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side-by-side comparison of Basecamp vs. Smartsheet
based on preference data from user reviews. Basecamp rates 4.1/5 stars with 4,604 reviews. By contrast, Smartsheet rates 4.3/5 stars with 2,417 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
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
(2,417)
4.3 out of 5
Smartsheet
Star Rating
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
Market Segments
Basecamp
Basecamp
Small-Business (49.3% of reviews)
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
Mid-Market (39.8% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Basecamp
Basecamp
$3,000 per year
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
$14/ month

Basecamp vs Smartsheet

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Basecamp easier to use and set up. Reviewers also felt that Basecamp was easier to do business with overall. However, reviewers felt that administration of both products was equally easy.

  • Reviewers felt that Smartsheet meets the needs of their business better than Basecamp.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Smartsheet is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Smartsheet over Basecamp.
Categories
Shared Categories
Basecamp
Basecamp
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
Basecamp and Smartsheet are categorized as Project Management
Unique Categories
Basecamp
Basecamp has no unique categories
Pricing
Basecamp
Basecamp Pricing
Basecamp Big
$3,000per year
Basecamp With Clients
$79per month
Basecamp For Us
$29per month
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Smartsheet
Smartsheet Pricing
Individual
$14/ month
Business
$25/month
Enterprise
Contactfor pricing
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.5
Responses: 4228
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.6
Responses: 2120
Ease of Use
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.5
Responses: 4237
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.4
Responses: 2137
Ease of Setup
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.7
Responses: 1245
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.5
Responses: 858
Ease of Admin
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.6
Responses: 1203
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.6
Responses: 855
Quality of Support
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.3
Responses: 2791
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.4
Responses: 1589
Ease of Doing Business With
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.7
Responses: 1057
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.6
Responses: 769
Product Direction (% positive)
Basecamp
Basecamp
7.4
Responses: 4192
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.0
Responses: 2112
Features
Tasks
Creation & Assignment
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.0
Responses: 211
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
9.0
Responses: 315
Verified Feature
Due Dates
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.0
Responses: 212
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
9.0
Responses: 320
Verified Feature
Task Prioritization
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.6
Responses: 204
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.9
Responses: 301
Verified Feature
To-Do Lists
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.1
Responses: 215
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
9.0
Responses: 307
Verified Feature
Dependecies
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.8
Responses: 298
Verified Feature
Mass Updates
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
Feature Not Available
Drag & Drop
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.9
Responses: 199
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.8
Responses: 293
Verified Feature
Recurring Tasks
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.8
Responses: 274
Verified Feature
Projects
Planning
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.0
Responses: 203
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.9
Responses: 296
Verified Feature
Project Map
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
9.0
Responses: 289
Verified Feature
GANTT
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.4
Responses: 168
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.8
Responses: 282
Verified Feature
Calendar View
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.0
Responses: 194
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.7
Responses: 282
Verified Feature
Views
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.9
Responses: 178
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.8
Responses: 291
Verified Feature
Project Budgeting
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.7
Responses: 234
Verified Feature
Issue Tracking
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.7
Responses: 279
Verified Feature
Templates
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.8
Responses: 181
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.6
Responses: 299
Verified Feature
Critical Path
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.6
Responses: 248
Verified Feature
Time & Expense
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.6
Responses: 235
Verified Feature
Methodologies
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.7
Responses: 169
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.5
Responses: 230
Verified Feature
Resource Management
Resource Definiton
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.8
Responses: 170
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.6
Responses: 225
Verified Feature
Capacity
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.5
Responses: 234
Verified Feature
Scheduling
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.1
Responses: 184
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.8
Responses: 259
Verified Feature
Project Monitoring
Baselining / KPIs
Basecamp
Basecamp
8.8
Responses: 175
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.5
Responses: 254
Verified Feature
Resource Allocation
Basecamp
Basecamp
Feature Not Available
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.5
Responses: 249
Verified Feature
Dashboards
Basecamp
Basecamp
9.0
Responses: 184
Verified Feature
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
8.7
Responses: 293
Verified Feature
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of Basecamp were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment, while reviewers for Smartsheet were more commonly in the Mid-Market segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Basecamp
Basecamp
49.3%
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
31.5%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Basecamp
Basecamp
33.0%
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
39.8%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Basecamp
Basecamp
17.7%
Smartsheet
Smartsheet
28.8%
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%
Smartsheet
Smartsheet Industry
Information Technology and Services
9.4%
Marketing and Advertising
6.9%
Computer Software
6.7%
Hospital & Health Care
4.2%
Higher Education
3.9%
Other
68.8%
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.

Smartsheet
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
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.

Smartsheet
Jeff N.
Administrator in Health, Wellness and Fitness

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...

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
Smartsheet
Smartsheet Discussions
How do you decide on what features will you add to smart sheet?
5 comments
Elaiza Joyce R.
ER
It depends on what your needs are. If you haven't yet started using Smartsheet, I would recommend signing up for a free account and getting familiar with...Read more
Is there a DSK or package enabling to link up Tableau to Smart sheet?
5 comments
Alan K.
AK
Hi Alan, I guess you meant an SDK? Have a look at this link that might answer your question:...Read more
Will there be document capability in the future?
5 comments
Alexa K.
AK
You can add any Word docs or Excel spreadsheets as attachments to your worksheet instead of at a line level. Click the paperclip on the far right side of...Read more
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