Online tools we use and love: Basecamp

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There are a few tools that we couldn’t live without. Tools that change we way we do business, make it easier for us to communicate with clients, or more efficient at what we do. These tools work great for our business and they really would apply across many different markets.

Basecamp

This is the first edition of this series and is focused on a product called Basecamp by 37signals

We have used Basecamp since February of 2005. Since that time, our gross sales have increased over 3 times what they were at that time. A big part of that is Basecamp.

Basecamp allows us to manage many more projects that we could have in our previous system. It allows us to not just manage them, but keep them running smoothly, keep communication flowing and most of all, keep it simple.

The best thing about Basecamp is not what it can do, but what it can’t. It can’t do complex time charting, it doesn’t integrate with salesforce.com, it can’t send out e-mail newsletters, and it can’t solve all of the world’s problems. But what it does do, it does very well.

It allows us to manage tasks, milestones, files, and messages between our staff and our clients. Our team is virtual, we work from wherever is convient each day and Basecamp allows us to have all of the information we need for each project at anytime, from anywhere.

If you are currently looking for a way to manage projects better, I would highly recommend checking out this great piece of online software. They even offer a free trial. It’s not just for those in the web design business, it’s for businesses of all types.

Leave a comment if you have suggestions for other online tools or software that you use a love for your business.

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