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Airtable

213 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

32 Ratings
Score 8.7 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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Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Polycom RealPresence Group Series has been the best system I've worked with thus far. I would highly recommend it for colleges/universities, hospital or wellness administrative areas, executive/corporate companies, and businesses that employ more than 25 people. I would recommend it if a group uses the phone frequently, and plans meetings and conferences on a regular basis. It would be less ideal in a work setting with few staff or one in which a staff does not interact frequently.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Pros

  • One thing Airtable's power comes from is the fact that you can relate databases to each other. So you can have one table for your organizations that you work with, and another separate table for the contacts within those organizations, and then tie them together individually. After doing so it is very easy to jump between the contacts and their organizations profiles, and switch as contact to a different organization instantly. Very powerful when you have multiple contacts within single organizations, or any type of multiple data points that are linked to the same record.
  • Another thing that makes Airtable powerful is the views. You can filter, sort, and group a big table to show only the things you want to see at a particular time - but then save that view, and many other views, for later use. That way you can switch between different views of the same data on a continual basis, easily and quickly. Or different people can have different filters and sorts and different columns showing on the same table without interfering with each other.
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  • Polycom RealPresence Group Series allows for seamless online to phone interactions. Staff are able to listen to voicemail on their phone or through their email, which is especially important when they are out of the office.
  • Polycom RealPresence Group Series allows us to determine the availability of our staff, by syncing calendars and showing availability through the online messaging feature and the screen on the phone itself.
  • Polycom RealPresence Group Series allows us to easily set up and conduct phone and video based conference calls, with minimal interference or dropped calls.
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Cons

  • This, perhaps, is a function I have yet to explore, but as I need to upload photos into AirTable for use in planning exhibitions it would be nice when exporting AirTable documents that these photos would be exported in the Excel document spreadsheet as well.
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  • Install was a bit fast with a tech that was not the best, this lead to a round of support issues, fixes, and training.
  • Much of the internal learning was on our own with trial and error, and the Outlook integration was not really 100% (abandoned that as users could not understand and remember the shortcomings when meetings changed. Moved to reservation-less.
  • Stability was better after a major upgrade(only 1 year old) and a better Polycom tech.
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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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Polycom RealPresence Group Series7.3
Based on 1 answer
We love the product and is totally integrated in our company.
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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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Polycom RealPresence Group Series8.2
Based on 1 answer
They are responsive and very knowledgeable.
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Alternatives Considered

I don't currently have experience with other platforms that are related to AirTable, other than, perhaps, Excel. AirTable has, by far, much more adaptability and the ability to customize "smart" spreadsheets for our needs.
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Went for Polycom due to the INTERNAL quality of HD room to room quality. If we were only looking for external audio or web meetings an external partner and platform seems to be a better choice. But a web provider cannot match the internal COS high-speed WAN quality (I believe).
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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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  • System was never put in with a hard ROI
  • Hope is to reduce travel costs if people get comfortable with it
  • Will reduce external costs of external hosted products used (will mandate)
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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

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

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