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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.4

    ActiveCollab

    74%

    Zoho Invoice

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    8.8
    88%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    6.3
    63%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    8.1
    81%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    3.0
    30%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    9.9
    99%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    8.8
    88%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    5.9
    59%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    7.5

    ActiveCollab

    75%

    Zoho Invoice

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveCollab ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    6.9
    69%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    6.9
    69%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    7.9
    79%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Zoho Invoice is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    ActiveCollab

    80%
    12 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoho Invoice

    100%
    9 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.1

    ActiveCollab

    71%
    6 Ratings

    Zoho Invoice

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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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    Zoho Corporation

    Zoho Invoice is well suited for any business, regardless of size, that needs to have a way to create invoices with hourly or flat rates. It's easy to create and archive projects. It also integrates into their other tools, including Zoho Projects. Zoho is great for businesses who want to accept online payments.You can use PayPal, Stripe, and a few others. Clients can also pay via ACH. It lets you know when a payment is processing AND when it clears. I believe that it would not be well suited in instances where a company creates lots of credit notes (because from the invoice screen the credit will appear to grow, but when you check active credit notes, it is the right amount) or estimates (I can't figure out how to use this feature)
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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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    Zoho Corporation

    • Time tracking. Zoho invoice makes it super easy to track time and hours against specific clients and specific tasks.
    • Unbilled / billed time reporting. Zoho Invoice gives a dashboard view of hours yet to be billed, which helps keep on top of invoicing so nothing is missed.
    • Reporting. Zoho Invoice offers a robust reporting module for the price point. Canned reports can be customized easily.
    • Invoice sending and tracking. Zoho Invoice makes it easy to create and send invoices. Invoices are easy to clone, which makes creating regular, repeatable invoices a snap.
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    Cons

    ActiveCollab

    • Does not maintain default categories for tasks
    • Makes information difficult to share with others not on AC
    • Relies on other people to track their time correctly in categories for estimates
    • Mobile app is very hard to use and not user-friendly if you are working with multiple projects
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    Zoho Corporation

    • Zoho Invoice can be complicated if you want to create a more advanced custom invoice or custom recurring invoice.
    • Zoho Invoice does not provide all of its functionalities on the mobile version of its platform.
    • Zoho Invoice is expensive for some small business owners especially if they don't plan on using it often.
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    Pricing Details

    ActiveCollab

    Starting Price

    $7 per member/per month

    Editions & Modules

    ActiveCollab editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
    ActiveCollab Project Management$7.002

    Footnotes

    1. license
    2. per member/per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $6.25

    Additional Details

    Zoho Invoice

    Starting Price

    $0 Per Organisation, Per Month

    Editions & Modules

    Zoho Invoice editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Free$01

    Footnotes

    1. Per Organisation, Per Month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required $0

    Additional Details

    Zoho Invoice is a completely free product. It has no contracts, no ads, and no hidden fees

    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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    Zoho Corporation

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Zoho Corporation

    Google Drive stored my invoices in one accessible location but required more time and maintenance. I didn't want to invest the time into building out sheet functions to carry over figures across sheets, so I researched invoicing options. I am already a fan of Zoho services, so it was an easy decision to try out their Invoicing site. Same login, the same level of support, free trial. No risk! I was pleased to find the solution on my first try.
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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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    Zoho Corporation

    • Zoho invoice allowed our company to seem very large even when we were just getting our start in a basement of a house...for free might I add as we were using the free version at those times.
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