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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Airtable is an incredibly powerful tool for basic spreadsheet tasks used in your departments, especially if those spreadsheets are being shared and used by multiple departments. It's a better designed spreadsheet, [compared to] what Excel and Google Sheets offers. [It] has multiple view options so that each team can see the data in the way that makes the most sense for their team.
Adam Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is well suited for flat file databases, although the pivot column feature can help other types. Particularly great where visualizations can provide better insights than data tables so great for deep insights into trend evolution. Can be challenging to build profit & loss statements with subtotals and percentages based on sales as one single neat statement.
Jay Mistry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
Task Management
Airtable
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
Resource Management
Airtable
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
Scheduling
Airtable
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
Workflow Automation
Airtable
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.8
Microsoft Power BI
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
Document Management
Airtable
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
Email integration
Airtable
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
Mobile Access
Airtable
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.8
Microsoft Power BI
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.5
Microsoft Power BI

BI Standard Reporting

Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Customizable dashboards
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Publish to Web
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Report Versioning
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Access Control and Security

Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.9

Mobile Capabilities

Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
REST API
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
iFrames
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Java API
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Airtable
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Pros

Airtable

  • Airtable has the best customization features out there. They allow you to customize you spreadsheets or tables in a variety of formats. They allow you to customize a variety of field types, field sizes and various colors.
  • Airtable has a great collaboration feature that makes it easy to share and grant access to tables and a variety of information.
  • Airtable has great compatibilities that allows you to directly upload spreadsheets from excel into a customizable table.
  • Airtable is easy to teach and understand quickly, and does not take time for someone who is not technically advanced to understand
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Reporting, reporting, reporting. Power BI is great for reporting. I can create a number of different charts, views, and dashboards for a number of different audiences. It's very helpful for executives to see the big picture, but dynamic enough to take the same data sources and create detailed reports on very specific elements.
  • Power BI is easy to use. We went from manual data entry and report creation in Excel to Power BI. There was a learning curve, but I was able to find enough training online to get started.
  • Automating the report creation is wonderful. It takes all the manual work out of my old daily processes. My supervisors and bosses have been impressed too. They think it's magic, which makes me look good.
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Airtable

  • Pricing model: we don't like how we have to pay per user.
  • Calendar view: we wish the calendar view was better, or if there were different types of calendar views. Right now there is just one.
  • Complicated: some parts of the app are a little complicated.
Brian Chung | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Initial creation of reports, even from processed data sets is not simple.
  • The on-premises reporting (crucial for a defense industry company) is extremely expensive, as it is only included in the Power BI Premium package.
  • User training is usually required to ensure that full functionality of the dashboards and their built in features are utilized.
Rick Botha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Airtable

Airtable 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We will 10/10 renew the use of Airtable because it has brought great value to our team. Not only is Airtable affordable, but it's also user-friendly and helps our team be efficient. We no longer need to rely on Excel spreadsheets being passed from person to person via email. Furthermore, we aren't dealing with corrupt Excel spreadsheets and the need to salvage data when a file is accidentally altered.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Airtable

Airtable 8.7
Based on 21 answers
It's such a friendly program to use, and there's just so many resources available to people trying to learn it or build new things. Their support is great, and they make it easy to find answers to your questions. It's easy to use but difficult to master, that might be a better way to put it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.0
Based on 10 answers
The languages within Power BI can be quite the learning curve, but the actual dashboard functionality is a breeze. The most difficult aspect for me has been learning different languages to get the most out of Power BI (DAX, M). But the ease of creating great looking and interactive dashboards has been outstanding.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Airtable

Airtable 8.0
Based on 58 answers
We find support easy to find, responsive and knowledgeable. In addition to a large selection of well-done help articles and webinars, there is a forum with quick support coming from Airtable staff and other users. We haven't had any issues in getting the information and support that we've needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.0
Based on 7 answers
[Microsoft] Power BI support is pretty generic, and it does take time to reach a right resource. Very often their solutions are KB articles not really relevant to my problem. This an area for improvement. I always try to research my issue on PBI message boards/user community sites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Airtable

Airtable 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Training all users was an important part of the implementation, which did take considerable time and effort. At first glance without training, the content calendar can be overwhelming because of the amount of data. The features within Airtable seem to be endless but our team was able to identify the most important to be successful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Airtable

Airtable combines the simplicity of a spreadsheet with the possibilities that come with a database, all within one tool. We have chosen it after a short evaluation. It is incredibly easy to use after a short training, making it a great tool compared to the typical spreadsheet-based apps.
Adam Farrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

I am not a data analyst, but as a user, I prefer the UI of Power BI compared to Periscope Data. Periscope Data has some really great functionality and can build some really useful reports, but Power BI seems to have more useful visuals and is easier for non-database admins/non-data analysts to generate some interesting, basic reports that help them in their role. I've also found courses to help you learn how to use Power BI, from the simple functions up to more complex processes (and get a certification for it) for which I was unable to find for Periscope Data.
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Airtable

  • The ROI is simple: Airtable has created a more efficient workplace. We have fewer meetings, certainly. But any meetings we do have are much more efficient and impactful. Everyone walks in having used Airtable to prepare for the meeting (uploading needed docs, etc.), and the meeting is held using Airtable as the agenda. Airtable is updated and continues to be used after the meeting, so everyone stays on the same page.
  • Airtable also makes planning events much more streamlined. Contracts, rental agreements, rosters, etc. are uploaded. Dates are set with reminders. People know what they are responsible for planning the event and for what role they will play during the event.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • I'm using the free version, so the only investment was the time spent to learn how to use the product (which as an Excel user, was very short).
  • I use Excel to store every single bit of information about all the projects I do, and being able to see them visualized helped me see some redundant steps I was taking.
  • No negative impact at all for me.
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Microsoft Power BI

Pricing Details

Airtable

General

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

Airtable Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$10.001
Pro$20.001
EnterpriseContact Sales
  1. per month (billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$9.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Airtable
10.0
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Airtable
8.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Support Rating

Airtable
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Implementation Rating

Airtable
9.0
Microsoft Power BI

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