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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.8

    Basecamp

    78%

    Forecast

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Basecamp ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    8.2
    82%
    112 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    7.8
    78%
    93 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    7.2
    72%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    8.3
    83%
    89 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    6.6
    66%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    8.6
    86%
    112 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    7.5
    75%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    8.0
    80%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    7.8
    78%
    106 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    7.9
    79%
    93 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    8.6
    86%
    91 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    7.1
    71%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    7.4
    74%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    7.8
    78%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    7.6

    Basecamp

    76%

    Forecast

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Basecamp ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    7.9
    79%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    6.7
    67%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    8.2
    82%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    7.7
    77%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Forecast is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Basecamp

    84%
    139 Ratings
    9.0

    Forecast

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Basecamp

    100%
    27 Ratings

    Forecast

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.8

    Basecamp

    78%
    15 Ratings

    Forecast

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    Basecamp

    100%
    10 Ratings

    Forecast

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    Basecamp

    73%
    8 Ratings

    Forecast

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.6

    Basecamp

    86%
    55 Ratings
    10.0

    Forecast

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Online Training

    5.0

    Basecamp

    50%
    1 Rating

    Forecast

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.7

    Basecamp

    77%
    8 Ratings

    Forecast

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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

    Forecast

    Forecast is well suited for tracking schedules, especially if it is only being controlled by a single department. When it comes to using Forecast in a larger ecosystem with more "cooks in the kitchen" it would be helpful to have the software more easily integrated with other software.
    Timothy King | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    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

    Forecast

    • Assign and allocate resources.
    • Identify lean departments and identify areas to increase headcount.
    • Manage agile teams.
    • Identify bottlenecks in departments or resourcing.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    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

    Forecast

    • Not as intuitive as its companion software, Harvest. This software takes longer to learn when on-boarding new staff. It is also difficult to view time notes without needing to physically open them up. This could be improved by expanding the "on hover" functionality. Personally, having spent as little time in workflow software is really important, as it gives me more time to code.
    • Because we use this software to plan schedules, items often fall through the cracks. I would like to see some more sophisticated syncing with not only Harvest but also with Asana.
    • Lack of integration with Asana. It would be nice to pull data from forecast and display it in Asana. This would be helpful for understanding how much time I have to spend on a project rather than bounce back and forth between web apps.
    Timothy King | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Forecast

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Forecast Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Lite (Annual subscription)$291
    EnterpriseCall us
    Pro (Annual subscription)$493
    1. per seat (billed annually)
    2. none
    3. per seat (billed anually)
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Basecamp

    Basecamp 10.0
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forecast

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    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

    Forecast

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    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

    Forecast

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    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

    Forecast

    Forecast 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I have not needed support for Forecast.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    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

    Forecast

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    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

    Forecast

    I have not used any other scheduling software other than Forecast. The company selected Forecast because it is used in conjunction with Harvest. The pair of web apps can be used to pull detailed data. This is very important to our agency, and making data-driven decisions is exceptionally important to our agency mission.
    Timothy King | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    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

    Forecast

    • Allow departments to run efficiently.
    • Quickly identify whether departments need to hire.
    • Easily visualize project gaps in resources.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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