1197 Ratings
1197 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
47 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Basecamp ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.8

Basecamp

78%
7.0

Planview AgilePlace

70%
Basecamp ranks higher in 13/14 features

Task Management

8.5
85%
115 Ratings
7.3
73%
14 Ratings

Resource Management

7.9
79%
96 Ratings
6.5
65%
13 Ratings

Gantt Charts

7.2
72%
39 Ratings
7.0
70%
7 Ratings

Scheduling

7.9
79%
92 Ratings
6.6
66%
10 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.8
68%
67 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.7
87%
115 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.6
76%
48 Ratings
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.8
78%
44 Ratings
6.9
69%
8 Ratings

Document Management

7.8
78%
108 Ratings
6.5
65%
7 Ratings

Email integration

8.0
80%
95 Ratings
7.8
78%
8 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.5
85%
94 Ratings
6.4
64%
8 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.4
74%
43 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Change request and Case Management

7.3
73%
54 Ratings
6.0
60%
4 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

7.6
76%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.7

Basecamp

77%

Planview AgilePlace

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Basecamp ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

8.1
81%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoicing

6.8
68%
25 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.2
82%
34 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Basecamp is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Availability, Configurability
  • Planview AgilePlace is rated higher in 3 areas: Usability, Performance, Support Rating
  • Basecamp and Planview AgilePlace are tied in 1 area: Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Basecamp

85%
141 Ratings
8.0

Planview AgilePlace

80%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Basecamp

100%
26 Ratings
7.7

Planview AgilePlace

77%
3 Ratings

Usability

7.8

Basecamp

78%
15 Ratings
8.3

Planview AgilePlace

83%
4 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Basecamp

100%
10 Ratings
8.3

Planview AgilePlace

83%
4 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Basecamp

73%
8 Ratings
8.0

Planview AgilePlace

80%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

Basecamp

86%
55 Ratings
10.0

Planview AgilePlace

100%
4 Ratings

Online Training

5.0

Basecamp

50%
1 Rating

Planview AgilePlace

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.7

Basecamp

77%
8 Ratings
7.7

Planview AgilePlace

77%
6 Ratings

Configurability

8.0

Basecamp

80%
1 Rating
7.0

Planview AgilePlace

70%
4 Ratings

Ease of integration

Basecamp

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Planview AgilePlace

80%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Basecamp

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Planview AgilePlace

80%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Basecamp

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

Planview AgilePlace

93%
4 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Basecamp

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

Planview AgilePlace

93%
4 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.
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Planview

Planview LeanKit excels in any scenario where you need to visualize and organize work to be done. You can feasible even use it as a personal to-do application. We use it as a way to keep track of our current topics in management meetings as well as a Scrumban implementation of project management. However, when processes and work is very file- and data-heavy, using Planview LeanKit is less appropriate as there's just not way of doing a sensible file management.
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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.
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Planview

  • Ability to color code cards based on type, giving better visibility to the variety of tasks a team handles
  • Ability to set deadline dates and have those dates easily visible
  • Flexibility in design the kanban board. It is easy to add a lane or make a change on the fly. Work doesn't have to stop and a long process created to make simple layout changes.
  • Movement of cards is easy as well as the ability to connect cards to show dependencies.
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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.
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Planview

  • The formatting of what they call "cards" could be better. They can be clunky if you have a lot of text in just one.
  • Needs better support for media, attachments.
  • Not the most pretty interface in my opinion, though it works.
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Pricing Details

Basecamp

Starting Price

$99 per month

Editions & Modules

Basecamp editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Basecamp PersonalFree1
Basecamp Business992

Footnotes

  1. Limited Capabilities
  2. Per Month [Unlimited Users]

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Planview AgilePlace

Starting Price

$0 per user, per month

Editions & Modules

Planview AgilePlace editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Teams191
Scaled Teams292
CustomContact Sales for Quote3

Footnotes

  1. per user, per month
  2. per user, per month
  3. per user, per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

All editions include unlimited boards.

Likelihood to Renew

Basecamp

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.
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Planview

Perfect tool to manage requirement backlog
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Usability

Basecamp

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.
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Planview

LeanKit isn't the best designed Kanban system I've seen, but overall it's pretty usable. The boards I've used are pretty complex, so it can be difficult to find things. I found that searching and filtering for specific cards was somewhat of a challenge. Dragging a card from one lane to another is kind of a fun way to get things done though.
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Reliability and Availability

Basecamp

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.
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Planview

Very minimal outages
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Performance

Basecamp

No answers on this topic

Planview

Never experienced major slowness
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Support Rating

Basecamp

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.
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Planview

It solves all our needs at this time.
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Implementation Rating

Basecamp

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 frequently Set-up templates - just not with the dates (they can be funky)
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Planview

Very easy.
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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.
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Planview

I think that LeanKit is very similar to Asana's Kanban feature and Trello, but is much less sleek looking than Asana. Asana's clean and sleek UI makes me enjoy project management much more than LeanKit. It might sound silly that the UI makes so much of a difference to me, but it really does. Trello is also sleeker than LeanKit, but I still prefer Asana because it has more customization options and a better interface. We are actually going to look into switching to ClickUp because we wanted something with a better UI. ClickUp seems to have a great UI with a lot of customization options.
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Scalability

Basecamp

No answers on this topic

Planview

Good use cases for small/large teams
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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.
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Planview

  • Our team meetings are more direct and quick to get through thanks to the better visibility of the workload
  • Easily being able to move cards between team lanes gives instant visibility to where the responsibility for the next step is needed.
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