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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

As mentioned previously, I currently developing an Airtable base to track student data and other teaching resource inventory. The children create year group databases. All of which work very well. I haven't encountered any issues or unsuitability thus far.
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Confluence

Confluence is great at democratizing content creation, managing short projects or activities, and distributing content to a large audience. It falls down due to the lack of a content creation work flow, content findability, and viewing/editing Word/Excel documents within the platform.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Confluence
7.3
Task Management
Airtable
8.2
Confluence
7.3
Resource Management
Airtable
9.0
Confluence
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.4
Confluence
7.3
Scheduling
Airtable
8.2
Confluence
7.1
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Confluence
7.6
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.8
Confluence
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Confluence
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Confluence
Document Management
Airtable
7.6
Confluence
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Confluence
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.7
Confluence
7.0
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.0
Confluence
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Confluence
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.2
Confluence
Search
Airtable
Confluence
7.2
Visual planning tools
Airtable
Confluence
7.6

Communication

Airtable
Confluence
7.8
Chat
Airtable
Confluence
6.5
Notifications
Airtable
Confluence
7.9
Discussions
Airtable
Confluence
8.2
Surveys
Airtable
Confluence
7.3
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
Confluence
8.9
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
Confluence
6.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
Confluence
8.5
Integrates with Outlook
Airtable
Confluence
9.0

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
Confluence
8.2
Versioning
Airtable
Confluence
9.1
Video files
Airtable
Confluence
7.4
Audio files
Airtable
Confluence
8.1
Document collaboration
Airtable
Confluence
8.3
Access control
Airtable
Confluence
8.3
Advanced security features
Airtable
Confluence
8.1
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
Confluence
7.6
Device sync
Airtable
Confluence
8.3

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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  • WYSIWYG editing of content
  • Rich text formatting capabilities
  • Search and indexing of content
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Cons

  • The trial period should be a bit longer. I wanted to test it before I rolled it out to my team. Just after I felt comfortable and started to share, the trial period ended.
  • Shorter videos. I think there are great resources available and I really think that is a strength, but if I had to suggest something, it would be to make more short videos to give technical how-tos.
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  • Sometimes search is overly inclusive or doesn't appear to be contextual, eg I may search for a keyword used frequently in a particular document, yet it appears lower in search results than others that use it less often.
  • Limiting searches, for example by business unit or time, can be clumsy or awkward to use.
  • Performance/speed.
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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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Confluence10.0
Based on 15 answers
I am confident that Atlassian can come with additional and innovative macros and functions to add value to Confluence. In 6 months, Atlassian transformed a good collaborative tools into a more comprehensive system that can help manage projects and processes, as well as "talk" with other Atlassian products like Jira. We are in fact learning more about Jira to evaluate a possible fit to complement our tool box.
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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
Just so easy to learn/use. Very intuitive in its application logic.
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Confluence9.2
Based on 4 answers
Simple, easy to use user interface. Two simple views (tree, editor) - which is much simpler in comparison to other documentation tools.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Confluence10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is always on, always ready. It is very adaptable and reliable.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Confluence10.0
Based on 1 answer
Pages load quickly. If something closes abruptly (such as the browser), it lets us know when work needs to be reviewed/saved/deleted to avoid any unintentional overrides.
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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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Confluence8.1
Based on 3 answers
I have not had a lot of support experiences with Atlassian, but of the few I have, I wasn't very satisfied with the results. I found that multiple people would respond to the issue at various stages, requiring re-communication (even though the support system stores everything and shows it to both them and you). Often responses came at odd hours, resulting in 24+ hour turnaround on basic responses, even if you respond right away. Support often asks you to do things which require downtime, and don't seem sympathetic if your organization requires that downtime to be done off-hours. This makes it difficult to resolve issues in a timely manner, if at all.I must note that I have not opened a support incident with them in close to 2 years, and it's my understanding from colleagues that there has been much improvement. My comments and ratings reflect my older experiences.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Confluence9.0
Based on 1 answer
Great process overall
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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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Anyone who has made an edit on Wikipedia knows what it's like to use MediaWiki. I occasionally find an instance where I'm using it, but I don't use it often. I have done a conversion from MediaWiki to Confluence and it was painful.TWiki and DokuWiki (along with others I don't remember anymore) were evaluated for a client of mine many years ago (they really wanted something free). Once we tried Confluence, those options were not in the running, and Confluence was the clear winner. It just felt right, whereas with all the others it felt like a struggle to use.In my opinion Confluence blows SharePoint's wiki out of the water.Confluence has a SharePoint connector, which provides some integration between SharePoint as a document management system and Confluence as a wiki. It seems promising, but I have not personally used I don't currently use SharePoint in production.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Confluence10.0
Based on 1 answer
This tool is very adaptable. So much so we use it for three completely separate projects, in three very different ways.
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Return on Investment

  • Saved time providing updates on where tasks are up to. Anyone in the team can go in and look to see where things are up to.
  • Allowed the team to have access to the same information at the same time, saving time in people asking each other for data and information.
  • Before Airtable we had information stored in several places - Excel, Confluence, emails, on individuals' computers - now we've put it all in one place.
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  • Much better communication between team members -- when you have to write for other people it makes you see things from an outside perspective.
  • Less duplication of effort -- documentation on a task can be seen by other users and followed or improved.
  • Reinforcing policies and procedures -- it allows us to make our workflows an iterative process naturally, without forgetting about previous requirements or constraints.
  • Visibility -- a team member's activity can be seen by her peers and the team leader, so it gives the team a view of what everyone is working on without needing a formal meeting; it can allow someone to provide relevant information or feedback sooner.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Confluence

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details