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What Is ActiveCollab?

ActiveCollab is a project management software that gives you complete control over your work. The tool is equipped with just the right set of features to help you organize your work and keep you free from distractions: workload management, time tracking, project profitability, task dependencies, invoicing, collaborative options, third-party integrations.
ActiveCollab is used by teams of all backgrounds - from large teams in international corporations to small startups, and everything in between

ActiveCollab Details

Active Collab

https://activecollab.com/

Founded 2007

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ActiveCollab has a free version and offers a free trial. ActiveCollab paid version starts at US$7,50/month.


Starting Price

US$7,50/month See pricing details

Free Version

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ActiveCollab deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Windows (On-Premise)
  • Linux (On-Premise)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

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  • API
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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
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  • Campaign Analytics
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  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Branding
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  • Customizable Templates
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  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
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  • File Management
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  • Monitoring
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  • Prioritization
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
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  • Projections
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  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
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  • Credit Card Processing
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  • Document Storage
  • Dunning Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
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  • Financial Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
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  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Billing
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
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Overall rating

4,5/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,5
Customer Service 4,4
Features 4,2
Value for Money 4,4

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Aleksandar I.
C# Developer
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/03/04

"Perfect Project management tool."

Comments: ActiveCollab is one of the best, if not the best project management tool that I have ever used and I have jumped from one to another tool for different projects and project types. If offers so many features, perfect dashboard, milestone preview, calendar, planner, contact details, time tracking and much more. While it is perfect for managing many different types of projects, this is still not the perfect tool for managing software development projects. The only reason for that would be, there is no (or that was not back then) an integration with Git or other version of control system. It was simply a missing feature back then.
I truly hope that nowadays the ActiveCollab team managed to improve and integrate such feature, but talking 6-7 years ago, that was the only downside that I can say about it. If for some reason that is still not available and you are into software development business, look for something else like Asana or Bitbucket.

Pros: Great dashboard, different types of reports, milestone preview, calendars, time tracking tool are just a few of the features that make this software irreplaceable tool when it comes to project management.

Cons: Lack of integration with Git or another version of control system.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/03/04
Verified Reviewer
Communications Manager
Religious Institutions, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/11/10

"Self hosted or hosted, an excellent team tool"

Comments: We have a global team that work on projects together, ActiveCollab keeps us progressing them.
We also use it for collaboration, requests and idea sharing.

Pros: We tried many alternatives, but the simplicity and the ability to self host won us over.
Task lists, Kanban Style boards, Time tracking, Notifying and Assigning all work well.

Cons: I feel the file sharing (or at least referencing a file you have already uploaded) could be simpler. Apart from that we're really happy.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/11/10
Emanuele C.
Ingegnere del software
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/03/25

"Un buon compromesso"

Comments: Usiamo Active Collab per gestire i task e in generale tutta la comunicazione col cliente sui progetti in sviluppo e in assistenza. Ci ha semplificato molto l'organizzazione della comunicazione eliminando gli interminabili (e incomprensibili) flame di email

Pros: La facilità d'uso e l'intuitività delle principali funzionalità

Cons: A volte servirebbe più complessità per gestire meglio i la visibilità delle informazioni condivise (o meno) col cliente

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/03/25
Verified Reviewer
General Manager
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    2 /5
  • Value for Money
    2 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/04/15

"Good choice for a basic project management tool but lacking when compared to Basecamp"

Comments: ActivaCollab is still at the initial stage in terms of features even though they have been in the market for a couple of years. It serves our initial purpose of tasking team mates and tracking task conversation and progress but not more than that. Based on that, our usage is limited to basic tasking and we are considering and exploring migrating to a different system.

Pros: Onboarding is easy, interface is easy to use and understanding. It's also one of the cheapest option in the market. For features that are not available, the ActiveCollab team is keen to consider adding that feature though during our usage, we didn't really see the feature being rolled out.

Cons: I used to use Basecamp and when compared, there are a lot of features that are lacking in ActiveCollab such as being able to create a Gantt timeline, quite messy grouping of projects on the main home page, not able to add vendors (only can add clients, yet we do not use ActiveCollab to collaborate with clients). As a project management tool, we also would like to see how we can gauge the workload of each team mate and if each team mate might be overload within the day or week, this function at the moment is not available. Completed tasked are being archived and under archived, the completed tasks are not organised according to task list. Some features such as invoicing and budget management cannot be adopted by finance team as they uses a more advanced thou legacy system which includes a whole lot of other functions on top of merely invoicing.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/04/15
Verified Reviewer
Project Manager
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/01/28

"OK for task & project management"

Comments: It is an average tool that will get the job done for anyone that needs basic task and project management.

Pros: This tool is intuitive to use and had a pretty easy ramp-up period. Projects can be organized easily and tasks are easy to create and assign out. The comment function works well for tracking task updates and notes.

Cons: Does not have a task workflow built into it, and is not great if you have more advanced project tracking needs. The time tracking also needs improvement.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/01/28