Accrisoft Freedom vs. Basecamp

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Freedom CMS
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Freedom is a cloud-based content management system from Accrisoft Corporation.Accrisoft Freedom specializes in membership and events management, social media, online marketing and e-commerce. Freedom is notable for its highly customizable databases, providing full control over HTML layout and complex filter and search capabilities.
$100
per month
Basecamp
Score 8.2 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.
$99
per month
Pricing
Accrisoft FreedomBasecamp
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Basecamp Business
$99
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Basecamp Personal
Free
Limited Capabilities
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Freedom CMSBasecamp
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Accrisoft FreedomBasecamp
Considered Both Products
Freedom CMS
Chose Accrisoft Freedom
Compared to every similar products/CMSs I have used, nothing competes with Freedom CMS. It's far more intuitive, far easier to use as a developer (and as the client), easier to customize and better to maintain and assist our clients. Hands down the best CMS solution I've found …
Basecamp

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Accrisoft FreedomBasecamp
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Accrisoft Freedom
8.9
2 Ratings
Basecamp
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Accrisoft Freedom
7.6
3 Ratings
Basecamp
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG editor7.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness8.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates8.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Library of website themes4.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator7.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Accrisoft Freedom
7.8
3 Ratings
Basecamp
-
Ratings
Content taxonomy8.33 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support7.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management7.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Accrisoft Freedom
-
Ratings
Basecamp
7.7
117 Ratings
Task Management00 Ratings8.4116 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings7.597 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings7.239 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings7.892 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings6.867 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.3116 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings7.748 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings7.844 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings7.8108 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings8.195 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.594 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.643 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings7.354 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings7.639 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Accrisoft Freedom
-
Ratings
Basecamp
7.7
40 Ratings
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.229 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings6.825 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings8.234 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings7.827 Ratings
User Ratings
Accrisoft FreedomBasecamp
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(4 ratings)
8.2
(142 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(26 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(15 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(2 ratings)
8.6
(55 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Accrisoft FreedomBasecamp
Likelihood to Recommend
Accrisoft
The only thing I believe Accrisoft Freedom is not as well suited is for large e-commerce sites. Accrisoft Freedom actually has an E-commerce module and can do products and online sales, however if this is the majority of what your business does (or your clients' businesses), I would recommend an E-commerce focused CMS.
For almost all other circumstances I can think of though, I would recommend Accrisoft Freedom - ma and pa shops on up to a corporation.
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Basecamp
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
Accrisoft
  • Hosting and maintenance is taken care of. Due to it being proprietary software, everything is built to work together.
  • Simple to use. Basic functionality for websites is built in without having to dig through thousands of potential options.
  • Development is straightforward...no backend languages required. So if someone wants a unique layout for a portfolio, it's very simple to add a new content type and build the new layout using basic html and css.
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Basecamp
  • 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
Accrisoft
  • Their preview setup for reviewing page changes prior to pushing them live is not good. You basically have to push things live to see how they will look, then go back and tweak it, while the changes in progress are live on the site. They need a sandbox, or a better preview feature within the backend so you dont have to keep pushing changes live to test out functionality.
  • Integration with outside tools is non existent. Instead of trying to force people to use their modules or features it would make much more sense to more easily integrate with leading tools in niche spaces.
  • The UI is pretty old. It could use a big refresh. Things like drag and drop builders and functionality should be standard these days. This is also a plus for non tech savvy users as it keeps their page structures to what works without letting people tinker. But if you want to tinker and be a higher end user Freedom isn't the best bet.
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Basecamp
  • 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
Accrisoft
We switched to WordPress; it was out of my control.
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Basecamp
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
Accrisoft
No answers on this topic
Basecamp
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
Accrisoft
No answers on this topic
Basecamp
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
Accrisoft
This rating is based on personal experience only. I believe majority of people would say their support is top notch & 10/10. The only reason I am personally am giving it lower is because I consider my self a much more advanced user of Freedom than their typical Solution Provider developers. Because I am advanced, I troubleshoot my own issues pretty in-depth before I even contact Accrisoft support. Therefore sometimes I feel it takes longer to get the researched & specific answer I need vs. a simple support question would.
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Basecamp
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
Accrisoft
No answers on this topic
Basecamp
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
Accrisoft
In all honesty, we have been moving away from Accrisoft Freedom due to its lack of customizability. We as an agency generally prefer open source solutions since our client base primarily consists of those looking for a more custom solution that can be built off of in the future. While yes, these tend to need more care and attention, they have benefited us more.
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Basecamp
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
Accrisoft
  • This was the first CMS we had at our company so hard to say positive or negative impact.
  • Prior to this CMS there was a static site that html files had to be ftp to a company to have the site updated. So from that standpoint it made updating the site much less expensive.
  • Compared to a tool like Wordpress this is much more secure and easier to manage, but since we outsource that portion of it to the company that built the site we dont realize those gains.
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Basecamp
  • 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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