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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 6.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
7.7

Redmine

77%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 9/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
12 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
11 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.8
58%
8 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
6.9
69%
10 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
9.1
91%
9 Ratings

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
7.5
75%
10 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
8.5
85%
10 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%
7.5

Redmine

75%
Redmine ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
7.8
78%
2 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ActiveCollab is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Redmine is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
9.0

Redmine

90%
12 Ratings

Usability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Redmine

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
6.5

Redmine

65%
6 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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Open Source

Redmine is a perfect solution for businesses that are looking for a FREE and open source solution for project management. It is great for teams that are managing numerous tasks or projects at one time. Redmine is easy to set up and is fairly self-explanatory for anyone who is semi tech-savvy.
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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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Open Source

  • Issue Tracker - Redmine allows in-depth issue tracking complete with workflows and customization.
  • Release Tracker - Redmine allows releases to be tracked by milestones, collecting relevant issues in each milestone.
  • Agile Management - With a few free or low-cost add-ons, Redmine becomes a great tool for Agile project management
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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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Open Source

  • The design and user-interface are a little outdated. It looks like a product that was designed ten years ago and doesn't have a polished look and feel like newer apps have.
  • It's not particularly designed to support agile-based project management methodologies such as Scrum.
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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

Redmine

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Redmine editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Usability

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Open Source

    Redmine is a great product to have in an organization. It's extremely flexible, costs much less to maintain than other alternatives, and as a tool, it is relatively fast to get experienced with. The primary advantages of working with Redmine are: flexible platform, API, open-source and highly configurable, stability.
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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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    Open Source

    Redmine is free, easy to use and it's everything you could want in a free project management program. The fact that it has wiki integration and that it can track on such a granular level is amazing. Assigning tasks to other users, such as our development team, is fantastic and ensures we are always up-to-date on where we are what - on what projects.
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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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    Open Source

    Jira is a great project management tool for software product life cycle management for an agile environment based on agile methodologies. Jira is an intuitive and modernized user interface design compared with Redmine but Redmine is a lightweight and affordable project management and task tracking solution with its essential features and functionalities.
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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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    Open Source

    • Customers receive updates on all progress made for their issues -- this results in an informed customer who is being given transparency on all steps of our process.
    • Customers have responded well from being able to not have to track down emails and instead come to a central place for requests.
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