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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

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

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit excels in any scenario where you need to visualize and organize work to be done. You can feasible even use it as a personal to-do application. We use it as a way to keep track of our current topics in management meetings as well as a Scrumban implementation of project management.However, when processes and work is very file- and data-heavy, using Planview LeanKit is less appropriate as there's just not way of doing a sensible file management.
Daniel Schleusener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Basecamp
7.8
Planview LeanKit
Task Management
Basecamp
8.1
Planview LeanKit
Resource Management
Basecamp
7.8
Planview LeanKit
Gantt Charts
Basecamp
7.5
Planview LeanKit
Scheduling
Basecamp
8.1
Planview LeanKit
Workflow Automation
Basecamp
7.0
Planview LeanKit
Team Collaboration
Basecamp
8.5
Planview LeanKit
Support for Agile Methodology
Basecamp
7.5
Planview LeanKit
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Basecamp
8.0
Planview LeanKit
Document Management
Basecamp
7.9
Planview LeanKit
Email integration
Basecamp
7.8
Planview LeanKit
Mobile Access
Basecamp
8.4
Planview LeanKit
Timesheet Tracking
Basecamp
7.3
Planview LeanKit
Change request and Case Management
Basecamp
7.6
Planview LeanKit
Budget and Expense Management
Basecamp
7.8
Planview LeanKit

Professional Services Automation

Basecamp
7.7
Planview LeanKit
Quotes/estimates
Basecamp
8.0
Planview LeanKit
Invoicing
Basecamp
7.2
Planview LeanKit
Project & financial reporting
Basecamp
7.9
Planview LeanKit
Integration with accounting software
Basecamp
7.6
Planview LeanKit

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

Planview LeanKit

  • Okta Integration: We love using SSO for all our SaaS apps, and as new team members join, they can be automatically joined to the appropriate LeanKit boards.
  • Filtering and viewing: Can filter and refine by several fields as well as custom fields. Assigned Users, Tagged, Card Type, Date, etc
  • Their analytics and reporting can be helpful for PMs, especially if they have several teams they oversee.
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

Planview LeanKit

  • The formatting of what they call "cards" could be better. They can be clunky if you have a lot of text in just one.
  • Needs better support for media, attachments.
  • Not the most pretty interface in my opinion, though it works.
Anonymous | 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

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.6
Based on 3 answers
Perfect tool to manage requirement backlog
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.3
Based on 4 answers
LeanKit isn't the best designed Kanban system I've seen, but overall it's pretty usable. The boards I've used are pretty complex, so it can be difficult to find things. I found that searching and filtering for specific cards was somewhat of a challenge. Dragging a card from one lane to another is kind of a fun way to get things done though.
Nate Dillon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Very minimal outages
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Basecamp

Basecamp 7.3
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Never experienced major slowness
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Basecamp

Basecamp 8.4
Based on 29 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

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It solves all our needs at this time.
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

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.6
Based on 5 answers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Planview LeanKit

I think that LeanKit is very similar to Asana's Kanban feature and Trello, but is much less sleek looking than Asana. Asana's clean and sleek UI makes me enjoy project management much more than LeanKit. It might sound silly that the UI makes so much of a difference to me, but it really does. Trello is also sleeker than LeanKit, but I still prefer Asana because it has more customization options and a better interface. We are actually going to look into switching to ClickUp because we wanted something with a better UI. ClickUp seems to have a great UI with a lot of customization options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Basecamp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Good use cases for small/large teams
Anonymous | 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

Planview LeanKit

  • ROI for Planview LeanKit was easily achievable with just a month of setting up.
  • We could rapidly cut down on unnecessary work in all fields.
  • We can easily monitor current the health and input and adjust our capacities as necessary.
  • Value throughput in innovation management has grown.
Daniel Schleusener | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Planview LeanKit

General

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

Planview LeanKit Editions & Modules

Edition
Teams$191
Scaled Teams$291
CustomContact Sales for Quote1
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
All editions include unlimited boards. For more details on the different editions, please check out https://www.planview.com/products-solutions/products/leankit/leankit-pricing/

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Basecamp
8.3
Planview LeanKit
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Basecamp
10.0
Planview LeanKit
7.6

Usability

Basecamp
7.8
Planview LeanKit
8.3

Reliability and Availability

Basecamp
10.0
Planview LeanKit
8.4

Performance

Basecamp
7.3
Planview LeanKit
8.0

Support Rating

Basecamp
8.4
Planview LeanKit
10.0

Online Training

Basecamp
5.0
Planview LeanKit

Implementation Rating

Basecamp
7.7
Planview LeanKit
7.6

Scalability

Basecamp
Planview LeanKit
8.0

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