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34 Ratings
3 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ActiveCollab ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
6.8

WorkRooms

68%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 13/16 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Search

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%

WorkRooms

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Communication

ActiveCollab

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.3

WorkRooms

53%
WorkRooms ranks higher in 4/4 features

Chat

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Notifications

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Discussions

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

ActiveCollab

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

WorkRooms

69%
WorkRooms ranks higher in 7/7 features

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
2 Ratings

Document collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Access control

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Advanced security features

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Device sync

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ActiveCollab is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
7.0

WorkRooms

70%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings

WorkRooms

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Scenarios where ActiveCollab works well 1) 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 etc Scenarios where ActiveCollab did not work well 1) 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 invoicing 3) It did not work well for larger teams 4) Search option is not very detailed & you may end up wasting lot of time searching one particular bug or issue.












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CELUM

If you are debating how on getting an easy to use or more advanced solution. I would recommend going for WorkRooms. It has the perfect balance that you are looking for. It is very easy for small companies that want to grow and make it easy for employees and costumers.
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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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  • Task management
  • File management using tags and simple search
  • Adding external users for a restricted set of information
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Cons

ActiveCollab

  • Does not maintain default categories for tasks
  • Makes information difficult to share with others not on AC
  • Relies on other people to track their time correctly in categories for estimates
  • Mobile app is very hard to use and not user-friendly if you are working with multiple projects
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CELUM

  • Finding it online
  • Downloading it
  • Subscribing/buying
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Pricing Details

ActiveCollab

Starting Price

$7 per member/per month

Editions & Modules

ActiveCollab editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.002

Footnotes

  1. license
  2. per member/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional $6.25

Additional Details

WorkRooms

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

WorkRooms editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Support Rating

    ActiveCollab

    We have not required support for ActiveCollab as it works pretty seamlessly. We didn't have any issues with using the platform or with any billing issues. The self-service aspect of the platform is robust and easy to navigate so we have not encountered any errors that required assistance from the support team.
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    CELUM

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    ActiveCollab

    ActiveCollab is easier to use and simpler in its setup. It has the right mix of features and simplicity. It's also project-oriented which is important for our workflow. Other tools are often too task-oriented, making it hard to track projects. Overall, ActiveCollab has a great mix of simplicity with good features.
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    CELUM

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    Return on Investment

    ActiveCollab

    • 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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    CELUM

    • More productivity
    • More spare time
    • Not accessible on phones
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