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Pricing

 
Annual billing
$6.25
per member, per month
Individual
$14
/ month
Basecamp With Clients
$79
per month
 
Monthly billing
$7
per member, per month
Business
$25
/month
Basecamp Big
$3,000
per year
 
Get Paid Bundle - Annual billing
$2
per member, per month
Enterprise
Contact
for pricing
Basecamp For Us
$29
per month
 
Free Trial
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
ActiveCollab
Annual billing
$6.25per member, per month
Monthly billing
$7per member, per month
Get Paid Bundle - Annual billing
$2per member, per month
Free Trial
Smartsheet
Individual
$14/ month
Business
$25/month
Enterprise
Contactfor pricing
Free Trial
Basecamp
Basecamp With Clients
$79per month
Basecamp Big
$3,000per year
Basecamp For Us
$29per month
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.1
8.4
8.3
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.8
8.2
8.5
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.3
8.4
8.7
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.7
8.5
8.6
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.0
8.2
8.3
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.2
8.5
8.7
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.1
7.8
7.3
Meets Requirements
ActiveCollab
8.1
Smartsheet
8.4
Basecamp
8.3
Ease of Use
ActiveCollab
8.8
Smartsheet
8.2
Basecamp
8.5
Ease of Setup
ActiveCollab
8.3
Smartsheet
8.4
Basecamp
8.7
Ease of Admin
ActiveCollab
8.7
Smartsheet
8.5
Basecamp
8.6
Quality of Support
ActiveCollab
8.0
Smartsheet
8.2
Basecamp
8.3
Ease of Doing Business With
ActiveCollab
8.2
Smartsheet
8.5
Basecamp
8.7
Product Direction (% positive)
ActiveCollab
8.1
Smartsheet
7.8
Basecamp
7.3

Features

Tasks
Task Creation and Assignment
ActiveCollab
9.2
Smartsheet
8.7
Basecamp
8.9
Due Dates
ActiveCollab
8.9
Smartsheet
8.8
Basecamp
8.7
Task Prioritization
ActiveCollab
8.1
Smartsheet
8.5
Basecamp
7.8
To-Do Lists
ActiveCollab
7.9
Smartsheet
8.5
Basecamp
8.7
Collaboration
Collaborative Project Planning
ActiveCollab
8.5
Smartsheet
8.7
Basecamp
8.7
Comments
ActiveCollab
8.6
Smartsheet
8.2
Basecamp
8.7
Documents and Uploads
ActiveCollab
7.4
Smartsheet
8.4
Basecamp
8.6
Projects
Gantt Chart / Project Map
ActiveCollab
7.9
Smartsheet
8.5
Basecamp
6.7
Calendar View
ActiveCollab
8.3
Smartsheet
8.1
Basecamp
7.6
Baselining / KPIs
ActiveCollab
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
7.6
Basecamp
6.9
Project Budgeting
ActiveCollab
8.0
Smartsheet
7.7
Basecamp
6.7
Issue Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.1
Smartsheet
8.0
Basecamp
7.6
Portfolio Management
Portfolio Coordination
ActiveCollab
8.4
Smartsheet
8.0
Basecamp
7.8
Portfolio Budgeting
ActiveCollab
8.2
Smartsheet
7.9
Basecamp
7.2
What-If Scenarios
ActiveCollab
8.3
Smartsheet
7.3
Basecamp
7.1
Workflow
ActiveCollab
8.4
Smartsheet
8.2
Basecamp
8.0
Request Management
ActiveCollab
8.3
Smartsheet
8.0
Basecamp
7.8
Cost Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.4
Smartsheet
7.8
Basecamp
6.9
ROI and Forecasting
ActiveCollab
8.5
Smartsheet
7.6
Basecamp
6.8
Risk Analysis
ActiveCollab
8.1
Smartsheet
7.6
Basecamp
6.9
Resource Management
Resource Database
ActiveCollab
8.3
Smartsheet
7.9
Basecamp
7.7
Resource Allocation
ActiveCollab
8.1
Smartsheet
8.0
Basecamp
7.7
Workload Capacity
ActiveCollab
8.4
Smartsheet
8.1
Basecamp
7.9
Time Tracking
ActiveCollab
8.4
Smartsheet
8.0
Basecamp
7.6
Platform
Alerts
ActiveCollab
8.5
Smartsheet
8.2
Basecamp
8.4
Mobile
ActiveCollab
7.5
Smartsheet
7.8
Basecamp
8.0
User, Role, and Access Management
ActiveCollab
8.5
Smartsheet
8.4
Basecamp
8.4
API / Integrations
ActiveCollab
7.7
Smartsheet
7.4
Basecamp
7.6
Reporting and Dashboards
ActiveCollab
7.4
Smartsheet
7.9
Basecamp
7.8
Customization
ActiveCollab
7.2
Smartsheet
7.8
Basecamp
7.2
Performance and Reliability
ActiveCollab
8.0
Smartsheet
8.6
Basecamp
8.8

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
68.4%
32.5%
50.6%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
18.4%
37.9%
31.6%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
13.2%
29.6%
17.8%
ActiveCollab
Small-Business
68.4%
Mid-Market
18.4%
Enterprise
13.2%
Smartsheet
Small-Business
32.5%
Mid-Market
37.9%
Enterprise
29.6%
Basecamp
Small-Business
50.6%
Mid-Market
31.6%
Enterprise
17.8%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Marketing and Advertising
39.2%
Information Technology and Services
11.2%
Marketing and Advertising
16.4%
 
Information Technology and Services
9.8%
Computer Software
7.9%
Information Technology and Services
6.6%
 
Telecommunications
7.8%
Marketing and Advertising
6.7%
Higher Education
6.4%
 
Graphic Design
7.8%
Higher Education
5.5%
Non-Profit Organization Management
6.2%
 
Computer Software
5.9%
Hospital & Health Care
4.3%
Computer Software
5.7%
 
Other
29.4%
Other
64.3%
Other
58.8%
ActiveCollab
Marketing and Advertising
39.2%
Information Technology and Services
9.8%
Telecommunications
7.8%
Graphic Design
7.8%
Computer Software
5.9%
Other
29.4%
Smartsheet
Information Technology and Services
11.2%
Computer Software
7.9%
Marketing and Advertising
6.7%
Higher Education
5.5%
Hospital & Health Care
4.3%
Other
64.3%
Basecamp
Marketing and Advertising
16.4%
Information Technology and Services
6.6%
Higher Education
6.4%
Non-Profit Organization Management
6.2%
Computer Software
5.7%
Other
58.8%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Andrew M.
G2 User in Telecommunications

I like the interface, especially of ActiveCollab 5, which is massive UI/UX improvement over AC 4. The product works and feels like Basecamp, but drastically expands the functions of Basecamp with invoicing, estimates and modules that allow you to increase...

Scott B.
Consultant in Computer Software

SmartSheet's simplicity and intuitive design make it very easy to become productive very quickly. It combines the best aspects of Microsoft Excel like the ability to create complex formulas with the sharing, collaborative parts of Google spreadsheets.

G2 User in Internet

Caveman ready interface. It's like an apple product; crack it open and go.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User

IT IS NEVER FULLY FUNCTIONAL. There is never a day (use it daily) that Active Collab fully works. The entire thing will be down, we won't be able to upload files, and reports can all be down at different times throughout the week. It sucks because it is so...

Jeff N.
Administrator

Slowest app to load, sometimes takes several reloads for app to become available. Slower than any other app I use. Downtime for maintenance. Have to log back in after maintenance. Adertisement banners appearing across top of page more and more. Can't merge...

Paul S.
Executive Sponsor in Marketing and Advertising

Things haven't evolved over the last couple years and now there are other options out there for managing projects and tracking time.

 
ActiveCollab
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Andrew M.
G2 User in Telecommunications

I like the interface, especially of ActiveCollab 5, which is massive UI/UX improvement over AC 4. The product works and feels like Basecamp, but drastically expands the functions of Basecamp with invoicing, estimates and modules that allow you to increase...

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User

IT IS NEVER FULLY FUNCTIONAL. There is never a day (use it daily) that Active Collab fully works. The entire thing will be down, we won't be able to upload files, and reports can all be down at different times throughout the week. It sucks because it is so...

Smartsheet
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Scott B.
Consultant in Computer Software

SmartSheet's simplicity and intuitive design make it very easy to become productive very quickly. It combines the best aspects of Microsoft Excel like the ability to create complex formulas with the sharing, collaborative parts of Google spreadsheets.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jeff N.
Administrator

Slowest app to load, sometimes takes several reloads for app to become available. Slower than any other app I use. Downtime for maintenance. Have to log back in after maintenance. Adertisement banners appearing across top of page more and more. Can't merge...

Basecamp
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 User in Internet

Caveman ready interface. It's like an apple product; crack it open and go.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Paul S.
Executive Sponsor in Marketing and Advertising

Things haven't evolved over the last couple years and now there are other options out there for managing projects and tracking time.

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Videos

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See how Smartsheet works across an organization to make projects and team collaboration easy. Integration videos: JIRA, Salesforce, Microsoft O365, G Suite, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Customer Videos: MOD Pizza, Cisco. Project Portfolio Managment in Smartsheet

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ActiveCollab
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Smartsheet

See how Smartsheet works across an organization to make projects and team collaboration easy. Integration videos: JIRA, Salesforce, Microsoft O365, G Suite, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Customer Videos: MOD Pizza, Cisco. Project Portfolio Managment in Smartsheet

Basecamp
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