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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.4 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

HipChat (discontinued)

Well suited for
Cross-teams communication.
Webhooks support.Easy integrations with Atlassian products and other systems as well. File sharing directly or in a group.Video/Audio calls.
Not suited for:
Lacks apps integration like Slack.
Lacks quality with video calls.
Slow file transfer for large files.
Frequent downtime due to app instability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Podio
8.4
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
Task Management
Podio
9.7
HipChat (discontinued)
Resource Management
Podio
7.1
HipChat (discontinued)
Gantt Charts
Podio
7.1
HipChat (discontinued)
Scheduling
Podio
6.3
HipChat (discontinued)
Workflow Automation
Podio
8.1
HipChat (discontinued)
Team Collaboration
Podio
9.8
HipChat (discontinued)
Support for Agile Methodology
Podio
9.2
HipChat (discontinued)
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Podio
8.3
HipChat (discontinued)
Document Management
Podio
8.6
HipChat (discontinued)
Email integration
Podio
9.2
HipChat (discontinued)
Mobile Access
Podio
8.2
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
Timesheet Tracking
Podio
8.2
HipChat (discontinued)
Change request and Case Management
Podio
8.5
HipChat (discontinued)
Budget and Expense Management
Podio
9.4
HipChat (discontinued)
Search
Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
7.2

Professional Services Automation

Podio
8.8
HipChat (discontinued)
Quotes/estimates
Podio
8.8
HipChat (discontinued)
Invoicing
Podio
8.7
HipChat (discontinued)
Project & financial reporting
Podio
8.3
HipChat (discontinued)
Integration with accounting software
Podio
9.2
HipChat (discontinued)

Communication

Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
Chat
Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
7.8
Notifications
Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
7.8
Discussions
Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
6.5
Surveys
Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
8.0
Internal knowledgebase
Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
7.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
7.0

File Sharing & Management

Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
6.2
Video files
Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
6.5
Audio files
Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
6.8
Access control
Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
6.5
Advanced security features
Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
5.7
Integrates with Google Drive
Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
6.0
Device sync
Podio
HipChat (discontinued)
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

HipChat (discontinued)

  • HipChat is the first enterprise team chat application, hence it invented the idea of itself.
  • Cross-platform support and hence runs on most of the computing devices
  • Efficient search
  • Completely free for smaller teams
  • Webhooks +1
  • Integrations with Atlassian products and other systems as well. For example, Infra monitoring applications.
  • Custom emojis
  • Media and file sharing directly or in a group
  • Video chat
Bhargav Nanekalva | 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

HipChat (discontinued)

  • Mobile app is not very responsive on iOS. Sometimes connection to Hipchat servers is taking too long even on good networks.
  • Both mobile and desktop versions have no alphabetical or recent sorting for groups and chat rooms.
  • Video and audio calls are pretty useless, they're slow and not always work.
  • The whole user interface is simple but very outdated - apparently Atlassian didn't focus too much on Hipchat even though they tried in the last 2 years.
Anonymous | 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

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 8.4
Based on 3 answers
If they fix the bugs the last update gave that are causing hipchat to crash more often.
Anonymous | 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

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 7.3
Based on 9 answers
The app itself had a pleasant if not generic interface. As a user experience expert and engineer I can say the interface is fairly intuitive if not bland. It does what you expect it to do and it's available on iOS and Android devices. If I recall it was generally pretty light weight in terms of installation size.
Joe Tresca | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Podio

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

HipChat (discontinued)

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

HipChat (discontinued)

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

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 7.0
Based on 12 answers
HipChat support is good . Responds in timely manner when ever we have raised the request via email , phone and gives us continue update on the request .Though most of the questions are answered by HipChat FAQs , but they can still improve it and add more to the knowledge base .
Ajay Akunuri | 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

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 8.6
Based on 8 answers
I don't have insights as I was not a part of the implementation. However, I love the end product
Sara Sayre | 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

HipChat (discontinued)

We tried a lot of chat clients before choosing HipChat. The Skype for Business UI on the Mac side was 5 years old and terrible. Mac users hated the app including our CTO. Cisco Jabber was expensive to license and maintain; Skype was open to the public which took time away due to users dealing with spam and could allow viruses and malware. HipChat being a closed product, centrally managed and available to try without an upfront investment was perfect for our environment. All our Agile teams have their own room, chat and can communicate with others quickly and easily.
Eric Broz | 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

HipChat (discontinued)

HipChat (discontinued) 7.2
Based on 10 answers
Actually I never shared of HipChat using with more than 25 persons in team simultaneously, but I believe it can be scaled for much largest collaboration teams. At least it works flawlessly for us, with transparent integration with Jira, and I am not see any reasons for some troubles for work at big scale.
Vladimir Salnikov | 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

HipChat (discontinued)

  • HipChat has increased the effiency with which I am able to communicate with my coworkers, particularly those who work out of other offices. Having a light, portable messaging solution has been beneficial for checking in on small things without the need to send emails or schedule phone calls.
Christina Wofford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

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

HipChat (discontinued)

General

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

HipChat (discontinued) Editions & Modules

Edition
HipChat Basic$01
HipChat Plus$21
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
For Server pricing info please visit https://www.hipchat.com/server (Only $1.20/user/month at the highest user tier!)

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Podio
7.9
HipChat (discontinued)
6.8

Likelihood to Renew

Podio
9.1
HipChat (discontinued)
8.4

Usability

Podio
6.0
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Podio
8.0
HipChat (discontinued)

Performance

Podio
8.0
HipChat (discontinued)

Support Rating

Podio
7.2
HipChat (discontinued)
7.0

Implementation Rating

Podio
7.0
HipChat (discontinued)
8.6

Scalability

Podio
10.0
HipChat (discontinued)
7.2

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