Asana vs ActiveCollab Comparison

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Overview

Asana is a work and project management solution for teams. You can organize everything—from company objectives to routine...

ActiveCollab is equipped with just the right set of features to keep you free from distractions and focused on work: workload...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$10.99/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$7.00/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

4,963

3,074

729

111

84

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

212

117

18

6

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

Pros

Using the free version currently and the free version is good enough for my management. I like the user interface, its very colourful and very easy to understand and navigate even for non-IT user.
It is a super customizable platform to assign tasks and track them so that all team members have a good workload. The online support is also very helpful.
It was a very good tool to use, highly user friendly, quite effective and very visually attractive. This tool is great for startups in my opinion and the price is fair for the features it has.

Pros

I really like the ability to track time, tasks and progress all in one tool. And the speed in which I can spin up a new project is pretty great.
It is a valuable software, which really helps its users on a daily basis and is very flexible in its operation. We greatly appreciate his progress and are reassured about his future.
Second, ActiveCollab had awesome customer service when I had any issues or questions. This was a big plus because I then knew I was in good hands.

Cons

I did not use Asana to it's potential due to lack of branding and it not being top of mind as compared to some of its competitors. The tool is dull and makes a project look boring.
In using Asana at previous jobs there is also a decided lack of strategy and communication when rolling out updates compared to competitors which was maddening at my last position.
Any problems we have it with is more a lack of our own organization or keeping up with tasks than the software itself.

Cons

Different features break all the time. Time that you've tracked will be deleted with no warning, tasks will show up with the wrong due date, you won't be able to upload files to the message, etc.
The lack of integration means that sometimes members of our team have to ping-pong between both products, or fail to understand what's happening there.
The down side is that there is no file sharing, which is very disappointing.
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  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa month ago

Key features

  • Total features138
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  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Software Development
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Availability Indicator
  • Billable Hours Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting
  • Bug Tracking
  • CRM Integration
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync with Google
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Capacity Management
  • Catalog Management
  • Categorization
  • Charting
  • Chat
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Review
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Communication Management
  • Communications Calendar
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Filter
  • Cost Estimating
  • Custom Charts
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Forms
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Desktop Notifications
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Integration
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Notifications
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feedback Collection
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Filtered Views
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gantt Charts
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HR Management
  • Help Desk Management
  • Idea Ranking
  • Ideation
  • Inbox Management
  • Instant Messaging
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Labeling
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Integration
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Department / Project
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Overtime Tracking
  • Performance Reports
  • Permission Management
  • Personalized Profiles
  • Planning Tools
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Budgeting
  • Project Management
  • Project Notes
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Question Library
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Updates
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access
  • Remote Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Request Assignment
  • Request Routing
  • Resource Allocation
  • Resource Management
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Reporting
  • Status Tracking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Support Ticket Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tracking
  • Team Calendars
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integration
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Clock Integration
  • Timeline Management
  • Timer
  • To-Do List