Basecamp is ideal for project management tasks such as: project creation, delegation, task tracking, and team collaboration. Shelf, on the other hand, is a modern knowledge management tool that houses your organization’s most important content. Basecamp makes it easy to manage the workflow of all different types of projects, while Shelf makes it easy capture all types of important content, organize it in a single place, and find it quickly when you need it later on.
Basecamp is an industry-leading project management tool that let’s you do just about anything you might need to do when managing a team on a project. Basecamp is capable of delivering the tracking and collaborative features that today’s distributed teams’ need to thrive in a project-based setting, and as a result, it alleviates countless headaches for project managers and employees alike.
With straight-forward task creation, task assigning, and layered communication features, Basecamp is a great option for managing project large and small, simple and complex.
Use Basecamp for:
Assigning tasks and setting priorities with ease
Managing projects that have multiple due dates
Staying in the loop on collaborative tasks with live chat updates and notifications
Scheduling check-ins with the right people at the right times
Monitoring the number of hours a project and individual tasks are taking
Managing the activities of distributed team members who are working on the same project
If you’re a project manager, product manager, IT manager, or a senior executive at a small-to-medium sized company, Basecamp should be seriously considered as a solution to satisfy your project and task management needs.
How to Use Shelf with Basecamp
Shelf is not an alternative to Basecamp; Shelf’s focus is on managing important content, whereas Basecamp is focused on managing important project tasks. Shelf is a modern knowledge management tool that allows users to get more out of the content shared amongst a team, and in this way, it acts as a great complement to Basecamp. Shelf helps teams assess content, capture important information from anywhere on the web, organize content in seconds, find anything without frustration, and connect related content in new and exciting ways.
Shelf is a content sharing platform that allows distributed teams to distinguish their best, most important information from everything else. Project management platforms such as Basecamp are essential for any organization, but as the amount of digital information grows by leaps and bounds each day, a tool that makes it easy for people to locate key information assets is becoming just as essential.
Shelf is best used as a knowledge base for content that has long-term value, such as: final sales presentations, process documents, company manuals, vendor details, lists of consultants, research reports, etc. Shelf provides a number of ways to capture this content with ease, which then gets automatically organized so it can be found by anyone on the team in seconds. Shelf even helps team leaders determine what content is most frequently utilized, and which groups are most active via the content analytics dashboard.