ActiveCollab Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

4.46/5 (268 reviews)

ActiveCollab Pricing

Starting from: $25.00/month

Pricing model: One-time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Cloud:

You can pay a monthly subscription and use the app on our cloud, starting from $25 for 5 members:

5 members: $25/month includes 5GB of storage space
15 members: $49/month includes 15GB of storage space
30 members: $99/month includes 30GB of storage space
60 members: $199/month includes 60GB of storage space
Unlimited members: $299/month includes 500GB of storage space

On Premise:
Buy the whole app for $999. Pay once, install it on your server, and have unlimited users and storage. You're in charge of server maintenance and have a total control over your data privacy.

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Pricing Comparison

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ActiveCollab Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Ability to customise tags.
  • Price, features, ease of use
  • Easy to use Easy to install Cheap to host
  • It is very affordable. The basic functionality has what you need in a light PM software.
Cons
  • Future not clear Frequent changes in recent times
  • - Should be cheaper, especially the self-hosted version - Clients should not be included in the number of members
  • non the best GUI, somewhat confusing at time. The mobile APP ( we have android ) is still al long way from being useful
  • I think it could use a little upgrade in the visual aspect. It's kind of borring to look at. It could be more collorfull!
95%
recommended this to a friend or a colleague

25 reviewers had the following to say about ActiveCollab's pricing:

Damien Hottelier

Great collaboration software...

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-01-09
Review Source: Capterra

... but be prepared for frequent massive changes. We had some headaches in the past for updating activeCollab and switching from the old version to the next one. The ability to run it through php and mysql is great. It needs elasticsearch and this is not great at all. Right now, the software is well-done. It offers the essential features for a collaboration software. It lacks : two-phase authentification, integration with office 365. Easy to use Easy to install Cheap to host

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Gustavo Acuña Saldaña

It's a good tool for work with BIM project.

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-09
Review Source: Capterra

you can have all the task in order.When we can to see the Activity and all the information about our project with the dates and answer from the customers.

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Brad Mound

Great project management software but should be cheaper

Reviewed 2018-05-23
Review Source: Capterra

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

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Emanuele Dal Carlo

Overall a good product with Great value for money

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-01-12
Review Source: Capterra

We landed on Active Collab after a long process during which we tried several competitor's products. As an advertising agency our goal was to have a slim, fast and complete system to manage our projects that range from small projects to national campaigns. We use the self hosted version that was very easy to have it up and running with very thorough help from AC help desk. One of its main pros is the price, in this range it beats hands down all the credible competitor. Using AC has also allowed us to drop many other services we were using and concentrate all our communications and activities in one simple and friendly environment.Price, features, ease of use

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Aleksander Hanak

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

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-08
Review Source: Capterra

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

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Fred Barzycki

Very good online collaboration tool

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-23
Review Source: Capterra

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

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Conrad Kramer

Active Collab has allowed our team to communicate effectively and check of their to-dos.

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-05-04
Review Source: Capterra

Ideal software fro creating a to-do list for your team. This tool has allowed our team to communicate and collaborate effectively. We love the ability to create a to-do list to share with your team. Every so often our Manager will create a to do list and our team will communicate through Active Collab to check off the to-dos.

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Christopher Garza

This is a pretty good overall PM system for what it costs as it tracks main project requirements.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-09
Review Source: Capterra

The best aspect is that it is low cost project management system for smaller companies like mine. It also is easy to train new employees how to use it.I like mostly that the software has a simple layout, and has a pretty small learning curve. I also like how it integrates to other web apps like quickbooks and slack, etc.

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Anonymous

Love

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-22
Review Source: Capterra

This program makes it super easy to track and manage projects and clients and different tasks/files for those projects. Nice little boards that have tasks within and you can schedule them to recur/remind, etc. Love it!

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Michel Mueller

Best Collab Tool Out There

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-01-07
Review Source: Capterra

Over the past 10 years I worked with several online project management, collaboration and accounting tools, including Basecamp, Harvest/Forecast, Freshbooks, Trello, Asana, Teamwork, Podio, Wrike, etc. Two years ago we started working with Active Collab, and it is the most comprehensive tool so far. Not everything is perfect yet, but compared to all other tools out there, it does the best job in modelling your business, enabling collab workflows and being on top of all projects developments. And it has a nice UX, which is very important if you work 8+ hours a day with an app/software/tool.Covers almost everything you need for team workflow and managing (digital) project, nice UX, rich features, moderate price

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Marco Giorgetti

Excellent overall experience

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-26
Review Source: Capterra

It's quick and easy to use. It's available on premise, update are constantly prices and very safe to apply.

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Kamen Banov

Very good

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-30
Review Source: Capterra

- Easy to use - Has most of the functions we need - taking time is quite useful - the price is good

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Karen Ferreira

I love ActiveCollab! Has really helped me run projects and keep everything organized.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-02-09
Review Source: Capterra

It helps me keep all my projects organized and communicate with clients and keep things organized for them too.I was looking for specific features in a project management tool, like hiding certain tasks from cleints, but being able to include the staff I wanted in them. ActiveCollab is very handy and helpful, keeping things well organized and it has flexibility in how you want to use it. There are lots of handy features that make the user experience great. Highly recommended!

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Kevin Briggs

We have been using ActiveCollab for about 5 mo to manage our projects. It's helped us collaborate.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-02-13
Review Source: Capterra

It's easy to use and has a lot of features for the price. It has been very reliable and has great recovery features such as saving incomplete comments if one navigates away from the task and later comes back.

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Tony Partridge

Great task management application

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-26
Review Source: Capterra

Activecollab are great, we were previously using 3 different Basecamp accounts for our sister companies. Basecamp was becoming a nightmare, it's ugly and the support is bad. We frequently have projects running over as an example, usually as we are waiting on information so we need to manually update every task deadline (Slow and painful) Activecollab allows selecting the project and bulk updating the deadline on the tasks, or in a list view one by one which is quick and easy. We opted for the self hosted version and use an amazon AWS Elastic Search Service for searching. this is so much cheaper than what Basecamp was costing and so much more user friendly. Anyone big plus factor is, we were able to customise the software a bit (Against their guidelines) to give it some branding for our company by including an additional CSS file, we have to add this after every update but it's worth it.

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Anonymous

Cheap but frustratingly glitchy

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-10-02
Review Source: Capterra

Very bad.It is very affordable. The basic functionality has what you need in a light PM software.

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Jean-Christophe Hamel

Everything you need to run projects and operations made easy and effectively

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-08
Review Source: Capterra

Effectiveness, cost effective, proffesionalismActiveCollab is an all in one solution for all your projects and operations needs. ActiveCollab make a business run smooth, efficient and effective. It is very user friendly too! Communication with colleague is made simple and practical.

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Rob Wilson

Activecollab helps us stay organised

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-01-12
Review Source: Capterra

We use activecollab to manage all our projects between our studios in the U.K. and USA. It's enables us to work together smoothly and is so much easier than constant emailing. I love the ability to make our own tags to make it work for us. Ability to customise tags.

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Kevin Baron

Good PM software for smaller teams

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-11-09
Review Source: Software Advice

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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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Jørn Rings

Easy and good overview

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-01-26
Review Source: Capterra

The usability is great. And the idea "keep it simple" also. So the best thing of ActiveCollab ist not visible ;-)

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Tamara Waldmann

Easy in use and very practical. One of the best PM-tools i've ever worked with.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-09
Review Source: Capterra

I find it very easy to work with. I have already adviced people to use it, because I really like to work with it. It's also not expensive, which I find a very important asset. It allows you to make different projects and within the projects itself you have tons of options. Also, you can make tasks and subtasks and assign them to someone, which I find very usefull, certainly when working with a lot of people. The billing-tool is also very easy. I've been working with ActiveCollab for a while now, and it's by far one of the best project management tools I have used.

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Blade Mages

Great PM product from a progressive and adapting company.

Reviewed 2017-01-18
Review Source: Capterra

When we first started with Active Collab (2 years ago), we we're so excited by the offering. I had tried tons of PM softwares - Mavenlink, Wrike, Trello, Basecamp, 10,000ft, Podio, Asana, Paymo - you name it and I had spent a few weeks with it. When we came into activecollab, we found it to be almost tailored to our exact needs. Project management with time tracking, project budgeting and estimating/invoicing features. It was the right amount of sophistication with each of these features where the software did the job well, but it also wasn't overkill. Once we started using the product, we we're thrilled with the support. From basic questions to feature requests, we found that the team at ActiveCollab has done a great job of building the product and supporting it along the way. We're excited by the new features that are constantly being added which are meeting the demands of diverse teams - KanBan and Gantt style project management being two fairly recent additions to the software. Overall, the software is very flexible. We are a small marketing agency and use it for tracking both project-based work as well as retainer-based clients where they are paying a fixed monthly fee for our services. We've found ways to make ActiveCollab accommodate both client types and have used it to manage a variety of project types - from events to website builds to multi-channel campaigns. We've been thrilled with ActiveCollab, it's pricing model, and the overall feature set of the product. Yes, softwares like Mavenlink have much more robust resource scheduling, or basecamp having a better client-facing experience, but those softwares are also missing things. Or are ridiculously expensive! ActiveCollab is the perfect blend of features and price.

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Bryan McAnulty

A great project management tool for design studios

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-15
Review Source: Capterra

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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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Mehdi Kazeminia

I feel my organization is working with higher efficiency

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-02-09
Review Source: Capterra

The one that I like the most about this software is the quality of service versus to the cost. As I found, it is one of the best in the market.

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool

Anonymous

Good software for managing remote teams

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-09-12
Review Source: Capterra

We recently worked with a design group that only communicated through ActiveCollab. I will say the experience at first was pretty frustrating, having to jump out of Outlook where you would normally send an email to log into another system to simply send a message. That frustration aside, the system works really well and allows for all parties on a project to coordinate well together. Since I am only the end user I cannot speak to their pricing, but all in all I think the software does what it sets out to do and works really well. I am actually considering recommending this to other clients we have. - Emails team members tagged on a post automatically - Allows you to attach documents and screen shots directly inside a conversation - Allows you to assign tasks to specific people - Allows staff to keep their emails private with outside vendors

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ActiveCollab

Powerful, yet simple project management tool