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Airtable

212 Ratings

Brightpod

5 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Brightpod

5 Ratings
Score 10 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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Brightpod

Brightpod is best suited for someone that needs a project management software with recurring projects that can be templated. I'm not sure of a situation where this would be a good fit. There may be some features that are required that brightpod doesn't have like Gantt chart. Some teams may not want a Kanban style view
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Brightpod
8.5
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Brightpod
10.0
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Brightpod
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Brightpod
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Brightpod
10.0
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Brightpod
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Brightpod
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Brightpod
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Brightpod
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Brightpod
10.0
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Brightpod
10.0
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Brightpod
1.0
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Brightpod
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Brightpod
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Brightpod

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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  • A very visually pleasing layout of projects in a Kanban style view.
  • Keeps all communication on a task or project in one place, so that everyone is on the same page.
  • Great template system for recurring projects like onboarding or deploying a specific service that has a defined timeline.
  • Flexile recurring tasks.
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Cons

  • I can't actually think of any road blocks or insufficiencies yet!
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  • They really need a chat or instant messenger feature.
  • iOS app would be nice.
  • The option to remove the delay for sending messages on a task.
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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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Brightpod8.9
Based on 3 answers
We are enjoying using the software and plan to continue using it. They are improving their software on a daily / weekly basis
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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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Brightpod8.2
Based on 1 answer
It was easy to find what we were looking for.
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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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Brightpod9.1
Based on 1 answer
Customer Support was fast and helpful.
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Implementation

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Brightpod9.1
Based on 1 answer
SaaS is the way forward :)
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Alternatives Considered

I have mostly set up and helped architect custom database solutions in a proprietary software, as compares directly to Airtable. I have set up and used JIRA Software extensively, and several Marketing Automation systems, and set up Oncontact CRM, and used DAM systems, and Basecamp project management. All in all setting up databases and introducing them to organizations is one of my primary skills and I have several years experience doing this within an organization and as a consultant for other organizations. This is why I love Airtable so much - I have never seen something so lightweight, so inexpensive, and so powerful. Pound for pound it whips any system I have ever used. When I think back to all the custom database solutions I've implemented, and other processes I've managed and consulted on within organizations, I can't help but wonder how many of them would have vastly better off with a simple Airtable implementation.
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Brightpod was definitely the most attractive and we felt like it had the least amount of clutter. We hated how Wrike handled recurring tasks. ActiveCollab just seemed to have some complexity that we didn't need. The Brightpod developers are very responsive and were able to fix bugs quickly.
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Return on Investment

  • Airtable has helped us totally automate our complimentary pass system, saving printing costs and staff time.
  • Airtable has helped us to prototype systems and have them go live in minutes or hours.
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  • We have internally improved communication.
  • Fewer emails.
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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

Brightpod

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