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Airtable

Any sort of database--keeping records of all of our volunteers, recipients, organizations, etc
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CA Agile Central

If your organisation is planning to adopt Scaled Agile Framework Methodology (SAFe) without being worried about cost, CA Agile Central is one of the best tools. Here, you can look at various release trains and how that then flows up to the overall program budget. You can look holistically across all the release trains with minimal effort and have it flow up to the program office’s budget. It also helps by easily maintaining backlogs and integrating more seamlessly into software developers releases, iterations, and features. It has no conformance issue as it supports almost all the browsers like IE from version 8.0, Firefox from 3.6 and the newest versions of Chrome (from 6.0) and Safari (from 4.0).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

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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  • There are dashboards that provide friendly and useful metrics at the team, program and portfolio levels which help get an easy and quick visual representation of what's going on.
  • Story management made easier, It offers a quick way of quickly entering a number of user stories without losing the overview, by just typing the title and selecting a few attributes directly in the overview screen.
  • Sprint management is seamless in CA Agile Central . It allows you to drag stories from the backlog to the sprints and back again. When a story is dragged into an sprint, it automatically checks the velocity for that sprint and indicates how many more story points can be chipped in. No more manual checking needed by scrum master with respect to allocation and team velocity.
  • Though CA Agile Central has many inbuilt apps, but it also has an App-SDK that allows you to build free app extensions using JavaScript and HTML. So, as per their needs, teams can customize & build various apps & dashboards.
  • Dashboard is an awesome feature which allows you to select and drag panels with all kinds of graphical information about the current sprints and releases.
  • It offers tremendous support for scaled Agile & almost all scaling frameworks are supported specifically tuned to SAFe .
  • CA Agile Central includes several applications but it also integrates well with Jira, Confluence, Jenkins, Eclipse, Subversion, IBM, HP, Salesforce.com and many other products to allow users to organize projects to their specifications. So you can still use Jira at a team level & CA Agile Central at the program & portfolio level for efficient tracking & management.
  • The custom tags are very helpful in segregating the user stories based on the project needs. Even though it's a very small feature, it is very effective ( you will realize why specifically if you are using Jira).
  • CA Central Agile enables agile delivery with ease and provides comprehensive features to track time-boxes, Work In Progress items of the forecast increments.
  • Backlog management is hassle free since you can either drag and drop your user stories to the desired position on the backlog, or change a setting and manually enter priorities as a number.
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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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  • Workflow is fixed in CA Agile Central & can not be customized as per your team needs, which can be easily carried out in Jira. Example: In CA Agile Central we have states “Defined”, “In progress”, “Completed” and “Accepted” and there is no way to change those names or add new states into it.
  • Burn down charts can be generated only with fixed attributes. So if your team is not burning hours or your team does not create tasks, you will not get to see burn down charts.
  • Dependencies on stories cannot be managed properly here and it is easy to lose them. Also, after a change is done, instead of returning to the last page, it moves to home page.
  • Some of the options, are not available when the user story is viewed in the short view at the right pane. Most of the options are visible in the detailed view only. Trivial issue but very frustrating.
  • UI needs improvement. Every screen there are no popup windows. Its single frame UI makes it very difficult to open different tasks/stories & more frustrating if the senior management wants to track various stories or teams.
  • CA Agile Central comes as full kit of functionalities and you can not customize it. In Jira we can buy plugins & only pay for the features we are using.
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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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CA Agile Central9.0
Based on 4 answers
  • To keep connecting my people, platform, and process for faster, smarter, better results.
  • Making the right contribution to the community. Use Agile and Lean processes to manage the work of your team.
  • Once you have tasted the positive result with Rally Software, you don't want to give up and come back to the old school of development pain any more.
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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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CA Agile Central9.0
Based on 3 answers
Great UI, recent refresh was terrific. Great graphs and metrics, inline editing for updates, and a multitude of views on sprint progress make for a great team collaboration experience. There is also an active community and forums so that if you do need help, it is readily available
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Reliability and Availability

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CA Agile Central10.0
Based on 1 answer
Don’t recall ever being unavailable.
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Performance

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CA Agile Central7.0
Based on 1 answer
The screens render relatively quickly but many actions that you would expect to require a single click require multiple clicks and pop-up windows. The extra windows and clicks make the product feel ponderous.
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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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CA Agile Central8.0
Based on 2 answers
Get peace of mind for an entire year with the premiere support. Receive one year of unlimited personal one-on-one online training sessions and software support from Rally experts via online chat, phone or in-store. Answer Desk experts will keep my software performing at its best, eliminate bugs, and get me the answers I need, fast all year long. It connects me with friendly and knowledgeable Answer Techs who know Rally software better than anyone.
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Online Training

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No answers on this topic
CA Agile Central7.0
Based on 1 answer
It more or less confirmed that we are using it the way they had in mind. We were hoping for a epiphany in terms of how we could use it better.

They also want to be a go to source for agile processes and have an online resource center. It’s not that great but had a couple of nuggets. It hasn’t really helped us too much and we are not too far off from the classical interpretation of agile.

I would recommend training, in particular for organizations that multiple on-going projects. The product seems optimized for larger, more complex teams and getting proper training on how to configure, administer and use the system would be beneficial
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Implementation

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CA Agile Central8.0
Based on 2 answers
Implementation of RALLY services and program satisfaction among various group,... 1) Dev Outcomes: How were our resiliencies, development, learning & practitioners “make them do the work,” but that they ask you to do it “in a way like before.2) The Ops group: Just wish to make sure any change won't break current production envirementsAll the stake holders has to be on the same page
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Alternatives Considered

Vastly better-. Much easier to set up, edit and view across multiple platforms.
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Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) & through Test Management were two critical factors that lead to selection of CA Agile Central (formerly Rally).Executives want to maintain trace-ability & detailed test management options like we get in ALM along with SAFe implementation support. There are many features under tests feature which allows you to maintain your test suites. Also, if you want to scale agile while connecting the highest level initiatives down to the task level with accurate data,CA Agile Central is one of the best tools for that. It allows you to look at various release trains and how that then flows up to the overall program budget. On the top of that, the learning curve was not much with this tool as the Rally videos are extremely helpful. They are so short and so easy to understand, so team went through the videos with no external training before working on this tool.There are three editions available for selection & we opted for Unlimited edition. It costs around $49 USD per user per month. Pretty costly!
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Return on Investment

  • Airtable allows us to significantly reduce staff time required to run a research proposal review process, which has a high positive ROI.
  • With Airtable, we're doing a better job at tracking which research faculty works with each other so we have an idea of collaboration opportunities.
  • Airtable will improve our organization's knowledge retention.
  • Airtable will help us improve the service we offer research faculty by better tracking them as individuals.
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  • Positive was - it helped multiple teams to use the same tool.
  • No negatives yet.
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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

CA Agile Central

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