Basecamp vs Harvest Comparison Chart

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Anna Powers

Great project management software for business

2016-10-11

We also use a product called Harvest to keep track of our time spent on our projects, and Basecamp allows seamless integration with Harvest.

Pros

Its ability to keep track of all work performed and communication between all team members working on a particular project.

Cons

It would be good to have more user levels or the ability to limit a user's ability to perform certain acts. For example, anyone who has access to a project is able to edit another person's entry. It would be good to have editing ability limited to the user who created the entry only.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Basecamp

Basecamp is a great project management software program that is instrumental to our business.

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John Park

Great for keeping teams and clients on the same page

2018-05-04

Pros

Integration with a bunch of other platforms and services like Zapier, Harvest and Tick.

Cons

Could use some improvements to user experience and flow. Feature set is a bit limited compared to competitors.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Garrett Boden

Great product, very well thought out.

2017-07-19

The biggest benefit is being able to have multiple people work on, collaborate, add to and converse all at the same time on one project. It just works seamlessly.

Pros

I love how easy it is to communicate and transfer files (even big files!) between co-workers. It makes for fast and efficient work flow.

Cons

I think the mobile app needs work and the integration of the Harvest time tracker could be better It should be easier to see what hours I've put in on a project.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 11-50 employees)

Basecamp 2 and 3 for digital project management

2017-11-10

Pros

We like the ability to add to-dos in various task lists, move tasks easily, integrate with Harvest time tracking, and communicate easily via the message boards and comments.

Cons

While Basecamp is great for very basic, straight-forward project management, it lacks a lot of the bells and whistles of more sophisticated software. All in all, given it's purpose and cost, it does the job.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Wil Reynolds

Very strong, quality project management software

2011-04-05

I have on several occasions looked at other similar software products on the market, and I'll say every time I stick with basecamp.

Pros

It just works, the ease of use is KEY. People who have not even been using it that long feel comfortable in the system. There are rarely outages or downtime, and we've been using it for 5 years now.

Cons

I wish the time tracking worked more like harvest http://www.getharvest.com For some people they crave gantt charts, and it doesn't have those, but that is fine with me.

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Source: Capterra
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Lynn Spina

Basecamp - needs a fire lit under it.

2019-02-12

I was forced to use this app at work, and for most instances, it is more than sufficient. However, I found myself searching for additional task apps that work more the way that I work. I still use basecamp occasionally for group projects, but it is not my go to task app. Keep trying Basecamp. You're not out of the woods yet.

Pros

It's ability to share docs right from the drive or held within the projects is useful, and it's integration with Harvest time app is pretty cool.

Cons

I had to create work arounds in order to prioritize tasks, so you could only ever see them in one way - the way you put them. I longed to be able to tag them so that I could view them in different ways.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Francisco Pérez

Best entry level Project Management tool

2018-11-21

Basecamp is the flagship of new school of thinking, a new way to manage projects, not based in the traditional schemas. Basecamp founders totally revolutionised this industry in so many levels, they even have some amazing books like "ReWork" or "It doesn't have to be crazy at the office", they are just master on how to properly manage work load and Basecamp is just a software masterpiece that everyone in the industry recognises.

Pros

Is a very simple to use tool that gives you everything you need to manage your projects. Probably the best part is the ability to reply into a conversation from the email notification, my favourite trick.

Cons

Time tracking will be a nice thing to have, but you can always integrate with other software products, I use harvest app for that.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Luke Lahey

Probably one of the best Project Management & Billing Tools

2012-06-19

Harvest is for me one of the best online billing services that I have seen so far. Everything is so easy when using it! I mainly use it for project management but the billing function is excellent as well. It allows you to manage unlimited projects. You can assign employees and contractors and you can track the time and apply that time to your project.

Pros

It integrates with Basecamp

Cons

At the beginning I found it a little bit too difficult to use, I am not a very technical person.

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Lynn Spina

I didn't know I needed this until I found it!

2018-09-25

I just installed it yesterday and have already utilized it's data in several different ways. This Add-ON was SPOT-ON.

Pros

I needed a time tracker to use seamlessly with Basecamp. Did my research - I needed to be able to track time without using "Projects" in Basecamp.

Cons

Their options for just one person were exactly what I needed - so for me, there is nothing I didn't like. For larger groups - I would imagine this could get pricy.

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Sallander

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Simple Time Tracking Tool I'be Been Using for Years

2017-08-15

The integration with Basecamp is essential and the iphone app is a big plus.

Pros

Interface, Ease of use, integrations

Cons

Would like more user permission options and more control over the quickbooks online integration.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Harvest

Record your time in the simplest way possible to start and get more detailed over time as you start to build the habit

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Adam Liptchman

Harvest is superb

2013-04-16

A great time tracking and reporting tool for your team. Harvest has become indispensable at our company. Its streamlined our workflow, allowing us to work on more projects efficiently and operate more closely to our budgetary goals.

Pros

As well as 50+ integrations with project management apps like Basecamp and accounting apps like Quickbooks and Xero.

Cons

The invoices could be more customizable than they are right now. The PDF versions of the reports could look a bit better.

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Source: Capterra
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