The Productive alternative with an integrated client suite

Deciding between Productive and Bonsai for your business? Discover why agencies choose Bonsai to manage clients, projects and their team in one platform.
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Why do businesses pick Bonsai over Productive?

Built-in Client Portal

Elevate your client experience with a dedicated portal.
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On top of managing your team and projects in Bonsai, you can also set up your branded portal where clients can easily access key information, sign contracts, submit forms, pay invoices, and more.
There is no client portal in Productive. Instead, clients need to create a Scoro account and learn the platform.

Integrated client billing

Put your project billing on autopilot with recurring payments and retainers.
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All of Bonsai's subscription plans include billing with recurring invoices, online payments, payment reminders and more. It is seamlessly integrated with your project's billable costs.
Productive doesn't offer an advanced payment solution as part of their billing.

More user-friendly

Getting started with a new platform takes time and effort. Bonsai makes this much easier.
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Bonsai is intuitive and user-friendly for everyone to use, ensuring a low learning curve and high engagement. It's used by thousands of agencies of all sizes.
Productive customers complain about the slow team onboarding and steep initial learning curve.

Productive vs - Main differences

How do Bonsai and Productive features compare?




Bonsai, the third alternative

Trusted by thousands of agencies and consulting firms
4.8/5 on Capterra
4.8/5 on G2
Successful agencies, consulting and professional services firms rely on Bonsai every day to run their business.

Why do agencies and consultancies pick Bonsai over Productive?

Find the right plan for
your business

See how Bonsai can help you streamline your business during your free trial.
2 months for free


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.

Ready to switch over from Productive?