The ClickUp alternative designed for client work

Deciding between Bonsai and ClickUp? Fast-growing agencies need a platform dedicated to their client workflows, not a generic all-in-one solution that slows them down.
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Why do businesses pick Bonsai over ClickUp?

Integrated time tracking

Time is money for client work. In Bonsai, time tracking is seamlessly tied to all parts of your project.
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With Bonsai, set team capacity, log hours, track time on tasks, access weekly timesheets, monitor your budget and more. Ensure you track every billable minute and gain a clear understanding of your team's productivity.
Time tracking ClickUp isn't fully integrated. It's a separate Chrome app your team members need to download.

Built-in CRM & billing

Bring your clients, projects and team in one place and cut costs on software.
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With Bonsai, get project management, CRM, invoicing, proposals, contracts, and more. You can replace 4+ software, saving your agency revenue monthly.
ClickUp is focused on project management, with no features for client management.

Profitability reports

Get instant access to relevant insights into your business operations.
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Bonsai's reports are industry-specific focusing on your agency's utilization, profitability, time activities, and more.
In ClickUp, you need to dedicate hours building out custom reports and workflows.

ClickUp vs - Main differences

How do Bonsai and ClickUp features compare?




Bonsai, the third alternative

Trusted by thousands of agencies and consulting firms
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Successful agencies, consulting and professional services firms rely on Bonsai every day to run their business.

Why do agencies and consultancies pick Bonsai over ClickUp?

While project management tools like ClickUp are built as general solutions for any type of business, Bonsai is laser-focused on solving the unique needs of creative agencies.
Johnny, Owner
Symmetric Design

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Ideal for freelancers and contractors just starting out.
Billed annually.
All Templates
Unlimited Clients & Projects
Invoicing & Payments
Proposal & Contracts
Tasks & Time Tracking
Client CRM
Forms & Questionnaires
Expense Tracking


monthly platform fee
+ $
/ user / month
Everything an established independent business needs to thrive.
Billed annually.
Client Management essentials
Project Management essentials
Client Billing & Online Payments


monthly platform fee
+ $
/ user / month
The perfect package for growing businesses and agencies.
Billed annually.
Everything in Professional, plus:
Financial Reporting
Subcontractor Management
Resource Planning & Scheduling
Premium Customer Support
Custom Task Fields


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Ideal for larger businesses and agencies.
Everything in Business, plus:
Custom Roles
Custom Data Import
Dedicate Onboarding
Assisted Account Setup
Dedicated Support
Advanced Integrations

Interested but still have questions?

Can I see Bonsai in action?

Yes! To see Bonsai in action, you can book a personalized walkthrough with one of our product experts or join our weekly demo webinars

How do I switch over?

Our Custom Success team is here to help you switch from your current solution(s) to Bonsai. We'll help you get up and running with Bonsai as fast as possible.

Can I import my data into Bonsai?

Yes! Within a few clicks you can import past data such as Clients, Projects, Time tracked and more.

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