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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Airtable is an incredibly powerful tool for basic spreadsheet tasks used in your departments, especially if those spreadsheets are being shared and used by multiple departments. It's a better designed spreadsheet, [compared to] what Excel and Google Sheets offers. [It] has multiple view options so that each team can see the data in the way that makes the most sense for their team.
Adam Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Support Suite

ZenDesk is great if you have a large source of incoming data. For us, we managed over 500 endpoints with a lot of users who have something to ask/request/complain about. So we need a system that will take all that data in. If your source of data is smaller and can be handled by a group email - then ZenDesk may not be a fit for you, but consider it as your company grows.
Justin Esgar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Zendesk Support Suite
Task Management
Airtable
8.3
Zendesk Support Suite
Resource Management
Airtable
8.0
Zendesk Support Suite
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Zendesk Support Suite
Scheduling
Airtable
7.9
Zendesk Support Suite
Workflow Automation
Airtable
8.0
Zendesk Support Suite
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.9
Zendesk Support Suite
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.8
Zendesk Support Suite
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Zendesk Support Suite
Document Management
Airtable
7.9
Zendesk Support Suite
Email integration
Airtable
8.0
Zendesk Support Suite
Mobile Access
Airtable
8.0
Zendesk Support Suite
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.8
Zendesk Support Suite
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Zendesk Support Suite
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.5
Zendesk Support Suite

Incident and problem management

Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
7.2
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
7.2
Expert directory
Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
7.2
Subscription-based notifications
Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
5.7
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
8.0
Ticket creation and submission
Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
7.8
Ticket response
Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
7.4

Self Help Community

Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
7.4
External knowledge base
Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
7.5
Internal knowledge base
Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
7.3

Multi-Channel Help

Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
7.2
Customer portal
Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
6.7
IVR
Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
5.9
Social integration
Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
8.5
Email support
Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
7.6
Help Desk CRM integration
Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
7.0

Pros

Airtable

  • Airtable has the best customization features out there. They allow you to customize you spreadsheets or tables in a variety of formats. They allow you to customize a variety of field types, field sizes and various colors.
  • Airtable has a great collaboration feature that makes it easy to share and grant access to tables and a variety of information.
  • Airtable has great compatibilities that allows you to directly upload spreadsheets from excel into a customizable table.
  • Airtable is easy to teach and understand quickly, and does not take time for someone who is not technically advanced to understand
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Support Suite

  • Triggers - we're able to automate a significant amount of tasks and repetitive work by relying on Zendesks flexible trigger options.
  • Macros - The ability to create complex message templates with autofilled information is a significant time saver.
  • Collaboration - since Zendesk implemented more transparent communication controls for CC contacts we're able to have more effective communication with customers and relevant stakeholders. This was a much appreciated improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Airtable

  • Pricing model: we don't like how we have to pay per user.
  • Calendar view: we wish the calendar view was better, or if there were different types of calendar views. Right now there is just one.
  • Complicated: some parts of the app are a little complicated.
Brian Chung | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Support Suite

  • The workflow was fixed, so if your ticket flow didn't fit with how ZenDesk thought it should it was difficult to manage. For example, I like to separate tickets where we are waiting for something from the customer from tickets where I'm waiting for an employee to deliver something. This was impossible, and when I gave that feedback I was told that wasn't a valid way of looking at support. This meant I had to inspect each and every "Pending" ticket every day to separate them to generate a list of tasks.
  • Their ticket UI is weird and difficult to understand.
  • As a manager, I wanted to see what tickets my customer service agents submitted over the past week, but their "View" feature doesn't include OR logic making it impossible to create a proper search. Even just getting a list of all of the tickets that were completed in the past week was impossible without a lot of massaging of the data, and tech. support refused to even answer the question. I had to do two searches, one for "solved" tickets and one for "closed" tickets, and you couldn't change the state workflow since their crazy system doesn't allow it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Airtable

Airtable 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We will 10/10 renew the use of Airtable because it has brought great value to our team. Not only is Airtable affordable, but it's also user-friendly and helps our team be efficient. We no longer need to rely on Excel spreadsheets being passed from person to person via email. Furthermore, we aren't dealing with corrupt Excel spreadsheets and the need to salvage data when a file is accidentally altered.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 10.0
Based on 37 answers
There has not been a reason to consider anything else as the core functions work perfectly for ticketing. Also Zendesk continues to focus on new functionality, growth of the API and Apps framework and add more partner application to the list. Not only will be renew but it is likely we will add seats as we grow and expand our customer focused teams.
Lou Gallo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Airtable

Airtable 8.7
Based on 21 answers
It's such a friendly program to use, and there's just so many resources available to people trying to learn it or build new things. Their support is great, and they make it easy to find answers to your questions. It's easy to use but difficult to master, that might be a better way to put it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 8.0
Based on 17 answers
The usability is great, but I do have to be honest and say that I still have a little trouble with the user interface sometimes. I have poor ability to differentiate between similar colors and sometimes if I am not directly in front of my screen I have trouble with the text inputs
Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 8.6
Based on 26 answers
• Occasional issues, but generally very stable.
• Any scheduled downtime was always communicated effectively with frequent updates on system status. No issues here
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 8.0
Based on 20 answers
There has been minor performance degradation on a very few days out of the two years I have been using the product.
Taylor Wielage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Airtable

Airtable 8.0
Based on 58 answers
We find support easy to find, responsive and knowledgeable. In addition to a large selection of well-done help articles and webinars, there is a forum with quick support coming from Airtable staff and other users. We haven't had any issues in getting the information and support that we've needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 6.3
Based on 52 answers
Every time I contacted them they were not only very responsive and knowledgable, but always seemed to have a positive upbeat attitude. It probably helps that we did not have significant service outages or sev 1 level issues, but even my lower severity issues were quickly answered. And the positive and upbeat attitude really made things feel comfortable.
Kevin Pearce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 7.9
Based on 9 answers
Zendesk has tons of available material for training - videos, webinars, articles, etc. The only reason this is not a 10 is because it can be hard to figure out how to navigate to these things and find what you are looking for.
Chase Sheaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Airtable

Airtable 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Training all users was an important part of the implementation, which did take considerable time and effort. At first glance without training, the content calendar can be overwhelming because of the amount of data. The features within Airtable seem to be endless but our team was able to identify the most important to be successful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Support Suite

Zendesk Support Suite 9.0
Based on 34 answers
I was very satisfied. They have a free trial for 30 days and I recommend you do that and use it. It is very easy to get started with the basics and the build on over time.

The only thing technically complex was single sign-on and integration to Salesforce.com required some tweaks – otherwise setting up system was very easy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Airtable

Airtable combines the simplicity of a spreadsheet with the possibilities that come with a database, all within one tool. We have chosen it after a short evaluation. It is incredibly easy to use after a short training, making it a great tool compared to the typical spreadsheet-based apps.
Adam Farrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Support Suite

We used Freshdesk when it was a relatively new product. We switched to Zendesk later to take advantage of better user management, easier interface and user experience, better reporting tools and to align ourselves with a recognised brand.We use Intercom to engage with customers, however have decided not to use it as our support desk as Zendesk has better ticket prioritisation tools and reporting. However we would consider moving to Intercom if they improved their support desk offering so that our team only had to use one system.
Nikhil George | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Airtable

  • The ROI is simple: Airtable has created a more efficient workplace. We have fewer meetings, certainly. But any meetings we do have are much more efficient and impactful. Everyone walks in having used Airtable to prepare for the meeting (uploading needed docs, etc.), and the meeting is held using Airtable as the agenda. Airtable is updated and continues to be used after the meeting, so everyone stays on the same page.
  • Airtable also makes planning events much more streamlined. Contracts, rental agreements, rosters, etc. are uploaded. Dates are set with reminders. People know what they are responsible for planning the event and for what role they will play during the event.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zendesk Support Suite

  • Zendesk has allowed us to create a support infrastructure for a relatively low cost, allowing us to spend our money on hiring great agents who work with the tool.
  • Integrating other tools into Zendesk is easy and allows our agents to work more efficiently, reducing the touches they perform and the costs associated with that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Zendesk Support Suite

Pricing Details

Airtable

General

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

Airtable Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$10.001
Pro$20.001
EnterpriseContact Sales
  1. per month (billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details

Zendesk Support Suite

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Zendesk Support Suite Editions & Modules

Edition
Suite Team$49.001
Suite Growth$79.001
Suite Professional$99.001
Suite Enterprise$150.001
Additional Enterprise-Ready Plans, starting at...$215.001
Support Team (Foundational Support Only)$19.001
  1. per agent/month billed annually
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable
8.6
Zendesk Support Suite
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Airtable
10.0
Zendesk Support Suite
10.0

Usability

Airtable
8.7
Zendesk Support Suite
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
8.6

Performance

Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
8.0

Support Rating

Airtable
8.0
Zendesk Support Suite
6.3

In-Person Training

Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
10.0

Online Training

Airtable
Zendesk Support Suite
7.9

Implementation Rating

Airtable
9.0
Zendesk Support Suite
9.0

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