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Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

XWiki Collaboration Suite

1 Ratings
Score 10 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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XWiki Collaboration Suite

XWiki is very well suited for a very wide range of web collaboration and web development.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
XWiki Collaboration Suite
8.0
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
XWiki Collaboration Suite
8.0
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
XWiki Collaboration Suite
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
XWiki Collaboration Suite
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
XWiki Collaboration Suite
8.0
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
XWiki Collaboration Suite
8.0
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
XWiki Collaboration Suite
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
XWiki Collaboration Suite
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
XWiki Collaboration Suite
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
XWiki Collaboration Suite
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
XWiki Collaboration Suite
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
XWiki Collaboration Suite
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
XWiki Collaboration Suite
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
XWiki Collaboration Suite
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
XWiki Collaboration Suite
Search
Airtable
XWiki Collaboration Suite
9.0
Visual planning tools
Airtable
XWiki Collaboration Suite
7.0

Communication

Airtable
XWiki Collaboration Suite
10.0
Notifications
Airtable
XWiki Collaboration Suite
10.0
Discussions
Airtable
XWiki Collaboration Suite
10.0
Internal knowledgebase
Airtable
XWiki Collaboration Suite
10.0

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
XWiki Collaboration Suite
7.8
Versioning
Airtable
XWiki Collaboration Suite
10.0
Video files
Airtable
XWiki Collaboration Suite
5.0
Audio files
Airtable
XWiki Collaboration Suite
5.0
Document collaboration
Airtable
XWiki Collaboration Suite
10.0
Access control
Airtable
XWiki Collaboration Suite
10.0
Integrates with Google Drive
Airtable
XWiki Collaboration Suite
7.0

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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  • XWiki makes it easy to manage semi-structured information, which is at the heart of every knowledge nexus of organizations. It makes it easy to manage in a single system both structured data (such as memberships, projects), and unstructured data.
  • XWiki offers a very rich API for creating enterprise applications quickly that are easy to maintain and evolve collaboratively.
  • XWiki templating and skinning system is extremely flexible and powerful.
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Cons

  • A little more customisation of the forms would be fantastic. The interface is simple and helps avoid making problems for yourself, but being able to take out some of the white space and select different fonts or show basic formatting would be a good addition. But such is Airtable I am likely to find out with the right knowledge you can.
  • Not being able to connect "Bases" together. This can be addressed by building all tables you need in to one base and remembering you can always export the data out somewhere else if you need this level of integration.
  • If you are a larger or growing organisation, Airtables flexibility and ease at replacing spreadsheets needs to be managed (or you could replace your uncontrolled Excel addiction with an Airtable one).
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  • While the basic pieces are available for turning XWiki into an advanced semantic system, some features could be made available more prominently to the user for easing the use of faceted and typed links, paving the way for a new era of collaborative knowledge sharing.
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
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compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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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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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

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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XWiki key differentiators in my opinion:
  • Fast app development framework with very rich API
  • Open-source strategy, opening the way to collaborative innovation
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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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  • XWiki has a positive impact on the OW2 communication and collaborations strategies. It saves time when developing applications.
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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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XWiki Collaboration Suite

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$4*
1.  seat
Additional Pricing Details