Airtable wins big at our company, everyone loves it!https://www.trustradius.com/project-managementAirtableUnspecified8.82911012019-02-22T02:21:06.098Z
February 21, 2019
Airtable wins big at our company, everyone loves it!
Score 9 out of 101
Overall Satisfaction with Airtable
In a business where there are multiple things going on and with many departments weaving in and out of projects and meetings, we were struggling to keep up with staff responsibilities and vertical and horizontal communications. We were previously dealing with could-based shared spreadsheets to keep up with all of this, but spreadsheets are bulky, boring, and were not meeting our needs. We now use Airtable across our company. The UI is unmatched by any other software in this field and keeps each group, project, and each individual organized and running with maximum efficiency. Outside of the heavy-lifting calculations best left to spreadsheets, Airtable is beautiful and intuitively handles everything else we might need.
- Multiple viewing options, including self (individual) view and then view by project (also called a Base).
- Completely customized columns with the ability to easily create many different data types.
- The templates are really, really good.
- I would like to be able to sort items into groups without having to sort by specific columns. Just manually sort by click and drag.
- I'd like to see all of the documents of each base stored collectively somewhere and cataloged in a document library.
- I would like to see this base exportable as a Gant chart.
- 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.
As a whole, we elected to fully implement Airtable because of the vast amount of features and access controls for each user. Also, each user can create their own base and tie each one to the main Airtable base so teams can take an even deeper look into each project (with permissions set to do so). Hands down, Airtable blew Asana out of the water. It is intuitive and required virtually no training. Trello was just not what we were looking for.
Airtable is best suited for any size company. Especially companies with many departments working on many projects. Airtable is also a great tool for regularly scheduled meetings to keep track of things discussed, documents used, and assignments. We use it to plan any event we hold for our company and our annual company retreat. It really keeps things organized and is very easy to access across any device. Outside of financial spreadsheets, this really replaces any spreadsheet software, including—and perhaps especially—cloud-based shared spreadsheets.