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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

As mentioned previously, I currently developing an Airtable base to track student data and other teaching resource inventory. The children create year group databases. All of which work very well. I haven't encountered any issues or unsuitability thus far.
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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
8.2
Jive
6.2
Resource Management
Airtable
9.0
Jive
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.4
Jive
4.8
Scheduling
Airtable
8.2
Jive
5.4
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Jive
6.8
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.8
Jive
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Jive
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Jive
Document Management
Airtable
7.6
Jive
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Jive
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.7
Jive
7.6
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.0
Jive
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Jive
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.2
Jive
Search
Airtable
Jive
7.2
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
7.2
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
7.0
Versioning
Airtable
Jive
7.2
Video files
Airtable
Jive
6.6
Audio files
Airtable
Jive
6.8
Document collaboration
Airtable
Jive
7.0
Access control
Airtable
Jive
8.1
Advanced security features
Airtable
Jive
7.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
Jive
6.4
Device sync
Airtable
Jive
6.8

Pros

  • The website is very well laid out. It is uncluttered, easy to navigate, and is highly visual. There are a great range of field types and add-on blocks.
  • Setting up bases is very straightforward. If you get stuck the help section and videos are excellent. You can also access Airtable Universe to see examples of how the product is used by others.
  • I have submitted a number of queries by email and in each case the staff were very helpful and responded quickly. Given that I was using a free account at the time, I was very impressed.
  • Given that I have used the product with very young children successfully, I think that it is extremely well designed.
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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

  • They only thing I can think of is being able to switch between user accounts without having to log on and off.
  • A personal request, would be to add shades of brown to the color palette. When working with the children, we color code field options for eyes and hair. The only children I can't do this for is brunettes with brown eyes. A small thing I know, but it would really help the younger children as it is a visual clue.
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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
My company was purchased before our renewal date came around. But at the time we were considering switching to other tools.
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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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

I trialed around 7 products, which include 4 education products and 3 online products at least. I can't remember all of the pros and cons as it was a couple of years ago and I am now upgrading from a free plan to a paid one. Suffice to say, Airtable beat all of them hands down, for ease of use and flexibility
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I did not drive the evaluation.
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Return on Investment

  • makes our work life more efficient and therefore more time to devote to the actual work and less time on record keeping
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  • Better internal communication, resulting in improved employee engagement
  • Cost savings, due to no longer paying Dropbox subscription fees for file sharing
  • Easier sharing across regions, resulting in better customer innovation and collaboration
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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