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ArchiOffice

3 Ratings

Podio

89 Ratings

ArchiOffice

3 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 101

Podio

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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ArchiOffice

Archioffice is only suitable for architect and interior design firms.
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Podio

Well-suited scenarios:- Short-term projects: We used the apps to build project briefs because our projects were not very complex and had a tight turnaround. I'm not sure how well they would work for longer-term projects. - Sales team/Account Management team to Creative team / production team hand-off - Uploading content to one source- Internal source of information for a companyLess appropriate:- Scrum development - Podio was pitched to the development team but, at the time, it was not suitable enough to address their very complex needs. - Salesforce / similar equivalent - Podio is great but it's just not an equivalent tool to what Salesforce can do (or at least it wasn't when I used it six months ago). - Gantt charts - the last time I used Podio, the available apps in the marketplace were not robust enough to craft easily-editable Gantt charts. - Replacement for Excel. The last time I used Podio, the spreadsheet implementation and exportation were both clunky - the process rendered questionable results. It'd be nice to see Podio's spreadsheet view behave like a Google spreadsheet, complete with formulas and the ability to make charts.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ArchiOffice
4.7
Podio
6.7
Task Management
ArchiOffice
3.2
Podio
9.4
Resource Management
ArchiOffice
3.0
Podio
7.2
Gantt Charts
ArchiOffice
3.0
Podio
4.5
Scheduling
ArchiOffice
3.1
Podio
6.6
Workflow Automation
ArchiOffice
4.0
Podio
8.3
Team Collaboration
ArchiOffice
2.9
Podio
9.1
Support for Agile Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
Podio
7.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
Podio
4.5
Document Management
ArchiOffice
5.7
Podio
5.9
Email integration
ArchiOffice
2.9
Podio
6.4
Mobile Access
ArchiOffice
3.9
Podio
6.3
Timesheet Tracking
ArchiOffice
8.9
Podio
5.5
Change request and Case Management
ArchiOffice
7.0
Podio
6.0
Budget and Expense Management
ArchiOffice
9.7
Podio
7.0

Professional Services Automation

ArchiOffice
8.5
Podio
6.0
Quotes/estimates
ArchiOffice
5.0
Podio
5.5
Invoicing
ArchiOffice
9.8
Podio
5.5
Project & financial reporting
ArchiOffice
9.7
Podio
6.3
Integration with accounting software
ArchiOffice
9.6
Podio
7.0

Pros

  • Time tracking because you can account for almost every single minute of your day with detailed descriptions attached. The reporting of time came in very good use when clients questioned billing.
  • Robust billing portal that was pretty customizable.
  • Could track employee costs well once the correct numbers were placed into the system. Came in very handy for billing and company budgeting and projections.
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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 overall layout and physical design of the portals could be simplified greatly. The program is anything but intuitive to use.
  • I found myself clicking what felt like a 1,000 times just to complete one small task. Billing was very cumbersome and the program did not integrate smoothly with Quickbooks as was previously promised.
  • Saving and making templates for billing etc. was a tedious process that also cost extra!
  • The program is as good as what you put into it, but they designed the software for a more particular one-sided way to work and manage, so it made customizing a project to your companies methods tricky.
  • Overall a very cumbersome program that looks as if it was designed at the start of the millennium and note 16 years into it.
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  • More excellent video tutorials for building widgets and reports.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Podio9.1
Based on 17 answers
Podio is now part of VMWare. In today's IT environment keeping a service vibrant and available requires vision and financial backing. I think this team will continue to enhance Podio
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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

I love Harvest, especially compared to Archioffice. It's very intuitive, simply designed and easy to use. Perhaps the billing isn't as robust or customizable as Archi, but I would take it over Archi any day.
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Podio is decent for task management. We selected Podio to learn about the product and how to work with the product going forward. It feels like more of a project management tool than a CRM. The limited reporting and contact management features leave much to be desired. There are many apps that can be added to get features that are not standard.
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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

  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our day to day time.
  • I would like ArchiOffice to manage future time better with project time projections.
  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our monthly expenses.
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  • Overall communication & collaboration across team was made better.
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Pricing Details

ArchiOffice

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

Podio

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