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Compare Basecamp and Microsoft Project Server

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side-by-side comparison of Basecamp vs. Microsoft Project Server
based on preference data from user reviews. Basecamp rates 4.1/5 stars with 4,604 reviews. By contrast, Microsoft Project Server rates 4.1/5 stars with 108 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Basecamp
Basecamp
(4,604)
4.1 out of 5
Basecamp
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
(108)
4.1 out of 5
Microsoft Project Server
Star Rating
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
Market Segments
Basecamp
Basecamp
Small-Business (49.3% of reviews)
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
Enterprise (51.1% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Basecamp
Basecamp
$3,000 per year
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
$55 per user per month

Basecamp vs Microsoft Project Server

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Basecamp easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Basecamp overall.

  • Basecamp and Microsoft Project Server both meet the requirements of our reviewers at a comparable rate.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Basecamp is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Basecamp over Microsoft Project Server.
Categories
Shared Categories
Basecamp
Basecamp
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
Basecamp and Microsoft Project Server are categorized as Project Management
Unique Categories
Basecamp
Basecamp has no unique categories
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server has no unique categories
Pricing
Basecamp
Basecamp Pricing
Basecamp Big
$3,000per year
Basecamp With Clients
$79per month
Basecamp For Us
$29per month
Free Trial Unavailable
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server Pricing
Project Online Premium
$55per user per month
Project Online Professional
$30per user per month
Project Online Essentials
$7per user per month
Free Trial Unavailable
Ratings
Meets Requirements
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.5
Responses: 4228
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.5
Responses: 76
Ease of Use
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.5
Responses: 4237
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
7.3
Responses: 74
Ease of Setup
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.7
Responses: 1245
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
6.8
Responses: 37
Ease of Admin
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.6
Responses: 1203
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
7.3
Responses: 37
Quality of Support
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.3
Responses: 2791
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
7.8
Responses: 64
Ease of Doing Business With
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.7
Responses: 1057
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.0
Responses: 35
Product Direction (% positive)
Basecamp
Basecamp
7.4
Responses: 4192
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
7.1
Responses: 73
Features
Tasks
Creation & Assignment
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.0
Responses: 211
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.3
Responses: 17
Verified Feature
Due Dates
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.0
Responses: 212
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.6
Responses: 18
Verified Feature
Task Prioritization
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.6
Responses: 204
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.6
Responses: 17
Verified Feature
To-Do Lists
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.1
Responses: 215
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
7.8
Responses: 16
Verified Feature
Dependecies
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
Feature Not Available
Mass Updates
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
7.5
Responses: 16
Verified Feature
Drag & Drop
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.9
Responses: 199
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
7.4
Responses: 17
Verified Feature
Recurring Tasks
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
Feature Not Available
Projects
Planning
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.0
Responses: 203
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.7
Responses: 18
Verified Feature
Project Map
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.7
Responses: 18
Verified Feature
GANTT
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.4
Responses: 168
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.9
Responses: 17
Verified Feature
Calendar View
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.0
Responses: 194
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.5
Responses: 18
Verified Feature
Views
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.9
Responses: 178
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.6
Responses: 18
Verified Feature
Project Budgeting
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
7.6
Responses: 17
Verified Feature
Issue Tracking
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.4
Responses: 17
Verified Feature
Templates
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.8
Responses: 181
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.4
Responses: 16
Verified Feature
Critical Path
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
Feature Not Available
Time & Expense
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
7.1
Responses: 15
Verified Feature
Methodologies
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.7
Responses: 169
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
7.8
Responses: 13
Verified Feature
Resource Management
Resource Definiton
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.8
Responses: 170
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.4
Responses: 18
Verified Feature
Capacity
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.2
Responses: 18
Verified Feature
Scheduling
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.1
Responses: 184
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.4
Responses: 18
Verified Feature
Project Monitoring
Baselining / KPIs
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.8
Responses: 175
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
7.7
Responses: 18
Verified Feature
Resource Allocation
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.6
Responses: 18
Verified Feature
Dashboards
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.0
Responses: 184
Verified Feature
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
8.1
Responses: 18
Verified Feature
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of Basecamp were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment, while reviewers for Microsoft Project Server were more commonly in the Enterprise segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Basecamp
Basecamp
49.3%
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
6.7%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Basecamp
Basecamp
33.0%
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
42.2%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Basecamp
Basecamp
17.7%
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server
51.1%
Reviewers' Industry
Basecamp
Basecamp Industry
Marketing and Advertising
16.8%
Information Technology and Services
6.9%
Non-Profit Organization Management
6.1%
Computer Software
5.2%
Higher Education
4.7%
Other
60.2%
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server Industry
Information Technology and Services
23.1%
Computer Software
11.0%
Financial Services
5.5%
Hospital & Health Care
4.4%
Telecommunications
3.3%
Other
52.7%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Basecamp
G
User in Computer Software

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

Microsoft Project Server
Kryz O.
User in Computer Software

A great tool for planning projects, setting milestones, resources etc. Very easy to use and very quickly get complex projects with multiple tasks

Most Helpful Critical Review
Basecamp
Paul S.
Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and Services

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

Microsoft Project Server
GG
User in Government Relations

MS Project Server has room to grow in the risk management/decision tools area. The present libraries are enhanced SharePoint lists and not integrated in the schedule and decision/driver libraries. Overall I would give this service a B.

Discussions
Basecamp
Basecamp Discussions
Why does it work slow in mobile phones?
7 comments
Mannan R.
MR
I don't notice it being particularly slwoRead more
is basecamp going to expand and add more fetures
5 comments
MB
Well if the past is any indication, I would say yes they are going to keep adding features at some point. They are on basecamp 3, which is a vast...Read more
Is there a way to get reports on certain employee's productivity?
5 comments
Sherry O.
SO
You can view their activity like conversation and completed to-dos' but there are no reports.Read more
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server Discussions
Is it well suited for any type of project?
2 comments
Vincenzo L.
VL
sure , it supports project, programs and portfolio management ,planning and tracking i have used with many governmental clients to manage roadmap,...Read more
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Microsoft Project Server has no more discussions with answers
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