Basecamp vs Microsoft Project Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Dawn Fend

Basecamp for website development project management

2018-11-13

Overall we've been very happy with the ability to communicate between team members and transfer and store large files.

Pros

The ability to collaborate with all members of our website development teams.

Cons

Wish the timeline would function more like Microsoft Project. Need more levels to be able to be integrated te versus having to use two tabs—the To Dos and Timeline.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Mechanical or Industrial Engineering company, 501-1000 employees)

Simple and effective

2018-12-03

Pros

I hate working on Microsoft project and I just began to use Basecamp.

Cons

I fond the look of the app a little bit dull and it could use some visual improvements to separate the content better

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris Murano

Stay Organized!

2019-02-11

Basecamp is great for organizing jobs and keeping historical job data!!

Pros

It's not Microsoft Project where you can plot a job out and submit to project engineers but for jobs that don't require that dept this is your go to!

Cons

No cons at the moment, everything in here is pretty solid!

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Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Josh Rice, MBA, ACSP

Basecamp is a good web-based project management software

2018-10-01

My overall experience with Basecamp is positive. It is a good software for the average user looking for a way to manage projects. There is a lot of opportunity for more robust features, but you can't go wrong with this software.

Pros

Basecamp is a pretty good solution for managing projects with you don't have thousands to spend on building a Microsoft project environment.

Cons

I think if they were to improve on this, the developers of the software should focus on adding more robust features. For the average user who needs a project management software, they can't go wrong. Career Project Managers will likely find the software lacking vital functionality.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dan Johnson

Huge help for managing projects

2018-09-05

Is it as feature rich and granular as a Microsoft Project? No, but it isn't trying to be.

Pros

Very easy to use, especially for small projects that don't necessitate a massive project management software. Great communication components. The ability to move and copy tasks from one project to another easily is very helpful. Easy user management.

Cons

Sends a lot of emails before you adjust settings. Some users aren't as savvy about these changes and got frustrated early on and started ignoring emails. When I create a new to-do list, it automatically takes me into the list when usually, I just want to create a handful of lists first. Maybe a setting I'm missing? I really like Basecamp and I'm having a hard time coming up with true cons. Great product for the price.

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Carl Flynn

Easy to Use, Robust, Turnkey Productivity Solution

2017-03-14

I've been a BaseCamp user for 8 years. The platform has consistently provided value for our creative team. I like BaseCamp because it it is lightweight and flexible enough to provide basic project mangagement without the overhead of many solutions that require you to spend almost as much time managing the solution as tending to projects. The mobile platform is intuitive and makes managing on the go easy.

Pros

The cloud-based platform makes it so that I can interface with BaseCamp wherever I find myself: mobile, web, desktop.

Cons

If you are looking for something on the order of Microsoft Project, BaseCamp is not for you.

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: Software Advice
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Matt Goodhart

Offers everything I need without being overwhelming.

2018-12-03

I have used Microsoft Project before which is borderline overwhelming and overkill on projects most of the time.

Pros

All departments can get updates and view projects as needed. They dont have to learn how to navigate the software, just read email updates that come. I am able to update projects as they come and people can see the information I want them to see. No more "where's this project at?"

Cons

I havent found a Gantt Chart functionality. I really like using Gantt charts that will push out if a date is passed. Im not saying that it doesnt have it, I just havent found it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kaavya Wadhwani

Great project management tool to manage team dashboards and project plans

2018-10-11

Decent platform for project management tasks

Pros

It helps to create a Gantt chart, or Work Breakdown structure similar to Microsoft Project platform.

Cons

It's a bit heavy on the pockets but worth the value. Complicated initially and difficult to get through to the support team.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Andy Morris

Basecamp - Easier Project Management

2017-01-12

If you started your career using highly structured tools like Microsoft Project, Basecamp is a refreshing alternative that's almost as easy to use as Dropbox.

Pros

Ease of use, flexibility, pricing

Cons

Some projects (and relationship) call for more structure

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott Esser

Very useful project management product

2016-11-15

It has a number of other features and functions that makes project collaboration much easier and much more flexible than something like Microsoft Project, though it does not have as many features.

Pros

Flexible, online project collaboration; automated notifications and task assignment based on user groups and templates; custom template creation

Cons

Not extremely intuitive when first stood up, though this may have been improved in the current version.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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