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Airtable

212 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Micro Focus Vibe

9 Ratings
Score 6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Any sort of database--keeping records of all of our volunteers, recipients, organizations, etc
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Micro Focus Vibe

  1. How fast can I implement it fully for an organisation?
  2. How many hours must I invest to get it up and running?
  3. How does it compare to the competitors similar software?
  4. Once up and running how much time and money will it cost me?
From the point of how it looks I would like to use it. As it is part of the Novell suite I would like to use it as I have already paid for it. So in conclusion with the help of Novell I might be able to implement it the way I want it but without extra cost.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Micro Focus Vibe
8.0
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Micro Focus Vibe
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Micro Focus Vibe
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Micro Focus Vibe
9.0
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Micro Focus Vibe
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Micro Focus Vibe
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Micro Focus Vibe
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Micro Focus Vibe
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Micro Focus Vibe
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Micro Focus Vibe
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Micro Focus Vibe
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Micro Focus Vibe
Search
Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
9.4
Visual planning tools
Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
5.7

Communication

Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
7.9
Notifications
Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
8.8
Discussions
Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
8.1
Surveys
Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
6.7
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
8.1

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
7.3
Versioning
Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Video files
Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Audio files
Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Document collaboration
Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Access control
Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Advanced security features
Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Device sync
Airtable
Micro Focus Vibe
7.0

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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  • Novell Vibe connects GroupWise mail with Vibe natively which means you can access Vibe from within the mail product.
  • Once forms and workflows are set up, the access structure on who sees what or not is very effective.
  • You can use Novell Vibe as your main intranet with everything from wiki's, blogging and more fully automated and still in synch with your internal organisational structure.
  • After playing with it for a while i found that through jsp it is highly configurable.
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Cons

  • I can't actually think of any road blocks or insufficiencies yet!
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  • Having build lot of websites over the years this is one of the most user unfriendly systems I [have] run across. The learning curve is very steep and a lot of stuff is not findable on the internet.
  • The Java used under water has some quirks that makes working with the interface almost undoable. If you make a tree and you change something in that tree it is completely reset to the top level every time so the workflow is broken constantly.
  • There is no copy option in the tool which is strange as 80% of the things you build is the same or similar with minor adjustments like a different color code. Like the previous remark this makes the workflow constantly interrupted.
  • The learning curve for a regular user is also a little too steep. They can do too much and it goes beyond the daily things they need to do with it. To configure Novell Vibe so that the user is protected from doing or seeing too much is a lot of work which means you will have to hire an FTE to manage Novell Vibe alone.
  • Because the end product depends on the use of jsp pages a lot it requires you to hire a specialist with a big salary-tag to build it for you. once it is up and running changes will be very dependant on the guy you hired to build it!
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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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Micro Focus Vibe9.9
Based on 5 answers
Team workspace and project management
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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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Micro Focus Vibe5.0
Based on 1 answer
At this moment it still looks you need to do a lot to be able to use it and to be honest that time should be used for work not for configuring a communication tool for the business. Yes I understand that it takes time to learn something to use in the organisation , but with this tool I see the help desk having to answer a lot of questions on how to use it or once someone has done something how to undo 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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Implementation

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Micro Focus Vibe7.1
Based on 2 answers
The implementation was good, it is the follow up that we need to do ourselves that takes time and effort.
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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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I think the closest well known product that stacks up to Vibe is Microsoft SharePoint. But I really can't make a true comparison because when I tried SharePoint, I didn't know quite know where to start which really dissuaded me from exploring further. With SharePoint, I hear and see that it can do a lot of things, but I feel like I have to be a coder of some sort in order to know what to do. And the templates available to start from is far from what I actually need in order to be productive in my industry.What my team migrated from was an open source platform called Projectfork. I really loved that platform, but it is easy to break. So in search from something stable, I stumbled across Vibe. It gave me the features I was accustomed to having plus the reporting, improved document versioning, easier flow of setting up users and permissions, and push notifications.
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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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  • Better communication
  • Improved access to documents
  • Improved team collaboration
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Micro Focus Vibe

Pricing Details

Airtable

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

Micro Focus Vibe

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