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Likelihood to Recommend

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.












Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

Time Doctor is well suited for certain businesses where some or many of the employees are now working remotely due to the pandemic and post-pandemic times. It is a good way for the employer to keep track of activity and (more or less) keep people honest.For businesses and employees where there are a lot of site visits, travel, etc., Time Doctor is a little impractical since it requires the employee to manually enter in whatever time was spent on tasks performed away from the computer. If an employer is hoping to track that activity, they still need to rely on the employees' honor systems to enter in times and tasks.
Paul Joslin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
Time Doctor
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
Time Doctor
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Time Doctor
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
Time Doctor
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Time Doctor
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Time Doctor
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
Time Doctor
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
Time Doctor
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Time Doctor
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
Time Doctor
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Time Doctor
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.7
Time Doctor
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
Time Doctor
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Time Doctor
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Time Doctor

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
Time Doctor
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
Time Doctor
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
Time Doctor
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Time Doctor
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
Time Doctor

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.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

  • Tracked time both macro (categories) and micro (down to the project and the tasks)
  • Reminded us when we went off task and got lured in via social media
  • Provides us with detailed reports to share with joint venture partners, clients and more
Marc Harty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveCollab

  • Individual comments cannot be linked to. This makes it more difficult to reference a comment or question.
  • Unnecessary features cannot be turned off. Since we use it primarily for communication, it would be ideal to turn off tasks etc. that are not needed or be able to move discussions as the first screen.
  • There isn't an easy way to set up different projects under the same client.
Nancy Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

  • One thing I would love to see is integration with my cell phone. Time Doctor already has an app, but I want it to automatically capture the time I spend on my phone with clients. For now I have to manually enter in this time and must note when the call started and when it ended.
  • Integration into Wave apps where I generate my invoices. I'd like to be able to select a project from Time Doctor in my invoice and have it automatically populate the time I spent on it and the dates I worked on the project rather than manually finding and entering this information.
Ruby Javaid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Time Doctor

Time Doctor 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Best application for tracking the productivity.
Somnath Chaudhari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.2
Based on 3 answers
The support team is responsive to requests and their annual support fees are reasonable. Honestly, we don't have to contact them much. Updates happen automatically and the platform is very solid and does not require a lot of support. Documentation is good and the platform is easy to learn.
Mike Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

Time Doctor 4.6
Based on 6 answers
The support was terrible! They never responded in sufficient time and their assistance was always super vague. I never felt like they had an actual solution to my concerns. They were nice, but I don't feel like they were trained in their own system. It felt like I was talking to a wall.
Mark Rueckert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

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.
Ali Zakeri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

I still use Rescue Time for different reasons. I review my stats once a week by email. I think it's a totally different product. My egg timer keeps me more on task, but it doesn't record my times
Takara Sights | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • It has saved us a TON of money (literally thousands) in project management software.
  • It has helped us gain clients because we can show them the template of what they will see and give them access to it. When others don't have software that does this.
  • Positive impact on ROI based on the time it's saving compared to our previous PM software.
Chris Lesner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Time Doctor

  • It helps me to use my time more effectively.
  • For a small amount each month I believe I get a huge return on investment in form of traceability of my hours spent. The major factor that made me choose Time Doctor was the price and the value. I don't think I would still be interested if it was more expensive.
Chris Basson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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*

* per member, per month, annual billing

ActiveCollab Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
  1. license
SaaS Edition
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.001
  1. per member/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Time Doctor

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
9.99*

* per user

Time Doctor Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Basic$71
Standard$101
Premium$201
  1. per month
SaaS Edition
Basic$71
Standard$101
Premium$201
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Time Doctor
7.3

Usability

ActiveCollab
Time Doctor
9.1

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
Time Doctor
4.6

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