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Basecamp Project Management Software

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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.

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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
  • Monthly subscription
  • Yearly subscription per user
  • Monthly site license
  • Yearly site license
  • Metered per minute
  • Flat fee
  • Percentage-based (% of collections or claims)
  • Fee-based (fixed $/claim)
  • Hybrid (combination of % and fixed amount/claim)
Service Terms Offered
  • Commitment Free
  • Free Setup
  • Free Cancellation
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Month-to-Month Option
  • Keep Original Number
  • Customizable Plans
  • Account Manager
  • Free In-Network Calls
  • Unlimited Minutes
  • International Calls
  • Reduced Price for Multiple Users
Mobile Apps Offered
  • None
  • iOS
  • Android
Mobile friendly?
  • Yes
  • No
Service Terms Offered
  • Commitment Free
  • Free Setup
  • Free Cancellation
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Month-to-Month Option
  • Keep Original Number
  • Customizable Plans
  • Account Manager
  • Free In-Network Calls
  • Unlimited Minutes
  • International Calls
  • Reduced Price for Multiple Users
Support Features
  • FAQs Section
  • Tutorials
  • Telephone Support
  • Email Support
  • 24/7 Support
  • Online Chat
  • Forum
  • In-Person Training
  • Social Media
  • Knowledge Base
  • Webinars
API
  • Yes
  • No
Reporting & Analytics Features
  • Project KPI reports
  • Roadmap reports
  • Milestones reports
  • Timesheet reports
  • Tasks reports
  • Risk reports
  • Change requests reports
  • Issues/bugs reports
  • Best case/worst case estimates
  • Drill-down reports
  • Built-in BI reports
Project Tracking Features
  • Manage project scope
  • Scheduling
  • Time tracking
  • Milestone tracking
  • Percent-complete tracking
  • Status tracking
  • Gate review process
  • Expense tracking
Budget/Expense Management Features
  • Job costing
  • Cost aggregation
  • Resource use forecast
  • Set billing rates
  • Track billable hours
  • Expense tracking
  • Burn rate analysis
  • Integrated invoicing
Collaboration Features
  • Real-time data sharing
  • Shared dashboards
  • Shared schedules
  • Shared calendars
  • Group chat
  • Instant messaging
  • Video conferencing
  • Email integration
  • Convert task to email
Document Management Features
  • Content management system
  • Document annotation
  • Document version control
  • File sharing
Idea Management Features
  • None
  • Mind maps
  • Idea gathering templates
  • Polls/surveys
  • Idea to requirement template
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 prioritization
  • Escalation management
  • Bug/issue history
  • Code integration
  • Multiple workflows
  • Risk probability matrix
Change Request Management Features
  • Change requests management
  • Change requests log
  • Track change requests
  • Prioritize change requests
Resource Management Features
  • Resource allocation tool
  • Resource plan creation
  • Resource availability analysis
  • Resource constraint analysis
  • Resource workload analysis
  • Resource conflict analysis
  • Automated notifications to team members
Task Management Features
  • Schedule tasks
  • Assign tasks
  • Group tasks by project
  • Prioritize tasks
  • Recurring tasks
  • Task history
  • To-do lists
  • Task visualization tool
Testing and QA Features
  • Create test cases
  • Create test suites
  • Prioritize tests
  • Attach files and screenshots
  • Track test execution
  • Track changes
  • Test success reports
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
  • None
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Project Portfolio Optimization
  • Pipeline Management
  • Project Hierarchy
  • Cross Project Dependencies
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
  • Professional Services project management
  • Manufacturing project management
  • Agile project management
  • QA project management software
  • Portfolio project management
  • Project management software for Project Managers
  • Creative Agencies, Design Studio
Integrations
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • Google Docs
  • ProofHQ
  • Jira
  • Sharepoint
  • Salesforce
  • Netsuite
  • QuickBooks

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