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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.












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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
8.5
WorkBook
10.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
WorkBook
10.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.5
WorkBook
10.0
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.4
WorkBook
9.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
WorkBook
9.0
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.1
WorkBook
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.6
WorkBook
10.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
WorkBook
10.0
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.2
WorkBook
9.0
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.5
WorkBook
9.0
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
7.4
WorkBook
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.9
WorkBook
10.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
6.1
WorkBook
10.0
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.6
WorkBook
8.0

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
WorkBook
9.5
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
WorkBook
10.0
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.7
WorkBook
9.0
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.9
WorkBook
9.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.9
WorkBook
10.0

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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WorkBook

  • 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

ActiveCollab

  • Could use more flexibility in setting up categories.
  • It would be nice to have multiple Kanban boards inside a project.
  • The search functionality could be improved.
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WorkBook

  • Lot of options - Demands training of the users before they can use if fully
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Support

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 8.5
Based on 2 answers
We've never interacted with their customer support, so we have no frame of reference to give it a reliable review.
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WorkBook

No score
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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.
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WorkBook

Timelog, e-conomic project module and podio
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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.
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WorkBook

  • 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*

* 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

WorkBook

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$19*

* per month

WorkBook Editions & Modules

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.

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