Basecamp vs. Quickbase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Basecamp
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Basecamp is a web-based project-management tool. Basecamp offers features standard to project management platforms, as well as mobile accessibility, unlimited users, and 3rd party integrations. Basecamp is priced by space requirements and concurrent projects.
$15
per month per user
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Quickbase helps users tackle any project, no matter how complex. Quickbase helps customers see, connect and control complex projects. Whether it’s raising a skyscraper or coordinating vaccine rollouts, the no-code software platform allows business users to custom fit solutions to the way they work – using information from across the systems they already have.
$700
per month
Pricing
BasecampQuickbase
Editions & Modules
Basecamp Business
$99
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Basecamp Personal
Free
Limited Capabilities
Enterprise
Full Customizable
per month/billed annually
Business
Starting at $2,200
per month
Team
Started at $700
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BasecampQuickbase
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsQuickbase offers three key plans, with feature distinction, simple and consistent entitlements, and a flexible licensing model, giving users the option of either user based or usage based licensing across all 3 plans.
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Community Pulse
BasecampQuickbase
Considered Both Products
Basecamp

No answer on this topic

Quickbase
Chose Quickbase
We looked at Basecamp and about 10 other systems and settled on QB but this was 8-9 years ago. Recently we've looked at things like Mircrosoft Project and SharePoint -- but those are expensive and overkill for what we need. But Quickbase is not meeting all of our needs. We need …
Chose Quickbase
I looked into possible alternatives to QuickBase such as TrackVia, Basecamp, and Salesforce. However in my case I had previous experience with QuickBase so I knew the ins and outs and was therefore biased towards QuickBase. With that in mind as I was looking at possible …
Chose Quickbase
QB was more flexible and powerful. Basecamp had a nice GUI and DivvyHQ had some nice features, but they only picked off pieces of the total project management and content application. IN the end, the ability to build two apps (project tracker and content planner) and relate …
Chose Quickbase
We switched to Airtable and there are a few drawbacks that I immediately noticed with the new application. Airtable offers far less robust report-building options. Quickbase feels like the table-building aspect of Airtable but on steroids. Airtable is much faster to edit table …
Chose Quickbase
My company had already purchased QuickBase when I started so I was not involved in the comparison to other products. Though I know there is SalesForce which is about three times as expensive per user and they force some precanned application upon you. I have also heard …
Chose Quickbase
Quick Base was MUCH more flexible and utilitarian. It did not restrict us, or make us conform our processes to their software, as many other solutions do. It has back ups, security, and support so that we are not alone. The community forums are great too. Lots of learning …
Chose Quickbase
We tried various project management solutions when we spent most of our time with QuickBase. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. I would recommend trying out all the trials, one at a time, then making your selection. It will save you in the long run. Be sure to …
Chose Quickbase
Quickbase is a reliable solution that is relatively easy to begin using immediately.
Chose Quickbase
As a business and project management tool. The ability to manage data, template workflows, automate tasking, have client facing tools, and have customizable interfaces makes Quickbase very powerful. You can do as little or a lot as you want, but you should have a multiphase …
Chose Quickbase
At that time, we evaluated BaseCamp and Primavera. Ultimately, we chose Quickbase due to the flexibility, ease-of-use, reporting capabilities, and cost.
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Top Cons

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Features
BasecampQuickbase
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
4.4
118 Ratings
52% below category average
Quickbase
-
Ratings
Task Management5.5117 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management4.398 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts3.240 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling4.493 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation3.368 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration4.9117 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology4.349 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology3.845 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management4.5109 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration4.696 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access4.895 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking3.644 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management3.955 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.139 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
7.8
40 Ratings
5% above category average
Quickbase
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates8.329 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.925 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.034 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.927 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
BasecampQuickbase
Likelihood to Recommend
6.6
(144 ratings)
9.3
(515 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(26 ratings)
9.9
(54 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(15 ratings)
9.0
(40 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(16 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(4 ratings)
9.0
(15 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(28 ratings)
8.7
(44 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(4 ratings)
Online Training
5.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.7
(4 ratings)
9.5
(22 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(10 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(15 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
BasecampQuickbase
Likelihood to Recommend
37 Signals
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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Quickbase
I no longer think that Quickbase is the way of the future. They do not fix major bugs in a timely manner, and are releasing basic functionality behind a paywall. I believe that Enterprise Level Tier should be given certain things, like SLAs on Support and up-time. However, as a low-code no-code platform the majority of the accounts, "builders", and users are not going to be able to justify the cost of an Enterprise Tier Plan, and won't be able to use the features that Quickbase continues to advertise.
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Pros
37 Signals
  • 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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Quickbase
  • Rapidly bring new ideas to life
  • Great authentication and authorization system out of the box
  • Connects with many major third-party services (via Pipelines)
  • Reporting and Dashboards are awesome
  • Excellent emails notification system to keep us in the loop when data changes
  • Intuitive UI for building forms and reports
  • Nice playground to test new ideas
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Cons
37 Signals
  • 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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Quickbase
  • I'd like to see a link on email notices that take you directly into said notice. On an app that only has 1 or 2 email notices firing, there's no issue. However, we have some tools that are so complex that they have about 20 email notices firing at any given time based on the action users take. In this case, if we have to go in to modify a notice, we have to guess or scroll down the long list of notices to see which one we need to customize. It would be great if Quickbase had the URL of said notice somewhere at the footer of that notice so when Administrators click on it, it takes them into the exact notice they need to update.
  • When filling out or reviewing a lengthy form, I'd like to see the Save & close button, as well as a Save & next option at the bottom of the form rather than having to scroll back up to the top of those forms just to click on those choices.
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Likelihood to Renew
37 Signals
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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Quickbase
For our use-case of QuickBase, there really aren't any other products out there that can offer us the same out-of-the-box solutions they provide to us. We're also so integrated with it in our daily processes that to move away from it abruptly would cause mass chaos, so it's going to be renewed for at least the next several years.
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Usability
37 Signals
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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Quickbase
Quick Base has done everything we have asked it to do and then some. Our original goal was to have one system for CRM that encompassed both the sales process and the customer management. We have gone w-a-y beyond that with analytics, project management, system bug logging, and historical effort reporting.
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Reliability and Availability
37 Signals
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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Quickbase
Once we did get Quick Base configured and customized it was reliably available when we needed it. We may have had one or two occasions when the product was inaccessible but those were few. The greatest challenge with its availability was its difficulty with integrating with our systems.
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Performance
37 Signals
No answers on this topic
Quickbase
Some of our tables that hold over a million records are starting to perform poorly, with some summaries taking over 20 seconds to load. This may be an indication that it is best to archive old data when reaching large volumes like this.
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Support Rating
37 Signals
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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Quickbase
If you utilize the community, the support is amazing. Unfortunately, I find their actual support system a bit underwhelming. They don't seem to have a great process for interacting directly with an issue and often sweep significant issues under the rug by categorizing them as "Enhancement" ideas or legacy items.
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In-Person Training
37 Signals
No answers on this topic
Quickbase
It is very easy to get training from their University portal and still if we don't know their, then we can ask their support too.
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Online Training
37 Signals
No answers on this topic
Quickbase
Quick Base already is having a separate portal of providing training to customers and it is very easy to use and updates as per the new features added in to the application
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Implementation Rating
37 Signals
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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Quickbase
I was not directly involved with the initial account implementation, only a bystander. For the app I directly implemented for my department only, I wish I had know to create an app diagram first. I don't remember if that was suggested. I think that would be a great help tip tool when a new app is created, to have a page with a check list of what is needed or how to get started. If you are a regular app builder, then you can bypass it or have the ability to turn it off in the app settings.
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Alternatives Considered
37 Signals
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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Quickbase
Well, there's a plethora of low-code tools out on the marketplace and, you know, there's a reason that we've decided to partner with QuickBase because it has all the right balance of the ability to integrate with the ability for a citizen developer to create apps successfully. So if you look at something like Zo Ho's low-code offering, for example, yes, there are some similarities there, but they're really dependent on all of their other licensed products to get you where you want to be, where with QuickBase you have the ability to truly create something custom.
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Scalability
37 Signals
No answers on this topic
Quickbase
It has evolved really well with our company, but there is a hard limit to the table size that has begun to affect us and not let us grow. The table size limit is set at 500 MB and we have had to jump through quite a few hoops to be able to get by.
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Professional Services
37 Signals
No answers on this topic
Quickbase
For clients we use Qucik base to develop application
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Return on Investment
37 Signals
  • 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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Quickbase
  • ROI is HUGE. Our company saved over 3.5 million in one year alone based on developments that year in Quickbase that saved time for many teams
  • Less user error - implementing automations and standardized workflows has led to less user error as was previously seen by maintaining spreadsheets or Smartsheets
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