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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Basecamp

Basecamp is great for the organization of design or copy comps and sharing progression of the project. It is not meant to be only a file share site, but integrates well with box, dropbox, and Google Drive for larger files. It allows for client sharing, so that only certain messages and files are seen by your clients, but requires a bit of training within your team to function properly.
Heather Miller | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Basecamp
7.8
Forecast
Task Management
Basecamp
8.4
Forecast
Resource Management
Basecamp
7.4
Forecast
Gantt Charts
Basecamp
7.3
Forecast
Scheduling
Basecamp
7.3
Forecast
Workflow Automation
Basecamp
7.0
Forecast
Team Collaboration
Basecamp
8.7
Forecast
Support for Agile Methodology
Basecamp
7.0
Forecast
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Basecamp
7.5
Forecast
Document Management
Basecamp
7.6
Forecast
Email integration
Basecamp
8.2
Forecast
Mobile Access
Basecamp
8.1
Forecast
Timesheet Tracking
Basecamp
7.8
Forecast
Change request and Case Management
Basecamp
8.4
Forecast
Budget and Expense Management
Basecamp
8.1
Forecast

Professional Services Automation

Basecamp
7.8
Forecast
Quotes/estimates
Basecamp
8.6
Forecast
Invoicing
Basecamp
7.8
Forecast
Project & financial reporting
Basecamp
7.7
Forecast
Integration with accounting software
Basecamp
7.0
Forecast

Pros

Basecamp

  • Ease of use meaning that non-technical users can be onboarded with minimal training required
  • Range of features meaning that you can use Basecamp as your core project management platform and don't need to rely on other tools in conjunction
  • Good collaborative features to encourage adoption and management of end-to-end process on Basecamp
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

  • I use Basecamp V2 because the newer V3 misses some functionality of V2. It seems it was built for a slightly different purpose. Unfortunately, V2 is not seeing feature updates as often as V3
  • Integration with other platforms would be nice. For example, I'd love to see my personal calendar or my business Outlook calendar overlaid on the Basecamp calendar, but this is not a possibility currently.
  • I can subscribe to Basecamp's iCal to show the Basecamp calendar on my personal calendar, which is handy, but it is quite limited. I can't see any detail about the task aside from the title. None of the description or information on what project or task list the task is attached to.
Nicholas Kouvatsos | 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

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
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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
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Reliability and Availability

Basecamp

Basecamp 10.0
Based on 6 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
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Support Rating

Basecamp

Basecamp 8.5
Based on 28 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 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)
Jenni Waggoner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forecast

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Basecamp

I have used Jira in past roles with different organizations, and I find Basecamp to be much more user-friendly and better at the more complex conversations that need to be had around product features. Basecamp knows what it does well, and sticks to that, instead of trying to be a more all-around product development tool like Jira. In my experience, Jira's interface was much more confusing, and contained a lot of functionality that my team didn't use.
Anonymous | 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

  • We have far less meetings! Which is great. I think this has made us far more efficient, wasting time with meetings and getting more done.
  • We are able to keep track of notes and progress on a project much more easily. I feel like things stay on track much better than before we had Basecamp.
  • I think timelines and deadlines are kept very clear and everyone has clear expectations. This means people know exactly what they need to work on at any given time (and know what they will be working on next too). As bad as it sounds to say, I think before we had Basecamp, deadlines and timelines weren't very clear sometimes.
Jessica Meadows Rich | 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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Pricing Details

Basecamp

General

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

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

Forecast Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite (Annual subscription)$291
EnterpriseCall us
Pro (Annual subscription)$493
  1. per seat (billed annually)
  2. per seat (billed anually)
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Basecamp
8.4
Forecast
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Basecamp
10.0
Forecast

Usability

Basecamp
7.8
Forecast

Reliability and Availability

Basecamp
10.0
Forecast

Performance

Basecamp
7.3
Forecast

Support Rating

Basecamp
8.5
Forecast
10.0

Online Training

Basecamp
5.0
Forecast

Implementation Rating

Basecamp
7.7
Forecast

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