The Ultimate Notion vs Coda Evaluation Guide in 2024

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How much will an all-in-one workspace cost, or save, your team.


Since Notion and Coda both aim to be an all-in-one doc, they look to replace a variety of tools across a range of . This means that they promise to save you money by cutting out the long tail of tools your team is currently using.
As I mentioned earlier, it’s common to see both Notion and Coda replacing tools like Google Docs and Confluence in the space and Airtable and Smartsheet in the space. In addition, Coda is often able to replace dedicated apps like Asana, Slido, and SurveyMonkey in the space.

Seat reduction

Another key way these tools can save you money is by helping reduce the number of seats you pay for in expensive dedicated apps like Salesforce and Jira. Working with thousands of modern teams, I’ve seen time and time again that many employees need to be able to look up an account in Salesforce or to change the status of an issue in Jira or a task in Asana, but they don’t need daily access with the high overhead cost of a license.
Coda has bi-directional integrations with many of these expensive tools and can help you reduce spend by cutting out these extraneous seats. By connecting your doc to an external tool, you can use a single account to give your whole team access to view accounts in Salesforce, review open Jira issues, or mark Asana tasks as complete.
Notion’s integrations are significantly more limited, so you are not able to do this same type of data sharing given their current capabilities. You can read more about the specifics on the page.

Billing model

Finally, the most obvious point of comparison when it comes to price is the billing model. On the surface, Notion charges less per license at $8 or $15 per month, while Coda charges $10 or $30 per month for their low and middle payed options respectively.
However, Coda has a unique billing model where you only pay for the users who create docs and pages and every other member of your team is free. This means that most of your team can enjoy all the privileges of being an editor (writing text, adding tables, inserting rows, and everything in between) without spending a dime. You can share a doc with a team of 5 or with the entire sales team of 500 and it’s the same price.
In Notion, on the other hand, you are charged a license for every single user. Almost every team that moves from Notion to Coda saves money. With the privilege of access to internal data, I asked our team to run the numbers, and it turns out that across all Coda’s accounts on our non-enterprise paid plans, the median customer saves 78% when compared to Notion because of the difference in billing model.
This difference is particularly related to your team’s size—if you are a team of just a few people where everyone will be actively creating new processes, Notion will likely be cheaper, but as soon as you are over ~10 people, Coda will almost certainly save you money.


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