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Looking to implement a dashboard... but I know nothing about the options.

So after years of being solo, I'm now part of a small -- but rapidly growing -- organization. We're looking to implement a dashboard. It doesn't have to be fancy but it has aggregate a bunch of data, mostly from Airtable.

Any recommendations for what's out there? Free is always preferred but happy to pay a low reasonable cost for a good product.

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Vendr's avatar
7 months ago

Have you checked out Databox (https://databox.com/)? I'm unsure if they have a native integration to airtable but guessing you could connect via zapier (https://zapier.com/apps/airtable/integrations/databox). @pc4media can confirm (Databox's CEO)

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@pc4media (replying to @Vendr )
7 months ago

We (Databox) don't yet have an Airtable integration, but coincidentally, I am speaking with their Head of Integration Partnerships today. I don't think we'll build a direct integation until Q3 at the earliest (based on other things we are planning to build first that will make that integration much better), but it is high on our list of most requested integrations. You can vote here: https://roadmap.databox.com/b/integrations/airtable/

As Ryan said, you should be able to easily get your data into a GSheet, which can then be integrated with Databox, or use something like Zapier, Integromat or Parabola to push data into Databox. My support team can help you if you create a free account (https://databox.com/signup) and then start a chat. We staff chat about 16 hours/day hovered around CET time.

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@davidkylechoe (replying to @pc4media )
7 months ago

+1 DataBox!

So powerful even in the free version.

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@petersteinberg (replying to @pc4media )
7 months ago

Thanks. We can cobble something together if need be. One question though -- If Airtable is among your most-requested integrations, why not until Q3?

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@jordanloyd (replying to @Vendr )
7 months ago

Absolutely love Databox.

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ishaanxdata's avatar
7 months ago

We're building https://trymeasure.com - a no-code tool to help you build dashboards. We're currently in private beta (Airtable integration coming soon) so you can request early access on our site!

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Ambroise's avatar
7 months ago

If you want to build an internal/external app powered by Airtable, I can recommend Stacker (https://www.stackerhq.com/).

It basically allows you to build custom UI based on your Airtable tables, it's perfect for a back-office.

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Joe_Benjamin's avatar
7 months ago

Check out intersectlabs.io -- it enables you to aggregate a bunch of data from a variety of sources, including Airtable. It's easy to use too.

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alexgrundy's avatar
7 months ago

Try Google's Data Studio which you could connect to Airtable using 3rd party tools (like they've done here: https://dev.to/syncinc/use-airtable-google-data-studio-as-your-business-os-3a95)

Otherwise, I'd consider also using Google Sheets to Airtable.

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@eduardosch (replying to @alexgrundy )
7 months ago

Why Google Sheets @alexgrundy ?

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navpar's avatar
7 months ago

There are a number of dashboard solutions in addition to the ones already mentioned: Cyfe, Klipfolio, Dasheroo, Geckoboard. But surprisingly, integration with Airtable isn't very common (I checked Cyfe and Klipfolio).

Maybe use something like coupler.io to pull it in to an google sheet and then use some of the options given here?

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flobb's avatar
6 months ago

Hi @petersteinberg,
What are you trying to measure?
It really depends on the number of sources and the amount of data preparation and processing you need.
If low, then a quick (and a bit dirty) way to do it is to take a free spreadsheet connector, then plug it into Google Data Studio (or another dashboard tool).
If high, Whaly lets you process and automate reports on top of multiple tools (eg. Airtable, Postgres, Facebook, etc.) without coding. For instance, I automated reports from Hubspot, Airtable, and Google Analytics data to measure my acquisition funnel.
Free to contact me if you have questions about your data tooling: florian@whaly.io

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@petersteinberg (replying to @flobb )
6 months ago

Florian, all our data -- 100% -- is in Airtable. Which, while generally wonderful for our needs, does not hook up to a wealth of dashboard tools. Your own tool -- Whaly -- doesn't work with Airtable either. Your homepage says Airtable -- coming soon. Any idea when "soon" is?

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@flobb (replying to @petersteinberg )
6 months ago

Yes we are in private beta for now. We aim for May-June for a broader release. I can ping you then

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thedatastudents-'s avatar
2 months ago

We have recently published a Google Data Studio connector for Airtable that you can use to easily aggregate data with. We offer a 7-day trial so that you can make sure it works for you. You can also contact us if you need any help setting the integration up. https://www.thedatastudents.com/airtable-connector/

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devil_danii's avatar
7 months ago

Are you just for the no-code solutions?

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@petersteinberg (replying to @devil_danii )
7 months ago

We can slide a bit of coding in if we need to. We're more low code than no code. :-)

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o_rusnak's avatar
7 months ago

Hi Peter, as previous commenters mentioned.
1) Sync Airtable with Google Sheets (you can try coupler.io - 1 hour sync up to 50K rows per month for free).
2) Then build a dashboard in Google Sheets, or further sync with Google Data Studio (here is the link to a video that teaches you how to use GDS for beginners )

If you specify the type of dashboard you need to create, maybe I'll be able to help you out with a template! Just let me know!

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Gayatri's avatar
4 months ago

From DronaHQ here — are you looking for tools to make interactive dashboards where you can also do some CRUD operations or a visual dashboard for quick decision making?

Maybe you can explore no-code tools like Softr (primarily known to build apps on top of airtable) or more extensive tools - DronaHQ, Retool, Internal - these are more commonly used to create internal tools like dashboards and admin panels and have connectors for Airtable, Google Sheets and other popular tools. I recommend no-code as it helps overcome dedicated IT resources, expensive technology partners or over-priced automation tools.

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