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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

Skype for Business

I never used [Skype for Business] when it was formerly Lync so I don't know what improvements have been made. But as it stands now, it is well suited for online video conference meetings where everyone participating has good, high-speed internet access and a quality webcam and microphone. When all of these areas are met, the meetings seem to run smooth.
Randy Palmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Podio
Skype for Business
7.5
High quality audio
Podio
Skype for Business
8.0
High quality video
Podio
Skype for Business
7.9
Low bandwidth requirements
Podio
Skype for Business
7.0
Mobile support
Podio
Skype for Business
7.2

Screen Sharing

Podio
Skype for Business
7.6
Desktop sharing
Podio
Skype for Business
8.0
Whiteboards
Podio
Skype for Business
7.3

Online Meetings / Events

Podio
Skype for Business
7.7
Calendar integration
Podio
Skype for Business
8.2
Meeting initiation
Podio
Skype for Business
8.2
Integrates with social media
Podio
Skype for Business
6.7
Record meetings / events
Podio
Skype for Business
7.5
Slideshows
Podio
Skype for Business
7.7

Online Events Collaboration

Podio
Skype for Business
7.6
Live chat
Podio
Skype for Business
8.4
Audience polling
Podio
Skype for Business
7.1
Q&A
Podio
Skype for Business
7.3

Online Events Security

Podio
Skype for Business
7.6
User authentication
Podio
Skype for Business
7.8
Participant roles & permissions
Podio
Skype for Business
7.6
Confidential attendee list
Podio
Skype for Business
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

Skype for Business

  • It is stable enough to act functional 24/7, and callow instant messaging and communication at all times
  • It allows you to add different kinds of people to video conferences and phone calls without limits
  • The user-friendly interface design allows easy accessibility
Anonymous | 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

Skype for Business

  • Instant Messages are not persistent, have to enable Persistent Chat, which is not intuitive
  • Old messages are hard to search, as it is clunky to search for history in Outlook
  • Not many customization features for the client, such as theme, and organizing chat windows
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

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 9.0
Based on 7 answers
The software is simple to install and configure. It is rather simple to explain for correct use. It is possible to profile users for the different functions offered. It is integrated quite completely with Outlook and with Active Directory security. It performs all communication functions well with one or more interlocutors and the possibility of granting control of your computer is convenient.
Emiliano Monterubbianesi | 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

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 8.0
Based on 14 answers
Skype for Business is fairly user-friendly and has a good UI. It has strong audio and video conference call capabilities. It's easy to conduct meetings with various stakeholders across different locations and timezones. The chat and share a file or share my screen functions work seamlessly. If your company uses Office 365, then I would highly recommend it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Podio

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

Skype for Business

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

Skype for Business

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

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 8.0
Based on 78 answers
I have only had to reach out to the Support team at Skype for Business once with an issue, and I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the quickness and thoroughness of their response. The wait time was short and my question was dealt with politely and clearly, so I would say the support team has it together.
Sarah Bandy | 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

Skype for Business

Skype for Business 7.0
Based on 4 answers
Skpe for business is utilized company wide in regards to my company. Everyone not only uses it, but uses it often. It is an effective way of communicating. It also integrates very nicely with outlook and all conversation history is pushed to a folder within the outlook system. We also have it so that if someone misses a message, they are sent an email reminder saying that there is a message that went unread.
Greg Golding | 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

Skype for Business

As Skype for Business is most widely used all over the world it gives you access to connect you with people out of your organization. It's much faster than any other messengers. You can connect with your mobile phone with low speed of internet also. Other messengers [require] more space and bandwidth than skype.
Vrushali Raskar | 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

Skype for Business

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

Skype for Business

  • Skype for Business has mostly been used to communicate with other folks who request that we talk on Skype for Business.
  • It's helped us have more control over calls we host with folks with limited technical literacy.
  • Name brand familiarity has been helpful for getting other people onboard.
Samer Araabi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Podio

General

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

Skype for Business

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Podio
7.9
Skype for Business
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Podio
9.1
Skype for Business
9.0

Usability

Podio
6.0
Skype for Business
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Podio
8.0
Skype for Business

Performance

Podio
8.0
Skype for Business

Support Rating

Podio
7.2
Skype for Business
8.0

Implementation Rating

Podio
7.0
Skype for Business
7.0

Scalability

Podio
10.0
Skype for Business

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