Compare Basecamp, EPM Live, and Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management

Pricing

 
Basecamp For Us
$29
per month
Project Professional (Project Managers)
$1,159.99
 
Basecamp With Clients
$79
per month
Project Standard (Project Managers)
$589.99
 
Basecamp Big
$3,000
per year
Project Online Premium
$55
/User/Month
 
Project Online Professional
$30
/User/Month
 
Project Online Essentials
$7
/User/Month
 
Free Trial Unavailable
Free Trial Unavailable
Free Trial Unavailable
Basecamp
Basecamp For Us
$29per month
Basecamp With Clients
$79per month
Basecamp Big
$3,000per year
Free Trial Unavailable
EPM Live
Free Trial Unavailable
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Project Professional (Project Managers)
$1,159.99
Project Standard (Project Managers)
$589.99
Project Online Premium
$55/User/Month
Project Online Professional
$30/User/Month
Project Online Essentials
$7/User/Month
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.4
7.7
8.3
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.5
7.6
7.2
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.7
Not enough data available
7.5
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.6
Not enough data available
7.6
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.3
6.7
7.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.7
Not enough data available
8.0
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
7.4
4.2
6.5
Meets Requirements
Basecamp
8.4
EPM Live
7.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.3
Ease of Use
Basecamp
8.5
EPM Live
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.2
Ease of Setup
Basecamp
8.7
EPM Live
Not enough data available
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Ease of Admin
Basecamp
8.6
EPM Live
Not enough data available
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Quality of Support
Basecamp
8.3
EPM Live
6.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Basecamp
8.7
EPM Live
Not enough data available
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.0
Product Direction (% positive)
Basecamp
7.4
EPM Live
4.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
6.5

Features

Tasks
Task Creation and Assignment
Basecamp
8.9
EPM Live
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.4
Due Dates
Basecamp
8.7
EPM Live
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.5
Task Prioritization
Basecamp
7.8
EPM Live
6.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.2
To-Do Lists
Basecamp
8.7
EPM Live
7.3
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1
Collaboration
Collaborative Project Planning
Basecamp
8.7
EPM Live
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.7
Comments
Basecamp
8.7
EPM Live
7.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Documents and Uploads
Basecamp
8.6
EPM Live
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Projects
Gantt Chart / Project Map
Basecamp
6.8
EPM Live
7.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.6
Calendar View
Basecamp
7.7
EPM Live
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.3
Baselining / KPIs
Basecamp
7.0
EPM Live
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Project Budgeting
Basecamp
6.8
EPM Live
7.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Issue Tracking
Basecamp
7.6
EPM Live
7.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Portfolio Management
Portfolio Coordination
Basecamp
7.9
EPM Live
7.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Portfolio Budgeting
Basecamp
7.3
EPM Live
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
What-If Scenarios
Basecamp
7.1
EPM Live
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Workflow
Basecamp
8.0
EPM Live
7.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Request Management
Basecamp
7.8
EPM Live
7.3
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Cost Tracking
Basecamp
6.9
EPM Live
8.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
ROI and Forecasting
Basecamp
6.9
EPM Live
7.3
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Risk Analysis
Basecamp
7.0
EPM Live
7.3
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Resource Management
Resource Database
Basecamp
7.8
EPM Live
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Resource Allocation
Basecamp
7.7
EPM Live
6.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Workload Capacity
Basecamp
7.9
EPM Live
7.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Time Tracking
Basecamp
7.6
EPM Live
8.3
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1
Platform
Alerts
Basecamp
8.4
EPM Live
7.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.7
Mobile
Basecamp
8.0
EPM Live
6.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
6.9
User, Role, and Access Management
Basecamp
8.4
EPM Live
7.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
API / Integrations
Basecamp
7.7
EPM Live
6.3
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Reporting and Dashboards
Basecamp
7.9
EPM Live
6.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Customization
Basecamp
7.3
EPM Live
6.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Performance and Reliability
Basecamp
8.8
EPM Live
6.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
50.0%
9.1%
24.7%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
31.6%
36.4%
27.2%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
18.3%
54.5%
48.1%
Basecamp
Small-Business
50.0%
Mid-Market
31.6%
Enterprise
18.3%
EPM Live
Small-Business
9.1%
Mid-Market
36.4%
Enterprise
54.5%
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Small-Business
24.7%
Mid-Market
27.2%
Enterprise
48.1%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Marketing and Advertising
16.6%
Utilities
9.1%
Information Technology and Services
14.4%
 
Information Technology and Services
6.8%
Telecommunications
9.1%
Hospital & Health Care
5.0%
 
Non-Profit Organization Management
6.0%
Non-Profit Organization Management
9.1%
Higher Education
4.9%
 
Higher Education
5.8%
Information Technology and Services
9.1%
Computer Software
4.7%
 
Computer Software
5.4%
Higher Education
9.1%
Construction
4.4%
 
Other
59.3%
Other
54.5%
Other
66.5%
Basecamp
Marketing and Advertising
16.6%
Information Technology and Services
6.8%
Non-Profit Organization Management
6.0%
Higher Education
5.8%
Computer Software
5.4%
Other
59.3%
EPM Live
Utilities
9.1%
Telecommunications
9.1%
Non-Profit Organization Management
9.1%
Information Technology and Services
9.1%
Higher Education
9.1%
Other
54.5%
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Information Technology and Services
14.4%
Hospital & Health Care
5.0%
Higher Education
4.9%
Computer Software
4.7%
Construction
4.4%
Other
66.5%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 User in Internet

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

G2 User in Utilities

The best is process and concept of this PM Tool. Especial, I like the Cost management module and some Online planner ssuch as Online Planner, Agile Planner and Kanban.

John O.
User in Computer Software

Microsoft Project has been a standard for tracking projects of various sizes. The dependency chaining works quite well and helps visualize resource and task scheduling. Good for milestone tracking at a high level, while also designating resources to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jeff N.
Administrator

Slow to load. Frozen development because they start from scratch for each new version. Lack of native integrations because developers have to develop new integration for each new version. I wish it had some kind of webform data entry onboarding feature...

G2 User in Computer Software

Performance is horrible. We use a cloud account so I can't speak to performance or speed of a locally hosted account. EPM Live is down an unacceptable amount of time. I'm sure the "official" uptime statistics are much higher than what is actually the...

Brittany T.
User in Computer Software

It is buggy and difficult to use at times. It does not lend its self to ease of use.

 
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
Jeff N.
Administrator

Slow to load. Frozen development because they start from scratch for each new version. Lack of native integrations because developers have to develop new integration for each new version. I wish it had some kind of webform data entry onboarding feature...

EPM Live
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 User in Utilities

The best is process and concept of this PM Tool. Especial, I like the Cost management module and some Online planner ssuch as Online Planner, Agile Planner and Kanban.

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User in Computer Software

Performance is horrible. We use a cloud account so I can't speak to performance or speed of a locally hosted account. EPM Live is down an unacceptable amount of time. I'm sure the "official" uptime statistics are much higher than what is actually the...

Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Most Helpful Favorable Review
John O.
User in Computer Software

Microsoft Project has been a standard for tracking projects of various sizes. The dependency chaining works quite well and helps visualize resource and task scheduling. Good for milestone tracking at a high level, while also designating resources to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Brittany T.
User in Computer Software

It is buggy and difficult to use at times. It does not lend its self to ease of use.

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