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Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Communifire by Axero Solutions

9 Ratings
Score 9 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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Communifire by Axero Solutions

I think Communifire is a powerful tool for both for organisational intranet applications, and where you want to get your customers really 'close' to you and supported in your ecosystem.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Pros

  • Links between different tables. This is one of the best features if you're managing things that are linked to other things, which nearly everything is!
  • You can add fields, change fields, remove fields, whenever you want. It's an adaptable, dynamic database. You don't get stuck with a structure that doesn't work for you-you just change it.
  • You can view records in different views e.g. as a grid, form, calendar. This is so handy. When I'm collecting data about a new participant in our program I open up a new record as a form and fill it out like that. At other times I need to see them all as a list or group of different criteria and I can do all of that with the click of a button.
  • You can send out forms and the data goes straight back into your Airtable workspace. So handy and makes data collection and management easy.
  • Grouping, filtering. This is so handy for viewing where tasks or participants are up to in the process.
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  • Deployment was fast, easy and without the need of an IT department.
  • Very user-friendly interface that users identify with as it is similar to other popular social media technologies . . . this is essential for adoption and continued usage.
  • Central repository for documents, training materials, and other company content.
  • Easy ability to make user groups that have rights to assigned content.
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Cons

  • I think this thing has huge potential for us to manage our photos. We take over 10,000 photos a year and Airtable has the capability of easily loading, tagging and sorting them. It even has history and you could store edited versions of each photo within each original photo's profile. However - the ability to view these photos as thumbnails of different sizes, gallery style, is very limited. So that's a big additional feature I'd like to see, some optimization to use this as a photo management system.
  • If you include numbers into a table, automagically from another table via the rollup or lookup features, then you cannot use those numbers as part of a formula in a subsequent field. This turned out to be a major limiting factor on my using it as a budget manager. (Luckily I came up with a workaround but it makes me add additional columns to the table that add a bit of otherwise unnecessary clutter.)
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  • Removing member access without deleting content, but still keeping historical accuracy of user posts.
  • Some improvement can be made in assigning users (new and existing) to various spaces easily, perhaps through group selections.
  • Required read/receipt of content, which I understand is not being worked on.
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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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Communifire by Axero Solutions9.1
Based on 2 answers
Our business depends upon this software to provide information on all aspects of our business. The future of business is a marriage between web site and customer interaction. This software will allow us to move in that direction.
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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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Communifire by Axero Solutions8.2
Based on 1 answer
This rating has a caveat - there is always room for improvement, and this team gets it.You always learn from customers how to do things better and easier, so it is a constant learning of how people use the site. Although the search engine is exceptional, most people do not use it as their first line of research.Much of the usability has to do with layout - and is not just a software usability item, so the rating is severely dependent up on the layout/options you choose for your usage. And their team will do anything in their power to get the results and layout you want.The areas that need improvement - and acknowledged by the team - are the administrative tools. There are a ton of options, and it takes a little to learn some of those. For most people, however, this won't be an issue, because the support team will always help you. This is always the case with more power. If there were fewer options it would no doubt be easier, but they give you the keys to all of the cars in the lot; so a little more to learn.
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Reliability and Availability

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Communifire by Axero Solutions9.1
Based on 1 answer
Never any problems. Quite impressed
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Performance

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Communifire by Axero Solutions9.1
Based on 1 answer
Works in real time.
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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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Communifire by Axero Solutions9.0
Based on 2 answers
I have always found Communifire support to be exceptional. We have had a personal account manager who has been very helpful.
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Implementation

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Communifire by Axero Solutions9.1
Based on 2 answers
I found the system to be very flexible and the Communifire team very supportive in helping me identify solutions for my goals.
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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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We selected Communifire for the excellent sales support, strong feature set and quick set up time. We were able to get started immediately and build out features as need required which led to faster execution and higher adoption rates among our team.
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Return on Investment

  • If not for Airtable I would have had to pursue a CRM system and an asset management system, plus some sort of task management system for multiple employees, and manage my budget in Excel which is a pain when it gets complex. Airtable lets me put all this in one system, light weight, extremely powerful, and extremely efficient. Exactly what we needed. I am so happy this system exists.
  • Airtable is free and you can get quite a bit in there and use it for a while before deciding to go to the paid version. Therefore the proof of concept was quite easy to bring it into our organization. We've been using it for a few months and it's made everyone's lives easier, so moving now to the paid version is a no-brainer. I didn't have to ask everyone to take a big leap of faith in the beginning and there was no big up front resource investment either, at least relative to setting up any other software or even complex Excel workbooks.
  • Several people in our organization have commented that this system has made their lives far easier, because we can now keep track of our tasks and our events. Our key people are both saner and more efficient.
  • The paid version of Airtable is DIRT CHEAP in comparison to the systems it stands in for. I cannot emphasize this enough.
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  • Significant improvement in communication across our entire organization. It removed the "top-down" communication model we had and enables team members from across different locations and positions to collaborate effectively.
  • Reduced headaches and errors in document management with now having a central repository for all business units to access company documents/memos/forms/training materials.
  • Most significant impact has been to our company culture through improved communication, collaboration and team-building. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, business wins, daily progress reports and everyone has access.
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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

Communifire by Axero Solutions

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