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Score 3.7 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basecamp

We used this at a creative digital agency. There were many clients, and Basecamp was very reliable and effective at keeping everything organized and clear. Each project dashboard makes it easy to see upcoming deadlines, checking or submitting recent progress updates, and keeping detailed to-do lists. You also have message board and chat features making communication an important feature that is optimized even for remote employees.
Anthony Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
Basecamp
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
Basecamp

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
Basecamp
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
Basecamp
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
Basecamp
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
Basecamp
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
Basecamp
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
Basecamp
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
Basecamp
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
Basecamp
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
Basecamp

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
Basecamp
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
Basecamp
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
Basecamp
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
Basecamp
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
Basecamp
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
Basecamp

Project Management

Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.9
Task Management
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
8.4
Resource Management
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.9
Gantt Charts
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.4
Scheduling
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.4
Workflow Automation
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.7
Team Collaboration
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
8.0
Document Management
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
8.0
Email integration
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
8.0
Mobile Access
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.9
Timesheet Tracking
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.9
Change request and Case Management
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
8.3
Budget and Expense Management
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
8.0

Professional Services Automation

Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.7
Quotes/estimates
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
8.3
Invoicing
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.8
Project & financial reporting
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.7
Integration with accounting software
Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.0

Pros

Freedom CMS

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basecamp

  • Allows for the creation of groups of To Do's under one project.
  • The Activity Feed allows for a great overview of what's happening to be able to quickly see where things are
  • Anyone can create a to do and assign it to anyone, so people are empowered to take ownership over projects.
  • Is pretty easy and straightforward to get started and creating To Do's and Projects
Jessica Meadows Rich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Freedom CMS

  • 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.
Chris Theisen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basecamp

  • What I don't like about Basecamp is that it feels like you are using an old product. All the other productivity tools I use have a slick modern interface. Basecamp just feels outdated in that regard. The user interface hasn't been updated in years and you can really notice it.
Nicolas Costa Ossa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS

Freedom CMS 1.0
Based on 1 answer
We switched to WordPress; it was out of my control.
Mark A. Buckawicki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basecamp

Basecamp 10.0
Based on 27 answers
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Patrick Barrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Freedom CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Basecamp

Basecamp 7.8
Based on 15 answers
It's a good tool, very user-friendly and very affordable, but there are just better systems out there that allow more customization and reporting to get you what you need. This could still be a great tool for some organizations if their needs are fairly simple and the budget is more of the main challenge.
Jared DeLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Freedom CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Basecamp

Basecamp 10.0
Based on 5 answers
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.
Lisa Keyser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Freedom CMS

Freedom CMS 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basecamp

Basecamp 8.4
Based on 28 answers
We have never called or emailed a representative in customer support. While signing up in Base camp, I did review the training materials available to all new users. It was helpful in navigating through the tool. I also used the online help when I was not able to find information.
Shreshthi Mehta, PMP®, PHR® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Freedom CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Basecamp

Basecamp 7.7
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)
Jenni Waggoner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Freedom CMS

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basecamp

I've used Evernote in similarly collaborative projects, but it always comes up short in collaborating in more creative and innovate ways. For example, Basecamp provides access to more robust things (like Gantt charts) and more advanced project management tools, but Evernote didn't have anything of the sort. Simply to-do lists, that could be assigned. But you're never notified when changes are made like you are with Basecamp
Kelsie Hamilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Freedom CMS

  • 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.
Chris Theisen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basecamp

  • Basecamp has allowed us to work better with third party vendors or suppliers on projects by providing more transparency and in return have seen quicker response times when tasks are relying on one team or the other.
  • The costs are low but they do not outweigh the benefit to use Basecamp as an internal system for project management.
  • The time saved on avoiding wasted meetings for simple updates has been more than beneficial on a time management perspective.
Craig Lockley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Basecamp

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS
8.2
Basecamp
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS
1.0
Basecamp
10.0

Usability

Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.8

Reliability and Availability

Freedom CMS
Basecamp
10.0

Performance

Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.3

Support Rating

Freedom CMS
8.2
Basecamp
8.4

Online Training

Freedom CMS
Basecamp
5.0

Implementation Rating

Freedom CMS
Basecamp
7.7

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