Basecamp Software


 

Basecamp is a real-time communication tool that helps teams stay on the same page; it’s less for traditional project management tasks (e.g., resource planning and long-term scheduling). With to-do-lists, calendaring, due dates and file-sharing, Basecamp provides a way for teams to keep track of priorities and actionable items.

Since 2004, Basecamp has focused on developing a simple interface in which users can create projects, document progress and manage tasks. It is a web-based software, allowing users to sign in anywhere, any time, either through a web browser or through apps compatible with a large number of mobile devices.

Not specific to a single industry, Basecamp can be deployed by any organization that needs to manage a group, including nonprofits, startups and client service firms—and it can even be used by freelancers. Subscriptions are scalable, with tiers for varying amounts of storage and numbers of users.

 

Basecamp - Projects overview
 
  • Basecamp - Projects overview
    Projects overview
  • Basecamp - File sharing functionality
    File sharing functionality
  • Basecamp - To-do list for project
    To-do list for project
  • Basecamp - Apps for mobile devices
    Apps for mobile devices
  • Basecamp - Calendar view for projects and tasks
    Calendar view for projects and tasks
  • Basecamp - Assigned task
    Assigned task
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Michael from Thriveworks
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Simple, yet effective

Ease-of-use

Functionality

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I think Basecamp is a great tool for organizing files. I used it for project management. I also use it to help me manage my supervision notes for each team member. One of the features that I like is being able to upload documents to my Basecamp files. I also like being able to add and remove users to these files as needed.

Pros

Basecamp is easy to use. It's customizable. I find that it has all the basics - everything I need to effectively manage notes, files, and actions plans for my team.

Cons

Could use better search features. I would like to have better options for sending correspondence from the employee files.

 
 

Priyanka from Pinaki Technology
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Basecamp - File Manager, To-do manager, Collaboration and maintain artifacts

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Basecamp helped us in the execution of various projects, where we no longer maintain our communication via emails, but we have a more simple yet elegant way to manage our team's communication.
By having basecamp it is fairly simple to put things together, it has effectively helped us increase our productivity. Reduce any overhead of maintaining information,
It’s easy to see what the team is currently working on, what they are planned to do next, and remove any impediments.

Cons

Having several versions of basecamp being released, migration of projects from the old basecamp account to the new one can sometimes be time taking and cumbersome, this process needs to be streamlined.

 
 

Shantanu from Damco Group
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Useful Basecamp

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

we used Basecamp 1 for year and really too good. I want use this project in my next project management. I really like it. it's making life very easy.

Cons

There’s way less busy work.
Easy to have additional users.
Simple functionality.
Tasks to be allocated to multiple people.

 
 

Bruce from Lehi Valley Trading Co
Specialty: Food & Beverage
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Basecamp Review

Ease-of-use

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This was very difficult to learn, honestly after 2 years of trying, everyone in our company pretty much gave up on it.

At first, it seemed like it would be amazing. Then it got bogged down and became very difficult. I had to enter the same info multiple times in separate modules. The reports hard to view as well.

Now it just a rolodex for us. And to even get to some phone numbers it takes 3 or 4 clicks to move through the module.

Also, no email connection with Outlook. We tried numerous updates and it never really worked.

 
 

Josue from Ti-Sales
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

If we were able to export to excel

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Basecamp is a really good software you can say easy to use, but not that easy. everything it's pretty much there.

Pros

I like the fact that you don't have to open the software to see what is going because of the email notification.

Cons

it would make basecamp better if we could export projects to excel. Also if ME as an admin would have more control over my user.

 
 

Mike from Busty and the Bass
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Basecamp is great

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
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Pros

It does what it says, and nothing more. Good for keeping your project on time. Base is definitely a must have for any project.

Cons

The only downside to Basecamp is that its not a free service. That being said its still very much worth the money.

 
 

Grace from University of St Francis
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Easy use for widespread communication

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

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Pros

Its easy to use on the computer and as an app, the conversations are streamlined and easy to follow.

Cons

It is confusing to use at first, especially when selecting who to reply to if you miss the small check box at the bottom of posts.

 
 

Gabriela from Mug
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Useful

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Thanks

Pros

Sharing my needs with my colleagues, sharing photos, text documents, connection with other software.

Cons

More things to do, best calendar, the notes is kind of boring, i prefer to use google calendar and reminders

 
 

Me rove from Acceleration Partners
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Bring back Basecamp 2 features

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I work for an agency and we used Basecamp 2 for years and loved it. We were super excited for v3 to come out. Unfortunately, the features that were previously available for interaction and project management between the agency and clients is gone which was very surprising. This made v3 unusable for us as an agency so we went back to using v2 - we are really disappointed.

 
 

Krista from Galderman Labs
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Basecamp is a great tool

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
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Pros

Ease of use
Many in the industry use it
Helpful to keep your project details
Easy to have additional users

Cons

Not all of my colleages us the system
Need to make sure everyone has a good idea of how to use the tool before intro

 
 

Francisco from OCTO
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Good and cheap

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Tried other product management and collaboration apps. This was the easiest to deploy. Ease of use, one fixed annual fee not per user

Cons

App is a little cumbersome, tasks can not be divided into multiple teams / projects. try it free first before committing

 
 

Cliff from WL Studios
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Used it for developting a website. Kept everyone on the team up to date. We got notifications on phone which would keep up notified.`

Cons

Was a small bit pricey after the months trail...we were a start up company with no investment so was hard to keep it going

 
 

Carlye from Baylor University
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Basecamp...the workspace organizer I didn't know I needed

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I was introduced to Basecamp five years ago as an intern. My supervisor used it to collaborate with me on projects. At that point, I only used it because my boss did.

When I transitioned into a full-time role, I put Basecamp to the side, not knowing I'd miss it. Once I had interns of my own, I found myself dropping the ball on projects and neglecting client communication.

So I turned back to Basecamp. Goodness gracious, it saved my from so much anxiety. I was able to put my clients and my expertise in the same place....and shield various portions of the project from clients until they were ready to be seen. I was able to keep up with which tasks were assigned to which intern. I kept on schedule with to-do lists.

Needless to say, I don't know where I'd be without Basecamp. It makes the work atmosphere much more organized and enjoyable.

Pros

To-do lists
Assignment features
Client inclusion and shielding
Calendar feature

Cons

Cap on project space
Archiving feature seems more complicated than it should be

 
 

Carl from Baylor University
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Easy to Use, Robust, Turnkey Productivity Solution

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I've been a BaseCamp user for 8 years. The platform has consistently provided value for our creative team. I like BaseCamp because it it is lightweight and flexible enough to provide basic project mangagement without the overhead of many solutions that require you to spend almost as much time managing the solution as tending to projects. The mobile platform is intuitive and makes managing on the go easy.

Pros

The cloud-based platform makes it so that I can interface with BaseCamp wherever I find myself: mobile, web, desktop.

Cons

As a long-time user, I obviously remain very satisfied with BaseCamp and their user responsiveness as they have grown. For my needs, there is not much BaseCamp does not do. If you are looking for something on the order of Microsoft Project, BaseCamp is not for you. But if you are looking for an effective online platform for project management without the weight of all that goes into precise project time metrics, BaseCamp is at the right scale for you.

 
 

Chandler from Spice works
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Basicamp is great!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

The ease of use is the biggest draw for me. I also really enjoy the ability to add checklists to tasks, which helps establish process for repeated tasks.

Cons

I really don't have any cons here- I'm a huge fan of basecamp and I hope they keep up the good work!

 
 

Jess from DRI
Specialty: High Tech
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Best in Class

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Value for Money

If you're truly prepared to implement a project management platform, this is a great option

Pros

All the features you'd need for project management. The creators know what they're doing, and they built it for themselves.

Cons

As complicated as every other project management platform on the market. It takes a concerted effort to get everyone on your team using it regularly.

 
 

Charlie from CVS Health
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

Excellent for a small team setup

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Is there Trello integration?

Pros

Great to get started with simple success. No need to learn new platform, this platform is naturally easy.

Cons

Free plan no longer available. Could use better reporting. No more cons as this is great for small setups.

 
 

Sergio from Zebra Deluxe Comunicação
Specialty: Advertising & PR
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

My heart and soul

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Since my company was launched with 2 employees and none project to nowadays Basecamp is the soul of my business. Easy to use to totally functional.

 
 

Lisa from Havas media
Specialty: Advertising & PR
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

Basecamp 2 for business development team organization

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Really great software for project management, managing multiple people and general day-to-to communication. Easy to track progress, share files.

Pros

Easy interface, simple. One central place for all project files. Good discussion area.

Cons

Lack of folder functionality for files. No way to organize files.

Email communication, to frequent, need to find a better way to communicate with teams

 
 

Anna from Barrett-Koehler Publishers
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Functional but UX could be better

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
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I prefer Asana....

Pros

It does do what it is meant to. You can create and track projects, and it is great when you need to see the history of your project.

Cons

Some of the functions are more steps than they should be- and the order of switching control of a project back and forth is longer than it needs to be. The overall organization of projects and tasks is overwhelming- there is not enough visible prioritization.