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DescriptionBasecamp is a web-based project management and collaboration tool, available as "Basecamp Classic" and a new Basecamp introduced in 2012.Secoya Orbit provides a range of business applications including project management and collaboration.
CategoryProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 347.43
Rank #9
Score 0.29
Rank #285
DeveloperBasecampSecoya
Websitebasecamp.comsecoya.dk/­orbit
Technical documentationbasecamp.com/­help
Social network pages
LinkedIn17,465followers
Twitter125,907followers
Facebook120likes
LinkedIn256followers
Initial release20042006
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyes
Programming languageRubyinfoRuby on Rails
Operating systemsWindows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
no
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesyes
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Phone verification
Password
Active Directory
NotificationsEmailEmail
SMS
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksnoyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnoyes
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startnono
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesnono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via add-onsyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via add-onsyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnono
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnono
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikinoyes
Discussion forumyesyesinfoOrbit Social
Online chatyesinfoavailable via add-onsyesinfoOrbit Social
Audio conferencingnono
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingyesyesinfovia Outlook plugin
Contact sharingnoyesinfovia Outlook plugin
Document sharingyesyes
File versioningnoyes

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