Relational databases will change your life
September 15, 2021

Relational databases will change your life

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

Being used across the entire business to structure a CRM and garner business intelligence in the form of business insights via the ability to view, organise and structure data in customisable ways.
  • Customisable data structuring
  • Ability to view data in different views (grid, calendar etc.) on desktop.
  • Ability to fetch data via API's i.e. YouTube
  • Implement the same views available on desktop into the mobile app
  • Internal automations (like Airtable)
  • Ability to implement and display info as a dashboard (like Airtable)
  • Polish up the formatting of formulas, inputting them causes user frustration due to the formula input cursor jumping around
  • Better intelligence and ease of inputting data in bulk i.e have the fields automatically identify what data is being input and format appropriately (like Airtable does)
  • By its customisation, I have seen business intelligence that was not evident or available by using other software
  • Has helped to organise all my data (work and personal) into interesting relationships that help with better decision making
  • Has created extra curiosity in its flexibility and customisation to have all my datasets used and manipulated into meaningful ways
I am a paying user of both Stackby and Airtable. I use both both as there are some shortcomings of both.

Airtable is more developed and useful on both desktop and mobile, whereas Stackby is not. Airtable has useful internal automations, dashboards and a huge online community, whereas Stackby does not.

I believe Stackby may have a different focus and that of marketing intelligence niche as it has inbuilt API's that fetch data from the likes of YouTube, etc. So, I think Stackby may be going after a different market.

As mentioned earlier, I own both. I love to have options and love the pure power, customisation of relational databases with their customisation, ability to represent data in meaningful ways and the benefit of warning insights from the data that is seldom available with most SaaS of the sheep products.

Do you think Stackby delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Stackby's feature set?

Yes

Did Stackby live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Stackby go as expected?

No

Would you buy Stackby again?

Yes

Stackby without question can be used in multiple ways, that is the beauty of using a relational database. I use it for a business CRM, person journal, software tracker, etc. It has many, many uses and benefits. The user is only limited by their willingness to set it up (or use a template and modify accordingly).

Although it is no doubt versatile and great to use (on desktop), if the user is reliant on using Stackby on mobile, they will become frustrated as the functionality is stripped [down] on mobile in comparison to the desktop app (i.e no landscape view, no alternate views, hard to see and review data, etc.). I for one am hoping that the mobile app is developed further for those that use Stackby on a mobile [device].


Stackby Feature Ratings

Task Management
7
Scheduling
7
Workflow Automation
Not Rated
Mobile Access
3
Search
6
Notifications
8
Video files
7
Audio files
Not Rated
Document collaboration
8
Access control
8