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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

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

e4clicks Project Estimator

If you are considering purchasing this (very expensive) software, there is a 100% chance you are doing so because you have been awarded a Government contract that dictates you use 4Clicks Project Estimator. There are plenty of easier to use estimating packages out in the world, but you can't use any of them if you have a contract that requires 4Clicks.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Podio
8.4
e4clicks Project Estimator
Task Management
Podio
9.7
e4clicks Project Estimator
Resource Management
Podio
7.1
e4clicks Project Estimator
Gantt Charts
Podio
7.1
e4clicks Project Estimator
Scheduling
Podio
6.3
e4clicks Project Estimator
Workflow Automation
Podio
8.1
e4clicks Project Estimator
Team Collaboration
Podio
9.8
e4clicks Project Estimator
Support for Agile Methodology
Podio
9.2
e4clicks Project Estimator
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Podio
8.3
e4clicks Project Estimator
Document Management
Podio
8.6
e4clicks Project Estimator
Email integration
Podio
9.2
e4clicks Project Estimator
Mobile Access
Podio
8.2
e4clicks Project Estimator
Timesheet Tracking
Podio
8.2
e4clicks Project Estimator
Change request and Case Management
Podio
8.5
e4clicks Project Estimator
Budget and Expense Management
Podio
9.4
e4clicks Project Estimator

Professional Services Automation

Podio
8.8
e4clicks Project Estimator
Quotes/estimates
Podio
8.8
e4clicks Project Estimator
Invoicing
Podio
8.7
e4clicks Project Estimator
Project & financial reporting
Podio
8.3
e4clicks Project Estimator
Integration with accounting software
Podio
9.2
e4clicks Project Estimator

Estimating

Podio
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.2
Takeoff tools
Podio
e4clicks Project Estimator
5.0
Job costing
Podio
e4clicks Project Estimator
2.0
Cost databases
Podio
e4clicks Project Estimator
7.0
Cost calculator
Podio
e4clicks Project Estimator
6.0
Bid creation
Podio
e4clicks Project Estimator
6.0

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

e4clicks Project Estimator

  • The estimates it produces are simple and easy to follow. The formatting is good.
  • The tech support provided is very attentive.
Tim Corbett | 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

e4clicks Project Estimator

  • The software feels 20 years old. It has not kept up with modern times, and practically functions like an old DOS program.
  • Clunky interface, arcane commands.
  • Even their training info focuses on hotkeys like this is 1995. Even though I am of an age to remember computers in 1995, the younger generations of managers/estimators are not. It is time to bring the software into the new century!
Tim Corbett | 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

e4clicks Project Estimator

No score
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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

e4clicks Project Estimator

No score
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Reliability and Availability

Podio

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

e4clicks Project Estimator

No score
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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

e4clicks Project Estimator

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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

e4clicks Project Estimator

No score
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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

e4clicks Project Estimator

No score
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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

e4clicks Project Estimator

WinEst uses much the same database (RS Means/Gordion type) and has a similar interface. It is a bit cheaper.
Tim Corbett | 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

e4clicks Project Estimator

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.
Keller Baum | TrustRadius Reviewer

e4clicks Project Estimator

  • As stated before, if you are buying this software, it is because you have a contract forcing you to. While it does work, it is clunky, awkward, and very expensive.
  • The price of the software and databases has always been high, but with the fairly recent acquisition of 4Clicks by Gordion (who also bought RS Means for their databases), there is literally no competition. Prices will continue to be very high, with no check on how high they can go.
  • Again, can't fault 4Clicks tech support, as I think it is the best in the industry. They know their product and they respond to issues immediately. Considering what we spend a year for this product, however, you would expect nothing less.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Podio

General

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

e4clicks Project Estimator

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Podio
7.9
e4clicks Project Estimator
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Podio
9.1
e4clicks Project Estimator

Usability

Podio
6.0
e4clicks Project Estimator

Reliability and Availability

Podio
8.0
e4clicks Project Estimator

Performance

Podio
8.0
e4clicks Project Estimator

Support Rating

Podio
7.2
e4clicks Project Estimator

Implementation Rating

Podio
7.0
e4clicks Project Estimator

Scalability

Podio
10.0
e4clicks Project Estimator

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