Works great for our sprint/scrum tasks, just be aware of limitations and avoid the mobile app
Updated November 29, 2022

Works great for our sprint/scrum tasks, just be aware of limitations and avoid the mobile app

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab allows us to manage each of our sprints (which last two weeks) and our tasks within those sprints. Tasks are assigned accordingly, and we can track our time as well as the progress of each task and any impediments if necessary. We can also see tasks that other people are working on and add time to those (or view the status) if needed. We can categorize tasks where appropriate and get an idea of how long future tasks in that type of category will take.

Pros

  • Track time for projects
  • See which tasks are easily assigned
  • Move tasks over from one project to another
  • Add notes for a particular project that carry over
  • Categorize tasks appropriately

Cons

  • 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
  • Tracking time
  • Categorizing time
  • Assigning tasks
  • View status of tasks
  • Able to see what tasks each team member is working on
  • Able to get an idea of where our time is going
  • Able to estimate upcoming projects better on how long they will take
  • Able to see what tasks were worked on in a specific period of time (over the past 6 months, etc.)

Do you think ActiveCollab delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with ActiveCollab's feature set?

Yes

Did ActiveCollab live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of ActiveCollab go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy ActiveCollab again?

Yes

ActiveCollab is great for managing all scrum/sprint tasks. We organize our sprints into projects and name them with the week and the sprint the project will cover. It can get cumbersome to have all the sprints, but we generally only focus on the current or previous sprint, so we don't need to categorize the others. We also keep a backlog of tasks that are not in a sprint. ActiveCollab allows you to move tasks in and out, so this backlog has been useful. If you have a lot of projects you are juggling at once, this may be a more difficult interface to use, or you'd have to categorize things very well in order to find them. ActiveCollab works great on a desktop, which is how I primarily use it. However, I found the mobile app frustrating and not user-intuitive. I try to avoid using the mobile app whenever possible and just enter my time via the desktop.

ActiveCollab Feature Ratings

Task Management
9
Resource Management
Not Rated
Gantt Charts
Not Rated
Scheduling
Not Rated
Team Collaboration
8
Support for Agile Methodology
7
Document Management
Not Rated
Email integration
Not Rated
Mobile Access
3
Timesheet Tracking
Not Rated
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated
Quotes/estimates
Not Rated
Invoicing
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
Not Rated
Integration with accounting software
Not Rated

Comments

More Reviews of ActiveCollab