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Score 7.4 out of 100

Trello

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Score 8.5 out of 100

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

Trello

Trello is great for tracking the progress of projects that have specific completion dates or tasks that must be finished in specific orders. We've used it for fundraising projects and event planning, not to mention planning of specific work projects. Trello's flexibility makes it so easy to set up and share new boards with interested parties.
Jill Nimmer-Beres | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.7
Trello
7.7
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.1
Trello
8.9
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
6.9
Trello
7.7
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
7.9
Trello
6.7
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Trello
7.7
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Trello
7.3
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.3
Trello
8.7
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.6
Trello
7.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Trello
7.1
Document Management
ActiveCollab
7.7
Trello
7.3
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Trello
7.5
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
8.8
Trello
8.3
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.6
Trello
7.6
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
7.8
Trello
7.5
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Trello
7.2

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.0
Trello
7.5
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.4
Trello
7.2
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.3
Trello
7.6
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Trello
7.5
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.1
Trello
7.6

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

Trello

  • Easy color categorization of the "Cards" (which can represent anything from projects to tasks)
  • Ease of use overall - you can divide work into columns and move it from column to column depending on status
  • You can create multiple boards, which are spaces to store tasks (for different work contexts, or even private boards)
  • You can easily share boards with another person
  • You can easily assign tasks (Cards) to persons
  • You can store information in cards, like files and short format text
Wilbert Kramer | 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

Trello

  • Swim Lanes - they are nonexistent. There is a third-party tool to add them but it's buggy as all get out
  • View - I am not sure how to do it but I really wish I didn't have to pick between viewing all cards with no detail or one with all detail. Maybe the ability to collapse and expand?
  • Integrations - It would be amazing if I could easily pop action items from Gmail over to Trello, but right now I can only copy text or upload screenshot attachments.
Sarah Meerschaert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Trello

Trello 10.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Sahr Saffa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Trello

Trello 8.4
Based on 42 answers
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.
Jared DeLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.3
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

Trello

Trello 8.1
Based on 85 answers
I have never needed to contact Trello's customer support team. For the most part, the app is pretty self-explanatory. I have used their help center and find it really useful, particularly their Getting Started guides, which cover everything from general information to feature deep dives and best practices. The help center is available in six different languages and the Trello Community is there to answer questions along with Trello Support.
Elissa Bernstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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.
Raylene Wall | 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

Trello

I would say Trello is very well suited for my team's needs as we are relatively small in size but frequently scale up based on the project's size and needs. We tend to use it at a basic level for organizing internal tasks and to-dos, but also develop large complicated boards when need be. It doesn't seem like other systems (like Basecamp) scale very well and really require a more consistent type of workload to make the best use of them.
Joel McAfee | 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

Trello

  • More streamlined team communication. Rather than spending time and effort getting lost in emails or instant messages, we have a shared knowledge bank of ideas and tasks within Trello that free us up to focus on other parts of our job.
  • Better team collaboration. With the sharing structure of Trello, there is an easy pathway for the transmission of ideas without having to even think about it.
  • A more open dialog between team members. Trello provides a forum where our team members can share ideas that they may not have felt comfortable doing otherwise.
Evan Jaffe | 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$9991
  1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually$31
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly$42
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

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.5
Trello
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
Trello
10.0

Usability

ActiveCollab
Trello
8.4

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.3
Trello
8.1

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab
Trello
9.0

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