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Score 7.9 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

Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker is a great value for the money. If you're strapped for cash and have to work with smaller budgets, this is the right app for you. The support team is great and responsive and the product is easy to pick up and use for your team. It's great to have visibility on your product backlog.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

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

Pivotal Tracker

  • Pivotal Tracker helps our team visualize our projects in the form of stories (virtual cards) moving through our workflow. This encourages us to break down projects into manageable chunks and have important conversations about deliverables and scope.
  • The forced-prioritization allows our team to have a shared understanding about what is most important and make collective decisions about what our team will work on next.
  • By dividing future iterations by our team's velocity, Pivotal Tracker accurately predicts when we will complete future work.
Craig Comperatore | 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

Pivotal Tracker

  • Categorization of Stories. It would be nice to have the ability to create our own custom categories on top of the backlog, ice box and my work sections.
  • Time lines; although we can put in stars for level of difficulty; it would be more beneficial if we can add in due dates, benchmarks and time lines into the system. This would allow us to easily calculate projects and the resource allocation.
  • Reports; although we can export and review our history, it would be nice to have the ability to pull reports on progress, % of story completion, and success rate.
Brian Dunk | 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

Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I love the simplicity, non-configurability, and price/performance of this tool. Hands down my favorite project management tool for agile.
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

Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It works good enough. I didn't have many problems with that. The user interface is a bit confusing though. The team took some time to understand where some configurations were.
Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Podio

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

Pivotal Tracker

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

Pivotal Tracker

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

Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker 8.1
Based on 18 answers
We've never had to request support in the 5 years I have been using it. A solid solution! Everything I have had questions about is on the website. New features are in their newsletter with more details on their website. Often I am using the new features within a few minutes of reading the article.
Angela Goldsmith, PMP | 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

Pivotal Tracker

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

Pivotal Tracker

Compared to other task management tools, Pivotal Tracker has the best blend of functionality and cost. When you need something simpler than JIRA, and not solely focused on code or UI related tasks like BugHerd, and have a more direct approach to completing tasks than Trello - I would recommend Pivotal Tracker.
Kyle Taylor | 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

Pivotal Tracker

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

Pivotal Tracker

  • Time is money with development and a lot of things can fall through the cracks. Having a good system for making sure you're building the most relevant product for customers is really important so it was well worth it for us.
  • The process we used worked for us and it helped us streamline our development which reduced a lot of things falling through the cracks and headaches. I'm sure there are other products that can do the same job just as effectively but Pivotal Tracker worked well for us.
Brad Henderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Podio

General

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

Pivotal Tracker

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Podio
7.9
Pivotal Tracker
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Podio
9.1
Pivotal Tracker
10.0

Usability

Podio
6.0
Pivotal Tracker
6.0

Reliability and Availability

Podio
8.0
Pivotal Tracker

Performance

Podio
8.0
Pivotal Tracker

Support Rating

Podio
7.2
Pivotal Tracker
8.1

Implementation Rating

Podio
7.0
Pivotal Tracker

Scalability

Podio
10.0
Pivotal Tracker

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