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Airtable

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Good for replacing administrative spreadsheets, creating resource assignment and calendars, planning activities, creating on the fly data stores, outputting simple mobile data entry forms. Dealing with mobile staff needing to enter simple data quickly or with managers and officers who need to see real-time snapshots of information. When dealing with smaller data sets and not requiring blocks, then for a non-profit it is useful to have the free workspaces where everyone can fully collaborate and update records.Less good for complex financial work you should stick with Excel or your finance system. If you have a very large number of records and need many people to be able to update records then you need to consider the costs (however most off the shelf products you will be looking at to do your specific tasks will probably cost more when you evaluate them).
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Jabber

Truly the flexibility of not being tethered to my desk is the greatest joy of Cisco Jabber. It is so beneficial for me to be able to go to other offices and be collaborating with others but still not miss important calls to keep work flowing. This tool goes a long way to making users available to communicate while getting work done. I would totally recommend this as it is a great tool for modern professional environments.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Jabber
7.7
Task Management
Airtable
8.4
Jabber
7.5
Resource Management
Airtable
8.9
Jabber
Gantt Charts
Airtable
6.4
Jabber
8.7
Scheduling
Airtable
8.0
Jabber
7.2
Workflow Automation
Airtable
8.1
Jabber
7.7
Team Collaboration
Airtable
9.1
Jabber
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
8.0
Jabber
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.6
Jabber
Document Management
Airtable
8.1
Jabber
Email integration
Airtable
6.6
Jabber
Mobile Access
Airtable
8.1
Jabber
8.2
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.5
Jabber
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
7.9
Jabber
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.5
Jabber
Search
Airtable
Jabber
7.5
Visual planning tools
Airtable
Jabber
6.9

Communication

Airtable
Jabber
8.0
Chat
Airtable
Jabber
8.9
Notifications
Airtable
Jabber
8.4
Discussions
Airtable
Jabber
8.2
Surveys
Airtable
Jabber
7.0
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
Jabber
7.8
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
Jabber
8.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
Jabber
6.9
Integrates with Outlook
Airtable
Jabber
8.5

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
Jabber
7.1
Versioning
Airtable
Jabber
7.1
Video files
Airtable
Jabber
6.7
Audio files
Airtable
Jabber
7.1
Document collaboration
Airtable
Jabber
7.1
Access control
Airtable
Jabber
7.8
Advanced security features
Airtable
Jabber
6.4
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
Jabber
6.5
Device sync
Airtable
Jabber
7.8

Pros

  • All the hard work of trying to build a solution in Excel is done for you. You can create links to simple mobile-friendly forms and datasheets and it builds input forms automatically that can then be easily customized.
  • The relationships across tables are robust and deal with changes to fields and tables without the need for intervention or maintenance (like a proper database).
  • Initial set up and use require a minimal set of IT skills. Coming with an array of pre-built templates and the ability to import your existing spreadsheet and customize and fine tune it from there into a database
  • They don't contact me every day trying to sell their product (probably because they don't have to).
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  • The Cisco Jabber client allows a user the flexibility of location while still being available to anyone for collaboration and communication. No longer tethered to a desk to take calls. This is a huge benefit in my mind
  • Cisco Jabber also provides presence and availability status without even needing to actually call or send a message to someone to determine availability. This saves a ton of time from wasted effort trying to find someone and learn if they are available to collaborate.
  • When configured correctly Cisco Jabber can also be integrated with some calendaring systems to automatically update the status of a user.
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Cons

  • I can't actually think of any road blocks or insufficiencies yet!
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  • There is no Linux client. I don't run a Linux workstation on my daily work, but I have colleagues who do. They struggle a bit with alternative clients in order to connect with Jabber. Most of them, if not all, do not have the capability to send or receive images in chats.
  • Jabber does not synchronize the conversations over multiple devices. My main computer is a Mac, and my backup computer runs on Windows. When Jabber is opened on both, one of the computer starts to receive all messages, while the other doesn't see them. I might lose some conversations just because they appear only on the other computer.
  • Jabber does not keep a server-side history of conversations. All conversations are stored only on the computer of the two people discussing. When switching to a new computer, we have to archive our conversations, otherwise we would lose them.
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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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Jabber8.0
Based on 2 answers
because it is a program that contains all the work tools required by the organization for the operation and strengthening of communication among personnel.contains a series of tools that have been very positive for the optimization of the activities and tasks of the company.has represented a means of communication that the staff has assimilated and understood. has represented a means of communication that the staff has assimilated and understood.
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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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Jabber4.0
Based on 3 answers
There are still some improvements to be made between MAC and Windows users. Also the share screen between various devices does not always work. Any user can quickly adapt and understand how to use Jabber. The interface is very intuitive and straight forward. The transition between interfaces on PCs, to tablets, to mobile devices is also very consistent and set up almost identically
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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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Jabber10.0
Based on 1 answer
Even with the Jabber client, Cisco support is outstanding, with the knowledge and quick response you would expect from them. Their engineers understand their products and our issues are usually addressed quickly and by the same person we originally connect with instead of getting passed to additional people. Follow-up is good too. Their support is thorough.
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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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Jabber is much more user friendly than Cisco's IP Communicator. The clunky overall UI design of Cisco IP Communicator is not as appealing. The Jabber interface looks just like an instant messenger UI which makes it more user friendly as most of the larger corporations have a separate instant messenger application
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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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  • Apples to apples, we were able to free up about $6,000 in licensing from Skype for Business and reducing the number of physical handsets we were licensing and supporting.
  • Communication up the organization has increased, as executives or other senior managers are more accessible and willing to communicate over chat, than with face-to-face or 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
Additional Pricing Details

Jabber

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