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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

Tracksmart

I feel like when you have a handful of people on your team and the shifts change each week, Tracksmart is really a fantastic tool that your team can use to trade shifts and be notified of what their new schedules will be each week. It's helpful to track when employees need time off and make sure they are on time as well.
Angel Brockbank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

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

Tracksmart

  • The platform is easy to use and it tracks everyone's attendance very well.
  • I like how the system notifies me via email to review and approve employee's days requested.
  • Companies can choose to offer employee's just PTOs or vacation, personal, sick-day, jury duty, bereavement, etc. among other reasons.
  • Last but not least, the system tracks individual employee's days taken and keeps count of the days remaining for each employee, saving the HR administrator time and money for our organization.
Anonymous | 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

Tracksmart

  • I wish the clock-in and attendance were on the same page
  • Sometime it says it's "resting" when trying to login
Anonymous | 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

Tracksmart

Tracksmart 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Tracksmart has been very helpful when we have problems with our scheduling or questions about how to do different tasks. They are responsive and it's always a positive experience when we interact with them.
Angel Brockbank | 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

Tracksmart

Tracksmart is very simple to use compared to ClickTime. Tracksmart keeps a good count of PTOs, vacation, personal sick-days, etc. Which saves the organization a lot of time as everyone knows the remaining days available.
Anonymous | 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

Tracksmart

  • Makes employees more accountable
  • Easier to request time off rather than taking management's time up - they can view requests at their convenience
  • Some employees don't like it and don't utilize it consistently - might be better if it could be some sort of clock-in icon on desktop instead of a website window that needs to be opened.
Anonymous | 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

Tracksmart

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Tracksmart Editions & Modules

Edition
Attendance - Coretrack$169.00 ($21.95)1
Attendance - Flextrack$269.00 ($31.95)1
Attendance - Powertrack$369.00 ($41.95)1
Scheduling - Basic$264 ($24)1
Scheduling - Plus$528 ($49)1
Scheduling - Premium$768 ($69)1
Scheduling - Enterprise$1,068 ($99)1
TimeClock - Basic$264 ($24)1
TimeClock - Plus$528 ($49)1
TimeClock - Premium$768 ($69)1
TimeClock - Enterprise$1,068 ($89)1
  1. billed annually (billed monthly)
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Tracksmart
9.0

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
Tracksmart
9.0

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