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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Many business processes can be improved with a collaborative relational database, but few know how to create and use one. It wasn't until I became aware of Airtable that we found a solution that allows us to implement the best features of a collaborative RDBMS with our staff who don't have any training. I had previously used Zoho Creator and found that it was difficult to onboard new users because of a steeper learning curve. The combination of a minimal learning curve and features make Airtable a win. I've already recommended it to colleagues at other universities who've started using it.
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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
8.1
Skype for Business
Task Management
Airtable
8.3
Skype for Business
Resource Management
Airtable
9.1
Skype for Business
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.4
Skype for Business
Scheduling
Airtable
8.4
Skype for Business
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Skype for Business
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.8
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
8.1
Skype for Business
Email integration
Airtable
7.3
Skype for Business
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.9
Skype for Business
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.0
Skype for Business
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.1
Skype for Business
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.2
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
6.7
Mobile support
Airtable
Skype for Business
8.0

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
8.5
Participant roles & permissions
Airtable
Skype for Business
8.1
Confidential attendee list
Airtable
Skype for Business
8.4

Pros

  • Extremely easy for low tech people to pick up and use. It feels intuitive and there are lots of examples that make it easy to learn.
  • The blocks make some pretty sophisticated stuff possible, even for people who lack a tech or database background.
  • Its a replacement for lead/case management, project management, and file storage - all in one!
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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

  • I think this thing has huge potential for us to manage our photos. We take over 10,000 photos a year and Airtable has the capability of easily loading, tagging and sorting them. It even has history and you could store edited versions of each photo within each original photo's profile. However - the ability to view these photos as thumbnails of different sizes, gallery style, is very limited. So that's a big additional feature I'd like to see, some optimization to use this as a photo management system.
  • If you include numbers into a table, automagically from another table via the rollup or lookup features, then you cannot use those numbers as part of a formula in a subsequent field. This turned out to be a major limiting factor on my using it as a budget manager. (Luckily I came up with a workaround but it makes me add additional columns to the table that add a bit of otherwise unnecessary clutter.)
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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 find it very easy to use and easy to operate. It is definitely easy to get used to and from a user perspective is a solid product. I also find it to be very handy and useful for a small-mid-sized org like ours. It is easy to communicate effectively and get information 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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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

Excel is only good for numbers, not words or relational database. Access is too complicated for a total novice to build databases from scratch.Task trackers and project planners like Asana have limited functionality.
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We used ooVoo before, but what made us switch is that almost all our clients have Skype for business and it makes everything easy if we don't have to invite the clients to some other platform. The most important reason for the switch is because Skype provides the best customer service and there are far fewer bugs and lags.
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Return on Investment

  • Goal 1 for 2018: Simplify.
  • Goal 2: Organize data more conveniently.
  • Goal 3: Document the process
  • Great progress so far and only a few weeks into this!
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  • Improvement in work performance
  • Reduce expenses in the organization
  • You can create and collaborate while working on applications that you use every day such as Excel, Word, and Outlook, which is very easy since everyone in the organization uses those tools.
  • You can work on large projects all together and remotely
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Skype for Business

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