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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Conga Grid

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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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Podio
7.7
Conga Grid
7.8
Task Management
Podio
9.2
Conga Grid
7.5
Resource Management
Podio
7.5
Conga Grid
8.0
Gantt Charts
Podio
6.9
Conga Grid
7.5
Scheduling
Podio
6.5
Conga Grid
6.0
Workflow Automation
Podio
8.6
Conga Grid
7.0
Team Collaboration
Podio
9.5
Conga Grid
7.5
Support for Agile Methodology
Podio
8.0
Conga Grid
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Podio
8.5
Conga Grid
7.5
Document Management
Podio
7.5
Conga Grid
9.5
Email integration
Podio
7.4
Conga Grid
10.0
Mobile Access
Podio
6.1
Conga Grid
9.5
Timesheet Tracking
Podio
6.7
Conga Grid
7.5
Change request and Case Management
Podio
6.9
Conga Grid
7.5
Budget and Expense Management
Podio
8.9
Conga Grid
6.0

Professional Services Automation

Podio
7.7
Conga Grid
4.9
Quotes/estimates
Podio
8.3
Conga Grid
5.6
Invoicing
Podio
7.5
Conga Grid
4.1
Project & financial reporting
Podio
7.4
Conga Grid
5.1
Integration with accounting software
Podio
7.5
Conga Grid
5.1

Pros

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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Conga Grid

  • Allows recruiters to service candidates within a radius of a desired city/location
  • Allows recruiters to see multiple fields/information on multiple candidates at once
  • Allows for easier ranking/sorting by salary, years of experience, etc
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Cons

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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Conga Grid

  • It could be more accurate
  • Better views would be nice. cleaner
  • Wish the refreshing was quicker
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Likelihood to Renew

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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Conga Grid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Podio

Podio 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Ease to use. Modify it yourself to suit your needs
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Conga Grid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

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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Conga Grid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

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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Conga Grid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Podio

Podio 10.0
Based on 3 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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Conga Grid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

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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Conga Grid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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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Conga Grid

I have not used other products similar to Action Grid
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Scalability

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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Conga Grid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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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Conga Grid

  • positive feedback on ability to find quality candidates in our system
  • positive feedback on finding jobs that match a certain requirement
  • negative feedback on the speed of the program
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Pricing Details

Podio

General

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

Conga Grid

General

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

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