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Airtable

212 Ratings

Apptivo

4 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Apptivo

4 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Any sort of database--keeping records of all of our volunteers, recipients, organizations, etc
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Apptivo

(UPDATE: Please note that my review was for the Version 5 of their apps. They have recently updated 2 of their main apps to V6 which show a lot of improvements. The sad thing however is that many of their 40+ apps never even made to V5 let alone V6. V5 to V6 has taken over a year and only the core apps are getting attention.)

As it stands Apptivo is only useful for one person or sole trader type entities. If your business wants to use all the apps and works internationally then Apptivo will create headaches and frustration rather than increasing productivity. They may solve many of the 100+ items we provided them with free of charge in an upcoming release, but we left with a bad taste in our mouth. Countless hours lost in our business while we acted as bug finders for Apptivo while paying for the product.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Apptivo
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Apptivo
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Apptivo
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Apptivo
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Apptivo
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Apptivo
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Apptivo
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Apptivo
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Apptivo
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Apptivo
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Apptivo
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Apptivo
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Apptivo
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Apptivo
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Apptivo

Sales Force Automation

Airtable
Apptivo
4.7
Customer data management / contact management
Airtable
Apptivo
8.7
Workflow management
Airtable
Apptivo
6.8
Territory management
Airtable
Apptivo
4.5
Opportunity management
Airtable
Apptivo
4.5
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Airtable
Apptivo
6.0
Quote & order management
Airtable
Apptivo
1.0
Interaction tracking
Airtable
Apptivo
1.8
Channel / partner relationship management
Airtable
Apptivo
4.5

Customer Service & Support

Airtable
Apptivo
5.7
Case management
Airtable
Apptivo
7.7
Help desk management
Airtable
Apptivo
3.6

Marketing Automation

Airtable
Apptivo
4.5
Lead management
Airtable
Apptivo
4.5
Email marketing
Airtable
Apptivo
4.5

CRM Project Management

Airtable
Apptivo
7.3
Task management
Airtable
Apptivo
8.7
Billing and invoicing management
Airtable
Apptivo
4.5
Reporting
Airtable
Apptivo
8.7

Customization

Airtable
Apptivo
6.4
Custom fields
Airtable
Apptivo
6.4
Custom objects
Airtable
Apptivo
6.4

Security

Airtable
Apptivo
9.8
Single sign-on capability
Airtable
Apptivo
9.9
Role-based user permissions
Airtable
Apptivo
9.7

Platform

Airtable
Apptivo
9.7
Mobile access
Airtable
Apptivo
9.7

Pros

  • It's very easy to use. I was able to start from scratch and get a pretty complex workflow set up in just a couple hours.
  • The ability to create one "master table" with every piece of possible information is good for the "deep dive" members of the team, but then it's easy to create views and calendars based on just a few pieces of data that are better for one specific use or person.
  • Being able to store draft content on the system as attachments means that the review copy/image can be included in the workflow rather than as a separate email or in another tracking system.
  • The ability to quickly group, sort and filter on the master table make it easy for the power-users to work with the full set of information, but still find a specific project quickly.
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  • Built in support for new users.
  • Basic crm works...just dont expect it do anything well beyond the basic.
  • Price.
  • Google Apps integration is better than a lot of the competition who charge and anwful lot more.
  • They are open to and try adapt quickly based on customer feedback.
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Cons

  • It would be great to have multi-tiered selection options. So if I check a box-like, "Does this need social support?" I could then pick from a multi-select drop-down based on the choice.
  • It would be good if we could have a kanban view built off a selection from a multi-select since some projects might be part of multiple strategic initiatives.
  • It would be cool if forms could have some basic if/then functionality. As it is, we need to create different forms for different media requests that share 75% of the same data.
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  • Homescreen claims to be the center of the application however the sub sections are mostly flawed or do not function as one would expect.
  • The built in email client kinda works but depending on which section of the app you are in the default font will be different from your signature. Also you cannot add a cell phone to staff signatures. I asked about this for months. It was never fixed. When will CRM companies learn that email is STILL the center of many business. It is unacceptable to have different fonts in the same mail and signatures that change from client to client.
  • They frequently messed up our contact data.
  • Multi currency exists on invoices but not on other apps.
  • Fragmentation with their apps....some apps are still on version 3 some on 4 and some on version 5. This means you are forced to deal with 2 or more different user interfaces within the same app.
  • No consistency between the apps.
  • Often there is little or no integration between the apps inside Apptivo.
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
Based on 1 answer
compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
It's not perfect but it is really easy to use and I think most slightly technical people will pick it up quite quickly.
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Apptivo2.7
Based on 1 answer
Our uses kept running into bugs that stopped them from doing simple things like creating a contact or selecting an item from a custom drop list which is required to save the contact or item. This of course is after time was spent filling out all the previous data which gets lost when you cannot complete the form. This is just one example of many.
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Support

Airtable7.3
Based on 1 answer
Sometimes, I have to wait a bit longer but I'm on a low priced option so I understand why. Generally, they're able to provide me solutions to my problems as long as I'm not in a rush.
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Implementation

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Apptivo3.6
Based on 1 answer
If you are starting a business and want a free app or nearly free app that can grow with you....then apptivo could be for you. However if you grow faster than them then you will be quickly seeking alternatives
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Alternatives Considered

Airtable is much more user-friendly and easy to navigate and update than Confluence. We still use Confluence as a wiki, but Airtable is used for all our day to day management.
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Sellsy is the app that comes closest in terms of feature set. It is a lot more expensive but even with its flaws and terrible Google integration is still is a measurably better product in terms of taking care of your business. Unfortunately for Apptivo it tries to do everything with its 40+ apps but not one of those apps succeed in being great when compared to the competition. The competition in all cases are much more expensive than Apptivo but it is a case of you get what you pay for.

Solve360 is probably the best Google integrated crm product on the market today however it is not a business management platform. Work[etc] is another great platform with excellent Google integration but doesn't do stock management or multi-currency. Also way over-priced!
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Return on Investment

  • If not for Airtable I would have had to pursue a CRM system and an asset management system, plus some sort of task management system for multiple employees, and manage my budget in Excel which is a pain when it gets complex. Airtable lets me put all this in one system, light weight, extremely powerful, and extremely efficient. Exactly what we needed. I am so happy this system exists.
  • Airtable is free and you can get quite a bit in there and use it for a while before deciding to go to the paid version. Therefore the proof of concept was quite easy to bring it into our organization. We've been using it for a few months and it's made everyone's lives easier, so moving now to the paid version is a no-brainer. I didn't have to ask everyone to take a big leap of faith in the beginning and there was no big up front resource investment either, at least relative to setting up any other software or even complex Excel workbooks.
  • Several people in our organization have commented that this system has made their lives far easier, because we can now keep track of our tasks and our events. Our key people are both saner and more efficient.
  • The paid version of Airtable is DIRT CHEAP in comparison to the systems it stands in for. I cannot emphasize this enough.
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  • It cost us money.
  • We lost a few hundred man hours on this. We stuck with them for a while based upon the promises received and the excellent speed at which support would reply to concerns. However fixes to the big issues still have not arrived a year later.
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Pricing Details

Airtable

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Airtable Editions & Modules
Airtable
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Apptivo

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Apptivo Editions & Modules
Apptivo
Edition
Starter
Free1
Premium
$101
Ultimate
$251
Enterprise
N/A
1. Per User per Month
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