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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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TeamGantt

It's great if you want to plan out months in advance, as you can literally see and plan how many days something will take and what order things need to be done in. However, you can't easily add client gaps in between that would show the reality of reviews, etc. without messing up your other data.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
TeamGantt
7.3
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
TeamGantt
8.3
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
TeamGantt
9.7
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
TeamGantt
9.1
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
TeamGantt
7.6
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
TeamGantt
6.9
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
TeamGantt
5.1
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
TeamGantt
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
TeamGantt
8.7
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
TeamGantt
4.5
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
TeamGantt
5.0
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
TeamGantt
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
TeamGantt
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
TeamGantt
5.7
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
TeamGantt

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.2
TeamGantt
7.0
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
TeamGantt
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.5
TeamGantt
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
TeamGantt
7.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.0
TeamGantt

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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  • Good looking Gantt charts help make it easy to know what's going on.
  • Organizes priorities. People have no question of what they should be working on and also have clarity around what others are doing.
  • Shows the effects of what happens when things are running late visually and typically allows us to make up the slack faster.
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Cons

  • Search functionality - The search functionality is not so promising and I'm unable to find the tasks/items that I need even though I use the keywords that are in the ticket/comments -- Definitely something that needs to be improved.
  • No snooze functionality for tasks - If you work on multiple projects and deal with large number of tasks/tickets then things can get messy in your "workspace." An easy feature that can resolve this is to add snooze functionality. That way users can snooze tasks and optimize their workspace until when they really need to work on the task.
  • No ability to color code tasks - I'm a visual person and deal with a large number of tasks on ActiveCollab. Seeing my huge pile of tasks in the same color makes me lose track of things and slows me down. It would be very helpful for me if task color coding was added to Active Collab -- I'm sure there are others out there who benefit from this feature, too!
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  • No integration. We wish it could integrate with our project management system to make things faster.
  • Hard to add multiple dependencies.
  • Could have better views/reporting.
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Alternatives Considered

I have used multiple project management platforms such as ActiveCollab, JIRA, Trello, etc. Trello has great visualization with their (Kanban Board) board system and support drag and drop functionality for managing tasks. ActiveCollab, however, does not have the fancy visualization, but is very powerful when it comes to ticketing, task management, task delegation, time tracking, etc.
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We have used products like Gantter as well as the two above and they all do basically the same thing. Cost was the biggest determining factor for us. They all looked pretty, functioned the same, and some had better integration... however we determined that for our team size, TeamGantt was the best option for the long-term.
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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 helps us stick much closer to our deadlines than we would without it
  • We are more efficient with it
  • Much better team awareness and engagement
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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
$6.25*
1.  per member, per month, annual billing
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually
6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually
$21
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly
2.52
Member monthly
$72
1. per member, per month, annual billing
2. per member, per month, monthly billing
Additional Pricing Details

TeamGantt

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
TeamGantt Editions & Modules
TeamGantt
Additional Pricing Details