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390 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Planview ProjectPlace

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Planview ProjectPlace ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.8

Basecamp

78%
8.4

Planview ProjectPlace

84%
Planview ProjectPlace ranks higher in 10/14 features

Task Management

8.4
84%
115 Ratings
8.7
87%
170 Ratings

Resource Management

7.9
79%
96 Ratings
8.6
86%
141 Ratings

Gantt Charts

7.2
72%
39 Ratings
8.7
87%
150 Ratings

Scheduling

8.0
80%
92 Ratings
8.4
84%
150 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
67 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.6
86%
115 Ratings
8.9
89%
171 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.6
76%
48 Ratings
8.2
82%
134 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.8
78%
44 Ratings
8.1
81%
126 Ratings

Document Management

7.8
78%
108 Ratings
8.2
82%
164 Ratings

Email integration

8.0
80%
95 Ratings
8.1
81%
145 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.5
85%
94 Ratings
8.0
80%
139 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.3
73%
43 Ratings
8.4
84%
122 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.3
73%
54 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

7.6
76%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.7

Basecamp

77%

Planview ProjectPlace

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

Quotes/estimates

8.0
80%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoicing

6.7
67%
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, Support Rating
  • Planview ProjectPlace is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Performance

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Basecamp

85%
141 Ratings
8.4

Planview ProjectPlace

84%
177 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Basecamp

100%
26 Ratings
7.7

Planview ProjectPlace

77%
7 Ratings

Usability

7.8

Basecamp

78%
15 Ratings
8.5

Planview ProjectPlace

85%
73 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Basecamp

100%
10 Ratings
9.1

Planview ProjectPlace

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Basecamp

73%
8 Ratings
8.2

Planview ProjectPlace

82%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

Basecamp

86%
55 Ratings
8.5

Planview ProjectPlace

85%
70 Ratings

Online Training

5.0

Basecamp

50%
1 Rating

Planview ProjectPlace

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.7

Basecamp

77%
8 Ratings

Planview ProjectPlace

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

8.0

Basecamp

80%
1 Rating

Planview ProjectPlace

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

Basecamp

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

Planview ProjectPlace

55%
1 Rating

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 ProjectPlace efficiently manages the different projects. It is a highly recommended tool for the benefit of any organization. Since its deployment in our organization, we can see many positive changes in the workflow. It provides a lot of flexibility, and we can easily do the analysis of our projects and work according to it. It is very easy for us to manage all things from one place, and we can easily make plans or set goals and achieve them before the deadline. Planview ProjectPlace is not suitable for small businesses.
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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

  • As a cloud based solution, Projectplace is one of the few true multiple location, multi person project management tools available for large teams. The reliability for large projects (with teams of anywhere between 50-200+ people) was a huge selling point for this and I witnessed this first hand.
  • The Windows and Mac applications for Projectplace are well designed and work impressively well for a project management tool. I found most of the teams had either application installed on their machine and did not have any complaints about it.
  • Features like AI and project management viewing styles like Kanban, Ganntt and others make the experience customizable for each user and made them adapt it to their preferred project management style.
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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

  • Under the time tracking, it would be nice to have a set template that would load each week and not have to click a button to load the previous week's template.
  • Somehow making it more intuitive.
  • Having to add in each service line and each detail that I cover for every service line each week is a bit ridiculous.
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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 ProjectPlace

Starting Price

$29 per seat

Editions & Modules

Planview ProjectPlace editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Projectplace Enterprise$29.001

Footnotes

  1. per seat

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

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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

We're committed now & have >50 users on Projectplace. All our projects are now tracked in the tool. We this investment of time & training, the cost of maintaining Projectplace is relatively low for the benefit. So we will renew, even if there are some idiosyncrasies in the tool & there are opportunities for improvement.
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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

Planview Projectplace helped us to grow our business online by reducing the time for work/project management. The Planview Projectplace platform is simple to use and not difficult to learn. Even new users will find it simple to use and navigate the tools. Cost Effective and return on investment is good. Excellent file uploading and access from anywhere.
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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

No downtime-issues since the implementation. It has been very stable
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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

An unlimited project collaboration tool that scales with the increase of team members and is designed to incorporate waterfalls and agile workflows and effectively adapts to situations of change of plans very easily. All projects progress is easily followed through a single dashboard with perfect visualization capabilities and allows project team members to share files and documents in real-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

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.
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Planview

It offers a simpler alternative that's easier to manage by the less tech-savvy people. I also think that Planview Projectplace has managed to keep the product updated compared to other project management tools. Miro is perhaps the one that comes to mind, but while evaluating, we saw fewer issues with Planview Projectplace. Overall, the decision came down to the project manager, that had previous experience and recommended the product. For me, using a product from a smaller company is better because I know that there will be a focus on improving it, unlike, for example, Microsoft products that can be discontinued at any moment.
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Scalability

Basecamp

No answers on this topic

Planview

It is a bit more difficult to fluently use in large scale implementations
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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

  • [We have the] ability to support remote work through projects that scale across multiple groups
  • We have large-scale quarterly projects, so the ability to save and duplicate project templates are helpful for us to keep track of tasks down to the specific card
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