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Airtable

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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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Basecamp

Basecamp is well developed, lets you manage project easily without any problems. It has multiple categorizations so that team members can work on an individual category without any clashes with other members. Easily manages tasks, you can move one task from one category to another if you have placed it in the wrong category. It is the easiest conversation saver in order to stay on track and maintain the flow of project sharing messages back and forth. It also helped us by saving our documents and client files on a central location so that we can get any file whenever we require. It is easy to use and compatible with many devices. It has great features like :
  • Interactive Gantt charts
  • History checker
  • Messaging
  • Task management
  • Set priorities of tasks
  • Calendar
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Basecamp
7.9
Task Management
Airtable
8.2
Basecamp
9.0
Resource Management
Airtable
9.0
Basecamp
8.3
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.4
Basecamp
8.2
Scheduling
Airtable
8.2
Basecamp
7.8
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Basecamp
7.5
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.8
Basecamp
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Basecamp
7.6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Basecamp
7.5
Document Management
Airtable
7.6
Basecamp
8.3
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Basecamp
8.1
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.7
Basecamp
7.0
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.0
Basecamp
7.0
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Basecamp
8.2
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.2
Basecamp
7.9

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
Basecamp
7.8
Quotes/estimates
Airtable
Basecamp
7.9
Invoicing
Airtable
Basecamp
8.0
Project & financial reporting
Airtable
Basecamp
8.1
Integration with accounting software
Airtable
Basecamp
7.2

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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  • What I like the most is that it serves as a repository of everything shared and discussed during a project.
  • Basecamp is a really good tool if you are working on a project with a remote team of three or more people.
  • You can invite external and internal people to a basecamp project.
  • You can assign task to people within the team and keep track of what's been finished or not.
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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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  • What I don't like about Basecamp is that it feels like you are using an old product. All the other productivity tools I use have a slick modern interface. Basecamp just feels outdated in that regard. The user interface hasn't been updated in years and you can really notice it.
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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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Basecamp10.0
Based on 27 answers
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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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Basecamp8.8
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

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Basecamp10.0
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

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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Basecamp9.0
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

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Basecamp7.7
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

I don't think there is a comparable product. Nothing I have seen is as intuitive to use and at the same time has such broad-reaching potential. I feel confident to onboard who have never seen Airtable only because it is so easy to use. At the same time, I feel we could spend the next year exploring the current functionality. It's probably the most exciting productivity tool I've seen in 18 months - I don't say that with hyperbole. It is going to change the game for our company and anyone else who uses it.
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We stopped using Basecamp and started using Trello instead. Trello works better for us and our agile methodology
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Return on Investment

  • We are still in the early stages, but AirTable has allowed our small team of five to coordinate almost twice as many rentals of our gallery space for private events, thus providing out nonprofit with increased income that can be reinvested into improvements to our gallery and new programming.
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  • Basecamp has allowed us to work better with third party vendors or suppliers on projects by providing more transparency and in return have seen quicker response times when tasks are relying on one team or the other.
  • The costs are low but they do not outweigh the benefit to use Basecamp as an internal system for project management.
  • The time saved on avoiding wasted meetings for simple updates has been more than beneficial on a time management perspective.
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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