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ActiveCollab module compatibility update

Our LDAP, Custom Fields, CRM, QuickBooks modules are all compatible up to 4.2.17.

We are always in business to be compatible.

ActiveCollab module compatibility update

Our LDAP, Custom Fields, CRM, QuickBooks modules are all compatible up to 4.2.16. We are always in business to be compatible.

ActiveCollab version 4.2.x

The following modules are tested and compatible with activeCollab 4.2.x:
LDAP
Custom Fields
CRM
QuickBooks
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Due to the changes to the user roles, when you upgrade LDAP module from 3.x to 4.x, make sure you go to the LDAP settings page re-save the settings.

Include user as sender name in email notifications

By default, email notifications coming from activeCollab contains owner company name as the sender. Such as this:

Title: [Project A] New task has been posted
From: Example Company
To: You

You have no idea who created this task unless you look into the email body, right? That's quite inconvenient. Let's hack it!

Modify /activecollab/application/modules/system/models/ApplicationMailer.class.php, go to about line 130 (varies by version) and add the following code:

if(get_logged_user()){
$from_name .= '-'.get_logged_user()->getDisplayName();
} elseif($replacements['created_by_name']) {
$from_name .= '-'.$replacements['created_by_name'];
}

So it will look like this:

Result?

Title: [Project A] New task has been posted
From: Example Company-John Doe
To: You

Preparing modules for activeCollab V3

As everybody is anxious waiting for activeCollab V3, we are not resting too!

The good news is we are on good track migrating our existing modules to V3.

Here is a screenshot for the admin page of our LDAP module running in V3 (click to enlarge).

activeCollab vs Basecamp vs...

As a activeCollab developer, we think it is part of our job to help promoting activeCollab. Here is what we know from our clients and ourselves.

activeCollab vs Basecamp

In one word, activeCollab is old fashion self-hosted PHP script and Basecamp is SaaS.

You pay a one time license fee ($249 for small business and $499 for full package) for a copy of activeCollab and install it on your own hosting or in-house server. No limit on users, projects whatsoever. You need to take care of installation, backup. Lots of extensions and addons available.

You pay monthly subscription fee ($24-$149 per month) for Basecamp. Different pricing plans by user limit, project limit and space limit. You do not need to worry about install and backup, only need to subscribe. Also lots of extensions and addons.

activeCollab vs Open Source

There are a couple free, open source alternatives available, such as dotProject, ProjectPier.

Why pay? Because of its quality.

activeCollab is easy to use, clear to navigate and under the hood it has the best organized code base we ever seen among all the collaboration applications. You will get professional support from their staff, our 3rd party developers, as well as large amount of friendly community members.

If your business relies on a project collaboration application, you do not want to risk it on unstable, unsupported solutions.

activeCollab for small business

Saving time and money is essential for small business to survive. activeCollab provides complete solution to manage your projects, cases, timetracking, invoicing. No matter what industry you are in, as long as you still use email word excel network drive etc to communicate internally, we believe you can benefit from switching to activeCollab.

activeCollab for medium to large enterprise

Many medium to large enterprises have policies preventing them from choose SaaS to host their sensitive data. activeCollab provides the exact solution. It can be installed in these enterprises' in-house data center, behind a firewall, not to mention the faster network speed and practically unlimited attachment storage.

Our LDAP module, which enables activeCollab to authenticate against standard directory service, is many activeCollab customers' first choice before deploying to their companies.

Start blogging again

We used to have a small blog on our old wordpress based website. Then it got infected with infamous base64 virus. We then moved to a new hosting start over with drupal, never got the blog part back.

Now we think it's better to start a blog, to share, to communicate, to let people know we are still in business (of course we are and we are growing!).

If you ever contacted us for anything, you would experienced our fast response and accurate solution. We do emails, phone calls, Skype messaging, screen sharing, webex...everything we can to help our customers and clients.

Posting comments anonymously is now enabled. Feel free to tell us what you think!