ActiveCollab vs. SeaTable

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCollab
Score 3.9 out of 10
N/A
Active Collab is a project management solution built around features such as task management, collaboration, time tracking, and invoicing.
$8
per member/per month
SeaTable
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
With SeaTable, teams can organize tasks, assets, projects and ideas. It looks like a spreadsheet but structures any type of information, in the cloud or on the user's own server. SeaTable is a web solution to design business processeses and workflows. SeaTable is designed to give teams the information that is currently needed. Individual views provide the freedom to organize work as it is needed. SeaTable can be linked with other business applications and…
$0
up to 3 users
Pricing
ActiveCollabSeaTable
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$8
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
Free Version
$0
up to 3 users
Free Version
$0
per user, per year
Plus - monthly
$11
per user, per month
Enterprise - monthly
$22
per user, per month
General license
$84
per user, per year
Plus - yearly
$101
per user, per year
Enterprise - yearly
$203
per user, per year
Small Business Package #1
$483
for 10 users. per year
Small Business Package #2
$1,811
for 25 users, per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabSeaTable
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ActiveCollabSeaTable
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Top Cons

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Features
ActiveCollabSeaTable
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.7
13 Ratings
68% below category average
SeaTable
10.0
2 Ratings
29% above category average
Task Management5.712 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.313 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile Access1.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
5.7
8 Ratings
26% below category average
SeaTable
7.3
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabSeaTable
Likelihood to Recommend
3.3
(13 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabSeaTable
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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SeaTable
It does well as a CRM for a company to see all of their candidates or clients or whatever they are tracking. The sorting and grouping ability as well as the inclusion of many formula integrations is also helpful to organize content more meaningfully. If you don't have a lot of information that you need to track, this might have more than you require but it is still a great software 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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SeaTable
  • File Management (I have always likes the way SeaTable allows me to handle files, and with the 4.0 release, significant improvements have been added.)
  • Multiple options for team communications
  • Use of SeaTable democratises the whole process of building workflows. Each team member can be encouraged to create their own "views" (These are filtered and ordered lists of the data your bases hold.), and base their workflows on those. If desired, they could add tick boxes and drop-down menus to create ways to manage their own tasks. They can add quality control options for management, providing them them with customised views that can serve as reports. These reports will will always be up to date, ensuring efficient real-time team communications on projects.
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Cons
ActiveCollab
  • It isn't possible to set members of staff as part time, so if someone is unavailable on certain days you must manually enter them as OOO every single day that they are not in, that other teammates work. Hours also can't be edited individually - everyone is treated as working the same hours in a day, rendering capacity planner useless for flexi working teams
  • Subtasks cannot be assigned their own hours and deadlines, meaning the To Do list view can't be seen in actual date order and capacity planner does not reflect all time allocated to an individual's schedule unless every task is set up as a separate task rather than subtask
  • There is no way to see all tasks of a certain type across multiple campaigns (e.g all copywriting tasks vs all technical tasks) - support team suggested exporting data and making spreadsheets
  • Kanban view isn't available for people's own task lists ('board' view here shows a list)
  • Not possible to have one task be assigned to more than one person
  • Notifications are not sent when tasks are updated, so you have to leave comments and tag people each time
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SeaTable
  • I would love to see it where if I change the ordering of columns of one view it doesn't make those same changes on another view.
  • Sometimes I want to see things differently or in a different order and this does not allow that to happen.
  • The above suggestions are the main ones that I feel would be an improvement.
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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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SeaTable
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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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SeaTable
-- GDPR compliant solution (Airtable's servers are located in the US, SeaTable's servers are located in Germany.) --- Allows flexibility and conforms to one's own style of working, better than JIRA and Monday.com. --- Scalable solution for data management and data processing. More intuitive than Excel. --- Excellent options for file management, better than Google.
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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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SeaTable
  • Positive: Helps us organize our talent pipeline more effectively.
  • Positive: ROI is awesome since we are able to fit it into our budget properly.
  • Positive: Helps us to sustain the business by sharing candidate profiles with multiple clients.
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ScreenShots

ActiveCollab Screenshots

Screenshot of the dashboard with an overview of projects.Screenshot of multiple task views currently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks.Screenshot of Overview of all recent activity.Screenshot of Calendar view with task dependencies.Screenshot of Permission settings (owner, member, client, client+).Screenshot of List of available Add-ons.

SeaTable Screenshots

Screenshot of This is your starting overview page with all your bases. We provide you with predefined templates to help you get started with SeaTable as easily as possible.Screenshot of Always keep track of all your ideas, tasks or projects. So that everyone in the team knows exactly what needs to be done.Screenshot of In just a few clicks, you can add your team members to SeaTable, assign tasks, mark individual team members, set permissions and comment on the various tasks. This way, everyone in the team always stays informed and knows what needs to be done.Screenshot of SeaTable can be extended with individual plug-ins. In addition to the gallery, calendar, map view and timeline plug-in, you also have the option of developing your own desired functions.Screenshot of Bring your data to life with SeaTable! In addition to pie charts, bar charts and line charts, SeaTable has a variety of other options for efficiently preparing your data.Screenshot of Do you have to regularly record data from your employees or business partners? With SeaTable you can create online forms in no time at all, which you can send to the respective recipients via a link. The entered data ends up directly in SeaTable.