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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Airtable is an incredibly powerful tool for basic spreadsheet tasks used in your departments, especially if those spreadsheets are being shared and used by multiple departments. It's a better designed spreadsheet, [compared to] what Excel and Google Sheets offers. [It] has multiple view options so that each team can see the data in the way that makes the most sense for their team.
Adam Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Buffer

Buffer is one of the best social media management tools out there, particularly for its cost. Our team used the Pro Plan for just $15 a month which allows you to connect up to eight social media accounts, which was more than enough for us. A larger company might need to look into a higher cost plan, but small marketing teams can absolutely utilize this plan for $15. Buffer is great for scheduling social media in advance and keeping your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts thriving.
Whitney Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Buffer
Task Management
Airtable
8.3
Buffer
Resource Management
Airtable
8.0
Buffer
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Buffer
Scheduling
Airtable
7.9
Buffer
Workflow Automation
Airtable
8.0
Buffer
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.9
Buffer
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Buffer
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Buffer
Document Management
Airtable
7.9
Buffer
Email integration
Airtable
8.0
Buffer
Mobile Access
Airtable
8.0
Buffer
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.8
Buffer
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Buffer
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.5
Buffer

Publishing

Airtable
Buffer
8.4
Content planning and scheduling
Airtable
Buffer
9.1
Content optimization
Airtable
Buffer
8.2
Workflow management
Airtable
Buffer
7.8

Reporting/analytics

Airtable
Buffer
7.8
Campaign success analytics
Airtable
Buffer
7.8

Account management

Airtable
Buffer
8.6
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Airtable
Buffer
8.4
Mobile access
Airtable
Buffer
8.8

Pros

Airtable

  • Airtable has the best customization features out there. They allow you to customize you spreadsheets or tables in a variety of formats. They allow you to customize a variety of field types, field sizes and various colors.
  • Airtable has a great collaboration feature that makes it easy to share and grant access to tables and a variety of information.
  • Airtable has great compatibilities that allows you to directly upload spreadsheets from excel into a customizable table.
  • Airtable is easy to teach and understand quickly, and does not take time for someone who is not technically advanced to understand
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Buffer

  • It allows multiple social platforms to be used at once. For our university specifically, we have Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram that we use as our main accounts and it allows us to be able to post and custom tailor to each one of these social media platforms.
  • Buffer also has a pretty robust analytics section of the site (paid) that allows users to see details about the posts we have going up and the interactions we are having with them. This allows us to make educated decisions in regard to our social media planning and strategy.
  • With the exception of the paid analytics portion of Buffer, it is honestly cost-effective for us. It offers more for the dollar amount than any other social media scheduling platform that we have used in the past.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Airtable

  • Pricing model: we don't like how we have to pay per user.
  • Calendar view: we wish the calendar view was better, or if there were different types of calendar views. Right now there is just one.
  • Complicated: some parts of the app are a little complicated.
Brian Chung | TrustRadius Reviewer

Buffer

  • Analytics-- The analytics on the Pro plan are limited at best. You can simply review your posts from the past 30 days, but you can't access any analysis (or even simple tallying of Likes, Shares, etc.) without upgrading to the Premium or Business plans, which are otherwise more than we need at the moment.
  • Publish+Reply+Analyze-- It's a bit tedious to have these basic social media functions/tools separated out as three distinct products, as well as overkill for a small nonprofit without a dedicated social media team. I imagine each tool is good at its job if you need 'em.
  • Linking to Accounts-- Buffer seems to lose touch with Facebook and LinkedIn somewhat frequently. It's vaguely annoying but very simple to fix, so I just roll with it.
Michelle Green Arnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Airtable

Airtable 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We will 10/10 renew the use of Airtable because it has brought great value to our team. Not only is Airtable affordable, but it's also user-friendly and helps our team be efficient. We no longer need to rely on Excel spreadsheets being passed from person to person via email. Furthermore, we aren't dealing with corrupt Excel spreadsheets and the need to salvage data when a file is accidentally altered.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Buffer

Buffer 6.0
Based on 13 answers
Ease of use, affordability, time saved and just love for the app and the team. It's not a miracle tool that will suddenly increase your company's value or leads, you still need to put in quality posts, thoughts and content but when used regularly and with thought, you'll be happy in the long run
Deanna Ayres | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Airtable

Airtable 8.7
Based on 21 answers
It's such a friendly program to use, and there's just so many resources available to people trying to learn it or build new things. Their support is great, and they make it easy to find answers to your questions. It's easy to use but difficult to master, that might be a better way to put it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Buffer

Buffer 7.4
Based on 4 answers
It was incredibly easy to set up, connect to accounts, there was little to no learning curve, and the interface itself was simple and easy to use. But the failure to post without an explanation prevented me from using it more.
Ryan Padgett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Buffer

Buffer 8.4
Based on 3 answers
Buffer is always on hand and very reliable, their software suite rarely has outages
Len Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Buffer

Buffer 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Buffer performs well on both desktop and mobile platforms. The one area as I have stated before is that it does not always want to automatically push to Instagram and the user will have to go do it manually. Buffer works very well pushing to other platforms. The instagram issue is the only reason buffer does not get a 10 on this section
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Airtable

Airtable 8.0
Based on 58 answers
We find support easy to find, responsive and knowledgeable. In addition to a large selection of well-done help articles and webinars, there is a forum with quick support coming from Airtable staff and other users. We haven't had any issues in getting the information and support that we've needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Buffer

Buffer 8.6
Based on 6 answers
There is support available (on different tiers) and they are always immediately responsive. However, sometimes things will have to fail multiple times for multiple days for them to have an answer. While this (I'm sure) is mostly fine, it really impacts our reach as a small business to not be able to use the service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Airtable

Airtable 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Training all users was an important part of the implementation, which did take considerable time and effort. At first glance without training, the content calendar can be overwhelming because of the amount of data. The features within Airtable seem to be endless but our team was able to identify the most important to be successful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Buffer

Buffer 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We were very satisfied with the implementation of Buffer. We had no issues switching from the platform that we were using over to buffer. Our staff did not even miss a beat when it came to posting content. It was an easy transition and I feel that is something that buffer has really done well. They have an "out of the box" usability platform
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Airtable

Airtable combines the simplicity of a spreadsheet with the possibilities that come with a database, all within one tool. We have chosen it after a short evaluation. It is incredibly easy to use after a short training, making it a great tool compared to the typical spreadsheet-based apps.
Adam Farrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Buffer

Buffer lets us schedule on Instagram even if we have to do it manually while Hootsuite would not even connect to our Instagram page. So we can't use Hootsuite for Instagram postings. Buffer fills that hole although each post has to be posted manually from the Instagram app to be published.
Susan Hammiche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Buffer

Buffer 8.5
Based on 2 answers
Buffer does what it say on tin as they say! you can always count on Buffer. Buffer can be scale to 25 social account with 2,000 scheduled post which is enough for most agencies or businesses
Len Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Airtable

  • The ROI is simple: Airtable has created a more efficient workplace. We have fewer meetings, certainly. But any meetings we do have are much more efficient and impactful. Everyone walks in having used Airtable to prepare for the meeting (uploading needed docs, etc.), and the meeting is held using Airtable as the agenda. Airtable is updated and continues to be used after the meeting, so everyone stays on the same page.
  • Airtable also makes planning events much more streamlined. Contracts, rental agreements, rosters, etc. are uploaded. Dates are set with reminders. People know what they are responsible for planning the event and for what role they will play during the event.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Buffer

  • We had a goal of 1,000 Instagram followers by the end of the calendar year. With the help of Buffer, we were able to meet that goal three months early.
  • Through our social media channels, we hope to engage with our students more and make them aware of events happening within the college, university, and city as a whole. We receive comments from students and even non-students and other groups within the university about how informative our channels have become.
  • With the use of Buffer, we have been able to increase our followers as well as the number of posts we put out per month and how frequently we do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Edition
Plus$10.001
Pro$20.001
EnterpriseContact Sales
  1. per month (billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details

Buffer

General

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

Buffer Editions & Modules

Edition
Publish Pro$151
Publish Premium$651
Publish Business$991
Analyze Pro$351
Analyze Premium$501
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Here are the prices of our various plans: Pro: $15/month Small Business: $99/month Medium Business: $199/month Large Business: $399/month Enterprise: Feel free to get in touch with us at onboarding@buffer.com. All plans can be paid on either a monthly or yearly basis. If you choose to pay yearly, you would receive a 15% discount, which works out to be approximately two months free per year.

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