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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

WorkOtter

2 Ratings

ActiveCollab

18 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

WorkOtter

2 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab is great for planning and running projects, as well as for accounting for project costs and the company as a whole. Built-in tools perfectly solve these tasks. Also, the service is very convenient both for team work and for work itself. Control of the performance of specific tasks and subtasks is convenient
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WorkOtter

I know it works well for IT but not sure how it would work for construction. I think construction has a different set of needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
WorkOtter
9.9
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
WorkOtter
10.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
WorkOtter
10.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
WorkOtter
10.0
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
WorkOtter
10.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
WorkOtter
10.0
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
WorkOtter
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
WorkOtter
10.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
WorkOtter
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
WorkOtter
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
WorkOtter
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
WorkOtter
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
WorkOtter
10.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
WorkOtter
10.0
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
WorkOtter

Professional Services Automation

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

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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  • It allows you to know when someone who is running late on another project is going to be late on your project.
  • It has a good reporting/analytics.
  • Easy to communicate with others on projects.
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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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  • Nothing significant. Maybe could be faster at times but I'm not sure if that is our own internet connection.
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Alternatives Considered

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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Return on Investment

  • Allows our team to stay organized and keep conversations on tasks.
  • The To-Do List email every morning helps me mentally prepare and know exactly what I should be doing as soon as I start work.
  • Powerful and useful integrations save lots of time (Google Drive, Slack, Dropbox, Zapier and more!).
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  • Most tools like this are a lot better than the desktop tools that everyone used to use because it is a central system that gives visibility across all the projects.
  • Easier to work together and track what happened in the past.
  • More projects are being completed according to expectations.
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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
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WorkOtter

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
WorkOtter Editions & Modules
WorkOtter
Edition
Time/Status
$101
Team
$202
Manager
$352
1. per user per month
2. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details