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Score 8 out of 100

Wrike

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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.












Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wrike

Wrike
is undoubtedly a great platform having all the sufficient needs, but it has a
very tight budget. Still, I would recommend it to businesses because of the
powerful and solid features the platform possesses. Wrike
is a quite useful platform even though it is a little expensive. Still, if you
manage all your finances in an adequate way then this can help you in a lot of
tasks and prove to be quite fruitful in the long run.
Omer Yaqoob | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.9
Wrike
7.7
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
Wrike
8.7
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Wrike
8.0
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
Wrike
7.8
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Wrike
7.8
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Wrike
7.6
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
Wrike
8.6
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
Wrike
7.6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Wrike
7.7
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
Wrike
7.1
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Wrike
7.5
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.7
Wrike
7.6
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
Wrike
7.5
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Wrike
7.7
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Wrike
6.8

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
Wrike
7.5
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
Wrike
8.2
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
Wrike
7.3
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Wrike
7.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
Wrike
7.5

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.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wrike

  • Wrike is very flexible and versatile. I have used many project management systems, and some have rigid requirements - such as needing a completion date. Wrike is customizable, so you can create the setup that works best for you. You can create custom workflows, request forms, folders, etc. - and the changes could be for your whole account, or just for a specific team/folder.
  • Wrike allows for many ways to view projects. It has kanban boards, gantt charts, calendars, lists, tables, reports, analytics, time logs, activity streams, etc. Most other tools I have used have some of these. But, everyone has their own view that they prefer to work from. In Wrike, all the projects and tasks can be managed from almost any view. In my experience, this increased adoption and efficiency as team members were comfortable using the view.
  • In Wrike, you can save filters, which makes managing projects much faster and easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveCollab

  • Individual comments cannot be linked to. This makes it more difficult to reference a comment or question.
  • Unnecessary features cannot be turned off. Since we use it primarily for communication, it would be ideal to turn off tasks etc. that are not needed or be able to move discussions as the first screen.
  • There isn't an easy way to set up different projects under the same client.
Nancy Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wrike

  • If you have multiple mailboxes (i.e. - Shared mailbox) added to Outlook client, the add-in to create tasks doesn't function on the secondary mailboxes. You have to move/forward/copy the email to the primary mailbox in order to use the add-in.
  • There were frequent software updates (for desktop client) which meant we were constantly uninstalling the old client and installing the new client. Doing this meant that you have to "re-pin" the shortcut to your taskbar again (if you pinned previously).
  • I am not sure if Wrike is "intended" to be a Ticketing system for ITSM, but it works much better as a Project Management system rather than as a Ticketing system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wrike

Wrike 8.8
Based on 54 answers
Wrike is a free resource for us currently, we moved off the subscription as the team had some adjustments. If we were to go back to a paid model or require more time reporting I'd have to look at alternatives such as Podio. I am the sole manager of Wrike currently internally, and would like to get more people on board to justify the cost
Carl Grivakis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wrike

Wrike 8.9
Based on 32 answers
Wrike was difficult to learn at first. But with videos, emails on tips and tricks, I've been able to adapt. However, it's been difficult to convince other departments to use the program as it can be a bit overwhelming at first. I don't know what the solution is, other than to keep using it. Perhaps a template as a start for newbies?
Alisha Aschmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wrike

Wrike 9.1
Based on 18 answers
Over two years of (almost) daily usage without outages. Don't remember any errors. I give it 9 only because some Wrike plugins (for online document edit) are based on NPAPI architecture. These types of plugins are being phased out in new browsers, and NPAPI plugins are disabled by default in recent versions of Chrome so you have to do some browser adjustments when you switch browsers or move to another computer.
Cristi Radulian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wrike

Wrike 8.2
Based on 10 answers
For the most part, Wrike works very well. Every so often, the Apple/Mac application can be slow to load. Sometimes it requires a refresh and it is working fine again. I have not figured out if it is the software or just a computer issue
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.2
Based on 3 answers
The support team is responsive to requests and their annual support fees are reasonable. Honestly, we don't have to contact them much. Updates happen automatically and the platform is very solid and does not require a lot of support. Documentation is good and the platform is easy to learn.
Mike Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wrike

Wrike 8.7
Based on 92 answers
Wrike's customer support is top-notch! There are so many ways to get answers from Wrike - from their blog, videos online, community forum, contacting customer support. Whatever way you choose, you'll have an answer within 24 hours, often within just a few hours. I love my customer success manager because she meets with me via Zoom every quarter to show me new product updates, tips and tricks, and talk through any issues or wishes I have with the system. She then provides me with regular status updates on product suggestions I've made. It's awesome!
Stephanie A. Wilson, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wrike

Wrike 8.2
Based on 2 answers
We initially had online training. A trainer took us through various training sessions where we learned about all of the tools Wrike provides. This alone allowed us to learn and set up the software and roll it out to our team. Later, a customer service rep stopped in for some one on one training which was extremely helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wrike

Wrike 8.2
Based on 4 answers
Wrike does a great job of provide a breadth of videos for learning their program. This includes a 'getting started' sett of videos along with a collection of more in depth videos to assist more experienced users. Combined with their excellent chat support learning wrike is easy and it includes easy access to best practices.
John Hansknecht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wrike

Wrike 8.3
Based on 21 answers
I think it's really about developing a relationship with your Wrike partners, in tandem with your key stakeholders. Once everyone is on the same page, it makes implementation easier. Also, make sure you put a LOT of thought into your Wrike Knowledgebase, clearly plan how you are going to support your users with the key information and answers they will ask
Sherrie Besecker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

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.
Ali Zakeri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wrike

Please see the "Pros" that I gave Wrike. It's a very advanced, feature-rich, yet elegant piece of software that can grow with many companies as they complexify. Almost everything else that I use feels extremely limited and primitive by comparison, often slower and more buggy too.
Luke Flegg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wrike

Wrike 7.7
Based on 2 answers
Based on our experience, Wrike is very scalable. Our only issue is that you have to by seats (licenses) in certain increments. For example, when we started using Wrike we only needed 3 seats but we could not purchase any less than 5 so we were paying for 2 extra seats that weren't being used. We still currently have an extra seat open.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • 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.
Chris Lesner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wrike

  • Wrike cut my time spent project managing off of spreadsheets in half, increasing my productivity
  • Wrike streamlined our processes, enabling us to compete projects faster and save money spent on too much back and forth with our contractors
  • Increased productivity for dozens of our team members
Andrea Hester | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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$999.001
  1. license
SaaS Edition
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.001
  1. per member/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Wrike

General

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

Wrike Editions & Modules

Edition
Wrike Free$0
Wrike Professional$492
Wrike EnterpriseRequest a quote
Wrike for MarketersRequest a quote
Wrike for Professional ServicesRequest a quote
Wrike Business$1244
  1. per 5 users/month
  2. per 5 users/month
Additional Pricing Details
Every premium plan begins with a 14-day trial period.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Wrike
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab
Wrike
8.8

Usability

ActiveCollab
Wrike
8.9

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab
Wrike
9.1

Performance

ActiveCollab
Wrike
8.2

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.2
Wrike
8.7

In-Person Training

ActiveCollab
Wrike
8.2

Online Training

ActiveCollab
Wrike
8.2

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab
Wrike
8.3

Scalability

ActiveCollab
Wrike
7.7

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