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Basecamp

Overview

What is Basecamp?

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.

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Popular Features

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  • Task Management (117)
    5.6
    56%
  • Team Collaboration (117)
    4.9
    49%
  • Document Management (109)
    4.5
    45%
  • Resource Management (98)
    4.3
    43%

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Pricing

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Basecamp Business

$99

Cloud
Per Month [Unlimited Users]

Basecamp Personal

Free

Cloud
Limited Capabilities

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://basecamp.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $15 per month per user
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Product Demos

Basecamp Demo

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Garmin Basecamp demo - Part III

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Garmin Basecamp demo - Part II

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Basecamp - 2-minute Demo

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Garmin Basecamp demo - Part I

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Basecamp Project Management Review

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Features

Project Management

Project management software provides capabilities to streamline management of complex projects through task management, team collaboration and workflow automation

4.5
Avg 7.5

Professional Services Automation

Features that support professional services organizations

7.8
Avg 7.4
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Product Details

What is Basecamp?

Basecamp is a web-based project-management tool developed by 37signals in Chicago and launched in 2004. The Ruby on Rails framework was extracted from the Basecamp project.

Basecamp offers features standard to project management platforms, including to-do lists, wiki-style web-based text documents, milestone management, file sharing, time tracking and a calendar, and a messaging system. Mobile accessibility is supported. Notably, it supports unlimited users. It also offers integration with 37signals' own Campfire product, which expands the group messaging functionality of the core platform. Customization, accessibility, and functionality are extended further by the broad range of apps available for free from 3rd parties. A 2-month free trial is available. Pricing is dependent upon space requirements and the number of concurrent projects, not the number of users.

Basecamp Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Basecamp starts at $15.

Asana, Brightpod, and Birdview are common alternatives for Basecamp.

Reviewers rate Quotes/estimates highest, with a score of 8.3.

The most common users of Basecamp are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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Lisa Keyser | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I can't foresee ever cancelling my account with Basecamp, but rather upgrading it when I get to that point when I'm ready to expand. One of the most exciting aspects for me is the company's continued commitment to the software in the form of consistent improvements and new features. While I've never needed to contact support, I do read each of the rare communications sent out by the team behind Basecamp, and their enthusiasm for their own software is palpable. I've recommended it to other freelancers, and I look forward to using Basecamp to continue increasing my productivity in the coming year and beyond.
Patrick Barrett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Michael Rolph | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We're liking but not loving Basecamp, and as our business operation team comes online we may switch over to a larger more integrated platform. We've looked briefly at Zoho, and have recently installed insight.ly, a google-apps based contact manager. PM integration with CRM is what I want, and we will evaluate options at a later date.
December 12, 2014

Basecamp all the way!

Coty Watson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We're committed, we're not going anywhere. This does the job we need and we all have a great user experience with it. I have to say it's pretty reliable. It hardly ever defaults or says the program is not available due to it's company's issues. Basecamp is always up and ready to go.
Ryan Gibson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Basecamp is a comfortable tool that contractors and clients both like. It is easy to use and very attractive. For that reason, I'll continue to use it for clients. There isn't any software that I can think of that allows for such quick project creation and slick communication tools.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's very easy to learn and overall pretty intuitive. And if we spent more than an hour exploring all the functionality of the product, I bet we would love it even more.
Brit Eaton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Basecamp is a solid tool that enhances our team's effectiveness. I am always open to something better - but Basecamp will be hard to top. Our clients appreciate being able to collaborate online (especially those out-of-town) and our remote-work teams can effectively communicate, collaborate, and implement strategy from just about anywhere. It's been a great tool to use when collaborating with partner agencies as well - the workflow transfer is seamless.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
For the few downsides, Basecamp has an intuitive interface, a quick ramp-up, and allows us to track projects in a really simplified way across multiple departments. It's really changed the way we juggle these various competing goals, and no other system I've used has made it so streamlined to keep everything - timelines, assets, project participants - in one place.
June 10, 2014

Basecamp Life

Garrett Bluhm | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Renewing with Basecamp is a no brainer. Without it there would be so many different projects that would be lost in the mass of emails that everyone receives. I fully support and recommend Basecamp as a key tool to organize and structure your project management for any type of company where you are needing to work as a team across multiple areas.
February 07, 2014

Basecamp....meh

Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I do not control the renewal process but I would imagine our team will keep using it. Frankly it's the most intuitive. With more training in the department it could be a really handy tool and the organizational problems experienced would be gone. The confusion isn't often times caused by the Basecamp application itself, but rather the users using it. However this does factor into it's use, and as I mentioned it will require some training and process creation.
February 05, 2014

Basecamp is the Best!

Hannah Russo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I love Basecamp. If I was still with my previous organization, I would be using it everyday. If I had the opportunity to use Basecamp right now at my current organization I would. If we are ever looking for a project management software system, I would recommend Basecamp in a heartbeat.
Dominic Distretti | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am currently unlikely to renew my subscription to Basecamp for the simple reason that I no longer need it. I have since moved on to work for a different company doing a different kind of work. If I still needed a cloud based team work tool, Basecamp would be a frontrunner in my mind though.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Basecamp consistently delivers the experience and functionality I need from a lightweight & highly agile project management solution. Users may be frustrated that it doesn't "force" them to use it a certain way and lacks some of the "fancier" (useless) project management software features.
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