What users are saying about

Airtable

213 Ratings

Workfront

444 Ratings

Airtable

213 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Workfront

444 Ratings
Score 7.5 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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Workfront

We use Workfront for a wide variety of project types. Everything from creative projects in marketing to application development. Workfront provides a broad set of functionality for project and task management, but each project and project manager can use as much of that functionality as they wish.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Workfront
7.7
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Workfront
8.8
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Workfront
6.6
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Workfront
7.1
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Workfront
7.5
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Workfront
7.6
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Workfront
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Workfront
7.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Workfront
7.9
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Workfront
7.6
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Workfront
7.7
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Workfront
7.3
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Workfront
8.4
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Workfront
7.8
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Workfront
7.9

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
Workfront
6.3
Quotes/estimates
Airtable
Workfront
6.1
Invoicing
Airtable
Workfront
5.8
Project & financial reporting
Airtable
Workfront
7.7
Integration with accounting software
Airtable
Workfront
5.7

Pros

  • All the hard work of trying to build a solution in Excel is done for you. You can create links to simple mobile-friendly forms and datasheets and it builds input forms automatically that can then be easily customized.
  • The relationships across tables are robust and deal with changes to fields and tables without the need for intervention or maintenance (like a proper database).
  • Initial set up and use require a minimal set of IT skills. Coming with an array of pre-built templates and the ability to import your existing spreadsheet and customize and fine tune it from there into a database
  • They don't contact me every day trying to sell their product (probably because they don't have to).
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  • The primary strength of Workfront is the feature that most IT professionals dread and that is its ability to do all things related to process and projects. The usual jack of all trades approach is often one of master of none but in the case of Workfront, given some time for customization to make the tool your own with the help of the Workfront team, those requirements for an all-encompassing application achieve the goal well. Not just functional but more concretely in providing real assistance in getting through workflows and processes with minimal effort.
  • Multiple APIs allow need integration into the legacy systems and peripheral packages that all companies use for Microsoft products to smaller more niche applications. A very helpful attribute of the application.
  • As with many service industries, time reporting is a huge resource drain when the tool for doing so is slow, complex or limited in scope. Workfront allows for access to all project data from within time management as well as simplified approval processes and review capabilities for managers of time and resources.
  • While it seems like a minor feature, integrated search throughout the application makes life and time management much simpler with the ability to select data points from drop downs drilling down into every aspect of the app. Reporting, likewise, is extremely adaptable to the needs of various business functions with easy customization and granular capabilities requiring little in the way of training or skillset.
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Cons

  • I'd really like to be able to link records or a view between bases within my workspace.
  • The form designer is not as featured as we're used to with Google Forms.
  • I'm using the Airtable Importer by Railsware to bring Airtable data into Google Sheets. Import from Google sheets would be a great feature.
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  • Workfront limits the ability to change the field structure making each form become longer and longer with unnecessary information
  • Workfront does not offer the ability to hide fields that are deemed unnecessary for my organization
  • Workfront can become too complex and overbearing on workload management by entering in hours per task and so on. Instead offer hours involved per project overall.
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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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Workfront8.1
Based on 59 answers
we could not manage without it.
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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
As I said, it's AMAZING, incredibly flexible -- totally intuitive, requiring almost no learning curve. I love that because it makes it easy to share with clients, without them having to learn how to use it.
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Workfront8.0
Based on 17 answers
Easy to use for the requestors and workers.
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Reliability and Availability

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No answers yet
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Workfront9.1
Based on 8 answers
Reliable uptime with posted maintenance windows. Frequent updates to hosted environment with minimal disruption.
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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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Workfront7.7
Based on 11 answers
Basic support has been supplemented by the AtTask Customer Service represenative and the ongoing relationship with development teams who are always looking for feedback on the product.
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Online Training

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Workfront8.9
Based on 4 answers
The training is very easy to use and you can simply choose the topics included in the course(s) that are most important to your training needs. After each training course, you are tested on what you have learned. If you need a refresher course, they provide Course Catalogs as well as instructor-led courses & workshops.
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Implementation

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Workfront8.4
Based on 10 answers
I would recommend all user's using Workfront to go through the training material provided. Have all user's practice in the Sandbox environment and have your workflow documented for the consultant before he arrives on site.
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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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Reporting options are available and amazing. Project templates are extremely helpful.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workfront9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have been using Workfront for about 3 years. During this time they continue to be a very stable project management system. Workfront's overall scalability is able to handle increased loads of work. When using Workfront for a project management tool for the web team, we store documents, images & video's without any issues. They work with their customer's to provide the best project management system in the market today! I highly recommend Workfront for all project management needs. Workfront strives to deliver unique technology solutions to growing companies!
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Return on Investment

  • Airtable has helped us totally automate our complimentary pass system, saving printing costs and staff time.
  • Airtable has helped us to prototype systems and have them go live in minutes or hours.
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  • Overall I feel that I have greater satisfaction in my position because I no longer struggle to keep track of the information coming into me. Everything is in the request that I need and it makes completing my task faster and easier.
  • Productivity has been increased since there is no longer struggle to receive the information needed to complete our tasks. We have created forms that ask for all the information we need, even making some fields mandatory so we get EVERYTHING we need. No longer are we sent half the information.
  • Tracking and receiving updates is a breeze now, I no longer have to worry about someone not getting the information they need. They are simply attached to a request as an individual or in a team and get all the updates they need.
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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

Workfront

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