ActiveCollab vs. Zenhub

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCollab
Score 4.2 out of 10
N/A
Active Collab is a project management solution built around features such as task management, collaboration, time tracking, and invoicing.
$8
per member/per month
Zenhub
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
ZenHub is a project management solution that runs native within GitHub with collaboration boards, file sharing, and pipeline selection.
$8.33
per month per user
Pricing
ActiveCollabZenhub
Editions & Modules
ActiveCollab Project Management
$8
per member/per month
Self-Hosted Plan
$999.00
license
Free
$0
Growth
$8.33
per month per user
Growth
$8.33
per month per user
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCollabZenhub
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$6.25 per member, per month, annual billingNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe listed prices are per user, per month when billed annually.
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Features
ActiveCollabZenhub
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
3.7
13 Ratings
68% below category average
Zenhub
7.6
8 Ratings
2% above category average
Task Management5.812 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Resource Management1.08 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.07 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Scheduling1.011 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.01 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Team Collaboration6.413 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.07 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology7.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Document Management3.08 Ratings5.43 Ratings
Email integration4.09 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Mobile Access1.410 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.09 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management1.08 Ratings9.72 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management2.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCollab
5.7
8 Ratings
26% below category average
Zenhub
9.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Quotes/estimates6.97 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Invoicing6.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting1.07 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCollabZenhub
Likelihood to Recommend
3.6
(13 ratings)
7.5
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(3 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCollabZenhub
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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Zenhub
If you have more than 2 developers this thing is basically a requirement within github to manage sprints if you use agile methodology. Why use a different website entirely when you can run your entire board right from github itself? I've tried other solutions but basing everything on github issues makes it so no duplicate work has to take place. If the UX quirks and mobile were fixed this would be 10/10 for me! If you're only one or two devs on a team it may be overkill to use, but if you're going to scale it's better to put the process in early.
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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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Zenhub
  • ZenHub has a lot of basic functionality, so that limits the complexity of the application
  • The ability to provide user defined labels and customize pipelines provides flexibility
  • The integration with GitHub provides a seamless process
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Cons
ActiveCollab
  • It isn't possible to set members of staff as part time, so if someone is unavailable on certain days you must manually enter them as OOO every single day that they are not in, that other teammates work. Hours also can't be edited individually - everyone is treated as working the same hours in a day, rendering capacity planner useless for flexi working teams
  • Subtasks cannot be assigned their own hours and deadlines, meaning the To Do list view can't be seen in actual date order and capacity planner does not reflect all time allocated to an individual's schedule unless every task is set up as a separate task rather than subtask
  • There is no way to see all tasks of a certain type across multiple campaigns (e.g all copywriting tasks vs all technical tasks) - support team suggested exporting data and making spreadsheets
  • Kanban view isn't available for people's own task lists ('board' view here shows a list)
  • Not possible to have one task be assigned to more than one person
  • Notifications are not sent when tasks are updated, so you have to leave comments and tag people each time
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Zenhub
  • Additional communication/collaboration inside the platform would be helpful
  • Integration with additional systems like Slack would be a plus
  • sometimes web pages load slowly, but for the most part things are alright
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Usability
ActiveCollab
No answers on this topic
Zenhub
ZenHub is one of the best GitHub repo-management software integrating the usage of work-boards and task management, with the ability to integrate several team members to the work table. This method makes the team more organized since everyone can keep track of their time and tasks of themselves and also others, so you can see how fast your teammates are working or if they need any help with something they're working on.
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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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Zenhub
Support is good, but quite honestly, I haven't needed any support since 2015. As I remember, I was required to open a ticket and had to wait a few days for resolution. I give it a rating of 8 because of the lag in getting a solid resolution, but it was resolved adequately.
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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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Zenhub
I have used Workfront in the past, which in my experience, is best with a traditional waterfall methodology, similar to Microsoft Project and the other more traditional project management software projects. ZenHub is truly designed around the agile methodology. Other products that claim they are agile oriented seem to just be adjusting and tweaking their traditional product to include a few agile features.
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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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Zenhub
  • Allowed us to move from Azure Boards to Github
  • Reduced our costs
  • Allowed us to get closer to a new market (Github users) by allowing us to familiarize ourselves with their workflows and tools
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ScreenShots

ActiveCollab Screenshots

Screenshot of the dashboard with an overview of projects.Screenshot of multiple task views currently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks.Screenshot of Overview of all recent activity.Screenshot of Calendar view with task dependencies.Screenshot of Permission settings (owner, member, client, client+).Screenshot of List of available Add-ons.

Zenhub Screenshots

Screenshot of Zenhub boards are similar to Kanban boards but more powerful as it's powered by data and objects from GitHub. You can also add multiple repos and automate issues across multiple boards.Screenshot of Get real-time updates on a teams performance with Zenhub reportsScreenshot of See and share work in flight with Zenhub roadmapsScreenshot of Automate hand offs between teams with workflow automationScreenshot of Get a snapshot of a team's productivity from Zenhub boardScreenshot of Request, provide and review story point estimates right on the issue. Reduce time spent in meetings by allowing team members to estimate on their own time right in Zenhub