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Airtable

213 Ratings

Airtable

213 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Bubble Innovator

15 Ratings
Score 8.8 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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Bubble Innovator

No stage gate or portfolio reporting solution can overcome poor input data. The organization has to be willing to commit to consistent and rigorous updates of the information, or the reporting becomes useless. From what I've seen of competitive systems, Bubble Innovator is the easiest to use in this regard, so the excuse of not having good data because it's painful to upload or cumbersome to retrieve goes away. And the ease with which you can produce customized reports allows you to immediately find the gaps and weak points in your data, and take action to address them. That's not to say that every report and function in Bubble Innovator is perfect. But the close collaboration and responsiveness of the Bubble Innovation team has made it relatively easy to triage, prioritize, and implement improvements along the way.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Pros

  • very intuitive and simple to use
  • bug-free
  • we are able to formulate it for our needs instead of fitting into someone else's idea of what we need
  • usable across multiple platforms and devices--desktops, laptops, iphones.
  • editing in real time, and several viewers viewing screens from remote locations
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  • Bubble Innovator seems to be one of those software packages that is liked by anyone who uses it. It kind of sells itself just by showing it to someone. It seems to be very intuitive and simple to use even for an occasional user.
  • Bubble Innovator shows the project progress through the stage gGate process very clearly which is great for upper management but it also guides project managers through that same process which means that things don't easily get omitted by accident/forgetfulness.
  • Bubble Innovator seems to be well received by upper management due to the simple way it presents the whole portfolio of products along with key metrics/data that is really helping to simplify portfolio decision making.
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Cons

  • entering a single record seems to have to be done across several screens. Perhaps just the way we did it, but would be easier if it were all done on one screen
  • can't figure out how to "hide" a record once one of the people we are visiting dies. We don't want to delete the record, just hide it from the primary view.
  • eventually, it would be great to be able to integrate into Gmail--eg to hit the email address and have that transfer to an email...but perhaps not possible without permission from google...
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  • Parent child relationship between projects.
  • Dependencies between gates and timings.
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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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Bubble Innovator9.1
Based on 3 answers
It has become a fundamental and popular tool in our business, we would be lost without it
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Usability

Airtable9.0
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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Bubble Innovator8.2
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is highly visual and simple. Literally within 10-15 minutes of my introduction to the software, I was up and running. Of course, deeper capabilities become apparent after additional use, but the basic functionality is very simple to grasp. Where there are consistent challenges reported by multiple users, the Bubble Innovation team is quick to connect and put plans in place to address the challenges.
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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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Bubble Innovator9.1
Based on 2 answers
I've mentioned it already in this review, but this is really a strength of Bubble Innovator. The team is highly engaged in helping solve challenges to make their customer's lives easier.
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Implementation

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Bubble Innovator8.1
Based on 2 answers
The number of variables made this extremely challenging (org changes, stage gate harmonization, pipeline prioritization, and new governance model). I think the implementation was handled very well in spite of this, and managed to deliver on time and on budget.
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Alternatives Considered

Vastly better-. Much easier to set up, edit and view across multiple platforms.
Juliet Sternberg profile photo
We found Innovator provided all the functionality we required in a lightweight solution that was easy to configure to our processes, provided benefits to almost all those who accessed it with little or no training. Other systems may offer more depth of functionality but this makes them more cumbersome to use and requires more training of users. Innovator also offers a more transparent cost structure - you can immediately see what it will cost as all the functionality is automatically available within the price
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Return on Investment

  • Goal 1 for 2018: Simplify.
  • Goal 2: Organize data more conveniently.
  • Goal 3: Document the process
  • Great progress so far and only a few weeks into this!
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  • Consistency and one point of truth.
  • Given us a clear process to follow.
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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

Bubble Innovator

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details