ActiveCollab vs. SlickPie (discontinued)

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
SlickPie (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
SlickPie was free online accounting software designed for small businesses, offering online invoicing and billing, multicurrency, financial reporting, bank reconciliation, automatic payment reminders, and source document upload. SlickPie provided an automated data entry tool that let people use their phone cameras to convert the information from receipts and bill to digital data. It also enabled users to set up recurring invoices to…
$0
per account
Pricing
ActiveCollabSlickPie (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$8
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
Starter
$0
per account
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabSlickPie (discontinued)
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.7
13 Ratings
68% below category average
SlickPie (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Task Management5.612 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.313 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access1.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings00 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
SlickPie (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
SlickPie (discontinued)
9.0
2 Ratings
26% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
SlickPie (discontinued)
8.5
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
SlickPie (discontinued)
8.5
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
SlickPie (discontinued)
8.5
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
SlickPie (discontinued)
8.3
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
ActiveCollabSlickPie (discontinued)
Small Businesses
Stackby
Stackby
Score 9.6 out of 10
QuickBooks Self-Employed
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
SAP Ruum
SAP Ruum
Score 9.0 out of 10
Accounting Seed
Accounting Seed
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Score 7.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabSlickPie (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
3.3
(13 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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In my opinion, SlickPie is best suited for small business owners and freelancers, especially service-based ones. If that's your case, then it's a no-brainer. However, if you are a bigger enterprise or if you are not a service-based business, then it might not be the best choice for you. Still, the software is free to use, so you might just give it a try anyway.
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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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  • It is free for freelancers or small business
  • Easy to use its dashboard
  • It save too much time for handeling Account related things.
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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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  • Some more invoice templates would be nice.
  • Some more charts would be good too.
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Usability
ActiveCollab
No answers on this topic
Discontinued Products
It saved me and me lots of time. it is free for smaller organizations or freelancers. it has Android, iPhone and iPad support. It has many features for Account management related tools and features. we can upload documents, print as per requirements. it has other features like Billing & invoicing, contact database, cash Management which can help in many ways.
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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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It is a time saver for Account related things and it has a Billing & invoicing feature which helps us to generate bills and prints directly or share online. It has a very well designed dashboard where we can do our daily work. and it is free for freelancers and small companies so need to worry about money
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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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Before shifting to SlickPie I was using QBO, so I guess I'll list it as a competitor. However, since SlickPie offers me 80-90% of QBO's features for free I can't really say QBO is a relevant contender.
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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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  • It saves me around $500 in accounting software subscription per year.
  • It saves me around 4-5 hours a week in manual data entry (thanks to MagicBot).
  • It reduced the average time customers take to pay for my invoices.
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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.

SlickPie (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of DashboardScreenshot of Bank ReconciliationScreenshot of Add New InvoiceScreenshot of Bank AccountsScreenshot of InventoryScreenshot of Balance Sheet