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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Airtable is an incredibly powerful tool for basic spreadsheet tasks used in your departments, especially if those spreadsheets are being shared and used by multiple departments. It's a better designed spreadsheet, [compared to] what Excel and Google Sheets offers. [It] has multiple view options so that each team can see the data in the way that makes the most sense for their team.
Adam Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

Appropriate as a great alternative to MS Project. RationalPlan provides most of the features needed to develop and maintain mid-level complex schedules.Less Appropriate for large complex schedules of long duration. These can be a challenge due to Duration at top-level. It is also a challenge to generate reports for management - reporting feature is limited.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.1
RationalPlan
6.6
Task Management
Airtable
8.3
RationalPlan
7.3
Resource Management
Airtable
8.1
RationalPlan
6.8
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.6
RationalPlan
7.3
Scheduling
Airtable
8.0
RationalPlan
6.4
Workflow Automation
Airtable
8.1
RationalPlan
Team Collaboration
Airtable
9.0
RationalPlan
7.3
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
8.0
RationalPlan
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.8
RationalPlan
7.3
Document Management
Airtable
8.0
RationalPlan
3.6
Email integration
Airtable
8.1
RationalPlan
6.4
Mobile Access
Airtable
8.0
RationalPlan
9.1
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
RationalPlan
4.5
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.1
RationalPlan
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.6
RationalPlan
6.4

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
RationalPlan
4.5
Invoicing
Airtable
RationalPlan
4.5

Pros

Airtable

  • Airtable has the best customization features out there. They allow you to customize you spreadsheets or tables in a variety of formats. They allow you to customize a variety of field types, field sizes and various colors.
  • Airtable has a great collaboration feature that makes it easy to share and grant access to tables and a variety of information.
  • Airtable has great compatibilities that allows you to directly upload spreadsheets from excel into a customizable table.
  • Airtable is easy to teach and understand quickly, and does not take time for someone who is not technically advanced to understand
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

  • Portfolio view is great to get a feel for how your programme is running at a glance and which areas possibly might require attention. The fact that you can customise your view by adding your own columns is another plus.
  • All project information in one tool is a big plus for me considering the amount of projects we run with. This really improves efficiency and saves me time. You have the ability to add documents to tasks, manage risks, email resources tasks due for projects they are assigned to(might need some refinement depending on your requirements), material db with costing etc.
Justin James, MComPM, Prince2 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Airtable

  • Pricing model: we don't like how we have to pay per user.
  • Calendar view: we wish the calendar view was better, or if there were different types of calendar views. Right now there is just one.
  • Complicated: some parts of the app are a little complicated.
Brian Chung | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

  • Milestones should be a primary option instead of 0h to create one.
LeRoy Mattingly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Airtable

Airtable 9.0
Based on 3 answers
We will 10/10 renew the use of Airtable because it has brought great value to our team. Not only is Airtable affordable, but it's also user-friendly and helps our team be efficient. We no longer need to rely on Excel spreadsheets being passed from person to person via email. Furthermore, we aren't dealing with corrupt Excel spreadsheets and the need to salvage data when a file is accidentally altered.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Airtable

Airtable 8.7
Based on 22 answers
It's such a friendly program to use, and there's just so many resources available to people trying to learn it or build new things. Their support is great, and they make it easy to find answers to your questions. It's easy to use but difficult to master, that might be a better way to put it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Airtable

Airtable 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have rarely experience downtime, compared to other tools, and given how much time we spend on the tool. Even if there were to be, their updates on it are very timely, and our support team are able to provide any questions regarding
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Airtable

Airtable 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I never had any issues with load time, even with the integrations that we use today (google sheets) However, I'm curious if adding additional layers of integrations would slow down performance. We do carry quite a bit of data in Airtable, but, again, no impact on overall performance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Airtable

Airtable 8.0
Based on 59 answers
We find support easy to find, responsive and knowledgeable. In addition to a large selection of well-done help articles and webinars, there is a forum with quick support coming from Airtable staff and other users. We haven't had any issues in getting the information and support that we've needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

RationalPlan 7.7
Based on 4 answers
I had to ask for support once and got a response immediately.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Airtable

Airtable 8.0
Based on 1 answer
This training was done in-house, but the Airtable team provided resources and how to guides to ensure that we covered all components of the system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Airtable

Airtable 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Recorded trainings were provided by the Airtable team. Great as an evergreen resources to new team members and for anyone that wants to refresh their Airtable knowledge
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Airtable

Airtable 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Training all users was an important part of the implementation, which did take considerable time and effort. At first glance without training, the content calendar can be overwhelming because of the amount of data. The features within Airtable seem to be endless but our team was able to identify the most important to be successful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Airtable

Airtable combines the simplicity of a spreadsheet with the possibilities that come with a database, all within one tool. We have chosen it after a short evaluation. It is incredibly easy to use after a short training, making it a great tool compared to the typical spreadsheet-based apps.
Adam Farrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

RationalPlan is cost-effective and allows most users to prepare and manage their schedule. The software lacks comprehensive reporting and duration changes at the top level of a project.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Airtable

Airtable 8.0
Based on 1 answer
There are TONS of opportunity to scale, but I think it's a matter if you have the time and resources to do so because the initial setup can be fairly time consuming and prioritized dedication
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Airtable

  • The ROI is simple: Airtable has created a more efficient workplace. We have fewer meetings, certainly. But any meetings we do have are much more efficient and impactful. Everyone walks in having used Airtable to prepare for the meeting (uploading needed docs, etc.), and the meeting is held using Airtable as the agenda. Airtable is updated and continues to be used after the meeting, so everyone stays on the same page.
  • Airtable also makes planning events much more streamlined. Contracts, rental agreements, rosters, etc. are uploaded. Dates are set with reminders. People know what they are responsible for planning the event and for what role they will play during the event.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

RationalPlan

  • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project
LeRoy Mattingly | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Edition
Plus$10.001
Pro$20.001
EnterpriseContact Sales
  1. per month (billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details

RationalPlan

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

RationalPlan Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Single$87 USD1
Multi$149 USD1
Server$560 USD1
Stakeholder$49 USD1
  1. Lifetime License per Seat
SaaS Edition
Beginner$41
Master$121
Production$191
Free$0
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable
8.6
RationalPlan
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Airtable
9.0
RationalPlan

Usability

Airtable
8.7
RationalPlan

Reliability and Availability

Airtable
9.0
RationalPlan

Performance

Airtable
9.0
RationalPlan

Support Rating

Airtable
8.0
RationalPlan
7.7

In-Person Training

Airtable
8.0
RationalPlan

Online Training

Airtable
9.0
RationalPlan

Implementation Rating

Airtable
9.0
RationalPlan

Scalability

Airtable
8.0
RationalPlan

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