OpenProject as Basecamp alternative

Basecamp is one of the most popular web-based project management solutions. It supports to-do lists, message boards, document management, schedules and activities. Basecamp focuses strongly on ease of use to flatten the learning curve for new and existing users. Let’s take a look at why OpenProject is the best Basecamp alternative.

OpenProject and Basecamp both offer classical project management features. However, OpenProject also allows release management through product roadmaps.

Basecamp misses several critical project management features, such as Gantt charts for effective planning and progress visualization. In addition, it does not offer time and cost tracking, source code management integration or custom workflows. Basecamp also offers no self-hosted version for Basecamp which would enable on-premise deployments. OpenProject on the other hand provides self-hosting through the Enterprise Edition. If you are looking for an open source project management alternative to Basecamp take a look at the following table and learn why OpenProject is the best Basecamp alternative:

OpenProject Basecamp
Issue Tracking / Task Management
Fast inline issue creation/update
Timeline / Gantt chart
Time and Cost tracking
Product Roadmap
Mobile-friendly layout
Modern design
Single-page application
Open source

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