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Score 8 out of 100

Rippling

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Scenarios where ActiveCollab works well1) 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 etcScenarios where ActiveCollab did not work well1) 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 invoicing3) It did not work well for larger teams4) Search option is not very detailed & you may end up wasting lot of time searching one particular bug or issue.












Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rippling

I really like how easy it has been to use Rippling as both an employee and as a manager. It helps keep everything in one place and makes all tools necessary to be a manager of both salary and hourly staff easy and feasible. I would say that it is very well suited to larger companies that have organizational complexity. Smaller and less complex organizations with few managers probably have less need for this platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
Rippling
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
Rippling
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Rippling
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
Rippling
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Rippling
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Rippling
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
Rippling
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
Rippling
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Rippling
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
Rippling
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Rippling
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.7
Rippling
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
Rippling
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Rippling
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Rippling

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
Rippling
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
Rippling
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
Rippling
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Rippling
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
Rippling

Human Resource Management

ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.5
Employee demographic data
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.6
Employment history
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.3
Job profiles and administration
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.4
Organizational charting
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.7
Organization and location management
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.3

Payroll Management

ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.9
Pay calculation
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.4
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.4
Benefit plan administration
ActiveCollab
Rippling
9.4
Direct deposit files
ActiveCollab
Rippling
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
ActiveCollab
Rippling
9.2
Reimbursement management
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.7

Leave and Attendance Management

ActiveCollab
Rippling
9.0
Approval workflow
ActiveCollab
Rippling
9.1
Balance details
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ActiveCollab
Rippling
9.0

Employee Self Service

ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
ActiveCollab
Rippling
9.0
Update personal information
ActiveCollab
Rippling
9.5
View company policy documentation
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.6
Employee recognition
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.2
View job history
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.9

Asset Management

ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.4
Tracking of all physical assets
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.4

HR Reporting

ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.1
Report builder
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.0
Pre-built reports
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.2
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.0

Onboarding

ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.7
New hire portal
ActiveCollab
Rippling
9.0
Manager tracking tools
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.5

Performance and Goals

ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.6
Corporate goal setting
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.6
Individual goal setting
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.5
Line-of sight-visibility
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.7
Performance tracking
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.5

Performance Management

ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.4
Performance plans
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.5
Performance improvement plans
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.5
Review status tracking
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.4
Review reminders
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.4
Multiple review frequency
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.4

Succession Planning

ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.3
Create succession plans/pools
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.4
Candidate ranking
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.2
Candidate search
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.3
Candidate development
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.3

Recruiting / ATS

ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.2
Job Requisition Management
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.3
Company Website Posting
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.2
Publish to Social Media
ActiveCollab
Rippling
7.9
Job Search Site Posting
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.2
Applicant Tracking
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.3
Notifications and Alerts
ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.3

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.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rippling

  • It has helped give me references to go back to when I have questions about how to do something within my company process.
  • It has helped organize my training modules so I can easily know what else I have to complete.
  • It has helped me keep myself on track and on point so that I know how to manage the basic functions of my job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveCollab

  • Individual comments cannot be linked to. This makes it more difficult to reference a comment or question.
  • Unnecessary features cannot be turned off. Since we use it primarily for communication, it would be ideal to turn off tasks etc. that are not needed or be able to move discussions as the first screen.
  • There isn't an easy way to set up different projects under the same client.
Nancy Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rippling

  • There isn't a ton of changes that comes to mind.
  • I feel like Rippling could turn into an overall hub for a business. Where notifications of meeting and other things could be put in.
  • From my stand point and my experience of rippling it seems like payroll, time off, and on boarding are all Rippling is used for.
Caden Maughan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
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Rippling

Rippling 8.9
Based on 75 answers
Rippling is definitely more user friendly and less complicated than the HR software I've had to use in the past. It does everything I need it for and does not bombard me with tons of buttons and options that are not necessary. That's why I prefer Rippling over the others.
Carlo Larose | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.2
Based on 3 answers
The support team is responsive to requests and their annual support fees are reasonable. Honestly, we don't have to contact them much. Updates happen automatically and the platform is very solid and does not require a lot of support. Documentation is good and the platform is easy to learn.
Mike Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rippling

Rippling 8.4
Based on 64 answers
Rippling is changing the employment industry by providing great resources that enable us to maintain tasks and workloads. The interface overall is fantastic that provides helpful resources. The easy user friendly platform Rippling provides to their clients is fantastic. Personally, I really enjoy using Rippling interface. I would recommend to others.
Jimmy Lunagsidasay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

I have used multiple project management platforms such as ActiveCollab, JIRA, Trello, etc. Trello has great visualization with their (Kanban Board) board system and support drag and drop functionality for managing tasks. ActiveCollab, however, does not have the fancy visualization, but is very powerful when it comes to ticketing, task management, task delegation, time tracking, etc.
Ali Zakeri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rippling

Rippling's PEO application was so much more intuitive, clear, and efficient than others I have used. Their simplicity made the process of creating my profile and enrolling in benefits so easy. The employee site is not cluttered, it is very clean, making it easy to navigate and find exactly what you are looking for quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • It has saved us a TON of money (literally thousands) in project management software.
  • It has helped us gain clients because we can show them the template of what they will see and give them access to it. When others don't have software that does this.
  • Positive impact on ROI based on the time it's saving compared to our previous PM software.
Chris Lesner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rippling

  • Unsure of how much we paid to use Rippling, but I do know we are paying far less for health insurance with better policies
  • Being able to have each employee in the same place for mandatory trainings is easier to keep track of.
  • Always super simple to find my 401k contribution and change when needed
Sarah Goins | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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*

* per member, per month, annual billing

ActiveCollab Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
  1. license
SaaS Edition
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.001
  1. per member/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rippling

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rippling Editions & Modules

Edition
Recommended$8.001
  1. starting price per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
For additional pricing details visit: https://www.rippling.com/pricing.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Rippling
8.7

Usability

ActiveCollab
Rippling
8.9

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
Rippling
8.4

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