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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

ActiveCollab

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Score 7.8 out of 101

Deltek TrafficLIVE

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Score 7 out of 101

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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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Deltek TrafficLIVE

Traffic is suitable for most agencies, regardless of size. You don't need to use all of the features in order to get good results. And it can be linked to Maconomy which is useful for larger agencies. We have around 80 employees and it works great.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Deltek TrafficLIVE
6.8
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.4
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.8
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Deltek TrafficLIVE
4.7
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Deltek TrafficLIVE
8.1
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.3
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Deltek TrafficLIVE
6.4
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Deltek TrafficLIVE
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.1
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Deltek TrafficLIVE
5.6
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Deltek TrafficLIVE
5.5
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Deltek TrafficLIVE
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.5
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.3
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.4

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.4
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Deltek TrafficLIVE
8.0
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.2
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.6
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
Deltek TrafficLIVE
7.0

Pros

  • Project Management - Makes it very efficient to manage projects using Gantt Charts, daily email reports and custom reports!
  • Collaboration - Allows to collaborate with team members, tag them in tasks, send files/attachments.
  • Task delegation - With just 2 clicks you can delegate tasks to other team members/users.
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  • Scheduling Studio resources.
  • Detailed reporting on tasks, jobs and projects.
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Cons

  • They don' do Gantt charts well
  • Integrations aren't awesome yet
  • They don't have task dependencies
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  • I would like to be able to colour code my clients, so I can see at a snapshot what projects staff are working on.
  • I would like to be able to colour code staff holidays, public holidays so I can easily see what resources I have available.
  • As an administrator, I can't see at a glance the actual time spent on a task work or comments a user has logged.
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab has all the functions that are in these services, unlike them. Not everywhere there is a diagram of gantt. And somewhere the interface is very rewarded and in general looks obsolete.
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Synergist - does the same thing, but the interface was far more complicated to use. Looked like a bit of a nightmare to use. Didn't get too far reviewing this one. Was too concerned about on boarding with our workforce.

Paprika - saw a demo, looked 'OK', heard bad reviews from friends in the same industry. Appeared to be plagued with the same issues as Synergistic. Paint to use.

Streamtime - Tested this thoroughly. Loved the interface, and very nearly bought this software over TrafficLIVE for that very reason. In the end it did not allow us to separate time into distinct categories such as 'estimated', 'quoted', 'scheduled', and 'actual'. In Streamtime, if you stretched the time next to a task, it seemed to also adjust the estimate as well. In contrast, Traffic separated time into these dimensions for every task, resulting in a far more useful data set for reporting.

Finally, Traffic was cloud based, which meant that I didn't need the added hassle of hosting and maintenance. In my opinion, Streamtime is suited to a smaller business, maybe 5-20 employees. It might have improved now but it's been two years since I reviewed it.
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Return on Investment

  • For T& M teams, it is very good tools not only to manage teams but billing & invoicing.
  • we are able to generate invoices easily which earlier was a lot of headache & took lot of effort & time to do.
  • Whenever we encounter any issue in using any feature of AC, we get lot of support from their support desk.
  • Their customer service has been very responsive and helpful throughout.
  • Task management is USP of AC. It supports active tracking of our daily tasks & serves reminder if we miss on the targets defined, this helping us keeping on track & meeting the customer SLA's.
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  • Visibility of staff utilisation.
  • Faster invoicing for account managers and invoicing to clients.
  • Improved collaboration across departments and teams with little effect on the people who need to be creative.
  • Having the ability to run any kind of operational report - ultimately it's the estimated versus actuals which is what the finance guys love.
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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
ActiveCollab Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
5
$251
30
$992
60
$1993
Infinte
$2994
15
$495
1. 5 members per month
2. 30 members per month
3. 60 members per month
4. Infinite members per month
5. 15 members per month
Additional Pricing Details

Deltek TrafficLIVE

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Deltek TrafficLIVE Editions & Modules
Deltek TrafficLIVE
Additional Pricing Details
TrafficLIVE offers solutions for small to large agencies. Our prices range based on number of users and requirements.