500apps vs. Basecamp

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
500apps
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
500apps is a business platform designed to offer value to every department in growing businesses. With its application suite of 50 apps, 500apps enables work in all department categories such as Marketing, Sales, Support, HR, Developers, Collaboration, and Productivity management. The company's vision is to enable growth in global SMBs through the software applications suite. In addition, this infinity suite can be accessed for $14.99/month with all product categories, no feature caps, access…
$14.99
per month
Basecamp
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Basecamp is a web-based project-management tool. Basecamp offers features standard to project management platforms, as well as mobile accessibility, unlimited users, and 3rd party integrations. Basecamp is priced by space requirements and concurrent projects.
$15
per month per user
Pricing
500appsBasecamp
Editions & Modules
500apps Infinity Suite
$14.99
per month
500apps Infinity Suite
$14.99
per month
Basecamp Business
$99
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Basecamp Personal
Free
Limited Capabilities
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
500appsBasecamp
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUnlimited Access to 50 apps, No Feature Caps, 24x5 Email, Chat, and Phone Support, & Single Sign-On No tiers. Honest pricing. Cancel anytime.
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Community Pulse
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Top Cons

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Features
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Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
500apps
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Ratings
Basecamp
3.4
118 Ratings
75% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings4.4117 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings3.398 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings2.440 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings3.293 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings2.468 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings3.8117 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings3.149 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings2.745 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings3.2109 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings3.396 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings3.495 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings2.644 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings2.855 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings7.139 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
500apps
-
Ratings
Basecamp
7.8
40 Ratings
6% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.329 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings6.925 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings8.034 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings7.927 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
500appsBasecamp
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(144 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(26 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(15 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(28 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
500appsBasecamp
Likelihood to Recommend
500apps
I think it is well suited in the IT and HR/administration areas. As it offers a large services related to communications and data management systems. Also in educational institutions we can use the service as well. Hospitals and medical systems will be the top most benificiries of these softwares as data tracking and monitoring of patients will be efficient.
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37 Signals
Basecamp is a wonderful tool for teams of varying degrees of technical knowledge, teams managing lots of different types of "agifall" and waterfall projects, and teams that are remotely distributed. It's probably less useful for more strictly agile-focused development teams, compared to other more flexible software applications like Jira and Asana.
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Pros
500apps
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37 Signals
  • Task management - It is very easy to add, organize and discuss tasks within Basecamp's interface.
  • The "Campfire" function is great for communicating when you just have a quick question for someone on the team.
  • Notifications - Basecamp lets you decide how often and about what you'd like to be notified. The ability to respond to messages in Basecamp directly via email saves a lot of time.
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Cons
500apps
No answers on this topic
37 Signals
  • High Learning Curve. It's true that it can be easy to use, but to use well and effectively takes some time to learn. It's recommended to have an agreed-upon system in your team of what tools to use and when.
  • Notification Overload. If people aren't careful they could send a notification to everyone when only a couple people were meant to be prompted. And since emails are sent by default, you could have your mailbox overloaded with unnecessary updates. This is where it takes a bit of training in your team to have an agreed-upon system.
  • Lack of organization with Archived Projects. I will often need to reference an archived project to make a new one, but there is only a list of archived projects in alphabetical order, with no way to organize by archive date, or even search.
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Likelihood to Renew
500apps
No answers on this topic
37 Signals
When I bring new people onto a project, it's immediately obvious how to use Basecamp. I don't have to worry about teaching them the features or walking them through it, it's just incredibly user-friendly. For this reason, I'll continue to renew my subscription even as new people are brought onto production jobs or the client changes.
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Usability
500apps
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37 Signals
Basecamp is a little tricky to learn. I've used it for quite a while but I feel like there's still so much I don't know. It took me a while to learn but having used it in college definitely helped me integrate it into my work career.
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Reliability and Availability
500apps
No answers on this topic
37 Signals
I've never experienced downtime while using Basecamp, or been unable to access it when I needed it. That's not to say they've never had downtime, but I've been lucky enough not to encounter any, and I work odd hours, including late nights when maintenance is often undertaken.
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Support Rating
500apps
No answers on this topic
37 Signals
For the many reasons I've given, Basecamp is a very strong program. There are a few features I can imagine that might make it even better, but I don't have a basis for comparison to be able to say that there is definitely a better one out there. I've noticed that Basecamp has evolved a bit from the time I started using it until now, so that makes me think that the producer of this program values it and believes in continuous improvement. If you could use the features offered by Basecamp, I would think you could use it with confidence.
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Implementation Rating
500apps
No answers on this topic
37 Signals
Decide the process before implementation - i.e. when it's due 8/9 does that mean 8am, noon, 5pm, 11:59pm? Check your to-do list frequently Set-up templates - just not with the dates (they can be funky)
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Alternatives Considered
500apps
The user-friendly UI is excellent. In contrast to other platforms, I am able to build my chatbot in a matter of minutes. I finally chose Botup. It's the most user-friendly and cost-effective chatbot software available, thanks to its intuitive user interface and first-rate customer support. I advise you to use the 500apps all-in-one suite instead of wasting time and money seeking third-party integrations for your company
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37 Signals
Pretty good, but [Basecamp] has its drawbacks. Honestly I find the interface non-intuitive and sometimes have trouble figuring out how to change the status of a task. Perhaps it has something to do with the way it was originally set up by the admin, but I'm not sure. I liked Jira's drag and drop obvious functionality, but the project management side of the software was lacking. Smartsheet has excellent project management functionality, but the task management isn't as good.
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Return on Investment
500apps
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37 Signals
  • It has saved me time when having to get the same message out to multiple restaurants
  • It has helped us make smarter operational decisions because we can all collaborate on an answer in a shorter amount of time (instead of calling a meeting!!!)
  • The calendar function allows us to plot out our marketing agenda for the month and add/change it together as needed. The chef will post his recipe, the managers will cost it out, the social media manager will post pictures on it, and ultimately we will get that information out on an info sheet to the staff by printing the page.
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ScreenShots

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