What users are saying about

Airtable

213 Ratings

ContactOffice

3 Ratings

Airtable

213 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

ContactOffice

3 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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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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ContactOffice

A little costly, but it gives a lot of features that help day to day work problems. It will help you get your documents, notes, etc. from anywhere if you are in a meeting. Gives you a free trial so that you can check whether it is a perfect product for you. It will connect you with your group, and help you share ideas, manage meetings, and take notes
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
ContactOffice
8.0
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
ContactOffice
8.7
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
ContactOffice
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
ContactOffice
7.3
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
ContactOffice
8.3
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
ContactOffice
7.5
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
ContactOffice
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
ContactOffice
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
ContactOffice
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
ContactOffice
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
ContactOffice
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
ContactOffice
7.7
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
ContactOffice
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
ContactOffice
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
ContactOffice
Search
Airtable
ContactOffice
7.5
Visual planning tools
Airtable
ContactOffice
9.0

Communication

Airtable
ContactOffice
7.8
Chat
Airtable
ContactOffice
8.7
Notifications
Airtable
ContactOffice
8.3
Discussions
Airtable
ContactOffice
9.0
Surveys
Airtable
ContactOffice
8.0
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
ContactOffice
8.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
ContactOffice
7.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
ContactOffice
6.0
Integrates with Outlook
Airtable
ContactOffice
7.0

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
ContactOffice
8.0
Versioning
Airtable
ContactOffice
7.5
Video files
Airtable
ContactOffice
8.0
Audio files
Airtable
ContactOffice
8.3
Document collaboration
Airtable
ContactOffice
9.0
Access control
Airtable
ContactOffice
8.5
Advanced security features
Airtable
ContactOffice
7.0
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
ContactOffice
7.5

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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  • Can use it from anywhere, can access your documents, emails and others.
  • Can message your group and arrange meetings, and it will notify you.
  • Can manage tasks.
  • Fairly good customer support
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Cons

  • It would be great to have multi-tiered selection options. So if I check a box-like, "Does this need social support?" I could then pick from a multi-select drop-down based on the choice.
  • It would be good if we could have a kanban view built off a selection from a multi-select since some projects might be part of multiple strategic initiatives.
  • It would be cool if forms could have some basic if/then functionality. As it is, we need to create different forms for different media requests that share 75% of the same data.
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  • Product isn't updated regularly
  • Video tutorials not supported
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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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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
Just so easy to learn/use. Very intuitive in its application logic.
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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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Alternatives Considered

I don't intend to replace Basecamp with Airtable, rather enhance my use of it, limit it to what it does best, which isn't ongoing tracking of data.Not wanting to build this in something like Access, which I've used previously, I did a search for services like Airtable that would help me build a relational database online and compared them. I selected Airtable as my first choice to test, and haven't gone further. It works well. So, I can't give comparison information here. I would say start here.
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It stacks up with other software in terms of bugs and requirements. It is a well developed product which helps solve real life problems of connecting with people and sharing documents. Can access from anywhere in the world, just need a browser and internet. The problem with it is just that it doesn't have a mobile app, which is a requirement nowadays.
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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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  • Can get documents from anywhere if you forgot your files.
  • Can connect with anyone in your group, chat, share ideas, and requirements in a single instance.
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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

ContactOffice

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