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Airtable

213 Ratings

Bolste

1 Ratings

Airtable

213 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Bolste

1 Ratings
Score 9.1 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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Bolste

Bolste is best suited for companies that rely on team work and e-mail communication within/between departments
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Bolste
8.8
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Bolste
9.1
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Bolste
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Bolste
8.2
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Bolste
8.2
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Bolste
9.1
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Bolste
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Bolste
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Bolste
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Bolste
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Bolste
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Bolste
9.1
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Bolste
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Bolste
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Bolste
Search
Airtable
Bolste
9.1

Communication

Airtable
Bolste
8.7
Chat
Airtable
Bolste
9.1
Notifications
Airtable
Bolste
8.2
Discussions
Airtable
Bolste
8.2
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
Bolste
8.2
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
Bolste
9.1
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
Bolste
9.1
Integrates with Outlook
Airtable
Bolste
9.1

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
Bolste
8.9
Versioning
Airtable
Bolste
8.2
Video files
Airtable
Bolste
9.1
Audio files
Airtable
Bolste
9.1
Document collaboration
Airtable
Bolste
9.1
Access control
Airtable
Bolste
9.1
Advanced security features
Airtable
Bolste
8.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
Bolste
9.1
Device sync
Airtable
Bolste
9.1

Pros

  • All the hard work of trying to build a solution in Excel is done for you. You can create links to simple mobile-friendly forms and datasheets and it builds input forms automatically that can then be easily customized.
  • The relationships across tables are robust and deal with changes to fields and tables without the need for intervention or maintenance (like a proper database).
  • Initial set up and use require a minimal set of IT skills. Coming with an array of pre-built templates and the ability to import your existing spreadsheet and customize and fine tune it from there into a database
  • They don't contact me every day trying to sell their product (probably because they don't have to).
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  • Keeps everybody on the same page.
  • Easy to access/use.
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Cons

  • A little more customisation of the forms would be fantastic. The interface is simple and helps avoid making problems for yourself, but being able to take out some of the white space and select different fonts or show basic formatting would be a good addition. But such is Airtable I am likely to find out with the right knowledge you can.
  • Not being able to connect "Bases" together. This can be addressed by building all tables you need in to one base and remembering you can always export the data out somewhere else if you need this level of integration.
  • If you are a larger or growing organisation, Airtables flexibility and ease at replacing spreadsheets needs to be managed (or you could replace your uncontrolled Excel addiction with an Airtable one).
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  • There is only 7GB of storage in the Plus Pack.
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
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compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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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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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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Alternatives Considered

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.
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Return on Investment

  • Too early to tell. I hope that it will allow for both a task-specific view that helps people keep on schedule with projects and higher-level views that help with tactical and strategic planning.
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  • Increased efficiency
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Bolste

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Bolste Editions & Modules
Bolste
Edition
Basic
$01
Pro
9.992
1. per user
2. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Bolste offers three (3) packages that meet the exact needs of any user. BASIC is a free version perfect for an army of one or for small group to try out the solution. PRO is a more robust version perfect for larger teams and SMB organizations. CORPORATE is a full-scale version perfect for enterprise solutions.