Simple and effective team collaboration and task management tool
March 06, 2015

Simple and effective team collaboration and task management tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Basecamp

My introduction to Basecamp was through my position as a web developer at a university. My small unit decided to use it to help manage our tasks and it was extremely helpful, though we didn't use it to its full potential. Fast forward a few years I took on a freelance client who was in another city. I suggested we use Basecamp so we could better track the tasks he wanted me to work on and we could converse about each item and have a clear record to refer to. Now I am using Basecamp with another organization that has a very robust system the relies on Basecamp. We log each task that needs attention and it helps our engineers and developers focus on what needs to be done, ask questions, get answers and log time. I actually can't imagine any successful organization being able to function without this kind of tool.
  • Ease of use - Basecamp is very easy to use and takes little training to understand.
  • Time tracking - It makes tracking time on each task easy to monitor, record, and report.
  • Effectiveness - We are able to track our tasks very effectively and make sure nothing is forgotten.
  • Records - It is very helpful to have a record of each discussion and decision made about a project. It also makes referring to older projects very easy.
  • The search feature is a little too rudimentary. I would like to be able to finely tune my searches on certain topics - especially with regard to date posted.
  • Efficient task management
  • Employee effienciency
  • Improves team communication
  • Improves team collaboration
I use both Asana and Basecamp. I like them both a lot. Basecamp has a slight edge over Asana on how it displays tasks. Asana is much more fluid and any task can have an endless series of subtasks. This is great, but I like keeping all of the tasks on one level with multiple to-do lists the way Basecamp does.
Basecamp is best for team environments. It should not be used for customer relationship management.

Basecamp Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Gantt Charts
Not Rated
Workflow Automation
Not Rated
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Not Rated
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Not Rated
Document Management
Not Rated
Email integration
Mobile Access
Timesheet Tracking
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated