Alternatives to Basecamp – WORKetc – CRM + Projects

Have you considered alternatives to Basecamp?

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

The Worst Thing You Can Do To Your Small Business Is Set Unnecessary Limitations.

Consider Steve.

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.

WORK[etc] one of the alternatives to basecamp

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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;

  • No project dependency
  • No Gantt charts
  • Lacking the ability to assign a task to more than one person
  • No way to add attachments to to-do lists
  • No timesheet/milestone billing
  • Limited amount of sub projects
  • Lacking the ability to prioritize sub projects
  • No way to view your entire project at once.

Steve got lucky. He Found a real Alternative to Basecamp.

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.

WORK[etc]’s Project Management Feature List Goes On:

  • Online security
  • The ability to collaborate with co-workers and clients
  • Automatic creation of projects
  • View an entire project in a single window
  • Conversion of sales leads into projects/quotes/invoices
  • Set important reminders, calendar events, to-do lists
  • Help desk software
  • Document management
  • Easy customization options

Learn From Steve’s Mistakes.

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.

Here is what a WORK[etc] customer said after using WORK[etc]’s software,

“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.

Every aspect of your business is connected. From finding new clients, to completing tasks with co-workers, to sending out the final bill. Wouldn’t it be logical to use a business management platform that combines CRM, project management, and billing? When all three are combined into one system, true efficiency will become noticeable.

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