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Airtable

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Score 9.1 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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Crowdbase

I wouldn't suggest Crowdbasefor smaller companies, even for bigger companies a more integrated solution would be desirable. It may suit companies that want their collaboration separate from project management and CRM, but at least for our organisation it seems to make more sense to have most of our work tools in one place
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Crowdbase
Task Management
Airtable
8.2
Crowdbase
Resource Management
Airtable
9.0
Crowdbase
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.4
Crowdbase
Scheduling
Airtable
8.2
Crowdbase
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Crowdbase
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.8
Crowdbase
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Crowdbase
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Crowdbase
Document Management
Airtable
7.6
Crowdbase
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Crowdbase
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.7
Crowdbase
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.0
Crowdbase
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Crowdbase
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.2
Crowdbase

Communication

Airtable
Crowdbase
7.0
Chat
Airtable
Crowdbase
7.0
Notifications
Airtable
Crowdbase
7.0
Discussions
Airtable
Crowdbase
7.0

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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  • Collaboration
  • Interaction with staff
  • Great way to engage staff and support each other
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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 is very limited
  • Although it has an API it doesn't link to the services we use.
  • It isn't customisable like podio.
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
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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

We do use Social Studio and Sharepoint for other tasks, but for project planning across a wide variety of deliverables, there wasn't enough flexibility all the time. Asana was harder to use and get into and didn't provide an easy way to adjust views/sorts.
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Crowdbase's strength may lie in its ability to do just one main thing well, but for us this was a massive limitation. I know that it is not trying to be Podio and it is therefore unfair to compare the two but there are features that overlap. for us Podio was better suited.
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Return on Investment

  • Too early to tell. I hope that it will allow for both a task-specific view that helps people keep on schedule with projects and higher-level views that help with tactical and strategic planning.
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  • Encourages communication
  • Easy to use
  • Before crowdbase we never though of collaborating this way
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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

Crowdbase

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