In the end, all the systems that we were
able review fit somewhere along a scale from Basecamp to ZOHO, with an apparent tendency
towards the ZOHO end. In and of itself, this is neither good nor bad. It's just reflects
the systems' standard evolution: from simple "single-cell" systems with very limited
features, to dim-witted "dinosaurs" that can't even grasp that another dinosaur is
biting off their tail.
It's very difficult for creators to make the strong-willed decision to leave a product
at the "single-cell" stage, when everything around it is aspiring for growth. That's why
most systems usually have arbitrary sets of features for organizing group work (blogs,
discussions, chats, email), managing sales (contacts, leads, transactions, sales
funnel), managing tasks (projects, milestones, tasks, comments, events), and individual
planning (to-do lists, meetings, schedules). However, if you look closely, you can see
that many of these elements have more similarities than differences.