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1943 Ratings
1158 Ratings

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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Basecamp ranks higher in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation
  • Asana and Basecamp are tied in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.8

Asana

78%
7.8

Basecamp

78%
Basecamp ranks higher in 8/14 features

Task Management

8.8
88%
154 Ratings
8.4
84%
114 Ratings

Resource Management

7.4
74%
128 Ratings
7.8
78%
95 Ratings

Gantt Charts

7.9
79%
41 Ratings
7.2
72%
38 Ratings

Scheduling

7.9
79%
140 Ratings
8.0
80%
91 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.8
78%
111 Ratings
6.6
66%
66 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.5
85%
153 Ratings
8.6
86%
114 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

8.5
85%
7 Ratings
7.5
75%
47 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

8.5
85%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
43 Ratings

Document Management

7.0
70%
129 Ratings
7.8
78%
107 Ratings

Email integration

7.0
70%
124 Ratings
8.0
80%
94 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.2
82%
127 Ratings
8.6
86%
93 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

6.1
61%
6 Ratings
7.1
71%
42 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.4
84%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
53 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

6.5
65%
59 Ratings
7.8
78%
38 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

6.7

Asana

67%
7.6

Basecamp

76%
Basecamp ranks higher in 3/4 features

Project & financial reporting

5.5
55%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
33 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

8.0
80%
33 Ratings
7.7
77%
27 Ratings

Quotes/estimates

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
29 Ratings

Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
25 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Asana is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Basecamp is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Availability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Asana

81%
185 Ratings
8.4

Basecamp

84%
140 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.6

Asana

96%
35 Ratings
10.0

Basecamp

100%
26 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Asana

90%
22 Ratings
7.8

Basecamp

78%
15 Ratings

Availability

8.4

Asana

84%
4 Ratings
10.0

Basecamp

100%
10 Ratings

Performance

Asana

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Basecamp

73%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

7.6

Asana

76%
80 Ratings
8.6

Basecamp

86%
55 Ratings

Online Training

Asana

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Basecamp

50%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Asana

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

Basecamp

77%
8 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Asana

82%
1 Rating

Basecamp

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

I think the best part about Asana is how we can use it seamlessly across the company within all departments and have separate spaces for each department as well. We are all remote so when we aren't able to have a standup meeting it is easy to pop in there and see where everyone is on a specific project
Chantelle Chase | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Andrea Hester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Asana

  • Easy to use by any user (good UX and no installation needed)
  • Easy to create a simple project, add tasks and sub tasks.
  • Different display options, according to the project/tasks type
  • Works great using a web browser, you don't have to install the application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Asana

  • Some users might find the user interface a bit dull and un inspired
  • We found the way to use multiple workspaces a bit confusing
  • It takes quite a bit of planning to build a well organized workspace in order not to have way too many projects and tasks all over the place
Louis Schietekat | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Heather Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Asana

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$10

Starting Price

$50 per month

Asana Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$13.491
Business$30.491
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Basecamp

General

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

Starting Price

$99 per month

Basecamp Editions & Modules

Edition
Basecamp PersonalFree1
Basecamp Business$992
  1. Limited Capabilities
  2. Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Asana

Asana 9.6
Based on 35 answers
  • Mobile + Desktop capabilities - Able to use it anywhere, anytime.
  • Task management - Easy to view projects and their progress.
  • Time management - Easy to see what elements require time / how they interrelate and manage the project on an overall basis.
  • Company management - Be able to see from a master dashboard perspective where each project is in its stages of completion.
  • Clear communication - It's visually documented who is doing what at what time so that the whole project gets done.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basecamp

Basecamp 10.0
Based on 26 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Asana

Asana 9.0
Based on 22 answers
It is very user-friendly. Takes a new employee an hour to start figuring out how the system works. That's an important factor. You don't want to encounter the issue where employees need a week to understand how the system works. For example, JIRA, I tried using it for a week and I still don't understand the complicated layout. Asana has a simple interface. Once you see it, you get it type of program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basecamp

Basecamp 7.8
Based on 15 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Asana

Asana 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
Ronen Soreq | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basecamp

Basecamp 10.0
Based on 10 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

Asana

Asana 7.6
Based on 80 answers
I haven't had to use their support so I can't rate it. The fact that I haven't needed them reflects the ease of use of the product. I would recommend that any new users schedule a complete demo of the product to ensure that they are using it to it's fullest (there's a lot of useful features).
Adam Lumley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basecamp

Basecamp 8.6
Based on 55 answers
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.
Anthony Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Asana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Basecamp

Basecamp 7.7
Based on 8 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

Asana

Asana compared to Jira is certainly better in terms of user experience, since most of the people can start using it basically without having any kind of training or previous explanation, which makes it really useful not only for people already used to project management but also for people new in the matter and with a need of a tool that provides all that value in the quickest and better way
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Asana

Asana 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
Ronen Soreq | TrustRadius Reviewer

Basecamp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Asana

  • Productivity - Most of all, it allows me to be more productive and have a good sense of where I am with projects and deadlines.
  • Easy to use - I can make the most of my time to get up (and stay) up and running.
  • Project coordination - Allows me to assign tasks to my interns and communicate directly within the platform to keep the work train moving.
Kristi Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Elizabeth Hyman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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