by Birch Grove Software4.6 / 5 463 reviews
Who Uses This Software?
Our target market includes any small to large sized fortune 1000 company with 5-1000+ employees with computers. Ideally, business owners, IT managers, HR managers, and team leaders in need of results.
Average Ratings463 reviews
- Overall 4.6 / 5
- Ease of Use 4.6 / 5
- Customer Service 4.6 / 5
- Features 4.4 / 5
- Value for Money 4.5 / 5
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- Pricing Details Learn more at https://activtrak.com/pricing/
- Free Version Yes
- Free Trial Yes, get a free trial
Cloud, SaaS, Web
Mobile - iOS Native
Mobile - Android Native
- Birch Grove Software
- Founded 2012
ActivTrak is a business intelligence tool that provides team behavior analytics, making it easy for organizations of all types to optimize business processes. We equip teams with the resources needed to have a bigger picture of what's going on in the organization, shifting management from reactive to proactive. By capturing unbiased data, ActivTrak gives users the power to understand how work gets done, what affects productivity, and how to streamline processes to create an efficient business.
- Ad Hoc Reports
- Key Performance Indicators
- Performance Metrics
- Predictive Analytics
- Profitability Analysis
- Publishing / Sharing
- Strategic Planning
- Trend / Problem Indicators
- Visual Analytics
- Activity Monitoring
- Browsing History
- Email Monitoring
- Keystroke Recording
- Productivity Analysis
- Remote Control
- Screen Activity Recording
- Time & Attendance
- Time Tracking
- Database Creation
- Document Creation
- File Sharing
- Notes Management
- Office Suite
- Presentation Tools
- Project Management
- Task Management
- Team Chat
- Customisable Dashboard
- Data Source Connectors
- Drag & Drop
- Drill Down
- Financial Reports
- Marketing Reports
- Report Export
- Sales Reports
- Scheduled / Automated Reports
ActivTrak Most Helpful Reviews
Reviewed on 07/02/2018
From the initial download to the first use, it was so easy and intuitive.
Comments: Productivity is always hard to measure, but this software makes it easy to see what programs or websites are consuming or distracting from our work goals. I don't like to use it as a spy tool. I prefer to use it to troubleshoot areas for improvement. Or use the screenshots to see when an error or crash occurs to see the events that lead up to the software fail. This is a GREAT troubleshooter option, see what the station saw. Love that it can be accessed from remote seamlessly.
Pros: The easy interface and how easy it is to code applications and website as productive or non-productive. It gives a GREAT picture of the productivity of the workstations. I like that it can block websites as well with one caveat (see cons). I will say this blocker is 100% effective, where websites blocked by the router can be accessed using an alternate method. The Screenshots are helpful, not as a spy tool, but in determining errors when one of our programs is having trouble, we can see the error screen the operator saw through the screenshots. Great troubleshooting. Screenshots also let me assist the operator when I am in a remote location, I can see what they are asking and assist quicker than actually remoting into the workstation for minor questions. EVERY INTERACTION WITH THIS PROVIDER HAS BEEN MORE THAN EXCELLENT, and they are eager to help and take suggestions and criticism to assist or improve their already great product. You are not alone after you download or purchase. Another good feature is on the workstation the program runs in the background and is completely invisible to workstation, it doesn't slow the system down, nor cause the workstation any troubles.
Cons: When you block a website, it is always blocked. I would like to release the block during non-business hours. For instance, if my employees want to check their emails, Facebook, I have no problem with them doing this before work, after work or during lunch. I did load my work hours into the system, but tech support said right now it an "always" block. I don't want to have to come in and turn the blocks on and off manually. Other than that, this is the best program I have found.
Reviewed on 12/01/2018
It allows me to monitor what my kids are doing on the Internet which is invaluable these days
Comments: I allows me to closely monitor my children's PC usage to keep them out of trouble and on track with their school work.
Pros: Given the heft price I like the fact that there's a free version of the software. From a feature perspective I like the ability to see a history of screenshots and the ability to monitor usage real-time. I also like the new feature that was recently added that allows me to easily exclude people I do not want to monitor. Another really great thing about this product is not the product itself, but the technical support team that supports it. The quality of help I received and the timeliness of responses was absolutely awesome!
Cons: The thing I like least is the price. As a non-business user I'd be willing to pay a reasonable price for the software, but the current price is simply way too high for the ability to monitor my children's PC usage. Sure, it's important to me as a parent, but not at the current price. I have mentioned this software (as well as other phone monitoring software) to other parents and I'm confident if the price was in the sub $100 range, you'd sell a LOT of licenses to parents! Add support for monitoring Apple and Android phone usage for the same price and you'd be amazed how many you'd sell to parents. All parents I talk to are looking for these capabilities. Of course, the other limitation I'd like to see changed is the fact that the screenshots are only captured when a screen is shown for 20 secs. I know this is a limitation of the free version. Again, I'd be willing to pay for the ability to specify the cadence of screenshots, but not at the current price.
Reviewed on 20/05/2019
Free team activity tracking with highly detailed reporting.
Comments: I am using for all of my 3 team members and now I can see how many time they have wasted on social media. It is a great tool to check on your team member on their efficiency. Free team activity tracking with highly detailed reporting.Free team activity tracking with highly detailed reporting.
The dashboard is very well organised and shows exactly what needed. All the charts and statistics are very well organised and you can see where time is wasting.
Activtrak helps me to check the efficiency of my team. I was having difficulty to finish my projects and need to check my team's performance. It is easy to set up and give accurate result most of the time.
The screenshot is somehow controversial as it takes some of my teams working code and upload to the server. I am not a big fan of screenshot taking as it is very vulnerable to my coding and content, But sometimes it is useful to have as proof.
It is a good way to see team members are working or playing games or using social media.
The reporting option is vast and has most of the important things. I love how simple the setup is, no server set up. Just install and I can now see the stats and control from a web browser. No technician needed.
Cons: For and PC it suddenly takes lots of memory and starts sending lots of packet to my default ethernet unused ports. I have to uninstall it or use wifi for internet connection. I am still waiting for my IT support staff to show up and solve this problem.
Reviewed on 06/02/2018
Best Monitoring Software, Period.
Comments: Quick and easy reporting about employee activity on work computers. Specifically, productivity, activity log and real time screen viewing.
Pros: ActivTrak does everything you need and nothing you don't. It's user friendly, visually appealing and robust. Additionally, they release the most updates of any related software. I have tried more than six applications for this purpose and theirs is the best.
Cons: The software has a tendency to create multiple "users" (people you are tracking) for the same person. One record for the computer, another for their associated Windows/Chrome identity and sometimes others if they have multiple user accounts on the same computer. This can cause you to have 3 or more user records to track for a single person. You can group them together and use an alias, which is great, but the overall number of users reporting will affect your billing plan.
Reviewed on 28/06/2017
The paid service is worth every penny, and the free trial saved me thousands of dollars
Comments: Increased employee productivity and decreased employee turnover. Our employees know we monitor their workstations, so they behave and don't misuse our IT resources. That's one less reason to fire them.
Pros: Easy of installation and use, cloud hosting, and browser access from anywhere in the planet. The price is also reasonable. The free trial saved us thousands of dollars in wasted wages. We suspected that one young law clerk was squandering our time and resources because of his low productivity. Three hours after we started monitoring his workstation (with the free trial) we fired him on the spot. We then implemented ActivTrak firm-wide (with prior announcement) and everyone is being honest on their workstations. Trust but verify.
Cons: I wish we could adjust the speed of the screenshot "slide show". It's painfully slow right now. Also, allow us to name the rules. Some of the rules can get convoluted, and two months later we forget what they're supposed to do. Other than those nitpicks, I think this software is brilliant.