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Airtable

212 Ratings

Trello

Top Rated
909 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Trello

Top Rated
909 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

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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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Trello

Perfect for teams wanting a low cost systems to collaborate. Perfect for project management, sales, and marketing. With add-ons it becomes even more powerful. Integrations allow it to become a scrum collaboration tool and more. I can't personally think of much I wouldn't use Trello for. I use it not only for SME's and Fortune 500's but for home management as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Trello
7.9
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Trello
9.1
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Trello
7.9
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Trello
7.0
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Trello
7.1
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Trello
7.1
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Trello
8.9
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Trello
8.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Trello
8.0
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Trello
7.1
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Trello
7.5
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Trello
8.6
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Trello
8.7
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Trello
8.1
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Trello
7.4

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
Trello
7.5
Quotes/estimates
Airtable
Trello
7.6
Invoicing
Airtable
Trello
6.8
Project & financial reporting
Airtable
Trello
7.6
Integration with accounting software
Airtable
Trello
8.0

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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  • Project management across any size team
  • Sales CRM's can be built for free. Using power add-ons such as custom fields and integrations with gmail it is the best kept Sales CRM secret.
  • Collaboration for content management, content marketing and client on-boarding processes.
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Cons

  • It would be great to have multi-tiered selection options. So if I check a box-like, "Does this need social support?" I could then pick from a multi-select drop-down based on the choice.
  • It would be good if we could have a kanban view built off a selection from a multi-select since some projects might be part of multiple strategic initiatives.
  • It would be cool if forms could have some basic if/then functionality. As it is, we need to create different forms for different media requests that share 75% of the same data.
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  • There should be a way of providing an easier shortcut to find a task that I'm currently working on at the current time.
  • Similar to the previous suggestion, there should be a way of tracking tasks by order of 'solved items'. Since sometimes it's difficult to remember by title or image hints some task that I might have worked on a couple of days before.
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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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Trello9.0
Based on 3 answers
It does everything we need it to do to manage users and content as it progresses, but could do with more improvements too such as notifications or remote notifications. We have no reason to move for now!
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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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Trello7.1
Based on 6 answers
It is simple to use to begin with, and very scalable but could do with some design improvements and additional features to make it the user friendly and usable level it could be potentially
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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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Implementation

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Trello9.0
Based on 1 answer
For our small business, getting a few of us started well on Trello was the key, I think. As long as a couple of us were really comfortable with the interface, we could lead others and help them with any questions. From now on, anyone who works with us just naturally uses Trello for information sharing - it's just part of what we do.
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Alternatives Considered

I have mostly set up and helped architect custom database solutions in a proprietary software, as compares directly to Airtable. I have set up and used JIRA Software extensively, and several Marketing Automation systems, and set up Oncontact CRM, and used DAM systems, and Basecamp project management. All in all setting up databases and introducing them to organizations is one of my primary skills and I have several years experience doing this within an organization and as a consultant for other organizations. This is why I love Airtable so much - I have never seen something so lightweight, so inexpensive, and so powerful. Pound for pound it whips any system I have ever used. When I think back to all the custom database solutions I've implemented, and other processes I've managed and consulted on within organizations, I can't help but wonder how many of them would have vastly better off with a simple Airtable implementation.
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Far superior to each in terms of flexibility, collaboration across organizations, and getting stuff done.Microsoft Project is far to rigid for software development projects of today's day and age.Slack is too limited in terms of it's capabilities, but would be a better competitor if they could add some of these capabilities.Yammer used to do some of this stuff, just not nearly as well from a user experience perspective
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Return on Investment

  • If not for Airtable I would have had to pursue a CRM system and an asset management system, plus some sort of task management system for multiple employees, and manage my budget in Excel which is a pain when it gets complex. Airtable lets me put all this in one system, light weight, extremely powerful, and extremely efficient. Exactly what we needed. I am so happy this system exists.
  • Airtable is free and you can get quite a bit in there and use it for a while before deciding to go to the paid version. Therefore the proof of concept was quite easy to bring it into our organization. We've been using it for a few months and it's made everyone's lives easier, so moving now to the paid version is a no-brainer. I didn't have to ask everyone to take a big leap of faith in the beginning and there was no big up front resource investment either, at least relative to setting up any other software or even complex Excel workbooks.
  • Several people in our organization have commented that this system has made their lives far easier, because we can now keep track of our tasks and our events. Our key people are both saner and more efficient.
  • The paid version of Airtable is DIRT CHEAP in comparison to the systems it stands in for. I cannot emphasize this enough.
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  • It has had an intangible, yet very real, impact on the productivity of the teams that I work with. Previously, there were times where people were confused about where we were on specific areas of a project or decisions that have been made. Now, with a bit of training, people know to look at Trello first to understand where we are.
  • I find that it also makes our regular conversations more efficient. We share the board visually as we talk about each item. It's very satisfying for all when we can move an item from a To Do list to the Done list!
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Airtable

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

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