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Airtable

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Score 9.1 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Many business processes can be improved with a collaborative relational database, but few know how to create and use one. It wasn't until I became aware of Airtable that we found a solution that allows us to implement the best features of a collaborative RDBMS with our staff who don't have any training. I had previously used Zoho Creator and found that it was difficult to onboard new users because of a steeper learning curve. The combination of a minimal learning curve and features make Airtable a win. I've already recommended it to colleagues at other universities who've started using it.
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Podio

I think Podio is flexible enough to be useful to almost any non profit or business. We built a suite of apps for event planning that completely streamlined our planning and logistics.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Podio
6.7
Task Management
Airtable
8.2
Podio
9.4
Resource Management
Airtable
9.0
Podio
7.0
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.4
Podio
4.5
Scheduling
Airtable
8.2
Podio
6.6
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Podio
8.3
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.8
Podio
9.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Podio
7.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Podio
4.5
Document Management
Airtable
7.6
Podio
5.8
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Podio
6.2
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.7
Podio
6.1
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.0
Podio
5.5
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Podio
6.0
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.2
Podio
7.0

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
Podio
6.0
Quotes/estimates
Airtable
Podio
5.5
Invoicing
Airtable
Podio
5.5
Project & financial reporting
Airtable
Podio
6.2
Integration with accounting software
Airtable
Podio
7.0

Pros

  • Great user experience and minimal learning curve. It wasn't until I became aware of Airtable that we found a solution that allows us to implement the best features of a collaborative RDBMS with our staff who don't have any training. I had previously used Zoho Creator and found that it was difficult to onboard new users because of a steeper learning curve.
  • Easy to share views and invite contributions via forms.
  • Blocks add significant functionality that would be hard to custom build.
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  • If anything has to be tweaked or changed – in Podio you can do that in minutes!
  • If you need high security and want the maximum possible transparency of what is shared to whom or who is allowed to see your data – Podio's concept of work spaces is great!
  • Easy communication – get in contact with any team member or Podio user: chat, audio or video conferencing is just one click away!
  • Work the way you want – in Podio it's easy to structure your data in Apps and to configure workflows that meet your personal needs.
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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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  • Like a set of old-school Lego, you must know what you want to do with it before digging in. Just creating an account to “give it a try” won't do. This requires planning, and discipline to execute.
  • As of the date of the review, some functions, like CRM fall a little short of dedicated SaaS solutions. A lot can be achieved, however, with API and outside extension.
  • Again, as of date of review: No built-in task dependencies or Gantt chart functionality.
  • Somewhere along the line we lost Google Apps integration, which was a great way to clean the inbox. One used to be able to create a Task from within a message, which in turn would include the body of the email message for reference.
  • Calendar integration is convoluted. Global calendar, Workspace calendars. IT gets a little unwieldy to manage.
  • Sharing with clients is impractical.
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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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Podio9.1
Based on 17 answers
I have a sales rep who is putting me in touch with a new support team member and we're supposed to have a meeting next week. It does not look particularly likely that we will end up choosing Podio based on my initial customer service experience, but I am not closing the door entirely. It's going to be an uphill battle for sure, but it is not entirely out of the question, particularly if they have improved task management on the horizon and can demonstrate a greatly improved attitude.
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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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Podio6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is usable, for sure. Requires a bit of thinking to be really useful.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Podio8.0
Based on 4 answers
Never experienced an off-time. Minor Bugs often solved within hours after reporting.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Podio8.0
Based on 2 answers
It works all the time and if I have a question, support get back to me ASAP
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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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Podio9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very fast responses from our own CSM. Very knowledgable and eager to make us successful
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Podio7.0
Based on 1 answer
Could of got more help sooner and mapped out structure after the 1st month. Future planning
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Alternatives Considered

Airtable is a modern data management tool. It doesn't bring in baggage from when technology was restricted to your local hard drive like other spreadsheet and database software. I don't have to deal with version control or 100 different files...and then figure out how to share them...while making sure they were editable but not corruptible.
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Podio is decent for task management. We selected Podio to learn about the product and how to work with the product going forward. It feels like more of a project management tool than a CRM. The limited reporting and contact management features leave much to be desired. There are many apps that can be added to get features that are not standard.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Podio10.0
Based on 2 answers
As you business grows, so does Podio. There seems to be no limit to the workspace and apps you can create on the platform
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Return on Investment

  • Airtable has allowed us to streamline and automate almost all of our repeatable processes, saving loads of team time.
  • Airtable has allowed us to document and store critical information on our network, then share select pieces of this information with an external audience via a shareable view link, meaning less back and forth emails to keep stakeholders updated.
  • Airtable has allowed us to embed our application form on our website and have all applicant data feed directly into our database for scoring and program planning,
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  • Podio is great for task assignment and tracking. The ability to enter and assign tasks from mobile and track their completion saves me several phone calls a day.
  • Podio outdoes email as my go to place to search for information. The ability to forward emails into the system, organize by projects and contacts, and search it all saves considerable time and confusion.
  • Podio has considerable potential to reduce overall admin time spent organizing information (filing, tracking, etc) The ability to keep a single record of a given piece of information without being tied to email vs file structure works very well.
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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

Podio

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