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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

As mentioned previously, I currently developing an Airtable base to track student data and other teaching resource inventory. The children create year group databases. All of which work very well. I haven't encountered any issues or unsuitability thus far.
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Workfront

Workfront is well suited for project management however its lack of Undo in the project schedule can cause an inexperienced user to cringe. Workfront is well suited for cross functional project management when a team of individuals have been identified as resources, trained on use of the tool, and everyone works together to maintain the schedule. On the other hand, if the team isn't willing to update their own tasks, it can be a hassle to maintain because you have to track people down to get their inputs, provide updates, not to mention uploading documentation.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.1
Workfront
7.8
Task Management
Airtable
8.3
Workfront
8.8
Resource Management
Airtable
9.1
Workfront
6.6
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.4
Workfront
7.2
Scheduling
Airtable
8.4
Workfront
7.5
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Workfront
7.6
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.8
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
8.1
Workfront
7.6
Email integration
Airtable
7.3
Workfront
7.7
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.9
Workfront
7.4
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.0
Workfront
8.4
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.1
Workfront
7.8
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.2
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
5.9

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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  • Workfront allows project managers to manage the project more than the people because it has built-in notifications that are sent to the individuals that perform the work in the schedule so the PM doesn't have to bug the person. If the individual neglects to respond, WF even has the ability to notify the person's manager, not that I've ever had to use that functionality.
  • Outlook Plug-In functionality: I love the ability to insert an email and all of the attachments directly into a specific WF task in my project directly from my mail client. No more copy and paste of the email message to the Updates tab and saving the attachments and having to attach them to the Documents section...the tool does it all.
  • Workfront's customization is amazing. If it doesn't have it, you can build it. I love that I don't have to wait for someone else to build it, I can build it myself. I can create fields, forms, reports, dashboards, processes, automatic approvals, etc.... It's really amazing what this tool can do. On top of that Workfront has the BEST reputation for adoption of user suggestions. They even created an Idea Exchange to capture the ideas.
  • No more searching for documentation on Sharepoint or a shared file directory. Every file that is related to my project is attached to the exact task in my schedule. All of your documentation, notes, emails, comments, etc. are captured in one location for future reference.
  • Want to centralize how you capture your work? You can create a request queue to allow users to submit request for support, enhancements, issues, etc. If you have a process that requires an approval by someone before the work can be performed, i.e. project intake, enhancement work, or access to some type of systems application, you can attach an approval process to the queue to automatically send the request when the work is requested alleviating the need for an administrator to intervene before any action can be taken to help the end user.
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Cons

  • Forms can only create new records, not update existing records with additional information.
  • Forms do not make use of 'default' values when creating new records.
  • 'Default' values are limited to certain field types.
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  • Having worked in two different environments with Workfront as the main project management tool, I have to say that having more examples of best practices for implementation by industry would be helpful. I want to know how other people manage Risks (need to be able to outline a mitigation plan in the project schedule automatically), best practices for teams, groups, approval processes.
  • When moving tasks around in a project or from project to project, I would like to see the hierarchy structure more clearly defined. I don't like having to scroll through hundreds of parent tasks and children tasks to find the location where I want to move the new tasks.
  • In the Agile environment, I would like to know when the sprint will begin and end. In addition, I'd like to see what stories/points the team started the sprint with and what they ended with.
  • Setting up new users...when I'm creating a new user, I'm not sure what their initial view in Workfront will look like and often it isn't what I want them to see. I would like to either better understand how to create users with an immediate view that I've predefined (I almost think this is Layout templates and I'm just not familiar with them) or understand how others set up users to do this.
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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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Workfront7.9
Based on 59 answers
workfront is utilized in each aspect of our company, and there is tons of valuable information that is being generated daily for us.
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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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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
Very knowledgeable help desk. Very responsive to my needs.
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Online Training

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

Excel is only good for numbers, not words or relational database. Access is too complicated for a total novice to build databases from scratch.Task trackers and project planners like Asana have limited functionality.
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Our previous system was home-brewed Sharepoint, mostly for note-taking and online tracking as we routed physical job jackets, scanned documents and emailed them to one another. It was fine for its time but as we expanded not just in volume but in location (offices went from NY only to NY, NJ, CT, CA, OH, London, Manila, plus remote more employees working from home), it was overdue for a replacement.We selected Workfront after a couple of live demos from competitors as well as researching about 8-10 others online. While every system had its strengths, we found no other system that matched the flexibility, robust features and customizability of Workfront. And that was before we factored in the ProofHQ tool. At that point, no one else came close.
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Scalability

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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 made a positive impact on our organization by creating one app that allows us to do the vast majority of our work tracking and planning, in a fun and user friendly way.
  • I previously used other task trackers and could not get employees to keep them up-to-date. Something about the visuals of airtable, the micro movements, etc... that my team loves!
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  • Workfront really just mirrors process that already exists in an organization. If the process is not well defined, it will be revealed when trying to build it into workfront.
  • The ability to track planned effort with actual effort via time logging is a great way for employees to explain to their superiors what they've been working on vs. what they had planned to work on.
  • In creating request queues for project requests, we have been able to estimate internal cost and outsourced cost for each project request and justify additional internal resources if they are needed to accomplish approved initiatives.
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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