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ActiveCollab

16 Ratings

SlickPie

3 Ratings

ActiveCollab

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

SlickPie

3 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

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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.












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SlickPie

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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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
SlickPie
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.1
SlickPie
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
8.6
SlickPie
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.0
SlickPie
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
7.6
SlickPie
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
SlickPie
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.0
SlickPie
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.6
SlickPie
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
SlickPie
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
SlickPie
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
SlickPie
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
7.5
SlickPie
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.4
SlickPie
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
7.9
SlickPie
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
8.4
SlickPie

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
8.3
SlickPie
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
8.0
SlickPie
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
8.3
SlickPie
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
SlickPie
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
9.1
SlickPie

Customization

ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
API for custom integration
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
Plug-ins
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0

Security

ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
Single sign-on capability
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
Standard reports
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
Accounts payable
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
Accounts receivable
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
Cash management
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
Bank reconciliation
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
Multi-division support
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
Electronic tax filing
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0

Order Management

ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
Pricing
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
Credit card processing
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
Configurable alerts
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0
Legacy system data migration
ActiveCollab
SlickPie
10.0

Pros

  • Its billing & invoice feature worked pretty well for T&M teams. ActiveCollab version 5, the current version, allows you to directly track time to tasks using the Timer app and later create invoices based on those time entries. Their statuses will change through phases, as you are pending payment, or after they are set as paid.
  • Here cost can be easily assigned to each team member, Team members can start the timer after they start their work, then allows you to export the time records of team members making it easy to complete the billing.
  • File sharing feature is very useful for distributed teams as we can we can easily share files, screenshots.
  • Also ActiveCollab ability to connect to Google docs, attach images and link to web pages make it unique from other project management tools.
  • AC easily allows you to track your daily tasks & serves reminder if miss on the targets defined by giving daily / weekly reminders regarding tasks and any that have gone over due dates.
  • ActiveCollab is quite easy to use. With just a few clicks, you can create a new project.
  • The dashboard and options are easy to see and it is well laid out.
  • Here user have an opportunity to select the number of emails they receive from ActiveCollab and for some email providers, such as Gmail grouping is enabled. So rather than getting multiple mails, it send you a summary of all the daily notifications in one mail.
  • It allows users to upload several files at once on task comments, and if you are set with the owner role, or have the member role but are a project leader, you have a Batch Edit option available on project level. This allows you to edit multiple tasks at once and change all the details on them, such as assignee, due dates, labels, importance, and more.
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  • The software is fast, reliable, and easy to use.
  • It makes me get paid faster through instant customizable online invoices.
  • Great handy automation tools that save me quite some time.
  • Support was always helpful when I needed it.
  • Beautiful and intuitive design.
  • It's free to use.
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Cons

  • It is confusing when a review is made, before buying the product.
  • It lacks animation and pleasant forms for the user.
  • Does not allow effective communication when activities are reported. Since it does not provide a direct message chat.
  • The reports that are generated are basic, they do not have personalization characteristics.
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  • Some more invoice templates would be nice.
  • Some more charts would be good too.
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Alternatives Considered

Certainly, each of them has a particular advantage, which in the end makes it unique. ActiveCollab also belongs to a group of platforms created to be represented in particular, its way of project management is superior to JIRA or Trello. With this software, the work is more controlled and organized.
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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 allowed me to get rid of spreadsheets and physical reports that always take away a lot of time.
  • The automation of the management processes of the company is fantastic thanks to ActiveCollab.
  • The whole team has focused more on the execution of its activities.
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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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Pricing Details

ActiveCollab

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
5
$251
30
$992
60
$1993
Infinte
$2994
15
$495
1. 5 members per month
2. 30 members per month
3. 60 members per month
4. Infinite members per month
5. 15 members per month
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SlickPie

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
SlickPie Editions & Modules
SlickPie
Edition
Starter
0.001
1. per account
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