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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

Personify Community

You can tell from the CEO and all staff that this is a very competent company that wants you to succeed with integrity. There is a strong
support and services team that works collaboratively with us to make
sure we are always getting what we need. They provide
24x7 emergency support, online ticket support, email support, a client
community, and the ability to call and talk to the same account manager or
community consultant every time (I even have Mariano's skype and he replies on weekends!). They recently launched a client community - so they are now even practicing what they preach. Our questions in the client community are always answered quickly.
Jeffrey Montegut | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Basecamp
7.8
Personify Community
Task Management
Basecamp
8.2
Personify Community
Resource Management
Basecamp
7.8
Personify Community
Gantt Charts
Basecamp
7.5
Personify Community
Scheduling
Basecamp
8.1
Personify Community
Workflow Automation
Basecamp
7.0
Personify Community
Team Collaboration
Basecamp
8.5
Personify Community
Support for Agile Methodology
Basecamp
7.5
Personify Community
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Basecamp
8.0
Personify Community
Document Management
Basecamp
7.9
Personify Community
Email integration
Basecamp
7.8
Personify Community
Mobile Access
Basecamp
8.4
Personify Community
Timesheet Tracking
Basecamp
7.3
Personify Community
Change request and Case Management
Basecamp
7.6
Personify Community
Budget and Expense Management
Basecamp
7.8
Personify Community

Professional Services Automation

Basecamp
7.7
Personify Community
Quotes/estimates
Basecamp
8.0
Personify Community
Invoicing
Basecamp
7.2
Personify Community
Project & financial reporting
Basecamp
7.9
Personify Community
Integration with accounting software
Basecamp
7.6
Personify Community

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

Personify Community

  • It's easy to use. The admin panel has a number of drag and drop options to modify the experience
  • Flexibility. There are a large number of standard block features that can be added to areas. In addition, each dynamic block as a number of settings that allow you to tailor the experience you want to create. You can do this without being a programmer.
  • Personalization. There are good tools that allow you to personalize the experience based on whether users are logged in or not, whether they are in particular segments (which we can create) or recommendations based on information the user has provided about themselves.
  • Mobile. Small World Labs has a really great way of doing mobile. They give you a drag and drop interface for designing the mobile environment so there is a lot of flexibility with this. We are currently turning this module on.
Dean Alban | 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

Personify Community

  • Integration with our Association Management System (AMS) didn't go as smoothly as I had wished. Having said that all of the issues with that integration have been addressed.
  • Because the platform is updated so frequently you need to stay on top of what is available to you and your end users or you may miss out on key functionality releases.
Todd Fuhrman | 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

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 3 answers
From the first conversation and beyond, it has been a pleasure working with Small World Labs. Their staff are genuinely interested in understanding our business and our goals, and actively make recommendation on continued improvement and long-term strategy. All of their staff demonstrate a clear understanding of the product and when to expect new features. Furthermore, their CEO, Michael Wilson, is more than competent and has proven to be an industry expert. He understands both the technical side and the community strategy side of the business. In fact, we have already initiated a project to build a second community with Small World Labs for a separate business unit
Jeffrey Montegut | 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

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 1 answer
There are a multitude of options to configure the exact user experience you want and what you want to emphasize.
Dean Alban | 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

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Uptime has never been an issue.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Basecamp

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

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Speed is not an issue.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Basecamp

Basecamp 8.4
Based on 29 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

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The people at Small World Labs are very accessible. I can email, open a ticket, or call and they are there. I'd also point out that senior management is quite available too. We frequently have talks about potential strategies and new things we might be doing, which is great. I think the whole organization genuinely likes what they do and likes helping us succeed.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Basecamp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 1 answer
In-person training is more ad-hoc based on if they are traveling to you or you are going to visit them. I imagine that if I paid for in-person training that it would be set up as well, but I've just used the standard training that comes with the initial set up and ongoing support.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Basecamp

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

Personify Community

Personify Community 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Online training is through online webinar & how-to posts and videos in the client community.
Dean Alban | 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

Personify Community

Personify Community 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We had staff turnover at our own organization during the implementation. We were able to get the community up and live in a good timeframe even though that happened and we had to switch some people around for managing the project on our side.
Dean Alban | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Personify Community

We evaluated a few different community platform vendors over the course of a couple of months. I believe we also evaluated Jive, Lithium, KickApps, and Powered.
Dean Alban | 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

Personify Community

  • Our community has been very active since the re-launch of our site. Have seen some increases in member engagement.
  • Feedback from our membership has been nothing but positive since we transitioned off of our older Sharepoint community. Look and feel and ease of use have been real pluses for our members.
  • Having the Small World Labs community is allowing us to be more creative with the way we integrate our community into all aspects of our online presence, web-site, social media, etc.
Todd Fuhrman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Basecamp

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

Personify Community

General

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

Personify Community Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Basecamp
8.3
Personify Community
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Basecamp
10.0
Personify Community
9.1

Usability

Basecamp
7.8
Personify Community
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Basecamp
10.0
Personify Community
9.1

Performance

Basecamp
7.3
Personify Community
9.1

Support Rating

Basecamp
8.4
Personify Community
9.1

In-Person Training

Basecamp
Personify Community
9.1

Online Training

Basecamp
5.0
Personify Community
8.2

Implementation Rating

Basecamp
7.7
Personify Community
9.1

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