ActiveCollab vs. TeamWave

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCollab
Score 4.2 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
TeamWave
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
TeamWave offers a way to manage sales, projects, team, clients & marketing on a single platform. Work management software for small businesses, with features including: Sales pipeline management Contact & relationship management Project Management & Time Tracking Integration with Google Workspace, Mailchimp, Xero, Quickbooks & more ReportsN/A
Pricing
ActiveCollabTeamWave
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$8
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabTeamWave
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
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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Features
ActiveCollabTeamWave
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.7
13 Ratings
68% below category average
TeamWave
-
Ratings
Task Management5.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.413 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 Access1.410 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
TeamWave
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
TeamWave
8.0
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Customer data management / contact management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Opportunity management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
TeamWave
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Task management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
TeamWave
6.0
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Forecasting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Pipeline visualization00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
TeamWave
6.0
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Custom fields00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
TeamWave
3.0
1 Ratings
86% below category average
Mobile access00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabTeamWave
Likelihood to Recommend
3.5
(13 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabTeamWave
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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TeamWave
Only if you are constrained on cost and you need a good user experience.
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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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TeamWave
  • Unlimited users
  • CRM & Project management in one tool
  • Visual Cards
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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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TeamWave
  • [I feel] Product management is tedious
  • Flexibility of Integration with TPA
  • Mobile App is not robust.
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Usability
ActiveCollab
No answers on this topic
TeamWave
As the organization scale and capability increases and the cost is not a constraint.
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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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TeamWave
Responsive and solution oriented.
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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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TeamWave
TeamWave provides real value for its cost - but after using it for a while the need of real feature which other similar tools offer at higher price starts to become important. Unless you really need those advanced features, TeamWave fits the bill.
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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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TeamWave
  • Easy to scale of operations, since unlimited users are allowed.
  • Database cost is not recurring
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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.

TeamWave Screenshots

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