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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ActiveCollab and Taskworld are tied in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
7.4

Taskworld

74%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 10/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
5.5
55%
2 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%

Taskworld

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

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
5.7

Taskworld

57%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
4.7

Taskworld

47%
4 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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Taskworld Inc.

I don't know anything about pricing, but if Taskworld were an inexpensive choice I would say it works fairly well for small to mid-sized companies with complex workflows. It's great for managing tasks that move through multiple-stage pipelines that aren't necessarily linear. However, depending on the price it's not worth the spend for all the technical difficulties it brought. Our company was relatively small (60 employees) and yet we constantly faced "server issues" and bugs and even software-wide crashes that seriously impacted our ability to do business. If you choose to go with Taskworld, be sure you have a solid disaster-management plan in place just in case, because chances are you'll experience bugs on a weekly basis
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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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Taskworld Inc.

  • Task Management - It's super easy to track progress on Taskworld. If your team keeps up with it, you'll never wonder where in the project someone is, because it's marked.
  • Project checklists - Having these to organize out smaller portions of the tasks makes everything so much easier and helps keep track of progress.
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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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Taskworld Inc.

  • Taskworld crashed ALL THE TIME. It was so frustrating. You'd notice certain functions not working (like adding an additional location or reassigning a task) and then the whole thing would go down. We lost at least 3 individual business days due to Taskworld acting up.
  • We often requested features and bug fixes that took forever to be resolved. Taskworld staff was responsive, but issues took too long to resolve. As a small example, the GIF functionality of chat and task communication was down for weeks with no explanation.
  • Small glitches were frequent and obnoxious. We had to clear caches all the time in hopes that we'd be able to use Taskworld the way it was intended. There were many times employees didn't get notified of their "@ mentions" or weren't seeing notifications at all. It was a nightmare of death by a thousand cuts.
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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

Taskworld

Starting Price

$8 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Taskworld editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Free01
Premium$82
Business$153

Footnotes

  1. none
  2. per month per user
  3. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Plans are billed annually.

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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Taskworld Inc.

I can't say too much about the support we've gotten from Taskworld, because we haven't needed it. There haven't been any issues we've to have to reach out about because it works too well. Given the quality of the application, I'm sure the quality of the support follows.
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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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Taskworld Inc.

We used Basecamp very briefly before switching over to Taskworld. Basecamp wasn't nearly as dynamic as Taskworld and served more as a static archive than an active workflow software.
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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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Taskworld Inc.

  • Efficient task assigning and management
  • No stories left behind! It's too easy to track what's been worked on.
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