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Score 7.5 out of 101

Trello

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Score 8.5 out of 101

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.












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Trello

It is excellent for multiple groups or users with multiple activities at any one time, or for a single user wanting to have several project sections going on at any one time. It enables the user to keep things separate but all contained within a single portal, but it can become quite cumbersome relatively quickly.The bigger the organisation, the more consideration needs to be given to how exactly Trello is used to give the users the best experience, or even if multiple instances of the platform is necessary.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.3
Trello
8.0
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Trello
9.1
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.4
Trello
8.1
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
5.9
Trello
6.9
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.6
Trello
7.1
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Trello
7.2
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.3
Trello
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Trello
8.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Trello
8.0
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
Trello
7.6
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Trello
7.4
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.6
Trello
8.3
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Trello
8.7
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.1
Trello
8.2
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.9
Trello
7.9

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.0
Trello
7.8
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.5
Trello
8.1
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.1
Trello
7.1
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.8
Trello
8.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
4.9
Trello
7.8

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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Trello

  • Trello is very effective at allowing a user to organize ideas in a personal fashion. Yes, the software has constraints in which you must work, but the card-based concept is easily accepted by an user who has every written ideas on scraps of paper.
  • Trello is available as a mobile app, a Mac app and as a website so the software adapts to and leverages the advantages of the platform on which you are currently work.
  • Trello also allows easy updates via email so ideas don't have to be filed for later action. Receive an emailed request and forward it directly to the appropriate Trello board.
  • Trello is very good when collaborating with users who are outside your organization, don't have a company email address or are on the other side of the world.
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Cons

ActiveCollab

  • Search functionality - The search functionality is not so promising and I'm unable to find the tasks/items that I need even though I use the keywords that are in the ticket/comments -- Definitely something that needs to be improved.
  • No snooze functionality for tasks - If you work on multiple projects and deal with large number of tasks/tickets then things can get messy in your "workspace." An easy feature that can resolve this is to add snooze functionality. That way users can snooze tasks and optimize their workspace until when they really need to work on the task.
  • No ability to color code tasks - I'm a visual person and deal with a large number of tasks on ActiveCollab. Seeing my huge pile of tasks in the same color makes me lose track of things and slows me down. It would be very helpful for me if task color coding was added to Active Collab -- I'm sure there are others out there who benefit from this feature, too!
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Trello

  • The early versions of their Mac app had several small bugs, but I guess it's already solved now.
  • Nothing else to mention. I like how Trello works and it's really helpful for our team.
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Trello

Trello 8.9
Based on 3 answers
It does everything we need it to do to manage users and content as it progresses, but could do with more improvements too such as notifications or remote notifications. We have no reason to move for now!
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Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Trello

Trello 7.0
Based on 6 answers
It is simple to use to begin with, and very scalable but could do with some design improvements and additional features to make it the user friendly and usable level it could be potentially
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Implementation

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Trello

Trello 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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 100% better than any of the other tools we have used. We had previously spent thousands of dollars trying out different software that was comparable, but this has been one of the best decisions we have made as a company. It's also the cheapest ongoing option, especially if you get the self-hosted version.
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Trello

Trello is better than the other two mentioned in my opinion because of its flexibility as a tool, as well as its price (or lack thereof). We used the other two tools for a while before Trello and left them because of pricing (having to pay per user or per project) and because of their confusing interfaces that made it hard for us to share access to our clients without showing them everything we were doing and processing.
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Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • It enables us to keep on top of multiple projects very easily and helps ensure that jobs are finished to spec and on time.
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Trello

  • Consistency in process (by using templates)
  • More transparency with client
  • Faster project completion rates - clear understanding of what's next.
  • Improved team/client communication.
  • Concentration of all project assets on one project board.
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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*
1.  per member, per month, annual billing

ActiveCollab Editions & Modules

ActiveCollab
On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan
$9991
1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually
6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually
$21
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly
2.52
Member monthly
$72
1. per member, per month, annual billing
2. per member, per month, monthly billing
Additional Pricing Details

Trello

General

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

Trello Editions & Modules

Trello
Additional Pricing Details

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