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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.












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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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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.0
ZenHub
7.5
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.2
ZenHub
9.2
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.2
ZenHub
6.1
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
5.8
ZenHub
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
ZenHub
7.1
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
ZenHub
9.0
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.7
ZenHub
9.4
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.8
ZenHub
10.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
ZenHub
1.0
Document Management
ActiveCollab
7.7
ZenHub
4.0
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
ZenHub
8.3
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.5
ZenHub
7.1
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
ZenHub
10.0
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
4.8
ZenHub
9.0
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.7
ZenHub

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
5.8
ZenHub
9.0
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.2
ZenHub
10.0
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.6
ZenHub
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.9
ZenHub
8.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
4.7
ZenHub

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

  • 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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ZenHub

  • We would really like the ability to get detailed level reporting by issue.
  • We would like the ability to better view hierarchically epics and their sub epics.
  • when creating an issue, it always defaults to a particular repository, which often isnt the one you want. would be better off if you could specify what you want as your default---- or just leave it empty so you have to pick, since it is cumbersome to have to move to the one you really wanted.
  • A template library for issue content.
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Usability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ZenHub

ZenHub 8.4
Based on 2 answers
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

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We've never interacted with their customer support, so we have no frame of reference to give it a reliable review.
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ZenHub

ZenHub 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The pricing is very reasonable.
ZenHub is used by companies like Microsoft, Facebook and more. The team over at ZenHub is wonderfully transparent and helpful. They are fast to reply to questions and feedback and are
dedicated to the continual improvement of their product, making them worthy of the max rating.
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab is 100% better than any of the other tools we have used. We had previously spent thousands of dollars trying out different software that was comparable, but this has been one of the best decisions we have made as a company. It's also the cheapest ongoing option, especially if you get the self-hosted version.
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ZenHub

Way better than competition if you use github because it seamlessly integrates without doing anything. You don't need to duplicate your issues, etc. As long as your devs already use github and github issues this will be a no brainer and simple to implement. With JIRA or Trello we were doing everything twice, things got dropped, etc.
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Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • ActiveCollab allowed me to get rid of spreadsheets and physical reports that always take away a lot of time.
  • The automation of the management processes of the company is fantastic thanks to ActiveCollab.
  • The whole team has focused more on the execution of its activities.
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ZenHub

  • We are now able to determine output potential from our development resources based on points assignment.
  • We were able to successfully implement an Agile methodology in our department.
  • We have been able to better track tasks.
  • We have used the releases feature to group our task to business release expections and easily filter.
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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$9991
  1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually$31
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly$42
Member monthly$72
  1. per member, per month, annual billing
  2. per member, per month, monthly billing
Additional Pricing Details

ZenHub

General

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

ZenHub Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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