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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.8

    Basecamp

    78%

    OneNote

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Basecamp ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    8.2
    82%
    112 Ratings
    N/A
    0 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
    N/A
    0 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
    N/A
    0 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

    Professional Services Automation

    7.6

    Basecamp

    76%

    OneNote

    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

    File Sharing & Management

    Basecamp

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    OneNote

    84%
    OneNote ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    37 Ratings

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    31 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    33 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    50 Ratings

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    41 Ratings

    File search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    48 Ratings

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    51 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    Basecamp

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    OneNote

    80%
    OneNote ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    29 Ratings

    File organization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    41 Ratings

    Device management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    27 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    Basecamp

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    OneNote

    86%
    OneNote ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    46 Ratings

    Reliability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    45 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    20 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Basecamp is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • OneNote is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Performance
    • Basecamp and OneNote are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Availability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Basecamp

    84%
    139 Ratings
    8.9

    OneNote

    89%
    66 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Basecamp

    100%
    27 Ratings
    10.0

    OneNote

    100%
    13 Ratings

    Usability

    7.8

    Basecamp

    78%
    15 Ratings
    9.5

    OneNote

    95%
    10 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    Basecamp

    100%
    10 Ratings
    10.0

    OneNote

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    Basecamp

    73%
    8 Ratings
    8.8

    OneNote

    88%
    6 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.6

    Basecamp

    86%
    55 Ratings
    8.4

    OneNote

    84%
    22 Ratings

    Online Training

    5.0

    Basecamp

    50%
    1 Rating

    OneNote

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.7

    Basecamp

    77%
    8 Ratings

    OneNote

    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

    OneNote

    In my opinion OneNote is a must for anyone who does business. It’s versatile, stable and sustainable. It can keep private information private - like passwords. It can be used for collaborative work - like standard operating procedures. It is fairly easy to use and far superior to pen and paper. When used for meeting notes, it can be flagged with icons that are searchable - like ideas or important items. You can even create Outlook tasks on the fly
    Jill Liegghio | 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

    OneNote

    • Because of its flexibility and ability to hold different types of content (text, images, tables), it is a great tool for collecting content from different resources and organizing it in one place.
    • Technical support analysts are using sections for their support case analysis; they paste pieces of logs, screen-shots, document their steps in troubleshooting etc., all in one section, to get the full picture yet stay organized.
    • The logic of content structure; Notebook>Section>Page>Paragraph, allows you to manage and collect all needed information by the areas of the user's responsibility. For example; each of my projects has its own section, in which each page is a task.
    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

    OneNote

    • The table editing tools are too simplistic and lack the features found in other Office products.
    • Some content loses its rich text formatting when being pasted into OneNote. A workaround is to paste the content first into Outlook or Word and then copy/pasting that into OneNote.
    • Microsoft is moving away from a local install of OneNote, which means notebooks have to be in the cloud in Office 2019. This will actually reduce the usefulness of OneNote in some environments and opens the door to competitor products.
    • Update: Microsoft has now announced that it will continue to support OneNote 2016 through 2023. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/Your-OneNote/ba-p/954922
    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

    OneNote

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    OneNote Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Microsoft OneNoteFree
    1. none
    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

    OneNote

    OneNote 10.0
    Based on 13 answers
    As this is not a compulsory tool in our organization, I would say all depends on the decision makers, however since this is a part of MS Office, I am sure we will have it for as long as we will possibly need it. However, I would not be so sure, if it was a separate product
    Ausrine Pasakarnyte | 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

    OneNote

    OneNote 9.5
    Based on 10 answers
    I find OneNote incredibly usable. I'm fairly middle of the road when it comes to tech savvy-ness. The platform was very easy to learn and explore. I like that OneNote is no clunky and offers a clean interface. This is important when it comes to deciding if a tool is usable for multiple people.
    Jill Dickert | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    OneNote

    OneNote 10.0
    Based on 4 answers
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Performance

    Basecamp

    Basecamp 7.3
    Based on 8 answers
    No answer on this topic is available.

    OneNote

    OneNote 8.8
    Based on 6 answers
    Overall, I rate OneNote's performance highly. In general, notebooks, sections and pages load quickly. OneNote integrates with other apps and info ca easily be shared/copied to and from the tool to other tools. Moreover, Notebooks tend to sync quickly meaning shared notebooks are up to date almost immediately provided there are no syncing issues.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    OneNote

    OneNote 8.4
    Based on 22 answers
    Microsoft does an alright enough job supporting issues in OneNote and updated as of late have brought welcome features. Several years ago they were not as supportive, but current rating reflects updates as Microsoft has seemed to consolidate around the Microsoft Store app. I haven't had many issues where I directly needed to call support.
    Justin Harbin | 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

    OneNote

    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

    OneNote

    I tried using Evernote and it is an equally usable tool, however, I prefer the interface and capabilities of OneNote. OneNote seems much easier to use and understand. I think that may primarily be because OneNote is a Microsoft application and I am very used to using Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, etc.I also use OneNote to keep my grocery list. It does as good of a job as the grocery list applications out there, only I like the flexibility I have with OneNote and how I specifically do my shopping.
    Joel Brache | 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

    OneNote

    • OneNote has become our organizational standard method of taking electronic notes (though some still prefer pen and paper.) It has been a zero cost outlay due to its freely available nature.
    • Its integration with other Microsoft Office products makes it easy to share notes and content between products, allowing for easy collaboration where needed.
    • OneNote's integration with OneDrive ensures that individual's notes are always safe and secure, taking away the tedious responsibility of backup from the user, and makes it happen seamlessly in the background.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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