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Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

It is really well suited for organizations that need to have a lot of tools but don't want a bunch of data silos. Our organization uses HubSpot as our CRM so we don't necessarily use the CRM portion of Accelo the way it is designed. Mainly because it isn't as agile as HubSpot from a CRM perspective.
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Podio

I think it's great for varied organizations. We're working with a lot of different use scenarios and it's been great to consolidate our communication into one app instead of 5. I've heard good things about custom integrations and bespoke applications really extending the usability of whatever you want to do with it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.6
Podio
6.7
Task Management
Accelo
6.0
Podio
9.4
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Podio
7.1
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Podio
4.5
Scheduling
Accelo
5.5
Podio
6.6
Workflow Automation
Accelo
6.0
Podio
8.3
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.0
Podio
9.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Podio
7.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
6.0
Podio
4.5
Email integration
Accelo
6.5
Podio
6.2
Mobile Access
Accelo
6.0
Podio
6.1
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
Podio
5.5
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
Podio
6.0
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.6
Podio
7.0
Document Management
Accelo
Podio
5.8

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.4
Podio
6.0
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.5
Podio
5.5
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
Podio
5.5
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
Podio
6.2
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
5.1
Podio
7.0

Pros

  • Retainer Management - I am not sure we could run retainers effectively without it.
  • Hour Logging and Tracking.
  • Customer Email Tracking.
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  • Flexibility of apps
  • Required fields of apps
  • Linkability of apps to each other and between worskpaces
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Cons

  • The client portal needs to be improved. It does not have the same user interface as we have within Accelo and we get a lot of client complaints about it.
  • It needs more executive-style reporting and the ability to create your own reports and filters.
  • It needs to be faster. With all of the things Accelo is doing to give you all the data, it is kind of slow compared to other systems in the browser.
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  • Not sure if this has been implemented but having drop-down menus that change depending on your previous selection - AND/OR functionality would be great.
  • Some ability to reskin Podio.
  • Archiving of old projects / content of apps without manually moving contents.
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Likelihood to Renew

Accelo9.0
Based on 1 answer
Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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Podio9.1
Based on 17 answers
I am no longer at my former employer where we implemented and used Podio. At my new employer, I have pitched the idea of using Podio to the CEO but I am not sure that it could act as an replacement for Salesforce. We aren't to the point of needing a robust project management tool, yet, but if that day comes, I'll be sure to see if there is renewed interest in Podio here.
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Usability

Accelo7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Podio6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is usable, for sure. Requires a bit of thinking to be really useful.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Podio8.0
Based on 4 answers
Never experienced an off-time. Minor Bugs often solved within hours after reporting.
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Performance

Accelo10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Podio8.0
Based on 2 answers
It works all the time and if I have a question, support get back to me ASAP
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Podio9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very fast responses from our own CSM. Very knowledgable and eager to make us successful
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Podio7.0
Based on 1 answer
Could of got more help sooner and mapped out structure after the 1st month. Future planning
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Alternatives Considered

We used Workfront prior to using Accelo, mainly for project management and retainer management. There is no comparison between the two as Accelo blows it away.
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We were trying to find a cost-effective solution (we're a small company) that would allow us to store all our client contacts and notes and help save our team time. Podio's globiflow feature does this really well. Other options we looked at didn't have these features or gave us way too much stuff that we didn't need.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Podio10.0
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
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Return on Investment

  • It substantially reduced the number of systems we use to run our business.
  • It reduced the need to train our staff on a variety of platforms.
  • It gave us the ability to have a client-facing portal that directly integrates with our backend systems.
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  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Accelo

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
1.  Per Installation
Accelo Editions & Modules
Accelo
Edition
Plus
$191
Premium
$341
1. Per User
Additional Pricing Details

Podio

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Podio Editions & Modules
Podio
Additional Pricing Details