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Airtable

212 Ratings

Skype for Business

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1308 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Skype for Business

Top Rated
1308 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Good for replacing administrative spreadsheets, creating resource assignment and calendars, planning activities, creating on the fly data stores, outputting simple mobile data entry forms. Dealing with mobile staff needing to enter simple data quickly or with managers and officers who need to see real-time snapshots of information. When dealing with smaller data sets and not requiring blocks, then for a non-profit it is useful to have the free workspaces where everyone can fully collaborate and update records.Less good for complex financial work you should stick with Excel or your finance system. If you have a very large number of records and need many people to be able to update records then you need to consider the costs (however most off the shelf products you will be looking at to do your specific tasks will probably cost more when you evaluate them).
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Skype for Business

It is a tool that adapts very well to meetings of a high professional level, being very effective for the transmission of information and the reduction of logistics expenses and the growth of the personnel. Skype adapts well as a tool of communication at a distance with the work teams, since it allows the reduction of the operative expenses and the execution times of the strategic instructions of the organization, guaranteeing the adequate use of the available time for the production of the company. It does not adapt very well for the organization of meetings at distances that merit communication with personnel located in communities of difficult access, which do not have an excellent connection to the internet, therefore the tool is more advisable for office activities but not field.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Airtable
Skype for Business
7.6
High quality audio
Airtable
Skype for Business
7.9
High quality video
Airtable
Skype for Business
7.8
Low bandwidth requirements
Airtable
Skype for Business
6.6
Mobile support
Airtable
Skype for Business
7.9

Screen Sharing

Airtable
Skype for Business
8.4
Desktop sharing
Airtable
Skype for Business
8.7
Whiteboards
Airtable
Skype for Business
8.1

Online Meetings / Events

Airtable
Skype for Business
8.0
Calendar integration
Airtable
Skype for Business
8.6
Meeting initiation
Airtable
Skype for Business
8.2
Integrates with social media
Airtable
Skype for Business
6.8
Record meetings / events
Airtable
Skype for Business
8.1
Slideshows
Airtable
Skype for Business
8.1

Online Events Collaboration

Airtable
Skype for Business
7.9
Live chat
Airtable
Skype for Business
8.9
Audience polling
Airtable
Skype for Business
7.6
Q&A
Airtable
Skype for Business
7.4

Online Events Security

Airtable
Skype for Business
8.3
User authentication
Airtable
Skype for Business
8.4
Participant roles & permissions
Airtable
Skype for Business
8.1
Confidential attendee list
Airtable
Skype for Business
8.4

Pros

  • It's very easy to use. I was able to start from scratch and get a pretty complex workflow set up in just a couple hours.
  • The ability to create one "master table" with every piece of possible information is good for the "deep dive" members of the team, but then it's easy to create views and calendars based on just a few pieces of data that are better for one specific use or person.
  • Being able to store draft content on the system as attachments means that the review copy/image can be included in the workflow rather than as a separate email or in another tracking system.
  • The ability to quickly group, sort and filter on the master table make it easy for the power-users to work with the full set of information, but still find a specific project quickly.
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  • Status: Integration with Outlook and Outlook calendar makes it easy for you if you accept a meeting invitation. Skype will read your calendar data and change your status to "In a Meeting" where you won't get disturbed by side chats or notifications.
  • Remote connection: another great tool if you need to connect with someone and show them how something is done. For example, you need to install your company printer on their machine, it is easier to take control than to explain chatting.
  • Video and Audio calls: Skype always had high-quality calls, nothing has changed in that department, you can always call a colleague and have a talk about something that must be explained quickly.
  • Ability to add Skype contacts outside of your organization. It makes Skype for Business also your personal Skype, but you shouldn't share your organization email easily with everyone.
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Cons

  • The trial period should be a bit longer. I wanted to test it before I rolled it out to my team. Just after I felt comfortable and started to share, the trial period ended.
  • Shorter videos. I think there are great resources available and I really think that is a strength, but if I had to suggest something, it would be to make more short videos to give technical how-tos.
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  • Having multiple Chats/Conversations open, make Skype unresponsive from time to time. Sometimes it has tendencies of crashing even on high-end machines.
  • Grouping chats - Works well, however, there is no option to group appointed meeting conversation with other regular conversations/chats that were not initiated by calendar event.
  • Should be able to have some themes to choose from. Microsoft is going for a dark theme in Windows insider program. Personal Skype already has it why wouldn't Skype for business have it? It is pleasant to the eye, at least in my opinion and for my eyes.
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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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Skype for Business7.7
Based on 5 answers
I honestly feel that with most people using iPhone nowadays, it's easy to just call or use FaceTime if you need to be in touch with a client. Unless you need to have a conference call, there are plenty of ways to get in touch with a client otherwise besides using a somewhat inefficient program.
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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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Skype for Business9.9
Based on 4 answers
I use it daily to communicate with my team
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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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Skype for Business7.3
Based on 1 answer
I have never heard any of the engineers or techs say that they have has any problems with skype for business in terms of support from the manufacturer. With that said I am going to say that there are not many issues and when there are, they are fixed rather quicky.
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Implementation

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Skype for Business8.2
Based on 1 answer
Skpe for business is utilized company wide in regards to my company. Everyone not only uses it, but uses it often. It is an effective way of communicating. It also integrates very nicely with outlook and all conversation history is pushed to a folder within the outlook system. We also have it so that if someone misses a message, they are sent an email reminder saying that there is a message that went unread.
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Alternatives Considered

SAIC is a gSuite campus and Airtable is a very good companion to the gSuite. The Airtable gDrive integration is quite good and Airtable solves problems that gSuite simply does not solve.
Though it does not replace them, Airtable also plays well with our Project Management toolsets.
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I have used Google Hangouts previously, and I believe that Skype is a better service. It is intertwined with the calendar. Also, when installing it as part of the Office 365 package, it is only a second install. I also like how it saves the messages within Outlook. Skype for Business also uses end to end encryption. This makes all business communication more secure than Google Hangouts
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Return on Investment

  • Productivity is an easy place to start with ROI. The quickest and easiest way for us to see our ROI with Airtable is the ability to handle large processes and task very quickly and easily, and in many cases with automation. We have specifically seen this within our hiring and application process, where an applicant fills out the form on our website, and after submission, it lands in Airtable where it gets worked through the process.
  • Still on productivity, we have seen great impact on management the project plan for the launch of our founding school in Philadelphia. We have been utilizing Airtable to task plan each step of the process for launching the school from vision to building.
  • There has been a bit of negative impact due to limitations of the tool. Specifically the task planning an inability to nest task within the project. We have also had a few issues with the lack of the ability to link records between bases, which would help centralize data better.
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  • Skype for Business has reduced the necessity to pay for GoToMeeting or another service. Since we have ours bundled with Office 365, this cost is bundled with our email.
  • We are able to communicate with our corporate offices through Skype for Business efficiently.
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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

Skype for Business

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