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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Many business processes can be improved with a collaborative relational database, but few know how to create and use one. 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. The combination of a minimal learning curve and features make Airtable a win. I've already recommended it to colleagues at other universities who've started using it.
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Clarizen

Clarizen got the job done with time tracking and expense reports, but it didn't do enough to make our organization continue using it. We ended up switching because the key stakeholders (resource management) were unhappy with its offerings. This might be a good fit for smaller organizations that require less feature and capabilities. Instead, our company switched to OpenAir, which has more robust time tracking, expense reports, and PTO accrual and monitoring programs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.1
Clarizen
6.5
Task Management
Airtable
8.3
Clarizen
8.4
Resource Management
Airtable
9.1
Clarizen
7.5
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.4
Clarizen
4.1
Scheduling
Airtable
8.4
Clarizen
8.7
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Clarizen
6.2
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.8
Clarizen
7.9
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Clarizen
5.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Clarizen
6.1
Document Management
Airtable
8.1
Clarizen
6.6
Email integration
Airtable
7.3
Clarizen
7.2
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.9
Clarizen
4.9
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.0
Clarizen
7.8
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.1
Clarizen
4.9
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.2
Clarizen
5.5

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
Clarizen
3.5
Project & financial reporting
Airtable
Clarizen
4.6
Integration with accounting software
Airtable
Clarizen
2.5

Pros

  • Great user experience and minimal learning curve. 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.
  • Easy to share views and invite contributions via forms.
  • Blocks add significant functionality that would be hard to custom build.
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  • Highly customizable, can develop organization specific workflows, modules, etc.
  • Interface (in most instances) is easy to use. Timesheets, project details, and report modules are fairly easy to navigate and understand.
  • Good comms tools like discussions, group pages, automatic reminders and notifications.
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Cons

  • I'd really like to be able to link records or a view between bases within my workspace.
  • The form designer is not as featured as we're used to with Google Forms.
  • I'm using the Airtable Importer by Railsware to bring Airtable data into Google Sheets. Import from Google sheets would be a great feature.
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  • It needs better cut/paste/move options for tasks within projects or sub-projects within projects
  • The feature to add files/documentation to a project if expanded to the task level would allow for better collaboration in larger projects that span several sub-projects.
  • At the time of my use, the tool sometimes got bogged down to heavier use. Better capacity planning and performance in the servers used by the vendors would help make this tool a much better one to use.
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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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Clarizen7.5
Based on 27 answers
We are a mid-size contract research organization and this software was a bit overkill for our team as a whole. From a project management perspective, I thought the software was spectacular. It definitely helped me organize and visualize what was happening in all of my projects. I liked the layout, interface, and ability to add as many details as I wanted (in a time dependent manner). There was a little bit of a learning curve, but not bad at all. The challenges were on the accounting/finance side and with some of our technical staff. Our accounting and finance folks found it challenging to transfer all of our client, inventory, and procedural information into Clarizen. We did not have an easy way to port information from our current system (Quickbooks) to clarizen. Technical staff pushed back on the daily requirements to accurately manage their assigned tasks. They were, in many cases, reluctant to learn a new on-line system. If you team isn't too tech savvy, roll out of this product will be a challenge.
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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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Clarizen7.3
Based on 5 answers
Clarizen is extremely user friendly, I didn't give it a 10 because to truly configure the system to conform to your organizations processes requires a bit more education. This is not a negative mark.
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Reliability and Availability

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Clarizen8.2
Based on 3 answers
Sometimes it is slow when everyone is entering their time on Fridays or Mondays but other than that we rarely see downtime and maintenance notifications are well in advance.
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Performance

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No answers yet
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Clarizen9.1
Based on 5 answers
Reports: Quick to Reasonable

Most Ancillary Pages: Quick to Reasonable
(By "ancillary" I mean lesser used/master data maintenance pages - e.g. People, Customers, Individual Tasks, Milestones, etc.)

Work Plan (with 100 sub items): Reasonable to Slow
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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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Clarizen8.8
Based on 5 answers
Any questions we pose to Clarizen are addressed immediately and I receive an answer usually within a matter of hours as opposed to days with other software companies. Clarizen really works hard to get back to it customers quickly and it is well appreciated. When you have a question or struggling, timeliness is important.
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In-Person Training

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Clarizen8.2
Based on 2 answers
• We worked with a Project Manager on their side. He was very good about developing a project plan to hit our goal. I think we had weekly or twice weekly calls – very steady cadence over 3 month period.
• Their PM skills were great – kept us on task. For the last week, they sent 2 people on site and they did training for power users. After that a couple of them revisited here
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
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Clarizen5.4
Based on 5 answers
Our trainer, Alex, is exceptional and knows the product really well. I swear he must have wrote the product himself! His manner with training is very easy going, gives you homework that is applicable to what you need to learn and stages it correctly for you. It was a pleasure to be trained by him.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Clarizen8.2
Based on 4 answers
I performed the implementation with our Clarizen provide trainer, who knew the product 100% and it went quickly and without a problem. It was a pleasurable process without the problems other software implementation often encounter. Kudos to the Clarizen team for making this a worry free process for their clients because it is worry free.
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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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I did not select Clarizen but would not, given the task in the future. It was not user-friendly to the employees, as mentioned before, and seemed to have a lot of gratuitous features that go unused. We now use Open Air for time sheets and Slack for office communication and Trello for project management.
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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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  • Great customer feedback related to real-time availabilty of project status. We could tailor gant charts to various customers within an organization fairly quickly.
  • Seeing real-time breakdown of costs and time for projects was great. The main page with summary charts was a great way to get information at a glance.
  • Clarizen use definitely helped us stream-line project planning and assisted with identifying bottlenecks.
  • We run many projects in parallel with similar timepoints (pre-, interim-, and post-). The software was pretty straight forward, permitting us to create one project outline then dupiclating it (as a template) for a number of others.
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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
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Clarizen

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Clarizen Editions & Modules
Clarizen
Edition
Enterprise Edition
$451
Unlimited Edition
$601
1. per user per month
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