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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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WorkflowMax

WorkflowMax is very well suited for a business that wants to track time billed by project, to have an easy way to generate invoices for those projects, and to keep track of overall productivity and invoice status. I imagine it can also be adapted to different types of businesses that deal in goods rather than services and time. I am not sure for which scenarios or businesses the program is not appropriate.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.2
WorkflowMax
8.3
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
WorkflowMax
9.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.3
WorkflowMax
8.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
5.8
WorkflowMax
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.6
WorkflowMax
7.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
WorkflowMax
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.4
WorkflowMax
8.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.8
WorkflowMax
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
WorkflowMax
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
WorkflowMax
6.6
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
WorkflowMax
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.6
WorkflowMax
10.0
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
WorkflowMax
10.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
4.9
WorkflowMax
7.4
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.8
WorkflowMax
9.0

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
5.9
WorkflowMax
9.2
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.3
WorkflowMax
10.0
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.8
WorkflowMax
10.0
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.8
WorkflowMax
8.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
4.8
WorkflowMax
9.0

Pros

ActiveCollab

  • Its billing & invoice feature worked pretty well for T&M teams. ActiveCollab version 5, the current version, allows you to directly track time to tasks using the Timer app and later create invoices based on those time entries. Their statuses will change through phases, as you are pending payment, or after they are set as paid.
  • Here cost can be easily assigned to each team member, Team members can start the timer after they start their work, then allows you to export the time records of team members making it easy to complete the billing.
  • File sharing feature is very useful for distributed teams as we can we can easily share files, screenshots.
  • Also ActiveCollab ability to connect to Google docs, attach images and link to web pages make it unique from other project management tools.
  • AC easily allows you to track your daily tasks & serves reminder if miss on the targets defined by giving daily / weekly reminders regarding tasks and any that have gone over due dates.
  • ActiveCollab is quite easy to use. With just a few clicks, you can create a new project.
  • The dashboard and options are easy to see and it is well laid out.
  • Here user have an opportunity to select the number of emails they receive from ActiveCollab and for some email providers, such as Gmail grouping is enabled. So rather than getting multiple mails, it send you a summary of all the daily notifications in one mail.
  • It allows users to upload several files at once on task comments, and if you are set with the owner role, or have the member role but are a project leader, you have a Batch Edit option available on project level. This allows you to edit multiple tasks at once and change all the details on them, such as assignee, due dates, labels, importance, and more.
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WorkflowMax

  • Project and task setup is convenient. I appreciate the ability to customize tasks.
  • The different reports that are available are very useful. They quickly summarize the information we need to know.
  • The ability to export time entries, both into PDF and Excel, is helpful when I want to run an analysis not conveniently summarized in one of our reports.
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Cons

ActiveCollab

  • I would like to supplement the mobile application with the functionality that the service has in the desktop version, for more efficient work.
  • Sorting projects and tasks is not always convenient, I would like to customize it for myself.
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WorkflowMax

  • I would like to see a connection between the "budget" and the "quote" for a project. These are always equal, so it would be more convenient if they were linked.
  • I would like to be able to sort invoices on the Financials tab by the different fields. Currently, they are always chronological. It would be nice if I could sort by status and amount due.
  • I would like to be able to "freeze" the column headers in the weekly time entry view so that they remain visible when I scroll down many tasks.
  • I would like to be able to set different billing rates for the same staff members that could be auto-selected based on the project type.
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WorkflowMax

WorkflowMax 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Because we can't imagine being without it!
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Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WorkflowMax

WorkflowMax 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's easy to use and provides me with instant online access to the management of my business whether I am at my desk or overseas
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Support

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WorkflowMax

WorkflowMax 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The support team are excellent. The only downside is that you can't phone them!
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Implementation

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WorkflowMax

WorkflowMax 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Decide how to breakdown your ongoing jobs - are they monthly recurring or annual broken into chunks?What are you going to give clients i.e. how will your proposals and invoices look?
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

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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WorkflowMax

I'm not sure if it was by Ascentis or not, and it may have been an old version, but we used a program called Timekeeper. It was very outdated, difficult to use, and didn't provide easily producible reports. WorkflowMax is infinitely better to use for our business.
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Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • 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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WorkflowMax

  • Quicker timesheet to invoice processing.
  • Improved staffing outlooks and future planning resulting in fewer hills and valleys of staff availability.
  • Tracking of potential jobs and their conversion into actual jobs, and not losing hours invested during the lead up to a signed contract.
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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
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WorkflowMax

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

WorkflowMax Editions & Modules

Edition
1 User$15/month1
5 Users$49/month1
10 Users$99/month1
20 Users$149/month1
Unlimited$199/month1
  1. Bracketed Pricing
Modules
Lead Manager Module$15/month
WorkflowMax Premium$50/month
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