Basecamp product overview
Basecamp is a collaboration and project management solution for organizing internal and client projects. It tracks all work tasks, deadlines, files, discussions, and announcements. The solution combines all the tools teams need to get work done in a single, streamlined package.
Basecamp offers task management, file sharing, time tracking, milestone management, and team communication features. Users can rename these features and turn off the ones they don’t need.
The software provides everything in one place and shows teams the big picture. Team members can find out what they need to do and view where things stand. Basecamp keeps everyone in the loop and eliminates the need for meetings.
Pros of Basecamp
- Basecamp is intuitive and organizes everything by default, freeing up time for productive work that moves projects forward.
- The solution centralizes notifications, reducing interruptions.
Cons of Basecamp
- According to users, compared to other project management tools, Basecamp offers limited reports and project views.
Breakdown of core features
Users can create to-do lists for all the pending work, assign tasks, and set due dates. Basecamp automatically follows up on overdue items. Aside from assigning tasks to team members, users can add notes and file attachments and leave comments directly on tasks or lists. Basecamp also has exclusive Hill Charts for improved work tracking.
Basecamp’s message boards secure conversations about a specific topic on a single page. Users can customize messages with their post types, embed images or files into their message, and applaud messages and comments they like.
Every project in Basecamp includes a schedule that displays any dated to-dos and events for that project. Everyone on the project can see it, keeping members informed. This feature facilitates adding events with dates, times, and date ranges. Team members can discuss events on their page and add people to notify them of any changes.
Documents and file storage
Basecamp provides a space to share documents, files, and images. Users can upload files with the software’s drag-and-drop functionality and reorder and color-code documents for better organization. Every file in Basecamp includes a complete version history.
(Last updated on 08/26/2021 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)