What users are saying about

Airtable

213 Ratings

Mavenlink

39 Ratings

Airtable

213 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Mavenlink

39 Ratings
Score 8 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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Mavenlink

Mavenlink would be well suited for smaller companies I feel since it does seem to lag a bit when it's having to process a lot of information. With individuals who only have a smaller number of projects, this might work well. But Mavenlink seems to be constantly pulling from all the data from the company and not just what's relevant to that specific user.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Mavenlink
7.2
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Mavenlink
8.3
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Mavenlink
7.1
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Mavenlink
7.9
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Mavenlink
5.8
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Mavenlink
8.2
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Mavenlink
7.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Mavenlink
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Mavenlink
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Mavenlink
6.2
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Mavenlink
8.1
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Mavenlink
5.3
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Mavenlink
8.6
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Mavenlink
6.5
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Mavenlink
7.6

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
Mavenlink
7.0
Quotes/estimates
Airtable
Mavenlink
7.3
Invoicing
Airtable
Mavenlink
6.5
Project & financial reporting
Airtable
Mavenlink
7.7
Integration with accounting software
Airtable
Mavenlink
6.5

Pros

  • Great user experience and minimal learning curve. 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.
  • Easy to share views and invite contributions via forms.
  • Blocks add significant functionality that would be hard to custom build.
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  • Graphical User Interface - it's extremely easy and intuitive to navigate
  • Customization
  • Rate Cards and Budgeting
  • Integrations
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Cons

  • We are relatively new to Airtable and are still exploring its functionality. We've also just been using a free account which has some limits but paid plans have features that could be handy. So far, we're just thrilled at how it's streamlined our workflow and information management.
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  • Timesheets - cannot push previous week's projects/tasks to current for easier entry. You have to manually select the projects/tasks each week, every other time tracking software has a push previous week feature
  • Bulk editing - cannot bulk assign users to tasks. Makes it extremely tedious to do each project
  • Rate Card Issues - you cannot choose which roles are active/inactive on rate cards. Causes several duplicates/zeros for unused roles on rate cards.
  • Timesheets - there's no accountability for having people track their time. No option to lock accounts or notifications that they're behind on time tracking
  • Too robust in areas - there are several areas in Mavenlink that I would likely want to take advantage of but just don't know how to operate. Did not get adequate training on newer features. Maybe webinars?
  • Tasks - no hours tasks vs. expense tasks. Hard to prevent user error from tracking hours to expense tasks which causes the budget to burn.
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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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Mavenlink8.8
Based on 4 answers
Poor updates, increased price and subpar service.
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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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Mavenlink7.2
Based on 4 answers
It constantly changes and you have no control over changes.
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Reliability and Availability

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Mavenlink9.1
Based on 1 answer
Mavenlink gives advance notice for system upgrades, and they're not during our business day. Mavenlink has always been available when we needed it.
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Performance

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Mavenlink7.7
Based on 2 answers
There were less than a handful of times where we saw any issues with Mavenlink performance. Pages load quickly. Sometimes a search seems to take more than few seconds, but it's never been a huge deal.
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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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Mavenlink9.1
Based on 5 answers
They are not friendly or supportive. They will quote company policies and re-direct without fully understanding the issues you are having.
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In-Person Training

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Mavenlink9.1
Based on 1 answer
We prepared questions in advance, and our trainer was an expert in what Mavenlink was and wasn't able to do. We were able to have multiple people trained at once.
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Online Training

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Mavenlink8.2
Based on 1 answer
The training was very well-organized. We were able to send questions in advance so the instructor knew what to cover, and the brought up related topics to maximize the usefulness of what they were teaching us.
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Implementation

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Mavenlink5.6
Based on 4 answers
Dedicate as much internal time to the implementation effort as possible, even if you're using a 3rd party or Mavenlink services. Your team knows your processes the best
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Alternatives Considered

Airtable is much more user-friendly and easy to navigate and update than Confluence. We still use Confluence as a wiki, but Airtable is used for all our day to day management.
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More user-friendly and more fit for our industry and standard operating procedure.
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Scalability

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No answers yet
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Mavenlink8.2
Based on 1 answer
It's very easy to add users and contractors into Mavenlink. There's also an option that let's you manage access for teams in multiple locations.
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Return on Investment

  • Saved time providing updates on where tasks are up to. Anyone in the team can go in and look to see where things are up to.
  • Allowed the team to have access to the same information at the same time, saving time in people asking each other for data and information.
  • Before Airtable we had information stored in several places - Excel, Confluence, emails, on individuals' computers - now we've put it all in one place.
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  • We never implemented Mavelink. After our evaluation period we decided against it.
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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
Airtable Editions & Modules
Airtable
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Mavenlink

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$199 / hour*
1.  Training starts at $199. Additional client success programs are available.
Mavenlink Editions & Modules
Mavenlink
Edition
Teams
$191
Premier
$492
Professional
$293
1. annually, for up to 5 users. Additional Users: $4/month/user
2. For larger customers, price can go as low as $10.
3. per user, per month
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