WeWork design co-working spaces with a mission to be more than a network of shared offices and more a designer of community. They operate in more than 30 cities with tens of thousands of members. They carefully design every single element of a WeWork space and as such need a single location to collect and manage all the data associated with this design such as design specs, manufacturer information, building classifications and more. They use Airtable as a single source of truth and it has become much more than a static storage of data. It also controls their workflows.
In practice, the database has become more than a mere static catalog of objects. Because it is the single source of truth for design specs and element availability, the team is able to use Airtable to manage the status of myriad moving pieces involved in their design process.
Automatic Labs take a car's diagnostic data previously only available to professional mechanics and make it accessible to the car owner. Their goal is to make drivers smarter and more informed. They use a variation of Agile methodology to manage their projects and have developed an Airtable Base to support their ways of working. It includes all the standard data around Epics, Stories and Sprints that you'd expect to see plus some unique variations of their own. This is the beauty of Airtable. You can start with something standard but quickly and easily adapt it for your own needs.
Automatic has created a custom base which supports their own unique variations on the standard agile processes — the standard stories, epics, and sprints of agile development can coexist with the quirkier facets. With Airtable, instead of forcing your team to conform to a predetermined workflow, you can build up an Airtable base that works the way your team wants it to.
Each year, Siemer put on a 2 day conference and Airtable is used as the central repository for all conference-related information such as speakers, venues, judges, awards and more. They make use of Airtable forms and filters to make the collection and viewing of data much easier than the previous solution of spreadsheets.
Gathering nominations for awards from the Summit’s judges is a significant part of the planning process and Hart uses an Airtable survey form to make collection as quick and easy as possible. She created a customized survey form to send to judges to ask them for nominations. The form funnels responses into the master outreach tracking table in realtime. With all the information saved right to the base, no one on the team has to take the time to enter it manually.