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Score 8.7 out of 100

Planview Projectplace

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveDocs

There are not a lot of competitors to compare this product with, but ActiveDocs holds its own as a very useful software for the need. I recommend doing a demo to see how the process works, but it's rather streamlined and easy to create a template and produce a document from it.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview Projectplace

From our experience Planview Projectplace works perfectly well for small to medium sized distributed Lean or Agile teams developing projects where usage of Gantt charts is beneficial. On the other hand, according to our research Planview Projectplace is not an excellent fit for companies with huge user base i.e. thousands of concurrent users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.5
Task Management
ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.7
Resource Management
ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.5
Gantt Charts
ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.7
Scheduling
ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.5
Team Collaboration
ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.4
Document Management
ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.5
Email integration
ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.1
Mobile Access
ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.2
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.5

Pros

ActiveDocs

  • Easy to use for basic users, extremely configurable for advanced users.
  • Deep Microsoft Word integration ensuring consistent document output.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview Projectplace

  • Easily document sharing within group of peoples.
  • 30 day trial version for evaluate our use.
  • Charts helps me to understand my work and increase my productivity in works.
  • The provider provides effective customer support for all users that are adequately trapped wherever they access the platform.
Preet Chovatiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveDocs

  • The built-in template designs are a bit lackluster. While there are numerous, they all have the same blase style and formatting
  • The built-in template designs are not very diverse and could be expanded upon.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview Projectplace

  • It is quite pricey for smaller organizations when you compare the annual cost, there are many other solutions that can get the job done for less. In this regard, it is viewed more as an enterprise solution than a solution for any business of any size.
  • While it is a good project management tool, it can be overwhelming to use if you have a lot of tasks and project info to sort through since it is not as intuitive as other project management tools. You may need to have a dedicated person to keeping bigger projects organized.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveDocs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 5.6
Based on 7 answers
We probably will renew our plan with Planview. When we first started, it was a little bit of a struggle because we had to train up the new hires on how to use this software. But after some time, everyone got the hang of it and really sees when it is such a great program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveDocs

ActiveDocs 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very good usability overall. Any user can pick this up and run with it. HotDocs, the closest competitor, has similar end-user usability, but from a designer of templates perspective, ActiveDocs definitely has the edge in this regard. I would recommend this for any company that mass produces documents from templates as deliverables.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 8.6
Based on 73 answers
The overall usability of Planview Projectplace was difficult to get familiar with, and the aesthetic seemed dated compared to minimalist solutions, and heavily refined tools of other software sets. Certain features such as Zoom integration and excellent cross-platform functionality were easy to use and powerful, but not enough to keep us interested.
Alexander Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ActiveDocs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 8.6
Based on 3 answers
Here and there we run into little errors, but overall everything works pretty smooth. When a project does have lot of data in it, it will lag and take a little longer to load, but I don't see these as issues. It can mean my computer is slow or even my internet is slow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ActiveDocs

ActiveDocs 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The software overall is very excellent. It responds quickly and produces documents well. The integration with systems makes data input easy. Questions can be designed to allow further expansion of template creation/customization. The rules section is very useful for complicated If/Than/Else style templates. Although experience and training help, the software is very user-friendly out of the box.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Similar to my earlier response, overall it does load quickly. When our project does have a lot of files in it, it does take a little longer to load. When running reports, they get finished in a timely manner. It does depend how much information that the report does have. But it is pretty fast overall.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveDocs

ActiveDocs 8.0
Based on 2 answers
ActiveDocs can be a considerably complex product because your use cases can be potentially endless. In our experience, when we have come across a problem or issue with the product ActiveDoc's support has always responded to our queries within 24 hours. Support is only provided via email in 95% of cases. Each year your support and maintenance includes support hours. These are used when you contact support and your issue is not found to be a bug or problem with the product (completely fair and understandable). When we've identified or discovered bugs (mainly with the latest version of Word) it is patched by the next release. They typically release about 4-5 updates per year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 8.7
Based on 72 answers
N/A - I haven't used any of the support features. I haven't been in touch with our CSM, though I don't believe that they have reached out to us to discuss upcoming or new features since we have purchased the tool. The only time we talk to Projectplace is during our renewal phase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveDocs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I don't have any key insights on the implementation of Planview Projectplace, but we were very satisfied with how the software was implemented in our organization. We were able to hit the ball rolling. It took some time to setup, but once we were all setup, everything worked very smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ActiveDocs

ActiveDocs and HotDocs are very similar. HotDocs requires training or a technically savvy mind to pick up and run with. ActiveDocs seems much more user-friendly and easy to use. HotDocs, however, can produce some very intricate documents based on the templates. Both use rules and question-based information intake. Another benefit of ActiveDocs is its integration with numerous systems including Office 365.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview Projectplace

There is no added hassle involved due to the availability of the mobile applications. Other than this, due to the collaborative facet of the software I can always make edits and update on the other end. Planview Projectplace has a quite easy user interface which is very easy to use for the non-tech personnel as well. Moreover, the software is intuitive and fits perfectly with all types of organizations, it can be a small business or a mid-sized company.
Dayanna Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ActiveDocs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 7.4
Based on 2 answers
We haven't scaled this to a larger level yet, as this is still in one of our organizations. We do see the potential where it can be scaled to a larger scale, but we taking it one step at a time. This is the reason why I rate it a 9, we know the big potential but have not done it yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActiveDocs

  • Repeatable, consistent output ensures document generation isn't where time can be wasted.
  • Stringent logic ensures compliance and removes the opportunity for user error.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview Projectplace

  • No one has the functionality of an operating system, such as Skype for Business or GoToMeeting which is very important.
  • Excel's export policy is very ugly and often contains more information than necessary.
  • I can't think of any points worth mentioning for improvement.
Saqib Seraj | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ActiveDocs

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ActiveDocs Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Planview Projectplace

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Planview Projectplace Editions & Modules

Edition
Projectplace Enterprise$29.001
  1. per seat
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveDocs
7.0
Planview Projectplace
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
5.6

Usability

ActiveDocs
9.0
Planview Projectplace
8.6

Reliability and Availability

ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.6

Performance

ActiveDocs
8.0
Planview Projectplace
8.2

Support Rating

ActiveDocs
8.0
Planview Projectplace
8.7

Implementation Rating

ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
8.2

Scalability

ActiveDocs
Planview Projectplace
7.4

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