ActiveCollab Software


 

ActiveCollab is a cloud-based project management platform suitable for organizations of all sizes. It offers task management, time tracking, team collaboration, reporting tools and email integration.

Task management tools include dashboards for each user that display their assigned tasks. Tasks can be filtered by due date, other assigned users or custom labels. Users can create tasks, attach files, set due dates, add reminders, leave comments, and receive notifications about updates. Tasks can be viewed as a timeline, a kanban board, a calendar or a list.

Users can log time spent on each task and set hourly rates for job types to support invoices and reporting. A stopwatch tool helps users keep track of hours worked. ActiveCollab also offers invoicing and payment tracking features, including automatic reminders for clients when payments are overdue.

Support is provided online and via email. Monthly, yearly and one-time price plans are available.

 

ActiveCollab - Projects
 
  • ActiveCollab - Projects
    Projects
  • ActiveCollab - Invoices
    Invoices
  • ActiveCollab - Calendar
    Calendar
  • ActiveCollab - User dashboard
    User dashboard
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Damaris from ABBA chemical Supply
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Explendent tool .. based on concrete, simple and inexpensive actions

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promotes the "KAIZEN" (or continuous improvement) shows a clear follow-up of the rhythm of the project, good integration of ticket concept as a collaborative tool

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limited multiproject vision. Deficiencies in the calendar, the few existing reports are very rigid. It limits to a large extent the operability to experts (PM)

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Kevin from UB SDM
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Good PM software for smaller teams

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Active Collab is affordable, has the ability to set individual permissions, and does a good job at helping users learn the system

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One thing I don't like is it doesn't use Gantt Charts. It takes a while to get used to viewing tasks on something other than Gantt charts but it's not the end of the world.

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June 2018

June 2018

Great for organization of your work

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It is easy to use and you can organize your remote team very easy. It has all you need in one place.

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I don't have complains. It is easy to use and I have all I need with it. Would recommend it to those who need PMT that is not hard to learn how to work with.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Thierry from techniConcept Sàrl
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Worked with a lot of different project management tool, Active Collab shined efficient after 5 min

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- Simplicity
- Customization
- Labels for tasks
- 3 different views (list, Kanban, Gantt)
- Different languages for the user, eg English, French, German: it's very important that the language feet the one of the user

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- Currently no URL when filtering per label
- Detail panel of a task: should be bigger
- Project Template should be easier to create

Review Source: Capterra
 

Aleksander from WebSurge
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Very satisfied with the app and I'm recommending it to anyone.

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It saves tons of my time, better organization and communication with team members.

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Easy to use, logical, easy for communication with other team members, history of communication and project history works perfectly for me.

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I don't have anything special to state as bad sides. Maybe that it could be free but that is not realistic. It is anyhow cheaper than competition.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Effective project management software.

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Inexpensive project management without complicated entry.

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Ease of use. Our team is effectively able to enter in new projects, update projects and tasks, with minimal effort. The reporting is very good and the canned reports are all we've needed.

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Would like more Agile possibilities. Would also like an iOS app for Apple computers and a better iPhone app.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Andrew from SURFACE 51
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

We switched from Basecamp to ActiveCollab this year and it's been great! Much more useful!

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Having a spot where everything lives is great! Being able to track hours within the project management app is a real plus!

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The ActiveCollab calendar is not well developed. Having calendar items tied to tasks is not intuitive nor useful.

Review Source: Capterra
 

megan from surface 51

June 2018

June 2018

active collab is capable of micromanaging the details of project management in a great way!

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the ability to track hours and project management is great. the interface is simple enough, our clients are able to easily navigate the program .

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to utilize the incredible calendar feature - everything is tied to the task function. active collab is built to function as your one-stop shop for all project management, billing, hour tracking, calendar management, etc. we don't need all of those features for our company - so it would be great to just plug events on the calendar without creating/assigning tasks.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from First Baptist Church Murrells Inlet
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

A joy and painless way to get a group of people on the same page to create and maintain a website.

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That I can assign tasks easily to the right people to get things done that are out of my range of skill. I really enjoy how easy it is to attach pictures and files to the tasks so they can see what I am talking about. Sometimes words are not enough.

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I have not really found a con to this plateform just yet, but I am sure that the more we use it something might reveal itself.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Emily from Top Shelf Brands
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Active Collab has helped my team stay on the same page!

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Keeping track of what everyone else is working on, as well as my own workload. This has seriously helped our team leader maximize efficiency.

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It was a bit of a learning curve to figure out how to make this software work best for my personal needs.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cheramie from Remember Mississippi Super PAC

May 2018

May 2018

Excellent and very user friendly!

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I like everything about it. I love How we can all work as a team and collaborate. It's very easy to use and tasks remain organized and on schedule!

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That I didn't find it a long time ago. I do Not have any complaints regarding this service and I am Very thankful we are using it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rachel from Project Guru Designs
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

We have starting using ActiveCollab to manage projects for our interior design business, and love it

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Better organized and team clarity.

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The ability to switch between list, card and Gantt chart views let individual team members the ability to work in a way that they prefer, and helps us plan the workload effectively.

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Creating project templates is laborious - it would be great to be able to duplicate /move tasks and sub tasks to new templates more easily.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matt from Clear Capital
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Powerful tool to keep teams and projects on track.

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Clarity, customization, increased efficiency

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The ability to easily change workflow and/or views within each project is fantastic. See your projects from all angles.

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When a task is marked as "complete," it disappears, along with all the comments attached to it. Would be better if tasks were crossed out (or grayed out) to keep things visual.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jason from Top Shelf Brands

May 2018

May 2018

I enjoy using active collab every day at the office because it keeps my tasks organized

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My favorite part of this software is the ability to keep my tasks organized. I like the satisfaction of being able to check off when I finish a project.

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I dislike the I can't prioritize subtasks. If I was able to do that, it would be easier to keep my daily tasks in order

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brad from Mound Media
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Great project management software but should be cheaper

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- Great design
- Loads of functions and simple to use
- Calendar and planning functions
- Custom invoice design

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- Should be cheaper, especially the self-hosted version
- Clients should not be included in the number of members

Review Source: Capterra
 

Fred from Bridgepoint Technologies

May 2018

May 2018

Very good online collaboration tool

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The tools is pretty simple to setup and learn. It offers a ton of different features to fit most companies' needs

Cons

Collaboration is very competitive and many other companies are including them at no cost. While the cost for Active Collab is low, you may already have similar tools included with other cloud services

Review Source: Capterra
 

Srimurugan from Zencode
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

I have been using this software for past two years and it is more useful for me to track projects

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Mostly useful for me to track projects and easy to mention and assign projects and different tasks in the same projects, easy to put time in mobile app too and even if im outside of office it is easy to track my works

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Need to imporove scroll options if thae task list is more than 20, it will be better to improve this section and moreover good

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May 2018

May 2018

Fairly easy to use if off the bat

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fairly easy email marketing campaigns

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quick sign up, quick import of lists, able to get up and running easily. analytics are pretty good as well.

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the more advanced and complicated campaigns weren't so easy to set up - i ended up getting someone who was skilled in this to do it for me.

Review Source: Capterra
 

MARCY from Garick

May 2018

May 2018

Great tool for any team management project!

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The number of features ActiveCollab has feels endless! Powerful and simple, this well designed program has taken our project management to the next level in terms of organization and collaboration. Being that ActiveCollab is cloud based, we can have access to our projects any day, time, or location.

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ActiveCollab is probably not a great solution for small businesses due to the higher cost. ActiveCollab also in our opinion has limited multiproject vision.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

excellent app to manage projects with lots of tools

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active collab is a good app for team project management with synchronization in the cloud from a server.
provides a lot of tools, such as: task management, collaboration between the team, real-time monitoring ... where we can maintain a project in a very organized with a list of tasks.
and among its tools, the ones that stand out most in this application are the invoices. It allows to issue invoices easily for the work that is being developed and thus save time and receive payments in a better way.

Cons

We can obtain this application with monthly plans that adapt to the work to be developed. but it depends the plan that is contracted could be costly for the project

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bryan from Velora Studios

May 2018

May 2018

A great project management tool for design studios

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We've been using ActiveCollab since version 1. We needed more features and flexibility than other project management systems provided and we also were looking for an invoicing system. ActiveCollab provided all of that in one package and we could buy a license to run on our own server instead of paying monthly fees. This pricing model was very attractive for us along with the extra features to make the system fit our project management workflow, made ActiveCollab an easy choice.

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The mobile app isn't the best. For those who heavily rely on using their project management system on mobile, this might be something to consider. I'm not a fan of the themes in the theme option, but if using the self hosted version, then you could potentially adjust styling to fit your business better.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

ActiveCollab was a staple of my daily work a couple years ago.

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A pretty straightforward project management system with handy communication tools, easy collaboration, and a pretty simple interface.

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The terminology was a bit confusing, and the UI themes left a bit to be desired. Functionally, everything was passable, but didn't knock my socks off.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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