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Basecamp

Top Rated
749 Ratings

Conga ActionGrid

9 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

Basecamp

Top Rated
749 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

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Conga ActionGrid

Overall, I enjoy using Conga ActionGrid. It helps us store our large candidate pool, while continuously adding more candidates every day. With a quick search we are able to find these candidates and then match them to a job that they might be a good fit for. After we create a packet for them to present to hiring managers
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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

Conga ActionGrid
7.8
Basecamp
7.8
Task Management
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Basecamp
8.7
Resource Management
Conga ActionGrid
8.0
Basecamp
8.0
Gantt Charts
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Basecamp
8.2
Scheduling
Conga ActionGrid
6.0
Basecamp
7.7
Workflow Automation
Conga ActionGrid
7.0
Basecamp
7.5
Team Collaboration
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Basecamp
8.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Conga ActionGrid
8.0
Basecamp
7.6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Basecamp
7.5
Document Management
Conga ActionGrid
9.5
Basecamp
8.1
Email integration
Conga ActionGrid
10.0
Basecamp
7.9
Mobile Access
Conga ActionGrid
9.5
Basecamp
6.9
Timesheet Tracking
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Basecamp
6.9
Change request and Case Management
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Basecamp
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
Conga ActionGrid
6.0
Basecamp
7.9

Professional Services Automation

Conga ActionGrid
4.9
Basecamp
7.8
Quotes/estimates
Conga ActionGrid
5.5
Basecamp
7.8
Invoicing
Conga ActionGrid
4.0
Basecamp
8.0
Project & financial reporting
Conga ActionGrid
5.0
Basecamp
8.0
Integration with accounting software
Conga ActionGrid
5.0
Basecamp
7.2

Pros

  • Saving candidate information
  • Creating packet templates
  • Matching candidates to potential jobs
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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

  • Sometimes Conga goes slower when using it at a high volume
  • Being able to pull more data through LinkedIn and Indeed
  • Job match function
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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

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Basecamp10.0
Based on 27 answers
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

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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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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

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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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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

It's excellent. It really helps optimize a search.
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I use both Asana and Basecamp. I like them both a lot. Basecamp has a slight edge over Asana on how it displays tasks. Asana is much more fluid and any task can have an endless series of subtasks. This is great, but I like keeping all of the tasks on one level with multiple to-do lists the way Basecamp does
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Return on Investment

  • Helps us add candidates
  • Find talent
  • Submit to hiring managers
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  • By keeping all files in a single location and organizing feedback on these files in a clear way, Basecamp has had a direct impact on the time I (the project manager), the designers, and the developers spend on administrative tasks (like organizing files, updating a calendar, setting up conference calls, etc.). It has probably reduced the amount of time spent on indirect project tasks by 50%. This, to me, means that everyone on the project is focusing on the work itself for 90% of their time (as opposed to 80% before), instead of using their time worrying about the project organization.
  • Basecamp has definitely improved communication between team members. There are virtually no instances of miscommunication on client feedback while we're using Basecamp. If we weren't using the software, there could be 3-4 times over the course of 3 months where feedback was lost in an email thread or not received at all. Since Basecamp keeps a running log of communication, you can always go back to it as a reliable method of communication.
  • After a project is over, I find myself compiling working files and storing them on our servers. I used to spend hours hunting through my inbox for these files to put them into order and organize them in my personal files. Basecamp does this for me. It reduces my time spent archiving by ~5 hours per project.
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Pricing Details

Conga ActionGrid

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

Basecamp

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