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Score 7.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Airtable is best suited for any size company. Especially companies with many departments working on many projects. Airtable is also a great tool for regularly scheduled meetings to keep track of things discussed, documents used, and assignments. We use it to plan any event we hold for our company and our annual company retreat. It really keeps things organized and is very easy to access across any device. Outside of financial spreadsheets, this really replaces any spreadsheet software, including—and perhaps especially—cloud-based shared spreadsheets.
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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
8.0
Jive
6.4
Task Management
Airtable
8.4
Jive
6.4
Resource Management
Airtable
9.0
Jive
Gantt Charts
Airtable
6.4
Jive
4.9
Scheduling
Airtable
8.0
Jive
5.6
Workflow Automation
Airtable
8.1
Jive
6.7
Team Collaboration
Airtable
9.0
Jive
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
8.0
Jive
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.6
Jive
Document Management
Airtable
8.1
Jive
Email integration
Airtable
6.6
Jive
Mobile Access
Airtable
8.1
Jive
7.5
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.5
Jive
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
7.9
Jive
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.5
Jive
Search
Airtable
Jive
7.1
Visual planning tools
Airtable
Jive
6.6

Communication

Airtable
Jive
7.1
Chat
Airtable
Jive
7.3
Notifications
Airtable
Jive
6.7
Discussions
Airtable
Jive
7.8
Surveys
Airtable
Jive
7.1
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
Jive
7.6
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
7.0
Versioning
Airtable
Jive
7.3
Video files
Airtable
Jive
6.5
Audio files
Airtable
Jive
6.8
Document collaboration
Airtable
Jive
7.0
Access control
Airtable
Jive
8.0
Advanced security features
Airtable
Jive
7.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
Jive
6.3
Device sync
Airtable
Jive
6.7

Pros

Airtable

  • Multiple viewing options, including self (individual) view and then view by project (also called a Base).
  • Completely customized columns with the ability to easily create many different data types.
  • The templates are really, really good.
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Jive

  • Individual design
  • Presence of Russian language (localization can be independently established)
  • You can configure several information tapes with different themes. One for work, the second for communication
  • A newly-arrived network user immediately receives a prepared block for beginners. After completing several game tasks, the user will receive the basics of using Jive.
  • There is a template for each scenario. There is even a template for planning R&D, and there are more than twenty of them.
  • Integrates with MS Office, Google Drive, Google Docs
  • There are all platforms (even Winphone and blackberry)
  • You can create forum threads
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Cons

Airtable

  • entering a single record seems to have to be done across several screens. Perhaps just the way we did it, but would be easier if it were all done on one screen
  • can't figure out how to "hide" a record once one of the people we are visiting dies. We don't want to delete the record, just hide it from the primary view.
  • eventually, it would be great to be able to integrate into Gmail--eg to hit the email address and have that transfer to an email...but perhaps not possible without permission from google...
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Jive

  • 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

Airtable

Airtable 9.1
Based on 1 answer
compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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Jive

Jive 6.6
Based on 17 answers
There are always external factors that can impact this decision but currently, the Jive platform is maintaining its lead in the market place in this area. If the innovation in this space by Jive continues, then this number will remain high. Integration with other systems and adaptability to changes in the market or in client needs will also make this decision hard to predict more then 6 months into the future
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Usability

Airtable

Airtable 9.0
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.
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Jive

Jive 6.1
Based on 4 answers
It was harder to use that expected. The admin needs to be code savvy to truly customize the system. And users need to trained on the system and the setup. Trainings and monitoring need to continue to enforce use.
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Reliability and Availability

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jive

Jive 5.0
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

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jive

Jive 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The product worked as designed. It just didn't work for our needs.
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Support

Airtable

Airtable 7.3
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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Jive

Jive 6.9
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

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jive

Jive 5.0
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

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jive

Jive 3.0
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

Airtable

I have mostly set up and helped architect custom database solutions in a proprietary software, as compares directly to Airtable. I have set up and used JIRA Software extensively, and several Marketing Automation systems, and set up Oncontact CRM, and used DAM systems, and Basecamp project management. All in all setting up databases and introducing them to organizations is one of my primary skills and I have several years experience doing this within an organization and as a consultant for other organizations. This is why I love Airtable so much - I have never seen something so lightweight, so inexpensive, and so powerful. Pound for pound it whips any system I have ever used. When I think back to all the custom database solutions I've implemented, and other processes I've managed and consulted on within organizations, I can't help but wonder how many of them would have vastly better off with a simple Airtable implementation.
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Jive

We found that Jive had integrations with the existing IT infrastructure/tools which was nicely aligned with our strategy of playing nice with the existing ecosystem, rather than compete against it. Jive uses a technology stack that is well known by our organisation (java/spring/tomcat/SQL) and has a nice framework for customisations (plugins, add-ons).
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Return on Investment

Airtable

  • Increased, improved communication among staff. Therefore, the staff spends less time in the dark and less time dedicated to communicating effectively.
  • Increased efficiency for workflow, which leads to higher productivity.
  • A better final product for the audiences we serve, and better accessibility to the information that they need.
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Jive

  • reduce email traffic
  • reduce amount of files/documents scattered & lost across shared drives
  • increased discovery, awareness and interaction of historically more separated individuals & team functions across the organisation
  • from an IT perspective, we've benefited from improved IT operations (e.g. troubleshooting info shared and easily searched/found with all team members - such that even junior team members can solve technical problems outside of business hours, lessening the burden for standby/call-in for more senior team members)
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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

Jive

General

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

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