4 pricings :
Free : No big change
Team : old Pro ---
Busiess : old Pro +++ (key feature from enterprise available : 2sync, more records, more storage, invoice...)
Entreprise : old Enterprise +++
First fellings :
I like it a lot.
Business is the new PRO (the way to go for SMBs)
So, looking at the FAQ, am I correct in my understanding that the Teams plan (formerly Pro) is no longer going to have multi-source syncing? That's gonna be a pretty massive problem for us and I'm not really wanting to double the cost of our Airtable subscription at this very moment...
For those of us who work with/for smaller companies and clients, this feels like a holdup. Either pay another $25 per user per month or lose some essential functionality across multiple bases. I'm so frustrated right now.
We went from 3 to 7 billable users in a week (planning to add more next week too) because the mobile interfaces update finally gave us true granular permissions after five years of asking. But now we need to upgrade from Pro to Business to keep our current functionality with the new pricing scheme. So if we use Airtable only, that's 7 seats for $3,780 per year and $540 per year for each additional user.
Or we can ditch airtable interfaces and use softr instead for $139 monthly plus one airtable business seat for $45 a month: a total of $2,208 per year plus $0 for each additional user for up to 50 seats. And they wonder why Airtable isn't making more money from SMBs...
Overall though, it's a mild improvement from the previous pricing structure. At least we finally get more rows and storage per base...
Airtable really said "upgrade, spend the next month fully restructuring all of your bases, or get f*cked".
We're in a little bit of a panic over here, and we're mad as hell. But the good news is, if we have to restructure all of our data anyway, it's as good a time as any to jump ship!
I originally posted in the other thread, but ...I can't help but wonder about other features being stripped away. I just had a promising client upgrade to Pro, and submit their budget based on that, so a bit of a heads up from Airtable might have been helpful. $540/user wouldn't have been a problem, but starting at $240/user then immediately going to $540 makes me look like a fool or a liar.
The new pricing page says that Team plans allow for 50,000 records per base, but the support page on pricing says that Teams plans will allow for 25,000 records per base. Does anyone know which is the correct number? Thanks!
Currently looking at Retool — the pricing is a little nicer because it’s $50/month for the user that designs the schema/interfaces but only $15/month for the end users of the tools. Already set up a discovery call with them tomorrow.
There’s also Notion of course, but it’s not very flexible. Also considering Directus, we used it before we switched to Airtable but it seems to be more feature rich now.
It's absolutely not the "new Pro". We're an existing small business on the Pro plan, and are now COMPLETELY backed into a corner. The 2 most crucial features for us, storage space and API sync—we literally are 2 1/2 years in on a complete website/infrastructure rebuild that depends on this feature—are now ONLY available on a plan that costs OVER DOUBLE what we pay now. This decision and these new tiers were NOT made with existing customers in mind, at least not existing Pro customers. Don't slap us in the face and tell us it's a hug.
Hi @Adam_Minich thanks for the clarification. FYI that article still needs a bit more updating on the example 🙃 "Note that this number is cumulative over different tables. For example, a base with one table that has 25000 records and a base with two tables of 12500 records each would both be at the limits of the Team plan."
On this support article page , there is a chart in the middle of the page for the downgrades that Pro users will receive. However, that chart forgets to mention that the API Calls will be reduced from unlimited API calls to 100,000 API calls.
These are the 4 downgrades that should be listed:
We have our whole CRM and HR system set up in Airtable. That said, we also use Notion and I've actually been thinking of trying to duplicate our Airtable system in Notion over the winter (our slower season). It was originally more of a curiosity thing, now it's more that I've hit the wall with being jerked around by Airtable and how little the care for anyone that's not enterprise. That said, Retool looks very interesting, would be interesting to hear more about it.
Have you tried Coda at all? One of the more upsetting issues is that we use Documint to create all our contracts, invoices, personalized client packets, etc. It's a great app and works so nicely with Airtable. So I'm going to have to see who else they integrate with. Documint I'm willing to keep, Airtable I'll happily walk away from at this point. If I have to re-make all my bases in the next 3 weeks or lose functionality, then it may as well be in a different app.
This is super **bleep**ed up. Excuse the french but what the actual **bleep** is going on with Airtable right now?
We just wanted Gantt charts. Honestly, now we have to pay double the price? What the actual **bleep** dude????
We just get to the point where its more and more like a tipping point of bringing a full time dev on staff to build out our technology.
I also can't believe that one person using an interface on their iPhone costs the same as a person using the full suite of airtable features. Seems like such a punch in the **bleep**. Again, sorry for the **bleep**ing french but **bleep** me, how is it even possible to get a customer to build their stuff on your platform then DOUBLE your price?
I have not only me, and my company but also other companies that I have helped adopt airtable, because it is THAT good, or WAS that good but now its just become another money grab because its difficult to move off. But **bleep** it, we are small and medium sized businesses, we are used to staying up all hours working out our crap and it looks like we are going to have to do it again.
Thanks for nothing airtable you bunch of **bleep**heads.
>>> it’s $50/month for the user that designs the schema/interfaces but only $15/month for the end users of the tools.
Airtable has not [yet] discovered its market is made up of users who are makers, producers, and consumers. I warned them of this in 2019, a message that is now difficult to find in the new community.