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Likelihood to Recommend

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

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise is a feature rich and extremely comprehensive solution for ticketing, invoicing, CRM, and IT relations. It does all of these functions exceedingly well, but it falls short on being user friendly. Getting comfortable in the software requires going through a full week of training modules. While these are well made, and do get users off and running, no helpdesk software should require that much training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Podio
8.4
ConnectWise Manage
Task Management
Podio
9.7
ConnectWise Manage
Resource Management
Podio
7.1
ConnectWise Manage
Gantt Charts
Podio
7.1
ConnectWise Manage
Scheduling
Podio
6.3
ConnectWise Manage
Workflow Automation
Podio
8.1
ConnectWise Manage
Team Collaboration
Podio
9.8
ConnectWise Manage
Support for Agile Methodology
Podio
9.2
ConnectWise Manage
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Podio
8.3
ConnectWise Manage
Document Management
Podio
8.6
ConnectWise Manage
Email integration
Podio
9.2
ConnectWise Manage
Mobile Access
Podio
8.2
ConnectWise Manage
Timesheet Tracking
Podio
8.2
ConnectWise Manage
Change request and Case Management
Podio
8.5
ConnectWise Manage
Budget and Expense Management
Podio
9.4
ConnectWise Manage

Professional Services Automation

Podio
8.8
ConnectWise Manage
Quotes/estimates
Podio
8.8
ConnectWise Manage
Invoicing
Podio
8.7
ConnectWise Manage
Project & financial reporting
Podio
8.3
ConnectWise Manage
Integration with accounting software
Podio
9.2
ConnectWise Manage

Incident and problem management

Podio
ConnectWise Manage
8.1
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Podio
ConnectWise Manage
8.3
Expert directory
Podio
ConnectWise Manage
8.1
Subscription-based notifications
Podio
ConnectWise Manage
7.8
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Podio
ConnectWise Manage
7.5
Ticket creation and submission
Podio
ConnectWise Manage
8.3
Ticket response
Podio
ConnectWise Manage
8.6

Self Help Community

Podio
ConnectWise Manage
6.8
External knowledge base
Podio
ConnectWise Manage
7.1
Internal knowledge base
Podio
ConnectWise Manage
6.5

Multi-Channel Help

Podio
ConnectWise Manage
6.0
Customer portal
Podio
ConnectWise Manage
7.9
IVR
Podio
ConnectWise Manage
6.1
Social integration
Podio
ConnectWise Manage
1.2
Email support
Podio
ConnectWise Manage
7.7
Help Desk CRM integration
Podio
ConnectWise Manage
7.1

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.
Amy Smoucha | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Manage

  • Tickets- Customers can email and a ticket is generated and falls under their profile for historical records. You can save documents and select if they are customer facing or only internal facing. The option as well to have communication in tickets whether its internal facing or customer facing is nice to have when you're trying to keep a record or important details for just internal means and the customer doesn't have to see all the jargon.
  • Procurement - It's great to have this integrate with Quosal Sell. Quotes being processed into opportunities and then into a sales order which connects to a ticket or project is pretty easy to use. It does have a learning curve but once you get the hang of it, it's straightforward. Everything is pretty connected, whether keeping track of products customers have purchased historically through us, to knowing what ticket is associated to an RMA.
Alissa Levanway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

ConnectWise Manage

  • I will say the calendar option needs a little bit of work.
  • A calendar that looks more like lets say a Google Calendar would a nice feature.
  • Better Knowledge base section.
  • We attempted to get very good use out of the Knowledge however due to not really being able to organize it and it being very hard to navigate we had to go a different route for our documentation.
  • Possibly adding a cleaner user interface and adding more customization for the organization of companies would help.
  • A better layout for reporting would also be something good to have.
  • The layouts available are so difficult to put together to get what you want out of a report. Virtually makes it impossible to get what you want out of them.
John Trevino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 9.9
Based on 24 answers
ConnectWise has uniquely positioned themselves with the Modern Office Suite to have direct integration with a nearly full suite of tools for MSPs. Although each tool may not necessarily be the absolute best tool on the market, the efficiencies leveraged through direct integration make the entire suite an obvious choice for most companies.
Delano Collins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 6.0
Based on 24 answers
I have been using ConnectWise since 2004 and I am impressed with the progress they have made. However, there are still bugs that don't work quite like they should. If I were to run reports and get consistent answers along with a couple other annoyances, then I would score CW as a 10
Wes Jensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Podio

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

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 9.1
Based on 3 answers
We use the cloud version of ConnectWise and in the last 5 years it has never been down for us during business hours. I can only recall 1 time when it was not available during off hours when we wanted to use it.
Farrell Lusher | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 8.1
Based on 6 answers
Some tab for certain areas load speeds could be better. Dashboards can load slowly when they reference multiple reports. Some reports can load slowly based on the tables and views they are accessing. At times the SQL queries being performed in the background can actually timeout and a tab or screen will fail to load.
David Pavuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 5.2
Based on 23 answers
The front line support techs are wildly inconsistent when it comes to the level of support. Sometimes you get someone who just wants to throw links to University documentation at you, sometimes you get someone who truly tries to understand your issue and confers with peers and managers to find an answer, and sometimes you get someone who just wants to create a ticket and escalate immediately. If you ask three different techs the same question you will probably get three different answers, one of them being, "That's not possible."
Jennifer Henney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Podio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 6.2
Based on 7 answers
We are a telecoms company. Whilst CW were very happy to sell us their product and tell us how good it is for telecoms. All the training material is geared towards IT MSP's. The on-line training material was virtually useless. We found the implementation a bit of a joke. They tried telling us 12 hours of implementation time would be sufficient to launch the product. We erred on the side of caution and paid for 24 hours. This was quickly eaten away and we were nowhere near ready to go-live. I find the on-line chat facility is of much more use for us.
Graham Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 1.0
Based on 5 answers
Rather than letting them sell you a block of time for implementation, create a list of things that must be completed do declare the implementation complete. The implementer will have the discretion on what they set up and in what order. They will be trying to end their services in as little time as possible and may not get things set up right. You are best advised to hire a third-party wizard that has done many of these setups. Record the audio and video of all of your implementation sessions.
Charlie Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Manage

We have tried other and have found ConnectWise the be the best. It is the most comprehensive, offer the best integrations and did not require a complete overhaul of our work flows. We also found the training to be superb and the support, especially the online chat, to be highly responsive and effective.
Sebastian Abbinanti | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Manage

ConnectWise Manage 8.0
Based on 6 answers
ConnectWise seems to have a good understanding of the IT service industry. During the required onboarding training, they even preach configuring only features that you need right now, as you can always scale up later. The feature set for the most part takes into considerations all aspects of an IT business, whether small or enterprise, or growing from one to the next.
Nicolas Poague | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Keller Baum | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConnectWise Manage

  • At this stage in the game, we have been using the Connectwise Manage product for just one year. This basically means we're just getting out of the honeymoon part of the relationship and will now venture into getting our full value out of the software as we also begin to grow our business. We can't report on our ROI yet but we can't see ourselves living without a great PSA tool either.
  • The software has definitely enabled our projects manager to operate with more focus on the project itself, knowing that the finance details will be visible and closely scrutinized by the CFO prior to having an invoice or agreement created.
Daryn O'Shea | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Podio

General

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

Podio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

ConnectWise Manage

General

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

ConnectWise Manage Editions & Modules

Edition
Subscription$35.001
  1. Per Tech Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Podio
7.9
ConnectWise Manage
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Podio
9.1
ConnectWise Manage
9.9

Usability

Podio
6.0
ConnectWise Manage
6.0

Reliability and Availability

Podio
8.0
ConnectWise Manage
9.1

Performance

Podio
8.0
ConnectWise Manage
8.1

Support Rating

Podio
7.2
ConnectWise Manage
5.2

Online Training

Podio
ConnectWise Manage
6.2

Implementation Rating

Podio
7.0
ConnectWise Manage
1.0

Scalability

Podio
10.0
ConnectWise Manage
8.0

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