The Best Enabler for Small Businesses like ours!
July 05, 2022

The Best Enabler for Small Businesses like ours!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with AppSheet

AppSheet is one of the biggest enablers for a small business like ours. We have gone paperless on the key aspects of Education Management for an Art School for children that we manage. e.g. We went beyond taking Attendance as Present/Absent/Tardy etc and included Work done in the class as a key parameter. This enables the teachers to monitor progress as she/he enter attendance. Stock Management, Slot Management, Uploading Completed Work into a Gallery, etc are some of the best uses that we have had so far. I can't stop thanking the team for having created this Intuitive gem of a platform. BTW, I have tried PowerApps, Caspio, etc, and could not go beyond one day of use because am hooked to the simplicity, intuitiveness, and overall "awesomeness" of AppSheet. Moreover, community support is the other positive. You get all the answers. You get to see new feature requests being addressed, clean workarounds, etc. Overall, really really pleased with it.
  • Quick to setup.
  • Simple to use.
  • Works on multiple platforms on the go.
  • Great documentation and support.
  • Allows one to be really creative.
  • Once the tables / UX Views get way too many in number, it can become a little daunting to manage. This part of the UX may need something really smarter.
  • Ability to Undo.
  • Could provide more UI Look and Feel options. BTW, the new Graphs look great, but have some bugs, while the new INPUT() feature is a great addition too.
  • AppSheet helped us in Student Retention which is among the best across businesses similar to ours
Way above all of them for the simplicity of setup, usage, and intuitiveness. I have used it primarily with Google Drive, but, am sure it works well with other data sources as well. The community support is strong, really strong.

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AppSheet in my opinion is a great enabler, especially for small businesses. Am not too sure about Scaling up though. As such, I did not find it limiting as far as my needs were concerned so far. Licensing could be made more affordable for countries like India. There could be more slabs e.g. Let's say 10-15 people company could be asked to pay lesser than the fee for 15-20.

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Using AppSheet

8 - Teaching Staff and Admin
1 - Any kind of Software Development Background is good, mainly should be comfortable with SQL-like constructs, the basics of a good UX flow, and very comfortable with Excel/Google sheets. Of course, should understand the nitty-gritty of our business.
  • Attendance management along with progress tracking.
  • Stock Management.
  • Student Enrollment Management.
  • Batch Management.
  • View of the work done in the class.
  • We enhanced Attendance taking by adding "Work done in the class", which helped us track if a student is taking more than the SLA to complete an assignment. This is a key metric.
  • We used the work done in the class to showcase the work and displayed it on a big screen for parents to browse through the work done by their wards, and similar work done by others. This is a read-only view and acts like a kiosk for prospective parents as well as an encouragement to students.
  • Our is an Art School, BTW, where we upload completed pictures.
  • I would use it to get insights using the OCR features, the AI features for reporting, checkpoints, and decision making.
We are still less than 10 users and probably may continue to be so. But, this being a franchisor set up, could be of use to other users like us.

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Was lucky to have been introduced to Appsheet way back and I did not like any others that I tried so far.