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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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Socialcast has been a great tool for FactSet. I would recommend it to any firm looking for an easy-to-use tool to centralize communication and collaborate on a global scale.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Podio
8.4
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
Task Management
Podio
9.7
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7
Resource Management
Podio
7.1
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Gantt Charts
Podio
7.1
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.0
Scheduling
Podio
6.3
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.3
Workflow Automation
Podio
8.1
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.0
Team Collaboration
Podio
9.8
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Support for Agile Methodology
Podio
9.2
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Podio
8.3
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Document Management
Podio
8.6
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Email integration
Podio
9.2
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Mobile Access
Podio
8.2
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
3.8
Timesheet Tracking
Podio
8.2
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Change request and Case Management
Podio
8.5
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Budget and Expense Management
Podio
9.4
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Search
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.0
Visual planning tools
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
3.4

Professional Services Automation

Podio
8.8
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Quotes/estimates
Podio
8.8
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Invoicing
Podio
8.7
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Project & financial reporting
Podio
8.3
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
Integration with accounting software
Podio
9.2
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Communication

Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.5
Chat
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.7
Notifications
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.2
Discussions
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.1
Surveys
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
8.7
Internal knowledgebase
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.9

File Sharing & Management

Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.7
Versioning
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
2.1
Video files
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Audio files
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Document collaboration
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
6.7
Access control
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.2
Advanced security features
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.8
Integrates with Google Drive
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
5.0
Device sync
Podio
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
4.0

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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

  • Socialcast has an exceptional user experience. With very few idiosyncrasies, it works well on every platform I've tried.
  • The platform has such a high level of ease of use, it becomes somewhat addicting.
  • Social analytics are superb.
  • The platform is highly intuitive and requires zero training or coaching in order for network members to become productive with it.
  • It's extremely reliable. Only once in 4 years, was the product not available, and that was only for about a half-hour. In that half-hour, we realized how dependent we were on it. (Very.)
  • The multi-device and deployment options are excellent. On-premise, Private Cloud, and Multi-tenant SaaS all available.
  • The mobile apps for iPhone, tablets, and Android render well with a beautiful UI/UX. The desktop AIR app is equally highly usable.
Susan Scrupski | 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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

  • The software is a little bit pricey because it is charged by user/month and depending on the deployment method.
  • For companies with a lot of workers the price can increase significantly.
  • The mobile app usability and notifications are poor. Need to be improved.
  • If there were more administrative features available the product would be improved
Vinicius Lima | 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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Beyond the value FactSet derives from using the platform, Socialcast (the firm) has been a good partner to FactSet. We've experienced very little downtime with the service and they have been responsive and fair with enhancement requests and questions
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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The UX is its best feature
Susan Scrupski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Podio

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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
Susan Scrupski | 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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
Susan Scrupski | 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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Socialcast is great for collaboration & light project management, but anything complex doesn't work well.

Using it as an email notification curator works nice for us.
Richard Bird | 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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

  • Definitely more organized project management and team collaboration.
  • Efficiency in carrying out tasks.
  • Creates a spirit of collaboration and friendliness among colleagues.
Elizabeth Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Podio

General

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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Podio
7.9
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Podio
9.1
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.1

Usability

Podio
6.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Podio
8.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Performance

Podio
8.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Support Rating

Podio
7.2
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)
9.0

Implementation Rating

Podio
7.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Scalability

Podio
10.0
VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

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