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Score 2.3 out of 101
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Score 8.1 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Alma Suite

My business is HR consulting. Best benefits: organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Alma Suite
6.7
Podio
7.3
Task Management
Alma Suite
8.2
Podio
8.9
Mobile Access
Alma Suite
6.4
Podio
6.1
Search
Alma Suite
5.5
Podio
Resource Management
Alma Suite
Podio
7.4
Gantt Charts
Alma Suite
Podio
5.5
Scheduling
Alma Suite
Podio
6.9
Workflow Automation
Alma Suite
Podio
8.3
Team Collaboration
Alma Suite
Podio
9.3
Support for Agile Methodology
Alma Suite
Podio
7.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Alma Suite
Podio
7.0
Document Management
Alma Suite
Podio
7.4
Email integration
Alma Suite
Podio
7.5
Timesheet Tracking
Alma Suite
Podio
6.5
Change request and Case Management
Alma Suite
Podio
7.2
Budget and Expense Management
Alma Suite
Podio
7.0

Communication

Alma Suite
7.0
Podio
Chat
Alma Suite
5.5
Podio
Notifications
Alma Suite
8.2
Podio
Discussions
Alma Suite
7.3
Podio
Internal knowledgebase
Alma Suite
7.3
Podio

Professional Services Automation

Alma Suite
Podio
7.6
Quotes/estimates
Alma Suite
Podio
8.0
Invoicing
Alma Suite
Podio
7.8
Project & financial reporting
Alma Suite
Podio
7.7
Integration with accounting software
Alma Suite
Podio
7.0

Pros

Alma Suite

  • Great for task administration.
  • Customer service is friendly, pragmatic and always available.
  • Organize freelance consultants by projects and tasks.
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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.
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Cons

Alma Suite

  • Need to improve in the way it shows project development in time: Gantt chart, schedules, etc.
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alma Suite

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.
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Usability

Alma Suite

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
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Reliability and Availability

Alma Suite

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.
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Performance

Alma Suite

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
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Support

Alma Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 9.0
Based on 4 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.
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Implementation

Alma Suite

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
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Alternatives Considered

Alma Suite

Better features for project development follow up than Asana and Wrike (previous choices)
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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).
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Scalability

Alma Suite

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
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Return on Investment

Alma Suite

  • Positive: Internal Communication and Collaboration
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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.
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Pricing Details

Alma Suite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$100*

* users

Alma Suite Editions & Modules

Edition
Alma Suite Enterprise$51
Alma SuiteEnterprise$51
Alma Suite UnlimitedQuote1
  1. users
Additional Pricing Details
70% Discount for NGOs 50% for Benefit corporations, Educational Institutions & Health Care. 30% for Companies already working with a Consultant on Cultural Development or related issues.

Podio

General

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

Podio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alma Suite
6.4
Podio
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Alma Suite
Podio
9.1

Usability

Alma Suite
Podio
6.0

Reliability and Availability

Alma Suite
Podio
8.0

Performance

Alma Suite
Podio
8.0

Support

Alma Suite
Podio
9.0

Implementation

Alma Suite
Podio
7.0

Scalability

Alma Suite
Podio
10.0

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