ActiveCollab vs. UZIO

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCollab
Score 3.9 out of 10
N/A
Active Collab is a project management solution built around features such as task management, collaboration, time tracking, and invoicing.
$8
per member/per month
UZIO
Score 1.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
UZIO is a SaaS-based online marketplace that provides intuitive, cloud-based HR, payroll and benefits management software and services purpose-built for these small and mid-sized businesses. UZIO Payroll is presented by the vendor as an easy-to-use, fully integrated cloud-based payroll software solution- with your HR…
$4
per month
Pricing
ActiveCollabUZIO
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$8
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
Time Tracking
$2
per month, per employee
HRIS
$4
per month, per employee
Ben Admin
$4
per month, per employee*
Payroll
$4.50
per month, per employee
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabUZIO
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingNo setup fee
Additional Details*Benefits Administration is free with UZIO for Brokers
More Pricing Information
Features
ActiveCollabUZIO
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.7
13 Ratings
68% below category average
UZIO
-
Ratings
Task Management5.712 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.313 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access1.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
5.7
8 Ratings
26% below category average
UZIO
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
UZIO
1.2
4 Ratings
147% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings1.54 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings1.54 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
UZIO
2.7
3 Ratings
99% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings3.43 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings2.43 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings3.43 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings2.43 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings4.33 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings1.52 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings1.53 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
UZIO
3.8
3 Ratings
72% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings4.33 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
UZIO
3.4
4 Ratings
82% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings1.54 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings2.54 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
UZIO
7.6
3 Ratings
0% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
UZIO
2.0
3 Ratings
120% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings3.03 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
-
Ratings
UZIO
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabUZIO
Likelihood to Recommend
3.3
(13 ratings)
1.5
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabUZIO
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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UZIO Inc
UZIO has been a lifesaver for us as a broker and for our clients. It saves everyone time and is a very user-friendly system for all users. We have always received very positive feedback from the employee users. Eliminating the need for paper documents is a necessity in the digital world today and UZIO has made that possible.
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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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UZIO Inc
  • Payroll
  • Time Off Requests
  • Payroll Tax Liabilities
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Cons
ActiveCollab
  • It isn't possible to set members of staff as part time, so if someone is unavailable on certain days you must manually enter them as OOO every single day that they are not in, that other teammates work. Hours also can't be edited individually - everyone is treated as working the same hours in a day, rendering capacity planner useless for flexi working teams
  • Subtasks cannot be assigned their own hours and deadlines, meaning the To Do list view can't be seen in actual date order and capacity planner does not reflect all time allocated to an individual's schedule unless every task is set up as a separate task rather than subtask
  • There is no way to see all tasks of a certain type across multiple campaigns (e.g all copywriting tasks vs all technical tasks) - support team suggested exporting data and making spreadsheets
  • Kanban view isn't available for people's own task lists ('board' view here shows a list)
  • Not possible to have one task be assigned to more than one person
  • Notifications are not sent when tasks are updated, so you have to leave comments and tag people each time
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UZIO Inc
  • Is processing of advance recoveries.
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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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UZIO Inc
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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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UZIO Inc
We have used StaffOne's portal. UZIO is much more intuitive and user friendly.
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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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UZIO Inc
  • It's saved our staff hours of manual labor.
  • It's a huge value add for our clients.
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ScreenShots

ActiveCollab Screenshots

Screenshot of the dashboard with an overview of projects.Screenshot of multiple task views currently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks.Screenshot of Overview of all recent activity.Screenshot of Calendar view with task dependencies.Screenshot of Permission settings (owner, member, client, client+).Screenshot of List of available Add-ons.