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7 reasons why Streamtime is a great Basecamp alternative

Two months into 2019 already – time is flying! Now that the new year has well and truly calmed down, it’s a perfect time to look for a new tool to get organised. We’ll go through some project management basics and discuss tools like Basecamp.

We know you may have heard of Basecamp, but here are seven reasons why Streamtime might be a better alternative.

1. One To-Do list.

In Streamtime we think it’s key not to have to go searching for what you need – To Do. You shouldn’t have to go searching job by job. We have one, award-winning designed To Do screen that shows you a list of all your tasks and allows time tracking as well. Easily click and drag your scheduled tasks or just create a brand new one straight from the screen. We also have an iOS mobile app just for your To Do tasks – so you don’t even need to log into the desktop interface to manage your tasks and track your time.

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Not only does it allow you to plan your week, it also intuitively tracks your time. Your managers will love you. If you’re a pretty accurate planner and you hit your estimates,  just drag it down to Done to add your time. Did it take a bit longer?  Adjust the time used and drop into Done. Organising yourself has never been this easy – this is why Streamtime is a great creative project management software.

2. Plan your job and quote simultaneously

Create your jobs with planned hours per task and by user or project team. Give yourself a nice, easily viewed, plan to work towards. With an easy plan you can then track how long things took, see resource allocation and get your quoting spot on. Don’t lose any money you deserve.

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Once your resource plan is in place, simply hit create Quote to generate and send it off to the client. Absolutely no disconnect and no need to create anything else. It’s all ready there – from the cloud to the client. And you’ll get notified once your client accepts the quote.

3. Have a good look at what your team is doing

Give us great design over text heavy screens every day of the week.

Quickly and easily see what has gone over budget, what’s finished and what needs your attention – a project management solution. The Team Schedule also allows you to visually see how the team is getting on with the work they have been assigned.

4. Facts and Figures, but not the boring way

Forward thinking project reporting is here for successful projects. Our preset segments, allow you to see your work in progress, time spent by week or month, items over budget or expenses for the month at the touch of a button. Do you want more specifics? No worries, we have a range of filters to choose from. Streamtime has straightforward analytics you can hang your cap on.

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5. Create and send invoices

Create your very own invoices straight from your job, or time and expenses used. Sending it straight from Streamtime allows you to quickly finalise and get your client to pay, hopefully. We help you to track project payment allowing you to see if the invoices are paid or if you’re kept waiting.

If you are using Xero accounting software, then you can easily send invoice information over. Simply connect once and then copy the final invoice over. It’ll also sync back once the invoice has been paid. So Streamtime always has the latest project and payment information. Something basecamp reporting can’t deliver. It’s time for a beer.

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6. Set up those weekly To Do’s with Zapier.

With Zapier you can create recurring To Do’s to cut back admin time. Have a WIP meeting every Thursday? Just set a To Do to appear so you never miss one.

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7. Speak to an actual human. No silly forms.

We are here and we really do like to chat. If you have any problems or just feel lonely, click on HELP in the bottom left of the menu and send us a message. We offer free plans for everyone.

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If you are looking for Basecamp alternatives and think this sounds like you then come on over and sign up FREE. We’ll be waiting.

Paddy Morgan

Paddy helps people use Streamtime in effective ways that are often bespoke to their business. As a Streamtime user, you can expect to receive lots of emails from him. In Rainbows was his favourite Radiohead album at the time of writing, but that’s probably changed by now.

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