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Basecamp Project Management Software

By: Matt Gossett


Successful project management can be achieved in business through proper organization and clarity in collaboration amongst team members. Project management software is useful in helping businesses store and share valuable project information with team members. Here I’ll review Basecamp, a cloud-based service that promotes organized and efficient collaboration on projects.

Single-Page Projects
With the convenience of viewing a project on a single page, Basecamp users can quickly identify project details without having to stress over complex site navigation. From the menu at the top of the dashboard, Basecamp users can access all discussions, to-dos, files, text documents and dates.
Maintain Your Files
Basecamp allows users to store and share files related to a particular project for easy access and collaboration on important documents. Similar to other cloud storage services, Basecamp charges a higher monthly subscription fee for more file storage capacity.
Facilitate Discussion
Basecamp makes it easy for users to facilitate group discussion on a project. People can elect to receive notifications via email when messages are received and reply directly from the email without signing in to the site. The discussion board also allows users to attach documents to messages.
See Everyone’s Schedule
Basecamp helps eliminate the hassle of having to coordinate around everyone’s schedule by incorporating a universally visible calendar. This way, project managers can schedule a meeting without having to worry about whether someone is available at a particular time.
Work With Clients
Basecamp encourages project managers to invite clients to view projects while maintaining complete control over what information they can access. When you invite someone to a project, you can add them as a member of your team or as a member of your client’s team.
Mobile Application
With an application available for download on mobile devices, Basecamp users can benefit from the convenience of accessing their project information without a computer. Basecamp’s mobile application enables users to access and edit to-do lists, discussion boards, and calendar dates.
Basecamp service plans start at $20/month, which includes 10 projects and 3GB of file storage space. An unlimited project plan is available for $150/month, with 100GB of storage space. All plans include bank-level security and daily backup while allowing project managers to invite unlimited users to any project.
With over 8 million projects under management and 97% of customers recommending the service, Basecamp has proven to be a popular and effective choice amongst businesses since its inception in 2004. I would recommend Basecamp to any small businesses seeking a practical project management software solution.
Published: September 17, 2013

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Matt Gossett

Matt Gossett is a writer and editor for Tarkenton Companies. A graduate of Washington and Lee, Matt is currently studying International Business at the HEC School of Management in Paris. He specializes in leadership issues, combining insight from business, athletics, and education. Connect with him on

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