Basecamp was released in 2004 as a simple project management software for small businesses and freelancers . Great usability and collaborative approach differentiated it from the existing complex project management apps. While Basecamp is a good project management tool, TeamWave is a complete platform to manage & streamline everything (including projects) in your company: Project Management, CRM & HR.
Why TeamWave is the leading Basecamp alternative.
1. Application Suite
TeamWave is a unified platform for collaboration, sales and HR management. This means you’d get an application suite that integrates three apps. Given below are some of the benefits:
Sales and Projects: Important files can be copied from deals to projects (example: requirement document) with a few clicks. Comes in handy when you commence project delivery after winning a deal.
Projects and HR: Project admin can keep track of the performance of the employees along with appreciation received from clients and log them as private notes in the HR app. During appraisal these notes can be reviewed for better decision making.
Sales and HR: In the HR app, if you add someone as the reporting manager of a sales rep, then the reporting manager will be automatically added as a deal follower whenever the sales rep adds a new deal. This fosters collaboration and helps in progress tracking.
Here is a sneak peek of our upcoming feature:
We’ll be providing tighter integration of CRM and project management app to help you directly convert won deals into project and smoothly transfer all the required files.
Basecamp doesn’t offer CRM and HR management app. You’ll have to use Zapier to set up some form of integration and it’ll require additional subscription fee along with time.
Basecamp’s pricing is $79/month if you need client collaboration.
TeamWave has a straightforward pricing – $3/user per month. For annual subscription, the pricing is $2/user per month. Moreover all the plans get all the features (including collaboration) and apps – absolutely no restriction.
Here is the cost comparison for a company with 10 employees:
3. Time Log
Basecamp 3 doesn’t have time log feature and it can be done by integrating with third party apps (HubStaff, Everhour, etc.). But, you’ll end up paying additional subscription fee. Here is what a customer says:
TeamWave offers time logging as an out-of-the-box feature. You can log time spent on each task and compare that with the estimated time. Download the time log report with a few clicks (individual projects/all the projects) and upload it to the invoicing app.
Basecamp’s reporting features are limited and you need to go through multiple steps to find out relevant information. For example, if you want to see the work load of a team member you’ll have to click on ‘Reports’, search the team member and click on ‘Run a new report’.
Note that there is no way to have a holistic view of all the team members, projects and time logs.
TeamWave’s project reporting gives you quick insights by allowing you to access pre-built reports and create custom reports as well. Here are some of the most important questions you can answer:
– Which project is in a critical state with respect to overdue and total tasks?
– Which project is contributing the most to the total number of overdue tasks across all the projects?
– Which project has been continuously contributing more to the billable time log?
– Which user has maximum work load? Who has the most number of overdue tasks?
– Whether the time logged by team members has been consistently increasing or decreasing?
You can also create custom reports related to time log by selecting billable/non-billable entry, organisations, users and projects.
Check out the video to learn more:
Basecamp’s key features are: task management, discussion, file sharing, milestone tracking, event scheduling and client/vendor collaboration. TeamWave offers you all these along with additional features like notes, time log, reports and tag management (tasks, files and projects). All the features are simple to use and time to get started with the project management app is about 5 minutes.