Great organizational tool for a project management
July 09, 2018

Great organizational tool for a project management

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

Overall Satisfaction with Basecamp

This platform is a great organizational tool that helps you create and assign projects within a range of coworkers. You choose who to include in a task or assignment. We use it mainly for projects to keep an organized way of working during the time of execution. This tool is used all along the company, sometimes it's spread through 5 or more departments, and it surely helps keep and track each assignment to be delivered on time.
  • It organizes task in a project, by assigning a task to people involved
  • Very simple and easy to use, no extended training is needed if you have basic computer skills
  • It tracks dates, tasks and future assignments by reminding the person involved to complete or work on a task
  • A great feature that helps a lot is the instant messaging
  • Notifications are repetitive even when a task has been completed
  • You cannot create an additional task to a sub task in a project
  • Design might be a little updated in the area of the dashboard, could be more interactive
  • For a business, its great for the value, $99 a month with everything included, its worth it
  • It keeps from hiring additional human resource for tracking and organization
  • It increases productivity and delivery times and projects are more precise
Haven't tried any other software or platform other than Basecamp, but before the purchase process we reviewed other products and they seem very similar and the decision that got us to buy Basecamp was because of the price and the understanding of the web page related to the features that Basecamp came with.
Basecamp becomes very useful whenever you have a project that will include a lot of personnel; it keeps an organized structure, keeping errors on a low scale. On the other hand, if it's a small project or for personal use, this platform could be a waste of money or not useful at all. There could be other platforms better for personal organization.

Basecamp Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Gantt Charts
Workflow Automation
Team Collaboration
Document Management
Email integration
Mobile Access
Timesheet Tracking
Change request and Case Management

Evaluating Basecamp and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Analyst Reports
  • Third-party Reviews
Most important factors for purchase were price and how well will the user experience the platform. These are two important aspects which helped us to save some money and helped us save some time on going through long and extensive training. In the end, it worked pretty well.
Something that we evaluated was the performance or reviews from the platform, but something that would've been great to have was a trial with an internal tutorial. The platform is a great platform overall, but this aspect was important to not risk our purchase process, it did great when we used it.