Basecamp vs. Samepage

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
Samepage
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Samepage is a collaboration solution focused on file management and communication. Its extensive list of third-party integrations include part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Google Maps and Drive, and Microsoft Office.N/A
Pricing
BasecampSamepage
Editions & Modules
Basecamp Business
$99
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Basecamp Personal
Free
Limited Capabilities
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BasecampSamepage
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
BasecampSamepage
Considered Both Products
Basecamp
Chose Basecamp
Samepage and Slack are just a few steps ahead with its messenger and communication platforms and is leagues behind when it comes to integration with other systems. However, most systems can be redundant when attempting to accomplish something that caters to a non-technical …
Samepage
Chose Samepage
Igloo has a free version and is easy to use but has few project management features. It also lacks audio and video calling functionality. Quip is easy to use and configure, but it lacks team calendar. Basecamp is great for project management but lacks the flexibility granted by …
Chose Samepage
We absolutely needed 2-way task management tracking with our clients, in addition to internally communicating. Plus, this communication needed to be more informative than requesting a response...otherwise, clients wouldn't use something they had to learn. They are simply not …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BasecampSamepage
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
3.7
118 Ratings
68% below category average
Samepage
6.7
6 Ratings
16% below category average
Task Management4.7117 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Resource Management3.698 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts2.640 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Scheduling3.593 Ratings4.06 Ratings
Workflow Automation2.768 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Team Collaboration4.1117 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology3.549 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology3.045 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management3.6109 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration3.696 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access3.895 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.944 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management3.155 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.139 Ratings00 Ratings
Search00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings6.06 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
Samepage
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates8.329 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.925 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.034 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.927 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
-
Ratings
Samepage
7.5
6 Ratings
7% below category average
Chat00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
-
Ratings
Samepage
8.4
6 Ratings
4% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
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SAP Ruum
Score 9.0 out of 10
Troop Messenger
Troop Messenger
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
BasecampSamepage
Likelihood to Recommend
6.4
(144 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(26 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(15 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(28 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BasecampSamepage
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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Samepage.io
Samepage is well suited to situations: - when there is a need for ongoing collaboration between people - when these people lack tech skills - when there is a need for sharing and showing different kinds of media Samepage is less appropriate in situations (since there are better tools for those particular uses): - requiring more robust communication tools - when the objective is to execute a specific, finite task - when it is necessary a precise control of version history
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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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Samepage.io
  • All communication is literally on one page, so you don't have to learn its navigation. Cuts the learning curve.
  • User interface is very simple. WYSIWYG.
  • The mobile app works well and I like how it syncs with the desktop version.
  • Just discovered the Dropbox sync. Very cool. Works way better than Dropbox at sharing files!
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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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Samepage.io
  • Document types could have symbolic representations.
  • Exporting process could be shorter - Just with an upward arrow button.
  • Task chat can also have a save option to take notes of important messages.
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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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Samepage.io
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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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Samepage.io
No answers on this topic
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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Samepage.io
No answers on this topic
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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Samepage.io
Samepage support is incredibly active and responsive! They work with you from the outset to make sure you are set up for success and understand all the features
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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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Samepage.io
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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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Samepage.io
I have used many project management and collaboration tools and everyone has its kicks and fall backs. But for the kind of collaboration we require with our external parties right now, we really enjoy collaborating on Samepage. With Sharepoint, we were always running into access issues with our external vendors and it was a hassle to adjust those user settings. However since we started with Samepage, both our team members and external party vendor have been happily collaborating.
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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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Samepage.io
  • It definitely has a positive return on investment. We were looking for someone who can help with these.
  • It can be used very well for project management, task management, mass communication, and secured documentation.
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