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Accelo

9 Ratings

Basecamp

Top Rated
749 Ratings

Accelo

9 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

Basecamp

Top Rated
749 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

If you are looking for a basic CRM this tool would work. It has lots of room to grow.
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Basecamp

If you require project management in the general sense, to better organize your workflow, this is the software for you. A few great uses of Basecamp include: to share with a photographer, so they can upload assets for your projects; to type it into your design work with InDesign; to plan out a schedule of advertisement for a year.
Where Basecamp is not good is if you need more of a flow chart model, where there is step 1, then 2, then 3. Basecamp cannot handle that easily. You end up making a lot of tasks and they are not linked, so you have to manually move dates if one task is not completed in time.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
4.2
Basecamp
7.8
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Basecamp
8.7
Resource Management
Accelo
5.0
Basecamp
8.0
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Basecamp
7.7
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Basecamp
7.5
Team Collaboration
Accelo
5.0
Basecamp
8.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Basecamp
7.6
Email integration
Accelo
5.0
Basecamp
7.9
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
5.0
Basecamp
6.9
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
2.0
Basecamp
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
2.0
Basecamp
7.9
Gantt Charts
Accelo
Basecamp
8.2
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
Basecamp
7.5
Document Management
Accelo
Basecamp
8.1
Mobile Access
Accelo
Basecamp
6.9

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
2.0
Basecamp
7.8
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
2.0
Basecamp
7.8
Invoicing
Accelo
2.0
Basecamp
8.0
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
2.0
Basecamp
8.0
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
2.0
Basecamp
7.2

Pros

  • Allows you to send emails directly from the target's account
  • Allows you to create tasks
  • Keeping track of notes made is easy
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  • Direct integration with Google Apps. Allows you to link files instead of uploading them (why upload a 1GB video files into another system when it is already in Basecamp)
  • Allows assignment of multiple people for a task in the newest version of Basecamp
  • Easy on-boarding of additional users, being that it is cloud-based. As long as they have a browser you can send them an invite
  • Limiting access to client/vendors. This allows you to use the same project without worrying about clients seeing items they should not.
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Cons

  • Difficult to upload targets
  • Not easy to modify a target
  • When uploading targets you can not attach them to tags until after they are uploaded.
  • When listing opportunities in the system, you are limited with what stage the opportunity is in and the star system is not very helpful. The status' are very vague and not always accurate.
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  • Samepage really has a better collaboration messaging system with channels and integration with other systems.
  • There is some functionality with linking google docs but would like to see better integration with a more wide range of applications or office suite products since we mostly use this for working with external vendors that use a vast range of products as well.
  • To Do lists are great, but would like to see better linkage to the messages, schedules and files. Sort of an overly complex request to a very simple process.
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Likelihood to Renew

Accelo9.0
Based on 1 answer
Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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Basecamp10.0
Based on 27 answers
Renewing with Basecamp is a no brainer. Without it there would be so many different projects that would be lost in the mass of emails that everyone receives. I fully support and recommend Basecamp as a key tool to organize and structure your project management for any type of company where you are needing to work as a team across multiple areas.
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Usability

Accelo7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Basecamp8.8
Based on 7 answers
I find it extremely easy to use, though as a tech-savvy person, it takes some fairly obnoxious software for me to have difficulty. However, I have found that occasionally some clients don't understand how the subject line and discussion body work when creating a new post, and sometimes have difficulty understanding where to respond and will create new threads with feedback, rather than replying on the old one. I don't think Basecamp can help this, however, without severely annoying those of us who find it highly intuitive.
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Reliability and Availability

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Basecamp10.0
Based on 5 answers
Over the span of 5 years, Basecamp has been available every single time I have signed on. There has never been an event that has caused a loss of project data.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Basecamp9.0
Based on 4 answers
  • Their self help products like guides and webinars are good.
  • Very quick response time.
  • Almost never need them to begin with.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Basecamp7.7
Based on 4 answers
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 frequentlySet-up templates - just not with the dates (they can be funky)
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Alternatives Considered

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Basecamp is better in terms of better project management, module development, and agile product development. JIRA would be better in time tracking and Agile. But, overall project development is better than all in Basecamp. Asana is a ticketing system only for task management. Trello has good communication aspects. But, overall Basecamp gets the top product position.
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Return on Investment

  • Helps with tracking prospects through the sales/marketing funnel
  • Has led some employees to stop using the tool and going back to spreadsheets. When trying to attach targets to tags you need to do so individually and if you upload a large list you need to do this manually, one by one, and requires a lot of time. So people have gone back to spreadsheets where they could simply just cut and paste new people in.
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  • We've been able to improve communications between teams in our company (Talent, Marketing, Education, IT, HR).
  • We've cut down on redundant messages and meetings and made it easier for people to find the info they need without having to send yet another email.
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Pricing Details

Accelo

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
1.  Per Installation
Accelo Editions & Modules
Accelo
Edition
Plus
$191
Premium
$341
1. Per User
Additional Pricing Details

Basecamp

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Basecamp Editions & Modules
Basecamp
Additional Pricing Details