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Airtable

213 Ratings

Kanbanchi

3 Ratings

Airtable

213 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Kanbanchi

3 Ratings
Score 9.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

I think Airtable is ideal for any medium-sized organization to manage contacts and organizations (like a CRM function), content marketing efforts, advertising and PR schedules, events, and perhaps marketing assets (still testing this on our end). I would be interested to see how it would perform managing a medium-sized product database, say a thousand products. I suspect it could do a pretty good job, however I can't speak to it's ability to connect to external systems like to feed a website. My first plan for managing my organization's needs was to install Salesforce as we can get the software for free as a non-profit. After using Airtable, I would encourage anyone to try Airtable first before trying something more complex. Two reasons: A) it's free to try and there is very little setup required before you start getting real use out of it; and B) even if you don't ultimately use it as your main system it is an ideal tool for designing what your data schema is going to look like. But I think many people will be pleasantly surprised to find that they don't need to graduate to a "bigger" system. I suppose where Airtable may not be appropriate would be with a huge organization with tens to hundreds of people managing the data. You would then want something where you can lock down and control more of the inputs on a user group level.
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Kanbanchi

  • If you need transparency around your workloads the product is great as it is easy to use and visually tells a story.
  • It is ideal for SCRUM management as it plays into the ideas of Sprint
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Kanbanchi
7.3
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Kanbanchi
9.0
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Kanbanchi
6.0
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Kanbanchi
8.0
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Kanbanchi
7.0
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Kanbanchi
3.0
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Kanbanchi
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Kanbanchi
10.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Kanbanchi
8.0
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Kanbanchi
5.0
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Kanbanchi
8.0
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Kanbanchi
7.0
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Kanbanchi
7.0
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Kanbanchi
7.0
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Kanbanchi
7.0

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
Kanbanchi
8.0
Quotes/estimates
Airtable
Kanbanchi
8.0
Invoicing
Airtable
Kanbanchi
8.0
Project & financial reporting
Airtable
Kanbanchi
8.0
Integration with accounting software
Airtable
Kanbanchi
8.0

Pros

  • We love using Airtable as a CMS! The relational aspect and linking to other tabs makes it easy for different employees to use the same data sets for a variety of reasons without any particular tab or view getting to cluttered for use.
  • We use Airtable to plan our annual conference, from the logo design to sponsorship opportunities to coffee breaks! The variety in field options and flexibility of the database allow us to do all the planning necessary with just one web app.
  • The polls feature is a great way to hold electronic votes, whether it's our members or the board. All records are then tracked in the same base as the initiative or project, making it easy to reference when needed.
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  • Great for supporting SCRUM as part of Agile deliveries. We use the ToDo, Doing and Done and build GANNT charts to facilitate resource planning.
  • We use it at a department level to manage workloads and help staff know what work is waiting for them and the relative priority.
  • We have deployed it across the organisation and also work with suppliers and offshore development teams to coordinate activities.
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Cons

  • I have the same three people on several teams as a way to break up the bases. It's a lot to have one team with 20 bases, so we break them up into much smaller groups. Then when it comes to paying, I have to add them all back into the one paid group or I'm double, triple paying for the same people. Very frustrating to not have sub-folders or sub-categories within each team.
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  • Occasionally hangs at login but this may be to do with our authentication service.
  • It would be nice when grouping cards together if there was an option to lay them over each other in a fan arrangement.
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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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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
As I said, it's AMAZING, incredibly flexible -- totally intuitive, requiring almost no learning curve. I love that because it makes it easy to share with clients, without them having to learn how to use it.
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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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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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We have used MS Project previously but ended up doing things in spreadsheets so KanBanchi has bridged this gap for us
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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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  • We have seen great value in our planning for Agile deliveries especially when applying it to SCRUM.
  • Using the product we have found it quickly surfaces resource constraints and blockers when planning for projects.
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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
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Kanbanchi

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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