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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

Flowlu

[Flowlu is] well suited if you are looking for a single business management program and one that you are willing to grow with since it is a newer product. They are very receptive and quick with their improvements though. It may not be for you if you need what you need right now and cannot live without specific things, for now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Podio
8.4
Flowlu
8.2
Task Management
Podio
9.7
Flowlu
8.5
Resource Management
Podio
7.1
Flowlu
8.1
Gantt Charts
Podio
7.1
Flowlu
8.4
Scheduling
Podio
6.3
Flowlu
8.3
Workflow Automation
Podio
8.1
Flowlu
8.2
Team Collaboration
Podio
9.8
Flowlu
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Podio
9.2
Flowlu
8.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Podio
8.3
Flowlu
7.6
Document Management
Podio
8.6
Flowlu
7.8
Email integration
Podio
9.2
Flowlu
8.4
Mobile Access
Podio
8.2
Flowlu
8.4
Timesheet Tracking
Podio
8.2
Flowlu
8.0
Change request and Case Management
Podio
8.5
Flowlu
8.3
Budget and Expense Management
Podio
9.4
Flowlu
7.8

Professional Services Automation

Podio
8.8
Flowlu
7.9
Quotes/estimates
Podio
8.8
Flowlu
8.0
Invoicing
Podio
8.7
Flowlu
7.9
Project & financial reporting
Podio
8.3
Flowlu
8.2
Integration with accounting software
Podio
9.2
Flowlu
7.6

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

Flowlu

  • The interface is really simple and intuitive. It didn't take me long to figure things out on my own.
  • I like the ability to create subtasks and assign those subtasks to different people, independent of who's assigned to the main task. And you can even set deadlines, or track time spent on tasks.
  • The different task views and the ability to have almost granular control over the search filters can really come in handy, especially if your business has many moving parts. Likewise, the ability to create automations with a variety of customizable conditions can really be helpful in streamlining workflows.
  • The ability to create different project workflows, each with its own predefined tasks, milestones, etc., can really be helpful when managing multiple campaigns and/or client-related projects.
  • I like the ability to sync Flowlu calendar with Google calendar—as well as the ability to connect any email inbox to Flowlu. Likewise, I think it's great that they have the option to integrate with online payment gateways like PayPal, Stripe, and Square as it makes things even easier on the client side.
  • You can create your own lists if you want to record any important information for your business.
Daniel Maxwell | 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

Flowlu

  • More integrations should be coming. They do offer webhooks already, so that's a plus.
  • Client portal is on the roadmap. This will be very important to making it a full-fledged all-in-one app.
  • I wish you could create multiple databases with the CRM; have to settle for tags.
Rik Sebastian | 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

Flowlu

Flowlu 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I have found Flowlu while searching [for] a collaborative tool for a friend's non-profit organization. As I read the description and made a trial test, I fell in love with the tool. So we are definitely going to renew. Not only because the delivered solutions are great but also because Flowlu's roadmap seems very [promising].
Alexei Propartovich | 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

Flowlu

Flowlu 8.6
Based on 16 answers
While Flowlu has a LOT of features, it's clear that thought has been placed into customization and allowing you to hide what you don't need through an 'app selection' ability. For example, if you don't need to pipe in email into Flowlu, you simply don't install the "Email" app, preventing the interface from becoming too overwhelming.
Zack Ellington | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Podio

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

Flowlu

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flowlu

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Flowlu

Flowlu 8.6
Based on 16 answers
Overall, I love the way Flowlu is directing (sorry in my mind I always say “flowfu” I don’t know haha!!) I love that I found this LTD in Appsumo and would like to stack more If I can but being in a third-world country, It will be difficult so I am taking advantage of this limited time offer. Thank you for bringing such amazing app! I am really hoping to grow myself as an individual and also my future company with you in the years to come.
Paul Zabala | 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

Flowlu

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).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flowlu

Flowlu has a lot more features, like CRM, invoicing, an email client, and so on. These tools are very basic and can't really be compared at all. They work very differently. However Flowlu can easily replace tools like Asana, Trello, and many more project management tools, as I'm starting to realize that project management tool is overrated. It needs to do more than project management, and Flowlu is a great answer to that.
Henry Hoe | 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

Flowlu

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

Flowlu

  • Flowlu has provided us with [a] solution of perfect managing our business [without] wasting time on tracking so it's a positive impact if ROI is considered.
  • As of now, we don't see any negative impact, as our [workflow] is very smooth with Flowlu.
Dr. Irfan Mohd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Podio

General

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

Flowlu

General

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

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