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Airtable

212 Ratings

Paymo

8 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Paymo

8 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Airtable is very well suited to prototyping, gathering data, and doing simple operations with it. It does not have strong data analytics capabilities, although it's possible this will be made available via their new Blocks. It is less suitable for situations requiring high performance and more advanced SQL features, for example, it is not possible to bulk-update multiple rows, and doing this one row at a time is slow.
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Paymo

Well suited: tracking time, making notes to share with clients, live reporting. Less so: tracking and bookkeeping - they don't market it as a bookkeeping app, though they do allow for invoicing through it. Still, my needs are such that I use a separate app for tracking receipts against a project and then invoicing clients.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Paymo
6.8
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Paymo
7.6
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Paymo
6.9
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Paymo
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Paymo
6.3
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Paymo
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Paymo
7.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Paymo
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Paymo
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Paymo
6.4
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Paymo
6.0
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Paymo
4.3
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Paymo
9.2
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Paymo
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Paymo
6.6

Pros

  • Airtable has robust API access with a self-documenting API. It's vital for us to be able to access our data via an API and it's easy to do all the operations we need using an open source Python client library.
  • Airtable has robust column definitions and the ability to create formulas, lookups, and rollups so data integrity can be guaranteed.
  • Airtable handles user access and authentication and provides all the 'interface' elements of a database system so we can focus on writing business logic.
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  • Color coding for easier visual of daily breakdown
  • Gantt charts are extremely helpful for project timelines
  • The dashboard is a useful tool to provide a snapshot of how hours are spent
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Cons

  • If I had my dream world, I would be able to link data in one base to data in another base - inter-relational database bases.
  • I haven't been able to try out blocks yet, but I can quickly see there are only a couple that would apply to what I'm doing. It would be nice to be able to customize a plus with a select handful of pro items without the pro price. Non-profits aren't big spenders, so unless I can justify use of the majority of the pro features, I will end up not having the few I would like due to overall cost.
  • I would love to be able to group my bases inside a workspace by topic.
  • I haven't yet figured out how to connect Airtable with other things we use. An "easier" tutorial on this topic would be extremely nice. Kind of a guide for non-technical dummies. Don't assume that a person who knows enough to build an inter-relational database also understands the interactive technologies and apps of the day.
  • T-minus tasks. Setting a deadline for a task x number of days prior to or following a program. While I was able to find a workaround using functions, it requires the task deadline to be calculated from a date in the same row. I want the ability to put in a date for the entire base - say the date a program begins - and have the task deadlines calculate from that instead.
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  • It would be really helpful if on the timer tool, they asked you to switch projects when you stop the timer, so it could fill that time in right away for you.
  • I never use the 'My Tasks' because I don't fully understand how to integrate it to be useful to what our purposes are in Paymo. Some Youtube tutorials might be helpful
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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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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
Just so easy to learn/use. Very intuitive in its application logic.
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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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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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No competition.. Paymo was by far the best software for our needs.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased, improved communication among staff. Therefore, the staff spends less time in the dark and less time dedicated to communicating effectively.
  • Increased efficiency for workflow, which leads to higher productivity.
  • A better final product for the audiences we serve, and better accessibility to the information that they need.
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  • Gives me more accurate time that I've spent on projects compared to older methods I've used.
  • Has data that I can pull together, for example my boss wanted to know the percentage of time I'd spent working on projects for one client compared to everything else - I was able to give them an accurate percentage.
  • Forces you to stay on top of jobs, which can lengthen the time to complete something
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Paymo

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
11.95*
1.  per user/per month
Paymo Editions & Modules
Paymo
Edition
Small Office
11.951
Business
18.951
1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Free version available for freelancers.