ActiveCollab Reviews

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Nancy Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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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.
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Mike Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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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Ali Zakeri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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Chris Lesner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
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Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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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.
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Daniel Pacheco | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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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.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (10)
8.4
Resource Management (7)
7.0
Gantt Charts (6)
6.6
Scheduling (10)
6.4
Workflow Automation (1)
7
Team Collaboration (11)
7.7
Support for Agile Methodology (6)
7.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology (1)
7
Document Management (7)
8.1
Email integration (8)
8.2
Mobile Access (8)
7.5
Timesheet Tracking (8)
9.0
Change request and Case Management (7)
6.2
Budget and Expense Management (6)
6.4
Quotes/estimates (7)
5.7
Invoicing (6)
5.6
Project & financial reporting (6)
8.1
Integration with accounting software (4)
5.9

About ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab allows the user to spend less time juggling and more time managing Real Work.

ActiveCollab is equipped with a set of features to keep the user free from distractions and focused on work: workload management, time tracking, task dependencies, invoicing, collaborative options, third-party integrations.

ActiveCollab is used by teams and companies of all backgrounds and sizes - from large teams in international corporations to small startups, and everything in between.

ActiveCollab Features

Project Management Features
Has featureTask Management
Has featureResource Management
Has featureGantt Charts
Has featureScheduling
Does not have featureWorkflow Automation
Has featureTeam Collaboration
Has featureSupport for Agile Methodology
Does not have featureSupport for Waterfall Methodology
Has featureDocument Management
Has featureEmail integration
Has featureMobile Access
Has featureTimesheet Tracking
Has featureChange request and Case Management
Does not have featureBudget and Expense Management
Professional Services Automation Features
Has featureQuotes/estimates
Has featureInvoicing
Has featureProject & financial reporting
Has featureIntegration with accounting software
Additional Features
Has featureTime Tracking
Has featureTask Dependencies
Has featureDiscussion Boards
Has featureGroup Calendars
Has featureProject Management
Has featureIT Project Management
Has featurePercent-Complete Tracking
Has featureProject Planning
Has featureTime & Expense Tracking

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Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional
On-premise EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Self-Hosted Plan$999license
SaaS EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Member annually6.25per member, per month, annual billing
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually$3per member, per month, annual billing
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly$4per member, per month, monthly billing
Member monthly$7per member, per month, monthly billing

ActiveCollab Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Phone
Live Chat
Email
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

ActiveCollab Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android
Supported Countries:All Countries
Supported Languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, or Turkish.