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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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Zenkit

Zenkit is a decent task management software system that is good for managing tasks within a team. It is fairly user-friendly but didn't provide the support that I needed in order to get reminders to work. I like having reminders of due dates for myself or others. While I still have the software loaded on my computer, I've migrated to another one so I haven't returned to it recently.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.4
Zenkit
8.1
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.5
Zenkit
8.9
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.1
Zenkit
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
6.5
Zenkit
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.4
Zenkit
7.7
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Zenkit
8.2
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.8
Zenkit
7.3
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.6
Zenkit
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Zenkit
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.2
Zenkit
8.4
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.2
Zenkit
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
7.4
Zenkit
7.5
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.9
Zenkit
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
6.1
Zenkit
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.6
Zenkit
8.2

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
Zenkit
9.0
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.7
Zenkit
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.7
Zenkit
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.9
Zenkit
9.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.9
Zenkit

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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Zenkit

  • Multiple Views - Kanban.Cards, Lists, Tables & even Mindmaps
  • Addition of custom fields which included numbers
  • In table view this can be filtered & numbered fields can have totals at the top.
  • Zenkit has handy pre-buitl templates for different kinds of use such a CRM
  • Has the ability to change field content across cards via bulk action. Neat!
  • Can have formulas in Cutom fields
  • Calander syncs to Google calendar
  • Can bulk import Trello lists & cards easily
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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.
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Zenkit

  • There are some instances where the dashboard gets laggy and buggy. But goes back to normal in a few minutes
  • Integrations still not that advanced--but there's still room for improvement
  • Not recommended for teams with more than 6 people-- you will need to upgrade your account to Premium.
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Support

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.3
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.
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Zenkit

Zenkit 1.0
Based on 1 answer
I couldn't seem to find a good way to get in touch with Zenkit, other than user forums. When searching for a way to add reminder alerts in, I found some help in the forum but no support directly from Zenkit. The forums had some ideas as to how to get the reminders working but, ultimately, I couldn't get it to work for me.
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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.
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Zenkit

In a previous review for Trello I said it was great, which it is. Zenkit, however, is Trello on steroids and previously only thing holding me back from moving totally to Zenkit was the fact they didn't have mobile apps. They now have a both Android & Iphone apps. So I will be completing the transition across to Zenkit. Will still use Trello on occasion.
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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.
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Zenkit

  • Worth the price
  • Flexible, easy to learn and simple layout
  • Less time consuming; can manage task/projects easily
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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

Zenkit

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$9*

* per user

Zenkit Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$91
Business$291
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.8
Zenkit
7.4

Support

ActiveCollab
7.3
Zenkit
1.0

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