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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

OpenAir PSA

This product is well suited for an organization that is focused on client services, project delivery, time tracking, expense reporting, and revenue recognition. From a pure project management perspective, this product is not as feature rich as say Microsoft Project Server. For organizations that are looking for detailed complex project plan and resource management (along with resource leveling, etc.), this is probably not the best suited product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Basecamp
7.8
OpenAir PSA
5.1
Task Management
Basecamp
8.4
OpenAir PSA
4.6
Resource Management
Basecamp
7.4
OpenAir PSA
7.8
Gantt Charts
Basecamp
7.3
OpenAir PSA
4.6
Scheduling
Basecamp
7.3
OpenAir PSA
9.0
Workflow Automation
Basecamp
7.0
OpenAir PSA
3.6
Team Collaboration
Basecamp
8.7
OpenAir PSA
4.4
Support for Agile Methodology
Basecamp
7.0
OpenAir PSA
4.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Basecamp
7.5
OpenAir PSA
5.8
Document Management
Basecamp
7.6
OpenAir PSA
4.0
Email integration
Basecamp
8.2
OpenAir PSA
3.5
Mobile Access
Basecamp
8.1
OpenAir PSA
6.2
Timesheet Tracking
Basecamp
7.8
OpenAir PSA
7.3
Change request and Case Management
Basecamp
8.4
OpenAir PSA
3.2
Budget and Expense Management
Basecamp
8.1
OpenAir PSA
3.6

Professional Services Automation

Basecamp
7.8
OpenAir PSA
6.1
Quotes/estimates
Basecamp
8.6
OpenAir PSA
5.3
Invoicing
Basecamp
7.8
OpenAir PSA
7.6
Project & financial reporting
Basecamp
7.7
OpenAir PSA
4.8
Integration with accounting software
Basecamp
7.0
OpenAir PSA
6.9

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

OpenAir PSA

  • Netsuite OpenAir PSA is highly configurable and has a large ecosystem of assets to work with.
  • Tasks are easily designed to automate processes in your business workflow.
  • OpenAir is designed in such a way that it can communicate and receive information from external systems without having to re-engineer your systems to make them work if you are following standard business practice.
Anonymous | 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

OpenAir PSA

  • Compared to QuickArrow, setting up reports to reflect the data accurately seemed to require a bit more consultant time and collaboration. Getting the numbers correct is essential, so budget extra time for this iniative. We also learned that certain calculations can not be displayed in the executive dashboards. Ask these questions upfront to ensure your dashboards are complete for your needs (again, working backwards in the preparation stages).
  • Compared to QuickArrow, NetSuite OpenAir PSA falls short in the resource management capabilities. UI, flexibility, and scheduling options all could be improved. This is on their roadmap, timeline yet to be defined. Scheduling is vitally important to our company and this is THE area where we feel is the applications weakest. However, the application does provide everything critical to scheduling and provided the elements we needed in order to be successful. We altered our scheduling process accordingly.
  • During our System Administration 3 day online training, when a question was asked about detailed functionality, sometimes the trainer would share..."Yes, OpenAir has a configuration for that. Just inquire with your consultant and they can flip that flag in your instance." The responsibility for obtaining these special application configurations was placed on the System Admin [in training] to ask and to take notes. If your company needs the application to work a certain way, speak up and ask your OA consultant. There seems to be MANY flags that can be flipped in the background to allow for the system to meet your needs. My complaint is that these are not published, rather made available if one inquires.
  • OpenAir is able to generate invoices directly and we strongly encourage using this feature to keep everything housed under one application. However, this did not work for our organization and we leveraged a financial integration. A bit of a pioneer integrating with Softrax -- the integration works well, however is quite fragile. We do receive appropriate support when needed, but would prefer the integration to be a bit more stable. We recommend integrating with their stated supported financial systems, as staying the course will likely net a more stable integration.
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

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 8.2
Based on 7 answers
It all depends. We are still looking at moving our consultants to Oracle PAC, in order to get our financial systems in line (we use Oracle Financials currently). We are feeling a lot of pain with integration and segmented systems.

Ultimately,it depends on how much pain is felt there. OpenAir has given us a path to follow on from QuickArrow. I foresee either moving onto Oracle PAC by end of calendar, or staying on OpenAir.

OpenAir to Oracle integration is not easy. From a reporting and process perspective, there’s been pain from being in different systems
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

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 9.4
Based on 4 answers
In this day and age I should not have to read a manual to understand a product. It should be intuitive to administrate and perform basic tasks. It feels like a ton of intelligence was poured into making OpenAir feature rich but no where near as much attention was given to the user experience.
Anonymous | 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

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The system up time was reliable and that was never anything we ever had any concerns/issues with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Basecamp

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

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The performance was acceptable. If you had a very large data set you were working with it might take a little longer, but within reason.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 5.4
Based on 6 answers
As an admin, I've had more contact with OA support than most. I've found their response to tickets typically timely and helpful, however many of the responses to tickets are "we will file an enhancement request" and then I never hear about it again. So not terrible, but not a very fulfilling experience.
Bryan Parry | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Basecamp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Very knowledgeable and able to articulate how other customers configured the solution to meet their needs as well as the best practices they recommended.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Basecamp

Basecamp 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

OpenAir PSA

No score
No answers yet
We did a 3 day online remote course back in April. NetSuite prefers training to occur before migration. We went over the functionality of tool and three months later we migrated. Personally, I didn’t find it that beneficial. Certain parts of it were beneficial as they applied to me – talked a lot about invoicing capabilities that didn’t apply to me. They also have knowledge base / e-learning assets, but I haven’t referred to them
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

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It went fine. Everything came over the way we wanted. In addition to migrating the current projects we wanted to migrate historical data – did that seamlessly. The finished product looked pretty good – just needed to tweak – and they helped us with that
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

OpenAir PSA

Previously we used a custom application running on top of Oracle ERP. One of the reasons we chose OpenAIR was because it was covering our requirements for time tracking and project/resource management, much better than the custom app. In addition we got other features like: project teams, task assignments etc. Another reason we chose it was its integration with NetSuite which we have chosen to be our new ERP, integration that is still very basic.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Basecamp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenAir PSA

OpenAir PSA 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Once the system is setup, it's easy to manage and maintain.
Anonymous | 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

OpenAir PSA

  • OpenAir allows our organization to fully understand our resourcing needs, which helps provide background info when scoping new SOWs. This means our SOWs and timelines are more accurate and budgeted correctly.
  • OpenAir saves time for our organization, which ultimately helps us become more efficient in our work.
Anonymous | 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

OpenAir PSA

General

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

OpenAir PSA Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Basecamp
8.4
OpenAir PSA
6.3

Likelihood to Renew

Basecamp
10.0
OpenAir PSA
8.2

Usability

Basecamp
7.8
OpenAir PSA
9.4

Reliability and Availability

Basecamp
10.0
OpenAir PSA
10.0

Performance

Basecamp
7.3
OpenAir PSA
9.0

Support Rating

Basecamp
8.5
OpenAir PSA
5.4

In-Person Training

Basecamp
OpenAir PSA
10.0

Online Training

Basecamp
5.0
OpenAir PSA

Implementation Rating

Basecamp
7.7
OpenAir PSA
10.0

Scalability

Basecamp
OpenAir PSA
10.0

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