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Airtable

212 Ratings

TigerText

2 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

TigerText

2 Ratings
Score 6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Any sort of database--keeping records of all of our volunteers, recipients, organizations, etc
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TigerText

If you are looking for a reliable way to send secure text messages with sensitive data, this is the product for you. This product can work wonders for anything along those lines in the healthcare system. It's a nice tool to help students understand the program, so they are ready when they come into the health care profession.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
TigerText
5.9
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
TigerText
4.5
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
TigerText
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
TigerText
2.0
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
TigerText
5.0
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
TigerText
6.0
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
TigerText
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
TigerText
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
TigerText
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
TigerText
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
TigerText
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
TigerText
9.5
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
TigerText
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
TigerText
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
TigerText
Search
Airtable
TigerText
10.0
Visual planning tools
Airtable
TigerText
4.0

Communication

Airtable
TigerText
6.7
Chat
Airtable
TigerText
9.5
Notifications
Airtable
TigerText
9.5
Discussions
Airtable
TigerText
9.5
Surveys
Airtable
TigerText
3.0
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
TigerText
7.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Airtable
TigerText
4.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Airtable
TigerText
5.0
Integrates with Outlook
Airtable
TigerText
6.0

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
TigerText
7.6
Versioning
Airtable
TigerText
6.0
Video files
Airtable
TigerText
5.0
Audio files
Airtable
TigerText
7.0
Document collaboration
Airtable
TigerText
10.0
Access control
Airtable
TigerText
7.0
Advanced security features
Airtable
TigerText
9.0
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
TigerText
9.0
Device sync
Airtable
TigerText
8.0

Pros

  • Links between different tables. This is one of the best features if you're managing things that are linked to other things, which nearly everything is!
  • You can add fields, change fields, remove fields, whenever you want. It's an adaptable, dynamic database. You don't get stuck with a structure that doesn't work for you-you just change it.
  • You can view records in different views e.g. as a grid, form, calendar. This is so handy. When I'm collecting data about a new participant in our program I open up a new record as a form and fill it out like that. At other times I need to see them all as a list or group of different criteria and I can do all of that with the click of a button.
  • You can send out forms and the data goes straight back into your Airtable workspace. So handy and makes data collection and management easy.
  • Grouping, filtering. This is so handy for viewing where tasks or participants are up to in the process.
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  • The product works great on its own.
  • There is a free trail version that you can use to test if the product will work for your needs.
  • Installation is quite easy on the device as well.
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Cons

  • Linking across bases: We basically use one big "HQ" base as a pared down CRM where we store all our contacts and their basic info, then link them to separate, more detailed tabs for our Speaker Network, Entrepreneur Network, Funders/Partners, Country Profiles, etc. This is great, but we also use Airtable to manage our application process (startups applying for our quarterly program) and plan the program itself (where it becomes more of a project management tool). Right now, we have to copy and paste our entire Speaker Network tab from the HQ base into the Program Planning base 4x/year, and any update we make to either of these places doesn't reflect in the other. It's super frustrating and creates additional work and lots of confusion. I'm not sure what the technical challenges of allowing users to link bases are, but even if you could just link one "main" tab from a base into other bases that would allow that to be the central nervous point for the whole workspace/team, that would be massively helpful.
  • Smoother integrations: We've been able to hack Airtable to almost work like a CRM in terms of organizing and even automatically collecting some data on our network via Zapier integrations, but the Gmail integration doesn't quite do the trick. We want to be able to log email correspondence with important contacts (which I've tried to set up through a labelling system via that Zap), but it's still pretty janky. Any chance of your team offering a direct integration to Gmail that works more smoothly? This one piece would enable us to just stick with Airtable vs adding on Salesforce....
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  • Pricing can be a little out of the range for smaller departments.
  • I feel that the working environment could be tweaked a bit more to make it better to use for newer individuals.
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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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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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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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Alternatives Considered

Airtable is much easier to use than any of these applications. The only features that give it competition are nesting tasks within a project, which Asana does well, as well as Trello and Flow. Airtable is also very flexible in terms of capability. The only completion there is Google Sheets, which is must more difficult to use overall, and not very user friendly or visually appealing. Airtable has endless uses, while these other applications are generally found only in the project and task management world.
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This stacks up well against its competitors because this is what is mostly used in the hospitals today. So when students have use and experience with this program, they are ready when they come across it in the real world job. We feel that this experience is invaluable and helps students fit into their positions better when they go into their work environments.
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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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  • This had a positive impact on our tiny department because it allowed the students to have some real world experience, so that they are not blindsided when it comes up to them.
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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
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TigerText

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details