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Airtable

213 Ratings

MS SharePoint

1147 Ratings

Airtable

213 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

MS SharePoint

1147 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Good for replacing administrative spreadsheets, creating resource assignment and calendars, planning activities, creating on the fly data stores, outputting simple mobile data entry forms. Dealing with mobile staff needing to enter simple data quickly or with managers and officers who need to see real-time snapshots of information. When dealing with smaller data sets and not requiring blocks, then for a non-profit it is useful to have the free workspaces where everyone can fully collaborate and update records.Less good for complex financial work you should stick with Excel or your finance system. If you have a very large number of records and need many people to be able to update records then you need to consider the costs (however most off the shelf products you will be looking at to do your specific tasks will probably cost more when you evaluate them).
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MS SharePoint

I would recommend MS SharePoint to individuals who wish to collaborate on documents, save old/previous versions of their documents, assign tasks, maintain a progress log and share with their teams, assign edit rights to others, so they can modify your documents, build workflows, create collaborative websites, and all online.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
MS SharePoint
7.6
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
MS SharePoint
8.0
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
MS SharePoint
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
MS SharePoint
7.4
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
MS SharePoint
7.5
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
MS SharePoint
8.3
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
MS SharePoint
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
MS SharePoint
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
MS SharePoint
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
MS SharePoint
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
MS SharePoint
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
MS SharePoint
7.2
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
MS SharePoint
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
MS SharePoint
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
MS SharePoint
Search
Airtable
MS SharePoint
7.5
Visual planning tools
Airtable
MS SharePoint
7.2

Communication

Airtable
MS SharePoint
7.6
Chat
Airtable
MS SharePoint
6.5
Notifications
Airtable
MS SharePoint
7.4
Discussions
Airtable
MS SharePoint
7.6
Surveys
Airtable
MS SharePoint
7.7
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
MS SharePoint
8.2
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
MS SharePoint
7.8
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
MS SharePoint
6.8
Integrates with Outlook
Airtable
MS SharePoint
8.9

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
MS SharePoint
8.3
Versioning
Airtable
MS SharePoint
8.6
Video files
Airtable
MS SharePoint
7.9
Audio files
Airtable
MS SharePoint
7.9
Document collaboration
Airtable
MS SharePoint
8.7
Access control
Airtable
MS SharePoint
8.6
Advanced security features
Airtable
MS SharePoint
8.5
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
MS SharePoint
8.3
Device sync
Airtable
MS SharePoint
8.1

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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  • Sharing and collaborating documents with the ability to lock documents upon final revision.
  • Implementing workflows for specific documents and teams is a plus, this allows certain approval process during a copy edit to run smoothly.
  • Project-related sites are quick and easy to deploy templates for fast moving teams or temporary teams.
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Cons

  • I can't actually think of any road blocks or insufficiencies yet!
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  • Excel documents can sometimes be problematic with some users to open from SharePoint.
  • Adding an OCR engine for multifunctional printers, as opposed to using third party products. Especially now that devices can scan directly to SharePoint these days.
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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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MS SharePoint9.3
Based on 18 answers
For me it is the most cost effective solution to a number of separate products which would otherwise require not only the procurement of a number of individual products, but also;

  • Separate agreements

  • Separate infrastructures

  • separate Support

  • Separate Logons potentially

  • Incoherent search across all systems, if one was available

  • Separate renewal, upgrade, patching etc.
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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
Airtable has a plethora of features that suit our needs, although there are little things that could be improved to make it perfect. I believe Airtable is actively working to improve their product so I have every confidence that Airtable is the perfect choice for our purposes.
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MS SharePoint7.9
Based on 7 answers
A lot of users can give you many great ideas how to cleverly use SharePoint's core functionality to implement almost any process you need. It is very sturdy, never crashes. Many applications and third party solutions are built for SharePoint so even customization without Microsoft programming skills is rather easy and low cost.
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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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MS SharePoint5.8
Based on 5 answers
We never actually used Microsoft support. We mostly use forums, user groups and Google to handle issues.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
MS SharePoint7.0
Based on 3 answers
Planning to the last detail would be advised. SharePoint is a very large application that takes a lot of finesse to get operational
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Alternatives Considered

Excel and Microsoft 365 are good for what they do but don't fill the database niche the way that Airtable does. LiveImpact looks amazing but is currently out of our price range and better suited to medium-large nonprofits. Airtable is the perfect place to start our small org and I keep finding new capabilities in it to help us manage our infrastructure as we grow.
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None. We considered K2 however, too expensive so far. We selected SharePoint because it came years ago with a subscription and we needed a collaboration platform to begin with.
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Collaboration and Sharing

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
MS SharePoint10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is extremely simple to share, within our department and even with other departments, things we have been working on. Formatting is not an issue when we are sharing and that is a big life saver.
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Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
MS SharePoint8.0
Based on 1 answer
It’s extremely simple to merge forms from different platforms to different types of sources! There is no lag so that is a huge help when you are in a hurry and have no time to spare.
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Return on Investment

  • It's too soon to have conclusive evidence of ROI, but I suspect our improved ability to manage our partner and donor relationships will improve, thus leading to positive ROI in the future.
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  • Since this was a part of our Office 365 subscription it was more of a bonus for us. The biggest ROI is that we are now able to transfer this work from email to a website.
  • It has given us the ability to allow outside collaborators to quickly see and make changes to the overall flow of work in each department.
  • Our users love the ability to feel safe that their collaborated work is safe and secure and that even if there are changes made on accident they will not have to start over. It's also a much more visual way to see the changes and who made them for accountability.
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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

MS SharePoint

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