Azure DevOps Server vs. Basecamp

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure DevOps Server
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
AzureDevOps Server (formerly Team Foundation Server, or TFS) is a test management and application lifecycle management tool, from Microsoft's Visual Studio offerings. To license Azure DevOps Server an Azure DevOps license and a Windows operating system license (e.g. Windows Server) for each machine running Azure DevOps Server.N/A
Basecamp
Score 7.9 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.
$15
per month per user
Pricing
Azure DevOps ServerBasecamp
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Basecamp Business
$99
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Basecamp Personal
Free
Limited Capabilities
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure DevOps ServerBasecamp
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
Azure DevOps ServerBasecamp
Considered Both Products
Azure DevOps Server
Chose Azure DevOps Server
I've used a number of different project management/bug tracking systems over the years. In addition to JIRA, Bugzilla, and Basecamp I've also dealt with in-house bug tracking systems, which were by far the worst as we couldn't keep up with features and browser updates we …
Chose Azure DevOps Server
Azure DevOps Server is a fantastic tool and my favorite for organization and management of large application building projects. It was selected for its ease of use with a user-friendly design that allows any team members, particularly outside of developers, to quickly get up to …
Basecamp

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Azure DevOps ServerBasecamp
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Azure DevOps Server
-
Ratings
Basecamp
4.5
118 Ratings
50% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings5.6117 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings4.498 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings3.340 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings4.493 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings3.368 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings5.0117 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings4.449 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings3.845 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings4.5109 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings4.696 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings4.995 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings3.644 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings3.955 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings7.139 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Azure DevOps Server
-
Ratings
Basecamp
7.8
40 Ratings
4% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.329 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings6.925 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings8.034 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings7.927 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azure DevOps ServerBasecamp
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(47 ratings)
6.6
(144 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(26 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(3 ratings)
7.8
(15 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(10 ratings)
8.8
(28 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure DevOps ServerBasecamp
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Azure DevOps is good to use if you are all-in on the Microsoft Azure stack. It's fully integrated across Azure so it is a point-and-click for most of what you will need to achieve. If you are new to Azure make sure you get some outside experience to help you otherwise it is very easy to overcomplicate things and go down the wrong track, or for you to manually create things that come out of the box.
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37 Signals
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
Microsoft
  • Reporting Integration- Azure boards provides Kanban and other dashboard, their templates for easy management of project.
  • Project Pipeline- easy integration and development of CI/CD pipelines, helped in testing, releasing project artifacts.
  • Version Control- Integration with Git and code IDE made it easy to share, review our code, fix bugs and do testing.
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37 Signals
  • 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
Microsoft
  • Can add more build templates for specific technology requirements
  • Can have more features in dashboards which can help dev teams stream line their tasks and priorities
  • Can have raise alarm feature in case of any sort of failure in devops pipeline execution
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37 Signals
  • 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
Microsoft
Because we are a Microsoft Gold Partner we utilize most of their software and we have so much invested in Team Foundation Server now it would take a catastrophic amount of time and resources to switch to a different product.
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37 Signals
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
Microsoft
Azure DevOps Server or TFS is a complete suite in itself. From Developer's machine where the code is developed to the production environment where the code is meant to run it take care of complete flow within itself. It acts as a code repository you can check-in check-out codes using GIT interface. It also acts as a Build and Automation Test tool which can help you to judge sanctity of your code. It further acts as a release manager to deploy your application to the production environment. And all these steps can also be performed without any manual intervention with the option to have approval processes. Hence its a perfect blend of all set of tools and capabilities required to bring code to production.
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37 Signals
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
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
37 Signals
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
Microsoft
I have not had to use the support for Azure DevOps Server. There have never been any issues where I was not able to figure it out or quickly resolve. Our Scrum Master has used support before though, and the service has always been prompt and clear with a customer-focus
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37 Signals
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
Microsoft
Do research beforehand and, if possible, do a trial run before implementing into production environment.
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37 Signals
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
Microsoft
In my opinion, DevOps covers the development process end to end way better than Jira or GitHub. Both competitors are nice in their specific fields but DevOps provides a more comprehensive package in my opinion. It is still crazy to see that the whole suite can be used for free. The productivity increase we realized with DevOps is worth real money!
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37 Signals
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
Microsoft
  • It has streamlined the pipeline and project management for our agile effort.
  • It has helped our agile team get organized since that is a new methodology being leveraged within the Enterprise.
  • The calendar has improved visibility into different OOOs across the project team since we all come from different departments across the larger organization.
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37 Signals
  • 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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