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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • ZilicusPM ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.8

Basecamp

78%
9.0

ZilicusPM

90%
ZilicusPM ranks higher in 11/14 features

Task Management

8.4
84%
115 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Resource Management

7.9
79%
96 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Gantt Charts

7.2
72%
39 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Scheduling

8.0
80%
92 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
67 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Team Collaboration

8.6
86%
115 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Support for Agile Methodology

7.6
76%
48 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Support for Waterfall Methodology

7.8
78%
44 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Document Management

7.8
78%
108 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email integration

8.0
80%
95 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Mobile Access

8.5
85%
94 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Timesheet Tracking

7.3
73%
43 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Change request and Case Management

7.3
73%
54 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Budget and Expense Management

7.6
76%
39 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Professional Services Automation

7.7

Basecamp

77%
10.0

ZilicusPM

100%
Basecamp ranks higher in 2/4 features

Quotes/estimates

8.0
80%
29 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Invoicing

6.7
67%
25 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.2
82%
34 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Integration with accounting software

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ZilicusPM is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Basecamp

85%
141 Ratings
10.0

ZilicusPM

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Basecamp

100%
26 Ratings

ZilicusPM

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.8

Basecamp

78%
15 Ratings

ZilicusPM

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Basecamp

100%
10 Ratings

ZilicusPM

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Basecamp

73%
8 Ratings

ZilicusPM

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

Basecamp

86%
55 Ratings

ZilicusPM

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

5.0

Basecamp

50%
1 Rating

ZilicusPM

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.7

Basecamp

77%
8 Ratings

ZilicusPM

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

8.0

Basecamp

80%
1 Rating

ZilicusPM

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Zilicus Solutions

ZilicusPM is suited for any business that has difficulty managing and keeping track of office related work as well as project management. Its an efficient way to manage just about anything necessary. It is well-suited for our office, as structural/civil engineers - we are able to keep track of our projects as well as office/human resources related work.
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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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Zilicus Solutions

  • ZilicusPM is great for an office regarding meetings and site visits. It's hard to keep track manually of where everyone is at. By sharing our calendars through ZilicusPM, we are able to access where someone is within a few seconds!! It is very convenient and less of a hassle.
  • This a great tool to use to manage all documents that enter in and out of our office for certain projects. It is hard to keep track of everything through our office, so this programs helps us manage things very efficiently.
  • This is great for prioritizing! I know many people in our office have an issue to do so. With the Project Issue Management feature, we are able to do this more effectively without causing any stress to our employees!
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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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Zilicus Solutions

  • The only thing I would suggest that needs room for improvement is that you should break down Zilicus PM into different sectors. What I mean by this is that you branch off this program into different areas of expertise like accounting, engineering, etc. Every business is managed differently, so other options should be provided to accommodate each field.
  • Other than that, I am very pleased with this program. It was WELL worth the investment. Saving a lot of time and money spent per worker by using this!
  • N/A
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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

ZilicusPM

Starting Price

$15 per user

Editions & Modules

ZilicusPM editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Yearly Subscription151
Monthly Subscription202

Footnotes

  1. per user
  2. per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

The pricing per subscription reduces as number of subscriptions increases; it is also dependent on the duration of subscription.

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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Zilicus Solutions

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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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Zilicus Solutions

No answers on this topic

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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Zilicus Solutions

No answers on this topic

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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Zilicus Solutions

No answers on this topic

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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Zilicus Solutions

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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Zilicus Solutions

We have used Microsoft Project for years. We loved it until we found ZilicusPM. ZilicusPM is more efficient and directive in our field. Microsoft Project does not provide as many features as ZilicusPM does. I am extremely grateful for having found ZilicusPM. It was recommended to us by an architectural firm that swore by this software.
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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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Zilicus Solutions

  • A positive impact that ZilicusPM has made is we are able to work more efficiently and prioritize what needs to be sent out, what invoices need to be sent out to clients, where are project engineers at certain time of day, etc.
  • We also have a higher ROI. I am able to manage what invoices need to be sent out without having to track people down for a summary of the work , which is extremely time consuming. I am able to get more invoices out while returning a higher investment for the company.
  • A negative impact it has made is we had to hire someone to manage this software entirely. It is very time-consuming for myself to manage and make sure everything is entered in correctly. We hired someone who is familiar with ZilicusPM and is able to certify all work.
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