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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Intuitive and flexible to use all kinds of extension components. Simple and pleasant, it has amazing features and is highly secure.When they lack animation and explosiveness at the user level, it expires due to the rich user experiences offered by today's website.ActiveCollab is a safe investment when talking about dynamics and production in projects, also in the management of the fair of the working group.
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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
8.1
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Trello
9.1
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Trello
8.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Trello
7.0
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Trello
7.4
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Trello
7.5
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
8.1
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
Trello
7.6
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Trello
7.6
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Trello
8.5
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Trello
8.8
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Trello
8.2
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Trello
7.7

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.2
Trello
7.7
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
Trello
8.0
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.5
Trello
6.9
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Trello
7.8
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.0
Trello
7.9

Pros

  • 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 has an intuitive interface for organizing boards and tasks. The kanban-style layout of the boards is simple and logical - categories are arranged left to right, tasks are arranged from top to bottom. It only takes seconds to understand the goals of the interface with minimal experience needed.
  • The interactions within Trello feel natural and are consistent with what you would expect - double clicking to edit, drag and drop to move, etc. The interactions aid, rather than inhibit, my usage of Trello.
  • Theming - Trello allows users to theme their accounts/boards. When using multiple boards, it is awesome to not only customize the board to look and feel they way you want it to, but it also allows me to know exactly which board I am viewing at a glance.
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Cons

  • As a web-based platform, sometimes things go down on their end and we lose access to our project management tool to the ire of all.
  • Project searching can be hit or miss, and filtered search often leaves out projects that should have shown.
  • Email alerts are often not as helpful as they seem.
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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
Trello is easy to sit down and use right away. The interface and the layout of Trello is very intuitive to me, and allows me and my team to access information quickly and efficiently. Being able to access the same format through my mobile devices is also valuable because there's no disconnect between 'regular' use and 'mobile' use - it's a seamless transition that allows me to work more efficiently.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
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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

We chose Active Collab overall because we liked its easy to use user interface, project management suite and agency/vendor/client interaction capabilities. We also chose it primarily because it was offered as a web-based platform that offered very clean and easy mobile access for our off-site users as well as clients and third-party vendors. Mavenlink and Basecamp, at the time, were more suited to specifically be used for project management on a more granular scale for project managers, not necessarily the whole team, including vendors and clients collaboration.
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Trello is just very easy to get start with and use. Asana is also a great tool, and I have used it for a while, but Trello offers more visual representation of our task management, so we decided to go with Trello. It was a good decision, as we are happy with it.
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Return on Investment

  • Active Collab has helped us to move to a completely digital project management system, moving away from physical time sheets and assignments many years ago. Since then, the platform has grown very quickly and very adeptly, and that is why we continue to use it.
  • The Active Collab platform helps us with quick, easy access to our project management system, even for off-site users, vendors and clients.
  • Time tracking and profit analysis has been great to help us price new agency services and change requests.
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  • 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