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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

I hope to manage everything in our business through Airtable. I'm not sure of the extent of the formula capabilities but I'm excited to learn my options there. The consolidation of all our data so far has been of great value to keep us organized and productive. The fact that we don't have to be IT geniuses is of enormous benefit because relying too much on outside IT help becomes messy - we need stability and ease of use in our technology, which Airtable has given us so far.
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Slack

It is especially valuable in helping with communcation between remote team members. The ability to call and share screens is really helpful, and has become our go to method to communicate, eliminating the need for Skype and our various conference call systems available in our company. Using Slack for calls and meetings is now extensive within our group, and is done many, many times per day. it is easy to add people and to share and give sharing capabilities to other team members.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Slack
7.4
Task Management
Airtable
8.4
Slack
7.4
Resource Management
Airtable
9.0
Slack
Gantt Charts
Airtable
6.4
Slack
6.8
Scheduling
Airtable
8.0
Slack
7.4
Workflow Automation
Airtable
8.1
Slack
6.5
Team Collaboration
Airtable
9.0
Slack
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
8.0
Slack
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.6
Slack
Document Management
Airtable
8.1
Slack
Email integration
Airtable
6.6
Slack
Mobile Access
Airtable
8.1
Slack
8.8
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.5
Slack
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
7.9
Slack
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.5
Slack
Search
Airtable
Slack
7.7
Visual planning tools
Airtable
Slack
7.2

Communication

Airtable
Slack
8.3
Chat
Airtable
Slack
9.4
Notifications
Airtable
Slack
8.7
Discussions
Airtable
Slack
9.1
Surveys
Airtable
Slack
7.5
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
Slack
8.6
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
Slack
7.9
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
Slack
7.9
Integrates with Outlook
Airtable
Slack
7.5

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
Slack
8.0
Versioning
Airtable
Slack
7.3
Video files
Airtable
Slack
7.8
Audio files
Airtable
Slack
7.8
Document collaboration
Airtable
Slack
7.4
Access control
Airtable
Slack
8.4
Advanced security features
Airtable
Slack
8.3
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
Slack
8.3
Device sync
Airtable
Slack
8.5

Pros

  • The ease of the relational database capabilities are key for keeping tracking of how our contacts, partners, donors, and event attendees are all related.
  • The map block feature is great for when we're on the road visiting partners.
  • The custom views are extremely helpful for viewing the most important information quickly.
  • As a nonprofit, the reduced prices are also greatly appreciated so we can put more funds towards the youth we serve rather than into infrastructure.
  • Of HUGE importance is the care and feeding I've received from customer support. I ask a question and get a response within 24 hours and the response is personalized and makes sense. The conversation with a single representative is such a relief and makes it so much easier for me to be productive.
  • I suspect that the technology integrations with other apps, using Zapier or otherwise, will become more and more important to us - we're working on getting PayPal payment completions to populate our event attendee lists right now!
Dana Luco profile photo
  • Plugins and integrations - Slack has many interesting plugins and integrations that leave the tool with the most modern air, such as the Giphy plugin that allows you to insert GIFS of reactions in your conversations only using search phrases.
  • Apps - mobile apps are not just web-based adaptations to work in a basic way, on the contrary, Apps are robust, complete and seek to use the full functionality of each mobile platform (iOS /Android).
  • Interface - Slack has a clean, modern, intuitive look and this helps to take the "weight" of the constant messaging, the employees spend hours communicating in Slack and its interface helps to make this journey lighter and more pleasant.
Marcio Vizoli profile photo

Cons

  • I can't actually think of any road blocks or insufficiencies yet!
Dana Luco profile photo
  • It's a minor point and one that's likely outside of Slack's core competencies, but if you're looking for a communication tool that also includes voice chat, this isn't it.
Jennifer Pardi-Cusick, MBA, PMP profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
Based on 1 answer
compared to other products it is just fabulous.
Andrej Vrsansky profile photo
Slack9.6
Based on 6 answers
Slack sitll lacks in functionality. It's better than Skype for Business in many ways, but it is still another chat/message board app. It has limits in free version and paid versions. Also Windows app has errors that bother me, for example, I see number on one of my team's icons. It suggests that one of channels has unread messages; I check all channels - no unread messages, but that "1" still appears
Filip Witkowski profile photo

Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
Just so easy to learn/use. Very intuitive in its application logic.
Sherry Raeder profile photo
Slack9.3
Based on 7 answers
The system does seem to hang quite a bit, completely unrelated to my internet connection, which can get a little annoying when you are in the middle of a conversation and cannot respond and the conversation moves on without you or creates a lull in the discussion that gets everyone off topic.
D'Ana Guiloff profile photo

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.
Malcolm Colman-Shearer profile photo
Slack9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

I don't think there is a comparable product. Nothing I have seen is as intuitive to use and at the same time has such broad-reaching potential. I feel confident to onboard who have never seen Airtable only because it is so easy to use. At the same time, I feel we could spend the next year exploring the current functionality. It's probably the most exciting productivity tool I've seen in 18 months - I don't say that with hyperbole. It is going to change the game for our company and anyone else who uses it.
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I've used Discord which is a direct Slack competitor in tech/gaming communities and I have found both have strengths and weaknesses. Once I've gotten accustomed to certain text formatting features of Slack, I've found switching over to using Discord was sometimes disappointing when a formatting feature was absent. Slack has some nice code/syntax highlighting/sharing features which Discord does not have.
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Return on Investment

  • Airtable has allowed us to streamline and automate almost all of our repeatable processes, saving loads of team time.
  • Airtable has allowed us to document and store critical information on our network, then share select pieces of this information with an external audience via a shareable view link, meaning less back and forth emails to keep stakeholders updated.
  • Airtable has allowed us to embed our application form on our website and have all applicant data feed directly into our database for scoring and program planning,
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  • I'm not sure how measurable it is to determine impact of a chat app on business.
  • It does help us to maintain effective communication avenues between our office and remote employees.
  • It helps us schedule easy reminders which can keep us accountable to our customer/lead follow-ups which definitely helps alleviate some stresses with customers.
Joshua Weaver profile photo

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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

Slack

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