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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.4

    ActiveCollab

    74%

    Square Invoices

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    8.8
    88%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    6.3
    63%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    8.1
    81%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    3.0
    30%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    9.9
    99%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    8.8
    88%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    5.9
    59%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    7.5

    ActiveCollab

    75%

    Square Invoices

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    6.9
    69%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    6.9
    69%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    7.9
    79%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Square Invoices is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    ActiveCollab

    80%
    12 Ratings
    9.1

    Square Invoices

    91%
    7 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.1

    ActiveCollab

    71%
    6 Ratings
    9.5

    Square Invoices

    95%
    3 Ratings

    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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    Square

    Square Invoices is the best service that I have found for what it does: it's easy to use, nice to look at, and never seems to go to spam or be lost by clients. Clients mention that the setup is easier than services my competitors use. You can even attach your contract to the invoice, which is wonderful in case there are questions later on. Unfortunately, not being able to have clients alter quantities or select add-ons means for half of my services, I have to use a different, inferior service.
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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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    Square

    • Adding a customer to invoice is super simple and takes minimal effort.
    • Payment collection is easy and seamless because Square Invoices allows the recipient to pay using credit/cards.
    • One of the fest features is allowing invoices to be recurring. If my contract stipulates a flat fee monthly, I can set the invoices to recur monthly for the duration of the contract.
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    Cons

    ActiveCollab

    • Does not maintain default categories for tasks
    • Makes information difficult to share with others not on AC
    • Relies on other people to track their time correctly in categories for estimates
    • Mobile app is very hard to use and not user-friendly if you are working with multiple projects
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    Square

    • The reports section is not always the easiest to understand. It seems like I have to stop and think about options instead of it being 100% intuitive.
    • With the fees we pay per transaction, it would be nice to be able to add additional "limited" users for no extra cost.
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    Pricing Details

    ActiveCollab

    Starting Price

    $7 per member/per month

    Editions & Modules

    ActiveCollab editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
    ActiveCollab Project Management$7.002

    Footnotes

    1. license
    2. per member/per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $6.25

    Additional Details

    Square Invoices

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Square Invoices editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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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      Square

      The only time I had a problem was a false chargeback from a client. Square Invoices referenced our contract and ruled in my favor, and they did so in a timely manner. I sent them the contract and my email history with the client, and they quickly unfroze the amount of 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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      Square

      Square Invoices is easier to use and automatically transfers your money to your bank account vs Paypal that holds your money and you have to manually transfer and it takes 3-5 days (many times more). Square Invoices looks better overall, and for the same fees as Paypal, provides a better service overall.
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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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      Square

      • I love that I can sort my invoices in total, or by a specific time period to see how my sales are doing and comparing to prior time periods.
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