ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab

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Score 8.3 out of 100
ActiveCollab

Overview

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Popular Features

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Task Management (10)

8.4
84%

Email integration (8)

8.4
84%

Team Collaboration (11)

7.2
72%

Scheduling (10)

6.3
63%

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Pricing

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ActiveCollab Project Management

$7.00

Cloud
per member/per month

Self-Hosted Plan

$999.00

On Premise
license

Entry-level set up fee?

  • $6.25 per member, per month, annual billingOptional
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://activecollab.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Project Management

8.0
80%

Professional Services Automation

7.5
75%

Product Details

What is ActiveCollab?

ActiveCollab is a project management software designed to give users complete control over work. The tool is equipped with features to help users organize work and keep free from distractions, even when working remote: workload management, time tracking, project profitability, task dependencies, invoicing, collaborative options, third-party integrations, etc.

The vendor states that ActiveCollab will give companies a boost and an enjoyable transition towards remote work, with their 90-day trial offer.

They further state that ActiveCollab is used by teams of all backgrounds - from large teams in international corporations to small startups, and everything in between.

ActiveCollab Features

Project Management Features

  • Supported: Task Management
  • Supported: Resource Management
  • Supported: Gantt Charts
  • Supported: Scheduling
  • Supported: Team Collaboration
  • Supported: Support for Agile Methodology
  • Supported: Document Management
  • Supported: Email integration
  • Supported: Mobile Access
  • Supported: Timesheet Tracking
  • Supported: Change request and Case Management
  • Supported: Budget and Expense Management

Professional Services Automation Features

  • Supported: Quotes/estimates
  • Supported: Invoicing
  • Supported: Project & financial reporting
  • Supported: Integration with accounting software

Additional Features

  • Supported: Time Tracking
  • Supported: Task Dependencies
  • Supported: Discussion Boards
  • Supported: Group Calendars
  • Supported: Project Management
  • Supported: IT Project Management
  • Supported: Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Supported: Project Planning
  • Supported: Time & Expense Tracking

ActiveCollab Screenshots

Dashboard and overview of projects.Multiple task views curently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks.Overview of all recent activity.Calendar view with task dependencies.Permission settings (owner, member, client, client+).List of available Add-ons.Online payment options.ActiveCollab Workload is a visual resource management tool built for agencies and creative professionalsEveryone’s availability at a glance. You'll know immediately who's available and who's not. Say no to updating spreadsheets! Everyone will be on the same page.Multiple task views currently showing a Kanban view of the task lists and tasksList of tasks with high priority options, assignees, due dates, and task dependenciesBreak down your entire work into tasks your team can tackle right away. Deadlines will never surprise you again. Actual priorities are given priority, and everyone is accountable for their work.

ActiveCollab Videos

ActiveCollab Walkthrough - A 7-minute video that covers the basics of using ActiveCollab.
The calendar in ActiveCollab shows everything that has a due date. Just to make sure you never miss a deadline.
ActiveCollab is great if you need to manage all your people in one place. Instead of inviting users one by one, simply create a team and invite them all at once.
ActiveCollab is about people working together. Learn how to get started and invite your team.
A brand-new ActiveCollab is finally here! Bigger and better in just about every way possible, with a whole slew of awesome new and enhanced features.
ActiveCollab Workload is a visual resource management tool built for agencies and creative professionals
ActiveCollab is THE software for project management! Ideal for all types of industries, it supports the workflow, from creating an idea to getting paid. Create project estimates and collaborate directly with your clients. You can invite an unlimited number of clients to your...
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ActiveCollab Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesAll Countries
Supported LanguagesBrazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, or Turkish.

Comparisons

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ActiveCollab?

Active Collab is a project management solution built around features such as task management, collaboration, time tracking, and invoicing.

What is ActiveCollab's best feature?

Reviewers rate Timesheet Tracking highest, with a score of 9.9.

Who uses ActiveCollab?

The most common users of ActiveCollab are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Marketing & Advertising industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

Reviews

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Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
ActiveCollab has similar features to Basecamp for both project management and communication purposes. However, Basecamp has a better interface for organization of projects within clients and allows for linking to specific comments. However, ActiveCollab is more affordable than Basecamp for businesses just starting out and/or a smaller team as they offer a lower cost entry level.
Mike Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Ali Zakeri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Chris Lesner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
ActiveCollab is 100% better than any of the other tools we have used. We had previously spent thousands of dollars trying out different software that was comparable, but this has been one of the best decisions we have made as a company. It's also the cheapest ongoing option, especially if you get the self-hosted version.
Daniel Pacheco | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Certainly, each of them has a particular advantage, which in the end makes it unique. ActiveCollab also belongs to a group of platforms created to be represented in particular, its way of project management is superior to JIRA or Trello. With this software, the work is more controlled and organized.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Since we moved from fixed capacity project to T&M we need some tool who support our billing & invoicing.
HP ALM did not provide good support for invoicing so we moved out from HP ALM to ActiveCollab.
The features like Timer, reminders are not available in other project management tools like JIRA, Rally & ALM making AC the first choice since we have strict SLA's & AC helps in meeting that.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We chose Active Collab overall because we liked its easy to use user interface, project management suite and agency/vendor/client interaction capabilities. We also chose it primarily because it was offered as a web-based platform that offered very clean and easy mobile access for our off-site users as well as clients and third-party vendors. Mavenlink and Basecamp, at the time, were more suited to specifically be used for project management on a more granular scale for project managers, not necessarily the whole team, including vendors and clients collaboration.