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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

Salesforce

[Salesforce.com] is well suited for creating campaigns, tracking clicks, cutting the sales cycle and automating the whole marketing process. Salesforce provides a full view of the customer, such as communication history, activity history, social mentions and so much more using contact management. It may not be appropriate for small businesses because of its price.
Daniel Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

Sales Force Automation

Podio
Salesforce
7.5
Customer data management / contact management
Podio
Salesforce
8.2
Workflow management
Podio
Salesforce
7.4
Territory management
Podio
Salesforce
7.3
Opportunity management
Podio
Salesforce
7.9
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Podio
Salesforce
7.0
Contract management
Podio
Salesforce
7.2
Quote & order management
Podio
Salesforce
7.3
Interaction tracking
Podio
Salesforce
7.7
Channel / partner relationship management
Podio
Salesforce
7.4

Customer Service & Support

Podio
Salesforce
8.5
Case management
Podio
Salesforce
9.0
Call center management
Podio
Salesforce
8.4
Help desk management
Podio
Salesforce
8.3

Marketing Automation

Podio
Salesforce
7.6
Lead management
Podio
Salesforce
7.7
Email marketing
Podio
Salesforce
7.5

CRM Project Management

Podio
Salesforce
7.2
Task management
Podio
Salesforce
7.1
Billing and invoicing management
Podio
Salesforce
6.7
Reporting
Podio
Salesforce
7.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Podio
Salesforce
8.0
Forecasting
Podio
Salesforce
7.8
Pipeline visualization
Podio
Salesforce
8.1
Customizable reports
Podio
Salesforce
8.2

Customization

Podio
Salesforce
7.6
Custom fields
Podio
Salesforce
8.0
Custom objects
Podio
Salesforce
7.5
Scripting environment
Podio
Salesforce
7.2
API for custom integration
Podio
Salesforce
7.7

Security

Podio
Salesforce
8.2
Single sign-on capability
Podio
Salesforce
8.1
Role-based user permissions
Podio
Salesforce
8.3

Social CRM

Podio
Salesforce
6.9
Social data
Podio
Salesforce
6.9
Social engagement
Podio
Salesforce
6.9

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Podio
Salesforce
7.3
Marketing automation
Podio
Salesforce
7.3
Compensation management
Podio
Salesforce
7.3

Platform

Podio
Salesforce
7.3
Mobile access
Podio
Salesforce
7.3

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

  • Reporting. The reporting functions are valuable to see how particular accounts have done over time, to see how reps are tracking to goal, and to see how reps compare to other reps in the organization.
  • Analytics. There are a variety of tools that management can use to determine how individual reps are performing and how the entire sales organization is tracking to goal, and how that compares to previous years.
  • Customization. Field can be customized to help an organization create a CRM that is tailored to their particular industry and company.
Jason Carlage | 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

  • When you close SF and open it the next day it tends to open old cases (tabs). You'll end up with tab overload if you don't put time into closing old ones.
  • If you start a case and don't have all the required fields completed, you'll lose it all if you try saving it too soon.
Ben Johnson | 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

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 48 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 7.4
Based on 55 answers
While not the most robust software available for tracking and following up with leads, the UI is fairly straight forward and you know right away what you are getting and how to interact with it. While some initial training is required, it is still simple enough for most users to interact with it on a daily basis without feeling burdensome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Podio

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

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.8
Based on 27 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 2 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 18 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 7.2
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

Salesforce

Salesforce 6.9
Based on 51 answers
The Professional version relies on its community and its documentation. No chat support, no phone support. And I think for 70+ USD/ user/ month, there should be some of those options available. Finding an answer in the community is not always easy to do. I had to go with a Salesforce developer or administrator to find answers that I think I should be able to find with support.
Sebastian Pereira | 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 1 answer
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 16 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

The biggest advantage with Salesforce is likely the biggest detractor as well. It is largely a blank slate. The system is not customized to any one business or industry out of the box. You have to design everything - which is great if you are looking for a highly customized system, but very difficult for small or even medium sized firms without help from a 3rd party. We developed everything 100% in house. It has been quite a learning curve, but ultimately we preferred this method to farming out the work.
Jeff Fralick | 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

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

  • ROI is most noticeable when you are able to consolidate disparate legacy systems and move all of their data from a local data center up to the cloud. You end up saving a ton of money that no longer needs to be spent on hardware, software, maintenance, IT, etc.
  • The recurring licensing model is not ideal when it comes to ROI impact, as the long term expenditure will be significant. However, the hidden cost savings that it brings due to a smoother running business is not something that should be ignored.
  • One of the main benefits is collaboration. The platform represents a "single source of truth" that can greatly enhance collaboration and data consolidation. This will impact ROI in ways immeasurable but there can be no doubt that the effects are there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Podio

General

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

Podio Editions & Modules

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Salesforce

General

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

Salesforce Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials$25.001
Professional$100.001
Enterprise$175.001
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