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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Business Edition 7000

Its well suited for small to medium scale deployments if the infra is in-house. Webex and other SaaS solutions are in demand these days and are cost-effective too, but if for some reason your deployments need a locally-managed data center, then go for the BE7K or the BE6K depending upon your requirement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Podio

[Citrix Podios's] customer support is very quick and they provide you an option to convert your
project into small tasks so that you can better assist your team and extract
maximum work out of them hence I will totally recommend its usage. I could not think that keeping track of tasks could be this much easier and smart. It is a fully customizable tool that manages my tasks efficiently and deal with them effectively.
Gill Riskoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
Podio
8.4
Task Management
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.1
Podio
9.7
Gantt Charts
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.0
Podio
7.1
Scheduling
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.3
Podio
6.3
Workflow Automation
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.8
Podio
8.1
Mobile Access
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
Podio
8.2
Search
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.5
Podio
Visual planning tools
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.2
Podio
Resource Management
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
7.1
Team Collaboration
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
9.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
9.2
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
8.3
Document Management
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
8.6
Email integration
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
9.2
Timesheet Tracking
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
8.2
Change request and Case Management
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
8.5
Budget and Expense Management
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
9.4

Communication

Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.0
Podio
Chat
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.6
Podio
Notifications
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.8
Podio
Discussions
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
Podio
Surveys
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.1
Podio
Internal knowledgebase
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
Podio
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.7
Podio
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Cisco Business Edition 7000
4.1
Podio
Integrates with Outlook
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.2
Podio

File Sharing & Management

Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.8
Podio
Versioning
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.5
Podio
Video files
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.5
Podio
Audio files
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.4
Podio
Document collaboration
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.8
Podio
Access control
Cisco Business Edition 7000
5.0
Podio
Advanced security features
Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.0
Podio
Integrates with Google Drive
Cisco Business Edition 7000
3.6
Podio
Device sync
Cisco Business Edition 7000
6.7
Podio

Professional Services Automation

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
8.8
Quotes/estimates
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
8.8
Invoicing
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
8.7
Project & financial reporting
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
8.3
Integration with accounting software
Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
9.2

Pros

Cisco Business Edition 7000

  • All in one platform that includes all the Cisco UC services in one appliance.
  • All the services are ready to use and preconfigured.
  • Tools available improve productivity and user experience.
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

Cisco Business Edition 7000

  • Licensing should be easy and collaborative.
  • Management interface should be provided with redundancy.
  • I've came across difficulties while I installed Windows server on BE6K. It's hard to gather Windows server keys.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Podio

  • More filter options for calendars.
  • Customizable views for Relation fields.
  • Full featured Podio mobile App for iPad.
  • A customizable profile status – would love to work with Podio in silent mode (logged in while working, but "not available" for requests when in heavy work mode)
Jan Florian Maas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 9.1
Based on 17 answers
Podio customer service is great. The cloud and mobile service is fast (almost instant, continuous syncing). With a solid user base, and backed by Citrix, this is a serious business solution. They're also constantly working on improving and making it more powerful. I anticipate it only getting better
Nando Cabán-Méndez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is usable, for sure. Requires a bit of thinking to be really useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 8.0
Based on 4 answers
I have not experienced any down time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Business Edition 7000

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

Cisco Business Edition 7000

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Podio

Podio 7.2
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

Cisco Business Edition 7000

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

Cisco Business Edition 7000

I’m a user of both systems and it’s difficult to say whether one is better than the other for features. Cisco is much more user friendly and has a better interface. I think both are suitable for large businesses, but it’s more about preference of the front end. Security features may be lagging with Skype.
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

Cisco Business Edition 7000

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

Cisco Business Edition 7000

  • We were able to sell it to many customers and has proved beneficial always.
  • Less number of complaints.
  • Amazing support from Cisco TAC.
Ujjwal Goel | 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

Cisco Business Edition 7000

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Business Edition 7000
7.7
Podio
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
9.1

Usability

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
6.0

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
8.0

Performance

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
8.0

Support Rating

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
7.2

Implementation Rating

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
7.0

Scalability

Cisco Business Edition 7000
Podio
10.0

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