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Airtable

212 Ratings

Socialcast

11 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Socialcast

11 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

I'd say if you're looking to consolidate project details across a number of functions where there's a lot of overlap, Airtable is a great choice. We've got a relatively small team of content creators and project managers, but we are often involved in a wide variety of media, content types and deliverables. So it helps to be able to put every activity on one master spreadsheet, but then be able to pull out views that pull out only select pieces of info for specific projects or strategies. The ability to search across fields means you can also use hashtags for folks who want to be able to locate their work using person-specific queues that don't need to be agreed-upon as part of the overall design of the table. I wouldn't recommend it if you're looking for a content repository specifically or a DAM. It could do that in a very limited sense, but not if you're wanting to store large graphic or video assets. Also, as far as I can tell, you can't publish directly to social accounts from Airtable. So you'll still need to port your content directly to your social accounts or a platform manager like Social Studio.
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Socialcast

Socialcast has been a great tool for FactSet. I would recommend it to any firm looking for an easy-to-use tool to centralize communication and collaborate on a global scale.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Socialcast
6.3
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Socialcast
7.6
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Socialcast
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Socialcast
7.0
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Socialcast
6.3
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Socialcast
8.0
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Socialcast
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Socialcast
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Socialcast
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Socialcast
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Socialcast
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Socialcast
3.9
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Socialcast
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Socialcast
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Socialcast
Search
Airtable
Socialcast
8.0
Visual planning tools
Airtable
Socialcast
3.5

Communication

Airtable
Socialcast
7.4
Chat
Airtable
Socialcast
8.6
Notifications
Airtable
Socialcast
8.2
Discussions
Airtable
Socialcast
8.1
Surveys
Airtable
Socialcast
8.7
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
Socialcast
5.9
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
Socialcast
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
Socialcast
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
Airtable
Socialcast
7.9

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
Socialcast
5.7
Versioning
Airtable
Socialcast
2.1
Video files
Airtable
Socialcast
7.2
Audio files
Airtable
Socialcast
7.2
Document collaboration
Airtable
Socialcast
6.6
Access control
Airtable
Socialcast
7.2
Advanced security features
Airtable
Socialcast
5.8
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
Socialcast
5.0
Device sync
Airtable
Socialcast
4.0

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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  • Had an easy to use interface.
  • The ability to opt in and out of various groups is great.
  • It works great for large companies with lots of people.
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Cons

  • I can't actually think of any road blocks or insufficiencies yet!
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  • There is limited functionality with some of the mobile device apps. I'm only familiar with iPhone, but I've heard this from other users. Photos sometimes do not render; you can sometimes not see links that were posted from the web view.
  • Socialcast does not offer presence which we'd find useful.
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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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Socialcast9.1
Based on 2 answers
Beyond the value FactSet derives from using the platform, Socialcast (the firm) has been a good partner to FactSet. We've experienced very little downtime with the service and they have been responsive and fair with enhancement requests and questions
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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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Socialcast9.0
Based on 1 answer
The UX is its best feature
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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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Socialcast9.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
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Implementation

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Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
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Alternatives Considered

Excel and Microsoft 365 are good for what they do but don't fill the database niche the way that Airtable does. LiveImpact looks amazing but is currently out of our price range and better suited to medium-large nonprofits. Airtable is the perfect place to start our small org and I keep finding new capabilities in it to help us manage our infrastructure as we grow.
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Yammer, Socialcast.
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Return on Investment

  • Airtable has definitely had a positive impact on our organization. It's helped up organize and manage our client information, keeping it current, accurate, and accessible to everyone on our team, no matter where they are. We are able to be more efficient and client-responsive because of this.
  • It's automated some of the tasks we were performing manually - capturing data that our systems like MailChimp and SurveyMonkey house - and importing it directly into our database through the use of Zapier, thus saving us time and potential data input error.
  • My only "negative impact" comment I'll put out there is that it is just really fun to use - and because of that I've personally "lost" a lot of time spent exploring and being inspired by so many new ways to house other business data!
  • All-in-all, it is keeping us in front of our data, freeing up time and resources, and giving us a better view into running our nonprofit more efficiently and effectively.
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  • Ha. We could not run our business without Socialcast. It is our primary channel of communication.
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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

Socialcast

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