About ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab is a project management software created for automating busy work and focusing on Real Work.

ActiveCollab allows you to organize your work into tasks and subtasks, set priorities, collaborate with your team and clients in real-time. Plenty of features reduce the noise and enable you to make Real Work happen: time tracking, budgeting and invoicing, reporting, in-app chat, task dependencies with automatic rescheduling. There are also third-party integrations available, so nothing stands in the way of ActiveCollab becoming your centralized workspace!

Pricing starting from:

US$11.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of ActiveCollab

Deliver projects on time and plan accordingly
Use Task dependencies with automatic rescheduling so you can always know how your projects are coming along at any given moment. Whatever happens.

Centralized communication
This is your workspace, and this is where all communication happens. Within your team and with your clients!
This is where ideas and files are shared, feedbacks are given, discussions are held.
Everything is seen in real-time, so you're always in the loop!

Get paid!
Create estimates, track time, track your budgets.
Send invoices straight from the projects and create extensive reports.

Centralized workspace
All your work is here. All your tasks, files, communication, team members, clients.
There are even third-party integrations so your work stays within a single app.

Intuitive UX
You don't need additional resources to start using ActiveCollab.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China and 20 others

Supported Languages

Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French and 10 others

Pricing starting from:

US$11.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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ActiveCollab Software - ActiveCollab Workload is a visual resource management tool built for agencies and creative professionals.
ActiveCollab Software - Everyone’s availability at a glance
ActiveCollab Software - Multiple task views currently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks
ActiveCollab Software - My work with tasklists and tasks with high priority options, assignees, due dates and task dependencies
ActiveCollab Software - Calendar view with task dependencies
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ActiveCollab Software - ActiveCollab Workload is a visual resource management tool built for agencies and creative professionals.
ActiveCollab Software - Everyone’s availability at a glance
ActiveCollab Software - Multiple task views currently showing a Kanban view of the tasklists and tasks
ActiveCollab Software - My work with tasklists and tasks with high priority options, assignees, due dates and task dependencies
ActiveCollab Software - Calendar view with task dependencies

Features

Total features of ActiveCollab: 117

  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Brainstorming
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Deadline Management
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Management Software
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • File Sharing Software
  • File Transfer
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • Hourly Billing
  • Idea Management Software
  • Import Tasks
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Notes Management
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Parent Task
  • Payroll Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Product Lifecycle Management Software
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Productivity Tools
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Planning Software
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Updates
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management Software
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Roadmapping
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Skills Tracking
  • Spend Management Software
  • Tagging
  • Task Board View
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • To-Do List
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(399)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support Software
4.4/5

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Mavares
Mavares
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  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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Manage and accompany to innovate

Reviewed on 2018-07-09

Control of project operations

Control of project operations

Pros

In such a complex world, where the time and control factor in operations makes a difference, it is vital to have a platform that allows access to many tasks that, otherwise, would involve and coordinate many people, this type of tools allows us to save costs and reduce involuntary human errors, in everything that refers to the necessary coordination between all the members of the project. The calendar allows to have all the tasks, meetings, and filter the tasks by projects, and if that were not enough, all this can be complemented with the participation of the members remotely, so that it is possible to follow the general state of the proyects. In case of any problem, the support team is attentive to clarify your doubts, there are still elements that we have not had the opportunity to explore, but that, surely, according to our needs we will be using them to solve the growing demands of our organizations.

Cons

As with many platforms, the versions that are used in tables or smart devices show some limitations, in relation to those that are handled by PC, it would be very important to preserve and maximize the benefits when you have other devices and not limit the functions that, After all, knowledge or traditional devices for solving problems are not always available.

Matthew
Matthew
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

ActiveCollab is one of the easiest PM tools to migrate to

Reviewed on 2021-06-17

Overall, I really like the product and I think for any team that has been plagued with trying to...

Overall, I really like the product and I think for any team that has been plagued with trying to find the "right solution" to their PM needs, either overwhelmed by more technical PM tools or underwhelmed by lightweights, then ActiveCollab slots in nicely as being a very viable, competitive solution. You just have to ask yourself if the pricing is worth it.

Pros

There are actually two PM tools that I absolutely love - Nifty and Ora, however, as much as I love them, they're a bit too "technical" for the layman to use. If you're not heavily invested in software development, they can be overwhelming, but ActiveCollab offers a really clean UI and superb UX that make onboarding new, casual users a breeze.

The features offered in ActiveCollab are on par with the industry and mean that you can grow into the product as a team without worrying about boundaries for the most part. I only say "the most part" because I'm on a lower tier plan that doesn't include things like Invoicing (something I use a different product for anyway).

Cons

While I guess it can be seen as a "smart" business decision, I think gating things like Invoicing behind a pay wall doesn't feel great as an end user. It's just the psychological aspect of it all, right?
If you said I had to pay $7.50/month for a plan and then an additional $3/month for Invoicing, I would be less inclined versus just being asked to pay $10/month for everything.

I think the pigeon-holing of Invoicing being behind a plan that is also a price per member can also be a crux because the functionality doesn't really change between a 2 person operation and a 200 person operation, but the two would pay a crazy amount of difference ($6 vs. $600) just for Invoicing.

Sarfaraz
Sarfaraz
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Streamline Your Team Collaboration with ActiveCollab

Reviewed on 2023-01-26

Overall, my experience with ActiveCollab has been positive. The software is user-friendly and easy...

Overall, my experience with ActiveCollab has been positive. The software is user-friendly and easy to navigate, making it simple to keep track of tasks and projects. The interface is clean and intuitive, and the ability to assign tasks to team members and set deadlines is a great feature. The dashboard gives a clear overview of progress, and the ability to integrate with other tools like Google Drive and Slack makes it even more efficient. The customer support team is also responsive and helpful. The only downside I have found is that the software is a bit expensive for the small business.

Pros

One of the things I liked most about ActiveCollab software is its user-friendly interface. The interface is intuitive and easy to navigate, making it simple for my team to quickly access the features and tools they need to manage our projects. Additionally, the software is highly customizable, allowing us to tailor it to our specific needs and workflows. The ability to create custom workflows and labels helped me to stay on top of my projects and keep everything organized. Another feature that I liked is the ability to collaborate with team members in real-time and leave comments on tasks, which helped to streamline communication and keep everyone on the same page. Overall, ActiveCollab software is an efficient and productive tool for managing projects and teams.

Cons

One of the things I liked least about ActiveCollab software was the lack of flexibility in customizing the interface. While the overall layout and design was user-friendly, I found it difficult to make small adjustments to suit my team's specific needs. Additionally, the reporting feature could be improved with more detailed and customizable options. Another downside was the limited integration capabilities with other tools and platforms. Overall, while ActiveCollab offers a solid project management solution, there is definitely room for improvement in terms of customization and integration options.

Ulric
Ulric
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Collaborative working made easy

Reviewed on 2019-11-18

Pros

It's a great Project Management System. We moved from a legacy system and had prerequisites for our agency: project & task management, people/roll management and time management. It does these with ease. Then it layered great collaborative working.

Cons

The recently launched "workload" feature is an add-on additional cost. As a SaaS the competition is fierce for features and benefits. I personally think this should have been part of their bundle, not additional.

Alternatives Considered

Trello and Asana
Bryan
Bryan
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  • Industry: Design
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A great project management tool for design studios

Reviewed on 2018-05-15

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

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ActiveCollab FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for ActiveCollab.

ActiveCollab offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$11.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Plus: For smaller teams that need a platform for collaboration and managing projects. Annual Billing: $9.5 for 3 members / per month Monthly Billing: $11.00 for 3 members / per month Pro: For teams and companies that need to overview the entire workflow in one place. Billed per member. Annual Billing: $8.00 per member / per month Monthly Billing: $9.00 per member / per month Pro+Get Paid: For teams that need to track time, organize, and invoice their projects. Billed per member. Annual Billing: $11.75 per member / per month Monthly Billing: $14.00 per member / per month

ActiveCollab has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

ActiveCollab supports the following languages:

Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

ActiveCollab supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

ActiveCollab integrates with the following applications:

Asana, Basecamp, Braintree, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, Hubstaff, PayPal, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Slack, Stripe, Test Lodge, TimeCamp, Trello, Wrike, Xero, Zapier, authorize.net

ActiveCollab offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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