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Score 8.4 out of 100

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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

Slack

I don't know a better remote collaboration platform, and I've tried many. Slack works perfect for giving the feeling that you and your co-workers or teammates are in the same time and space, unlike some de facto office applications in my opinion. This for example is shown in how much better the response times are on Slack with our team than any other application. The main problem is that for some users, starting to use Slack seems to be too challenging and difficult
Janne Mikola | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Podio
8.6
Slack
8.2
Task Management
Podio
9.2
Slack
8.0
Resource Management
Podio
7.8
Slack
Gantt Charts
Podio
7.7
Slack
7.8
Scheduling
Podio
7.6
Slack
8.0
Workflow Automation
Podio
8.4
Slack
7.6
Team Collaboration
Podio
9.1
Slack
Support for Agile Methodology
Podio
8.9
Slack
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Podio
8.9
Slack
Document Management
Podio
8.4
Slack
Email integration
Podio
9.0
Slack
Mobile Access
Podio
8.7
Slack
9.3
Timesheet Tracking
Podio
8.4
Slack
Change request and Case Management
Podio
8.6
Slack
Budget and Expense Management
Podio
8.8
Slack
Search
Podio
Slack
8.4
Visual planning tools
Podio
Slack
8.2

Professional Services Automation

Podio
8.7
Slack
Quotes/estimates
Podio
8.9
Slack
Invoicing
Podio
8.8
Slack
Project & financial reporting
Podio
8.2
Slack
Integration with accounting software
Podio
8.9
Slack

Communication

Podio
Slack
8.7
Chat
Podio
Slack
9.6
Notifications
Podio
Slack
9.1
Discussions
Podio
Slack
9.2
Surveys
Podio
Slack
8.0
Internal knowledgebase
Podio
Slack
7.8
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Podio
Slack
8.6
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Podio
Slack
9.2
Integrates with Outlook
Podio
Slack
8.5

File Sharing & Management

Podio
Slack
8.5
Versioning
Podio
Slack
8.2
Video files
Podio
Slack
8.6
Audio files
Podio
Slack
8.6
Document collaboration
Podio
Slack
8.1
Access control
Podio
Slack
8.5
Advanced security features
Podio
Slack
8.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Podio
Slack
8.9
Device sync
Podio
Slack
8.8

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

Slack

  • The communication channels have an excellent notification system. Notifications in Slack are one of the things that make it a very beneficial software, because I can be attentive to any movement of the chat channels, also, I can know when I am being mentioned in any of the channels.
  • The transfer of images is completely effective, it does not diminish the quality of the images that are transferred through the chat channels.
  • The application for mobile devices is very complete, I have general access to all the chats that exist within my company, in addition, I also have the ability to reply to messages from this application.
  • The communication channels can be accessed by any employee of any sector, this facilitates the communication of the various sectors and achieves that all sectors can share information between them.
Jessica Alvarez | 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

Slack

  • The main problem we have in Slack is that conversations sometimes get out of control and there is no way to regulate this, there is no configuration that controls the amount of messages or the general volume of messages that can be in a channel, which causes our employees to have long topics of conversation that disrupt productivity. I would like to be able to regulate this with some Slack configuration.
  • Slack's search system is one of the features that doesn't work successfully. This search system has a long delay when I insert a word in the search, it takes a long time to perform the search, in addition, it does not show all the results of the searched word, it only shows the most outstanding and most recent results.
Sasha Brito | 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

Slack

Slack 9.8
Based on 11 answers
Slack works incredibly well and allows our whole remote-first company to work together from all around the World. The flexibility, ease of use and scalability of the solution means that we can continue to grow and make use of the team with a minimum of effort. I can see no obvious reasons why we would migrate to a different tool other than perhaps cost, but whatever savings would disappear in migration/setup time and the initial productivity loss.
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

Slack

Slack 8.7
Based on 26 answers
Everything just works. I think the navigation and usability is quite intuitive. I have never had to look up any information or google how to use a feature of Slack (both in the desktop form and on the mobile app). I've never heard any complaints from our other employees either. I have been asked to remind people how to set up reminders, ironically. Although that itself is really simple too (you type "/remind" and then the reminder details).
Joshua Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Podio

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

Slack

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

Slack

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

Slack

Slack 8.1
Based on 128 answers
I've never had to contact support for Slack which is a great testament to its ease and use. Adding people outside of the organization takes a little getting used to, but ultimately allows for greater collaboration between FTE and contractors. There is no clear alternative to this software, so it's the best we can do for now.
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

Slack

Slack 10.0
Based on 4 answers
It always helps if you communicate to everyone in the organization how important it is to drop whatever other chat tools they are using and jump quickly to Slack. They will all fall in love with it.
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

Slack

Slack is widely used in IT organizations. It gives return values of we had [invested] in it. It provides most of [the] features which need in [the] organization like file sharing, chatting, etc. It has many app integration[s] for task management, meeting schedules, etc. UI is not modern but it is easy to use for any employees.
Kenil Vavaliya | 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

Slack

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

Slack

  • Slack has helped us to embody one of our company's highest principles, "Care for each other like family, but act like a high-performing team." Because the majority of our employees are remote, Slack has been utterly vital in helping to foster camaraderie in our smaller teams.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Podio

General

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

Podio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Slack

General

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

Slack Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$8.001
Plus$15.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

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