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Airtable

212 Ratings

Pivotal Tracker

54 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Pivotal Tracker

54 Ratings
Score 8.3 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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Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker is based on the XP (eXtreme Programming) philosophy & best practices. If your team is following this methodology, or working towards those best practices, Pivotal Tracker is a dream to work with. However, if your team is following a "less-than-ideal" workflow, you may find Pivotal Tracker challenging. It does not easily allow you to modify the workflow, and the reports assume you are following those best practices.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Pivotal Tracker
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Pivotal Tracker
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Pivotal Tracker
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Pivotal Tracker
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Pivotal Tracker
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Pivotal Tracker
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Pivotal Tracker
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Pivotal Tracker
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Pivotal Tracker
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Pivotal Tracker
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Pivotal Tracker
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Pivotal Tracker
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Pivotal Tracker
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Pivotal Tracker
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Pivotal Tracker

Pros

  • All the hard work of trying to build a solution in Excel is done for you. You can create links to simple mobile-friendly forms and datasheets and it builds input forms automatically that can then be easily customized.
  • The relationships across tables are robust and deal with changes to fields and tables without the need for intervention or maintenance (like a proper database).
  • Initial set up and use require a minimal set of IT skills. Coming with an array of pre-built templates and the ability to import your existing spreadsheet and customize and fine tune it from there into a database
  • They don't contact me every day trying to sell their product (probably because they don't have to).
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  • User story creation and management (discussions around stories)
  • User story estimations
  • Grouping stories under epics to show progress
  • Add blocking tasks or tickets to stories
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Cons

  • I'd really like to be able to link records or a view between bases within my workspace.
  • The form designer is not as featured as we're used to with Google Forms.
  • I'm using the Airtable Importer by Railsware to bring Airtable data into Google Sheets. Import from Google sheets would be a great feature.
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  • Structure is very rigid, and we often found we had to force our projects to fit that structure rather than customize the tool to fit how our process was structured.
  • Tracking epic progress might not give a very accurate picture into actual remaining effort. It's possible to come close, and I don't think there's much that can be done about this because it isn't a tool for time estimation.
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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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Pivotal Tracker10.0
Based on 1 answer
I love the simplicity, non-configurability, and price/performance of this tool. Hands down my favorite project management tool for agile.
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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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Pivotal Tracker10.0
Based on 1 answer
Super fast turn around time
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Alternatives Considered

I have mostly set up and helped architect custom database solutions in a proprietary software, as compares directly to Airtable. I have set up and used JIRA Software extensively, and several Marketing Automation systems, and set up Oncontact CRM, and used DAM systems, and Basecamp project management. All in all setting up databases and introducing them to organizations is one of my primary skills and I have several years experience doing this within an organization and as a consultant for other organizations. This is why I love Airtable so much - I have never seen something so lightweight, so inexpensive, and so powerful. Pound for pound it whips any system I have ever used. When I think back to all the custom database solutions I've implemented, and other processes I've managed and consulted on within organizations, I can't help but wonder how many of them would have vastly better off with a simple Airtable implementation.
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Pivotal Tracker, for better or worse, provides a more structured and rigid workflow than most. That makes it easy to get started, but if you have your own workflow you want to integrate into it, it could mean it'll take longer to get used to or customize. It's still more customizable than BugHerd, though. Trello and Clubhouse offer more of a card-based Kanban-style view, and seem to offer more customization options to create your own workflow, but at the expense of actually having to define and customize that workflow rather than just using the system out of the box.
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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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  • Pivotal has helped us bridge the backlog across various offices and offsite developers.
  • Pivotal has helped us keep our backlog and workstream clear and concise which helps us do more.
  • Pivotal does not roll up very easily for bringing the stack to higher up execs. For this we've had to use other tools such as Trello.
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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
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Pivotal Tracker

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