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Pricing

 
Annual billing
$6.25
per member, per month
Individual
$14
/ month
Project Online Professional
$30
/User/Month
 
Monthly billing
$7
per member, per month
Business
$25
/month
Project Standard (Project Managers)
$589.99
 
Get Paid Bundle - Annual billing
$2
per member, per month
Enterprise
Contact
for pricing
Project Professional (Project Managers)
$1,159.99
 
Project Online Essentials
$7
/User/Month
 
Project Online Premium
$55
/User/Month
 
Free Trial
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
ActiveCollab
Annual billing
$6.25per member, per month
Monthly billing
$7per member, per month
Get Paid Bundle - Annual billing
$2per member, per month
Free Trial
Smartsheet
Individual
$14/ month
Business
$25/month
Enterprise
Contactfor pricing
Free Trial
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Project Online Professional
$30/User/Month
Project Standard (Project Managers)
$589.99
Project Professional (Project Managers)
$1,159.99
Project Online Essentials
$7/User/Month
Project Online Premium
$55/User/Month
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.1
8.4
8.3
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.9
8.2
7.2
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.3
8.4
7.5
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.7
8.5
7.6
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.0
8.2
7.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.2
8.5
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.3
7.8
6.5
Meets Requirements
ActiveCollab
8.1
Smartsheet
8.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.3
Ease of Use
ActiveCollab
8.9
Smartsheet
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.2
Ease of Setup
ActiveCollab
8.3
Smartsheet
8.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Ease of Admin
ActiveCollab
8.7
Smartsheet
8.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Quality of Support
ActiveCollab
8.0
Smartsheet
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Ease of Doing Business With
ActiveCollab
8.2
Smartsheet
8.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
ActiveCollab
8.3
Smartsheet
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
6.5

Features

Tasks
Task Creation and Assignment
ActiveCollab
9.2
Smartsheet
8.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.4
Due Dates
ActiveCollab
8.9
Smartsheet
8.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.5
Task Prioritization
ActiveCollab
8.0
Smartsheet
8.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.2
To-Do Lists
ActiveCollab
7.8
Smartsheet
8.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1
Collaboration
Collaborative Project Planning
ActiveCollab
8.5
Smartsheet
8.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.7
Comments
ActiveCollab
8.6
Smartsheet
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Documents and Uploads
ActiveCollab
7.4
Smartsheet
8.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Projects
Gantt Chart / Project Map
ActiveCollab
7.9
Smartsheet
8.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.6
Calendar View
ActiveCollab
8.3
Smartsheet
8.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.3
Baselining / KPIs
ActiveCollab
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Project Budgeting
ActiveCollab
8.0
Smartsheet
7.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Issue Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.1
Smartsheet
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Portfolio Management
Portfolio Coordination
ActiveCollab
8.4
Smartsheet
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Portfolio Budgeting
ActiveCollab
8.5
Smartsheet
7.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
What-If Scenarios
ActiveCollab
8.7
Smartsheet
7.3
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Workflow
ActiveCollab
8.4
Smartsheet
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Request Management
ActiveCollab
8.2
Smartsheet
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Cost Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.3
Smartsheet
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
ROI and Forecasting
ActiveCollab
8.6
Smartsheet
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Risk Analysis
ActiveCollab
8.0
Smartsheet
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Resource Management
Resource Database
ActiveCollab
8.5
Smartsheet
7.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Resource Allocation
ActiveCollab
8.2
Smartsheet
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Workload Capacity
ActiveCollab
8.5
Smartsheet
8.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Time Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.3
Smartsheet
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1
Platform
Alerts
ActiveCollab
8.5
Smartsheet
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.7
Mobile
ActiveCollab
7.6
Smartsheet
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.0
User, Role, and Access Management
ActiveCollab
8.6
Smartsheet
8.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
API / Integrations
ActiveCollab
7.7
Smartsheet
7.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Reporting and Dashboards
ActiveCollab
7.2
Smartsheet
7.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Customization
ActiveCollab
7.1
Smartsheet
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Performance and Reliability
ActiveCollab
8.1
Smartsheet
8.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
72.2%
32.4%
24.7%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
19.4%
37.9%
27.2%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
8.3%
29.6%
48.1%
ActiveCollab
Small-Business
72.2%
Mid-Market
19.4%
Enterprise
8.3%
Smartsheet
Small-Business
32.4%
Mid-Market
37.9%
Enterprise
29.6%
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Small-Business
24.7%
Mid-Market
27.2%
Enterprise
48.1%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Marketing and Advertising
40.8%
Information Technology and Services
11.2%
Information Technology and Services
14.6%
 
Information Technology and Services
10.2%
Computer Software
7.9%
Hospital & Health Care
5.3%
 
Graphic Design
8.2%
Marketing and Advertising
6.7%
Higher Education
5.0%
 
Computer Software
6.1%
Higher Education
5.5%
Construction
4.7%
 
Telecommunications
4.1%
Hospital & Health Care
4.3%
Computer Software
4.4%
 
Other
30.6%
Other
64.3%
Other
66.0%
ActiveCollab
Marketing and Advertising
40.8%
Information Technology and Services
10.2%
Graphic Design
8.2%
Computer Software
6.1%
Telecommunications
4.1%
Other
30.6%
Smartsheet
Information Technology and Services
11.2%
Computer Software
7.9%
Marketing and Advertising
6.7%
Higher Education
5.5%
Hospital & Health Care
4.3%
Other
64.3%
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Information Technology and Services
14.6%
Hospital & Health Care
5.3%
Higher Education
5.0%
Construction
4.7%
Computer Software
4.4%
Other
66.0%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
★ STACI J.
User in Marketing and Advertising

Active Collab provided the opportunity to set up templates and we could copy those templates into our active projects. As a project manager, also found the Activity tab to be super helpful. You could see how things are processing within the project and what...

Scott B.
Consultant in Computer Software

SmartSheet's simplicity and intuitive design make it very easy to become productive very quickly. It combines the best aspects of Microsoft Excel like the ability to create complex formulas with the sharing, collaborative parts of Google spreadsheets.

John O.
User in Computer Software

Microsoft Project has been a standard for tracking projects of various sizes. The dependency chaining works quite well and helps visualize resource and task scheduling. Good for milestone tracking at a high level, while also designating resources to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User in Financial Services

The new update did not have anything that we needed and essentially changed the entire way the system functioned. After the 2015 update, our team had to switch service because Active Collab no longer worked the way we needed it to.

Jeff N.
Administrator

Slowest app to load, sometimes takes several reloads for app to become available. Slower than any other app I use. Downtime for maintenance. Have to log back in after maintenance. Adertisement banners appearing across top of page more and more. Can't merge...

Brittany T.
User in Computer Software

It is buggy and difficult to use at times. It does not lend its self to ease of use.

 
ActiveCollab
Most Helpful Favorable Review
★ STACI J.
User in Marketing and Advertising

Active Collab provided the opportunity to set up templates and we could copy those templates into our active projects. As a project manager, also found the Activity tab to be super helpful. You could see how things are processing within the project and what...

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User in Financial Services

The new update did not have anything that we needed and essentially changed the entire way the system functioned. After the 2015 update, our team had to switch service because Active Collab no longer worked the way we needed it to.

Smartsheet
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Scott B.
Consultant in Computer Software

SmartSheet's simplicity and intuitive design make it very easy to become productive very quickly. It combines the best aspects of Microsoft Excel like the ability to create complex formulas with the sharing, collaborative parts of Google spreadsheets.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jeff N.
Administrator

Slowest app to load, sometimes takes several reloads for app to become available. Slower than any other app I use. Downtime for maintenance. Have to log back in after maintenance. Adertisement banners appearing across top of page more and more. Can't merge...

Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Most Helpful Favorable Review
John O.
User in Computer Software

Microsoft Project has been a standard for tracking projects of various sizes. The dependency chaining works quite well and helps visualize resource and task scheduling. Good for milestone tracking at a high level, while also designating resources to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Brittany T.
User in Computer Software

It is buggy and difficult to use at times. It does not lend its self to ease of use.

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Videos

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See how Smartsheet works across an organization to make projects and team collaboration easy. Integration videos: JIRA, Salesforce, Microsoft O365, G Suite, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Customer Videos: MOD Pizza, Cisco. Project Portfolio Managment in Smartsheet

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ActiveCollab
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Smartsheet

See how Smartsheet works across an organization to make projects and team collaboration easy. Integration videos: JIRA, Salesforce, Microsoft O365, G Suite, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Customer Videos: MOD Pizza, Cisco. Project Portfolio Managment in Smartsheet

Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
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ActiveCollab
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