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Score 9.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • MeisterTask ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.8

Basecamp

78%
8.4

MeisterTask

84%
Basecamp ranks higher in 9/14 features

Task Management

8.2
82%
112 Ratings
9.2
92%
13 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
8.6
86%
13 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.6
86%
112 Ratings
8.4
84%
13 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.5
75%
46 Ratings
8.2
82%
11 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
8.2
82%
11 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.6
86%
91 Ratings
6.7
67%
13 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.1
71%
42 Ratings
9.7
97%
10 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%

MeisterTask

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

  • Basecamp is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • MeisterTask is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Basecamp

84%
139 Ratings
8.1

MeisterTask

81%
14 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Basecamp

100%
27 Ratings

MeisterTask

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.8

Basecamp

78%
15 Ratings

MeisterTask

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Basecamp

100%
10 Ratings

MeisterTask

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Basecamp

73%
8 Ratings

MeisterTask

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

Basecamp

86%
55 Ratings
8.9

MeisterTask

89%
4 Ratings

Online Training

5.0

Basecamp

50%
1 Rating

MeisterTask

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.7

Basecamp

77%
8 Ratings

MeisterTask

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

MeisterTask

The best part about Meistertask is how dead simple it is, while still absolutely nailing what it needs to really get right. Meistertask makes task management dead simple for me and keeps the detail out of the way unless I specifically need it.
Daniel Cruz | 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

MeisterTask

  • The learning curve is really short compared to other software that is related to this.
  • It is very easy to manage several projects at the same time, thus saving time in the work process.
  • Managing the elements of the list is very comfortable since its interface allows everything to work in an orderly manner based on what I want to put as important for me.
  • It has versions that are adapted to any type of company or if you want to give a personal use because it also has an option based on what you want to do with MeisterTask.
Stella Olsson | 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

MeisterTask

  • Some detailed task definitions may be difficult to implement.
  • Those using traditional project tools may find MeisterTask a little bit superficial and scattered.
  • Often you may need additional tools to complete the inefficiencies of Kanban board (no analytics for team performance, lack of time planning, etc.).
  • Reports and analytics are limited.
Anonymous | 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

MeisterTask

General

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

Starting Price

$825 per user/per month

MeisterTask Editions & Modules

Edition
MeisterTask Pro8.251
MeisterTask Business20.751
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for education and non-profit organisations.

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

MeisterTask

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

MeisterTask

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

MeisterTask

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

MeisterTask

MeisterTask 8.9
Based on 4 answers
Meister task is a great project management app. However, I moved to a move extensive project management tool for our growing team
Robyn Mays | 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

MeisterTask

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

MeisterTask

We have tried a lot of tools and we still use quite a lot, but only MeisterTask is the one we could not replace with any others. We use some other software for our personal planning, but when it comes to professional project management and collaboration, we simply choose MeisterTask.
Kinga Odziemek | 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

MeisterTask

  • MeisterTask saves me a lot of time in communicating about various tasks of a project. The activity chat feature lets me communicate with other members of my team without having to be in the same location as them, and increasing our productivity.
  • It has caused me to use some additional time though, and create a Gantt chart myself instead of being able to use a built-in feature.
  • MeisterTask is great for letting us organize and keep track of all aspects of a project and make sure each one gets done by its respective due date.
Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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