporting capabilities, and more. It also includes some CRM/Pipeline Management Features. Clutter is reduced by collapsing many tasks…
$20
per month
Pricing
ActiveCollabProjecturf
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$7.00
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
Projecturf
$20.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabProjecturf
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ActiveCollabProjecturf
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.7
13 Ratings
68% below category average
Projecturf
8.6
3 Ratings
13% above category average
Task Management6.212 Ratings9.63 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.613 Ratings9.63 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings9.63 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings9.63 Ratings
Mobile Access1.610 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings4.92 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings6.62 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
5.7
8 Ratings
27% below category average
Projecturf
9.7
2 Ratings
26% above category average
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings9.11 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabProjecturf
Likelihood to Recommend
4.0
(13 ratings)
9.6
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabProjecturf
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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Projecturf
It is appropriate for team tasks. It is not appropriate for us to use a medical scheduling tool for our participants.
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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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Projecturf
  • Manages files and communication
  • Allows us to track tickets
  • Ensures we have tasks clearly outlined with timelines
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Cons
ActiveCollab
  • It isn't possible to set members of staff as part time, so if someone is unavailable on certain days you must manually enter them as OOO every single day that they are not in, that other teammates work. Hours also can't be edited individually - everyone is treated as working the same hours in a day, rendering capacity planner useless for flexi working teams
  • Subtasks cannot be assigned their own hours and deadlines, meaning the To Do list view can't be seen in actual date order and capacity planner does not reflect all time allocated to an individual's schedule unless every task is set up as a separate task rather than subtask
  • There is no way to see all tasks of a certain type across multiple campaigns (e.g all copywriting tasks vs all technical tasks) - support team suggested exporting data and making spreadsheets
  • Kanban view isn't available for people's own task lists ('board' view here shows a list)
  • Not possible to have one task be assigned to more than one person
  • Notifications are not sent when tasks are updated, so you have to leave comments and tag people each time
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Projecturf
  • From what I understand, there was no good way to tracking the time it took to complete tasks and a way to evaluate all that data.
  • Sometimes, when a team member thought they posted something on the notes module it is never viewable by other members.
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Likelihood to Renew
ActiveCollab
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Projecturf
I am not in the position to choose our project management software, and my current company has already used our current software for a number of years. But if I were to ever use project management software for personal projects with remote team members then I think Projecturf would be a great contender for the job.
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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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Projecturf
No answers on this topic
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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Projecturf
It is very good against its competition. We have used tools like Asana, Basecamp, Wrike and Trello, and it outpaces all of them.
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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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Projecturf
  • Saves us time
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ScreenShots

ActiveCollab Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard and overview of projects.Screenshot of Multiple task views curently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks.Screenshot of Overview of all recent activity.Screenshot of Calendar view with task dependencies.Screenshot of Permission settings (owner, member, client, client+).Screenshot of List of available Add-ons.