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Basecamp

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Planview Projectplace

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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

Planview Projectplace

From our experience Planview Projectplace works perfectly well for small to medium sized distributed Lean or Agile teams developing projects where usage of Gantt charts is beneficial. On the other hand, according to our research Planview Projectplace is not an excellent fit for companies with huge user base i.e. thousands of concurrent users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Basecamp
7.8
Planview Projectplace
8.4
Task Management
Basecamp
8.2
Planview Projectplace
8.7
Resource Management
Basecamp
7.8
Planview Projectplace
8.5
Gantt Charts
Basecamp
7.5
Planview Projectplace
8.6
Scheduling
Basecamp
8.1
Planview Projectplace
8.5
Workflow Automation
Basecamp
7.0
Planview Projectplace
Team Collaboration
Basecamp
8.5
Planview Projectplace
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Basecamp
7.5
Planview Projectplace
8.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Basecamp
8.0
Planview Projectplace
8.3
Document Management
Basecamp
7.9
Planview Projectplace
8.4
Email integration
Basecamp
7.8
Planview Projectplace
8.1
Mobile Access
Basecamp
8.4
Planview Projectplace
8.1
Timesheet Tracking
Basecamp
7.3
Planview Projectplace
8.4
Change request and Case Management
Basecamp
7.6
Planview Projectplace
Budget and Expense Management
Basecamp
7.8
Planview Projectplace

Professional Services Automation

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

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

Planview Projectplace

  • Easily document sharing within group of peoples.
  • 30 day trial version for evaluate our use.
  • Charts helps me to understand my work and increase my productivity in works.
  • The provider provides effective customer support for all users that are adequately trapped wherever they access the platform.
Preet Chovatiya | 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

Planview Projectplace

  • It is quite pricey for smaller organizations when you compare the annual cost, there are many other solutions that can get the job done for less. In this regard, it is viewed more as an enterprise solution than a solution for any business of any size.
  • While it is a good project management tool, it can be overwhelming to use if you have a lot of tasks and project info to sort through since it is not as intuitive as other project management tools. You may need to have a dedicated person to keeping bigger projects organized.
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

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 5.4
Based on 7 answers
We probably will renew our plan with Planview. When we first started, it was a little bit of a struggle because we had to train up the new hires on how to use this software. But after some time, everyone got the hang of it and really sees when it is such a great program.
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

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 8.6
Based on 67 answers
The overall usability of Planview Projectplace was difficult to get familiar with, and the aesthetic seemed dated compared to minimalist solutions, and heavily refined tools of other software sets. Certain features such as Zoom integration and excellent cross-platform functionality were easy to use and powerful, but not enough to keep us interested.
Alexander Cooper | 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

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 8.6
Based on 3 answers
Here and there we run into little errors, but overall everything works pretty smooth. When a project does have lot of data in it, it will lag and take a little longer to load, but I don't see these as issues. It can mean my computer is slow or even my internet is slow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Basecamp

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

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Similar to my earlier response, overall it does load quickly. When our project does have a lot of files in it, it does take a little longer to load. When running reports, they get finished in a timely manner. It does depend how much information that the report does have. But it is pretty fast overall.
Anonymous | 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

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 8.7
Based on 66 answers
N/A - I haven't used any of the support features. I haven't been in touch with our CSM, though I don't believe that they have reached out to us to discuss upcoming or new features since we have purchased the tool. The only time we talk to Projectplace is during our renewal phase.
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

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I don't have any key insights on the implementation of Planview Projectplace, but we were very satisfied with how the software was implemented in our organization. We were able to hit the ball rolling. It took some time to setup, but once we were all setup, everything worked very smoothly.
Anonymous | 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

Planview Projectplace

There is no added hassle involved due to the availability of the mobile applications. Other than this, due to the collaborative facet of the software I can always make edits and update on the other end. Planview Projectplace has a quite easy user interface which is very easy to use for the non-tech personnel as well. Moreover, the software is intuitive and fits perfectly with all types of organizations, it can be a small business or a mid-sized company.
Dayanna Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Basecamp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview Projectplace

Planview Projectplace 7.2
Based on 2 answers
We haven't scaled this to a larger level yet, as this is still in one of our organizations. We do see the potential where it can be scaled to a larger scale, but we taking it one step at a time. This is the reason why I rate it a 9, we know the big potential but have not done it yet.
Anonymous | 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

Planview Projectplace

  • No one has the functionality of an operating system, such as Skype for Business or GoToMeeting which is very important.
  • Excel's export policy is very ugly and often contains more information than necessary.
  • I can't think of any points worth mentioning for improvement.
Saqib Seraj | 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

Planview Projectplace

General

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

Planview Projectplace Editions & Modules

Edition
Projectplace Enterprise$29.001
  1. per seat
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Basecamp
8.3
Planview Projectplace
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Basecamp
10.0
Planview Projectplace
5.4

Usability

Basecamp
7.8
Planview Projectplace
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Basecamp
10.0
Planview Projectplace
8.6

Performance

Basecamp
7.3
Planview Projectplace
8.2

Support Rating

Basecamp
8.4
Planview Projectplace
8.7

Online Training

Basecamp
5.0
Planview Projectplace

Implementation Rating

Basecamp
7.7
Planview Projectplace
8.2

Scalability

Basecamp
Planview Projectplace
7.2

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