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239 Ratings

Basecamp

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Notion

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Basecamp ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.8

Basecamp

78%
7.6

Notion

76%
Basecamp ranks higher in 12/16 features

Task Management

8.2
82%
112 Ratings
8.5
85%
17 Ratings

Resource Management

7.8
78%
93 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

7.2
72%
38 Ratings
7.5
75%
12 Ratings

Scheduling

8.3
83%
89 Ratings
6.8
68%
12 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.6
66%
66 Ratings
6.2
62%
9 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.6
86%
112 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.5
75%
46 Ratings
N/A
0 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
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.6
86%
91 Ratings
8.2
82%
15 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.1
71%
42 Ratings
N/A
0 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

Search

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
18 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
13 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.6

Basecamp

76%

Notion

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

Communication

Basecamp

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.1

Notion

71%
Notion ranks higher in 7/7 features

Chat

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
6 Ratings

Notifications

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
14 Ratings

Discussions

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
10 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
3 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
15 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

File Sharing & Management

Basecamp

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Notion

82%
Notion ranks higher in 8/8 features

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
11 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
11 Ratings

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
8 Ratings

Document collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
18 Ratings

Access control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
15 Ratings

Advanced security features

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
10 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
10 Ratings

Device sync

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Notion is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Basecamp

84%
139 Ratings
9.1

Notion

91%
24 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Basecamp

100%
27 Ratings

Notion

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.8

Basecamp

78%
15 Ratings

Notion

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Basecamp

100%
10 Ratings

Notion

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Basecamp

73%
8 Ratings

Notion

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

Basecamp

86%
55 Ratings

Notion

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

5.0

Basecamp

50%
1 Rating

Notion

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.7

Basecamp

77%
8 Ratings

Notion

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

Notion

  • Turning a basic spreadsheet (I have countless of those scattered around when researching subjects) into a database with views and filters, in a clean layout.
  • Embedding interactive tables inside a document (no duplication of information required)
  • Clean and friendly minimalistic styling
  • No additional steps required: everything you write is "live". You only have to decide whether to make a doc public or not
Stefan Boeykens | 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

Notion

  • Team Collaboration. In Notion's software is the ability to see precisely who is working on a project and where. This eliminates any confusion when on calls or when working on the same project simultaneously. It is easy to tag co-workers to precise moments and build conversation streams.
  • Text Coding. When transitioning text from our Notion ideation and drafting boards to our website backends, the coding holds on all of the text.
  • Organization. Whether it's utilizing a "pin board" set up or nestling pages within pages, it is possible to keep everything organized and easy to find for every member of your team.
Garrett Lemons | 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

Notion

  • The search in Notion leaves something to be desired. It can be hard to find a page unless you know exactly what it is titled.
  • The sidebar and groupings of pages on the side bar can be a bit tricky to navigate.
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

Notion

General

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

Starting Price

Notion Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

Notion

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

Notion

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

Notion

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

Notion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Notion

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

Notion

Notion is all things to many people, but I prefer to move some of my intense project planning out of Notion into Jira. Jira's automations and APIs are much more robust and the data tracking Jira provides is better for spring planning. Notion is extremely flexible, though, and serves as a kind of a knowledge base for ideas, projects, and conversations we need to pull out of Slack.
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

Notion

  • Being able to have insight into personal OKRs feeding into companywide OKRs
  • Creating a home base for all of our different departments' internal documents for items where Google Drive doesn't make sense to house them
  • It's super great to have my task list to keep myself moving forward to my OKRs
Amy Schatzmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

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