ActiveCollab is a modern Smartsheet alternative

Looking for a Smartsheet alternative? ActiveCollab is a much simpler and modern way to collaborate with your team and track your work.

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Why ActiveCollab is the best Smartsheet alternative

Things you can do better in ActiveCollab than in Smartsheet

ActiveCollab lets you create to-dos and collaborate with your team, just like in Smartsheet, only better. You can:

What makes ActiveCollab different from Smartsheet

ActiveCollab doesn't try to be everything to everyone. Instead, it’s made specifically for collaboration and project management.

While Smartsheet is highly customizable but hard to use, ActiveCollab is user-friendly yet robust and powerful.

ActiveCollab gives you project structure without a complicated setup, which makes it impossible to misuse or underuse. ActiveCollab comes with extra neat features, such as time tracking, client role, and invoicing so you can centralize all your work using a single platform.

ActiveCollab is also very easy to learn and use. Beginners already know what a to-do list is or how to move cards across columns, so you won't have trouble getting your team members on board.

If you count on your team to participate in project management (like update tasks and give status reports), you’re much better off with ActiveCollab as an alternative to Smartsheet.

Why companies prefer ActiveCollab over Smartsheet as a project management solution

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Enhanced productivity

ActiveCollab combines both communication and project management.

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Use everything

You get every feature, no matter what plan you're on.

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Client role

You can invite clients on projects and control what they can see.

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Easy to use

Your employees can start using ActiveCollab without any training.

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Time and cost tracking

You can track time for each task and make invoices based on hourly rates.

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Advanced reports

Managers can always get a high-level overview across projects.

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Collaborate with others

Work together with your team, share files, and keep each other updated on progress.

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Professional project management

ActiveCollab has a Gantt-like Timeline, Kanban boards, and more.

We've been thrilled with ActiveCollab, its pricing model, and features. MS Project hase more robust resource scheduling but it's missing things. ActiveCollab is the perfect blend of features and price.

Stephen Hewitt
at Intrinsitech Corporation

For more than 10 years, we've been trusted by over 200,000 people

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