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Basecamp - Project Management Software

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Details

If a project management (PM) tool is used both by NASA and small startups, it is likely to be something special. Welcome to Basecamp, a PM tool that is easy to use and has over 100,000 companies on its client list.

This is yet another online PM tool that allows users to set up projects rapidly, invite team participants, allocate and manage tasks, and track all information and documentation with ease.

Users who may prefer using email to enterprise software can interact with the solution via email, never having to log into Basecamp.

To keep things simple, Basecamp has six key features:

  • Comment Threads and Message Boards: These threads keep discussion topics going and provide a record that can be referenced at any time. Comments are asynchronous and do not require all parties to be logged in at the same time. This allows for great collaboration between busy executives—even across time zones.
  • Real-Time Chats: Have a question, but don’t know who to ask? Use real-time chats to get information from your team members.
  • Auto Check in: This feature allows you to keep track of what people have been doing so that you do not need to ask. Check ins can be scheduled as required so that all reports have the same periodicity.
  • Easy To-Do Lists: Complex tasks can be broken up into small parts that can be distributed with ease. As small jobs get done, big projects get closer to completion. Managing lists and tracking progress is automatic.
  • Managing Data and Documents: With centralized document management, everyone is on the same grid and works with the same information.
  • Centralized Scheduler: Everyone marches to the same drummer with centralized scheduling. All dates are clearly visible and can be exported to the most standard calendar programs your team members may be using. 

Features

Pricing Model
  • Monthly subscription per user
  • Yearly subscription per user
  • Metered per minute
  • Monthly site license
  • Yearly site license
  • Flat fee
  • Monthly subscription
  • Percentage-based (% of collections or claims)
  • Fee-based (fixed $/claim)
  • Hybrid (combination of % and fixed amount/claim)
Target Company Size
  • Startup
  • Small-to-Medium Business
  • Enterprise
Service Terms Offered
  • Commitment Free
  • Free Setup
  • Free Cancellation
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Month-to-Month Option
  • Keep Original Number
  • Customizable Plans
  • Free In-Network Calls
  • Unlimited Minutes
  • International Calls
  • Reduced Price for Multiple Users
  • Account Manager
Mobile Apps Offered
  • None
  • iOS
  • Android
Support Features
  • FAQs Section
  • Tutorials
  • Telephone Support
  • Email Support
  • 24/7 Support
  • Online Chat
  • Forum
  • In-Person Training
  • Social Media
  • Knowledge Base
  • Webinars
Compatible Operating System(s)
  • Windows
  • iOS
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Android
Deployment
  • Hosted/Cloud
  • On-Premise
  • Mobile
API
  • Yes
  • No
Reporting & Analytics Features
  • Project KPI reports
  • Milestones reports
  • Timesheet reports
  • Tasks reports
  • Roadmap reports
  • Risk reports
  • Change requests reports
  • Issues/bugs reports
  • Drill-down reports
  • Built-in BI reports
  • Best case/worst case estimates
  • Trend Analysis & Forecasting
  • Critical Path Analysis
Project Tracking Features
  • Manage project scope
  • Scheduling
  • Time tracking
  • Milestone tracking
  • Percent-complete tracking
  • Status tracking
  • Gate review process
  • Expense tracking
  • Map View
  • Roadmap
  • Archive
  • Sandbox
  • Client Portals
  • Board View
  • Custom Forms
  • Email Notification
  • Tasks
  • Activity Log
  • Mobile App
  • Reporting
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Single Sign-On
  • Baseline
  • Project templates
  • 5 Projects
  • 20 Projects
  • File storage 1000GB
  • 200 Users
  • 15 Users
  • File storage 150GB
  • File storage 30GB
  • File storage 60GB
  • 600 Projects
  • 300 Projects
  • 2 Projects
  • 3 Users
  • 1 User
  • 5 Users
  • File storage 2GB
  • 50 Projects
  • 15 Projects
  • File size limit 25GB
  • File size limit 10GB
  • File size limit 250GB
  • File storage 1TB
  • Unlimited Storage
  • File storage 5GB/user
  • File storage 500GB
  • Unlimited Projects
  • File storage 100GB
  • File storage 45GB
  • File storage 15GB
  • File storage 1GB
  • 100 Projects
  • 30 Projects
  • 3 Projects
  • File storage 120GB
  • File storage 100GB
  • File storage 20GB
  • File storage 5GB
  • 30 Project Templates
  • 20 Project Templates
  • Unlimited Projects
  • 10 Projects
Budget/Expense Management Features
  • Job costing
  • Cost aggregation
  • Resource use forecast
  • Expense tracking
  • Set billing rates
  • Burn rate analysis
  • Track billable hours
  • Integrated invoicing
  • Audit Logs
  • Timelines
  • Estimates
  • Project Budget
  • Approvals
Collaboration Features
  • Real-time data sharing
  • Shared dashboards
  • Shared schedules
  • Shared calendars
  • Group chat
  • Instant messaging
  • Video conferencing
  • Email integration
  • Convert task to email
  • Directory
  • Teams
Document Management Features
  • Content management system
  • Document version control
  • File sharing
  • Document annotation
Idea Management Features
  • Idea gathering templates
  • None
  • Polls/surveys
  • Idea to requirement template
  • Mind maps
Gantt Chart Features
  • None
  • Gantt charts
  • Dynamic Gantt charts
  • Allow multiple users in one chart
  • Allow multiple projects in one chart
  • Manage resource allocation within the chart
  • Embedded comments
  • Track changes
Bugs & Issues Tracking Features
  • Bug tracking
  • Issue tracking
  • Bug/issue log
  • Bug/issue history
  • Bug/issue prioritization
  • Escalation management
  • Code integration
  • Multiple workflows
  • Risk probability matrix
Change Request Management Features
  • Track change requests
  • Prioritize change requests
  • Change requests log
  • Change requests management
Resource Management Features
  • Resource allocation tool
  • Resource conflict analysis
  • Resource constraint analysis
  • Resource workload analysis
  • Automated notifications to team members
  • Resource availability analysis
  • Resource plan creation
  • Timesheet Approvals
  • Onboarding
Task Management Features
  • Task visualization tool
  • Schedule tasks
  • Assign tasks
  • Group tasks by project
  • Prioritize tasks
  • Recurring tasks
  • Task history
  • To-do lists
  • Custom Fields
  • Subtasks
Testing and QA Features
  • Create test cases
  • Create test suites
  • Track test execution
  • Track changes
  • Prioritize tests
  • Test success reports
  • Attach files and screenshots
Agile Features
  • None
  • Agile methodology
  • Waterfall methodology
  • Scrum methodology
  • Burndown charts
  • Card view
  • Cycle time analytics
  • Kanban
  • Manage product backlog
  • User stories
  • Version control
Project Portfolio Management Features
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Project Portfolio Optimization
  • Project Hierarchy
  • Pipeline Management
  • Cross Project Dependencies
  • None
Risk Management Features
  • None
  • Risk Management
  • Risk/Benefit Analyzer
  • Contigency Plan
Industry-Specific Project Management Software
  • General project management
  • IT project management
  • Construction project management
  • Marketing project management
  • Agile project management
  • Professional Services project management
  • QA project management software
  • Project management software for Project Managers
  • Manufacturing project management
  • Portfolio project management
  • Creative Agencies, Design Studio
  • Whitelabeling
Integrations
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • Google Docs
  • ProofHQ
  • Jira
  • Sharepoint
  • Salesforce
  • Netsuite
  • QuickBooks
Price
  • 1 - Inexpensive
  • 2
  • 3 - Moderate
  • 4
  • 5 - Expensive
Features
  • 1 - Limited features
  • 2
  • 3 - Moderate
  • 4
  • 5 - Full featured

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