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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

Sciforma

Yes, definitely. We wanted a flexible but robust software and Sciforma seemed to be the best fit
William Berger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

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

Sciforma

  • Scheduling tasks.
  • Assigning resources and cost items.
  • Managing a team.
Arnie Francisco | 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

Sciforma

  • The largest con for me is the clunky UI. It's not very intuitive, and has a larger learning curve to become a proficient user.
  • Reports are functional, but could use some improvements.
  • It can be slow at times, and you have to wait to make sure your changes are saved before moving on.
Tony Messier | 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

Sciforma

Sciforma 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This software allows project and portfolio managers to analyze and prioritize projects based on resource allocation and available effort. It helps you compare the sorecast effort with resource availability. You can email, call or tweet them if you have concerns.
Arnie Francisco | 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

Sciforma

We were looking at vendors but they didn't meet our expectations and weren't flexible enough.
William Berger | 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

Sciforma

  • Before Sciforma we were running projects out of Excel and emails. Using a cloud based application means that everyone is viewing information in real time.
  • Our executive leadership knows that they have one place to go for a real time status on all of our strategic projects.
Tony Messier | 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

Sciforma

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Sciforma Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Sciforma licensing is based on the number of users and the features they need.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Sciforma
10.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
Sciforma
10.0

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