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Score 8.2 out of 100

Trello

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ActiveCollab ranks higher in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation
  • Trello ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
7.9

Trello

79%
Trello ranks higher in 9/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
9.3
93%
201 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
167 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
67 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
8.1
81%
153 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
127 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
8.8
88%
197 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
8.5
85%
136 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
107 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
7.4
74%
144 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
7.3
73%
134 Ratings

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
8.3
83%
177 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
7.8
78%
81 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
7.6
76%
93 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
6.5
65%
69 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%
7.2

Trello

72%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 2/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
6.7
67%
47 Ratings

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
41 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
52 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
8.2
82%
42 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Trello is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
9.2

Trello

92%
201 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Trello

91%
4 Ratings

Usability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Trello

89%
42 Ratings

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
8.4

Trello

84%
155 Ratings

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Trello

82%
3 Ratings

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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Atlassian

It is well suited to my job requirements as I bring employees in, and I help offboard them as well. This tool helps me when I need to make sure all items are completed by a certain time frame, so I would say it holds us accountable. Someone who doesn't manage a group of people may not find this as useful when dealing with others but could use it for their own accountability when needing to track their accomplishments.
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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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Atlassian

  • It helps make various workspaces. Each workspace can be used for a different set of task management and can be shared with the people involved.
  • Creating task lists. We can create various task lists, the list title could be the status of the task, for example, In progress, approval, completed, etc. You can slide your task cards from one list title to another.
  • Trello cards have a huge set of features like adding the heading and description of the task, you can also attach certain associated links and documents to the cards as well.
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Cons

ActiveCollab

  • Does not maintain default categories for tasks
  • Makes information difficult to share with others not on AC
  • Relies on other people to track their time correctly in categories for estimates
  • Mobile app is very hard to use and not user-friendly if you are working with multiple projects
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Atlassian

  • Allow tables as content for comment or description in Cards
  • Assign priority to certain cards (easy for sorting)
  • Create an open invite link for others to join/view the Trello board, without edit rights (so people don't need to install/use Trello if they want a quick glance on what's going on)
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Pricing Details

ActiveCollab

Starting Price

$7 per member/per month

Editions & Modules

ActiveCollab editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.002

Footnotes

  1. license
  2. per member/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional $6.25

Additional Details

Trello

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Trello editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
FreeForever Free1
Business Class12.502
Enterprise17.503

Footnotes

  1. none
  2. per user/per month
  3. per user/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Atlassian

I am very likely to renew Trello, because it doesn't cost anything to do so. I am also very likely to use Trello's upgraded features in the future because a lot of my team's data is stored on there and they have already gotten used to the platform. Trello is very easy for new team members to pick up, making the onboarding and usability very streamlined.
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Usability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Atlassian

Overall, Trello is a great tool to use. It's very user-friendly, very powerful and we've set it up to work well for our team. I've recommended it to others who need something free or very cheap and it's worked well for them too. If you're wanting something with more muscle, then I'd suggest looking at either monday.com or Airtable.
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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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Atlassian

I haven't had much need to contact their support because the product is easy to use and pretty bug-free. I did reach out to them about swimlanes and I was able to find the information I needed very quickly and it was thorough and accurate information about current functionality. I love that they use their own product. That's always a good sign.
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Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Atlassian

For our small business, getting a few of us started well on Trello was the key, I think. As long as a couple of us were really comfortable with the interface, we could lead others and help them with any questions. From now on, anyone who works with us just naturally uses Trello for information sharing - it's just part of what we do.
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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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Atlassian

Trello is easy for a non-technical person to use. Other management systems, like MS Project, frighten away less computer-savvy users. I've found this to be instrumental in getting volunteers to agree to step in and get fully involved with projects--particularly those that might span the entire year or involve many different pieces to completion.
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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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Atlassian

  • Trello keeps me organized, focused, and on track. I could filter the Trello board to only see my issues and understand what I needed to work on and when.
  • Trello helped our team implement an agile structure. It's a very simple kanban method of viewing all of your team's tasks and statuses. You can completely customize the columns to your team's specific workflow and create tags relevant to your work.
  • Trello helps reduce unnecessary communications between teams. When I want to request translations, I simply create a card on the localization Trello board -- no need to directly message anyone on the team, and I can watch the status of the card change from "in progress" to "in review" to "translated," all without having to directly ask for updates.
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