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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

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445 Ratings

ActiveCollab

18 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Workfront

I work on a team where each of us is separated individually from the United States. Workfront enables us to collectively collaborate on a common project setting individual goals. Project managers can invite users, send out updates and set goals to be marked as complete by individual users. Definitely an AAA+ option for global team project collaborations. Smaller projects with fewer working participants would most likely not benefit from the ROI for this product, however, if these smaller tasks are building to a larger project or your teams have multiple small projects running simultaneously then Workfront is for you as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Workfront
7.8
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Workfront
8.8
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Workfront
6.6
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Workfront
7.1
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Workfront
7.5
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Workfront
7.6
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Workfront
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Workfront
7.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Workfront
7.9
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Workfront
7.6
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Workfront
7.7
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Workfront
7.3
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Workfront
8.4
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Workfront
7.8
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Workfront
7.9

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Workfront
6.3
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Workfront
6.1
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
Workfront
5.8
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Workfront
7.7
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
Workfront
5.8

Pros

  • 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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  • The primary strength of Workfront is the feature that most IT professionals dread and that is its ability to do all things related to process and projects. The usual jack of all trades approach is often one of master of none but in the case of Workfront, given some time for customization to make the tool your own with the help of the Workfront team, those requirements for an all-encompassing application achieve the goal well. Not just functional but more concretely in providing real assistance in getting through workflows and processes with minimal effort.
  • Multiple APIs allow need integration into the legacy systems and peripheral packages that all companies use for Microsoft products to smaller more niche applications. A very helpful attribute of the application.
  • As with many service industries, time reporting is a huge resource drain when the tool for doing so is slow, complex or limited in scope. Workfront allows for access to all project data from within time management as well as simplified approval processes and review capabilities for managers of time and resources.
  • While it seems like a minor feature, integrated search throughout the application makes life and time management much simpler with the ability to select data points from drop downs drilling down into every aspect of the app. Reporting, likewise, is extremely adaptable to the needs of various business functions with easy customization and granular capabilities requiring little in the way of training or skillset.
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Cons

  • It does not provide support to scaled agile frameworks like SAfe which is there for Rally & Agilecraft.
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  • The reporting/views and fields available are not always intuitive. For example, when creating a document, task or issue report/view, you cannot access the program or portfolio information/metadata unless you calculate it through to the project level. This equates to a lot of extra calculated fields and work, that in my mind, should not be necessary.
  • The integration with Proof HQ needs some work. We were Proof HQ users first and have begun the Workfront implementation. Eventually, they will be integrated where users access Proof HQ through Workfront. The approvals process in Proof HQ is much more robust that Workfront's; however, the reporting that Workfront provides on the Proof HQ processes and approvals is severely lacking which makes visibility on Proof HQ approvals difficult.
  • There are 3 levels of objects in Workfront: Portfolios, Programs and Projects. There is no way to tie Projects together except to create an issue on the first Project, then convert the issue to another Project. Complicated text mode fields must then be created and placed on a view/report to see if/how these projects are tied together. There should be a better way to tie projects. Our solution was to change the use of the Program object (to have a Program = a Client IO, rather than the Program = Brand). Further, the Portfolio and Program access is tied together. You cannot provide different access to Programs vs. Portfolios which makes our solution a little cumbersome.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Workfront8.0
Based on 59 answers
We ended up not renewing based on the sole factor that AtTask could not be a general ledger/invoicing system. All other aspects of the system were great to work with.
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Usability

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Workfront8.0
Based on 17 answers
Easy to use for the requestors and workers.
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Reliability and Availability

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Workfront9.1
Based on 8 answers
Reliable uptime with posted maintenance windows. Frequent updates to hosted environment with minimal disruption.
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Support

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Workfront7.7
Based on 11 answers
Basic support has been supplemented by the AtTask Customer Service represenative and the ongoing relationship with development teams who are always looking for feedback on the product.
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Online Training

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Workfront8.9
Based on 4 answers
The training is very easy to use and you can simply choose the topics included in the course(s) that are most important to your training needs. After each training course, you are tested on what you have learned. If you need a refresher course, they provide Course Catalogs as well as instructor-led courses & workshops.
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Implementation

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Workfront8.4
Based on 10 answers
I would recommend all user's using Workfront to go through the training material provided. Have all user's practice in the Sandbox environment and have your workflow documented for the consultant before he arrives on site.
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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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I have very little experience using other systems like Workfront. My background is more in billing systems and order processes. All I can say is it beats Google Docs and endless email chains.
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Scalability

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Workfront9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have been using Workfront for about 3 years. During this time they continue to be a very stable project management system. Workfront's overall scalability is able to handle increased loads of work. When using Workfront for a project management tool for the web team, we store documents, images & video's without any issues. They work with their customer's to provide the best project management system in the market today! I highly recommend Workfront for all project management needs. Workfront strives to deliver unique technology solutions to growing companies!
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • We are still in process of implementing Workfront. It's a slow roll out, one to two departments at a time. So our impact thus far is minimal but I can say having every program/project in a single system has provided a lesser need for email chains, meetings and "he said/she said" conversations.
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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

Workfront

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Workfront Editions & Modules
Workfront
Additional Pricing Details