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Airtable

212 Ratings

Jive

Top Rated
81 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Jive

Top Rated
81 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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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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Jive

It's definitely worth considering Jive for the type of application we've developed i.e. a central shared repository for all employees to host and discuss information. I can't say I have ever used a superior tool, but they may exist. I'm just not sure I would want to use it exclusively for file hosting, though. It does integrate with various other tools, so perhaps it would be fine if used in conjunction with another tool for that purpose.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Jive
6.5
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Jive
6.2
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Jive
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Jive
4.8
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Jive
5.4
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Jive
6.8
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Jive
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Jive
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Jive
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Jive
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Jive
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Jive
7.8
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Jive
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Jive
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Jive
Search
Airtable
Jive
7.6
Visual planning tools
Airtable
Jive
6.6

Communication

Airtable
Jive
7.1
Chat
Airtable
Jive
7.3
Notifications
Airtable
Jive
7.0
Discussions
Airtable
Jive
8.0
Surveys
Airtable
Jive
7.2
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
Jive
7.5
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
Jive
6.9
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
Jive
6.4
Integrates with Outlook
Airtable
Jive
6.8

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
Jive
7.1
Versioning
Airtable
Jive
7.2
Video files
Airtable
Jive
6.8
Audio files
Airtable
Jive
7.2
Document collaboration
Airtable
Jive
7.0
Access control
Airtable
Jive
8.4
Advanced security features
Airtable
Jive
7.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
Jive
6.5
Device sync
Airtable
Jive
6.8

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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  • Jive is great if you want to give your customers a place to interact with you. You can control what is shared to the customers and they can give you feedback in a controlled environment.
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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 wasn't the right fit for us because it didn't have the tools our engineering team needed to share code effectively. We also had a hard time getting adoption up because people were not clear on which groups held which documents. There were lots of duplicate docs. People liked the shared drive because they could just save a file and move on. However, with Jive they had to log in, download, edit, upload. It was time consuming. The Word and Excel connectors sounded good but they made our systems slow and often broke. So people didn't use 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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Jive6.6
Based on 17 answers
The product is part of the company DNA .. it would be very hard to get rid of it any time soon.
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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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Jive6.1
Based on 4 answers
It was very cumbersome to generate reports. Often I had to run several reports and then merge them offline to get what I needed.

Reporting granularity is also lacking
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Reliability and Availability

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Jive5.0
Based on 1 answer
Uptime was OK. But there was one day that the system crashed for a whole day. Our company was unable to operate. And all the plugins to word/excel froze causing those systems to freeze.

Jive posted a statement to the media saying all customers were up, but we were not.
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Performance

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Jive9.0
Based on 1 answer
The product worked as designed. It just didn't work for our needs.
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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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Jive6.9
Based on 2 answers
They did an OK job when I needed them. Except for the one day the system went down. Jive pointed the finger at the hosting company, and the hosting company pointed the finger at Jive. No reliable information came to us.
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Online Training

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Jive5.0
Based on 3 answers
• I never took any live training for this product. I found on-demand training to be almost non-existent.
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Implementation

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Jive3.0
Based on 1 answer
If I did this over, I would hire out the implementation. They know the best practices and could have guided us to make an easier to use setup.
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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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Igloo has more features than Jive. Also, it seems like the support for Igloo seems to be better.
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Return on Investment

  • It's too soon to have conclusive evidence of ROI, but I suspect our improved ability to manage our partner and donor relationships will improve, thus leading to positive ROI in the future.
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  • Saves time/productivity benefits
  • Brainstorming taking place on Jive leads to successful proposals
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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

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Jive

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

Jive More Information