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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

Workamajig

13 Ratings

ActiveCollab

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Score 7.8 out of 101

Workamajig

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Score 6.8 out of 101

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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 profile photo

Workamajig

I'd say Workamajig is great for mid-sized agencies like ours. Controlling the way users use Workamajig is important and if our business was much larger it could be difficult to streamline.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Workamajig
7.1
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Workamajig
8.3
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Workamajig
9.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Workamajig
3.3
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Workamajig
7.6
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Workamajig
8.1
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Workamajig
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Workamajig
6.6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Workamajig
6.6
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Workamajig
7.8
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Workamajig
7.4
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Workamajig
6.4
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Workamajig
7.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Workamajig
6.1
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Workamajig
7.1

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Workamajig
6.4
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Workamajig
7.2
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
Workamajig
3.4
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Workamajig
7.2
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
Workamajig
8.0

Pros

  • Project Management - Makes it very efficient to manage projects using Gantt Charts, daily email reports and custom reports!
  • Collaboration - Allows to collaborate with team members, tag them in tasks, send files/attachments.
  • Task delegation - With just 2 clicks you can delegate tasks to other team members/users.
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  • Workamajig makes working remotely easier because all details of jobs are housed on the program.
  • Workamajig provides a way for anyone to look up any job and be able to check statuses or even pick up where the last person left off.
  • As a designer, Workamajig has streamlined communication between the design team, account managers and accounting departments.
  • Workamajig allows me to clearly understand my schedule so I can focus on my work as a designer!
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Cons

  • 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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  • There's not much room to customize the way my task list looks (ex. hiding columns, etc).
  • Sometime it's difficult to sort through a super-deep page of conversations. It'd be nice to be able to"hide" posts that weren't relevant to me or highlight important information.
  • The place to unapprove a timesheet is very hidden. However, it's not something users do normally, so it's not a huge issue.
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Alternatives Considered

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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Customization and Project Request submission were two of the biggest draws that our organization valued back when our contract with Workamajig started. Those two features were deemed more important than some of its inadequacies. However, the project management products have come a very long way in the past five years, so we felt it necessary to move on. We had to modify our department's process of handling project requests and submissions, but the features gained, such as cumulative reporting, mobile access and asset management, have paid dividends.
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Return on Investment

  • For T& M teams, it is very good tools not only to manage teams but billing & invoicing.
  • we are able to generate invoices easily which earlier was a lot of headache & took lot of effort & time to do.
  • Whenever we encounter any issue in using any feature of AC, we get lot of support from their support desk.
  • Their customer service has been very responsive and helpful throughout.
  • Task management is USP of AC. It supports active tracking of our daily tasks & serves reminder if we miss on the targets defined, this helping us keeping on track & meeting the customer SLA's.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
  • Workamajig allows for a more flexible, productive workflow, especially for people working remotely.
  • Team members on a project are more aware of budgeted hours and timelines because of the various alerts.
  • Workamajig is such a timesaver because it's such an easy quick reference on current or past projects.
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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

Workamajig

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