What users are saying about

Airtable

212 Ratings

Kanban Tool

6 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Kanban Tool

6 Ratings
Score 6.5 out of 101

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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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Kanban Tool

I suppose it would not be suitable for processes that are quite static - not a lot of change takes place (long-term projects), as a user would probably not benefit much from most of the available features.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Kanban Tool
7.7
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Kanban Tool
9.0
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Kanban Tool
8.0
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Kanban Tool
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Kanban Tool
8.0
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Kanban Tool
7.0
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Kanban Tool
7.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Kanban Tool
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Kanban Tool
8.0
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Kanban Tool
6.0
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Kanban Tool
7.0
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Kanban Tool
7.8
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Kanban Tool
9.1
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Kanban Tool
8.3
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Kanban Tool
6.4

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
Kanban Tool
7.2
Quotes/estimates
Airtable
Kanban Tool
9.1
Invoicing
Airtable
Kanban Tool
5.5
Project & financial reporting
Airtable
Kanban Tool
7.0

Pros

  • Links between different tables. This is one of the best features if you're managing things that are linked to other things, which nearly everything is!
  • You can add fields, change fields, remove fields, whenever you want. It's an adaptable, dynamic database. You don't get stuck with a structure that doesn't work for you-you just change it.
  • You can view records in different views e.g. as a grid, form, calendar. This is so handy. When I'm collecting data about a new participant in our program I open up a new record as a form and fill it out like that. At other times I need to see them all as a list or group of different criteria and I can do all of that with the click of a button.
  • You can send out forms and the data goes straight back into your Airtable workspace. So handy and makes data collection and management easy.
  • Grouping, filtering. This is so handy for viewing where tasks or participants are up to in the process.
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  • The time tracking feature is flawless.
  • The process and progress visibility is great (the task cards are small, so that it is easy to view the process without having to scroll in or out and reading the entire headings).
  • The uptime of the service is critically good. I had tested an alternative solution previously and had been often left cut off from my workflow due to service maintenance hours.
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Cons

  • I'd like to see the forms capability have more features. For example, with richer forms features, we could use Airtable to solicit and manage applications from individual students who apply to our programs.
  • It might be helpful to have some sort of automated fill in for dates and times. It would be great to have less clicking and scrolling to select dates and times. For example, an end time could auto-populate as an hour after the start...or even if the default start time was 8 am or some reasonable hour.
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  • Some of the boards we have could do with more than 22 card colors, although it is enough for most projects.
  • Really looking forward to the iOS application, which is said to be coming in 2015.
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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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Kanban Tool9.1
Based on 2 answers
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
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Usability

Airtable9.0
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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Kanban Tool9.0
Based on 3 answers
It's good but has room for growth!
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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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Kanban Tool8.2
Based on 2 answers
Haven't directly worked with support but the couple of issues that I had were promptly responded to and functionality adjusted for our use.
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Alternatives Considered

The other three had much going for them but only Airtable met our primary need for data management and price.
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Kanban is superior to Scrum and AGILE because it can visually organize all your projects and data into one board. Kanban integrates with JIRA which digs deeper into the project data when it is needed. By integrating Kanban with JIRA, you don't need any other tool for project management that is effective for both the business and the development teams. Kanban is recommended for any user groups who wish to increase their efficiency to deliver products, transparency for all users and on-time productivity.
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Return on Investment

  • It's saved me time not having to rifle through multiple spreadsheets for related data.
  • I'm able to quickly compare and contract trends of program strengths and weaknesses.
  • It provides a unifying template that is suitable for the technophobe and the geek.
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  • Kanban has helped both business and technology groups to meet project deadlines more often and on time.
  • Kanban has allowed the business to visually track and receive live updates on any project whereas before they had to schedule meetings and take the time to ask and understand all the details. Kanban provides all of this information and makes it accessible to all users.
  • Kanban has given project managers to easily monitor and manage projects and quickly retrieve any data related to a particular team's work-flow process.
  • Kanban has given technical users the ability to manage their own projects while communicating their progress and updates to their users and team leads or managers.
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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

Kanban Tool

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