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Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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Airtable

I'd say if you're looking to consolidate project details across a number of functions where there's a lot of overlap, Airtable is a great choice. We've got a relatively small team of content creators and project managers, but we are often involved in a wide variety of media, content types and deliverables. So it helps to be able to put every activity on one master spreadsheet, but then be able to pull out views that pull out only select pieces of info for specific projects or strategies. The ability to search across fields means you can also use hashtags for folks who want to be able to locate their work using person-specific queues that don't need to be agreed-upon as part of the overall design of the table. I wouldn't recommend it if you're looking for a content repository specifically or a DAM. It could do that in a very limited sense, but not if you're wanting to store large graphic or video assets. Also, as far as I can tell, you can't publish directly to social accounts from Airtable. So you'll still need to port your content directly to your social accounts or a platform manager like Social Studio.
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It is suitable for any business data currently managed with Excel sheets. It can convert to business software with a few clicks. It is not suitable for complicated business systems such as accounting or manufacturing processes.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
kintone Application Builder
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
kintone Application Builder
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
kintone Application Builder
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
kintone Application Builder
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
kintone Application Builder
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
kintone Application Builder
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
kintone Application Builder
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
kintone Application Builder
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
kintone Application Builder
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
kintone Application Builder
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
kintone Application Builder
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
kintone Application Builder
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
kintone Application Builder
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
kintone Application Builder
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
kintone Application Builder

Pros

  • The ease of the relational database capabilities are key for keeping tracking of how our contacts, partners, donors, and event attendees are all related.
  • The map block feature is great for when we're on the road visiting partners.
  • The custom views are extremely helpful for viewing the most important information quickly.
  • As a nonprofit, the reduced prices are also greatly appreciated so we can put more funds towards the youth we serve rather than into infrastructure.
  • Of HUGE importance is the care and feeding I've received from customer support. I ask a question and get a response within 24 hours and the response is personalized and makes sense. The conversation with a single representative is such a relief and makes it so much easier for me to be productive.
  • I suspect that the technology integrations with other apps, using Zapier or otherwise, will become more and more important to us - we're working on getting PayPal payment completions to populate our event attendee lists right now!
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  • Integration with other SaaS services such as Zoho, Salesforce, etc., via API and JavaScript.
  • No-code, low-code business applications. Just drag & drop.
  • Rapid/agile software development.
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Cons

  • I can see where being able to connect several bases together within one workspace would be beneficial. Currently, we've created a lot of tables within one CRM base, and in doing so has made it a bit overwhelming (visually) for some of our users. Limits flexibility a bit.
  • The app for the iPhone is solid. The Android app needs some work/an update.
  • The formula functionality between cells is a bit limited (not the depth of say, MSExcel) and not intuitive for all of our user base.
  • The ability to create charts through the "Blocks" options is a great idea, but very limited in it's initial debut. Looking for more features (pie charts, series labels, dual axes, etc.) to be able to create more dynamic charts in the future.
  • I've gotten a browser warning or two about Airtable being "resource heavy." Time will tell if that becomes an issue.
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  • Reporting/Printing should be improved.
  • Support for partial queries.
  • Data update automation such as ages, dates to due date, etc.
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
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compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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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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Support

Airtable7.3
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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

Excel is only good for numbers, not words or relational database. Access is too complicated for a total novice to build databases from scratch.Task trackers and project planners like Asana have limited functionality.
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It has a better user interface and is less complicated. Easily integrated with other services with API.
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Return on Investment

  • Airtable has made a positive impact on our organization by creating one app that allows us to do the vast majority of our work tracking and planning, in a fun and user friendly way.
  • I previously used other task trackers and could not get employees to keep them up-to-date. Something about the visuals of airtable, the micro movements, etc... that my team loves!
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  • Easy to implement
  • Low cost of maintenance
  • Low cost of development
  • Low cost of initiation
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Airtable

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Airtable Editions & Modules
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kintone Application Builder

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
kintone Application Builder Editions & Modules
kintone Application Builder
Edition
Professional
$241
Enterprise
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1. per user / per month
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