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Basecamp vs Highrise: 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, Highrise is detailed as "Simple CRM by 37signals". Highrise CRM helps you manage your contacts, keep track of who said what when, schedule follow-ups, set reminders, and convert leads into done deals.

Basecamp and Highrise are primarily classified as "Project Management" and "CRM" tools respectively.

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, Highrise provides the following key features:

  • A person’s history on one page- Every contact in Highrise gets a page. You and your co-workers can add notes from calls, conversations, meetings, or any other historic information about this person.
  • Add tasks and get things done- Tasks help you get things done. Assign tasks to yourself or to others. Add action categories (Call, Thank You, Demo, Fax, Email) for quick scanning. Check’em off when they're done. Highrise will even send reminders to your email account or mobile phone!
  • Track deals, proposals, and leads- Know which proposals/bids are pending, which you’ve won, and which you’ve lost. Enter notes about the deals, attach proposals or contracts to the deals, and keep a log of any changes.

"Team collaboration (non-tech)" is the primary reason why developers consider Basecamp over the competitors, whereas "It works the way i do... from email" was stated as the key factor in picking Highrise.

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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 Highrise?

Highrise CRM helps you manage your contacts, keep track of who said what when, schedule follow-ups, set reminders, and convert leads into done deals.
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      What are some alternatives to Basecamp and Highrise?
      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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      Decisions about Basecamp and Highrise
      Kirill Shirinkin
      Kirill Shirinkin
      Cloud and DevOps Consultant at mkdev · | 11 upvotes · 309.7K views
      atmkdevmkdev
      G Suite
      G Suite
      GitLab
      GitLab
      Rollbar
      Rollbar
      Stripe
      Stripe
      Mailchimp
      Mailchimp
      Intercom
      Intercom
      Basecamp
      Basecamp
      Slack
      Slack
      Trello
      Trello

      As a small startup we are very conscious about picking up the tools we use to run the project. After suffering with a mess of using at the same time Trello , Slack , Telegram and what not, we arrived at a small set of tools that cover all our current needs. For product management, file sharing, team communication etc we chose Basecamp and couldn't be more happy about it. For Customer Support and Sales Intercom works amazingly well. We are using MailChimp for email marketing since over 4 years and it still covers all our needs. Then on payment side combination of Stripe and Octobat helps us to process all the payments and generate compliant invoices. On techie side we use Rollbar and GitLab (for both code and CI). For corporate email we picked G Suite. That all costs us in total around 300$ a month, which is quite okay.

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      Radu Cioplea
      Radu Cioplea
      Jira
      Jira
      Asana
      Asana
      Basecamp
      Basecamp
      Trello
      Trello
      #Kanban

      There are lots of project management tools available nowadays. The choice ended up between Trello and Basecamp. Asana , JIRA and monday.com got a fair review but they didn't make it to the final list for several reasons (either way to complex or some UX issues or just too many options - good in some cases but not a good fit in this case).

      Between Basecamp and Trello the battle was between ease of use and price. Basecamp packs a great set of features and if you are ready to move to an all in one solution: chat, file storage, and a PM tool, then @basecanp is by far the right choice. But since all the features are within one package that cannot be customized, moving to Basecamp but only using a part of the tool feels.. well.. not right. On the other hand Trello has the #kanban format that is just too easy to use and the price point for small and midsize team that no one can beat.

      At the end, all solutions have a good fit in some cases. A better fit. But I think Trello can do the job in any case - it can fit with any scenario.

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      Reviews of Basecamp and Highrise
      Review ofHighriseHighrise

      As of August 2018 Highrise is not accepting any new account signup.

      How developers use Basecamp and Highrise
      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.

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      TruFlow Design uses HighriseHighrise

      When a full blown CRM is just overkill, Highrise fits in perfectly.

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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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