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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

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Score 7.8 out of 101

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

We have a marketing company. If you are an agency of any size and work with clients, it's easy to give your clients full access to whatever you want them to see. We allow our clients to see how their projects/tasks are going, but there is even a hidden from clients button on any task that allows you to give full visibility into any task for any and all clients.
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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
7.4
Trello
8.0
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Trello
9.1
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Trello
8.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Trello
6.8
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Trello
7.2
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Trello
7.3
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Trello
8.9
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Trello
8.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Trello
8.0
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Trello
7.4
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Trello
7.6
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Trello
8.6
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Trello
8.7
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Trello
8.0
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Trello
7.3

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Trello
7.7
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Trello
7.8
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
Trello
7.2
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Trello
7.8
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
Trello
8.1

Pros

  • They give you the source code to use on your own server.
  • It is easy to sort clients and campaigns.
  • The email notifications work perfectly when tagging and talking to people. They allow you to subscribe to tasks as well to keep in the loop on what is going on.
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  • To organize an event. You can describe, step by step, all the work to have an event under control, with the responsibility of each worker. It shows the progress or stagnation of each person and can attend any difficulty in time.
  • To assign research guidelines to journalists. The subject is assigned, the readings that must be consulted, the interviews are planned and a deadline for delivery is given. With Trello, the journalist indicates the progress of each step.
  • Organize the tasks of the audiovisual production team. Once the work topic is defined, the activities that must be fulfilled for each phase of the audiovisual production are described, with dates of deployment, production, and final delivery.
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Cons

  • It is confusing when a review is made, before buying the product.
  • It lacks animation and pleasant forms for the user.
  • Does not allow effective communication when activities are reported. Since it does not provide a direct message chat.
  • The reports that are generated are basic, they do not have personalization characteristics.
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  • Trello works by boards, which sometimes makes it difficult to work when we needed, for example, global labels. On each board, you must define and/or repeat your labels specifically.
  • We use it for small projects because its boards are limited when it comes to the management of many people or very large projects.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Trello9.0
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

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Trello7.0
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

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Trello9.0
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

Certainly, each of them has a particular advantage, which in the end makes it unique. ActiveCollab also belongs to a group of platforms created to be represented in particular, its way of project management is superior to JIRA or Trello. With this software, the work is more controlled and organized.
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Trello is very good for communicating plans between developers and management. It's much better than my memories of Pivotal Tracker, tries to provide better tools for agile methodology, but I found it rather difficult to use well. For initial planning within our team we use Trello, and for communications and external tracking of tasks and projects with the rest of the company we use ServiceNow, which provides the bulk of our tracking of incidents, projects, tasks, change management, etc. I've used Acunote for personal projects because I like the way it helps me organize, plot, and track my time for projects, which Trello isn't designed to do.
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Return on Investment

  • ActiveCollab allowed me to get rid of spreadsheets and physical reports that always take away a lot of time.
  • The automation of the management processes of the company is fantastic thanks to ActiveCollab.
  • The whole team has focused more on the execution of its activities.
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  • Trello has proven a good method for initial planning of projects within our team
  • Better than snapshots of whiteboard plans
  • Reasonable tracking of progress through tasks
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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

Trello

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Trello Editions & Modules
Trello
Additional Pricing Details