Basecamp vs Wrike
Last updated: September 05, 2018
Basecamp tackles project management with a focus on communication and collaboration. Making to-do lists and adding to-do items literally just takes seconds. Basecamp is optimized to make the things you do most often really fast and really easy. Basecamp mobile is especially made for popular mobile devices like iPhone and Android.
Juggling multiple projects? Wrike makes it easy and efficient for you. It lets you easily adjust plans on the Gantt chart, optimize schedules in the workload view, create custom reports, track time and much more — all with a few mouse clicks.
Basecamp vs Wrike in our news:
2018 - Basecamp adds recurring events and image galleries
Project management service Basecamp added several new features. The first is Recurring events. You can add daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly repeating events to your Basecamp 3 schedule. You can choose to continue those repeating events until a certain date, or forever. The second new feature is Image galleries. You can put your images in a side-by-side gallery or even three-in-a-row, making it easier than ever to display your work or share photos. And the third is Automatic Check-ins. It is a simple, relaxed tool we use a lot to keep up with one another. The whole company gets asked things like: What did you do this weekend? What have you worked on? Small teams like Support get asked questions like: What was a common issue that you saw this week?
2018 - Wrike integrates with Microsoft Teams to take on Microsoft Project
Own Microsoft's project management tool for Office 365 (Microsoft Planner) - is not so popular yet. That is why integration between team messenger Microsoft Teams and popular project management service Wrike makes sense. First of all the integration allows companies to use single sign-on for Office 365 and Wrike user-accounts. Second, in any Teams chat you can add Wrike's tab with needed project, where you can work with task list and timeline view. Any task can be published to Teams chat for discussion and collaboration. Besides, in Teams chat you can automatically receive project notifications from Wrike. It's very easy to connect Wrike to Teams - it takes just several clicks in the Teams Store.
2018 - Basecamp improves client collaboration to win over Microsoft Project
Working with clients in Basecamp just got a whole lot better. Now you can assign clients to-dos, share files and folders, schedule events and meetings, chat around the Campfire, and even ask clients automatic check-in questions. Everything in a project is now labeled as “private to our team” or “the client can see this”. Plus, to reduce anxiety and prevent “oh shit, they weren’t supposed to see that” moments, everything in a project starts off as private just to your team. Whenever you post something new, you’ll have the option to specify if the client should be able to see it or if it’s private just to your team. The conclusion is that Basecamp gets more client-friendly if compared vs Microsoft Project
2016 - Wrike launched project management tool for marketers to keep up with Smartsheet
Project management service Wrike is looking at how it can better serve certain verticals through more specialized products. With Wrike for Marketers, the company launched the first of its new vertical solutions this week. Targeting marketers was an easy choice because 40 percent of the company’s new revenue is already coming from this vertical. Unsurprisingly, the product was designed around the typical marketing workflow, which often revolves around briefs, requests, assignments, reviews and approvals. The Wrike team also noticed that a lot of the creative work in marketing agencies happens in Adobe tools like Photoshop and InDesign. To integrate these into Wrike, the company built an extension for the Adobe Creative Cloud that brings some of Wrike’s features right into Adobe’s tools.
2015 - Project management service Wrike raised $15M
Project management and collaboration platform Wrike has raised a $15 million Series B round. “At a time of huge digital transformation in the workplace, our customers were stuck with a choice between overly complex enterprise IT solutions that were impractical, or overly simple tools and apps that don’t scale,” said Wrike CEO and Founder Andrew Filev in a canned statement. “Our goal was to bridge that gap with our enterprise product and focus on smoothly integrated, scalable customization. Now each customer can easily configure Wrike to support their unique business goals.” He also argues that its recent addition of new customization options has allowed it to gain extra traction in the enterprise world, where it’s typically quite a hassle to add individualized features to services like Wrike.
2014 - Project Management app Wrike improves customization options to win over Basecamp
Work management and collaboration service Wrike unveiled so-called “dynamic platform,” that gives users the ability to customize the service to their needs. The new Custom Fields let you configure each project to track exactly what you need. Need to track budgets? Priority? Custom statuses? No problem. Whether you’re in Product Development, Marketing, Finance, or any other team, you can now configure your projects with exactly what matters to you. This feature is available to Wrike Enterprise customers. Also the new feature is Table View that works like a spreadsheet, making it easier to use for project planning. Besides, Wrike added integrations with Evernote, Wufoo, Zendesk, and more tools.
2014 - Basecamp app is available for iPad to stand out over SharePoint
Popular project management service Basecamp has released the official app for iPad (before it offered only iPhone and Web versions for iPad users). The app allows to check in on your projects from anywhere, shows you the latest news on each project, jump in on a discussion and post your thoughts, view progress as team members complete to-dos and upload files. Everything from your projects is available, so you can refer to a document or make a decision no matter where you are. The app is quick and responsive, its interface is clean and well organized.
2014 - Wrike allows to convert any web page into task. Redbooth is in panic
Popular project management service Wrike added a clever Chrome extension that lets users annotate the web. Using the extension, Wrike users can not only pull in information from any website, but more importantly, when other team members land on that site, they will see that there are tasks associated with it. In a way, this is similar to web annotation tools, but none of those have ever had much impact, likely because they weren’t integrated into any other productivity applications. Other new features include the ability to include outside parties to Wrike projects, something the company argues is especially important for agencies that work with their clients.
2014 - 37Signals renames to Basecamp, discontinues development of other products to keep up competition with JIRA
37Signals was one of pioneers on the SaaS market. In 2004, they launched the project management service Basecamp, which still remains one of the most popular apps in this category. Today it's used by 15 million users. Many of them believe that Basecamp is the trendsetter in web-app design. But besides Basecamp everybody know 37Signals CEO - Jason Fried. He is the author of books Getting Real and ReWork. He is a huge fan of small business and startup spirit. Despite the great success of Basecamp he managed to keep the company in the format of startup (now it employs just 43 people). Jason even tried to reduce the number of customers to restrain growth. And now he has come up with a new idea - to frozen the development of all other products (CRM system Highrise, group chat Campfire, task-manager Ta-Da List, wiki Writeboard, organizer Backpack) and focus all attention on Basecamp.
And, if so, he also decided to rename company from 37Signals to Basecamp to keep it short and beautiful.
If you use 37Signals products, that are going to be frozen - don't panic. They will continue to work and will be supported in future. But they won't get new features any more.
2013 - Wrike turns into Google Wave to stand out over Microsoft Project
Remember Google Wave? That was the super-app for collaboration that Google has closed. But, as you know, not everything that Google closes - is bad thing. That's why it's not surprising that other providers are following Google Wave's best practices. For example, the project management service Wrike. Last year Wrike implemented real time collaboration editing of task and project pages. And now they have added the "playback" feature that allows to track text changes. So If you were offline or was busy doing other things for a while and then come back to the task - you can quickly run through the change history of the task from the beginning to the end. You can also roll back the task to one of the intermediate versions. In general, if you now look at the Wrike interface right now, you'll definitely remember the Google Wave.