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Airtable

212 Ratings

HipChat

Top Rated
513 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

HipChat

Top Rated
513 Ratings
Score 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.
Juan Matute profile photo

HipChat

If you want native and painless JIRA integration - it's a perfect tool. Also, it comes for free with Atlassian software and can help teams solve basic tasks and improve communication despite its ancient interface and slowness.
Alexander Bekhterev profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
HipChat
7.0
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
HipChat
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
HipChat
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
HipChat
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
HipChat
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
HipChat
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
HipChat
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
HipChat
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
HipChat
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
HipChat
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
HipChat
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
HipChat
7.5
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
HipChat
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
HipChat
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
HipChat
Search
Airtable
HipChat
6.5

Communication

Airtable
HipChat
7.2
Chat
Airtable
HipChat
8.1
Notifications
Airtable
HipChat
7.2
Discussions
Airtable
HipChat
7.5
Surveys
Airtable
HipChat
6.8
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
HipChat
6.9
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
HipChat
6.8

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
HipChat
6.8
Video files
Airtable
HipChat
6.7
Audio files
Airtable
HipChat
6.5
Access control
Airtable
HipChat
6.9
Advanced security features
Airtable
HipChat
5.9
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
HipChat
7.2
Device sync
Airtable
HipChat
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.
Juan Matute profile photo
  • Cross-Platform support for both Windows & Mac users as well as a web-based client.
  • Small installation footprint with outstanding functionality.
  • Free version exists so you can try the product without having to purchase upfront.
Eric Broz profile photo

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.
Juan Matute profile photo
  • The program sometimes locks up and has to be killed via Task Manager on the Windows side.
  • The updates are frequent, but that's part of their process.
  • Integration with Active Directory would be nice.
Eric Broz profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
Based on 1 answer
compared to other products it is just fabulous.
Andrej Vrsansky profile photo
HipChat8.4
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
It's not perfect but it is really easy to use and I think most slightly technical people will pick it up quite quickly.
Malcolm Colman-Shearer profile photo
HipChat7.5
Based on 5 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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.
Malcolm Colman-Shearer profile photo
HipChat7.3
Based on 4 answers
The blog of issues/conversations with HipChat support team is very helpful.
Sara Sayre profile photo

Implementation

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
HipChat8.6
Based on 4 answers
I don't have insights as I was not a part of the implementation. However, I love the end product
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Alternatives Considered

Excel and Microsoft 365 are good for what they do but don't fill the database niche the way that Airtable does. LiveImpact looks amazing but is currently out of our price range and better suited to medium-large nonprofits. Airtable is the perfect place to start our small org and I keep finding new capabilities in it to help us manage our infrastructure as we grow.
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The only thing it truly lacks is message syncing. It would be the top chat solution all if it could do this reliably.
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Scalability

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
HipChat7.2
Based on 10 answers
Actually I never shared of HipChat using with more than 25 persons in team simultaneously, but I believe it can be scaled for much largest collaboration teams. At least it works flawlessly for us, with transparent integration with Jira, and I am not see any reasons for some troubles for work at big scale.
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Return on Investment

  • Saved time providing updates on where tasks are up to. Anyone in the team can go in and look to see where things are up to.
  • Allowed the team to have access to the same information at the same time, saving time in people asking each other for data and information.
  • Before Airtable we had information stored in several places - Excel, Confluence, emails, on individuals' computers - now we've put it all in one place.
Sarah Jones profile photo
  • HipChat has increased the effiency with which I am able to communicate with my coworkers, particularly those who work out of other offices. Having a light, portable messaging solution has been beneficial for checking in on small things without the need to send emails or schedule phone calls.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

HipChat

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
HipChat Editions & Modules
HipChat
Edition
HipChat Basic
$01
HipChat Plus
$21
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
For Server pricing info please visit https://www.hipchat.com/server (Only $1.20/user/month at the highest user tier!)