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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Abstract

Our design department is indeed very happy with Abstract to solve their issues with regard to versioning and collaboration, etc. The admin side of the program is not that great. It's easy and simple, however, it would be nice to limit access more easily and maybe even link Abstract with our directory. The flexibility for accessing the work designers do can't be beaten!
Christopher Fritz | 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

Project Management

Abstract
7.5
Podio
8.0
Workflow Automation
Abstract
7.5
Podio
8.1
Mobile Access
Abstract
7.0
Podio
7.0
Search
Abstract
8.0
Podio
Task Management
Abstract
Podio
9.5
Resource Management
Abstract
Podio
7.0
Gantt Charts
Abstract
Podio
5.9
Scheduling
Abstract
Podio
5.8
Team Collaboration
Abstract
Podio
9.9
Support for Agile Methodology
Abstract
Podio
8.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Abstract
Podio
7.6
Document Management
Abstract
Podio
8.5
Email integration
Abstract
Podio
8.5
Timesheet Tracking
Abstract
Podio
8.2
Change request and Case Management
Abstract
Podio
8.0
Budget and Expense Management
Abstract
Podio
9.4

Communication

Abstract
8.7
Podio
Chat
Abstract
10.0
Podio
Notifications
Abstract
9.3
Podio
Discussions
Abstract
8.0
Podio
Internal knowledgebase
Abstract
7.5
Podio

File Sharing & Management

Abstract
7.9
Podio
Versioning
Abstract
10.0
Podio
Document collaboration
Abstract
8.3
Podio
Access control
Abstract
8.0
Podio
Advanced security features
Abstract
4.0
Podio
Device sync
Abstract
9.0
Podio

Professional Services Automation

Abstract
Podio
8.4
Quotes/estimates
Abstract
Podio
8.7
Invoicing
Abstract
Podio
8.0
Project & financial reporting
Abstract
Podio
8.3
Integration with accounting software
Abstract
Podio
8.6

Pros

Abstract

  • Branch management for design files.
  • Good collaborative features like comments and sharing.
Anonymous | 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

Abstract

  • Frequent bugs between Abstract and Sketch.
  • Takes a lot of processing power and battery.
Anonymous | 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

Abstract

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

Abstract

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

Abstract

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

Abstract

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

Abstract

Abstract 7.8
Based on 4 answers
Customer support seems to be fast at responding. We haven't had issues yet at least
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Podio

Podio 7.4
Based on 6 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

Abstract

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

Abstract

There are very few tools that compete with Abstract right now. I would say none of them are even close to this yet.
Anonymous | 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

Abstract

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

Abstract

  • Saves time on file management
  • Keeps old, archived work
Anonymous | 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

Abstract

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

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