Solid inexpensive simple and effective project management tool
March 17, 2015

Solid inexpensive simple and effective project management tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Used many in 5 years of using the tool

Overall Satisfaction with Basecamp

We have serval use cases for Basecamp:

  • As a project management tool for software implementations.
  • Internal project management tool for our external clients as well.
  • Very easy and short learning curve.
  • Intuitive UI design.
  • Good email notifications/updates.
  • No overall timelines.
  • No calendar or actionable calendar reminders etc.
  • No approval or review processes for non account holders.
  • Not a sophisticated platform - straightforward and simple.
  • Better project communication.
  • Better straightforward client interaction about projects.
  • No budgeting, bad calendar, and no real resource management - so very difficult to deem ROI.
  • Workamajig,Attask
Price is better with Basecamp but the functionality suffers for it. Overall a solid product though.
Version control, specific routing, or permissions are not available so Basecamp is not great for creative departments.

Basecamp Feature Ratings

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

Using Basecamp

It is great for some things but lacks a lot of tools that would be helpful
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Comment and email notification of comments is great easy to use and can be directed easily to correct individuals.
  • Calendar is not good nor the fact that you cant set any kind of reminders.
Yes - It again is very simple straightforward and easy to learn and use but lacks sophistications of other platforms.