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DescriptionactiveCollab is a project management and collaboration tool available as web-based service and as self-hosted tool.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.
CategoryProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 16.01
Rank #43
Score 2,330.92
Rank #2
Developera51Microsoft
Websiteactivecollab.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Project
Technical documentationactivecollab.com/­help/­books
Social network pages
Facebook7,352likes
LinkedIn806followers
Twitter23,301followers
Facebook268,514likes
LinkedIn15,893followers
Twitter32,805followers
Initial release20071984
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoProject Online
Programming languagePHP
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsiOSnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesyes
Multi-useryesyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismPasswordActive DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
EmailinfoProject Online
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyes
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startnoyes
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesnoyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-on
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfo3rd-party apps for self-hosted version onlyyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnono
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesinfonotebooks
Discussion forumyes
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes

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