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Basecamp vs Confluence: What are the differences?

Developers describe Basecamp as "The leading web-based project management and collaboration tool". Basecamp is a project management and group collaboration tool. The tool includes features for schedules, tasks, files, and messages. On the other hand, Confluence is detailed as "One place to share, find, and collaborate on information". Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.

Basecamp and Confluence can be primarily classified as "Project Management" tools.

Some of the features offered by Basecamp are:

  • Basecamp is super fast and famously easy to use.
  • Basecamp helps you get caught up if you’ve been away.
  • Have full control of who sees which projects.

On the other hand, Confluence provides the following key features:

  • Spaces
  • Pages
  • Editor

"Team collaboration (non-tech)" is the primary reason why developers consider Basecamp over the competitors, whereas "Wiki search power" was stated as the key factor in picking Confluence.

According to the StackShare community, Confluence has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1152 company stacks & 628 developers stacks; compared to Basecamp, which is listed in 123 company stacks and 51 developer stacks.

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What is Basecamp?

Basecamp is a project management and group collaboration tool. The tool includes features for schedules, tasks, files, and messages.

What is Confluence?

Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
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      What are some alternatives to Basecamp and Confluence?
      Asana
      Asana is the easiest way for teams to track their work. From tasks and projects to conversations and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish--and get results. Available at asana.com and on iOS & Android.
      Slack
      Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
      Trello
      Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.
      Jira
      Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.
      Dropbox
      Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
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      Avatar of Giovanni Candido da Silva
      Giovanni Candido da Silva uses ConfluenceConfluence

      All ideas and knowledge that needs to be elaborated or shared is done in this wiki. With plugins for create embedded prototypes.

      Also is part of the development processes to create requisites and other artefacts.

      It's main use is in the development processes, it could be used to create manuals and software documentation as well, but is used more as a collaboration enterprise tool.

      Avatar of DigitalPermits
      DigitalPermits uses ConfluenceConfluence

      All of our (Engineering) knowledge is in Confluence. We document our thinking, our architecture, support recipes, trip notes, anything and everything. It's very important in a remote setting, to be have this type of knowledge store.

      Avatar of MOKA Analytics
      MOKA Analytics uses ConfluenceConfluence

      We use Confluence for specifications and knowledge sharing. We chose Confluence over other wikis primarily because of its integration with JIRA

      Avatar of Megan Morsie
      Megan Morsie uses BasecampBasecamp

      I have used Basecamp for my project management system while in school at Bowling Green State University and at KHM Travel Group.

      Avatar of Packet
      Packet uses BasecampBasecamp

      Basecamp is a great tool for our non-development related collaborations. Everything from marketing to corporate planning.

      Avatar of Tim De Lange
      Tim De Lange uses ConfluenceConfluence

      Collaborate on project documentation, functional specs, walkthroughs, development standards, coding standards etc.

      Avatar of Promethean TV
      Promethean TV uses ConfluenceConfluence

      PrometheanTV utilizes Confluence to interface with and manage external consulting projects.

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      Forma uses BasecampBasecamp

      We use basecamp to interact with our customers during a project

      Avatar of BrightMachine
      BrightMachine uses BasecampBasecamp

      The usual. Good for communicating with clients and suppliers.

      Avatar of AmericanBibleSociety
      AmericanBibleSociety uses BasecampBasecamp

      We've been slowly moving away from Basecamp.

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