Basecamp vs Asana Comparison Chart

Basecamp Reviews

Basecamp

Flexible project management tool
1,377 reviews
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Overview

Platforms supported

Web based
iPhone app
Android app
Windows Phone app

Typical Customers

Freelancers
Small Businesses
Mid-size Business
Enterprise

Support

Phone support
Online support
Knowledge base
Video tutorials

Screenshots

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Pricing

Starting from

29.00/month

Free trial available
No credit card required
Freemium account
Subscription based
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Reviews

Overall rating

1,377 user reviews

Ease of use

Value for money

Customer support

Last review

3 days ago

Vendor responds to reviews?

No

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Users

By industry


By company size


By country


Statistics are based on 856 users from the GetApp community.

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Features

@mentions
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Logging
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Archiving & Retention
Assignment Management
Assignment Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Bug Tracking
Calendar Management
Chat
Chat Functionality
Commenting
Completion Tracking
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Custom User Interface
Dashboard Creation
Deadline Tracking
Discussion Board
Document Management
Document Review
Document Tracking
Drag & Drop Interface
Due Date Tracking
Email Invitations & Reminders
Employee Profile
File Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Group Summary Report
Inbox Management
Message Board
Multiple User Accounts
Permission Management
Prioritizing
Productivity Reporting
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Real Time Data
Real Time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
Scheduled Emails
Search Functionality
Shared Workspace
Single Sign On
Status Reporting
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Time / Task Reporting
Time Tracking by Project
Tracking Features
User Access Controls
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Integrations

Basecamp
Bitium
Box
Dropbox
G Suite
GitHub
Google Calendar
Google Drive
JIRA Software
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Project
QuickBooks
QuickBooks Online
Salesforce Sales Cloud
Slack
Workato
Xero
Zapier
Zendesk
Total integrations 62
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Security

Certifications

SOC 1/SSAE 16/ISAE 3402

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Alternatives

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Enterprise Work Management Software
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Asana

Shared task list for project management & collaboration
1,543 reviews
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Social media following

   10,985

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Basecamp Reviews

Basecamp

Flexible project management tool
1,377 reviews Learn more
Asana Reviews

Asana

Shared task list for project management & collaboration
1,543 reviews
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Overview

Platforms supported

Web based
iPhone app
Android app
Windows Phone app

Typical Customers

Freelancers
Small Businesses
Mid-size Business
Enterprise

Support

Phone support
Online support
Knowledge base
Video tutorials

Screenshots

View 7 more

Pricing

Starting from

Free

Free trial available
No credit card required
Freemium account
Subscription based
View pricing plans

Reviews

Overall rating

1,543 user reviews

Ease of use

Value for money

Customer support

Last review

13th of March

Vendor responds to reviews?

No

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Users

By industry


By company size


By country


Statistics are based on 1,150 users from the GetApp community.

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Features

@mentions
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Logging
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Archiving & Retention
Assignment Management
Assignment Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Bug Tracking
Calendar Management
Chat
Chat Functionality
Commenting
Completion Tracking
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Custom User Interface
Dashboard Creation
Deadline Tracking
Discussion Board
Document Management
Document Review
Document Tracking
Drag & Drop Interface
Due Date Tracking
Email Invitations & Reminders
Employee Profile
File Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Group Summary Report
Inbox Management
Message Board
Multiple User Accounts
Permission Management
Prioritizing
Productivity Reporting
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Real Time Data
Real Time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
Scheduled Emails
Search Functionality
Shared Workspace
Single Sign On
Status Reporting
Summary Reports
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Time / Task Reporting
Time Tracking by Project
Tracking Features
User Access Controls
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Integrations

Basecamp
Bitium
Box
Dropbox
G Suite
GitHub
Google Calendar
Google Drive
JIRA Software
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Project
QuickBooks
QuickBooks Online
Salesforce Sales Cloud
Slack
Workato
Xero
Zapier
Zendesk
Total integrations 56
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Security

Certifications

SOC 1/SSAE 16/ISAE 3402

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
Learn more

Alternatives

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Powerful, yet simple project management tool
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Social media following

   192,795

  113,867 


Asana Reviews

Asana

Shared task list for project management & collaboration
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Reviews

Anna Leinbegrer

Functional but UX could be better

12/03/2017

I prefer Asana....

Pros

It does do what it is meant to. You can create and track projects, and it is great when you need to see the history of your project.

Cons

Some of the functions are more steps than they should be- and the order of switching control of a project back and forth is longer than it needs to be. The overall organization of projects and tasks is overwhelming- there is not enough visible prioritization.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anthony Limantzakis

Base camp trial

01/02/2017

I'm currently seeing how it compares to Asana

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Richard Hilley

Verified Reviewer

Asana has replaced Basecamp

25/01/2016

Unfortunately, Asana came into the game and it blew us away.

Pros

Fairly easy to use, good pricing, the option of free version, good support

Cons

Not going with the flow, so many changes for the past year.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Erik Richison

Suggested Integrations and Going Back to Basecamp 2

09/01/2017

It would be fantastically helpful if BC would suggest integrations for its platform, like Facebook does on their advertising platform every once and a while. Our agency is always looking for more productive ways to accomplish task including using Slack, time tracking tools and others. What if BC lets users know about such integrations instead of having to dig through their site to try and find them? Basecamp 2, in my opinion, was much easier to use. Now, if I need to find my assignments it takes at least 3-4 clicks, whereas in BC 2 it took 2. I'm not sure why they switched back to an old format (so I heard) but I'm not sure it is more helpful.

Pros

Much better than Asana, Trello or the other guys out there.

Cons

Finding your assignments use to be much easier, but with the new update to BC 3, I feel like the company has made it harder to access your work.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Basecamp

Suggested integrations every once and a while. What all can BC do? Surely it's not only a task management software.

Source: Capterra
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Nicole Wachtel

Great for project management and file sharing

21/11/2016

We've tried Asana and don't like it as much.

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Features
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Source: Capterra
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Seth Hurd

Need something complex? This is it.

05/01/2017

It's tough to say whether Basecamp is better or worse than competitors like Asana. They're all pretty similar, having spent years working in various PM software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Timothy Miller

Good project management program

11/11/2016

I haven't continued to use this platform outside of this project - I much prefer Asana for workflow, intuitive interface, and design - it has worked well for me.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Matthew Ferris

Verified Reviewer

Good idea, average execution

17/09/2015

We've tried Trello and Asana as well and personally I think Basecamp comes the closest to delivering the experience I'm looking for.

Pros

Simple design, anyone can figure out how to use it and organize it based on your organization's needs. Calendar included inside platform allows you to plan out what's happening for you and the rest of your team.

Cons

Doesn't work well with media. Our organization works with photos, videos and graphic design almost exclusively. It's not supported very well with Basecamp and makes it harder to stay on the same page and rely exclusively on this platform for project management.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Amy Herman

Basecamp for Digital Teams

03/02/2017

I stopped using Basecamp about a year and a half ago and have opted for using Trello and now Asana (upgrades on their UX had me switching back).

Pros

Visuals are helpful

Cons

Hard to track progress for teams

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering Basecamp

Take some notes from upgrades from competitors!

Source: Capterra
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Aaron Marshburn

Always felt like I had to use it but never wanted to

24/10/2016

During a recent product launch, my team started funneling product related request via Asana at the behest of our dev team, who were then able to take advantage of Asana's powerful project management features (routing, scheduling, prioritizing).

Pros

Apparently some people really love it

Cons

It won't appeal to everyone

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Sara Rose Harcus

The fact that so many of our earners use it made it easy to adopt for

20/11/2014

Pros

Once in a while a client will prefer to use something different like Asana, but that's like owning a Blackberry these days.

Cons

It's very effective for communicating with multiple teams (from different companies), but we don't use it a whole lot on the day-to-day with our own internal team. I wish there were more day-to-day uses.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Basecamp

To really test the value of Basecamp, try managing things between multiple teams from different companies. It was very effective in this way for us, and that's a hard thing to accomplish.

Source: Software Advice
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Crystal  Alvarez

Communications Lead

03/11/2016

We use asana all the time. It could use some finesse in how many tiers that can be built into a template or project!

Pros

Calendar

Cons

Costs twice as much as Basecamp and they have unlimited users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Asana

No

Source: Capterra
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Daniel Chvatik

My favorite project management/bug tracking tool

05/01/2017

After trying nearly everything (Basecamp, Trello, PivotalTracker, JIRA, Google Docs), Asana is my favorite tool for project management/bug&issue tracking.

Pros

Ease of use and entry, quick to use but still very powerful when needed. Versatile without being overwhelming.

Cons

I was sub-categories were more robust, right now they are just labels without any link to its sub-issues, so if you want to move a category, you have to do it issue by issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Vince Tardy

Asana: A Balance of Form and Function

09/11/2016

Asana is what most people hoped the original version of Basecamp would have evolved into.

Pros

Features, ease of use, overall design

Cons

Can get a little "busy" at time ¿ it's almost too flexible in the ways in which you can input or access information.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Asana

Definitely give the trial a spin. If you find Trello too basic, and the latest version of Basecamp too abstracted away from it's original, elegant version, then Asana is for you.

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Vice President of Product and User Experience (Internet company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Fantastic, non-visual project/task manager

10/12/2015

We needed something easy-to-use, but powerful, since we were using it as both a client support portal (think alternative to Zendesk or Basecamp), but also for our project and task management software.

Pros

What I described above sounds like every project management software tool out there. Where Asana really shines is in the communication. We literally replaced email with this tool—both between clients and our internal account managers, and between our account managers and other internal team members, such as developers. Commenting and conversation around each task or sub-task was easy, intuitive, and centralized. The ability to easily categorize using tags and creating sections allowed our process and flow to change several times while the system didn't break a sweat. The pricing is fantastic compared to many systems and, once you get acquainted with the interface, the system is so flexible that you'll find yourself using it for things you may not have intended. We have used it for weekly meeting agenda managment, for a CRM, for a wiki-replacement, and of course for personal task management.

Cons

The reason we ultimately ended up adding another project management tool to our toolset (Targetprocess), is that our developers needed a visual task board that could span several projects, not just a higher level story board. While we could achieve this using tags, it wasn't what the software was built for. It's less visual nature (I'm referring to kanban board like software, such as Trello or Targetprocess).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Dan Rogall

A perfect fit for my virtual business.

03/11/2016

I've been using Asana for a year or so now, I made a switch from Basecamp. I like Asana much better for many reasons, it was easy to use and understand.

Cons

I don't like the left hand sidebar that contains the projects etc. Most of my headings here are truncated as they don't fit in the sidebar. Would be nice to see this sidebar scaleable.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Spencer Shaw

Verified Reviewer

The best way to manage your team

22/10/2015

I’ve been a Basecamp user and then went to Trello and ultimately had Asana just stick.

Pros

Customer support is excellent and their new UI is nicer on the eyes.

Cons

The mobile app is useful but it's not quite a home run... I'm sure they'll get there.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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David Ringler

Great Product- Time to build the community.

06/12/2016

I've also used Open Air, Trello, Basecamp and MS Project, and Asana has been the best executional tool, by far.

Pros

- Flexible - Great for scheduling - Harvest integration

Cons

- Poor Gantt chart integration (from my perspective) - Hard to get subtasks on scheduled - No project or task templating

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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