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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.












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Scoro

Scoro would be ideal for a larger business who is truly interested in developing a stronger and more efficient workflow. I honestly would have recommended it had it not been for the cost, the hidden fees, and the fact that I'd have to upgrade to an even more expensive plan if I wanted to get the most of the program for our level. We only needed one item, so would have ended up paying much more to not use a great deal of additional features. So, if you want to increase your workflow and have the funds, use them - absolutely. You will not regret it. But I cannot recommend it to someone who is on a tight budget
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Scoro
7.5
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Scoro
7.9
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Scoro
7.5
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Scoro
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Scoro
8.5
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Scoro
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Scoro
8.4
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Scoro
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Scoro
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
Scoro
7.9
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Scoro
8.5
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Scoro
6.9
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Scoro
7.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Scoro
6.0
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Scoro
6.9

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.2
Scoro
6.5
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
Scoro
5.0
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.5
Scoro
7.9
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Scoro
7.9
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.0
Scoro
5.2

Pros

  • Daily notifications to the mail about upcoming tasks and expired, if any.
  • Preparation of financial reports and tasks for specific projects. You can form for individual tasks, employees and other criteria.
  • The availability of the gantt chart greatly simplifies the process of building the project, as it is an effective tool that helps to see the order of tasks to be performed.
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  • Platform. This is why I looked into the program. You can create a unified platform which suits your needs, and aren't stuck with something a programmer insists you should be seeing.
  • Ease of implementation. It was by far the easiest to introduce during the trialing phase. It was quick to learn, and I found that employees adapted more quickly to it than to anything else.
  • Data and the small things. Planning, time tracking and management, even budget management gives you the chance to step back and see the big picture rather than using one platform to analyze time, then another to see budget.
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Cons

  • I would like to supplement the mobile application with the functionality that the service has in the desktop version, for more efficient work.
  • Sorting projects and tasks is not always convenient, I would like to customize it for myself.
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  • Cost. I ended up not recommending this product simply because of the cost alone. There are hidden costs you will not know about until it is too late. Their pricing model is geared for bigger businesses, and can cripple smaller ones. The pricing is by user. If you get the most basic of plans (with a 900 onboarding charge), you will realize that all the things you actually need to make the program effective are on the next tier up...
  • Quickbooks. At the time I was exploring this, Quickbooks was not very well integrated. If you wanted to include billing (which they do show promise for), then you will have issues here.
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Alternatives Considered

We chose Active Collab overall because we liked its easy to use user interface, project management suite and agency/vendor/client interaction capabilities. We also chose it primarily because it was offered as a web-based platform that offered very clean and easy mobile access for our off-site users as well as clients and third-party vendors. Mavenlink and Basecamp, at the time, were more suited to specifically be used for project management on a more granular scale for project managers, not necessarily the whole team, including vendors and clients collaboration.
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Scoro combines all of your needs into one program. It covered most - if not all - of the needs for the programs listed above, but unfortunately the cost was simply too high. We ended up using another program; however, I would have chosen Scoro over these had the cost not been such an important factor. I would have chosen Scoro because of this level of integration, too!
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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  • Scoro could have had a wonderful impact on the workflow of the business. It allows for integrations most programs don't, including accounting and time tracking, and could have easily eliminated the need for an FTE through the streamlining of tasks alone.
  • If we had implemented this program, we would have saved time, but all of the gains would have gone to pay for Scoro. It would not have balanced out, especially if they ever were to raise their rates.
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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*
1.  per member, per month, annual billing
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually
6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually
$21
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly
2.52
Member monthly
$72
1. per member, per month, annual billing
2. per member, per month, monthly billing
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Scoro

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Scoro Editions & Modules
Scoro
Edition
PLUS
$221
PREMIUM
$331
ULTIMATE
$551
1. per user
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