ActiveCollab vs. Teamwork.com

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
Teamwork.com
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Teamwork.com is a project management platform built specifically for client work. The platform helps users deliver work on time and on budget, eliminate client chaos, and understand profitability. Teamwork.com’s customers track and manage their projects with a suite of integrated solutions such as helpdesk, collaboration, knowledge sharing and customer relationship management add-ons, enabling Teamwork.com to be the ‘one-stop shop’ solution for business owners. Headquartered in Cork,…
$12.50
per user/per month
Pricing
ActiveCollabTeamwork.com
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$8
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
Pro
$12.50
per user/per month
Premium
$22.50
per user/per month
Free Forever
Free
Up to 5 users
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabTeamwork.com
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingOptional
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
ActiveCollabTeamwork.com
Considered Both Products
ActiveCollab
Chose ActiveCollab
Unfortunately, I find that every single one of these alternatives is a better tool. ActiveCollab is a legacy tool my organisation had in place when I joined because their team had been much smaller and had less need for collaborative views and workload management within a tool …
Teamwork.com

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ActiveCollabTeamwork.com
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.7
13 Ratings
68% below category average
Teamwork.com
4.5
78 Ratings
50% below category average
Task Management5.812 Ratings3.278 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings3.59 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings5.569 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings5.524 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings8.220 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.413 Ratings8.921 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings8.713 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings8.314 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings1.669 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings3.461 Ratings
Mobile Access1.410 Ratings1.660 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings1.621 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings1.615 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings1.613 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
Teamwork.com
1.6
31 Ratings
129% below category average
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings1.511 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings1.611 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings1.613 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings1.626 Ratings
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ActiveCollabTeamwork.com
Small Businesses
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
SAP Ruum
SAP Ruum
Score 9.0 out of 10
SAP Ruum
SAP Ruum
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabTeamwork.com
Likelihood to Recommend
3.6
(13 ratings)
6.5
(80 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(20 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
8.8
(27 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabTeamwork.com
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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Teamwork
Teamwork is awesome for teams who need a flexible tool that supports all types of projects. Since it supports kanban it makes visualizing the work to be done and the work in progress very easy. The Gantt chart support is decent and helps to understand how a team is doing when it comes to getting work done in a given time frame. Teamwork isn't a great option for companies that have a bunch of projects going simultaneously due to the way Teamwork structures their billing based on a number of active projects.
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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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Teamwork
  • I am a believer that simple and easy should be the key to create great opportunities.
  • Teamwork has helped me to turn simple task management into the execution of large, massive projects.
  • It has certainly worked great in helping to maintain workflow in my department.
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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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Teamwork
  • Visualization needs to be improved, charts graphs are limited
  • Value stream mapping should be available to determine and prioritize the work.
  • Documentation should be available stepwise with export and printable facility.
  • It should be configurable like ERP with cross functionalities of different users, where users login, assign and approve the work, job or project details, where it should be collectively effected on a project.
  • Add many examples, little more AI, Machine learning required for suggestion and recommendation. It would be a plus point
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Likelihood to Renew
ActiveCollab
No answers on this topic
Teamwork
We are already at an annual contract, and have been for the past 5 years; so far the system has delivered, and our personal is already trained in it. A major overhaul of our entire infrastructure (as in moving everything to a single, unified platform) might change the current continuity of Teamwork Projects on our organization, but that's not feasible in the near future.
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Usability
ActiveCollab
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Teamwork
I give it a 9 out of 10, because there is a bit of a learning curve when you first start using Teamwork Projects because there is a lot to learn & recognize where to find it. They do offer a good range of tools that can be applied to every project - So say you're working on an internal project and don't need Milestones or Billing, you can shut those modules off. This can help simplify the interface for beginners. Once you've had a few days in Teamwork Projects, I think it's a 10/10 usability. It's very easy to accomplish your tasks and keep track of what you're managing.
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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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Teamwork
We've been able to meet with the customer success team on multiple occasions to discuss the roadmap and learn about the company culture. Being based in Ireland, we occasionally have to wait until they wake up to get support requests handled in the states and larger conversations about big enhancement requests were politely collected but not followed up on
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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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Teamwork
I spoke about this quite a bit before, but as far as usability goes, Microsoft Projects is totally useless for me, so I avoid it at all costs. Basecamp was just a task management app and had very small feature set beyond that. We had to rig it to do other things for us, but it failed at that. Asana was a very nice app to trial, but it lacked many of the features that we were looking for.
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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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Teamwork
  • Teamwork was a great starter into project management software. We were WAY more organized and efficient than we ever were with Trello boards and the PM software included with our accounting system.
  • Clients were mostly pleased with interacting with Teamwork, and appreciated the ability to track their comments and requests in one place.
  • Ultimately, we stopped using Teamwork after about 6 months because we need something more focused on web development projects specifically
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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.

Teamwork.com Screenshots

Screenshot of Project's viewScreenshot of Task viewScreenshot of Board viewScreenshot of Project's tabScreenshot of Calendar view