ActiveCollab product overview
ActiveCollab is an all-in-one project management software that gives complete work control. The solution allows teams to make the workflow transparent and meet deadlines. It introduces features that reduce the noise and enable organizations to make work happen.
With ActiveCollab, users can plan and organize their projects from start to finish. The platform facilitates real-time communication and collaboration within a team, between different teams in a company, and clients. Users can track time, evaluate progress, and measure the business impact. The software ensures that teams always stay within budget and get paid for their work.
ActiveCollab lets users manage and break down work into tasks and subtasks. Teams can set priorities and invite an unlimited number of clients to projects. The platform empowers project managers to distribute the workload equally and prevent burnouts. Furthermore, it is highly configurable and ideal for all industries.
Pros of ActiveCollab
- ActiveCollab is a complete task and project management solution that is customizable to suit workflows of varying degrees of complexity.
- It supports tracking time on all tasks across multiple projects. This optimizes invoice creation and improves estimates.
Cons of ActiveCollab
- According to some users, it is difficult to search for data within ActiveCollab.
- Others commented that the system runs slow at times.
Breakdown of core features
The software provides tools that organize every corner of work. Users can start a separate project for each team, client, or contract. Additionally, they can choose a different budget type for each project: fixed budget, time and expenses, or non-billable. Teams can name projects, add descriptions, labels, and categories. They can also select the client company as well as the currency.
Users can import projects from other platforms, too. They can copy data from Asana, Basecamp, Trello, or Wrike, and eliminate switching platforms.
Users can invite their team and an unlimited number of clients with ActiveCollab. Project leaders can add or remove people from the project anytime.
The platform centralizes all communications in one place and doesn’t let anything slip through the cracks. It delivers an In-App Chat feature that enables communication with team members. Users can also create custom groups to chat about specific matters of interest.
ActiveCollab lets team members create recurring tasks for repeated activities and save some leg work. Moreover, users get to decide on the interval of automatic tasks creation: daily, weekly, or monthly. They can also move, copy, and duplicate tasks.
The software allows project leaders to set up a default daily capacity for all employees or appoint custom daily capacities to each team member. Managers can monitor who has too much on their plate and needs to work over their daily limit. Users can rearrange tasks from one assignee to another by dragging and dropping them around.
(Last updated on 01/04/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)