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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

I hope to manage everything in our business through Airtable. I'm not sure of the extent of the formula capabilities but I'm excited to learn my options there. The consolidation of all our data so far has been of great value to keep us organized and productive. The fact that we don't have to be IT geniuses is of enormous benefit because relying too much on outside IT help becomes messy - we need stability and ease of use in our technology, which Airtable has given us so far.
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Microsoft Project

Project is very well suited for large projects involving numerous personnel, equipment and materials,and expected to take many months or even years to completion. Also, it is useful when the stakeholders of the project are rather different in their capacity and require rather different types of reports (strictly financial reports, slippage in schedule and how the schedule can be brought back, etc.)On the other hand, a company specializing in projects that are relatively simple and only have a span of a few weeks or a couple of months would be better off adopting a simpler Project Management tool, one that costs less and has a much shorter learning curve.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.1
Microsoft Project
7.2
Task Management
Airtable
8.3
Microsoft Project
8.4
Resource Management
Airtable
9.1
Microsoft Project
8.0
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.4
Microsoft Project
8.5
Scheduling
Airtable
8.4
Microsoft Project
8.3
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Microsoft Project
7.3
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.8
Microsoft Project
6.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Microsoft Project
5.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Microsoft Project
7.6
Document Management
Airtable
8.1
Microsoft Project
6.3
Email integration
Airtable
7.3
Microsoft Project
6.6
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.9
Microsoft Project
6.2
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.0
Microsoft Project
6.8
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.1
Microsoft Project
6.5
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.2
Microsoft Project
7.7

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
Microsoft Project
6.8
Quotes/estimates
Airtable
Microsoft Project
7.1
Invoicing
Airtable
Microsoft Project
6.2
Project & financial reporting
Airtable
Microsoft Project
7.7
Integration with accounting software
Airtable
Microsoft Project
6.4

Pros

  • Extremely easy for low tech people to pick up and use. It feels intuitive and there are lots of examples that make it easy to learn.
  • The blocks make some pretty sophisticated stuff possible, even for people who lack a tech or database background.
  • Its a replacement for lead/case management, project management, and file storage - all in one!
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  • Easy set up for a project and additions/deletions of activities is straightforward
  • Interfaces well to many other Microsoft programs
  • The basic feature set is easily accessed by any user quite easily. More advanced functionalities are accessible to those who need them
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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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  • It takes some time getting used to using Project for agile rather than waterfall, but it's not impossible. And as you get more familiar with your sprints, using Project for agile becomes easier. Just a little learning curve is all.
  • There are some features that I don't see useful, like Timesheets. I'm sure it's a great aspect of Project, but not something that I'm interested in using.
  • Extra cost associated with it. I'd love if it was bundled in the Office Suite.
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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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Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 1 answer
I am very happy with the software and am definitely get use out of it.
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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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Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so easy to use and I'm able to make it look however I want it to. It allows me to communicate to my team on exactly what needs to be done and when.
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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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Microsoft Project5.9
Based on 2 answers
Self-directed help is usually just frustrating. Help Desks don't seem to be knowledgeable enough to provide good answers. There doesn't appear to be a way to get immediate help without great expense.
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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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All of these tools have their strengths but none, I found, was an all-in-one solution like MS Project. I did find that project resources enjoyed working with Smartsheet for its simplicity but as a project manager, I found that MS project an overall winner
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Return on Investment

  • We are still in the early stages, but AirTable has allowed our small team of five to coordinate almost twice as many rentals of our gallery space for private events, thus providing out nonprofit with increased income that can be reinvested into improvements to our gallery and new programming.
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  • The biggest ROI when investing in MS project is the adoption. The teams can quickly and efficiently build a working project plan that can ensure the success of the project. Its can be used to manage the resources, tasks, budget and overall schedule without much effort. There are other tools out there that i have used but none are as simple and effective, in my opinion.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Project

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