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Airtable

212 Ratings

Zoho Projects

48 Ratings

Airtable

212 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Zoho Projects

48 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Good for replacing administrative spreadsheets, creating resource assignment and calendars, planning activities, creating on the fly data stores, outputting simple mobile data entry forms. Dealing with mobile staff needing to enter simple data quickly or with managers and officers who need to see real-time snapshots of information. When dealing with smaller data sets and not requiring blocks, then for a non-profit it is useful to have the free workspaces where everyone can fully collaborate and update records.Less good for complex financial work you should stick with Excel or your finance system. If you have a very large number of records and need many people to be able to update records then you need to consider the costs (however most off the shelf products you will be looking at to do your specific tasks will probably cost more when you evaluate them).
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Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects is a great solution for smaller companies looking to implement their first pass at task/bug tracking. It has more than enough functionality to last for a few years but is unlikely to be a tool that supports hundreds of users. It is especially suited for people who have limited experience implementing business applications because it is very simple to get up and running with the default implementation.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Zoho Projects
7.3
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Zoho Projects
9.0
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Zoho Projects
7.4
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Zoho Projects
7.3
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Zoho Projects
7.7
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Zoho Projects
7.1
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Zoho Projects
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Zoho Projects
6.2
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Zoho Projects
9.0
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Zoho Projects
6.6
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Zoho Projects
7.0
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Zoho Projects
7.2
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Zoho Projects
7.2
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Zoho Projects
6.9
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Zoho Projects
6.1

Professional Services Automation

Airtable
Zoho Projects
7.4
Quotes/estimates
Airtable
Zoho Projects
6.7
Invoicing
Airtable
Zoho Projects
7.2
Project & financial reporting
Airtable
Zoho Projects
7.9
Integration with accounting software
Airtable
Zoho Projects
7.9

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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  • We use it to manage our sales orders as there are lots of moving parts which are necessary to get client orders done properly.
  • I use it anytime I have a new idea I want to put into motion. As I can create a list for brainstorming, feedback, specific actions necessary in order to test and or implement the idea.
  • Unrelated to business, it's a great way to plan travel in order to make sure you don't forget those important things like passport, flight arrangement, client meeting confirmation, and meeting prep as far as what specific documents or things do you need to bring with you.
  • And since everyone is on the go and expected to keep up with work, the mobile/tablet app makes it a breeze to keep up, work on, and create new projects.
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Cons

  • The trial period should be a bit longer. I wanted to test it before I rolled it out to my team. Just after I felt comfortable and started to share, the trial period ended.
  • Shorter videos. I think there are great resources available and I really think that is a strength, but if I had to suggest something, it would be to make more short videos to give technical how-tos.
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  • Excel reports could be more easy to download
  • Meeting rooms should become part of the projects as it will enable further collaboration
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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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Zoho Projects9.9
Based on 3 answers
I have not found a better product that meets our need for the price.
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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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Zoho Projects9.9
Based on 2 answers
The interface is easy to learn! Spending a few minutes is all you need to get the basics. It's fun to explore all of the different paths to log hours and allows you to choose the path best for you. The exported task XLS has all of the information I want and need.
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Reliability and Availability

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Zoho Projects9.0
Based on 1 answer
Has not been down to my knowledge.
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Performance

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Zoho Projects9.0
Based on 1 answer
Speed meets my expectations.
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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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Zoho Projects8.7
Based on 3 answers
Generally quite good.
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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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In this case, I already use other Zoho products, so I didn't review others and stuck with the simplicity of linked tools.
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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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  • Not much. It is mostly an intuitive user-friendly tool for staff to interact with more and depend on a paper trail and not so much on inter-company email. It's like an intranet.
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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

Zoho Projects

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