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ActiveCollab

Active Collab is great for small teams who want a web-based project management platform to help them on their day-to-day workflow tasks, billing, estimations, vendor assignments and even client communications. It is also great for agencies with users who are sometimes remotely working. Active Collab starts to show shortcomings when you have an immense amount of projects in the system (1000+), and, being a web-based platform, can sometimes experience downtime.
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ProofHub

It suits well for those businesses who want to operate on a global level without investing too much over creating infrastructure. A business can easily reach out to various clients, customers, partners and other stakeholders and communicate and collaborate with them in a fast and transparent manner and can effectively tap any opportunities coming its way. Such opportunities if
properly implemented can lead to gains for the parties involved.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
ProofHub
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
ProofHub
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
ProofHub
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
ProofHub
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
ProofHub
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
ProofHub
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
ProofHub
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
ProofHub
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
ProofHub
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
ProofHub
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
ProofHub
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
ProofHub
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
ProofHub
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
ProofHub
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
ProofHub

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.2
ProofHub
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
ProofHub
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.5
ProofHub
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
ProofHub
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.0
ProofHub

Pros

  • 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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  • Its features are easy to use but offer a great utility. It has remarkably improved communication and collaboration among our team members most of whom are based in different locations around the world. We can communicate instantly and accurately and we have been able to get quick and effective results by working in a harmonious manner.
  • Every member within our team has a clear knowledge of his tasks as Proofhub enables a clear and elaborate description and documentation of tasks. So we can execute them timely and give quality results in turn.
  • The important events and milestones can be documented precisely, highlighted adequately and timely conducted and achieved with due participation of the required members. So our meetings get conducted on time with presence of all required members which helps our clients and stakeholders to trust and confide more in us as they know we will honor our commitments on time and deliver requisite quality over them.
  • The progress over tasks and the progress over projects can be accurately gauged and viewed transparently which helps us to know that we are proceeding in the right direction and will be able to complete our projects on time with due achievement of our objectives which will spur our growth.
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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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  • It does not provide any specific resource management features, but it does enable optimize usage of resources, so this significantly reduces the need for such specific features. So this would not come in the way of meeting our objectives.
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Likelihood to Renew

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ProofHub8.8
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Proofhub has been working fine for us and it has added value to our work and lives. Our team members enjoy their work while working with it and it has improved their performance quite significantly. Our clients are happy with our timely delivering and with quality we deliver. We can better track our progress and can better follow and control our tasks. We have witnessed a big turnaround since we chose to go with Proofhub. So it remains our no 1 choice for our work. We will continue using it since our future lies in Proofhub.
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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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We used Basecamp in the past, but we did encounter some problems while working with it. But these concerns have been better addressed in ProofHub. It has a simple interface which is so easy to operate and this was not the case in Basecamp. ProofHub lets us quickly chat with our team members over various work matters through its inbuilt chat feature and resolve them fast while Basecamp provides this feature through a third-party tool which added to our expenses and it was not a very convenient affair. ProofHub has got an inbuilt proofing tool which allows us to get quality feedback over designs instantly saving our time and costs, whereas Basecamp enables proofing through a third party tool which again was not convenient for us. ProofHub’s casper mode feature helps us to protect privacy and secrecy over confidential issues but Basecamp lacks such an important feature. So ProofHub has more to offer and better too in comparison to Basecamp. (answer to Describe how ProofHub stacks up against them and why you selected ProofHub.
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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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  • It has enhanced our productivity manifold and we have been able to do quality work in much less time. We have been able to save costs, time and efforts.
  • We have been able to precisely track and monitor closely our team members’ performance which has encouraged them to put in best of efforts and deliver their work on time. The team members have been able to better function as a team.
  • This has boosted our reputation as we have been able to deliver our clients’ orders on time and with the required quality. This has drastically improved our profits and marketability.
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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*
1.  per member, per month, annual billing
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually
6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually
$21
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly
2.52
Member monthly
$72
1. per member, per month, annual billing
2. per member, per month, monthly billing
Additional Pricing Details

ProofHub

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
ProofHub Editions & Modules
ProofHub
Edition
ULTIMATE CONTROL
$991
ESSENTIAL
$50
1. Per month
Additional Pricing Details
At ProofHub, we offer a discount of 20% on monthly billing and 20% + 10% on annual billing on all ProofHub plans to nonprofit organizations.