Basecamp - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Oct 14, 2021

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Basecamp has other alternatives in the remote working industry, and its closest competitors are Asana, Trello, Wrike, and Smartsheet. Here is how Basecamp compared to these similar systems in critical aspects:
  • Functionality: Basecamp lacks some functionalities compared to its closest competitors. Basecamp is missing some functionalities like cost-to-completion tracking, Kanban board, portfolio management, and a few others are missing in Basecamp but are integrated into Trello, Asana, and Wrike.
  • Customers/Industries: Basecamp and its competitors can be used by all businesses that have projects, both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Comparing the Customer base of Basecamp with its competitors, the web software can be considered average even though 3.5+ million users use it. Trello is also used by millions and big companies like Google, Fender, Squarespace, etc. Wrike is also used by top companies like Google, Dell, SIEMENs, Lyft, etc. but can only boast about 20,000+ customers worldwide.
  • Cost: Basecamp has a flat license fee of $99 per month, has a 30-day free trial but does not have a free version, Trello has a license price starting from $5 per user per month, has a free version, but does not have a 30-day free trial, Asana has a license price starting from $10.99 and has a free version but no 30-day free trial, Wrike has a license price starting from $9.80 per user per month and have a free version, Smartsheet has a license price starting from $7 per user per month, and it has a free version.
  • Cloud-Based/On-premise: BaseCamp and its close alternatives are cloud-based remote working systems.
  • Popularity: Basecamp is average popular as most of its competitors. The company was founded in 1999, Trello was founded in 2011, and Wrike was founded in 2006. Basecamp popularity can be seen by the number of users they have globally, as mentioned above. However, it is not a publicly-traded software, and amongst its competitors, only Asana is publicly traded with ASAN as its ticker.
  • Support: Basecamp and its competitors offer support channels like email/help desk, knowledge base, and 24/7 live chat.

2021's Top Basecamp Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Basecamp that are worth checking out: Trello for SMBs, Hive for large size business, Smartsheet for growing companies, and Airtable for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
Review
Compare
Basecamp
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
4.2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
15
Best for SMBs
Trello
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$10 per user/month
Functionality
16
Review
Best for Enterprise
Hive
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$12 per user/month
Functionality
12
Review
Growing
Smartsheet
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$14 per user/month
Functionality
21
Free version
Airtable
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$10 per user/month
Functionality
15

1. Trello - Best for SMBs

Trello is an alternative Project Management software, Trello installed on-premises or used cloud based, Basecamp can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Trello, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Basecamp with a score of 4.2.

Trello is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Trello offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Trello Vs Basecamp

2. Hive - Best for Large Business

Hive is an alternative Project Management software, Hive installed on-premises or used cloud based, Basecamp can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Hive, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Basecamp with a score of 4.2.

Hive is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Hive offers 12 main features). compare head to head: Hive Vs Basecamp

3. Smartsheet - Best for Growing Companies

Smartsheet is an alternative Project Management software, Smartsheet installed on-premises or used cloud based, Basecamp can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Smartsheet, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Basecamp with a score of 4.2.

Smartsheet is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Smartsheet offers 21 main features). compare head to head: Smartsheet Vs Basecamp

4. Airtable - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Airtable is an alternative Project Management software, Airtable installed on-premises or used cloud based, Basecamp can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Airtable, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Basecamp with a score of 4.2.

Airtable is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Airtable offers 15 main features). compare head to head: Airtable Vs Basecamp

5. Asana

Asana is an alternative Project Management software, Asana installed on-premises or used cloud based, Basecamp can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Asana, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than Basecamp with a score of 4.2.

Asana is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Asana offers 20 main features). compare head to head: Asana Vs Basecamp

6. WorkZone Project Management

WorkZone Project Management is an alternative Project Management software, WorkZone Project Management installed on-premises or used cloud based, Basecamp can be used on-premises and on the cloud. WorkZone Project Management is considered same cost to implement ($24 per user/month) as Basecamp, both with a pricing score of 4.2.

WorkZone Project Management is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (WorkZone offers 15 main features). compare head to head: WorkZone Project Management Vs Basecamp

7. ClickUp

ClickUp is an alternative Project Management software, ClickUp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Basecamp can be used on-premises and on the cloud. ClickUp, with a pricing score of 2.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Basecamp with a score of 4.2.

ClickUp is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ClickUp offers 16 main features). compare head to head: ClickUp Vs Basecamp

8. Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker is an alternative Project Management software, Pivotal Tracker installed on-premises or used cloud based, Basecamp can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Pivotal Tracker, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Basecamp with a score of 4.2.

Pivotal Tracker is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Pivotal offers 18 main features). compare head to head: Pivotal Tracker Vs Basecamp

9. Workfront

Workfront is an alternative Project Management software, Workfront installed on-premises or used cloud based, Basecamp can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Workfront, with a pricing score of 10 is considered more expensive to implement than Basecamp with a score of 4.2.

Workfront is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Workfront offers 25 main features). compare head to head: Workfront Vs Basecamp

10. KanbanFlow

KanbanFlow is an alternative Project Management software, KanbanFlow used on the cloud, Basecamp can be used on-premises and on the cloud. KanbanFlow is considered same cost to implement ($5 per user/month) as Basecamp, both with a pricing score of 4.2.

KanbanFlow is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (KanbanFlow offers 15 main features). compare head to head: KanbanFlow Vs Basecamp

11. TeamGantt

TeamGantt is an alternative Project Management software, TeamGantt installed on-premises or used cloud based, Basecamp can be used on-premises and on the cloud. TeamGantt, with a pricing score of 3.4 is considered less expensive to implement than Basecamp with a score of 4.2.

TeamGantt is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (TeamGantt offers 15 main features). compare head to head: TeamGantt Vs Basecamp

12. Freedcamp

Freedcamp is an alternative Project Management software, Freedcamp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Basecamp can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Freedcamp, with a pricing score of 3 is considered less expensive to implement than Basecamp with a score of 4.2.

Freedcamp is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Freedcamp offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Freedcamp Vs Basecamp

13. Quire

Quire is an alternative Project Management software, Quire installed on-premises, Basecamp can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Quire, with a pricing score of 5.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Basecamp with a score of 4.2.

Quire is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Quire offers 7 main features). compare head to head: Quire Vs Basecamp

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.