Maximize Efficiency, Communication, Output using a Centralized Info Hub
Rebekah Gundry | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 17, 2018

Maximize Efficiency, Communication, Output using a Centralized Info Hub

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Airtable

I use Airtable to manage my independent research group as well as a campus-wide Center that I direct. In my research lab, implementing Airtable has transformed how we manage projects, budgets, daily tasks, expectations, and nearly all aspects of project development and communication.

My personal use Airtable to track their brainstorming - from outlining big-picture ideas down to itemizing discrete tasks and it allows us to streamline the process of prioritization and goal-setting.

In the Center, we use Airtable for all of the same project management as we do for the smaller lab, but also integrate all of the client and business information for tracking all meetings, projects, return-on-investment, invoicing, and contact information. This allows us to efficiently manage a large operation with minimal staff, and also makes for quick work when it is time to share our activities with institutional oversight. We love the copy/paste and customization possibilities.

In short, everything that was so painful and error-prone in Excel has now been implemented into a seamless, color-coded, centralized "information depot" that all staff can access in "real time" - and the "grouping" and table-linking features are two of the most valued aspects for our needs. I recommend Airtable to all of my colleagues!
  • Easy linking of information among tables within a Base - we use this for almost every application
  • Grouping! We can rapidly see trends and groups in our data just by clicking a few buttons - something that would be very cumbersome to do, if not impossible, in Excel
  • Auto-calculation. When grouping, Airtable automatically sums values - and this makes for very quick work when trying to summarize data
  • Ability to link among Bases
  • Column Headers that are long - would be nice if there was a "word wrap" feature so column width could be minimized
  • Very positive - allows us to tackle the business administration aspects of our work with minimal staff.
  • Easy for anyone to learn!
Anyone who is running a scientific research lab of any kind would benefit. Especially if Airtable marketed it to academic and research institutions and had "templates" for project development, manuscript, and grant writing.

Airtable Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Resource Management
10
Gantt Charts
Not Rated
Scheduling
Not Rated
Workflow Automation
10
Team Collaboration
10
Support for Agile Methodology
Not Rated
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Not Rated
Document Management
Not Rated
Email integration
Not Rated
Mobile Access
Not Rated
Timesheet Tracking
Not Rated
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated