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11 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ActiveCollab ranks higher in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation
  • ActiveCollab and Redbooth are tied in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
7.4

Redbooth

74%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 7/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
8.9
89%
4 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
5.1
51%
5 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
5.1
51%
5 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
2 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
8.7
87%
4 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
5.0
50%
3 Ratings

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
8.2
82%
4 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
7.1
71%
3 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%
7.3

Redbooth

73%
Redbooth ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
5.3
53%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Redbooth is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • ActiveCollab and Redbooth are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
8.0

Redbooth

80%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
10.0

Redbooth

100%
2 Ratings

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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Redbooth

Redbooth is fantastic for freelance artists, small businesses, or even larger companies. It's versatile and can handle and help you stay organized. IT has replaced most every other tool we use to stay up to date on projects, keep track of tasks, and use it for a proofing space. It may not be good if you aren't a freelancer or someone who has many tasks to complete. It seems best when there's at least 2 people in the company.
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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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Redbooth

  • Desktop sharing.
  • Good audio and video quality.
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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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Redbooth

  • It is not an application to store large amounts of documentation.
  • Having a lot of information can make it cumbersome to get some tasks.
  • It's a tool created for fast management and communication. At the moment, when accumulating tasks, it can be a total mess.
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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

Redbooth

Starting Price

$9 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Redbooth editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
PRO$91
BUSINESS$152
ENTERPRISEContact3

Footnotes

  1. per month per user
  2. per month per user
  3. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

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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Redbooth

I’ve never actually used their support - I think that in and of itself says something about the product.
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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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Redbooth

The overall interface, hour tracking, Gantt charts and integrations with Google Drive make Redbooth the best choice for our company.
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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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Redbooth

  • Saves times of having to sort through email.
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