How to Connect Basecamp to Google Sheets

Last Modified: June 25, 2024 - 3 min read

Julian Alvarado
Connect Basecamp to Google Sheets

Basecamp is a leading project management tool that helps teams collaborate efficiently.

By connecting Basecamp to Google Sheets using Coefficient, you can automatically import your project data into a spreadsheet for easier analysis, reporting, and decision-making. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to set up the integration and start syncing data from Basecamp to Sheets.

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Benefits of Syncing Basecamp Data to Google Sheets

  • Centralize all your project data in one spreadsheet for a unified view
  • Leverage Sheets’ powerful features to analyze and visualize your Basecamp data
  • Create custom project reports and dashboards to share with stakeholders
  • Combine Basecamp data with other sources for deeper insights

Step-by-Step Tutorial: Connecting Basecamp to Google Sheets

First, make sure you have the Coefficient add-on installed in Google Sheets.

Step 1. Install Coefficient

Get started here or open to a new Google Sheet, navigate to the Extensions tab, and select Add-ons > Get add-ons.

Opening a new or existing Google Sheet and navigating to the Extensions tab.

In the Google Workspace Marketplace, search for “Coefficient.”

Searching for “Coefficient” in the Google Workspace Marketplace.

Follow the prompts to grant necessary permissions.

Granting necessary permissions for Coefficient.

Launch Coefficient from Extensions > Coefficient > Launch.

Launching Coefficient from Extensions > Coefficient > Launch.

Coefficient will open on the right-hand side of your spreadsheet.

Coefficient opening on the right-hand side of the spreadsheet.

Step 2: Add Basecamp as a data source

Open the Coefficient sidebar in Excel

Click “Add a Data Source” and select Basecamp from the list

Opening the Coefficient sidebar and clicking “Add a Data Source.”

Input your Basecamp account ID (found in your Basecamp URL after .com)

selecting Basecamp from the list of data sources in the Coefficient sidebar.

Authorize the connection

 Inputting your Basecamp account ID (found in your Basecamp URL after .com).

Step 3: Select the data to import

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Return to Coefficient from the menu and select ‘Start from Scratch’

Authorizing the connection to Basecamp.

Choose an object to import: Projects, To-dos, Calendar Events, Messages, or People

Returning to Coefficient and selecting ‘Start from Scratch’ after authorization.

For to-dos, calendar events, or messages, input the required Project ID and object ID (see tooltips for where to find them)

Choosing an object to import: Projects, To-dos, Calendar Events, Messages, or People in Basecamp.

Step 4: Import the data into Google Sheets

Click “Import” to pull the selected Basecamp data into Google Sheets.

Clicking “Import” to pull the selected Basecamp data into Google Sheets.

Step 5. Set Up Auto-Refresh

After importing your data into your spreadsheet, you can activate Coefficient’s auto-refresh scheduler for automatic updates.

Just select your frequency (hourly, daily, or weekly) and the specific time, and Coefficient will handle the rest.

Activating Coefficient’s auto-refresh scheduler in Google Sheets for data updates.

Basecamp Data Use Cases in Google Sheets

  • Track project milestones: Import key project dates and see which ones are at risk of falling behind. Proactively address issues.
  • Monitor team performance: Analyze to-do completion rates by team member. Identify top performers and those who may need support.
  • Streamline client reporting: Pull in project data to build polished client reports that demonstrate progress and value.

Tips for Working with Basecamp Data in Sheets

  • Set up data refreshes to keep your Sheets in sync with the latest Basecamp activity
  • Use pivot tables and charts to uncover trends and insights from your project data
  • Build report templates to make it easy to replicate your analysis across projects

Simplify Basecamp Reporting by Connecting to Google Sheets

With Coefficient, connecting Basecamp to Google Sheets is quick and painless. In just a few steps, you can import all your important project data and start deriving insights to keep your team on track.

Get started today by installing Coefficient and syncing your Basecamp data to Sheets.

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