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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Basecamp
7.8
MeisterTask
8.3
Task Management
Basecamp
8.4
MeisterTask
9.0
Resource Management
Basecamp
7.4
MeisterTask
Gantt Charts
Basecamp
7.3
MeisterTask
Scheduling
Basecamp
7.3
MeisterTask
Workflow Automation
Basecamp
7.0
MeisterTask
8.3
Team Collaboration
Basecamp
8.7
MeisterTask
8.5
Support for Agile Methodology
Basecamp
7.0
MeisterTask
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Basecamp
7.5
MeisterTask
Document Management
Basecamp
7.6
MeisterTask
Email integration
Basecamp
8.2
MeisterTask
8.3
Mobile Access
Basecamp
8.1
MeisterTask
6.7
Timesheet Tracking
Basecamp
7.8
MeisterTask
9.6
Change request and Case Management
Basecamp
8.4
MeisterTask
Budget and Expense Management
Basecamp
8.1
MeisterTask

Professional Services Automation

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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 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

MeisterTask

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

MeisterTask

MeisterTask 8.7
Based on 2 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 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

MeisterTask

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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

  • 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

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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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

MeisterTask

General

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

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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Basecamp
8.4
MeisterTask
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Basecamp
10.0
MeisterTask

Usability

Basecamp
7.8
MeisterTask

Reliability and Availability

Basecamp
10.0
MeisterTask

Performance

Basecamp
7.3
MeisterTask

Support Rating

Basecamp
8.5
MeisterTask
8.7

Online Training

Basecamp
5.0
MeisterTask

Implementation Rating

Basecamp
7.7
MeisterTask

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