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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Citrix Podio ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.1

Podio

71%
6.6

RationalPlan

66%
Citrix Podio ranks higher in 9/14 features

Task Management

6.3
63%
24 Ratings
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Resource Management

8.5
85%
20 Ratings
6.8
68%
4 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Scheduling

5.2
52%
21 Ratings
6.4
64%
4 Ratings

Workflow Automation

5.5
55%
25 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Collaboration

6.1
61%
26 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Support for Agile Methodology

5.8
58%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

9.4
94%
11 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Document Management

5.0
50%
22 Ratings
3.6
36%
3 Ratings

Email integration

8.9
89%
21 Ratings
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.9
89%
21 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Timesheet Tracking

8.1
81%
13 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Change request and Case Management

8.5
85%
18 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

5.2
52%
16 Ratings
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.8

Podio

78%
4.5

RationalPlan

45%
Citrix Podio ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

5.5
55%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoicing

8.9
89%
9 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Project & financial reporting

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

8.9
89%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • RationalPlan is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

5.9

Podio

59%
42 Ratings
7.7

RationalPlan

77%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Podio

91%
17 Ratings

RationalPlan

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Podio

60%
2 Ratings

RationalPlan

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

8.0

Podio

80%
8 Ratings

RationalPlan

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Podio

80%
4 Ratings

RationalPlan

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Podio

70%
10 Ratings
7.7

RationalPlan

77%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.0

Podio

70%
2 Ratings

RationalPlan

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

7.0

Podio

70%
1 Rating

RationalPlan

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.0

Podio

80%
1 Rating

RationalPlan

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

Podio

100%
2 Ratings

RationalPlan

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.0

Podio

80%
1 Rating

RationalPlan

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.0

Podio

70%
1 Rating

RationalPlan

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix

[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.
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Stand By Soft

Appropriate as a great alternative to MS Project. RationalPlan provides most of the features needed to develop and maintain mid-level complex schedules. Less Appropriate for large complex schedules of long duration. These can be a challenge due to Duration at top-level. It is also a challenge to generate reports for management - reporting feature is limited.
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Pros

Citrix

  • 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.
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Stand By Soft

  • Portfolio view is great to get a feel for how your programme is running at a glance and which areas possibly might require attention. The fact that you can customise your view by adding your own columns is another plus.
  • All project information in one tool is a big plus for me considering the amount of projects we run with. This really improves efficiency and saves me time. You have the ability to add documents to tasks, manage risks, email resources tasks due for projects they are assigned to(might need some refinement depending on your requirements), material db with costing etc.
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Cons

Citrix

  • 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)
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Stand By Soft

  • Milestones should be a primary option instead of 0h to create one.
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Pricing Details

Podio

Starting Price

$9 per month

Editions & Modules

Podio editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    A discount is available for annual pricing.

    RationalPlan

    Starting Price

    $0 per month per user

    Editions & Modules

    RationalPlan editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Single$145 USD1
    Multi$288 USD2
    Server$668 USD3
    Stakeholder$64 USD4
    Beginner45
    Master126
    Production197
    Free08

    Footnotes

    1. Lifetime License per Seat
    2. Lifetime License per Seat
    3. Lifetime License per Seat
    4. Lifetime License per Seat
    5. per user
    6. per user
    7. per user
    8. none

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Citrix

    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
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    Stand By Soft

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Citrix

    It is usable, for sure. Requires a bit of thinking to be really useful.
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    Stand By Soft

    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    Citrix

    I have not experienced any down time
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    Stand By Soft

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Citrix

    It works all the time and if I have a question, support get back to me ASAP
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    Stand By Soft

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Citrix

    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.
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    Stand By Soft

    I had to ask for support once and got a response immediately.
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    Implementation Rating

    Citrix

    Could of got more help sooner and mapped out structure after the 1st month. Future planning
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    Stand By Soft

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Citrix

    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).
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    Stand By Soft

    RationalPlan is cost-effective and allows most users to prepare and manage their schedule. The software lacks comprehensive reporting and duration changes at the top level of a project.
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    Scalability

    Citrix

    As you business grows, so does Podio. There seems to be no limit to the workspace and apps you can create on the platform
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    Stand By Soft

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Citrix

    • 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.
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    Stand By Soft

    • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project
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