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Score 8.6 out of 100

Rippling

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.4

    ActiveCollab

    74%

    Rippling

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    8.8
    88%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    6.3
    63%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    8.1
    81%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    3.0
    30%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    9.9
    99%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    8.8
    88%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    5.9
    59%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    7.5

    ActiveCollab

    75%

    Rippling

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    6.9
    69%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    6.9
    69%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    7.9
    79%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Rippling

    88%
    Rippling ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    213 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    213 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    260 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    207 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    266 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    228 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    165 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    Rippling

    93%
    Rippling ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    300 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    175 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    319 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    309 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    202 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    168 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Rippling

    91%
    Rippling ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    278 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    252 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    165 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Rippling

    88%
    Rippling ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    351 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    370 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    289 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    172 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    242 Ratings

    Asset Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Rippling

    82%
    Rippling ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    136 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Rippling

    83%
    Rippling ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    137 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    127 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    112 Ratings

    Onboarding

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.2

    Rippling

    92%
    Rippling ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    251 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    170 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.2

    Rippling

    92%
    Rippling ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    78 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    83 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    80 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    80 Ratings

    Performance Management

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Rippling

    86%
    Rippling ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    93 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    88 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    96 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    106 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    86 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Rippling

    87%
    Rippling ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    71 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    74 Ratings

    Candidate search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    80 Ratings

    Candidate development

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    73 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    ActiveCollab

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Rippling

    87%
    Rippling ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    73 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    73 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    69 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    69 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    71 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    74 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    93 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Rippling is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    ActiveCollab

    80%
    12 Ratings
    9.0

    Rippling

    90%
    399 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Rippling

    88%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2

    Rippling

    92%
    396 Ratings

    Availability

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Rippling

    91%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Rippling

    91%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.1

    ActiveCollab

    71%
    6 Ratings
    8.7

    Rippling

    87%
    363 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Rippling

    91%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    ActiveCollab

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Rippling

    91%
    1 Rating

    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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    Rippling

    I would and will recommend Rippling to anyone who owns a business to help manage employee onboarding, payroll, benefits, and other aspects of the employee/employer relationship. I intend to use Rippling in the future for my business as well once we begin hiring employees. Thanks for making a platform that is easy to use.
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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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    Rippling

    • User Interface: extremely friendly compared to ADP or other software I have used in the past.
    • Organization: the app is very well organized and simple; no need to dig through complicated menus to find what you need to look for.
    • Responsive: the app is very fast and responsive to click, with virtually no wait time between screens.
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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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    Rippling

    • Device management is just ok - it doesn't easily fit all of our needs and is not as necessary for us.
    • The Application Tracking System is just ok.
    • The canned reports could use a little work - they suffice, and we can modify them to our needs, but some accountant-ready reporting would be great.
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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

    Rippling

    Starting Price

    $8 starting price per user, per month

    Editions & Modules

    Rippling editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Recommended$8.001

    Footnotes

    1. starting price per user, per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    For additional pricing details visit the Rippling pricing page.

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    Because it is through my current job I would recommend it to other friends with businesses both large and small. It is an easy to use app and it is super helpful and beneficial for time tracking and ensuring accuracy of the time clock. It notifies you when you are close to your allotted PTO limit which is also a neat feature.
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    Usability

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    Easy interface to navigate - one does not need significant time to play around on the platform to determine what to do. In particular, I appreciate how there are 'less clicks' needed to toggle between different views on the platform. One needs to only hover over the global menu page and then select the option. Small things like this help promote a seamless experience
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    Reliability and Availability

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    I like that the availability in using Rippling at any given time is useful to me. Getting on the site freely when I need gives me security of knowing that I can be in control of viewing health insurance and hours information. I have yet to get any errors in using the Rippling app.
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    Performance

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    Rippling's performance has been great, no errors or glitches yet so far. I am confident that Going from one page to the next and all its complexity usage does not lag or times out, it works effectively and efficiently. While using Rippling and other apps it does not tend to slow it down, works great. No complaints.
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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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    Rippling

    While I've not had to directly contact Rippling's support desk as of yet, I'm sure that if I ever have to in the future, I'll get top-tier support, as my user experience with the platform has been A1 from the very beginning.
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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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    Rippling

    I've enjoyed my experience with Rippling significantly more than Paylocity primarily due to its ease of use. Rippling has an app that is more functional and a web platform that is more intuitive than anything I experienced with Paylocity. It was challenging at times to figure out how to do simple tasks with the previous tool.
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    Scalability

    ActiveCollab

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    I can go on here and see all my hours and pto plus health benefits. I like to have the work handbook handy to refer to legal things. How to work my role within it's limits. Being able to put in my hours and view when they are approved is a huge benefit for me.
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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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    Rippling

    • Rippling has made it incredibly simple for me to get the information I need when I need it
    • Rippling allows me to see the people I work with well, an especially important task for this remote environment
    • I've been able to save time in my day since I no longer have to goggle HR specific criteria thanks to Rippling
    • I also have been able to save time not having to go to all of the different sites to see things like my vested shares, 401k Balance, etc.
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