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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Airtable is an incredibly powerful tool for basic spreadsheet tasks used in your departments, especially if those spreadsheets are being shared and used by multiple departments. It's a better designed spreadsheet, [compared to] what Excel and Google Sheets offers. [It] has multiple view options so that each team can see the data in the way that makes the most sense for their team.
Adam Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop is well suited for a large organization with a sizeable budget, since it's a fairly expensive tool. It's not suited for a lean start-up which is worried about costs. Also, IT support can be required for some of the larger projects, which means extra stuff. Also, if the company has one type of data source, other cheaper alternatives can be explored.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Task Management
Airtable
8.3
Tableau Desktop
Resource Management
Airtable
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Tableau Desktop
Scheduling
Airtable
7.9
Tableau Desktop
Workflow Automation
Airtable
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.9
Tableau Desktop
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Tableau Desktop
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Tableau Desktop
Document Management
Airtable
7.9
Tableau Desktop
Email integration
Airtable
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Mobile Access
Airtable
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.8
Tableau Desktop
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.5
Tableau Desktop

BI Standard Reporting

Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Pixel Perfect reports
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Customizable dashboards
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Publish to Web
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Versioning
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
7.4

Access Control and Security

Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.1
REST API
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Java API
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Pros

Airtable

  • Airtable has the best customization features out there. They allow you to customize you spreadsheets or tables in a variety of formats. They allow you to customize a variety of field types, field sizes and various colors.
  • Airtable has a great collaboration feature that makes it easy to share and grant access to tables and a variety of information.
  • Airtable has great compatibilities that allows you to directly upload spreadsheets from excel into a customizable table.
  • Airtable is easy to teach and understand quickly, and does not take time for someone who is not technically advanced to understand
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Love the interface. It's very smooth and easy to connect multiple numbers of data points
  • Provided a lot of self-learning tutorials which are easy to follow
  • You can display info in different ways (categorical versus numerical)
  • User friendly and has clean display
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Airtable

  • Pricing model: we don't like how we have to pay per user.
  • Calendar view: we wish the calendar view was better, or if there were different types of calendar views. Right now there is just one.
  • Complicated: some parts of the app are a little complicated.
Brian Chung | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Very steep learning curve for those who haven't used it previously.
  • Because it's a powerful tool, getting it to do simple things can be extremely difficult.
  • A jack-of-all-trades solution, sometimes it's hard to find or create industry-specific visualizations, such as NPS gauges.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Airtable

Airtable 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We will 10/10 renew the use of Airtable because it has brought great value to our team. Not only is Airtable affordable, but it's also user-friendly and helps our team be efficient. We no longer need to rely on Excel spreadsheets being passed from person to person via email. Furthermore, we aren't dealing with corrupt Excel spreadsheets and the need to salvage data when a file is accidentally altered.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Our use of Tableau Desktop is still fairly low, and will continue over time. The only real concern is around cost of the licenses, and I have mentioned this to Tableau and fully expect the development of more sensible models for our industry. This will remove any impediment to expansion of our use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Airtable

Airtable 8.7
Based on 21 answers
It's such a friendly program to use, and there's just so many resources available to people trying to learn it or build new things. Their support is great, and they make it easy to find answers to your questions. It's easy to use but difficult to master, that might be a better way to put it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 31 answers
Tableau [Desktop's] interface is clean, minimalistic, and does a good job of hiding more complicated features so that the average user can get to work quickly and easily. As users become more proficient with the software, more features and customization become available, but they don't have to interact with those Advanced features from the get-go. Some scripting is available as well; the one area where this is week is in variable assignment.
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Tableau Desktop's performance is solid. You can really dig into a large dataset in the form of a spreadsheet, and it exhibits similarly good performance when accessing a moderately sized Oracle database. I noticed that with Tableau Desktop 9.3, the performance using a spreadsheet started to slow around 75K rows by about 60 columns. This was easily remedied by creating an extract and pushing it to Tableau Server, where performance went to lightning fast
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Airtable

Airtable 8.0
Based on 58 answers
We find support easy to find, responsive and knowledgeable. In addition to a large selection of well-done help articles and webinars, there is a forum with quick support coming from Airtable staff and other users. We haven't had any issues in getting the information and support that we've needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.8
Based on 24 answers
The support team is easily approachable. All the questions and queries are answered on time. There is also a feedback mechanism which helps the team to make modifications and enhancements in the current software version. There is also a feedback process to check the efficiency of the support team of Tableau Desktop.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Airtable

Airtable 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Training all users was an important part of the implementation, which did take considerable time and effort. At first glance without training, the content calendar can be overwhelming because of the amount of data. The features within Airtable seem to be endless but our team was able to identify the most important to be successful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 36 answers
Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Airtable

Airtable combines the simplicity of a spreadsheet with the possibilities that come with a database, all within one tool. We have chosen it after a short evaluation. It is incredibly easy to use after a short training, making it a great tool compared to the typical spreadsheet-based apps.
Adam Farrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

When we first looked at getting a visualization software for analytics we looked into two options Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop, and even though Power BI is more cost-effective we decided to go with Tableau Desktop as it had more options that we are looking for such as free reader and Tableau Server and offers a very comprehensive and simple interface that is easier to learn for new staff.
Clinton Shields | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Tableau Desktop's scaleability is really limited to the scale of your back-end data systems. If you want to pull down an extract and work quickly in-memory, in my application it scaled to a few tens of millions of rows using the in-memory engine. But it's really only limited by your back-end data store if you have or are willing to invest in an optimized SQL store or purpose-built query engine like Veritca or Netezza or something similar.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Airtable

  • The ROI is simple: Airtable has created a more efficient workplace. We have fewer meetings, certainly. But any meetings we do have are much more efficient and impactful. Everyone walks in having used Airtable to prepare for the meeting (uploading needed docs, etc.), and the meeting is held using Airtable as the agenda. Airtable is updated and continues to be used after the meeting, so everyone stays on the same page.
  • Airtable also makes planning events much more streamlined. Contracts, rental agreements, rosters, etc. are uploaded. Dates are set with reminders. People know what they are responsible for planning the event and for what role they will play during the event.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
Tim McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Tableau Desktop

Pricing Details

Airtable

General

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

Airtable Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$10.001
Pro$20.001
EnterpriseContact Sales
  1. per month (billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Edition
Tableau Viewer$121
Tableau Explorer$351
Tableau Creator$701
  1. Per User / Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Airtable
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Airtable
8.7
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Reliability and Availability

Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Airtable
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Airtable
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.8

In-Person Training

Airtable
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Airtable
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Airtable
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Airtable
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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