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112 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ActiveCollab ranks higher in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation
  • Zoho Projects ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.4

ActiveCollab

74%
8.1

Zoho Projects

81%
Zoho Projects ranks higher in 10/14 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
8.1
81%
19 Ratings

Resource Management

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
7.6
76%
18 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
9.1
91%
15 Ratings

Scheduling

6.3
63%
10 Ratings
7.6
76%
17 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
14 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
9.5
95%
19 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
6.3
63%
5 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
10 Ratings

Document Management

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
9.1
91%
15 Ratings

Email integration

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
9.5
95%
15 Ratings

Mobile Access

3.0
30%
9 Ratings
7.1
71%
18 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
8.5
85%
18 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
6.9
69%
6 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.9
59%
6 Ratings
8.1
81%
13 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.5

ActiveCollab

75%
6.9

Zoho Projects

69%
ActiveCollab ranks higher in 2/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.9
69%
7 Ratings
5.5
55%
5 Ratings

Invoicing

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
7.6
76%
12 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
6.5
65%
5 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
12 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ActiveCollab is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Zoho Projects is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

ActiveCollab

80%
12 Ratings
8.5

Zoho Projects

85%
23 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

Zoho Projects

99%
3 Ratings

Usability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6

Zoho Projects

56%
4 Ratings

Availability

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Zoho Projects

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Zoho Projects

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.1

ActiveCollab

71%
6 Ratings
6.8

Zoho Projects

68%
19 Ratings

Online Training

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Zoho Projects

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

ActiveCollab

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Zoho Projects

80%
2 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

My work involves projects of 5-15 people with numerous projects running simultaneously. Prior to Zoho, I did not have a central location from which to view all project statuses at once. Zoho looks to provide this and also looks like it will deliver. I am anxious to see how our organization's use of it develops. At this time, I feel I am likely to recommend Zoho Projects because my organization has made great software decisions in the past so I have a level of trust already that the research has been done that Zoho is the best solution for our line of work.
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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

  • We use it to manage our sales orders as there are lots of moving parts which are necessary to get client orders done properly.
  • I use it anytime I have a new idea I want to put into motion. As I can create a list for brainstorming, feedback, specific actions necessary in order to test and or implement the idea.
  • Unrelated to business, it's a great way to plan travel in order to make sure you don't forget those important things like passport, flight arrangement, client meeting confirmation, and meeting prep as far as what specific documents or things do you need to bring with you.
  • And since everyone is on the go and expected to keep up with work, the mobile/tablet app makes it a breeze to keep up, work on, and create new projects.
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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

  • There is no ability to add custom fields in the "Bugs" module - for example, if we want to add fields such as Version Number.
  • Reporting is not integrated - its a fairly expensive add-on.
  • There is no easy way to track actual and completed dates for tasks - so historical variance analysis is not easy.
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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 Projects

Starting Price

$4 per user/per month if billed annually

Editions & Modules

Zoho Projects editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Premium41
Enterprise$92

Footnotes

  1. per user/per month if billed annually
  2. per user/per month if billed annually

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Zoho Corporation

I've reviewed about 8 other project management solutions and Zoho Projects is the best I've seen without being overly complicated. Zoho Projects keeps getting better! Recent new enhancements makes it even easier to navigate. There are new keyboard shortcuts that cut my time way down. The tools are very easy to use.
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Usability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Zoho Corporation

Zoho Projects is an easy project management tool to use. It provides all the functionality that we required for handling projects. We can easily create personal forms for projects and tasks, allowing us to add and report on our own desire. Apart from this we can create and edit documents in real time which saves our time. This allows us to share text docs, presentations, tables with the whole team and we can work on them together
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Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Zoho Corporation

Has not been down to my knowledge.
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Performance

ActiveCollab

No answers on this topic

Zoho Corporation

Speed meets my expectations.
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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

Although it might lack intuitiveness, once you get a hang of how Zoho Projects works, you can do a LOT. The impact good project management has on profitability is huge, and it has helped not only improve communication and coordination when working on a project, but more importantly have adequate tracking of time, due dates and potential bottle necks
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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

Zoho Projects provides a more limited set of functionality and customization options than other task/bug trackers on the market, but what it lacks in functionality it makes up for in ease of use. It probably has 80-90% of the features of its competitors but takes about a third of the time to get up and running and realizing value.
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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

  • We needed a system to organize our growing business, so anything was better than what we had, which was nothing.
  • Recording time spend is a huge reason for using project software. It has made me aware of the tasks that are taking too long and where we are not being profitable as a company.
  • It has kept our team accountable for what needs to get completed and when projects are not in motion or completed timely. It's helpful to know in order to get billing out faster.
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