What Is Basecamp?
The Basecamp Way of working is used by thousands of teams that like to get work done without distractions and inefficiencies. Basecamp is opinionated about how work should flow, making it easy for teams to adopt and perfect for managers who want to get everyone in sync.
Basecamp includes all tools that teams may need to collaborate, including file sharing, messages, chat, to-dos, and Card Table.
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Who Uses Basecamp?
Entrepreneurs, freelancers, small businesses (1-99 employees), and groups inside large organizations.
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Reviews of Basecamp
The Best task allocation and monitoring tool available in the market
Comments: In remote workplaces, it becomes very difficult to monitor and track the progress of your peers or teammates. Basecamp has been a saviour as it helps us not only monitor and allocate tasks but also becomes a source of communication for internal teams to get the work done. We recommend Basecamp to any IT company which has multiple projects and resources to handle.
Basecamp has been a great tool for our team as all the projects and tasks are allocated by the managers and peers on this platform and then it becomes easy for everyone to keep a track of it. Basecamp provides an easy communication via threads that make it very convenient to use. We at Wise IT inc have been using basecamp as a project management and collaboration tool and love how it makes our lives easier. It also has a mobile app which makes it more easier to keep a check on your phone when you are away from work.
Basecamp does not have video conferencing option yet which has become a very important feature for companies that are working from home. Apart form this, I have never faced any problem using Basecamp.
The best all in one HQ for remote teams
Comments: Overall, I love the way it feels like a virtual headquarters for your company where employees can chat, stay up to date with projects, and post all related docs and files, and integrate schedules, but in order to get the best experience with running an office remotely there is such limitation and little customization available. This is a great start, but you still need to use other tools to get a comprehensive set of tools to run and operate your business.
I love the fact that basecamp feels like a virtual office. The dashboard looks like virtual rooms that one can enter depending on the department you want to access. Basecamp has many features to make it feel like you're at the office like the different departments with access to files, chat, project management , to-do's, groups, and a link to schedule your time and tasks and keep track of meetings.
There is very little customization that can be done besides adding a company logo, and setting up your departments, groups and selecting which features to incorporate into the department tiles. I would love to be able to custom colorize the look and feel to make it more unique and visual, but there are limitations. Each tile that can be used for departments or projects, also have very little room for customization and you're not able to create any unique features besides your standard to dos, schedule, chat, and files.
Good option for project management and collaboration
Comments: It gets the job done and keeps projects and collaborators organized and informed.
I love the project dashboard view that lets you see everything at a high level. I also appreciate the files folder that integrates with nearly every type of file I want to add (google drive, dropbox, images, spreadsheets, videos, figma, etc)
There was a bit of a learning curve but having experience with many other pm platforms, I adapted quickly. I feel like there are a lot of functions/features that work okay, but could be less of them done better.
Nearly great but not quite
Comments: We felt that the "all in one" nature of the software was great, but beyond our initial tests we found it lacking in adaptability to fitting into the way WE work, (it wants you to wholly adopt their approach and we felt that there was an internal resistance to that development style) - therefore we abandoned the platform and looked for alternatives.
For years we have been looking for an all in one project and task management system to use with our business. And BaseCamp is so nearly it, it has most of the features you'd expect but presents them in a different way to most other task tracking systems. On the positive side, it's easy to use, friendly to the eye and everything is where it should be. It has some nifty features that you can easily become over-reliant on that aren't present in other management software tools. One recent addition was the Hill Chart where you plot a task on an "planning hill" - in a really visual way. This is totally unique and works well, helping you quickly identify the progress of any given task. As a project manager, this is a very useful way of seeing where everything currently "is at"
Onto the Cons: For us, we found that the software was too verbose in its approach, it has a work log system where each user is expected to fill in a diary of what they have done today - sure, this can be switched off in the options, but the regularity of BaseCamp e-mailing you is far too high as a default. By default you're constantly managing e-mails from the system (which is precisely what is is meant to eliminate!) Once you disable these notifications, we felt that the software starts to lose its impact, our staff started to drift away from it over time and went back to other task tracking methods (such as trello) for different areas of the development. This caused us to reconsider the entire enterprise and look for alternatives, our team just couldn't seem to adopt the (very rigid) way that Basecamp wants you to work.
Excellent Project Management Tool: Basecamp
Comments: Overall, Basecamp is an excellent project management tool that makes it easy to collaborate and keep track of projects. Its user-friendly interface is accessible to users of all levels, and its features make it well worth the cost.
Basecamp is an incredibly useful project management tool that makes it easy to keep track of tasks, deadlines, and progress on any project. With a user-friendly interface and plenty of features, it's a great choice for teams of any size.
The only negative side of Basecamp is that it does not offer features such as time tracking or invoicing, which could be useful for some projects.