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Airtable

213 Ratings

Confluence

Top Rated
722 Ratings

Airtable

213 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Confluence

Top Rated
722 Ratings
Score 7.9 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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Confluence

It works well for remote teams that need to communicate and keep track of many projects happening all at once. It keeps everything all in one place so that everyone can find things and we all know where stuff should go. If you are tracking KPIs using complicated formulas in excel, you will find it annoying to try and replicate that in confluence.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Confluence
7.4
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Confluence
7.6
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Confluence
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Confluence
7.3
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Confluence
7.1
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Confluence
7.9
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Confluence
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Confluence
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Confluence
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Confluence
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Confluence
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Confluence
6.8
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Confluence
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Confluence
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Confluence
Search
Airtable
Confluence
7.6
Visual planning tools
Airtable
Confluence
7.5

Communication

Airtable
Confluence
7.8
Chat
Airtable
Confluence
6.5
Notifications
Airtable
Confluence
8.0
Discussions
Airtable
Confluence
8.3
Surveys
Airtable
Confluence
7.3
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
Confluence
8.9
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
Confluence
5.9
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
Confluence
8.5
Integrates with Outlook
Airtable
Confluence
8.9

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
Confluence
8.3
Versioning
Airtable
Confluence
8.6
Video files
Airtable
Confluence
7.8
Audio files
Airtable
Confluence
8.0
Document collaboration
Airtable
Confluence
8.4
Access control
Airtable
Confluence
8.5
Advanced security features
Airtable
Confluence
8.1
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
Confluence
8.4
Device sync
Airtable
Confluence
8.2

Pros

  • Great user experience and minimal learning curve. It wasn't until I became aware of Airtable that we found a solution that allows us to implement the best features of a collaborative RDBMS with our staff who don't have any training. I had previously used Zoho Creator and found that it was difficult to onboard new users because of a steeper learning curve.
  • Easy to share views and invite contributions via forms.
  • Blocks add significant functionality that would be hard to custom build.
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  • Atlassian Confluence organizes documents well. This is a strength in my opinion as our staff can search for documentation easily.
  • Atlassian Confluence also allows for various people to edit the same document. This helps with collaboration.
  • Atlassian Confluence has many products that can plug into the Confluence platform. We have various products that all work together and enable different functionality for our users.
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Cons

  • I have the same three people on several teams as a way to break up the bases. It's a lot to have one team with 20 bases, so we break them up into much smaller groups. Then when it comes to paying, I have to add them all back into the one paid group or I'm double, triple paying for the same people. Very frustrating to not have sub-folders or sub-categories within each team.
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  • Pricing. As with all Atlassian products, the demo pricing of $10 is great. However, the hop to the next pricing tier can be hard to justify without a strong business case.
  • No folder support. Unlike SharePoint, there are no folders to organize documents under. This is a feature as the hierarchy is meant to be flexible, similar to a wiki site. Migrating from SharePoint or a file server on the other hand is a bit laborious.
  • Consistency across Atlassian Suite. Each Atlassian product has their own version of the system settings, which as an administrator of multiple products, makes it a bit of a headache to remember where Confluence keeps their SMTP settings, versus where JIRA keeps theirs, etc. Thankfully we have a Confluence page to document the differences.
  • OOTB features. Counterintuitive to my pluses, there are some major features that are lacking out-of-the-box. There is a marketplace to find add-ons, and using the RestAPI you can easily build your own if you have the time and expertise in-house, but it would be great if some features, like a reporting dashboard for JIRA, were built-in OOTB.
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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
Overall I find Confluence to very pleasing to use. I don't feel like it's getting in the way of the task at hand. It just feels easy. Creating pages, editing pages, finding pages, sharing pages, exporting, printing, organizing all feel natural to me. Occasionally using certain macros can be cumbersome inside the WYSIWYG editor but for the most it's smooth.
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Reliability and Availability

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Confluence10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is always on, always ready. It is very adaptable and reliable.
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Performance

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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

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Confluence9.0
Based on 1 answer
Great process overall
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Alternatives Considered

I don't intend to replace Basecamp with Airtable, rather enhance my use of it, limit it to what it does best, which isn't ongoing tracking of data.Not wanting to build this in something like Access, which I've used previously, I did a search for services like Airtable that would help me build a relational database online and compared them. I selected Airtable as my first choice to test, and haven't gone further. It works well. So, I can't give comparison information here. I would say start here.
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Confluence was trying to be too much for our needs; we needed a scrum process management tool and Microsoft Visual Studio Team System turned out to have the exact set of features we needed.
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Scalability

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No answers yet
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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

  • Time saved in developing our in house employee management tool is massive! Was able to create a full-fledged HR system in 1 hour, v.s. at least 4-5 hours using Google Sheets or creating a custom web-based solution
  • We have also implemented it for managing our in-house PR process for managing journalist relations and task management for PR activities. This is in the process and we are yet to do a formal ROI analysis here
  • Project Management - We earlier were using a clunky and difficult to use software to manage our projects, but Airtable seems to be a great option for improving productivity and ease of use by at least 30-40%
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  • Compared with many developments, project management and collaboration tools with the same richness of features, and especially for the improved communications and optimization brought back to the organization that really uses them.
  • Atlassian tools are not expensive.
  • It makes good collaboration with other Atlassian products and because of which makes itself better than for that price.
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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