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Podio

89 Ratings

Conga ActionGrid

9 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

Podio

89 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Conga ActionGrid

Overall, I enjoy using Conga ActionGrid. It helps us store our large candidate pool, while continuously adding more candidates every day. With a quick search we are able to find these candidates and then match them to a job that they might be a good fit for. After we create a packet for them to present to hiring managers
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Podio

I think Podio is flexible enough to be useful to almost any non profit or business. We built a suite of apps for event planning that completely streamlined our planning and logistics.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Conga ActionGrid
7.8
Podio
7.0
Task Management
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Podio
9.2
Resource Management
Conga ActionGrid
8.0
Podio
7.4
Gantt Charts
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Podio
4.5
Scheduling
Conga ActionGrid
6.0
Podio
6.8
Workflow Automation
Conga ActionGrid
7.0
Podio
8.9
Team Collaboration
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Podio
9.6
Support for Agile Methodology
Conga ActionGrid
8.0
Podio
9.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Podio
4.5
Document Management
Conga ActionGrid
9.5
Podio
5.9
Email integration
Conga ActionGrid
10.0
Podio
6.6
Mobile Access
Conga ActionGrid
9.5
Podio
6.5
Timesheet Tracking
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Podio
5.5
Change request and Case Management
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Podio
6.1
Budget and Expense Management
Conga ActionGrid
6.0
Podio
7.0

Professional Services Automation

Conga ActionGrid
4.9
Podio
5.8
Quotes/estimates
Conga ActionGrid
5.5
Podio
5.5
Invoicing
Conga ActionGrid
4.0
Podio
5.5
Project & financial reporting
Conga ActionGrid
5.0
Podio
6.3
Integration with accounting software
Conga ActionGrid
5.0
Podio

Pros

  • Saving candidate information
  • Creating packet templates
  • Matching candidates to potential jobs
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  • Tool is vastly customizable. They're not kidding when their tag line says: “Work the way you do”
  • The mobile apps are top notch. One can even customize how much of the desktop functionality one wants in the mobile app!
  • Eliminates the need for internal email. (This alone should be plenty good)
  • Expedites communication about big ideas or menial tasks. Makes teams more agile.
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Cons

  • It could be more accurate
  • Better views would be nice. cleaner
  • Wish the refreshing was quicker
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  • Task management is an afterthought, unfortunately. For complex production operations that need detailed tasks, recurring tasks, prerequisite tasks and staggered due dates for a large number of projects, Podio simply does not cut the mustard. In this area, Asana reigns supreme. It's unfortunate that simple things like due dates are missing from the app item task list view. You have to click on the task to see its due date; there is no project view of due dates. You can see due dates on the global task view, but then you can't see the app item or project that task is part of. In a production dept. with a lot of duplicate named tasks, the global task view is all but useless. Unfortunately, there is no project-based, big picture view of tasks, assignees and due dates in a single view. If you have a large team doing a lot of Production work, go with Asana or AskCow. We use Asana.
  • Don't even bother telling Podio about their shortcomings. The absurdly negative answers I got from my assigned client services representative were (and I quote) "Tasks are a simple function. They cannot be customized" and when I asked if I could make tasks more prominent, "tasks will always be on the bottom of the item." When I suggested app items could benefit from color coding (common in all major text editors, spreadsheets and traffic intersections), I was hit with the insulting, "A color-coded rainbow of an item list won't happen" and most frustratingly, "You are one customer among very, very many." Thanks for nothing, Podio support. They simply do not care about you or your company's needs, and clearly only want to do business in aggregate. Terrible, deplorable customer service. Bad enough on its own to not want to do business with them on principle alone.
  • Automated Workflows, while exciting initially, turned out to be rudimentary at best. You have two triggers and two effects, giving you a total multiplier of four whole options. Nothing to write home about there.
  • While the text-based reporting is great, a total lack of charts or graphs means I still need to resort to using spreadsheets to visualize sales performance. (or another software solution)
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Likelihood to Renew

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Podio9.1
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.
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Usability

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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

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Podio8.0
Based on 4 answers
Never experienced an off-time. Minor Bugs often solved within hours after reporting.
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Performance

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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

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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

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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

It's excellent. It really helps optimize a search.
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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).
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Scalability

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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 has allowed me to stay more organized
  • It has yielded great search results
  • I like the search capabilities
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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Less mistakes
  • Better time management
  • Client expectations better set and met
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Pricing Details

Conga ActionGrid

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

Podio

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