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ActiveCollab

Active Collab is great for small teams who want a web-based project management platform to help them on their day-to-day workflow tasks, billing, estimations, vendor assignments and even client communications. It is also great for agencies with users who are sometimes remotely working. Active Collab starts to show shortcomings when you have an immense amount of projects in the system (1000+), and, being a web-based platform, can sometimes experience downtime.
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WorkBook

For project companies with management needs and normally companies with more than 5-10 employees. For all project companies within marketing, architecture, audit, it supports, engineers and other professional services
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
WorkBook
9.4
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
WorkBook
10.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
WorkBook
10.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
WorkBook
10.0
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
WorkBook
9.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
WorkBook
9.0
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
WorkBook
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
WorkBook
10.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
WorkBook
10.0
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
WorkBook
9.0
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
WorkBook
9.0
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
WorkBook
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
WorkBook
10.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
WorkBook
10.0
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
WorkBook
8.0

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.2
WorkBook
9.5
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
WorkBook
10.0
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.5
WorkBook
9.0
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
WorkBook
9.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.0
WorkBook
10.0

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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  • Workbook handles all processes in a consultancy company
  • Workflow options on all thinkable processes
  • Support global growth and intercompany management
  • Strong planning tool
  • Able to manage multiple clients to one project
  • Advanced template set-up
  • The communication module, so all relevant information is available on the projects
  • Flexible planning and project management
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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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  • Lot of options - Demands training of the users before they can use if fully
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Alternatives Considered

Since we moved from fixed capacity project to T&M we need some tool who support our billing & invoicing.HP ALM did not provide good support for invoicing so we moved out from HP ALM to ActiveCollab.The features like Timer, reminders are not available in other project management tools like JIRA, Rally & ALM making AC the first choice since we have strict SLA's & AC helps in meeting that.
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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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  • Faster month end finance closing
  • Stronger control of project contribution margin
  • Higher quality of our project management
  • 1 system for CRM, finance and project management gives a higher workflow quality
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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

WorkBook

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$19*
1.  per month
WorkBook Editions & Modules
WorkBook
Additional Pricing Details
BASIC PLAN INCLUDES TIME SHEET INCLUDES IPHONE & ANDROID APP Log your time on any job you have access to and get a reminder if you forget to submit hours. You can log your time on any job; billable, non-billable, customer jobs, and internal jobs. WorkBook also keeps track of absence entries and holiday requests. CUSTOMERS & PROJECTS Add as many customers, contacts, and projects/jobs as you like. Jobs are connected to clients and each job can be set to be billable, non-billable, internal, or a client job. COLLABORATION Collaborate with your colleagues and clients and keep track of comments, news, events, and notifications. Receive notifications whenever you need to approve anything, or a warning if something is about to go wrong. FILE SHARING Save all of your files in WorkBook and benefit from having them being kept secure in one, central location. Whenever a new customer or job is added, WorkBook will automatically create a folder structure (decided by you), allowing you to upload all of your documents and briefings to WorkBook. WorkBook will connect directly to your local file server or online storage, which means that you can save your files locally and have them be shown in WorkBook. Moreover, we have options to integrate with Google Drive or Dropbox.