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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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HipChat

HipChat is best for startups with less than 10 employees, since it's free, where collaboration and constant communication are very important. Since it runs on most of the devices, it reduces the friction of staying connected with the team(s). HipChat can be hosted internally, very few companies provide self-hosted chat applications and most of them are cloud-based. If privacy is your concern, HipChat works very well.Cost goes up with team size in an exponential manner, this is where HipChat doesn't seem very useful for what it was intended for (not sure if this has changed). It's not so fun application when compared with Slack.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.1
HipChat
7.1
Task Management
Airtable
8.3
HipChat
Resource Management
Airtable
9.1
HipChat
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.4
HipChat
Scheduling
Airtable
8.4
HipChat
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
HipChat
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.8
HipChat
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
HipChat
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
HipChat
Document Management
Airtable
8.1
HipChat
Email integration
Airtable
7.3
HipChat
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.9
HipChat
7.5
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.0
HipChat
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.1
HipChat
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.2
HipChat
Search
Airtable
HipChat
6.6

Communication

Airtable
HipChat
7.2
Chat
Airtable
HipChat
7.9
Notifications
Airtable
HipChat
7.1
Discussions
Airtable
HipChat
7.4
Surveys
Airtable
HipChat
6.9
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
HipChat
7.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
HipChat
6.7

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
HipChat
6.7
Video files
Airtable
HipChat
6.6
Audio files
Airtable
HipChat
6.4
Access control
Airtable
HipChat
6.9
Advanced security features
Airtable
HipChat
5.7
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
HipChat
7.2
Device sync
Airtable
HipChat
7.4

Pros

  • Airtable is easy to use. It has an intuitive interface and plenty of video/help support for what is not.
  • It makes not only organizing your data efficient, but connects that data to everyone on your team in one centralized database. I love that multiple people can be editing the same records at the same time, and Airtable captures it all in real time!
  • Easy to link data between tables. This makes a lot of information available to users with just a few keystrokes - which makes the frustration of hunting down information a thing of the past.
  • Really appreciate being able to use Zapier to connect Airtable to several of our other systems that house data - MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, Quickbooks to name a few.
  • Being able to change the data views is one of the bigger fan favorites on our team, whether it is in Grid, Gallery, or Kanban, to grouping and sorting by Field Type. There is something for everyone's needs there.
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  • HipChat allows you to quickly see who is online on your team.
  • Sharing screen grabs, links and files is a breeze. Saves a ton of time.
  • Fun icons are a nice way to add humor to your daily conversations.
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Cons

  • I can see where being able to connect several bases together within one workspace would be beneficial. Currently, we've created a lot of tables within one CRM base, and in doing so has made it a bit overwhelming (visually) for some of our users. Limits flexibility a bit.
  • The app for the iPhone is solid. The Android app needs some work/an update.
  • The formula functionality between cells is a bit limited (not the depth of say, MSExcel) and not intuitive for all of our user base.
  • The ability to create charts through the "Blocks" options is a great idea, but very limited in it's initial debut. Looking for more features (pie charts, series labels, dual axes, etc.) to be able to create more dynamic charts in the future.
  • I've gotten a browser warning or two about Airtable being "resource heavy." Time will tell if that becomes an issue.
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  • I would love to see a place where you can click it and go to an exact date. I've been using this for two years, and some information that I remember takes a long time to scroll back to.
  • I don't use the HipBots that much, I think those could be improved upon or even eliminated.
  • It would be nice to have a place where you could see the members you're associated with in one place. They could list their interests, activities, even pictures. Like social media, only just for your team.
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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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HipChat8.4
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
As I said, it's AMAZING, incredibly flexible -- totally intuitive, requiring almost no learning curve. I love that because it makes it easy to share with clients, without them having to learn how to use it.
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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.
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HipChat7.3
Based on 4 answers
The blog of issues/conversations with HipChat support team is very helpful.
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Implementation

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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

I don't think there is a comparable product. Nothing I have seen is as intuitive to use and at the same time has such broad-reaching potential. I feel confident to onboard who have never seen Airtable only because it is so easy to use. At the same time, I feel we could spend the next year exploring the current functionality. It's probably the most exciting productivity tool I've seen in 18 months - I don't say that with hyperbole. It is going to change the game for our company and anyone else who uses it.
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HipChat stacks up really well against Slack. Many of the same features, look and feel and performance. Although we have about half of us on Mac and half on PC and several times we hear complaints of the desktop app not connecting soon after updates are released. Slack also feels more feature rich and offers a few more options like screen sharing and the option to tag/mention/alert users in a conversation that they weren't originally in.
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Scalability

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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

  • Airtable has definitely had a positive impact on our organization. It's helped up organize and manage our client information, keeping it current, accurate, and accessible to everyone on our team, no matter where they are. We are able to be more efficient and client-responsive because of this.
  • It's automated some of the tasks we were performing manually - capturing data that our systems like MailChimp and SurveyMonkey house - and importing it directly into our database through the use of Zapier, thus saving us time and potential data input error.
  • My only "negative impact" comment I'll put out there is that it is just really fun to use - and because of that I've personally "lost" a lot of time spent exploring and being inspired by so many new ways to house other business data!
  • All-in-all, it is keeping us in front of our data, freeing up time and resources, and giving us a better view into running our nonprofit more efficiently and effectively.
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  • 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!)