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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

As mentioned previously, I currently developing an Airtable base to track student data and other teaching resource inventory. The children create year group databases. All of which work very well. I haven't encountered any issues or unsuitability thus far.
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Quip

I've found Quip to be extremely useful as a collaborative document sharing platform, moreso even than the Google suite, because the user interface is pleasing and intuitive, and it's much easier to organize and find files. If you prefer the File System Hierarchy style organization of Google Docs, Quip might not be for you - but if you're looking for a new take on organization with a more graphic feel to it, I would recommend giving Quip a try.I would say Quip is best suited for documents you're sharing or working on with an internal team, especially something that's for reference or a rough draft, since it's not big on formatting. This definitely isn't a platform for making a polished document to show off to customers, etc.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Quip
7.7
Task Management
Airtable
8.2
Quip
7.8
Resource Management
Airtable
9.0
Quip
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.4
Quip
5.2
Scheduling
Airtable
8.2
Quip
7.6
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Quip
8.4
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.8
Quip
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Quip
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Quip
Document Management
Airtable
7.6
Quip
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Quip
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.7
Quip
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.0
Quip
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Quip
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.2
Quip
Search
Airtable
Quip
8.6
Visual planning tools
Airtable
Quip
8.0

Communication

Airtable
Quip
8.0
Chat
Airtable
Quip
8.0
Notifications
Airtable
Quip
8.5
Discussions
Airtable
Quip
7.9
Surveys
Airtable
Quip
6.9
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
Quip
8.6
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
Quip
9.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
Quip
6.9
Integrates with Outlook
Airtable
Quip
8.0

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
Quip
8.4
Versioning
Airtable
Quip
9.2
Video files
Airtable
Quip
8.0
Audio files
Airtable
Quip
7.3
Document collaboration
Airtable
Quip
9.6
Access control
Airtable
Quip
9.0
Advanced security features
Airtable
Quip
6.7
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
Quip
8.5
Device sync
Airtable
Quip
9.1

Pros

  • The driving force behind the decision to use Airtable began with two pieces. First, the course outlines. Managing the outlines, related faculty, assuring no duplication of assigned times or locations, getting the information up on the website, then transferred over to final compensation schedules was a multiple spreadsheet and document process. But then if there was one minor change - "the" change to "that" for instance - it had to be changed in up to five different places! Obviously, this required updating and re-proofing with each and every modification. AirTable is making all of that so much simpler. One base maintains all of the information about the faculty, the courses, the course outlines, and the resources, along with the compensation amounts allowed per session. Once the detailed course outlines are entered, with days, times, and faculty assigned, a simple grouping by course provides a quick proof for the course coordinator. A re-grouping by faculty/instructor provides a quick review of potential conflicts and overlap, not to mention an immediate summary of their potential earnings. In that same location, I'm able to track when things are submitted, whether instructors are eligible for bonus payment for timely submissions.....I need not go on. Hours of work consolidated into one place. A coordinator submitted a minor change in their schedule and life was as simple as reassigning them in one place; that simple change flows through to all views and all required reports. Wow!
  • The second driving force behind creating this system was all of the outreach efforts made by multiple people - each with their own set of responsibilities in the organization. Now we have a base that tracks all of the organizations and societies, conferences, and other places that require some kind of contact, when they were contacted, and what the results were. Another base tracks social media campaigns, blog posts, costs, and analytic results.
  • Last - at least so far since I'm just getting my feet wet and having a blast doing so - is that all of my contact information is now centralized in one place. From suppliers to sponsors to instructors and committee. The date of contact, date a contract was sent, copy of signed contract, photo, bio, etc. all uploaded and tracked in one place. I can invite other volunteers to use this space - which they can do from a browser or the desktop app - and it syncs immediately with their updates as well. Again, no more looking. No more long to do lists - just check the box when done; check the next one. Upload the document. etc. etc.
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  • Collaboration
  • To-Do lists with reminders
  • Kanban boards
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Cons

  • I'd like to see the forms capability have more features. For example, with richer forms features, we could use Airtable to solicit and manage applications from individual students who apply to our programs.
  • It might be helpful to have some sort of automated fill in for dates and times. It would be great to have less clicking and scrolling to select dates and times. For example, an end time could auto-populate as an hour after the start...or even if the default start time was 8 am or some reasonable hour.
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  • Limited color coding options
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
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compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
It's not perfect but it is really easy to use and I think most slightly technical people will pick it up quite quickly.
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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

We spent significant time evaluating a number of CRM / Spreadsheet equivalents. Airtable beats them all in its flexibility and ease of use with many different inputs (often not or poorly handled by others). It also automates so many of the "common" use cases to the point where after data is in the software there's not that much work to get meaningful insight and usage out of it. This means more people can use it aside from well-versed folks, and it's easy to come up with a ton of use cases that might have been too cumbersome or impossible to make with other pieces of software.
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Quip is free. Again, as mentioned earlier: it is a fantastic tool that does most of the job if you do not have the budget for an MS Office license. It does the job well for most professional documents in Word or Excel type docs. It is more easy and intuitive to use since it has fewer features.
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Return on Investment

  • I'm not sure this is really applicable for our uses, but I would say that it has been very helpful in clarifying the makeup of our archival collections, from description to scope. This helps with our internal research for performance reconstruction, promotion, and education. Externally, this allows us to more easily assist research requests and inquiries.
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  • Fast team communication
  • A quick and easy way to have documents for projects organized and accessed by the relevant people
  • The chat feature avoids using a lot of email and docs versioning, and is very helpful
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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

Quip

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Quip Editions & Modules
Quip
Edition
Basic
$0
Team
$102
Business
$123
Enterprise
$253
2. per month (10 seats included)
3. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
All editions include unlimited personal documents and folders and a custom subdomain. Paid versions include unlimited document revision history, message archive and group sharing.