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Project Management and Collaboration

Published 08/28/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

ActiveCollab is a project management and collaboration software that help people remain organized as they work on one or various projects. There are milestones and checklists which could be included in any project. Users can decide what milestones rare appropriate for their projects. The milestones are links to more detailed information. The application places milestones and checklists in tabs. There are also other tabs that aid navigation in the application. Apart from project management and collaboration, users can also perform invoicing functions that are all integrated with the software. Hence, with the ActiveCollab software, it is possible to remain organized and updated. Problems may be caught or noticed earlier as time and expenses are tracked.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The ActiveCollab application is aimed at making project management proactive and moving away from reactionary approaches to collaboration and the management of projects. Founded in 2006, the ActiveCollab software has gone through different versions and upgrades. The team behind the development of the application are actively seeking ways to improve it and make it even more functional and appealing to users.

What are the differences to other apps?

The ActiveCollab application provides a project management and collaboration tool which users are able to install on their servers. While other applications focus purely online applications, the ActiveCollab software can be installed in a networked environment. Time tracking does not seem to be a satisfactory part of the ActiveCollab application, though.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The application lists out the projects that have been created and it provides easy navigation through the use of tabs. For each project, users can see an overview of the project and also get more detailed information. The website is relatively fast and also provides a lot of information about the application including the organizations that currently use the application.

How does the registration process work?

Users can log into ActiveCollab by using their email address and a password. Users can remain logged in for fourteen days without needing to log in again. For a free trial, users create a sub-domain and provide an email address. After the free trial is complete, users need to supply more information if they choose to pay for an account. Information collected included first and last name, contact information and an address. The preferred payment method is also identified.

What does it cost to use the application?

There is a free trial period for testing or trying out ActiveCollab. Users can try the application for 30 days free of any charges. No financial or credit card information is required to start the free trial. With the free trial period, users get instant access to the software without the need for any installation. After the free trial period, users need to pay for an account. The Corporate plan is $499 and the Small Biz plan is $249.

Who would you recommend the application to?

People looking for a project management and project collaboration solution could find the ActiveCollab application beneficial. It is also a solution that can be installed on a server. The ActiveCollab application aims at providing a balanced approach to project management and collaboration by providing features which meet various needs of project owners including management, collaboration and invoicing. Organizations that have used or are currently using ActiveCollab include BBC, Adobe, Texas Instruments and Disney.

  • ActiveCollab provides an overview of listed projects
  • Milestones and checklists are also provided for users
  • Tabs are provided to help with navigation of the application
  • Users are able to get the most updated information from the same place
  • New projects can be negotiated for while using the application

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ActiveCollab contact details

Telephone: 1-888-422-6260
Postal address:
A51 d.o.o
Novosadskog sajma 4A/30
21000 Novi Sad

ActiveCollab pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $249.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $499.00




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