Basecamp vs. Zenhub

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Basecamp
Score 8.0 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
Zenhub
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
ZenHub is a project management solution that runs native within GitHub with collaboration boards, file sharing, and pipeline selection.
$8.33
per month per user
Pricing
BasecampZenhub
Editions & Modules
Basecamp Business
$99
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Basecamp Personal
Free
Limited Capabilities
Free
$0
Growth
$8.33
per month per user
Growth
$8.33
per month per user
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BasecampZenhub
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe listed prices are per user, per month when billed annually.
More Pricing Information
Features
BasecampZenhub
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
3.5
118 Ratings
72% below category average
Zenhub
7.6
8 Ratings
2% above category average
Task Management4.5117 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Resource Management3.398 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Gantt Charts2.540 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Scheduling3.393 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Workflow Automation2.568 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Team Collaboration3.8117 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology3.249 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology2.845 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Document Management3.3109 Ratings5.43 Ratings
Email integration3.396 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Mobile Access3.595 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking2.744 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management2.955 Ratings9.72 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
6% above category average
Zenhub
9.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Quotes/estimates8.329 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Invoicing6.925 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.034 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.927 Ratings00 Ratings
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SAP Ruum
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Score 9.0 out of 10
SAP Ruum
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
BasecampZenhub
Likelihood to Recommend
6.4
(144 ratings)
7.5
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(26 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(15 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(28 ratings)
8.3
(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
BasecampZenhub
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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Zenhub
If you have more than 2 developers this thing is basically a requirement within github to manage sprints if you use agile methodology. Why use a different website entirely when you can run your entire board right from github itself? I've tried other solutions but basing everything on github issues makes it so no duplicate work has to take place. If the UX quirks and mobile were fixed this would be 10/10 for me! If you're only one or two devs on a team it may be overkill to use, but if you're going to scale it's better to put the process in early.
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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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Zenhub
  • ZenHub has a lot of basic functionality, so that limits the complexity of the application
  • The ability to provide user defined labels and customize pipelines provides flexibility
  • The integration with GitHub provides a seamless process
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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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Zenhub
  • Additional communication/collaboration inside the platform would be helpful
  • Integration with additional systems like Slack would be a plus
  • sometimes web pages load slowly, but for the most part things are alright
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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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Zenhub
No answers on this topic
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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Zenhub
ZenHub is one of the best GitHub repo-management software integrating the usage of work-boards and task management, with the ability to integrate several team members to the work table. This method makes the team more organized since everyone can keep track of their time and tasks of themselves and also others, so you can see how fast your teammates are working or if they need any help with something they're working on.
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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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Zenhub
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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Zenhub
Support is good, but quite honestly, I haven't needed any support since 2015. As I remember, I was required to open a ticket and had to wait a few days for resolution. I give it a rating of 8 because of the lag in getting a solid resolution, but it was resolved adequately.
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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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Zenhub
No answers on this topic
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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Zenhub
I have used Workfront in the past, which in my experience, is best with a traditional waterfall methodology, similar to Microsoft Project and the other more traditional project management software projects. ZenHub is truly designed around the agile methodology. Other products that claim they are agile oriented seem to just be adjusting and tweaking their traditional product to include a few agile features.
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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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Zenhub
  • Allowed us to move from Azure Boards to Github
  • Reduced our costs
  • Allowed us to get closer to a new market (Github users) by allowing us to familiarize ourselves with their workflows and tools
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ScreenShots

Zenhub Screenshots

Screenshot of Zenhub boards are similar to Kanban boards but more powerful as it's powered by data and objects from GitHub. You can also add multiple repos and automate issues across multiple boards.Screenshot of Get real-time updates on a teams performance with Zenhub reportsScreenshot of See and share work in flight with Zenhub roadmapsScreenshot of Automate hand offs between teams with workflow automationScreenshot of Get a snapshot of a team's productivity from Zenhub boardScreenshot of Request, provide and review story point estimates right on the issue. Reduce time spent in meetings by allowing team members to estimate on their own time right in Zenhub