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Airtable

212 Ratings

Workfront DAM

2 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Workfront DAM

2 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

I hope to manage everything in our business through Airtable. I'm not sure of the extent of the formula capabilities but I'm excited to learn my options there. The consolidation of all our data so far has been of great value to keep us organized and productive. The fact that we don't have to be IT geniuses is of enormous benefit because relying too much on outside IT help becomes messy - we need stability and ease of use in our technology, which Airtable has given us so far.
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Workfront DAM

It seems to suit our purpose well - ie storing of artwork, brand livery, collateral, documentation, and images.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Pros

  • You can see events in many different views (i.e. groups, calendar, table) without having to manually format each view. I can add/edit event data in any view, and have it populate to other views. This helps conceptualize program content and see any gaps or conflicts.
  • It's very easy to link data from one table into another table. It means that I can adapt Airtable as I build in information. I don't have to worry that making changes or additions as needed will fundamentally mess up my database.
  • The calendaring features are amazing. Our whole team loves being able to color code and filter our events. This will allow us to print calendars customized to each audience (i.e. staff vs program participants).
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  • Upload and download files
  • Easy to navigate without too much training
  • Stores what you need in one place
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Cons

  • Airtable is a great project management tool, which is my primary use for it, but it does lack on particular feature, that I know will be addressed at some point. I am in great need of a way to nest tasks within a task line item. It has become very difficult to create a large scale project plan and be able to see the grand large picture of the project, but also drill down into the details. Creating a field option for subtasks would help pull related tasks, or steps within a task, to allow for this.
  • Airtable is great when it comes to integration, but the problem we run into as a non-profit, is that most of the automation comes from another service, which is another cost. I would love to see them develop some sort of integration in-house, or work with Zapier to offer a discounted plan when you sign-up for both of their services.
  • Airtable handles linking of records well, but another problem we run into, is the inability to link items within a separate base. An example of the goal for us here, would be to have the ability to create a centralized database of contacts, that can be linked to several other processes, like a separate on-boarding base, or a project or event plan. Without this, we end up with redundant data in several bases with no centralized place to look for what is needed at any given time.
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  • The UI is a little clunky
  • We are missing the functionality to quickly add metadata to the contents of a whole folder at once
  • The search function can be a little hit or miss
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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
Airtable has a plethora of features that suit our needs, although there are little things that could be improved to make it perfect. I believe Airtable is actively working to improve their product so I have every confidence that Airtable is the perfect choice for our purposes.
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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

There are 2 main competitors I feel, Google Sheets and MS Excel. Both are great for creating complex spreadsheets with complex logic and interlinking in between them, however, the speed of quickly creating process flows, data management systems and more in Airtable is way better.Given the fact that we also have a large proportion of our team that is not very tech-savvy, we've faced difficulty in getting people to use formulae like VLOOKUP or conditional statements etc in traditional spreadsheet applications, and now with Airtable they can create their own process and logic flows without writing any code.
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Seems to have similar features to other NZ local options we investigated. But what appealed was its integration with Workfront which we use.
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Return on Investment

  • Time saved in developing our in house employee management tool is massive! Was able to create a full-fledged HR system in 1 hour, v.s. at least 4-5 hours using Google Sheets or creating a custom web-based solution
  • We have also implemented it for managing our in-house PR process for managing journalist relations and task management for PR activities. This is in the process and we are yet to do a formal ROI analysis here
  • Project Management - We earlier were using a clunky and difficult to use software to manage our projects, but Airtable seems to be a great option for improving productivity and ease of use by at least 30-40%
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  • Reduces the risk of not knowing where a certain asset is stored
  • No more file retrieval fees
  • Everything located in one place that everyone can access
  • But ..... it’s a painful process locating all your files and setting it up. No fault of the DAM
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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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Workfront DAM

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