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Score 9.8 out of 100

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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Invoice

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)
Robin Bull | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
8.0
Zoho Invoice
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
Zoho Invoice
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.0
Zoho Invoice
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
8.8
Zoho Invoice
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.3
Zoho Invoice
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Zoho Invoice
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
7.2
Zoho Invoice
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
8.9
Zoho Invoice
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Zoho Invoice
Document Management
ActiveCollab
8.0
Zoho Invoice
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Zoho Invoice
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
9.8
Zoho Invoice
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
9.9
Zoho Invoice
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Zoho Invoice
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
5.9
Zoho Invoice

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
7.5
Zoho Invoice
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
6.9
Zoho Invoice
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
6.9
Zoho Invoice
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
8.4
Zoho Invoice
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
7.8
Zoho Invoice

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.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Invoice

  • 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.
Tom Wondra | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Nancy Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Invoice

  • 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.
.Kim Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab 7.1
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.
Mike Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Invoice

No score
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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.
Ali Zakeri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Invoice

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.
Leigh Anne Pearson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Chris Lesner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Invoice

  • 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.
//Roland Matte | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

ActiveCollab Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan$999.001
  1. license
SaaS Edition
ActiveCollab Project Management$7.001
  1. per member/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Zoho Invoice

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$0

Zoho Invoice Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
  1. Per Organisation, Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Zoho Invoice is a completely free product. It has no contracts, no ads, and no hidden fees

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab
7.4
Zoho Invoice
9.9

Support Rating

ActiveCollab
7.1
Zoho Invoice

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