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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator

If you are considering purchasing this (very expensive) software, there is a 100% chance you are doing so because you have been awarded a Government contract that dictates you use 4Clicks Project Estimator. There are plenty of easier to use estimating packages out in the world, but you can't use any of them if you have a contract that requires 4Clicks.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Podio

Some people seemed to be confused by too many options. Customizing your work in a digital workspace needs means rethinking your possibilities by knowing your toolset well. In the beginning, I was a little bit frustrated, because I didn't see all these options and there was a lack of best practise. Studying the large Podio App Store solutions helped me to understand. If you do not have the time it's the best moment for getting in contact with one of the Podio partners.
Jan Florian Maas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
Podio
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
Podio
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
Podio
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
Podio
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
Podio
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
Podio

Project Management

Project Estimator
Podio
7.8
Task Management
Project Estimator
Podio
9.5
Resource Management
Project Estimator
Podio
7.4
Gantt Charts
Project Estimator
Podio
7.0
Scheduling
Project Estimator
Podio
6.4
Workflow Automation
Project Estimator
Podio
8.0
Team Collaboration
Project Estimator
Podio
9.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Project Estimator
Podio
8.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Project Estimator
Podio
7.3
Document Management
Project Estimator
Podio
8.1
Email integration
Project Estimator
Podio
8.0
Mobile Access
Project Estimator
Podio
6.0
Timesheet Tracking
Project Estimator
Podio
7.5
Change request and Case Management
Project Estimator
Podio
7.7
Budget and Expense Management
Project Estimator
Podio
9.0

Professional Services Automation

Project Estimator
Podio
8.4
Quotes/estimates
Project Estimator
Podio
8.8
Invoicing
Project Estimator
Podio
8.0
Project & financial reporting
Project Estimator
Podio
8.3
Integration with accounting software
Project Estimator
Podio
8.5

Pros

Project Estimator

  • The estimates it produces are simple and easy to follow. The formatting is good.
  • The tech support provided is very attentive.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Podio

  • Very easy for people without coding or technical skills to set up and maintain information in "Apps".
  • Platform is very easy to learn and adopt--it's intuitive.
  • Project management potential is awesome--instead of having to fit your projects into a structure that is industry specific, you can build an app that tracks what you want, in the order you want it.
  • Has a "relationship" field that allows you to relate an individual item or record to a record in another app. It effectively gives some of the functionality of a relational database.
  • Very useful for information sharing when staff members are in different regions or places.
Amy Smoucha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Project Estimator

  • The software feels 20 years old. It has not kept up with modern times, and practically functions like an old DOS program.
  • Clunky interface, arcane commands.
  • Even their training info focuses on hotkeys like this is 1995. Even though I am of an age to remember computers in 1995, the younger generations of managers/estimators are not. It is time to bring the software into the new century!
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Podio

  • Like a set of old-school Lego, you must know what you want to do with it before digging in. Just creating an account to “give it a try” won't do. This requires planning, and discipline to execute.
  • As of the date of the review, some functions, like CRM fall a little short of dedicated SaaS solutions. A lot can be achieved, however, with API and outside extension.
  • Again, as of date of review: No built-in task dependencies or Gantt chart functionality.
  • Somewhere along the line we lost Google Apps integration, which was a great way to clean the inbox. One used to be able to create a Task from within a message, which in turn would include the body of the email message for reference.
  • Calendar integration is convoluted. Global calendar, Workspace calendars. IT gets a little unwieldy to manage.
  • Sharing with clients is impractical.
Nando Cabán-Méndez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 9.1
Based on 17 answers
I have a sales rep who is putting me in touch with a new support team member and we're supposed to have a meeting next week. It does not look particularly likely that we will end up choosing Podio based on my initial customer service experience, but I am not closing the door entirely. It's going to be an uphill battle for sure, but it is not entirely out of the question, particularly if they have improved task management on the horizon and can demonstrate a greatly improved attitude.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Ease to use. Modify it yourself to suit your needs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Never experienced an off-time. Minor Bugs often solved within hours after reporting.
Jan Florian Maas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It works all the time and if I have a question, support get back to me ASAP
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 7.7
Based on 5 answers
Podio support was always responsive and very quick to provide answers and assistance during the history of using this product, their support team has always been top notch. There have been several cases where calling podio support a feature was not available and they provided either workaround solutions or added the features straight into their roadmap.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Could of got more help sooner and mapped out structure after the 1st month. Future planning
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Project Estimator

WinEst uses much the same database (RS Means/Gordion type) and has a similar interface. It is a bit cheaper.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Podio

Compared to Salesforce: Podio is not as robust as a tool for CRM tracking. It also doesn't have the in-email capabilities that SF offers. Compared to Basecamp: Podio is somewhat similar to Basecamp but doesn't offer the same functionality with checking items off and archiving projects.Compared to Zoho Projects: Podio is vastly superior to Zoho Project's lack of flexibility (requiring a development team to build) and accessibility by all members (Zoho Projects requires a very limited number of "owners" of projects which makes it difficult if multiple owners need to assign one or more people to a project).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 10.0
Based on 2 answers
As you business grows, so does Podio. There seems to be no limit to the workspace and apps you can create on the platform
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Project Estimator

  • As stated before, if you are buying this software, it is because you have a contract forcing you to. While it does work, it is clunky, awkward, and very expensive.
  • The price of the software and databases has always been high, but with the fairly recent acquisition of 4Clicks by Gordion (who also bought RS Means for their databases), there is literally no competition. Prices will continue to be very high, with no check on how high they can go.
  • Again, can't fault 4Clicks tech support, as I think it is the best in the industry. They know their product and they respond to issues immediately. Considering what we spend a year for this product, however, you would expect nothing less.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Podio

  • Podio is great for task assignment and tracking. The ability to enter and assign tasks from mobile and track their completion saves me several phone calls a day.
  • Podio outdoes email as my go to place to search for information. The ability to forward emails into the system, organize by projects and contacts, and search it all saves considerable time and confusion.
  • Podio has considerable potential to reduce overall admin time spent organizing information (filing, tracking, etc) The ability to keep a single record of a given piece of information without being tied to email vs file structure works very well.
Keller Baum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Podio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator
9.0
Podio
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Project Estimator
Podio
9.1

Usability

Project Estimator
Podio
6.0

Reliability and Availability

Project Estimator
Podio
8.0

Performance

Project Estimator
Podio
8.0

Support Rating

Project Estimator
Podio
7.7

Implementation Rating

Project Estimator
Podio
7.0

Scalability

Project Estimator
Podio
10.0

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