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Score 7.5 out of 101

Basecamp

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCollab

Scenarios where ActiveCollab works well1) ActiveCollab works well for small teams specifically T&M teams.Its invoicing feature is unique & can make your life easy.2) It is very easy to use & posses good range of filters like on the task list, we can drag/drop tasks, Filter by assignee's,
tasks lists, due dates, or completed tasks. 3) It has some simple but awesome features like when you're in
the middle of writing something i.e a comment on story and get interrupted,
it retains what you wrote.4) It allows you to tag team members in threads of comments to grab their attention, its really needed when teams are distributed. Thus helping team members to collaborate easily & stay on same page.5) It integrates pretty well with other web apps like quickbooks , Slack, Trello, HubSpot, Zapier etcScenarios where ActiveCollab did not work well1) Tasks can not have multiple assignee's here so if two members are working on same task it did not allow you to reflect that.2) Sorting capability is not their under invoicing3) It did not work well for larger teams4) Search option is not very detailed & you may end up wasting lot of time searching one particular bug or issue.












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Basecamp

If you are working with a team of 3+ Basecamp becomes very useful because it serves as a repository of information for the project. Even if they are all in the same location, it's a virtual place where they can just post everything that's going on with the project, share documents, status updates, manage tasks, etc.Connect your Basecamp instance with other productivity apps like Slack. Don't forget to invite other people, external people, to the Basecamp project. If they are going to participate in very specific portions of it, you can grant restricted access.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ActiveCollab
7.2
Basecamp
7.8
Task Management
ActiveCollab
8.8
Basecamp
8.7
Resource Management
ActiveCollab
7.3
Basecamp
8.3
Gantt Charts
ActiveCollab
5.8
Basecamp
7.5
Scheduling
ActiveCollab
6.6
Basecamp
7.5
Workflow Automation
ActiveCollab
7.0
Basecamp
7.4
Team Collaboration
ActiveCollab
8.4
Basecamp
8.7
Support for Agile Methodology
ActiveCollab
6.8
Basecamp
7.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ActiveCollab
7.0
Basecamp
7.1
Document Management
ActiveCollab
9.0
Basecamp
8.1
Email integration
ActiveCollab
8.0
Basecamp
7.9
Mobile Access
ActiveCollab
6.6
Basecamp
7.4
Timesheet Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.5
Basecamp
7.7
Change request and Case Management
ActiveCollab
4.9
Basecamp
8.0
Budget and Expense Management
ActiveCollab
6.8
Basecamp
7.7

Professional Services Automation

ActiveCollab
5.9
Basecamp
7.7
Quotes/estimates
ActiveCollab
5.3
Basecamp
8.1
Invoicing
ActiveCollab
5.8
Basecamp
7.9
Project & financial reporting
ActiveCollab
7.8
Basecamp
8.0
Integration with accounting software
ActiveCollab
4.8
Basecamp
6.8

Pros

ActiveCollab

  • Great for project and task assignments, project workflow and communications.
  • Solid web-based platform that doesn't require software downloads, also includes great mobile platform.
  • Great reporting tools for managing billing, estimating, project workflow and other essential project details.
  • Allows for both the agency and its clients to interact on a single platform using role-specific permissions.
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Basecamp

  • What I like the most is that it serves as a repository of everything shared and discussed during a project.
  • Basecamp is a really good tool if you are working on a project with a remote team of three or more people.
  • You can invite external and internal people to a basecamp project.
  • You can assign task to people within the team and keep track of what's been finished or not.
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Cons

ActiveCollab

  • I would like to supplement the mobile application with the functionality that the service has in the desktop version, for more efficient work.
  • Sorting projects and tasks is not always convenient, I would like to customize it for myself.
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Basecamp

Basecamp 10.0
Based on 27 answers
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Usability

ActiveCollab

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.
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Reliability and Availability

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Basecamp

Basecamp 10.0
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

ActiveCollab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Basecamp

Basecamp 8.0
Based on 11 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

ActiveCollab

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)
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCollab

I have used multiple project management platforms such as ActiveCollab, JIRA, Trello, etc. Trello has great visualization with their (Kanban Board) board system and support drag and drop functionality for managing tasks. ActiveCollab, however, does not have the fancy visualization, but is very powerful when it comes to ticketing, task management, task delegation, time tracking, etc.
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Basecamp

We stopped using Basecamp and started using Trello instead. Trello works better for us and our agile methodology
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Return on Investment

ActiveCollab

  • Allows our team to stay organized and keep conversations on tasks.
  • The To-Do List email every morning helps me mentally prepare and know exactly what I should be doing as soon as I start work.
  • Powerful and useful integrations save lots of time (Google Drive, Slack, Dropbox, Zapier and more!).
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Basecamp

  • Transparency with team
  • Quick turnaround on project pieces
  • One system
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Pricing Details

ActiveCollab

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$6.25*

* per member, per month, annual billing

ActiveCollab Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Self-Hosted Plan$9991
  1. license
SaaS Edition
Member annually6.251
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Annually$31
Addition - Get Paid Bundle Monthly$42
Member monthly$72
  1. per member, per month, annual billing
  2. per member, per month, monthly billing
Additional Pricing Details

Basecamp

General

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

Basecamp Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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