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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

I hope to manage everything in our business through Airtable. I'm not sure of the extent of the formula capabilities but I'm excited to learn my options there. The consolidation of all our data so far has been of great value to keep us organized and productive. The fact that we don't have to be IT geniuses is of enormous benefit because relying too much on outside IT help becomes messy - we need stability and ease of use in our technology, which Airtable has given us so far.
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Basecamp

If you have a lot of different projects that run concurrently and have a lot of moving parts, I think Basecamp is especially beneficial to help not only the project manager keep track of progress, but for everyone in the group to understand where they are in the process and to make sure goals and expectations and deadlines are clear. It has meant that we have less meetings, which has made us much more efficient. I think if your projects really depend on dependencies, you'll need another program, however. And perhaps if you work at a very granular level, this may not have the level of detail you need
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Basecamp
7.9
Task Management
Airtable
8.4
Basecamp
8.9
Resource Management
Airtable
9.0
Basecamp
8.3
Gantt Charts
Airtable
6.4
Basecamp
7.8
Scheduling
Airtable
8.0
Basecamp
7.8
Workflow Automation
Airtable
8.1
Basecamp
7.6
Team Collaboration
Airtable
9.0
Basecamp
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
8.0
Basecamp
7.7
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.6
Basecamp
7.8
Document Management
Airtable
8.1
Basecamp
8.1
Email integration
Airtable
6.6
Basecamp
8.0
Mobile Access
Airtable
8.2
Basecamp
6.8
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.5
Basecamp
7.2
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
7.9
Basecamp
8.3
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.5
Basecamp
7.9

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
Basecamp
7.9
Quotes/estimates
Airtable
Basecamp
8.0
Invoicing
Airtable
Basecamp
8.0
Project & financial reporting
Airtable
Basecamp
8.3
Integration with accounting software
Airtable
Basecamp
7.2

Pros

Airtable

  • Airtable is easy to use. It has an intuitive interface and plenty of video/help support for what is not.
  • It makes not only organizing your data efficient, but connects that data to everyone on your team in one centralized database. I love that multiple people can be editing the same records at the same time, and Airtable captures it all in real time!
  • Easy to link data between tables. This makes a lot of information available to users with just a few keystrokes - which makes the frustration of hunting down information a thing of the past.
  • Really appreciate being able to use Zapier to connect Airtable to several of our other systems that house data - MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, Quickbooks to name a few.
  • Being able to change the data views is one of the bigger fan favorites on our team, whether it is in Grid, Gallery, or Kanban, to grouping and sorting by Field Type. There is something for everyone's needs there.
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Basecamp

  • Basecamp is relatively easy to use. Some of our users are not especially comfortable or adept with technology, so having a relatively simple tool was important for us. Project Management tools are tricky, they are only useful if everyone gets on board. Basecamp's ease of use helps everyone get on board.
  • Since Basecamp is pretty widely used, there are a fair amount of online resources and training available. As IT people, we didn't want to implement a system we would have to train everyone on and support constantly. Our Basecamp users can get a decent overview and have their questions answered really easily by searching the web.
  • It's quick and cost-effective. You can set up an account and start using it within a few minutes. Since it's priced according to how many "projects" you set up and not how many users you have, it's really cheap to use. We never have more than 10 projects going at once, so that means we pay $20/month *total* for unlimited users. We're a non-profit and didn't really have the resources to devote to more sophisticated (expensive) Project Management tools, so this was a big deal for us.
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Cons

Airtable

  • If I had my dream world, I would be able to link data in one base to data in another base - inter-relational database bases.
  • I haven't been able to try out blocks yet, but I can quickly see there are only a couple that would apply to what I'm doing. It would be nice to be able to customize a plus with a select handful of pro items without the pro price. Non-profits aren't big spenders, so unless I can justify use of the majority of the pro features, I will end up not having the few I would like due to overall cost.
  • I would love to be able to group my bases inside a workspace by topic.
  • I haven't yet figured out how to connect Airtable with other things we use. An "easier" tutorial on this topic would be extremely nice. Kind of a guide for non-technical dummies. Don't assume that a person who knows enough to build an inter-relational database also understands the interactive technologies and apps of the day.
  • T-minus tasks. Setting a deadline for a task x number of days prior to or following a program. While I was able to find a workaround using functions, it requires the task deadline to be calculated from a date in the same row. I want the ability to put in a date for the entire base - say the date a program begins - and have the task deadlines calculate from that instead.
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Basecamp

  • Having fewer places to add so many details.
  • Having it be more user-friendly, and knowing how to use it without a long tutorial.
  • More options to link Basecamp to Outlook.
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable

Airtable 9.1
Based on 1 answer
compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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Basecamp

Basecamp 10.0
Based on 27 answers
Basecamp is a comfortable tool that contractors and clients both like. It is easy to use and very attractive. For that reason, I'll continue to use it for clients. There isn't any software that I can think of that allows for such quick project creation and slick communication tools.
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Usability

Airtable

Airtable 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Airtable has a plethora of features that suit our needs, although there are little things that could be improved to make it perfect. I believe Airtable is actively working to improve their product so I have every confidence that Airtable is the perfect choice for our purposes.
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Basecamp

Basecamp 8.8
Based on 7 answers
I find it extremely easy to use, though as a tech-savvy person, it takes some fairly obnoxious software for me to have difficulty. However, I have found that occasionally some clients don't understand how the subject line and discussion body work when creating a new post, and sometimes have difficulty understanding where to respond and will create new threads with feedback, rather than replying on the old one. I don't think Basecamp can help this, however, without severely annoying those of us who find it highly intuitive.
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Reliability and Availability

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Basecamp

Basecamp 10.0
Based on 5 answers
Over the span of 5 years, Basecamp has been available every single time I have signed on. There has never been an event that has caused a loss of project data.
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Support

Airtable

Airtable 7.3
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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Basecamp

Basecamp 9.0
Based on 4 answers
  • Their self help products like guides and webinars are good.
  • Very quick response time.
  • Almost never need them to begin with.
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Implementation

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Basecamp

Basecamp 7.7
Based on 4 answers
Decide the process before implementation - i.e. when it's due 8/9 does that mean 8am, noon, 5pm, 11:59pm? Check your to-do list frequentlySet-up templates - just not with the dates (they can be funky)
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Alternatives Considered

Airtable

This tool has 100x the functionality/usability of Excel or Google Sheets, is much more flexible and user-friendly than Salesforce if you don't have the technical know-how on your team to customize (Salesforce does have far more advanced and intelligent CRM capabilities).
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Basecamp

I have used both Asana and Basecamp and have liked both for different reasons. I like Asana for solo projects and to keep a running to do list. I think the layout and interface just works well for that. For client projects, I think Basecamp is better because it's a bit easier to use and is laid out easier so it's quicker for someone new to a project management system to understand. Both programs technically do the same thing, but each has their strengths in those areas.
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Return on Investment

Airtable

  • It would cost us EUR 10K to update our former MS Sharepoint system to work faster and to have a better UI. Monthly fee of EUR 250 is a joke compared to that. Using a non-profit discount is great too.
  • The better and faster our psychologists can enter and use a wide range of types of data about children, volunteers, donors and partners, the more efficient they are and the less time they spend with the system - the bigger the opportunity to work with the kids and with volunteers - to do what they love and why we exist.
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Basecamp

  • While it's difficult to put a specific ROI number to Basecamp, it's evident from our team's productivity and utilization rate that Basecamp has seriously helped. We didn't always utilize the to-dos as much as we do now, and that has greatly impacted efficiency and accountability.
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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

Basecamp

General

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

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