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Airtable

213 Ratings

Resource Guru

2 Ratings

Airtable

213 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Resource Guru

2 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

It's VERY easy to use and VERY powerful. Honestly feels like a big leap in productivity tools. Airtable just feels like magic and seems to address many of the weaknesses of other great tools all at once. I have started to use it across all of Operation Fistula's work, but also across my client's work too!
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Resource Guru

It is very well suited when different branches of the company reside in different countries or time zones. It allows the project manager to efficiently keep track of the progress of their team members. It reduces the need for intensive calls where the manager asks for an extensive check in and update from each individual person. It also allows the project manager to update tasks and timelines as needed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Resource Guru
8.7
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Resource Guru
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Resource Guru
8.0
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Resource Guru
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Resource Guru
8.0
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Resource Guru
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Resource Guru
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Resource Guru
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Resource Guru
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Resource Guru
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Resource Guru
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Resource Guru
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Resource Guru
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Resource Guru
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Resource Guru

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
Resource Guru
9.0
Project & financial reporting
Airtable
Resource Guru
9.0

Pros

  • Ability to link across tables, allowing information from one "sheet" to always be viewed in context with other relevant information
  • Ability to customize columns to have many different functions (single/multi select dropdowns, numbers, email address, attachments, of course long and short text, and more)
  • Ability to change and save "views" of the same table so that different team members can easily access different configurations of the same information depending on the task at hand; plus the ability to create shareable views for an external audience where our team can control what's visible
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  • Task tracking: allows user to input tasks which may be marked off as finished by other members of the team.
  • Time tracking: allows users to log the amount of time spent on particular tasks.
  • Cross team management: allows users from different locations and time zones to view the same page and relevant tasks.
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Cons

  • Building blocks. I have just started to use these but I feel they could be more integrated with the view of a table once they are selected.
  • Searching across bases. I don't believe this is possible but I've just started to experiment with the 'search' building block.
  • Sharing views. There are limitations to the views that are shared. For example, it doesn't look like you can access records that are linked to the records in the shared view.
  • Customer service/personal account management. I have had spotty customer service, sometimes having to email multiple times to receive an answer. I also find it somewhat difficult to access information about my account. When I select the upper right hand profile icon, I think it would be more intuitive to see information about upgrades, remove/add collaborators, and my messages with Airtable staff (since they will pop up when current but after that I actually have no idea where to access them once more).
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  • It isn't quite as user-friendly as I would like. Once you are accustomed to it, it is very useful, but the initial use could be facilitated.
  • One user-friendly calendar interface that displays tasks and deadlines would be nice.
  • A real-time time logging button would be nice, rather than entering hours retroactively.
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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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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

I've stated this in earlier sections but to put it simply, Airtable provides a way to create a customizable database with standardized metadata across archival collections without being overly complex or costly. This has supported our description of paper materials. The pro–a system that is not overly robust for our needs–is also a limitation and we would not be able to use it for records in need of more layered description, for which we are using FileMaker Pro.
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Resource Guru is the only product of it's kind that I have used regularly. Slack is comparable in allowing communication between teams, but doesn't have nearly the functionality of Resource Guru. Resource Guru is the only product that I am aware of that manages tasks and deadlines between various team members, and can be accessed by all members.
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Return on Investment

  • We haven't been using it very long, but already it's going to save us about three hours a week on metrics calculations and database upkeep. In addition, it's going to help us clean our data and make it more usable, which will take less time and also help us have a higher impact.
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  • It has made our cross functional team much more productive and efficient.
  • The only negative feature is the slightly complicated user interface. Before a manager was fully introduced to the product, it was not utilized as much as should be.
  • It allowed all details of timelines to be updated easily (automatically), if the deadline is pushed forward or back.
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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
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Resource Guru

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Resource Guru Editions & Modules
Resource Guru
Edition
Grasshopper Plan
2.501
Blackbelt Plan
4.161
Master Plan
6.651
1. per user, per month
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