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!


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.


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ActiveCollab Software - ActiveCollab Workload is a visual resource management tool built for agencies and creative professionals.
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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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Reviews

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4.5 /5
(399)
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4.4/5
Features
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Ease of Use
4.5/5
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Matthew
Matthew
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

ActiveCollab is one of the easiest PM tools to migrate to

Reviewed on 17/06/2021

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.

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

Collaborative working made easy

Reviewed on 18/11/2019

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
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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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Streamline Your Team Collaboration with ActiveCollab

Reviewed on 26/01/2023

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.

Bryan
Bryan
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  • Industry: Design
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A great project management tool for design studios

Reviewed on 15/05/2018

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.

Khothatso
Khothatso
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

ActiveCollab is a very Comprehensive Tool.

Reviewed on 11/08/2022

Pros

ActiveCollab ensures that I meet my deadlines and deliver quality work always. I can manage my work and collaborate with my team effectively and hassle-free. Its interface and design offers simplicity and helps me manage everything on one platform from tracking tasks, file sharing to planning on my calendar. I am really impressed with it and it is really helpful in terms of communication. I can recommend it to anyone.

Cons

I found it difficult to integrate it my calendar when I first started using but so far I'm pleased with it.

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ActiveCollab FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for ActiveCollab.

ActiveCollab offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 11.00/month
  • Pricing model: 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, Phone Support, Chat

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