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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    8.7

    Podio

    87%

    Salesforce

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Citrix Podio ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    9.0
    90%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    8.4
    84%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    8.4
    84%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    8.9
    89%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    8.6
    86%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    8.9
    89%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    9.4
    94%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    8.1
    81%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    8.9
    89%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    8.9
    89%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    8.1
    81%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    8.5
    85%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    8.5
    85%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    8.7

    Podio

    87%

    Salesforce

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Citrix Podio ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    8.9
    89%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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

    Sales Force Automation

    Podio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Salesforce

    81%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    185 Ratings

    Workflow management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    177 Ratings

    Territory management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    146 Ratings

    Opportunity management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    181 Ratings

    Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    170 Ratings

    Contract management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    143 Ratings

    Quote & order management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    135 Ratings

    Interaction tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    157 Ratings

    Channel / partner relationship management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    128 Ratings

    Customer Service & Support

    Podio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Salesforce

    86%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Case management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    56 Ratings

    Call center management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    42 Ratings

    Help desk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    46 Ratings

    Marketing Automation

    Podio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Salesforce

    82%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Lead management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    168 Ratings

    Email marketing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    143 Ratings

    CRM Project Management

    Podio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Salesforce

    77%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Task management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    160 Ratings

    Billing and invoicing management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    37 Ratings

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    124 Ratings

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    Podio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Salesforce

    84%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    157 Ratings

    Pipeline visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    173 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    181 Ratings

    Customization

    Podio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Salesforce

    84%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Custom fields

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    174 Ratings

    Custom objects

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    166 Ratings

    Scripting environment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    126 Ratings

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    146 Ratings

    Security

    Podio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Salesforce

    88%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    143 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    137 Ratings

    Social CRM

    Podio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Salesforce

    82%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    115 Ratings

    Social engagement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    113 Ratings

    Integrations with 3rd-party Software

    Podio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Salesforce

    82%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Marketing automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    150 Ratings

    Compensation management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    101 Ratings

    Platform

    Podio

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Salesforce

    83%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    158 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Salesforce.com is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Citrix Podio and Salesforce.com are tied in 1 area: Product Scalability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.6

    Podio

    76%
    41 Ratings
    8.1

    Salesforce

    81%
    302 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Podio

    91%
    17 Ratings
    9.5

    Salesforce

    95%
    49 Ratings

    Usability

    6.0

    Podio

    60%
    2 Ratings
    8.5

    Salesforce

    85%
    91 Ratings

    Availability

    8.0

    Podio

    80%
    8 Ratings
    9.8

    Salesforce

    98%
    54 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    Podio

    80%
    4 Ratings
    9.0

    Salesforce

    90%
    36 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.0

    Podio

    70%
    10 Ratings
    8.0

    Salesforce

    80%
    118 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Podio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9

    Salesforce

    79%
    11 Ratings

    Online Training

    Podio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Salesforce

    91%
    15 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.0

    Podio

    70%
    2 Ratings
    9.4

    Salesforce

    94%
    32 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Podio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Salesforce

    91%
    10 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    10.0

    Podio

    100%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Salesforce

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Professional Services

    Podio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    Salesforce

    93%
    8 Ratings

    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

    Salesforce

    Ability to create dashboards. The project progress can be easily tracked. Tickets can be fed with all the right data and the same can be exported. You can customize the fields as per your usage. Can be used for multiple projects. The reports generated are accurate in nature and can be used for making important decisions and improvements.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Salesforce

    • Salesforce.com is extremely customizable. I would not consider it an out-of-the-box solution, although its standard fields allow for fundamental CRM activities and reporting.
    • Salesforce.com is able to integrate with 100s of third-party softwares—often times creating efficiencies in processes.
    • Reports within Salesforce.com have the ability to be simple as a standard Account report, or you can get very granular with your report filtering to segment a very specific result, eg. Accounts in California who are active clients and fall within the pharmaceutical industry and have a specified market capitalization.
    Erik Viager | 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

    Salesforce

    • Would like easier integration of Einstein data in Salesforce Dashboards so we do not have to navigate to the Analytics Studio.
    • Quicker adoption of custom objects into new offerings like the Pipeline Navigator.
    • Continued expansion of Salesforce Surveys for more features and flexibility.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Podio

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $9 per month

    Podio Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    A discount is available for annual pricing.

    Salesforce

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $25 per month

    Salesforce Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Essentials$25.001
    Professional$75.001
    Enterprise$150.001
    Unlimited$300.002
    1. Per User/Per Month
    2. Per user/Per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.5
    Based on 49 answers
    While it's not perfect and can be overly complicated at times, there is not another solution out there that can do what it does. To get the same functionality you would need numerous disparate tools to match the amount of functionality Salesforce has. Having it all aggregated on one platform makes the complicated parts far more bearable
    John Cupoli | 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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 8.5
    Based on 91 answers
    Compared to the Salesforce Classic layout, the Lightning Experience is very user-friendly. Customize your top navigation bar to include quick links to your most frequently used records, objects, or reports. There are free online courses from Salesforce called "Trail Heads" to help new users get acquainted with the CRM. As a whole, it's a well-designed and user-friendly website. All is well, and there have been no problems so far.
    Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Podio

    Podio 8.0
    Based on 8 answers
    I have not experienced any down time
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.8
    Based on 54 answers
    Salesforce is always available securely from any internet-capable device anywhere in the world, UNLESS you choose to set security measures so that ONLY trusted IP ranges may access the system at certain times of the day. It's all about choice and flexibility with Salesforce products.
    Kyle Dugger | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Podio

    Podio 8.0
    Based on 4 answers
    It works all the time and if I have a question, support get back to me ASAP
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.0
    Based on 36 answers
    Salesforce performance in general is excellent. "The cloud infrastructure beneath Force.com has been fine-tuned over the past 10 years. It powers nearly 100,000+ businesses running more than 185,000 applications that 3 million users count on every day."
    Points per Salesforce -
    1) Multitenant kernel - With a multitenant platform, each business that uses the app doesn’t have its own copy. Instead, all businesses share a single copy and then customize it for their specific needs.
    2) ISO 27001 certified security - You can’t compromise when it comes to enterprise-level security. Force.com is road-tested and trusted by nearly 100,000+ companies, including many of the world’s most security-conscious organizations, such as banks and health care providers.
    3) Proven reliability - All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years.
    4) Proven, real-time scalability - Force.com is used by many of the world's largest enterprises, including Cisco, Japan Post Network, and Symantec. Applications can automatically scale from a few users to millions of page views, as needed.
    5) Real-time query optimizer - You need fast access to your data. The Force.com query optimizer delivers under 300ms response time, at a massive scale.
    6) Real-time transparent system status - You can always see real-time system performance, availability, and security information at trust.salesforce.com.
    7) Real-time upgrades - Unlike traditional software platforms, our upgrades never break your customizations, code, or integrations. We upgrade the platform for you 3 to 4 times each year. As a result, you’re always on the latest version, with access to the latest features, performance, and security enhancements.
    8) Real-time sandbox environments - With a single click, you can create copies of your applications, configuration, and data in separate environments for development, testing, and training.
    9) Three global production data centers and disaster recovery - Force.com runs on three geographically dispersed, mirrored data centers with built-in replication, disaster recovery, a redundant network backbone, and no single points of failure
    Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Podio

    Podio 7.0
    Based on 10 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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 8.0
    Based on 118 answers
    Account managers are awesome for the most part but change every year. So just as they are getting to know your business they usually switch accounts. We have premier success now which gives us 24/7 access to support, which has been helpful as we deal with integration issues with APIs and across Salesforce products.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Podio

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 7.9
    Based on 11 answers
    I attended two training sessions. I would rate them a 4 as an advanced user. It was very basic – great for someone new – would give 8+ for new person.

    I had 3 years of experience at the time. I skipped basic and went onto advanced and still not helpful. A lot of it was best practices that didn’t feel relevant for our business
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Podio

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.1
    Based on 15 answers
    I have gone through multiple. The content that’s delivered is quite basic – I wish they had more advanced training.

    We are grandfathered into premium support plus training. We get unlimited access to instructor led and online training for free. We have taken advantage of this
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Podio

    Podio 7.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Could of got more help sooner and mapped out structure after the 1st month. Future planning
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.4
    Based on 32 answers
    Just from an organizational standpoint - we standardized our data prior to moving to Salesforce. But we essentially standardized it wrong. That's created a big disgusting mess for us know that I'll have to deal with as the Admin. Be sure you think through use cases prior to doing something like that - seek outside opinions on how the data will work best, especially depending on what else you're going to integrate with Salesforce.
    Anonymous | 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

    Salesforce

    When evaluating a CRM solution for our company we had a fairly simple decision process. We had to decide to buy vs build an internal solution - which we found for the cost Salesforce would save from development / IT perspective and provide a more robust solution. The closest out of the box competitor we looked at was the Microsoft Dynamics CRM product -and again, we found Salesforce to be a more robust / cost effective solution.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Podio

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.1
    Based on 10 answers
    The contract process was arduous. Some of that was because of the purchasing issues with our university, but as mentioned previously, we got a quote for a package and then they also recommended add-on fees. These were things we did not end up going with because we had budgeted based on the originally quoted amount. This has slowed down our implementation phase and meant we were paying for two CRM software for longer than I would have liked.
    Anonymous | 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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I've worked with Salesforce since 2001 in companies ranging from 4 to hundreds of sales people and the system has been able to scale and perhaps more importantly expand (functionally) to the needs of larger organizations. In fact in my previous company, as a provider of a solution that integrated with Salesforce, we had customers that had thousands of sales people using Salesforce.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Professional Services

    Podio

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.3
    Based on 8 answers
    Using Salesforce.com has made my daily routines more efficient and simplified the manual tasks I had to perform independently. I can now access data from any device, online or offline, and provide better guidance to my team about the forecasts provided by the built-in artificial intelligence (AI). A chat with a Salesforce support specialist would be great. The knowledge base has a community forum where Salesforce users can ask questions and learn more about the product.
    Aononna Tazin | 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

    Salesforce

    • Companies that either hire consulting expertise or have in-house experts will benefit the most. It can be a powerful tool. Manage it correctly and there will be great benefits.
    • Conversely, if companies don't implement Salesforce.com with a plan, there will be frustration and small if any ROI realized.
    Quentin Goin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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