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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 profile photo

ZilicusPM

ZilicusPM is suited for any business that has difficulty managing and keeping track of office related work as well as project management. Its an efficient way to manage just about anything necessary. It is well-suited for our office, as structural/civil engineers - we are able to keep track of our projects as well as office/human resources related work.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
6.3
ZilicusPM
10.0
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.8
ZilicusPM
10.0
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.6
ZilicusPM
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.7
ZilicusPM
10.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
5.1
ZilicusPM

Pros

  • Project Management - Makes it very efficient to manage projects using Gantt Charts, daily email reports and custom reports!
  • Collaboration - Allows to collaborate with team members, tag them in tasks, send files/attachments.
  • Task delegation - With just 2 clicks you can delegate tasks to other team members/users.
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  • ZilicusPM is great for an office regarding meetings and site visits. It's hard to keep track manually of where everyone is at. By sharing our calendars through ZilicusPM, we are able to access where someone is within a few seconds!! It is very convenient and less of a hassle.
  • This a great tool to use to manage all documents that enter in and out of our office for certain projects. It is hard to keep track of everything through our office, so this programs helps us manage things very efficiently.
  • This is great for prioritizing! I know many people in our office have an issue to do so. With the Project Issue Management feature, we are able to do this more effectively without causing any stress to our employees!
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Cons

  • It does not provide support to scaled agile frameworks like SAfe which is there for Rally & Agilecraft.
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  • The only thing I would suggest that needs room for improvement is that you should break down Zilicus PM into different sectors. What I mean by this is that you branch off this program into different areas of expertise like accounting, engineering, etc. Every business is managed differently, so other options should be provided to accommodate each field.
  • Other than that, I am very pleased with this program. It was WELL worth the investment. Saving a lot of time and money spent per worker by using this!
  • N/A
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Alternatives Considered

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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We have used Microsoft Project for years. We loved it until we found ZilicusPM. ZilicusPM is more efficient and directive in our field. Microsoft Project does not provide as many features as ZilicusPM does. I am extremely grateful for having found ZilicusPM. It was recommended to us by an architectural firm that swore by this software.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • A positive impact that ZilicusPM has made is we are able to work more efficiently and prioritize what needs to be sent out, what invoices need to be sent out to clients, where are project engineers at certain time of day, etc.
  • We also have a higher ROI. I am able to manage what invoices need to be sent out without having to track people down for a summary of the work , which is extremely time consuming. I am able to get more invoices out while returning a higher investment for the company.
  • A negative impact it has made is we had to hire someone to manage this software entirely. It is very time-consuming for myself to manage and make sure everything is entered in correctly. We hired someone who is familiar with ZilicusPM and is able to certify all work.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

ZilicusPM

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
ZilicusPM Editions & Modules
ZilicusPM
Edition
Yearly Subscription
$151
Monthly Subscription
$201
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
The pricing per subscription reduces as number of subscriptions increases; it is also dependent on the duration of subscription.