Basecamp vs. Premier Construction Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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.
$99
per month
Premier Construction Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Premier Construction Software is a true cloud, all in one accounting, job cost, project, document and drawing management solution, specifically designed to meet the needs of General Contractors, Land Developers, and Homebuilders. The cloud-based solution comprises of various integrated modules such as accounting, job costing & estimating, billing, time & expense, reporting and inventory management. Premier’s accounting module is capable of handling multi-company, multi-division…
$199
/user/month
Pricing
BasecampPremier Construction Software
Editions & Modules
Basecamp Business
$99
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Basecamp Personal
Free
Limited Capabilities
Concurrent User License
$199
/user/month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BasecampPremier Construction Software
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsOur pricing is very straight forward - we only charge you for the initial training fee and the subscription fee. No other hidden fees. We hold ourselves accountable to what we promise, therefore we offer 30 day money back guarantee so you can trial our software at no risk.
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Community Pulse
BasecampPremier Construction Software
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BasecampPremier Construction Software
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
4.5
118 Ratings
50% below category average
Premier Construction Software
-
Ratings
Task Management5.6117 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management4.498 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.340 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling4.493 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation3.468 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration5.0117 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology4.449 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology3.845 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management4.5109 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration4.796 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access4.995 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking3.744 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management4.055 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.139 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
7.8
40 Ratings
4% above category average
Premier Construction Software
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates8.329 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.925 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.034 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.927 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
-
Ratings
Premier Construction Software
7.8
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
-
Ratings
Premier Construction Software
9.7
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Document sharing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
-
Ratings
Premier Construction Software
7.0
1 Ratings
15% below category average
Job costing00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BasecampPremier Construction Software
Likelihood to Recommend
6.6
(144 ratings)
9.4
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(26 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(15 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(28 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BasecampPremier Construction Software
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.
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Jonas Software
Jonas is well suited for the construction industry and for trades that work in construction. The functionality and features are set up to streamline the processes that take place daily, weekly, and monthly. You are also able to manage the big picture and track your company's information for multiple years, making it a scalable software. Our administration and project managers can streamline work from the field to the office through Jonas and we feel that is one of the biggest benefits to Jonas
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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.
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Jonas Software
  • Job Dashboard gives you a great summary of that job at a glance. I can even pull direct reports based on the fact that there are drill-downs.
  • I can go right to the receipt with the GL report drill-down capabilities.
  • Workflows make the product accessible from anywhere for approval when I have people on the road.
  • Dragging and dropping reports to in AP will then go to documents under the job it is attached to.
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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.
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Jonas Software
  • We would love to see the interface continued to be improved visually and made more customizable.
  • We would like a reporting feature for the Sub Pay App automatic email delivery. This will help us keep track of links that are not getting to our subcontractors.
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Likelihood to Renew
Basecamp
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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Jonas Software
No answers on this topic
Usability
Basecamp
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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Jonas Software
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Basecamp
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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Jonas Software
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Basecamp
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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Jonas Software
They are always quick to answer, and if they can't solve it, they explain why.
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Implementation Rating
Basecamp
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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Jonas Software
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.
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Jonas Software
We came away from Sage 100. We looked at Computerease and Foundation among a few others. These two were looked at most seriously.
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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.
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Jonas Software
  • Jonas has positively impacted our Accounts Payable and Receivable department by making tracking and processing organized and streamlined. Previously we were having to track invoices and payments through emails and various formats. We are now able to connect each AP or AR invoice to the job and subcontractor, keep track of the billing due dates, and have all the paperwork generated from Jonas.
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