Workzone provides powerful tools for keeping your projects on track, without the less-used features in Basecamp that can make it so complex and hard-to-use. See how Workzone can help your team manage projects more effectively.
Basecamp only allows users to view one project at a time, which severely limits a project manager’s ability to manage. Project management tools need the ability to view multiple projects at once so it is easy to see where all projects stand. Catching delays before they wreck a deliverable is essential to a project manager’s success. Limited visibility is typical in lightweight project management tools like Basecamp.
Basecamp does not give you the big picture view that you need to monitor project statuses across departments, clients, or campaigns. With an all status view at your fingertips within Workzone, managers can quickly report project status to upper management or prep for last minute meetings easily.
A major difference between Workzone and Basecamp is how individuals get their work assigned to them. Workzone provides daily to-do lists via email or a dashboard designed to keep the team working and keep their manager out of the weeds. Basecamp does not allow for a to-do list, leaving the project manager to dole out daily work.
The need for task dependencies is one of the classic signs that a team is outgrowing Basecamp. In fact, it is one of the most requested features we hear from our former Basecamp users. In most projects, certain tasks cannot begin until other tasks are completed. As projects become more complex and involve more people, the ability to link tasks and alert the next responsible party becomes an essential feature for project managers.
See what tasks are on track or falling behind with status alerts. Late tasks are highlighted and can trigger automatic email alerts. Projects and phases slipping behind schedule are flagged with colorful caution symbols.
Project management software is essential to tracking tasks, as a manager can easily check on the status of assignment at any time. Workzone allows a manager to get the big picture view to all open activities and the ability to look down the line to anticipate problems.
When projects and teams begin to grow in volume and complexity, a project management tool needs to help a project manager manage resources across the team and multiple departments. Basecamp has no way to see how much work has been allocated to a specific resource. Without this visibility into the workload of team members, some team members will have too much work and some too little, making the whole team less efficient.
Rejoice! Say goodbye to ticketing systems! You get a dedicated Customer Success Manager who provides one-on-one training and support for all users—including you, your team, your bosses and your clients. From the start of your contract, you and your manager will set a training plan for your admin and the team.
Anytime you or your team has a question, simply give us a call at 610-275-9861 and speak with your Success Manager within seconds.
Imagine a world where you don’t need to email attachments back and forth with colleagues or a world where a 4 files no longer reside on your desktop appended with “v1, v2, v3, etc.”.
Imagine controlling who views/edits documents and where all comments organized by project, task, or file. Workzone includes powerful and secure document management software.
Send email links to alert team members of new documents needing review. Use Workzone’s simple approval workflow to get sign-off on documents before you move forward.