Implementing Airtable for landscaping initiative
February 09, 2018

Implementing Airtable for landscaping initiative

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Airtable

We implemented Airtable within our strategy department for a large landscaping effort to build and maintain a database of completed and/or ongoing projects in our field from across the United States. Data collection is split across our internal team, an external team, and a crowd-sourcing mechanism for greater stakeholder engagement. It was imperative that the tool we chose be simple to use, quick to launch, and have varying levels of access for the different users.
  • Simple to use: This will be used by a variety of stakeholders. People will not have time for a tool with a steep learning curve.
  • Quick to launch: Our project needed to get off the ground quickly. We had the first draft of the base within a day and by a week were working with a near-final setup.
  • Professional looking for public facing data entry: Though we put this together quickly, we still wanted to have an elegant looking interface and the customizable forms fit the bill.
  • Inexpensive solution
  • Mobile compatibility
  • Data does not live on our server
  • Outside submitters cannot access their entries for editing or updating
  • Current form functionality limited to static entries (i.e. does not currently have ability to have text boxes dependent on previous field's answer)
  • Cannot access customer service by chat or phone to walk through issues
  • To be determined
AirTable was faster to launch than a custom resource based on MediaWiki.
SciCrunch did not have the capabilities we were looking for.
AirTable had more functionality than Google Forms.
If you are looking for something more advanced than a spreadsheet but not quite as flexible as a custom database, AirTable is a good solution. We are still learning more advance use cases and without technical service to engage with, the learning curve is steeper than it needs to be. However, the basic set up was easy and quick.

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