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ActiveCollab

18 Ratings

Workzone

22 Ratings

ActiveCollab

18 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

Workzone

22 Ratings
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Score 6.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Overall, ActiveCollab is a great project management tool. If you're looking for a platform for your team to track their tasks, communicate with one another, share files, etc., then ActiveCollab is the exact right choice. It even allows you to invite external users to collaborate with (such as clients) and lets you set up custom visibility for them.
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Workzone

I think WorkZone is a great program for companies with simpler project management scenarios. It is not as well fitted for advertising agencies and how they operate internally and with clients
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Workzone
6.7
Task Management
ActiveCollab
9.3
Workzone
8.0
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.5
Workzone
8.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.1
Workzone
6.0
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.5
Workzone
8.0
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Workzone
8.0
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.6
Workzone
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.7
Workzone
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Workzone
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.9
Workzone
7.1
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Workzone
1.4
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.8
Workzone
3.0
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Workzone
5.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
5.3
Workzone
10.0
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Workzone
5.0

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Workzone
6.0
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
Workzone
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
Workzone
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
Workzone
6.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
Workzone

Pros

  • Very nice interface for all user roles in the system.
  • Effective notification of pending tasks and optimal management of the equipment.
  • Organized work flow, productive tasks and correct execution.
  • Creation of filters to better locate artifacts for daily use.
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  • WorkZone has a wonderful array of features - Project tracker, different "Workspaces" that can be set up for each client, financial tracking, time tracking, calendar functions, etc.
  • There are lots of helpful views like, status by project, project to-do list, workload by responsible party or by category. The project tracker can be filtered to view exactly what you want to view - items in a certain workspace, items by responsible party, only incomplete items, etc.
  • There are lots of customization options to make each space match the brand. For example, each Workspace can be set up with the client logo, colors, etc. Each Workspace can have different access settings, so if you have clients using WorkZone with you, they won't necessarily see your other projects and clients (given the right settings).
  • Project templates are wonderful for projects you do often - you can select an end date or a start date and it will build the timeline for you. You can even assign tasks in the template, if they always go to the same person, or you can leave them blank and add them in later.
  • There are several different options for loading projects into their system - from an Excel template, creating an outline (either basic tasks, or you can add tasks/dates/responsibilities all at once), building from an existing WorkZone template you've created, or importing from MS Project.
  • If you set up WorkZone to use with clients, there are extremely helpful features to help with client review and approvals - it's all done through the system. You can send creative through the system, and the client can provide feedback and send it back. No more digging around for that email that's in your inbox.... somewhere....
  • I've been able to access via computer, mobile and tablet. I occasionally have issues trying to modify things, like trying to check a box from a smaller screen, but projects can still be accessed while on the go.
  • WorkZone has provided excellent support and multiple trainings, on different levels. We did a training for system admins, and a more basic training for users who won't be in the settings and customization pieces. Their customer support, the very few times I've had to use it, has been very responsive.
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Cons

  • 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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  • If you are not set up to use WorkZone with clients, exporting timelines to share with other parties is a bit basic. There are options to export to a pdf or Excel. It looks exactly like a screenshot, not anything impressive to show a client. It would be nice to have options to add text or contact information from WorkZone before exporting, so it looks a little more customized. It doesn't seem to have the same customization that each Workspace has.
  • Importing from Excel is a bit clunky. You have to use a template set up by WorkZone. My team has extensive Excel documents we've set up over several years as timelines, and finding a way to connect our existing timelines with the Excel template has been a bit difficult, adding a layer of work. I'm sure this would be improved if we set up more project templates in WorkZone, eliminating our Excel usage, but with the limited export settings, we've primarily been providing Excel timelines to our clients and implementing WorkZone for our internal tracking.
  • There are options to export the calendar, but it would be nice to be able to subscribe to the calendar in my Outlook, so updates are constant and not triggered by an export.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Workzone1.4
Based on 8 answers
I was very impressed with how easy the WorkZone software is to use, and would very likely recommend the software to a colleague. I do see room for small improvements, however. I do not currently use WorkZone in my company, but if there is ever a need to implement a project management program, I would be happy to recommend WorkZone. The system is easy to learn (a plus when implementing from scratch in a new company) and the WorkZone team provides unlimited training and support.
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Usability

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Workzone5.3
Based on 3 answers
For my line of work WorkZone was a nice stepping stone, but there are other management tools that have a better fit for my particular industry
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Reliability and Availability

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Workzone9.0
Based on 1 answer
Throughout the use of the WorkZone software, we never had a issue with it being unavailable. This is important, considering we wanted to access our projects and see our progress at any moment. WorkZone was always available and made constant supervision of tasks and goals easy; no excuses for not checking in on the status of a project.
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Performance

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Workzone10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have zero complaints about the performance of WorkZone; for our organization's needs, it was a perfect tool for keeping track of various responsibilities and tasks. We never experienced a lag or down-time when using the software, and the simple interface made things exactly that from our end...simple. WorkZone is a fantastic tool for work management that never fails to perform, in my experience.
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Support

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Workzone10.0
Based on 1 answer
The team at WorkZone is incredibly helpful and very willing to lend support when they can. Our team was constantly growing, and our new team members needed training every time someone cam on board. The WorkZone support staff was more than willing to ensure our new team members were completely comfortable using the software and set up for success.
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Online Training

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Workzone10.0
Based on 1 answer
The WorkZone trainers are wonderful! They offered us unlimited over-the-phone and online support, and the trainings were always informative. The WorkZone support team was willing to answer multiple questions and review sections of the training if need be. They were always accommodating, and trainings were scheduled very quickly for when our team needed them!
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Implementation

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Workzone9.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation of WorkZone was very easy. We simply log into a portal online and begin to set up our projects. Access codes were sent very quickly to our team, so there was practically no delay once we signed the contract for our subscription. Training was scheduled quickly and was very helpful, especially as new team members joined our organization.
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab has all the functions that are in these services, unlike them. Not everywhere there is a diagram of gantt. And somewhere the interface is very rewarded and in general looks obsolete.
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Workzone fills a need and so does ArchiOffice. I would like a hybrid program between the two or a link between the two programs. Workzone and ArchiOffice have a lot to offer our company, but don't currently hold the full package. What about linking to the Outlook calendar with notifications? Still, Workzone had helped me by managing the projects and the team members that work on them.
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Scalability

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Workzone5.2
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We are a small organization, so the need to expand our use of WorkZone was limited. I only rate it below a 10 simply because I do not have much experience with the scaleability of the product. From the previews and training sessions, it does seem that the software can easily be adjusted to accommodate a growing workload; something we may use in future, just not at this point in our organization's development.
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Return on Investment

  • We began to finish projects on time, which undoubtedly will influence the return of customers
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  • Management of the project team.
  • Management of projects and their budgets
  • Management of client money efficiently
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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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Workzone

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Workzone Editions & Modules
Workzone
Additional Pricing Details