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Pricing

 
Professional
$10
Per user / per month
Basecamp With Clients
$79
per month
Project Online Professional
$30
/User/Month
 
Business
$25
Per user / per month
Basecamp Big
$3,000
per year
Project Online Essentials
$7
/User/Month
 
Enterprise
$45
Per user / per month
Basecamp For Us
$29
per month
Project Professional (Project Managers)
$1,159.99
 
Project Standard (Project Managers)
$589.99
 
Project Online Premium
$55
/User/Month
 
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
Free Trial Unavailable
Synergy
Professional
$10 Per user / per month
Business
$25 Per user / per month
Enterprise
$45 Per user / per month
Free Trial
Basecamp
Basecamp With Clients
$79per month
Basecamp Big
$3,000per year
Basecamp For Us
$29per month
Free Trial Unavailable
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Project Online Professional
$30/User/Month
Project Online Essentials
$7/User/Month
Project Professional (Project Managers)
$1,159.99
Project Standard (Project Managers)
$589.99
Project Online Premium
$55/User/Month
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.7
8.3
8.3
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
7.9
8.5
7.2
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
6.8
8.7
7.5
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.3
8.6
7.6
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
9.0
8.3
7.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.9
8.7
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
9.3
7.3
6.5
Meets Requirements
Synergy
8.7
Basecamp
8.3
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.3
Ease of Use
Synergy
7.9
Basecamp
8.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.2
Ease of Setup
Synergy
6.8
Basecamp
8.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Ease of Admin
Synergy
8.3
Basecamp
8.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Quality of Support
Synergy
9.0
Basecamp
8.3
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Synergy
8.9
Basecamp
8.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Synergy
9.3
Basecamp
7.3
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
6.5

Features

Tasks
Task Creation and Assignment
Synergy
7.4
Basecamp
8.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.4
Due Dates
Synergy
Not enough data available
Basecamp
8.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.5
Task Prioritization
Synergy
Not enough data available
Basecamp
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.2
To-Do Lists
Synergy
7.5
Basecamp
8.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1
Collaboration
Collaborative Project Planning
Synergy
8.1
Basecamp
8.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.7
Comments
Synergy
8.6
Basecamp
8.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Documents and Uploads
Synergy
7.9
Basecamp
8.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Projects
Gantt Chart / Project Map
Synergy
6.7
Basecamp
6.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.6
Calendar View
Synergy
7.6
Basecamp
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.3
Baselining / KPIs
Synergy
Not enough data available
Basecamp
6.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Project Budgeting
Synergy
7.7
Basecamp
6.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Issue Tracking
Synergy
Not enough data available
Basecamp
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Portfolio Management
Portfolio Coordination
Synergy
Not enough data available
Basecamp
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Portfolio Budgeting
Synergy
8.6
Basecamp
7.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
What-If Scenarios
Synergy
Not enough data available
Basecamp
7.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Workflow
Synergy
7.9
Basecamp
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Request Management
Synergy
Not enough data available
Basecamp
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Cost Tracking
Synergy
8.3
Basecamp
6.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
ROI and Forecasting
Synergy
Not enough data available
Basecamp
6.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Risk Analysis
Synergy
Not enough data available
Basecamp
6.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Resource Management
Resource Database
Synergy
Not enough data available
Basecamp
7.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Resource Allocation
Synergy
Not enough data available
Basecamp
7.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Workload Capacity
Synergy
Not enough data available
Basecamp
7.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Time Tracking
Synergy
8.6
Basecamp
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1
Platform
Alerts
Synergy
8.0
Basecamp
8.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.7
Mobile
Synergy
7.2
Basecamp
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.0
User, Role, and Access Management
Synergy
8.0
Basecamp
8.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
API / Integrations
Synergy
7.1
Basecamp
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Reporting and Dashboards
Synergy
7.6
Basecamp
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Customization
Synergy
6.4
Basecamp
7.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Performance and Reliability
Synergy
8.1
Basecamp
8.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
77.8%
50.6%
24.7%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
11.1%
31.6%
27.2%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
11.1%
17.8%
48.1%
Synergy
Small-Business
77.8%
Mid-Market
11.1%
Enterprise
11.1%
Basecamp
Small-Business
50.6%
Mid-Market
31.6%
Enterprise
17.8%
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Small-Business
24.7%
Mid-Market
27.2%
Enterprise
48.1%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Civil Engineering
26.1%
Marketing and Advertising
16.4%
Information Technology and Services
14.6%
 
Architecture & Planning
21.7%
Information Technology and Services
6.6%
Hospital & Health Care
5.3%
 
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
13.0%
Higher Education
6.4%
Higher Education
5.0%
 
Design
13.0%
Non-Profit Organization Management
6.2%
Construction
4.7%
 
Construction
13.0%
Computer Software
5.7%
Computer Software
4.4%
 
Other
13.0%
Other
58.8%
Other
66.0%
Synergy
Civil Engineering
26.1%
Architecture & Planning
21.7%
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
13.0%
Design
13.0%
Construction
13.0%
Other
13.0%
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%
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Information Technology and Services
14.6%
Hospital & Health Care
5.3%
Higher Education
5.0%
Construction
4.7%
Computer Software
4.4%
Other
66.0%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 User

Total Synergy is a lot more intuitive than other project software systems that we have used. It's as if it was actually designed for professionals that work in the construction / development industry!

G2 User in Internet

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

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
G2 User

Reports. I find creating them and producing them very counter intuitive. I also find that there are multiple feature that could be added to Synergy but when i ask if they can be integrated their isn't a drive to look to expand the potential of the...

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.

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.

 
Synergy
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 User

Total Synergy is a lot more intuitive than other project software systems that we have used. It's as if it was actually designed for professionals that work in the construction / development industry!

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User

Reports. I find creating them and producing them very counter intuitive. I also find that there are multiple feature that could be added to Synergy but when i ask if they can be integrated their isn't a drive to look to expand the potential of the...

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.

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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