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About Basecamp

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in 26 cities around the globe, Basecamp is one of the best-known companies in the project and business management software development field. This privately-owned, debt-free company got its start 15 years ago under the name 37signals, but has since changed its name to match the firm’s most successful product, Basecamp project management software, launched in 2004.

Basecamp is web-based and runs in the cloud on the company’s servers. Featuring an intuitive and attractive interface, upgrades and updates are automatic. Basecamp is compatible with nearly every computing format commonly used in the business world today, including PC, Mac,iPhone/iPad, and Android, and it’s also accessible via email. Its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery means that it can be accessed via an Internet connection anywhere in the world. All the features you’d expect in a well-built project management tool are included, and configuring Basecamp for your specific needs is easy. Additionally, there are a huge number of third-party integrations, apps, and add-ons available for and through Basecamp to further customize the experience to your needs. The company encourages development by making its API readily available, and publishes user-developed and 3rd-party apps. To support its product and users, Basecamp also offers free online classes on a weekly basis, along with regular live question-and-answer sessions. Monthly subscriptions start at $20 per month, with no limit on the number of users—package prices are determined by the number of supported projects and storage space. Basecamp also offers TechnologyAdvice users a 60-day free trial subscription for new users.

The Basecamp project management tool is currently used by more than 285,000 organizations worldwide, with several thousand companies becoming new Basecamp users every week. Designed for and used by organizations of all sizes. Notable Basecamp clients include: Adidas, Etsy, Twitter, NASA, National Geographic, Patagonia, Fox Sports, Kellogg’s, and Nike.

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