Basecamp offers some great communication tools. If all a company plans to do is share files and simple to-do lists, Basecamp can probably get the job done. But when it comes to project management software that actually help your business run at a higher level of efficiency and productivity, Basecamp backs into the shadows. Many small businesses are coming to the same realization; they need more out of their project management application. Luckily there are some alternatives to Basecamp
Steve owns a small marketing business. He wanted to find a project management application that he and his fellow workers could use to collaborate on projects from different locations around the world. He decided to go with Basecamp for the same reasons many other people do; its simplicity, its popularity, and its ability to share files, important dates, and to-do lists with co-workers in many different locations.Steve found Basecamp useful, but only for a short period of time. His business began to grow, and he found that Basecamp was great for communication, but it lacked essential project management tools. Steve found that by not providing the sufficient tools for successful project management, Basecamp was not helping his business at all; it was doing quite the opposite.
Steve discovered that he needed much more out of his project management system and that Basecamp lacked even the simplest of project management tools;
Steve heard through a friend about a total business management platform that offered everything he needed for project management, but also much more. WORK[etc] provides CRM and Billing tools on top of project management, is just as simple and easy to use as Basecamp, but offers a richer list of features.
Steve needed a way to instantly analyze and understand his businesses daily progress and problems at a glance. The Gantt charts and project dependency tools allowed him to do just that. Steve was also able to save time and money through the use of timesheet and milestone billing.
One of the features Steve found most useful was having unlimited sub projects and the ability to prioritize those sub projects as well, something that makes dealing with complicated tasks suddenly quite easy. Steve originally feared the transition from one project management application to another, but WORK[etc] staff helped him import his contacts and clients, making the transition much smoother.
Basecamp was not sufficient for Steve’s business needs and if you plan to let your business grow, it won’t be for yours either. WORK[etc]’s massive list of features outweighs that of many project management, billing, and CRM systems. Want proof? Take a look at the comparison chart below.
“Thanks for the reply, good to see you guys have actual customer service! I must say that your system is the most comprehensive we have used yet, although, it is also one of the simplest to use! I am surprised you don’t seem to have a larger customer base when compared to Basecamp when your system has more features than all of their products combined, at a cheaper price to boot! ”
– David Mann, Hotgraphics, Sydney, Australia.
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